2 Week Juice Cleanse – Starting Out
Hello Everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous day! It’s Fri-YAY in my world.
For those of you who have frequented my site in the last little bit you probably noticed the link for a 2 week juice cleanse and noticed that nothing had been added to it.
I had this idea about a week ago to start a 2 week juice cleanse. So, I figured I should report on it to you as well.
A Little Bit of My Story
Just to fill you in on what has been happening that has brought me to this point.
I consider myself over weight (160lbs) at my highest. Weightloss has been my main goal for the last while. It has been more than a month that I have wanted to lose weight but, within the last month is when I have really applied myself.
A month ago I quit drinking all alcohol, I started going to yoga (daily) or working out, and I cut out all sugar and carbs – for the most part.
I have lost five pounds within that month. YAY! It’s so much more motivation once you see things happening.
Then, I got the idea to do a 2 week juice cleanse. Duh duh duhhhh..
What is The Cleanse?
Between diet plans, workout routines and cleanses there are SO many (too many) choices out there. I chose one that was natural and I could go and buy ingredients from the grocery store.
What you need:
- 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon Powder
- 1/2 Lemon or apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons of Natural Honey
- 250 mL of water
Pretty straightforward, hey? I like it because of how easy it is.
So, the rules are to have a glass in the morning and have a glass at night for two weeks consecutively. There was nothing on what you are allowed to eat or drink except that in the morning drink the juice and wait a half an hour before consuming anything else. Perfect right?
I tried it this past Tuesday.
I went to the grocery store on Monday grabbed a bunch of lemons and some organic apple cider vinegar – I already had cinnamon at home.
I made 8 batches in a big jug, figuring it would be easier to commit if it was premade – meal prep FTW?! I split the difference of lemon & apple cider vinegar into equal part.
I stirred up my potion and put it in the fridge for the next morning.
Woke up around my usual time with commitment in mind.
This is happening, I am doing this! Except I can’t drink my coffee right away – crap.
That didn’t matter so, I got a cup and filled it up. Now, I knew that it wasn’t going to be the greatest so I figured the quicker I could get it into my body the better.
Literally five minutes later I had to (poop) and my tummy was turning. I wasn’t what end it was going to come out of. It was not a good feeling. I (pooped) twice in an hour before leaving the house and it took about two hours for my tummy to settle.
Needless to say I did not drink any in the evening and I was planning on throwing out the whole mixture.
Instead, I waited – from the advice of my husband. A couple days later I noticed extra brain foggy at work and tried to asses if there were any differences I felt from drinking my potion on Tuesday.
Sure enough I did feel more clarity. I didn’t really feel like snacking throughout the day. Not because I couldn’t due to tummy issues but because I genuinely was not ‘snacky’.
Where Are You Going With This?
Even though the effects of the cleanse hit my body instantly and I wasn’t crazy about how it made me feel for the first two hours I am going to go through and complete this cleanse.
I know I sound crazy.
I am going to start it tomorrow though – the weekend – so I can give my body time to adjust (and time to be near a toilet without worrying about having to go to work).
Now that I know what to expect, it will be easier to follow through – I will also only be starting out with a half glass to adjust and I have three days off to get used to the effects on my body.
So, please follow along on this crazy cleanse I am about to embark on.
I promise to keep you updated on:
- my weight
- my consistency in taking the cleanse
- what is happening to my body (I will keep it PG)
- how it has affected my mind and body
- any exercise I have done in the day
FYI I hope to lose 25-30 lb’s before December 8th. I’m going to Mexico baby! Any pound lost is good for me though!
As always, please feel free to leave me any questions or comments about this cleanse.
I plan to update every couple days with a daily update included in the post.