Yes. The answer is yes it can be done. Although I suppose the real question is should it be done? That I’m not sure. I’ll tell you tomorrow, because right now, I’m taking it one day at a time.
Today’s PERSPIRATION INSPIRATION:
I know I’m a little late with regards to bathing suit season, but we’re taking a late summer vacation.
That’s right, y’all. After 11 months of hiding out under t-shirts and velour pants, I’m baring my stomach and every other part of my body a bathing suit doesn’t cover during a family trip to the beach. Thank goodness we also have a pool at the house. I plan on going to the beach only for as long as I can suck it in, then returning to the privacy of our pool to let it all hang out.
So in light of our family trip that’s just around the corner (five days out to be exact), I randomly decided to do a quick detox sesh (per Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose) to shed anything lingering in my bowels.
Smarty me, right? Wrong.
Day one: carrot and romaine lettuce juice for breakfast, salad for lunch with baked zucchini on the side, an egg in between meals so I could survive my early evening run, and salad with zucchini on the side for dinner. Oh and I treated myself with a Granny Smith apple to finish up the night.
I mean it’s not horrible. I survived my four-miler. But I’ll tell you this, my feet haven’t felt that heavy in a long time. The good news is, it was a family affair. I pushed Aidan in the BOB, and O ran with Maddy. (Well they did more of a run-walk since she’s not quite acclimated to running distances yet. She’s still a little young, so we take it easy on her.)
I’m only wrapping up Day One, so I’ll have to give the detox it’s due time – if I can continue on this path and continue to train at the same time. But here’s my assessment so far:
The Good: Carrot and romaine lettuce juice makes you feel like energy is shooting through all of your muscles (in a nice, I-feel-vibrant kind of way). Your body thanks you. It’s better than a 5 hour energy and caffeine (yes, I remember a time when I consumed such products regularly). It was nice to find something that can provide that type of natural energy and not worry about getting the jitters or increased anxiety, etc.
Additionally, my migraine diet is pretty restrictive already. So it was an easy transition, quite honestly, in terms of what things to avoid and what things to eat.
The Bad: I like chicken. I’ve realized how much I like chicken today. I don’t do more than one egg a day because of my cholesterol issue, but I usually do one for lunch, and chicken for dinner. And when I don’t eat chicken, I eat steak. Of course, I try not to eat too much red meat, but my Turkish side of the family does enjoy it semi-regularly.
And another thing – before I knew yogurt and kefir were migraine triggers, those were my go-to breakfasts. Then I switched to gluten-free oatmeal (gluten is another potential trigger, although it’s still TBD as to whether it is for me). It didn’t taste like candy, but it was filling.
Bottom line here is, I never once felt sated today. But I keep telling myself it’s not a permanent life change, and I can manage it for a little while… And tomorrow, I get to have salmon with my salad!
The Ugly: I got really dizzy and had a minor freak out about it after lunch. So I had some salty chips for a quick fix solution. That’s when I committed to having the egg before my run.
Other than that, I’ll wake up tomorrow and have shed 10 lbs, right? RIGHT?
My sister did a leek detox once. I can’t eat leeks anymore because of the leek broth that sat in our fridge looking so terribly unappetizing. Have you ever detoxed? If so, how long was it? And what did your regimented meals consist of?