Since I knew that I was going to start this “juice” cleanse on Sunday, I made sure to have a little bit of fun on Saturday.
I was too lazy to dress up but all my friends did and they cracked me up!!! Leslie (pictured above) was a piñata while her husband dressed up as a Mexican who had the piñata stick. She even made her own costume! The lunatics pictured below (Brendan, Javier & Ben) dressed up as the guys from Semi-pro. Good times.
Sunday I started what was supposed to be a 5 day “juice” cleanse that I bought from A Choice for Life. I use quotations for the word juice because it was more like a tea cleanse. It was awful.
Each day is supposed to look a little something like this:
Breakfast: Protein shake (provided), tea (also provided), fruit, juice, water
Lunch: Fruit, juice, water
Dinner: Tea, fruit, juice, water
I only lasted for 2 days (you’ll see why below) and for dinner, I instead had tilapia and spinach. I lost FOUR POUNDS IN TWO DAYS! The upside was that I really was NEVER hungry and I actually had energy…BUT, let me tell you why it wasn’t worth it:
1) This “juice” cleanse was a total scam (in my opinion). All they give you is the tea and the protein (which, you make in advance and it sits in your fridge for 5 days, GROSS!!!!). You have to buy all the fruit and juice yourself.
2) Speaking of the fruit and juice, do you understand how much SUGAR and CARBS they want you to consume? I mean seriously?!?!? Most “real” juice cleanses are made up of a healthy mixture of fruits and veggies. Not this one!
3) THE TEA. That tea was like HUMAN DRANO. I am not even kidding when I tell you that I had diarrhea 5 times per day!!! Since I work in an office where all the women on the entire floor share a 4 stall bathroom, this was less than ideal. It’s no wonder I lost so much weight in such a short period of time! On a side note, I also had a very hard time staying hydrated due to aforementioned diarrhea.
I followed up this cleanse with the Look Better Naked 2 Day cleanse which you can get for free off of the Women’s Health Magazine Website (here: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/fast-diet). This one is actually pretty good since it involves lots of lean proteins and veggies.
Even though I had energy, consuming so few calories had me very weary about doing any hardcore workouts (which I usually LOVE). So, because of this weird week, here’s what my workouts looked/will be like:
Sunday: NOTHING, sat on the couch and ogled my husband’s real food
Monday: 1 mile on the treadmill (pathetic) + strength training – legs
Tuesday: NOTHING AGAIN (coming from someone who works out 5x/week, this is just terrible).
Wednesday: NOTHING AGAIN (are we seeing a pattern here?)
Thursday: 3.7 mile run
Friday: Yoga! I was a first-timer 🙂
Saturday: 5.6 miles outside.
Sunday: TBD (fitness class?)
My sister-in-law and her friend are Chicago for the weekend so that should be fun!
Have I ever told you guys how much I love these little fellas?
Has anyone else done a disaster cleanse?