So, turns out I was really bad about daily posts about my cleanse.
Week 1 was interesting…Day 1 was a challenge. I had a dinner party for 14 people and still managed to stay away from gluten, dairy, soy, corn, peanuts and alcohol. Day 2 and 3 were great because I just continued with the empowerment I felt on day 1. Day 4 was fine until I had dinner at my aunt and uncles and it was taco night. avoided corn tortillas, sour cream and cheese; and of course the ice cold cerveza that presented me after a 2hr tennis match (that I by the way, so desperately wanted!), but then I found out the guac had sour cream in it. I could tell because I felt mucusy immediately after adding it to my food. I then found out the hamburger meet had a seasoning on it with gluten and soy.
I was a bit bummed because the reason I wanted to do this cleanse was to “give my body a break”. To clean out and feel amazing!
So, Monday and Tuesday night I really focused on being good again. Not allowing something small discourage me from my personal commitment to cleanse. Int he past, I would have wanted to make an excuse and say, “well, it’s already messed up, how about those chips and beer!?” But this cleanse has two purposes for me- a superficial purpose and a deep/spiritual purpose.
Wednesday night rolled around (Day 7) and I had coffee. I never have coffee so avoiding coffee is NOT part of MY cleanse, but I learned something really interesting. Coffee is toxic to my nervous system. I had literally two sips and was so wired that it sent my adrenals (stress glands) into overdrive. And that night, I had two glasses of wine without even thinking. I was on warp speed non-thinking, ungrounded, focused yet oddly robotic mode. Then I realized, I hadn’t eaten ALL day and alcohol is basically sugar and sugar on an empty stomach for me = cookie monster meaning without thinking because I’m still wired and acting somewhat impulsively from the two sips of coffee went out and bought a block of cheese, some gluten free crackers, chicken, rice and salad mixings. I crave more sugar (alcohol, dairy, carbs and chocolate) as well as fatty foods like nuts, cheese and meats to counteract the sugar high. What a learning experience!
So last night I broke the cleanse, but I learned SO much from it. So, today, I’m back on and I have gained awareness! And hopefully can use this new information for future decisions, habits, actions, ect! What have you learned?