So it's Day 5 and I am still waiting for those dreaded detox symptoms everyone keeps talking about. I honestly feel fantastic. It's pure madness! My mind and body are exploding with energy and I still feel satisfied and have experienced very little hunger. Yesterday I thought I was starting to experience some symptoms, but they only lasted about 20 minutes. Around 8:00 pm I felt a little "head foggy" and as though my sinuses were starting to clog up, but it was very brief and I soon went back to feeling my usual self.
I suppose it's nice to know that my body isn't experiencing a sudden shock with this juice cleanse, but at the same time I am really excited to reach the actual cleansing phase. I have to keep reminding myself to remain patient and simply enjoy the process.
I do know that something is at work though. I participated in my first meditation practice yesterday for 30 minutes and was very aware of the vibrations within my body. It was almost as though my cells were doing a little dance inside me. Very cool :-) At one point though, I started to feel incredibly nauseous. I'm not sure why, but I'm going to chalk it up to current stress (still waiting to hear about my car) and feeling very uncomfortable allowing myself to just "be in the moment". My brain kept wandering off: thinking about all the things I should be doing instead of "sitting around," so I frequently needed to reel myself back in.
I should note that meditation is not an easy practice and I realized yesterday that I have regressed a little because I haven't been doing it regularly. My new commitment to being mindful and in the present has certainly been a good one. I believe daily meditation and returning to yoga in a few months will be very beneficial. I would love to start yoga now, but with the extreme home renovations going on and my car situation being up in the air, I don't think it's wise to add any additional activities to my schedule. I don't
want to risk stressing myself out when it isn't necessary. Hum, perhaps I could start incorporating daily stretching to my meditation practice.......that might be a good middle ground. I will keep you posted. :-)
Besides that, I don't think I have much more to report. I feel good and I haven't had any cravings in the past 24 hours. I only drank 3 juices yesterday. I find this odd because I believed I would be drinking more juice as the cleanse went on - not less! I had my first juice around 8:00 am and then nothing until close to 2:00 pm. Waiting so long was not intentional, but I was pleasantly occupied during the day so I simply lost track of time. I would have to say it was the most intense hunger feeling I have had since starting the cleanse. It felt very urgent; as though I need to consume something "right then and there". Even stranger? After only drinking about 200 ml of juice, I was fine. It actually took me the better part of an hour to finish it. Weird!
I do wish I had more exciting things to talk about today, but the last 24 hours have been pretty uneventful. I don't even have a few "mental bantering" stories to share with you because "Miss.Ego" appears to be on vacation. I'm happy with this though. As far as I'm concerned, she can stay there! LOL
So that's it for today! If you have any specific questions for me about the cleanse, please leave a comment below. I promise to respond quickly. :-)
Also, if you would like some specific information about juicing itself, I would be happy to send you links to some excellent resources ( either websites, documentaries or books) that discuss how to juice and the benefits of juicing at length.
Happy Victoria Day :-)
My name is Carmen Lisa MacPherson and I'm a self proclaimed humanitarian, wellness advocate and wannabe super hero.