I am officially half way there!
How exciting! I can hardly believe that I have made it this far; it seems like I blinked and a whole week went by.
I feel OUTSTANDING and incredibly light and healthy. Since I’ve completed 50% of my challenge I thought it would be fun to hop on the scale and see what physical changes have occurred. When I started this journey, I had planned to focus mainly on the various changes that would occur on a more conscious level because I anticipated having a lot of difficulties changing my habits and my thoughts towards food. I am pleasantly surprised to find out that after Day 2, I haven’t had any difficulties staying motivated and sticking to the juice cleanse. I believe it’s mostly due to the fact that my body and mind have been so nourished with ample vitamins and minerals that my body is no longer craving unhealthy food to fill the void. It is incredibly refreshing and very eye opening. It’s also motivates me in my decision to continue with a diet full of primarily fruits and vegetables. Everyone is different, so I certainly can’t say that anyone else would have the same experience, but this past week has really shown me what my body needs and craves on a daily basis to be healthy and happy…..PRODUCE! LOL
So on to the physical changes……
Over the past 7 days I have lost 6 lbs. This is more than I anticipated, but based on my baggy dress pants; I’m not really surprised. LOL I have also noticed a HUGE improvement in my skin. No blemishes, no dark circle under my eyes and the majority of the splotchy redness has gone away. I normally would never leave the house without make-up, but now I feel as though I could definitely bare it all without feeling self conscious (at least now when I go to the beach I won’t be worried about getting my head wet LOL).
I’ve also noticed way more definition in my arms, legs and abdominal muscles. I wasn’t overweight to begin with, but it’s amazing to see how much difference a little layer of fat can actually make. YUCK! I am really pleased to see my muscles again and this is very encouraging to stay on course and ensure I transition into a plant-based lifestyle after this cleanse is over.
I am really excited about the next phase; however I am trying to keep myself grounded by reminding myself to enjoy the here and now. This cleanse has been a wonderful experience and I’m sure the next 7 days will prove to be just as rewarding.
My name is Carmen Lisa MacPherson and I'm a self proclaimed humanitarian, wellness advocate and wannabe super hero.