After much internal struggle, I have decided to come back to my roots, and MC again. I’ve toyed with a few other cleanses over the past few months in an attempt to cleanse not only my body, but my mind and spirit as well, but none of them have satisfied. I thought that I could make it through the summer without the companionship of maple syrup & lemons, but I was wrong. As much as I’m already dreading the idea of 14 SWF’s [I’ve decided to go to 2 weeks, as the longest that I’ve gone thus far is 12 days], I can’t wait to experience the mental clarity, boundless energy, and lightness that I always encounter. I’ve really needed a break from the emotional and cultural stigmas that I’ve allowed food to place on my person as well, and I know that the MC couldn’t come at a better time for me. Looking back over the 50+ posts from my previous MC’s, I see that I always go into it under the claims that this is it: no more cheating, no more late night binges for me. While I would like to believe in my own self-will, I’ve come to terms with the reality that I am indeed human. I will fail again. No matter how great I may feel 2 weeks from now, palatable mistakes are inevitable. What I’ve become a great advocate for is moderation and self-control. I do plan on adopting a 75% raw/vegan diet when all this is said and done, but when—not if, but when—I screw up, I just need to get back on the horse instead of shoving a boot up its backside and sending it running in the opposite direction. I’m more than over the hold that I’ve allowed food to place on my life. This Master Cleanse is only the beginning of permanent changes that I plan to make, fumble, reach for, and repeat.
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so here i am at day 10 and feeling fabulous.
what a great feeling to have gotten down my LAST SWF of this cleanse.
and i just finished my last cup of smooth move tea—i won’t be missing that stuff.
i managed another 50 minutes of speed walking/running today, and it felt great.
i can really tell that i’m ready to be done, though. the SWF produced no solids—none whatsoever—and my appetite is definitely picking up.
i already went the organic health food store that i work at & purchased my juice for tomorrow and some of friday.
i can’t even describe how excited i am to sip on some of that orange/mango juice.
here’s to another cleanse completed!
and here’s to all of you MC’s. keep up the good work and stick in there, you won’t regret it at all.
p.s. i’ll post within the next few days to update on my post-cleanse progress.
today was another good day.
my energy has been awesome these past few days, and i was even able to work in a 3 mile run today. also, my hunger has been pretty much non-existent, until usually late in the evening when i drink lots of water and take my tea, which puts that to rest.
i can’t wait for my last SWF of this cleanse tomorrow morning.
just one more day and i’m on to juice.
doesn’t seem substantial [probably because it’s not] but i feel like i’m about to chow down on a 3 course meal. so exciting!
keep up the good work, everyone!