how a three day cleanse gave me a major shift in perspective
On December 27th, 2017 I hopped on a three day juice cleanse. This one if you're wondering.
I didn't do it to lose weight or for some other narcissistic reason (not that there's anything wrong with occasional narcissism—do I look thin in this photo?). I did it for my sanity. Inside somewhere I felt broken, as hell.. like I wasn't me. So I sought out for some clarity by way of detox.
I feel compelled to mention that I ate, with no regret, three too many Krispy Kreme donuts on the night before my cleanse started. I was trying to go out with a bang. Also, so that if I felt tempted to cave on Day 1, I'd be taunted by all the damn sweets I consumed the night before and feel too guilty to mess up. In hindsight, I realize my logic was terrible but I'm comfortable in knowing everything played out exactly as it should have.
Anyway, here's what happened:
Day 1 : six juices and mad water.
I recorded this as the first day in a long time that I felt like my "normal" self.
I felt anxious, but productive (also something I hadn’t felt in a while).
My thoughts, all of a sudden, seemed clear.
To my surprise, I felt a deep and strong sense of optimism.
Maybe this juice cleanse wasn’t such a bad idea after all…
Day 2: hella juice, even more water.
My thoughts are clear.
Even in the midst of a fresh cycle, no cramps.
My mood is at an all time high, I'm upbeat and energetic.
I FEEL INSPIRED.
I am excited about life again.
Now this is different.
Day 3: ALL, THE, LIQUIDS.
Cramps are minimal, in fact super manageable.
I’m productive and nothing can stop me.
My discipline is at 100% with temptation at a minimum.
Clarity is in the air.
I’m, ironically, fueled all the way up!
I feel light.
This calls for an extra day.