Sunday, September 26, 2010
Let the Cleanse Begin
So I finally decided on a cleanse. And you all thought I was going to flake out on the idea.
I´m going to do an intestinal cleanse a friend of mine recommended. That means I will be consuming Cateto rice and steamed veggies for 10 days. Oh yes, we´re talking breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 10 to 21 whole days. I´m putting 10 in my head because that seems far more feasible. If all goes well, maybe I´ll stretch it out...but I doubt it.
Why put myself through this, you ask. Actually, I´m not quite sure. If I really think about it, I don´t want to go through the coffee and sugar withdrawals. It´s scary to think about it. I´m cranky in the morning with my coffee and sugar. Just imagine how I will be, the first couple of days, without. I am not envious of my family.
And don´t even mention wine. My dear friend wine.
The real reason I want to do this is because it´s time to be healthier. It´s time to really see what my body can do. I used to live off of microwavable crap and feel great. Seriously, all through college, and a couple years afterward, my diet consisted of microwavable pizzas and instant pastas. I rarely ate fruit or veggies. Let´s not even get into the regular drinking.
But I was in my late teens and early 20s. You can pull off that kind of madness. I can´t anymore. I´m exhausted, I´m bloated, and I`m gassy. I know what you are thinking, sexy. Dead sexy. Shockingly, not so much. Flatulence is not foreplay people.
Anyway, my body is a smidgen older and needs a little more care. I figure, it´s like changing the oil in your car, only I`m doing it to my intestines.
Now the real issue with be not falling back into old habits. I´m a bit of a glutton. I love me some overindulgence.
Well, we´ll see what happens. Wish me luck!