Happy Monday to you guys!! It is carnival season here in Louisiana which means I have today and tomorrow off 🙂
So am I celebrating with lots of booze, food, and king cake? Nope! At least not today. Today I am celebrating with veggies!!
I am still following the suggestions of the conscious cleanse, but I use admit I haven't followed it to the T the past two days. Don't get me wrong it is not difficult to do, but I decided to add a few things back yesterday! See its conscious 🙂
We had a birthday party to attend yesterday so I had a small piece of cake there. I didn't eat the thick icing on it, it was a small piece, and I gave part of it to my son so I do not feel bad about that choice. Last night I had taco salad which followed he guidelines except I had some millet in it and salsa. See one of he guidelines for the two weeks is that your choose a grain, meat, or other protein choice to go with your veggies, you aren't suppose to mix those three together. Also no nightshades are “allowed” so no tomatoes. What's a taco salad without salsa???
Well I felt so great this weekend that I decided to add them back. The cleanse has been great. Now I must say the first few days were rough without the caffeine, but I made it through! I woke up feeling awesome. I am sleeping better, feeling better, and ready to tackle workouts again.
Yep I have to admit that I didn't workout last week. For three days I had a constant headache, then less energy, then the weekend hit and the book suggests veggies only so no workouts just rest. But today I am ready to get back in the game 🙂
So I have decided to not follow the full two weeks completely. I am still going to follow some of it like warm lemon water first thing, no coffee, etc, but frankly I am tired of green smoothies every morning! Also I am sick of trying to figure out meals since fresh veggies are limited this time of year (no potatoes on cleanse), and it is carnival/valentines week so treats are a must!
I just really feel that since I am pretty healthy so what I have/am doing is sufficient. I plan to do this again in the spring/summer when veggies and fruits are abundant.
So give me your opinion on cleansing, how long, what to avoid, etc!