Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I thought this was going to be hell

As I write this it's only 6:30 AM of day two of my Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse. But I've already worked out and had a green berry Shakeology drink as a post workout recovery supplement. Prior to working out I had two glasses of water. Additionally, I ate a banana. That's one of two snacks I'll have today.  I may regret not saving it for later. However, at the time I was feeling a tad squonky. Without any caffeine yesterday, I thought for certain I'd feel like hell by night fall and cheating (myself) by getting a Diet Coke.  Wrong. To my amazement and delight, I had no headache at all nor did I feel drained of energy or cheated in any way, shape or form.

What the hell!?

Back in 1993 when I found out that I was pregnant, I had been a pot o' coffee a day girl. A three cans of diet soda in addition to the coffee kind of girl.  I went cold turkey from caffeine and thought for certain I was going to die due to the withdrawl from addiction.  The migraines were unbearable and had me frightened that my inability to keep food down was hurting my baby.  The memory of that suffering has since kept me from ditching the habit.  I was assured by my Team Beachbody coach (John Hays) that the Shakeology would step up to the plate and give me the energy the caffeine gave me. I had to have faith.  I'd decided if I was going to do this I was going all the way without cheating.  Because in cheating the only one who pays is me. It's a vicious cycle that has repeated itself numerous times with me.  If I give in just a little, I slip all the way and end up back where I started.  Quickly there's a sense of defeat and failure. 

Three days. I can do it.

So, I felt really good and confident all day.  That is until coming home from work and settling into my normal habit -- I didn't succumb to it, but the thought of grabbing something to eat crossed my mind. When I work the later shift I tend to eat an early dinner. Then, arriving home after 9:00 PM, I'm rather hungry.  Water, water and more water. That's why I wanted the banana when I awoke this morning.  My body needed something other than water.

I want to mention that the organic mix of greens that I picked up yesterday are so yummy.  There's a touch of cilantro in it to give it a little bite. Far from ordinary salad, for sure. It's a great complement to the balsamic vinegar dressing and chicken.  Delicious and satisfying.

While I wrote this I drank my shake. Now, I'm ready for a shower. 

Jump starting my day might work for me. You'll be the first to know if it does.


  1. Good luck with it Riss! I'm excited to see how it works out for you!




  3. YAY!!!!!

    (my wv: imedipho What does it MEAN??)

  4. Hmmm those things are often questionable, Lydia.

    Thanks, Claudia; Cat; and Lydia for your support. It's the start of day three and I've lost 5 lbs. I should mention this is also major PMS days for me. When I usually bloat and gain and want to eat everything in sight, I am cleansing lol It seems a bad time, but I think the Shakeology shakes are giving me the nutrition so I feel less inclined to devour whatever food crosses my path.


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