When I mentioned on Facebook having finally received my shipment just in the nick of time for my tooth to act up, an online friend and Beachbody Coach suggested I take the opportunity to do the Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse. It sounds a bit alarming, but it's not like the drastic cleansing diets you've seen on Oprah. I agreed wholeheartedly that now is the best time and it will give me a jump start that I long for and seem to always require.
Here's how my next three days will look per my darling coach:
- 3 shakes per day made with water and ice (no milk or juice)
- 2 apples as snacks -- he said bananas would be fine since I need softer food, but apples are optimal
- Salad (mixed greens) with balsamic vinegarette and 4 oz. chicken breast no skin for dinner
- Make water the only beverage. Plenty of it, too.
- No caffeine, sodas, etc.
Hopping up on the scale I most certainly do not like what it had to say. Hopefully I won't be losing your attention by giving updates on my progress. Stick with me for I need your support. It'll be nice when the EA Sports Active thigh strap isn't screaming out in agony due to the pressure it is under. The girthiness of my thighs will soon diminish. Aren't you totally excited for me?
By the way, my dentist is just going to keep a close eye on the tooth that's bothersome. After taking x-rays, he did a little tweaking on the bite of the crown and advised me to take 800 mg Ibuprofen for a couple days. I was so relieved that it's not abscessed. Those doggone jelly beans really gave my jaw a run for it's money and now I have swelling. A root canal is inevitable, but not immediate.
There you have it. Welcome to day one of my three day cleanse.