Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Isagenix Cleanse: Day 1

I thought if I added a swirly straw to the shake, it would make it more "fun"

In an effort to not be one of those people who look the same after pregnancy as they do in the ninth month, I thought I'd kick-start my post-pregnancy weight loss with the Isagenix cleanse.  It's supposed to rid the body of it's toxins and, wow, I have a lot of those floating around.  I think the system will be working the hardest to eradicate the Wendy's cheeseburgers that I chose to consume often during those last few months.

I predict that the most difficult things to abandon during the next 11 days will be the caffeine (No pick-me-up?  How will I survive?) and the alcohol (Mama likes a glass of wine at the end of the day).

The plusses are that I will be promoting a healthy lifestyle (blah, blah, blah...) and I don't have to think about dinner for almost 2 weeks (because I don't get any.  Boo).

Anyway, I thought I would document the process a bit for y'all. So here it goes...

Last Week

The package arrived containing all the “materials.”  We actually purchased the 30-day supply for the two of us to each do the 9-day program (my husband, very sweetly, agreed to do it with me for support).  It was very overwhelming, but I sat down and mapped out all our meals, then went to the grocery store and purchased the items we would need during the cleanse.

Today, February 15
Pre-Cleanse Day

We decided to begin the process after Valentine's day.  I indulged on the days leading up to this on chocolates, cookies, and cheese, figuring that I might as well fill up on toxins and impurities before purging them out of my system.

I woke up at 4:15 because I couldn't sleep (I must have been EXCITED! Insert sarcasm), but “breakfast” wasn't until 7, so I tried to keep busy.

I needed to weigh myself and take many measurements so I can be assured that it worked.  Kylt said that I shouldn't measure myself over sweats, but I just figured it would make my results more dramatic at the end of this whole thing.

When I finally got the chance to consume my morning meal, it consisted of

  • A natural accelerator pill
  • a couple ounces of a berry drink
  • a chocolate shake


A few things: The horse pill better “accelerate” my weight loss (we'll see about that one), the drink (I'll call it berry-inspired, rather than flavored) was so gross that I could barely get it down (I think Kyle's exact words were, "Oh my God, it tastes like - and then some expletive that I'm not going to repeat here), but the shake was good (How can you go wrong with a chocolate shake?).

At 9 am I got to have a snack.  I opted for a couple (6, actually) almonds.  And water.  It is now 9:30 and I'm starving.  We'll see how the rest of the day goes.

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