So, the first day came and I did as I was instructed. Ate Kitchari and Ghee. Yuck! Kathy tried really hard at this point to come with me on this journey but she caved. I got a severe headache that first day as well but I lived with it and continued on.
Day two came and the headache was gone thanks to the herb Triphala. Although my headache was finally gone I now had a bigger problem - throbbing pain throughout the backs of my legs. This throbbing was due to the toxins being purged through my body. OUCH! The throbbing continued for 3 days. I succumbed to advil and tylenol. Thank goodness I had otherwise I would not have slept. Consequently I slept very well.
I also kept up the oil routine of lubing the joints and massaging the ama (toxins) down to your finger tips and ankles. I loved the oil treatments I gave myself every day.
I simplified life a bit by not watching as much TV, radio, or involvement in conversations that were not that important. Simplicity is nice and keeps me focused. I did get a lot of work done this week.
I didn't get to do all my workouts but that was to be expected. I have EXTREMELY low energy for almost the entire time. On the forth day my engergy returned somewhat but not enough to have a fantastically fast swim.
Before my cleanse I had been eating quite well. However in the days leading up to the cleanse I had indulged in sugar, ice cream, candy and bad food. Anything I fancied. It was fun. I got it out of my system. It was holloween. I put on a pound.
Today I weighed myself and I lost a solid 3 pounds. My weight is 123. I love it. Especially since I'm going to Aruba in two weeks.
I have do not have a problem getting up in the morning very early and not having coffee. I did this twice and ran and swam on both of those days. My goal is to be able to rise at 5:am and not feel tired later on.
My entire goal list:
- Maintain weight by eating more healthy foods. (Soups, Salads, and foods according to my constitution)
- Stay on Tea for as long as possible then only migrate to decaf is need be.
- Keep coffee consumption to 1 cup per day when I do go back to caffeine.
- Keep alcohol to a bare minimum. Some weeks avoid altogether.
- Keep sugary foods down to a bare minimum.
- Eat only when hungry except before a long workout.