Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day 1 of Juice Cleanse!

I am starting my juice cleanse this morning and I am VERY excited about it. Now there are a number of reasons for wanting to do this but the biggest contributing factor is the side effects I am having with MSM. I recently started taking this supplement and am having a difficult adjustment period. Side effects vary for everyone but for myself, I am experiencing HEAVY bloating, digestive discomfort and water weight gain. I discussed my digestive issues in a previous post and after some thought, I realized it was the new addition of a supplement that was causing my discomfort.

So here we are at day one and I started my morning off with juicing a 1/2 pineapple, 2 cups spinach and 2 pears. The pineapple is a good source of vitamin C which is said to help with MSM absorbing. I take my MSM supplement first thing in the morning so I thought that would be a good juice to start off the day!
As I am writing this I am thinking I am going to go for another juice already! I have never had a really easy time with fast's so it is really going to take ALOT of discipline to get through these next couple days!
I'll continue at the end of my day........


I have had a decent day.  I have only juiced 4 times today and I am not sure what it is, but I am craving more fruits than I am vegetables. Needless to say I never got around to making my second green juice. I was rather busy running around doing some errands so my mind was preoccupied which was nice. Overall though, I feel extremely tired and cranky. I have a pretty big headache coming on so I decided to make no attempt at going to the gym. My energy is simply not there.

I hear so many stories of how people feel amazing after their juices and I think I have yet to get there!? I woke up relatively late today and I am already ready to crawl back into bed with my favorite "Office" box set!  I believe I may be pushing a detox on my body rather quickly. While I was already eating a raw diet, I did just recently incorporate a new supplement (MSM, which helps with detox in and of itself) and a new bathing regimen (Body Brushing, yet ANOTHER form of detoxification). Overall, I feel I am putting my body through a boot camp!

I am hoping that tomorrow brings a slightly easier day thats filled with a little less fatigue, a little less grogginess, and a little less cranky pants.... for my boyfriends sake :)  If my energy levels permit it, I would like to make it to the gym in the morning while I am still refreshed and ready to go.

Til tomorrow!