I’m sure you have all heard about the juice cleanse craz that all the cool kids are doing. Well, I decided to go ahead and jump on that band wagon. That’s right, I asked good ol’ Dr. Noodle (AKA Google) all about a one day cleanse. I came across this website, the complete idiot’s guide…sounds about right. I chatted with Holly about it, Jorge is big into juicing so we knew he would be excited about it.
Jake, Holly and I headed to Costco to purchase oodles of fresh fruits and veggies.
There's more, I just couldn't get it all in the shot.
Jake was going to participate but decided on the way to Costco that it wasn't really going to do him any good. My reason for doing said cleanse was to reset myself. I have had lots of horrible sugar cravings and Big Mac Attacks as of late and I wanted to flush all the bad out and start fresh. I thought a day full of vitamins and nutrients would do me good. It would set me up to start eating a bit cleaner. Jake had no intention on changing his eating habits so why bother. I think he actually changed his mind at least 15 times in about a 30 second time frame, if you think I'm kidding I'm NOT!
I woke up to this lovely message.
I drank my glass of
warm HOT lemon water, I burned my flipptiy flappin' tongue, and headed on down to the Garcia residence.
Juice numero uno consisted of carrots, red bell pepper, celery, romaine lettuce, the juice of one lemon and a Fuji apple. All I could taste was the bell pepper for.the.rest.of.the.day!!!
I had to suck down my juice quite quickly which made for a not happy tummy.
I was SUPER full when Holly texted beckoning me down to make my lunch time juice. I thought being that juice #2 was only grapes and strawberries that I would like it. 5 cups of grapes and 15 strawberries=not too great. It was way too sweet. I forced myself to drink about half of it but that was all I could handle. I would surely barf had I finished the thing. I put the remaining juice in the fridge thinking I would finish it later. Well friends, later never came.
I went to church even though I was VERY nauseous. It was the Primary program otherwise I would have stayed home. I decided I would stay until Kobe did his part and then I would leave. You know when your mouth gets all watery right before you throw up??? Gross, I know, but that was happening pretty much the whole hour I was at the church house. I thought I was going to lose it a few times. Thankfully, I made it through the first hour, just barely, then I zipped on home.
Holly texted me a little while later saying that she was home and had juice #3 ready for me. The mere thought of drinking one more ounce of juice made me sick. I sauntered down to her house and told her that I was DONE!
I felt like I had the stomach flu, I never threw up but man did I come close. I knew I would be spending most of the day in the bathroom but I did not sign up for the nausea. I wanted to be cleansed to an extent but this was taking things a little too far.
Out of four 32 ounce juices I made it through 1 and a half #FAIL. I guess it wasn’t really a fail because what I did drink definitely cleaned me out.
I ate some toast, oatmeal and a pear and that was that. I woke up feeling great! Will I do it again? The verdict is still out on that. Did it do what I wanted it to? I suppose it did and then some, colonoscopy anyone ;) Do I want to go home and have some juice? NO freaking way!! I’m glad I didn’t snatch up the Jack LaLanne juicer I was scoping out on KSL. Jorge has a Jack LaLanne Juicer which is what we used and it is AMAZING!
I will say that if you have any interest in doing a cleanse, do it the right way. Make your own juice with nothing added. There are lots of cleanses you can buy but doing it this way is cheaper and #awesomerawness!
Now I will make better choices when it comes to what I stuff in my pie hole. I will also be sure to order these right quick!! All those vitamins have made me so smart...obviously!
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