My 10 day Master Cleanse is complete. I feel lighter, more buoyant, generally cleaner in spirit and mind. For a while there, I was so bogged down I was stuttering my way through the day. *NOT* a good way to build a rep with your new boss, let me tell you. The experience is interesting because today was the first time in a very long time that I awoke with a truly clear head. I hadn't realized just how fuzzy my thinking had become in the past year. The combined stress, lack of physical activity, and general suck-i-tude I have adopted regarding Phoenix have left their mark. Not to overstate it, but I really do feel like I took a load off and returned to my essential self. My tummy has never been so flat, either! I think I dropped about 10 pounds in total, probably half of this was water weight, 1/4 cleaning out the gunk, and 1/4 fat/muscle loss. Now the trick is to maintain!
My metabolism has slowed, I am sure, so I have to keep up the physical activity to actually stay this way or else I'm sure I'll gain it all back plus a little extra for good measure. Today was a good day, being the first day back on a somewhat regular diet. For about 6 months I have been edging my way down the vegetarian road and I am now a little bit closer.
I am still planning on a grocery bag challenge, since I think it's an easy - and fun - way to implement additional eco-friendly habits to one's lifestyle. More updates on this later. For now, I am off to kick-boxing class!