We did it! We survived a weekend away without cheating on our cleanse!
I’m not gonna lie to you — it was REALLY, REALLY weird to be at a concert and not drink. It was also really difficult to be around great friends in a city that was absolutely bursting at the seams over the Seahawks playoff game — and not drink and eat everything in sight during the game. But we managed to get through it.
Honestly, if Paul wasn’t on the cleanse with me, I would’ve caved for sure. It was really helpful to have him by my side. Also, didn’t hurt that my friend Megan is a very clean eater already — so all the food she made us was cleanse friendly.
At this point, we’re three weeks into the cleanse and have another three to go. I feel like it’s sort of a way of life at this point. So many of you have reached out to me privately to let me know that you too have done a similar cleanse as part of an allergy elimination experiment. What we’re doing is more or less the same thing. We’ll add back foods slowly and see how we feel.
For me in particular, this cleanse has been great because chemo really does a number on your organs — your liver in particular. I feel like eating clean is rebooting my insides!
OK — so the here are the deets: I’ve lost about 6.5 pounds so far. I have a lot more energy than I used to. I’m able to go to the gym everyday (yes, I even went to the gym while we were in Seattle) for about an hour and forty five minutes. I run errands, go to PT, cook etc. — and then I’m wiped for the rest of the day. In all, I can eek out about 6, good, productive hours before I crash. Hoping to see that time lengthen as we continue the back half of the cleanse.
OH! Final report for you — my heart rate, while exercising, has come down a bit in the past week. Yay! Cardio that used to put me at 170, is now steadily in the mid to high 150’s.
All of this hard work is starting to pay off!
PS – the JT concert was amazing. It was also so wonderful to get to hang with Josh, Megan, Jess and Katie. I made a mindful choice to be in the moment and experience our trip rather than crazily documenting everything through the camera lens on my iphone. So you won’t see any pictures in this post. Sorry….