So it's 11.30am on my first day of the Urban Remedy cleanse. I prepared well last night with a really good 65 minute session at the gym and 8 hours sleep. I woke up before the alarm this morning, which is very rare. I feel the cold awfully when I'm sleeping so I had the heater on timer during the night, on and off so it allowed me to sleep without shivering (and yes I sleep in long sleeved PJ's under a doona and an extra blanket).
I got into work at about 8am this morning and had a big mug of warm water with lemon juice. I usually have this anyway, so no big dramas.
At 9am I began to regret my decision to do this detox. Everyone was having their morning coffee and I wanted one too, even though I don't drink coffee! And I really craved a muffin too! I took my first juice into a meeting and yes everyone was looking at like a lunatic because I was drinking a juice made from celery, lettuce, silverbeet, and cucumber.... I am not a picky eater but goodness me, I hate cucumber, it's the only thing I refuse to eat! And this juice tasted like CUCUMBER. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. But me, the princess, sucked it up and sipped it in big gulps in about 30 minutes ignoring the taste and listening attentively to the presentation.
The meeting was wrapped up and they served morning tea - meat pies, sausage rolls and ricotta and spinach quiches... I hightailed it outta there and went on a sneaky trip to the Scanlan & Theodore VIP sale instead, and yes, I did buy something lil for myself =o))
Upon my return to the office I actually felt thirsty!?!?! So I drank a big mug of filtered water. Now I am sipping my second juice (there are 6 a day!) but this one is fantastic! Pineapple, apple and mint. It's something that i would juice myself! There's only a handful of girls in the office here (hello finance), so I really hope the boys don't invite me out for lunch with them today, to Nando's or something equally delicious. Lucky I'm buried in work and don't have time to leave the office....
So far so good! I know there are detox sceptics out there, but I know when I do lent I feel so much better for it (and I still eat a lot of pasta and bread). I'm sure the break for the digestive system will help me feel better.