I survived

15 Jan

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(one of my favorite pressed juicery flavors on the cleanse)

Raise your glasses! It’s time for a celebration! I survived a three-day juice cleanse! YAHOOOOO. If you can’t tell, I feel pretty damn accomplished. The first day was pretty miserable. The coffee withdrawal headache was no joke and my stomach growled deep within. I spent most of the day either shooting Brian dirty looks for eating (pizza, no less!), sleeping or complaining. I was not a happy camper. But, I didn’t break down and eat. I stayed on course and drank my six juices on schedule. Every time I thought I couldn’t possibly do it for three days I would simplify it and think…just get through the next hour. I took it step by step. The highlight of the day was juice 6- it’s an almond, date, vanilla bean, sea salt & filtered water bottle of heaven.

The second day I woke up feeling more energetic and decided to go to a 9am hot yoga class with Rachel & Sophie. It wasn’t my best idea. Note to self: When on a three-day juice cleanse avoid strenuous activities such as a yoga class in a 120 degree room. I felt as if I was going to pass out. I actually think I had an out-of-body experience. When I got back home, I curled up in a ball on the couch, in my sweaty yoga clothes and sipped on juice for a few hours. Around 1pm Brian and I decided to go to the movies and it was a fabulous distraction from my hunger. I spent two glorious hours in a dark room immersed in Argo. Then I spent the next four hours at home immersed in the Golden Globes. Then I went to bed. Avoidance was key.

The third day I woke up feeling really good. Of course, still hungry- I mean I hadn’t eaten in over two days for christ sakes! But I finally felt what everyone had been talking about. I felt energetic, light and clear! Oh, and my skin- never looked better.  It looked so hydrated and the tone so even. Better than a 200 dollar facial. The rest of the day was smooth sailing. I felt alive! That was until 6pm when all I could think about was grilled salmon, sautéed veggies and buttery chardonnay. I could almost taste it! I was so close though, so I cracked open an almond date juice and hid from Brian when he ate dinner.

All in all, I am totally a fan of juice cleanses. Yes, they are difficult. But, the juices from Pressed Juicery are fabulous and I feel like a million bucks today. So clean! It was the perfect thing to try during my month of health.

2013, just you wait, I feel unstoppable.

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“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
Jim Rohn

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11 Responses to “I survived”

  1. Lauren January 15, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Congrats!! I could use a juice cleanse myself. Usually though instead of doing only juice I do this self-designed 3 day cleanse which I find a little easier to stick to. ~Lauren
    http://sisterdisco.com/2012/05/29/inside-out/

    • katemcclafferty January 16, 2013 at 7:40 am #

      Thanks for the support! I like the sound of your cleanse- all juice is a bit extreme:)

  2. cravesadventure January 15, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Way to Go!!! I do a hot water lemon drink in the mornings and probably the closest I will ever come to a cleanse – ha! Happy Tuesday:)

  3. Crystal January 15, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Sooooo imPRESSED! Hahahhaha – love puns. For reals though. You’ve inspired me!

  4. sarahannnoel January 15, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Good for you!
    That quote is perfect.

  5. rachel January 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    woot woot! amazing girl!!!!!!! so proud of you! Juice cleansing is NOT the easiest thing! xoxo

    • katemcclafferty January 16, 2013 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks sweetness! You were my juicing inspiration! 🙂

  6. Erin Haslag (@WELLinLA) January 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Next girl date – you come to my house and I teach you how to make your own nut milk. It’s so insanely easy and you will LOVE it way more than anything you can buy in the store! Good work surviving the cleanse. I think I would need to be removed from all people in order to go all juice… haha! xx!

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