Tomorrow I am starting the Forever Living Clean 9 cleanse, in a hope to kick start my fitness journey once again. Everything stalled over the summer, but with the kids going back to school and Spartan on the horizon, it’s time to take some action!
The program starts with two days of supplements and only “free” fruit and veggies, day three then adds in a 600 calorie evening meal. I have also signed up for an eight week yoga course (in the comfort of my own home, obviously) where you follow 5 classes a week for 8 weeks, along with a guided meditation. I’m hoping that these things will get me in the right frame of mind to progress my health and fitness, rather than stalling or giving up completely; as I have in the past.
First day of C9 went really well, no side effects, no energy dips. I did go to bed early, but I haven’t been sleeping well, so that’s nothing unusual. Did my second yoga session of the week, which was good, felt so relaxed when I’d finished.
I’m feeling really positive about the whole process.
Still feeling good, ate a little more today, but nothing bad. Again no side effects, energy dips or headaches. I can’t believe how good I’m feeling and that I’m not famished, I am looking forward to my meal tomorrow evening though. I get to add in a shake for breakfast as well, so have a feeling I may feel pretty full tomorrow 😊
Excited and nervous to weigh and measure in the morning.
Third yoga session was a fabulously relaxing hour of gentle stretching. Getting my “Om” on! I enjoy it so much.
Today I get to eat a meal! So excited!!
The plan is going well and today I got to weigh and measure for the first time since I started. Results are in and I’ve lot 4.5lb and 7.5cm. Pretty happy with that and measure again on day 6. For my meal I had chicken style pieces, quinoa, pepper, tomatoes, green beans and cucumber………..it was delicious!
Today saw me excited to go to the opening of the new Chickboxing gym and after to a rope climbing session with friends. I was interested to see how I would handle the workout without my usual food intake. At the chickbox I was roped into one of their new workouts; what a killer!
50 skips,50 kettlebell swings, 50 skips, 50 box jumps/step ups, 50 skips, 50 weighted lunges and 50 skips! Phew, sweat dripping off me, but I managed it with no rest!! I recovered quickly after some water and went on to 1 hour rope climbing lesson, again it was tough, but I got through it. I expected to be famished when I got home, but I really wasn’t, though I did have a hankering for a fake bacon and avocado sandwich. Worked out all the calories and Yay! I was able to eat it, even added in some free veggies to be sure that I wouldn’t get hungry.
5th yoga lesson of the week wasn’t so enjoyable, it involved resting in each pose for 5 minutes. Some poses were ok but others aggravated my arthritis and I wish I’d chosen the alternative class. Oh well, you live and learn.
Oh. My. Goodness. I can barely walk this morning! My legs and glutes are agony, so instead of the gym I took a brief walk to loosen up. The cleanse is still going well, though after yesterday’s exertions, I did wake up hungrier than usual; adding some raspberries into my shake helped. The rest of the day went well, energy levels are still good too ☺️
All going well, still. Weighed and measured this morning lost 2.5kg and 14cm!! I can’t believe it 😱 For so little effort, I’m seeing great results and feeling fantastic. People are commenting on how well I look, my skin feels amazing, even though I haven’t been doing anything to it.
Well, the last 3 days have gone the same as the rest of the program, nice and easy with no problems; I have even hit the gym a couple of times and been for a run.
Results and review
During the program I lost 3.4kg and 25.5cm in total. I’m surprised by how easy it was, no real effort involved, I didn’t feel hungry or deprived and my energy levels are incredible. I’m honestly surprised by the results and how good I feel, as I was sceptical when I began as to whether it would make any difference, or even if I’d be able to stick to it!!
But I did!! So now on to the next challenge, the Emily Skye F.I.T phase 1 program will begin on Monday.
Wish me luck! xxx