Day 2: a little grumpy, Day 3: looking up

July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

I think yesterday my body knew something was up and I woke up in a bit of a bad mood knowing another day of Clean was in store. I was expecting a little rebellion despite my best attempts at a positive attitude. Funny enough I felt a little like a 2 year old where I was grumpy but I couldn’t really say why. I wasn’t really hungry surprisingly so it wasn’t that. I think my body just sensed something was afoot and might not be too happy about going off the gluttonous lifestyle it had become accustomed to. Where is my fresh roasted coffee in the morning? What happened to the homemade ice cream? Where did the refreshing glass of wine in the evening run off to?

I did the only thing I could do with a 2 year old version of myself on my hands. I distracted myself. First I went on a walk with a friend at lunch time and then in the late afternoon I went and swam my laps as I continue to work up to a mile. In the same way a child is appeased with a treat or toy, my body seemed to get in line with this whole thing by the end of the day. I felt pretty good!

Today I got my first taste of how I can still eat out with a friend and have a great meal. We went to Arabesque in Boulder which my friend Alicia turned me onto. They have an amazing chicken shawarma plate that minus bread and yogurt still fits with the Clean diet. I also had a delicious green iced tea. Who is this person eating so healthy?

I will be eating that chicken shawarma at least once a week from this point on. If not twice during the cleanse. Let’s hope my self-parenting tactics also hold up.

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