Friday, February 10, 2012

Dreaming With a Broken Heart

I'm on the final stretch... 4 and a half days down, 1 to go! Tomorrow at midnight I'll finish my 6 day juice cleanse. I plan on baking homemade cinnamon rolls :)

This week has been a huge test of discipline for me. I don't like finishing things that aren't fun. I am a quitter by nature (or by nurture, but that's debateable). All week I've been whining. Thanks to my tweeps for not unfollowing me! So far everyone has been so encouraging, and I so appreciate that. Thank you!

Anywho, while I've been whining, I've also been dreaming of food. Stuff like this:

pesto very favorite kind. YUM!

My most favorite Skinny Taste recipe

More pasta. Yes it's my favorite.

Welp, I signed up for a half marathon last winter and I didn't train well and ended up being told by a cardiologist I shouldn't run it. So I didn't. I still regret giving up and not training better and I think about that as a failure all the time.

Last night I almost gave up on this cleanse. I was SO hungry and I did not want any more fruits or vegetables. (They're starting to make me nauseous I've had so many!) So I decided this will be my half marathon. I am going to finish, and finish strong.

Until next time my friends... I'll be dreaming of all this delicious food!!

Have you ever done a cleanse? How did you feel afterwards?


Lauren said...

Wahoo! You can do this!!!! Super excited for you to finish this - and be able to eat whatever you want. I wouldn't be surprised though if after the first day or two you really crave more healthy foods.

Meg {henninglove} said...

totally saw that spinach penne dish and planning on making it next week, how funny!! and cinnamon rolls are my favorite. you can do it one last day girl!! you are amazing for making it through a whole week

Ash said...

yay!!! girl you are so close to being done! and i'm so proud of you for signing up to do this with us (: i think you will definitely notice the way your body starts to react to normal food.. and, hopefully, your body screams at your for healthy choices! (: i'm eating food today, although, so far... i've only had a smoothie (: i'm addicted.. GREAT JOB ALDY!!! so proud of you!

Britt said...

Each entree looks better than the next. I have never done a cleanse before, but way to go!

Ruthie Hart said...

you have to tell us all about how you feel and if it was worth it afterward! I dont know how you are doing it crazy girl!

Natalie said...

You can do it! I just found your blog through #FF (:

Anna Elder said...

You are so strong for doing this! Seriously. This is so much harder than a marathon!! I'm anxious to hear a full report once you're finished.

And! If you ever want to train for a marathon you should! There are so many apps available now that make it so much easier. I used to run 25 miles a week until I was diagnosed with a rare condition in my shins and now can't run at all. I miss it very much so I always encourage people to do it.

Erin said...

I am in awe of you!! I just don't know how you are doing this!!!

Katie said...

good for you! One time I did that cabbage soup diet/cleanse. It was unbelievably challenging but I did it and it was more of a discipline challenge for me than a health benefit I think - as most of those cleanses are temporary fixes. I am impressed with you! And you deserve a delicious meal after that!

Jamie said...

I am SO in awe of you, your determination, and your strength this week! You did it!!!! I'm so proud of you and I know your body must feel amazing right now. Can you just make a couple more cinnamon rolls for me now???? I still need to get the strength to do this, maybe once I start feeling better.
You're an inspiration!

McKenzie King said...

i wish i had the drive to try a juice cleanse and actually stick with it. you are my inspiration! but hoorah, you are almost done and then you can stuff yourself full of seen above.

Kasey Lynne said...

Pesto pasta is my absolute favorite as well! I'm sure my fiance gets sick of all the pasta I make for dinner ;)'re determination and discipline for this cleanse is SO inspiring! And you did it! That's a hard thing to do when you're a "quitter by nature". I'm the same way! Me and endurance/will power are not friends hahaha
But good job girl! I hope you treated yourself to LOTS of goodies after you finished this weekend :)