The final push!
The end of our juice cleanse is near and it’s time to start thinking about next steps.
Let’s talk about that for a second…
If you’re really craving a cheeseburger and fries or a nice cheesy, gooey pizza right now… get that out of your head right now.
Ignoring the fact that we don’t want to undo all the amazing progress you’ve made, transitioning off of a juice cleanse is no an “On-Off” switch.
You’ve got to easy back into it.
A little broth or some yogurt. Maybe even some soft fruit (though you probably don’t want to think about fruit right now).
Think about the worst day of this week so far….
If you start crushing groceries first thing in the morning, you’re going to feel that bad – times ten.
You’ve given your stomach and parts of your digestive system most of the week off. You’ve got to ease them back in.
Your time will come again…
Don’t run a great race then run smack into a brick wall after you cross the finish line.
Day 6 Recap
This was one of those days that makes me feel like I could juice for much longer periods of time.
Energy was great.
Did yoga with my daughter in the morning.
The juice tasted good today.
It was a welcomed surprise considering Day 6 was the day I crashed and burned last time I tried to get through a full week.
Weekends are tough when the whole family is around.
It’s tough pulling up at the family dinner table to a glass of juice.
But… again… it’s a week!
You can do anything for a week.
What Am I Drinking?
Working through the last of the fruits and vegetables that I’ve purchased for the week.
Though I considered it, and I may still have some juice each day, I am transitioning off the juice cleanse starting tomorrow.
Going into base training for my next marathon, I need to start getting my summer diet right.
Juice Cleanse Reminders
I can’t stress enough how important it is to finish well.
Keep pounding that water.
If you take nothing else away from this juice cleanse, develop a relationship with water as a regular part of your routine.
It’s the great cleanser, no matter what you’re eating.
Be prepared for tomorrow morning.
Have some broth or something light available to you in the morning.
Just like during the week, trust your body.
It may take five or six days to get back to feeling like you can eat normal amounts again (Note my use of the word normal when speaking of amounts… not YOUR normal… normal!).
Your take away from this experience will depend greatly on how you finish.
What are your next steps?
Disclaimer (Because I have to…): I’m not a Doctor. I don’t pretend to be a Doctor. I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express. If you want to join us for the juice cleanse, know that you are doing it 100% of your own decision and will. Any information that I share is based solely on my own personal experience and not intended to be conveyed as medical knowledge. In other words, no lifeguard on duty… swim at your own risk.