What I love best about a cleanse such as this is it helps me get health supportive activities back to being a regular part of my day. The above photo I took bright and early this morning on my bicycle ride by Lake Ontario. And yes, I do live right downtown Toronto. This amazing view is just a 20 minute ride from my home.
With the good things about a cleanse, also come the challenging. With every cleanse type diet I have ever done. 5:00pm seems to be the witching hour. The time when my mind like to play these tricks on my will power. The games goes something like this.
Mind: " You are so tired. You have a bit of head ache. It would probably go away if you just ate something."
Will: "But I have already had two smoothies and its about time for dinner. If I can just get down the last one of the day, I'll be good to coast through the evening on tea".
Mind: "You have a fridge full of amazing fresh produce. Imagine the wondrous things you could cook up."
Will: "But I am one of 94 participants. I can't let the group down! I know that I can get through this."
Mind: "You're suffering. What's the point? Why are you putting yourself through this?"
Will: " Because its awesome for me, for my health. It tests my strength, my confidence, my self-control, my stamina, my commitment and my determination".
Mind: "Fine... you win this time. But I'll be back".
And so it goes. So what I say to you is this- keep at it. Your determination might be waning but stick with it. You have likely realized this little detail that we all managed to skim over and that is that green smoothies to do not taste like vanilla milkshakes. They taste like liquid vegetables.
To temporarily distract you, here is my day in pictures. And I know I changed the order of activities around a little but I wanted to catch the sunrise.
Lemon juice + cayenne in water
Morning Sunrise- yes was ridiculously early.
Pre-shower skin brushing
In the rush of organizing I did just before my workshop began, I forgot to take a picture of my lunch smoothie. It was green and looked much like breakfast. I believe It has banana, strawberries, kale, dandelion greens, cucumber, celery, and bee pollen in it. How did it taste? Green.
In action... cooking up lotions and potions.
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