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Cleanse recap
Well. I did it. I successfully completed the  Clean Cleanse  21 day program. And it was amazing. I have to admit, now that I’ve been off of it for one week now, I kind of miss it.  I experimented with the shakes, found my favorite ones - “cinnamon rolls for breakfast” anyone?!? -  and kicked my sugar habit. Seriously. I can’t begin to rave enough about this cleanse.  
 The first few days were tough, I’m not going to lie, but once I got past day 3, it was easy. The hardest part for me was when I had friends who invited me to happy hour or a party and I had to drink water. That wasn’t hard, it was the fact that I had to explain why I was only drinking water. Then the conversation would turn to why I was doing this, what I hoped to gain, that I was plain crazy to do this. You get the idea. But I stuck to it.  I felt too good not to.  For the first time in a long time, I actually felt good. 
 The cleanse had the following effects on me: 
   Sleep. I haven’t had a decent sleep in I don’t know how long. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and lay staring at the ceiling for sometimes two hours- for no reason. Now, I’m sleeping soundly and waking up refreshed.  
  Energy. It was typical for me to hit a major energy slump in the middle of the day. My team at work can tell you how I hit the candy bowl hard around 3. EVERY DAY!  But on the cleanse, I didn’t need anything. I had stable energy the whole day  
  Glowing skin. Friends noticed and commented. I didn’t have dry, flaky spots. Just clean, clear skin.  
  Clear head. I think and focus better. Prior to cleansing, there were times when I couldn’t focus or concentrate to save my life. Really, it was getting annoying. Now that’s gone.  
  Leaner. I didn’t weigh myself at the beginning, but my clothes are looser and I feel lighter. Who doesn’t like that?  
   I could go on and on- you’d think they paid me to say this (I wish!). Bottom line, I loved this cleanse. I’ve even been trying to get my parents to do it. If you want to get your eating habits back in line, make a change in your diet or just get yourself healthy, try this  cleanse . You won’t be sorry.  
  *Clean program did not supply any of their products to me. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Well. I did it. I successfully completed the Clean Cleanse 21 day program. And it was amazing. I have to admit, now that I’ve been off of it for one week now, I kind of miss it.  I experimented with the shakes, found my favorite ones - “cinnamon rolls for breakfast” anyone?!? -  and kicked my sugar habit. Seriously. I can’t begin to rave enough about this cleanse. 

The first few days were tough, I’m not going to lie, but once I got past day 3, it was easy. The hardest part for me was when I had friends who invited me to happy hour or a party and I had to drink water. That wasn’t hard, it was the fact that I had to explain why I was only drinking water. Then the conversation would turn to why I was doing this, what I hoped to gain, that I was plain crazy to do this. You get the idea. But I stuck to it.  I felt too good not to.  For the first time in a long time, I actually felt good.

The cleanse had the following effects on me:

  1. Sleep. I haven’t had a decent sleep in I don’t know how long. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and lay staring at the ceiling for sometimes two hours- for no reason. Now, I’m sleeping soundly and waking up refreshed.
  2. Energy. It was typical for me to hit a major energy slump in the middle of the day. My team at work can tell you how I hit the candy bowl hard around 3. EVERY DAY!  But on the cleanse, I didn’t need anything. I had stable energy the whole day
  3. Glowing skin. Friends noticed and commented. I didn’t have dry, flaky spots. Just clean, clear skin.
  4. Clear head. I think and focus better. Prior to cleansing, there were times when I couldn’t focus or concentrate to save my life. Really, it was getting annoying. Now that’s gone.
  5. Leaner. I didn’t weigh myself at the beginning, but my clothes are looser and I feel lighter. Who doesn’t like that?

I could go on and on- you’d think they paid me to say this (I wish!). Bottom line, I loved this cleanse. I’ve even been trying to get my parents to do it. If you want to get your eating habits back in line, make a change in your diet or just get yourself healthy, try this cleanse. You won’t be sorry.

*Clean program did not supply any of their products to me. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Mixed berry smoothie
Day 2 and this is my life for the next 20 days. Two smoothies a day with a clean meal sandwiched in the middle for lunch. Am I hungry? Nope! With smoothies like pumpkin pie, malted “milk” shake,  and peach/apple cobbler I’m getting my fill. Clean has an amazing online community that has support rooms, recipes, “coaches”, journaling areas, you name it. They’ve provided everything you need to support you through your cleanse and beyond. 
  So how am I doing today? Definitely feeling it. I started to get sluggish around 5:30 and if I weren’t typing this right now, I think I would be passed out in bed. Overall, I’d say I’m still feeling good- minus the slight headache. I’m sure that’s the sugar withdrawl. I already feel lighter, but this isn’t about losing weight, it’s about getting back to clean eating and detoxing my body of all the crap I’ve indulged in for the past 3 months.     
  The only thing I’m finding somewhat difficult right now is making my lunch. Because I am cooking a clean meal and want it to be of substance (it is my only “meal” of the day), I tend to cook when I get home from work, which makes me want to eat that instead of the smoothie I also make when I get home. Not good. I’m hoping this will go away after the next few days.   
  The key to success with the cleanse as well as post cleanse is planning. You need to have fresh ingredients on hand at all times. Whipping something up is easy when you have the right food. I’m convinced this is one of the main reasons I veered from my otherwise healthy diet. Lack of planning and consistent grocery shopping will lead to bad decisions and laziness. Hopefully this will get me back on track with that as well.  
 See ya tomorrow! 
 xx Erin

Day 2 and this is my life for the next 20 days. Two smoothies a day with a clean meal sandwiched in the middle for lunch. Am I hungry? Nope! With smoothies like pumpkin pie, malted “milk” shake,  and peach/apple cobbler I’m getting my fill. Clean has an amazing online community that has support rooms, recipes, “coaches”, journaling areas, you name it. They’ve provided everything you need to support you through your cleanse and beyond.

So how am I doing today? Definitely feeling it. I started to get sluggish around 5:30 and if I weren’t typing this right now, I think I would be passed out in bed. Overall, I’d say I’m still feeling good- minus the slight headache. I’m sure that’s the sugar withdrawl. I already feel lighter, but this isn’t about losing weight, it’s about getting back to clean eating and detoxing my body of all the crap I’ve indulged in for the past 3 months. 

The only thing I’m finding somewhat difficult right now is making my lunch. Because I am cooking a clean meal and want it to be of substance (it is my only “meal” of the day), I tend to cook when I get home from work, which makes me want to eat that instead of the smoothie I also make when I get home. Not good. I’m hoping this will go away after the next few days.

The key to success with the cleanse as well as post cleanse is planning. You need to have fresh ingredients on hand at all times. Whipping something up is easy when you have the right food. I’m convinced this is one of the main reasons I veered from my otherwise healthy diet. Lack of planning and consistent grocery shopping will lead to bad decisions and laziness. Hopefully this will get me back on track with that as well.

See ya tomorrow!

xx Erin