Day 1: Tuesday, January 8th
What I Miss: Coffee!!! Just the smell is driving me crazy.
How I felt waking up: Hoping I could get through the first day without feeling too deprived. I’ve been telling a few folks about my plan so if nothing else, they can keep me in check.
How I felt working out: No workout today….I felt extremely fatigue toward the end of the day and decided a trip to the grocery story was a better idea.
How I felt at the end of the day: TIRED and fuzzy.
Biggest Struggle of the Day: Going to the grocery store. I was quiet agitated with everything and everyone. I tried to stay on a path that I could avoid seeing anything that was not part of the detox. I’m not going to lie, I definitely gazed longingly at the cheese area and bakery selections. Overall I was able to get in and out with the following items:
- Brown Rice
- Barley (NOT part of the detox 😦 I’ve been looking at so many lists and didn’t realize it was part of the excluded food items)
- Beans, Beans, Beans of all kinds
- Green Pepper
- Sunflower seeds
Oh yes, this is gonna be exciting 😦
How I feel physically/emotionally:
- Anxious about the next 9 days
Day 2: Wednesday January 9th
What I miss: Coffee again
How I felt waking up: good, I enjoy the early bedtimes which leave me quite refreshed in the AM.
How I felt working out: Good, I did cardio and weights. Definitely can tell it wasn’t as intense as I normally would workout but overall it was a success.
How I felt at the end of the day: tired
Biggest Struggle of the Day: No coffee
How I feel physically/emotionally: not sure….I don’t feel that different than I normally do although I definitely feel more relax since were not rushing out to me people or go somewhere. So, not sure if I feel more relax because of the detox or because of the not having anything to rush out for.
Day 3: Thursday, January 10th
What I miss: Chocolate, really bad
How I felt waking up: Good, rested
How I felt working out: still a little fatigued…had to stop jump roping more than usual but was able to get through 40 minutes of cardio.
How I felt at the end of the day: Surprisingly I was wide awake and stayed up until 11ish. I like the relaxing feeling of just doing nothing.
Biggest Struggle of the Day: We had 2 tasting for Friday lunch and one was Italian…it took every ounce of self restraint to not eat even one noodle.
How I feel physically/emotionally: Good. Not great but good. I definitely need to increase my water intake which will most likely help with the headaches.
Day 4: Friday, January 11th
What I miss: Friday Lunch!!! I ate the broccoli and tomatoes and cucumbers (and a small bit of hummus) but again, feel unsatisfied.
How I felt waking up: Tired, I definitely shouldn’t have stayed up that late!
How I felt working out: no workout today
How I felt at the end of the day: tired and annoyed…Went to a work baby shower and sipped on a glass of wine for 3 hours. Even though I was surrounded by Mexican food, I only had a tiny bit of chicken and guacamole.
Biggest Struggle of the Day: Not eating all the delicious food.
How I feel physically/emotionally: physically I feel better, emotionally I feel not happy 😦
Day 5: Saturday, January 12th
What I miss: French Toast and Bacon
How I felt waking up: Rested…If feels good to wake up on a Saturday and not be hungover or exhausted
How I felt working out: No workout today
How I felt at the end of the day: tired….ready for some more sleep
Biggest Struggle of the Day: Not eating lunch with my brother and Britt – I rocked Jack to sleep while they were eating to avoid it…..Also, I had a roasted pecan from Xmas while Ryan was still sleeping. I feel bad but I need SUGAR
How I feel physically/emotionally: anti social…what’s the point of going out if you’re not gonna enjoy a cocktail or two. There I said it, that is my stance on drinking and socializing – they go hand in hand.
Day 6: Sunday, January 13th
What I miss: CHOCOLATE – I cheated, see below 🙂
How I felt waking up: RESTED – we slept until noon! Holly cow….and we went to bed relatively early. I mean if you can’t eat and drink, sleeping is the best way to pass the time.
How I felt working out: Cleaning the house. Although this does not constitute as a real workout, I definitely worked up a sweat.
How I felt at the end of the day: Anxious about how moody I’ve been….I realize that good food and a glass of red wine brings me A LOT of happiness and it’s going to be welcomed back into my life with open arms.
Biggest Struggle of the Day: Chocolate after dinner. I cheated and had 5 morsels of dark chocolate and it was heaven.
How I feel physically/emotionally: Physically I feel better, my stomach doesn’t feel over stuffed or crampy or anything it used to feel after a meal….emotionally I do not feel at peace and am just anxious all the time about how I can not wait to have a cup of coffee, a piece of toast and more damn dark chocolate.
Day 7: Monday, January 14th
What I miss: So far nothing!!!
How I felt waking up: Extremely rested and in the best mood I’ve been on a Monday in a long time.
How I felt working out: Great workout – I think my body is FINALLY getting used to working with what I am feeding it. I definitely am not back to doing a 100% intense workout but I feel like I’m definitely on the right path.
How I felt at the end of the day: Good, positive – this whole detox thing isn’t as hard as I thought
Biggest Struggle of the Day: Chocolate (I had 3 morsels of dark chocolate) – I know, cheater, cheater, cheater! I did tell Ryan though which some how made me feel better about the situation.
How I feel physically/emotionally: Happy, lighter, energetic, positive
Day 8: Tuesday, January 15th
What I miss: Again nothing!
How I felt waking up: Well all the energy from Monday carried over into the night time so I was up way past the time my ideal bed time so a a little tired this AM.
How I felt working out: Good, strong – jump roped like a maniac and was able to lift my pre-detox weights so that’s a win in my book 🙂
How I felt at the end of the day: COLD – not that this has anything to do with the detox but I feel really, really cold. It’s like the coldest week in Chicago this winter and I just want to snuggle up in a blanket and be lazy 🙂
Biggest Struggle of the Day: Deciding if I want to end the detox a day early…You mean I can wake up tomorrow morning and eat/drink anything I want. It’s a strange feeling. As much as I would have died to give up on day 3, I know feel like challenging myself to go further – crazy pants, I know.
Okay, I had 3 more morsels of dark chocolate today…..I decided it’s not cheating, it’s modifying and like my cooking/baking, modifying is what I do best 🙂
How I feel physically/emotionally: Great! Positive! Headed to be EARLY, like grandma early 🙂 Looking forward to how rested I feel in the AM.
Day 9: Wednesday, January 16th
Starting to introduce some non detox items into my diet….
What I miss: Nothing, because I decided to have coffee this morning and guess what! 3 sips and it was in the sink. I just wasn’t feeling it.
How I felt waking up: At 4AM!!! Going to bed early doesn’t always benefit you if you’re waking up early than you want to!!!
How I felt working out: No time for working out today, but took the stairs at work and walked to traffic court so that’s something right?
How I felt at the end of the day: Great! It was good to get out and socialize again. I had a glass of wine and half a turkey burger and didn’t even feel tempted to eat all the fries on my plate, I think I had about 5 🙂 I felt satisfied and know that this is going to be a positive change in my diet going forward.
Biggest Struggle of the Day: Deciding what to introduce back into my diet
How I feel physically/emotionally: Good/Good 🙂
Day 10: Thursday, January 17th
What I miss: Not that much… I definitely think it is getting easier to not miss those things I once thought I “needed” to have – sugar being one of them.
How I felt waking up: Good!
How I felt working out: Strong
How I felt at the end of the day: Lighter
Biggest Struggle of the Day: knowing that I am going to MN and probably won’t get to eat as much fruits/vegetables as I would like
How I feel physically/emotionally: Good!