A few days delayed due to fighting off a virus but here are my results from my 3-day plant-based cleanse that I finished up on Wednesday 😬
I debated sharing these photos since I felt so disappointed in how I felt (heavy, bloated, tired, unfocused) after my trip down to Peru, but I'm happy with my progress! I'm down almost 6 lbs- I’m thinking a lot of it was water weight from travel and eating too much salt on my trip - but as you can see I started off with some belly bloat that has finally gone down.
This cleanse is NOT a permanent solution. This is designed to kick-start healthy habits and to help with getting back on track. Does that mean I won't indulge at all on my next trip over Thanksgiving? No, but after the last 3 days of hard work (mostly mentally) I know I will make better choices to keep things balanced and in moderation moving forward 🍷🌭🥑🧀🥖 This cleanse has also helped me work on my mindset. When it comes to food, I've struggled with emotional eating. Eating when I'm stressed or bored is especially something I am trying to get under control. Getting through moments over the last few days where I wanted to give up (like when the boys ordered pizza and had Chilcanos during the Peru v. NZ game) has helped build strength in my mind and has showed me that my mind is always in control - not my body. Building strength in the mind is just like exercising a muscle - it gets stronger the more you use it, and I know that is something I need to continue to train on a daily basis.
Our next challenge (all fitness levels) starts after Thanksgiving - let me know if you'd like to join us 💪🏼Don't make change too complicated, just begin✨