A little over a month ago I decided it was time for a change.
Post breakup I self-medicated with booze and sweets and cheese and carbs, trying to dull the pain of my broken heart – which worked rather well until the morning I went to get dressed and could barely button my jeans.
That brought on a whole new kind of pain involving a lot of self-loathing and judgement about what I’d done to my body.
I was not at all happy with what I saw when I looked in the mirror that day.
Yes, that’s me and my Buddha belly in the Day 1 picture above. Womp Womp.
On my quest to cease the self-loathing and get MILFy again, I decided to embark on a new weight loss journey – A 30 Day Nutritional & Fat Burning Cleanse that a friend of mine had semi-recently started and had AMAZEBALLS results with.
During my 30 Day Cleanse I was not allowed to partake in the following:
Soda/Diet Soda/Sugary Drinks/Vitamin Water/Gatorade/Red Bull/Crystal Light (Basically I couldn’t have sheeeet aside from water and green tea – Have I mentioned I USED TO HATE WATER)
Processed or Frozen Foods
Salad Dressings with No Fat, Low Fat, or that are HIGH in sugar
NO fruit, except green apple(Who likes the green ones anyway, damn it!)
NO Peas, Carrots, and Corn
NO Pork or Red Meat
NO COFFEE – GASSSSSPPPPPPP
I know what you’re thinking, because I was too.
What the hell could I have?
Well for Breakfast & Lunch I got to drink these bangin program shakes (The Vanilla became my fav) that kept me full and aided in ridding my body of toxins and other crappy jazz. I also took program supplements throughout the day to flush my body of fat and anything else that had been hindering my previous weight loss efforts.
Each night I got to enjoy a healthy dinner between 400-600 calories containing the following approved foods:
Raw Almonds (6-8 only)
All vegetables except peas, carrots & corn
Tomatoes, beets, beans and legumes
Sushi with Brown Rice (NomNom)
Pasta – but only if it is Quinoa Pasta or Ezekiel Pasta
Ezekiel Bread or Wraps
I also got to throw in some sensible snacking throughout the day using the above list as well as some additional program goodies (think snack bars, energy shots).
Doesn’t sound too bad, right?
I forgot to mention the part where 4 days out of the 30 I also had to do a two day ”Deep Cleanse” , where all shakes and real food were replaced with special supplements to completely cleanse my system.
Sweet Baby Jesus, that wasn’t easy for me – but I FREAKING DID IT ANYWAY BECAUSE I’M AWESOME. The results I achieved during my two deep cleanses astonished me.
I guess there’s something to be said for flushing your body out for two days.
Maybe you’re stillwondering why I even thought about giving up my beloved booze and torturing myself in the above ways, but the thing is my fabulous friend I mentioned earlier in this post who had been on this particular Nutritional Cleansing Program for two months before me had incredible results.
In 60 days she dropped 37lbs & 7 inches off her stomach. Her BMI went down from 33.7 to 28.6!!!! She had more energy and better sleep.
But the most important change I saw in her is how HAPPY she was. Since I hadn’t tried the program yet I wasn’t sure whether it was the products on the program or just feeling confident from all that weight loss, but she was literally glowing…
AND DAMN IT, I WANTED THAT!!
Hence my deciding to give up Dirty Martinis & more for a month in an attempt to get my sexy back.
I started my nutritional cleansing journey thirty-days ago, pretty snarky and pretty skeptical. After all, thirty-days doesn’t seem like a long enough time to make any sort of real progress in transforming your body, right?
To be honest, lack of quick results is what has hindered most of my efforts to get in shape in the past. If I didn’t see a change right away I’d use it as an excuse to quit whatever diet or exercise program I was doing so I could go back to eating & drinking whatever I wanted while sitting on my ass.
That’s just what I like to do, man!
And while I committed to doing the cleanse for 30 days, I didn’t really think it would work for me. I figured after my thirty days were done I’d maybe have dropped a few pounds and felt a little better about myself, but there wouldn’t be enough reason to continue using the cleansing system.
Thing is, the results were so incredible and I feel so incredible that I don’t want to stop!
Not only has my body changed in thirty-days, but my attitude about my health and fitness has changed too. Sure loving the way I look on the outside is awesome, but I also am in awe of the way I feel on the inside.
My mind is clearer, my moods are happier, and my energy levels are more consistent throughout the day – and that’s with ZERO caffeine for the last 30 days. Coming from a coffee addict like me that sounds insane, but most days I don’t even miss it.
In just 30 days of nutritional cleansing I lost 11.4 pounds and 12 inches from my body – 6 of those inches were from my waist.
As I look at the picture on the top of this post, I really can’t believe the transformation that occurred in only a month.
I fit into my Size 8 jeans again without having to fight my way into them – they’re actually starting to get a little loose!
I’ve come to look forward to the “clean”meals I have each night for dinner. Searching for new & healthy recipes and preparing them for myself and my son has reminded me how much I love cooking.
Avoiding dairy and experimenting with herbs and spices made me realize I don’t need to drown everything in CHEESE for it to taste amazing.
Exercise wise, few things bring me more joy than sweating and pushing myself during my 90 minute Bikram Yoga class once a week. I’d actually love to do it twice a week if I could somehow find the time.
I have about 9 more pounds to lose before I reach my goal weight, but I’m confident that continuing this nutritional and fat burning cleanse will get me there.
Let’s see where the next 30 days takes me…
If you want to join me CONTACT ME and I’ll send you more info about the system I’m doing and where you can get your MILF on