About three weeks ago I did a three day cleanse.
A lot if apples, celery and cucumber- a little beets, carrots and tomato…
It was Ok
I never felt hungry, but I never felt satisfied either, which for someone who likes food and has been starved of every pleasurable thing in life was probably the hardest part. The thing I missed the most though was not food- it was tea. Specifically caffeinated tea…
But I survived the three days.
And you know what? I actually felt better physically.
But it was hard mentally…
It becomes a chicken/egg scenario- while it might be ideal to feel better mentally and physically concurrently- what if that doesn’t seem possible?
My mind has been in overdrive since mid March- there has only been crazy running around in there- like a bunch of mice on speed are maze running through my cerebrum, distorting my reasoning and emotions. I don’t know when I will get the trap to catch those damn mice…
Physically, I’m not so great either. I can’t exercise the way I like to. We lack public restroom facilities in NYC during the best of times, so small bladder and long walks didn’t really mesh. I was eating junk to comfort myself. This is a deadly combination.
So mind- gone (temporarily I hope)
physical form- gone (temporary?)
What’s a girl to do?
I don’t know. (FYI- I’m tattooing that on my arm today because guess what- tattoo parlors open in NYC today, and I’m visiting any store that is open and I don’t know has become the catch phrase on 2020)
So- I’ve resolved to do virtual buddy walks with Claudette- 20 minutes a day.
I’m doing a modified cleanse on Mondays. I can handle one day a week.
I’m eating really carefully on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Big thumbs up to cucumber and lemon water…
I am not giving up tea. ( I mean really- how much can I take away…)
I am just trying to get by one day at a time…