Ok, Gwynnie, You Might Be On to Something

by Trisha-and-Amy on January 5, 2012

Day 3, Clean Program:

Ok, yesterday I was feeling like a bad flu was coming on. I was freezing cold. I was bitchy and irritable. I pretty much greatly disliked my entire family. (Except Bella the new puppy — thanks to her, everyone else is alive.) I truly felt like a lead brick, and I barely got myself from point A to point B. I had a headache and my joints ached. The whole day I was questioning why in the world I was attempting this experiment, especially if I was feeling so horrible. I mean, no one can actually SEE my liver, right? Can’t I just stuff a salad in my mouth and call it a day?

So I wake up with some dread this morning, bracing myself for another abysmal day. The morning was a bit groggy. Made my protein shake which sadly has now become a highlight of my day because it’s a faux dose of ‘sweet.’ Thought about what else I’d get to ingest — salad with chicken for lunch, lamb and brown rice for dinner. But…by the time I walked my kids to school, I felt an insane surge of energy. I felt clear headed and light and just…GOOD. So I headed to a light workout, and now it’s dinnertime and I’m happy to report I feel better than I have in a long time.

I am blown away at how our bodies react so quickly and wildly by simply eliminating certain things (sugar, alcohol, dairy, wheat). Eating how humans were designed to eat — grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean protein — isn’t as tough as I thought. It’s mainly the repetition that seems a bit boring.

18 days to go.

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