Common sense dictates that exercise might have to be paired down when doing a 5 day detox. Of course, being me, I thought I would still be able to do some exercise but maybe just cut it down a bit – perhaps a 2-3 mile run instead of a longer one. However, a walk to the bank and post office has definitely put paid to that idea. I’m feeling a bit tired and slow as far as moving is concerned.
Having gone back to my detox manual, it does say this is normal
around days 3-4 as this is when my blood is most toxic and my body is working at its hardest to deal with all the toxins being released. I should be drinking a minimum of 2 litres of water today – not a problem as I am so thirsty it’s like i haven’t had anything to drink for days.
I must admit, I am looking forward to not working tomorrow so I can give my body a proper rest in advance of 2 full days on Friday and Saturday. On the social side, I am also out and about for those 2 nights so I will need to make a firm resolution to keep going and not slip up with food or drink. That said, I doubt the thought of filling myself with alcohol will be particularly appealing having hopefully got to a point of starting to feel really good. Organisation will be key to make sure I don’t miss any drinks or supplements for the rest of the week. For anyone else thinking about doing this, I would recommend picking a time when you don’t have too much on either workwise or socially.
Luckily for me, I am only catering for myself this week. Although I made dinner for someone last night I don’t have to prepare food for anyone else all week and I am grateful for this as it would probably be much harder otherwise. At the same time, I only have myself to rely on for the motivation to keep going. I won’t pretend this is all easy. It’s not. I’m missing food a bit today; not through hunger, more for the need to chew something and the temptation just to have one ryvita or rice cracker is rising but I will not give in! I have come this far and I am starting to feel the benefits. My skin is still throwing out toxins but continues to feel better and even the bags under my eyes that have been there for as long as I can remember seem to be a little reduced. My body, although tired, is starting to feel lighter, less bloated and less sluggish. If I ruin it now, all the effort I have put in will be wasted and I will be back to square one. I just have to remind myself that I only have 2 more days to go.