3 Day Juice Cleanse: Day 1. Oh, this is gonna be good.

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Sorry, Ellen. I love ya, but I’m talking about it. I have to. It’s either that or I grab that bag of peanut butter pretzels sitting 3 feet away from me, snatch them like a fiend and inhale every last one, salty peanut buttery pieces flying around my head like a hysterical snow globe. Accountability is key for me. And putting it out there on this little blog is my way of doing so. I’ve embarked on the 3 Day Juice Cleanse before. It’s usually at the onset of training. When I want to get my head set, detox and de-bloat. You know how I love a delicious IPA. Welp. It’s time to PUT THE BEER DOWN COLBY and pick up the GREEN JUICE. You’ve read about my existential crisis and about kicking off base building complete with Bikram Yoga, clearly I’m searching for something. I think it’s just something called health.

Let’s face it. I ain’t getting any younger. While I audibly gasped it pained me to have to check the 45-50 year old box- WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK! – whilst registering for the Vermont City Marathon, I need remind myself that yes, while age ain’t nothin ‘ but a number, my slow post-Boston Marathon recovery, tight ass hips and overall creakiness is more than just a state of mind. It’s real. So, in order to help myself be my best self, I need to invest in my health a bit. Up my health game, if you will. To be kind to my body. Listen to it. Honor it. And to stop being so unnecessarily hard on it. I’m looking at you, Craft Beer. cleanse mindy

Now whether a 3 Day Juice Cleanse is going to transform me into a glowing paragon of perfect health or morph me into Deepak Chopra remains to be seen. My guess is No. It certainly will not. It’s not going to cure me of all of my ills. It’s also not going to make me drop tons and tons of weight either. It’s not a magical elixir.  It’s also not a diet. It’s a reset for me.  It will set the tone for how I want this training cycle to go- healthy, focused and disciplined. It will de-puff and de-bloat me. It will rest my gut a bit. I’m not even sure that a gut needs to be rested. But without bulk in it,  I feel like it will allow for more vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed unhindered. What do I know? I just know what I think. This is strictly my opinion, my crazy ass experience. It’s not a recommendation. So, please, don’t listen to me. You do YOU. – Just read and laugh and share and say Oh, Colby, You cray! Then leave YOU CAN DO IT! in the comments. I’m a biologist not a nutritionist or gastroenterology guru. Just a girl who’s set on drinking green shit in the hopes of feeling better about herself.  That’s all.

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I’m hoping my 3 Day Juice Cleanse will be a break from my dependence on caffeine which is GETTING OUT OF CONTROL. I’m wired for sound lately. It’s a bit much. I’m several hours and two juices into my day and already I can feel an ache of a headache sans caffeine. That’s just dumb.  I need to throttle back.  I’m also hoping that it will inspire me to up my water consumption from thimble to actual glass. I’m awful lately.  Dehydration alone can be contributing my my issues-  dry flaky skin included.

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So here goes nothing. I just swilled my first of many Green Juices and I didn’t die. All total today I will have 1 Orange/Grapefruit Juice, 3 Green Juices, 1 “Lemonade”, and 1 Cashew “Milk” and of course water and non-caffeine herbal teas if I want.  I’ll explain more later provided you don’t find me rocking in the corner bingeing on peanut butter pretzels. Imma look and feel fabulous! At least that’s what I keep telling myself. Who am I kidding? I’m going to be a salty swearing starving Pirate. But hopefully I’ll have good skin and de-puffed belly. Stay tuned!

Have you ever tried a juice cleanse? Would you ever try a juice cleanse? 

17 thoughts on “3 Day Juice Cleanse: Day 1. Oh, this is gonna be good.

  1. You certainly CAN do it, Nicole!! And I bet you won’t be hungry. The cashew milk will be your savior and fill you up. Three days is a perfect amount of time for a reset, I believe. Good luck and cheers to a cleansed system and the start of marathon training

  2. I did a juice cleanse once … which I killed when I went for a run and had to turn around within a half mile because … well, you know. 😀

    And agree with you on the impact of age – we pay a higher price up front for over-indulging than when we were younger, and it takes longer to correct for those things … BUT – definitely better than the alternative, which sadly as we age is becoming more common 😦

    • OH NO!!! That’s awful!!! I will be taking it easy the next few days. Easy short run today. Yoga. Walks. That was a Juice Cleanse Deal Breaker!!!

      As for the age thing, dare I say I feel it creeping up on me. In my head I’m just out of college. Meanwhile 1994 was TWENTY THREE YEARS AGO. Oh my god. I just got light headed. And it’s not the juice! I agree 100%- altering your lifestyle a bit is better than the alternative. I found running late in life. And I don’t plan on stopping! 🙂

    • I’m 4 juices into it so far and the only thing I AM DYING for is a nice, hot, strong cup of coffee. 3 Days is an ETERNITY without coffee. 😳 But I’m doin’ it. Come headaches or grouchiness!

  3. I have done a 3 day refresh… the one from Beachbody. It was legit. Felt much better after. To lighten the mood though….I walked into my son’s pediatric office today and said, “Oh it is hot in here, ” as we entered the lobby. Now mind you I was wearing adorable patterned tights, high heel Maryjanes, a cute twirly short skirt, sunglasses and my hip Michael Kors coat. The elderly man sitting at the desk says, “Nahhhh… must be having one of those hot flashes.” What. The. Actual. Fuck. A bit later son and I stopped for a coffee and the police officer sitting there asks if I am a teacher and that I look familiar. I ask his name and age and quickly add that since he is 31 I could NOT have been his 7th grade teacher. Except I was. Got any extra juice????😂😂😂😂😂

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