Hey Friends! I hope this post finds you with Peace upon you, around you and especially within you! The past few days we have woken up to very cold mornings.
Even Elvis has been spending his days inside where it is warm instead of going around surveying and protecting his kingdom
Per usual we started our day giving our Thanks, gave Elvis his morning love & breakfast, said buongiorno to everyone when they woke up and drank our coffee.
Him starting his Champion stuff and me starting mine. My day usually started with morning warm up walk unless it was too cold and wet.
Me following Jordan Peterson’s daily schedule actually worked out better then I expected except the 14 hour work day. My results are as follows below:
Since starting the cleanse I have only done a full workout four days out of the seven but I did walk outside in nature. I’am going to take that as a win considering how I felt.
Started each day in gratitude and each day I took a few minutes to look at the beauty in this world. Either in nature or seeing other people do good deeds for others.
Worked on my meditation and sitting in silence for 10 minutes. Sounds easy but man the things you think about in those ten minutes is wild.
My working schedule was not a full 14 hour day it was more a 12 hour working day and I am ok with that for now.
My daily challenge for each day was simply to stay focused on the benefits of the cleanse not the discomfort.
I did read 20 pages of a book 5 out of the seven days. Again I’ll take it as a win because I rarely actual read. I know so sad. However this book has grown on me and now I find that I actually look forward to that time each day that I read the 20 pages.
Today is day #6 on the 7 day juice cleanse. Our experience until now has had it’s ups and downs. The first three days I felt pretty good even though I missed chewing my food and we were getting hungry quickly after we ate.
The forth and fifth day my husband and I were sleeping better and our hunger pains were easing up but we also were experiencing stomach cramps and some light flue like symptoms.
My husband was hanging tough much better then me. Last night, I was ready to throw in the towel and quit. I was having a little ” moment ” were I felt tired of watching everyone eat all those delicous meals.
In the moment I wasn’t appreciating having cramps and basically I was being a big baby. Everywhere I looked I was seeing food commercials, or there would be a cooking show on the t.v downstairs.
My sense of smell hightened to the point where I knew what all our neighbor were eating for dinner. I’m kidding but also a little bit serious.
Back to the point…I was being a big baby, telling my husband I couldn’t last any longer and randomly in mid conversation my husband just happened to mention the fact that his Dad “DID NOT THINK WE COULD LAST THE SEVEN DAY’S.”
BOOM! It is one of the joy’s of being the underdog, being able to shock people when you succeed. I had found the fire I needed to finish this and a new determination.
We were now focused on the finish line ready and willing to go the last two days. We are going to finish the seven days and do it with style. Amen!
We are now on the seventh day and yesterday was a slight disaster my stomach was cramping again, More flue like symptoms like feeling tired, cold and all that fun jazz.
But we made it to today our last day and i can actually say I feel much better today. Still tired but so much better then yesterday!
We have decided that this experience has taught us a few things already. One thing it has taught us is that we are going to be more mindful of what we put in our bodies.
All the fruits and vegetables were made by God for us to eat and each one contains certain vitamins and minerals that help our body stay healthy.
Another thing it has taught us is that if we can get past the moments of discomfort you begin to feel moments of accomplishment. It feels amazing to do things that you yourself were scared to do in the beginning.
In the end the biggest thing I discovered is that we are all F*CKING AWESOME for showing up for our selves each day, for showing ourselves some love, for doing the inner work, for striving for a better versions of ourselves each and every day.
We are so much braver then we give ourselves credit for and if anyone has not already told you today YOU ARE F*CKING AWESOME and YOU DESERVE A GOOD LIFE!
Thanks for joining us in our Champion Challenge today. Please feel free to like comment and subscribe and until next time my friends, Much Love!