With a trip to Mexico just around the corner, I decided to start a short cleanse tomorrow just to re-set my body and feel my best before I get into a bikini. I’m going with the Dr. Oz 3 Day Detox Cleanse just because it’s very easy and straight-forward. Luckily for me, it’s not too far off my typical eating habits. However I do eat dessert most days, a healthy one of course, but it’s sugar all the same – so I’ll be cutting that out this week. I didn’t have the healthiest weekend, (Thai food green curry take out – twice…don’t tell anyone!!) and after so many days of eating very clean I’m feeling pretty gross this evening and ready to get back to it tomorrow. For the next 9 days I hope to stay completely processed-food free and vegan! Just whole, fresh, REAL FOOD! Plus I’m not going to lie, I’m looking forward to taking a few days off cooking and dishes!
Here are the cleanse details complete with a shopping list, I already had most of these ingredients so I’m good to go:
I had to substitue swiss chard for the kale as they didn’t have any at the grocery store, most likely because I bought it all on Friday. I love my kale! I will probably pick some up in a few days as I prefer kale in my smoothies to swiss chard.
Weekly Nutrition Recap
An excellent, delicious, healthy week full of fresh fruits, vegetables and smoothies!
A few meals from this past week:
Weekly Fitness Recap
I had an excellent week of workouts. I did yoga every morning – only about 15 minutes but I’m very, very happy to be back to a regular practice. I’m feeling strong in Crow pose again, headstands are coming with ease and my terribly tight hips seem to actually be responding to a daily stretch. I also stretched every evening while watching some television. I still haven’t managed to hop from Downward Dog into Handstand, I’ll be continuing to focus on arm balances this week – I’d LOVE to accomplish that before vacation!
Monday Lunchtime Workout: 4 Rounds – 20 x Swiss Ball Ab Knee Tuck, 12 Squat Jump, 30 Second Plank, 12 x Reverse Lunge to Step Up with Bicep Curl (current fave exercise!)
Tuesday Lunchtime Workout: 5 Minute Warm-Up Step Mill, 5 Rounds – 10 x Standing 1-Arm Push Press (40lbs!!), 10 x KB swing, 1 min Step Mill-very high intensity
Wednesday Lunchtime Workout: 4 Rounds – Walking Lunge x 40 (alternated 1 set OH Lunge, KB Lunge and Barbell Lunge), Renegade Row x 12, Squat x 20, PushUp x 15, Deadlift x 12
Thursday Lunchtime Workout: 30 minute hill run-3.2 miles, ran between 1.0-10.0% incline
Friday Lunchtime Workout: 6 Rounds – 15 x Box Jump (7 riser step), 12 x Burpee Renegade Row to Curl and Press, 30 second plank, 20 x Plank with Feet on Swiss Ball-Tap each foot down to either side for 1 rep
Saturday Morning Workout: Bench Press, Biceps, Triceps, Legs, Abs + Lots of Walking
Sunday: Active Rest – Yoga, Walking
Have a great week everyone! Eat clean, train hard and have fun!!
Have you ever tried a cleanse? How did it go?
What’s your favourite yoga pose or stretch after a long day?
xo – D