Answered By Transformer Theresa (via Dr. Dana)
Day 10 and going strong. Feeling amazing. This is the first cleanse / diet / lifestyle change, whatever you want to call it, that I felt was sustainable. My futile attempts in the past always led me right back to where I started, reaching for the sugar. I’m not saying I’m never going to have ice cream again or stuff my face with a cupcake now and then, but I don’t need to…I know it’s only day 10 but for now I’m good. I’m not choking down my Power Shake, I love it! 6 super salads in a glass, YES PLEASE.
The last 10 days I’ve gotten a lot of people’s opinions on what Charles and I are doing and I have to admit, when I started I had many of the same thoughts. So, here are my favorites:
“Why don’t you just work out. That’s all you need to do. It will make you feel better.”
Well, the way I put it, my eating habits put me in the basement and the gym is on the 2nd floor. I don’t have the energy to climb those stairs to work out. And yes, when I worked out, it did make me feel better, but I was still living in the basement. Still had cravings and ate like shit. Still had no energy mid-day. So, now I’m living in the penthouse and taking the elevator to workout. I may have taken that metaphor too far. Bottom line, I have the energy to work out and play with my kids and take care of my family.
Oh and people, YOU CAN’T OUTRUN YOUR FORK.
“Cleanses are bull$#!@.”
Now on day 10, and feeling the way I am feeling and watching the Transformation in my husband, I can honestly say you are wrong. The wrong cleanse is bull$#!@. The right cleanse is amazing. I have been flooding my body for 10 days with clean, organic superfoods. What did you put in your body today?
“Just stop eating sugar / crap / gluten / dairy / whatever.”
Ok, thanks for that. Yeah, I’m sure if I just stopped I would have tons of energy and feel great, but I’m sorry, that’s really hard to just stop. I need some help. I’ve tried to stop. That’s the problem, it’s so easy to go back. So shame on me for needing some help in cutting the cravings.
And to the people that offered their love and support, THANK YOU. I honestly could not have done it without you! It’s been hard to share some of my embarrassing cravings / moments, but I feel like we all have them. I just wanted to keep it real. FYI – I’m down 9.5 lbs. and Charles lost 12.5 lbs. Woot woot!