Day 14 – We did it! I feel very refreshed and ready to take on the world after this cleanse.
First, a special thanks to thank Robin and Kristijana from Vibrant Living for organizing this cleanse and providing some great recipes. And a thanks to Ashley at Moksha Yoga for introducing me to her fabulous studio and all the benefits it has to offer – and for promoting my blog. I would also like to thank my family and friends for being supportive to my eating restrictions and encouraging me when I was having a tough day. Lastly, I need to give a super-special thanks to my husband, Al, for being my partner in this cleanse. I know he only participated to support me and it really helped make my journey easier.
Some of the habits I will be keeping up from the cleanse will be:
- to keep the gluten out as much as possible.
- add some of the recipes that I really enjoyed to my meal plan repertoire.
- keeping up my Moksha yoga practice so I can continue to sweat out those toxins!
Thanks to everyone for following along with my journey the last two weeks.
Waterloo Cleanse Logo
For the second Sunday in a row on the cleanse both of us woke up feeling sluggish. It took us until around 10am to get up the energy to start the day. When we finally did, we started off with a nice long walk with Shine to get moving.
We were both wondering why we were so sluggish, and decided that it must be because the previous two Saturday’s we had been doing a ton of outside work that is different from our every day resulting in tired bodies. The funny thing was that the sluggish feeling was akin to a hangover even though we hadn’t had any alcohol!
I am glad the cleanse is over tomorrow. Even though we won’t really change our eating habits since we don’t have many of the forbidden foods in the house, it will just be nice to not have to look at the label of everything to make sure it is cleanse friendly. I might even have to indulge in some Real Fruit Gummies on Tuesday
Overall today turned out to be a great day. We enjoyed a few hours in the backyard soaking up the sun, playing bocce ball and listening to the ball game on the radio.
For dinner tonight we are having grilled chicky topped with a pineapple and mango salsa accompanied with sweet potato fries and homemade coleslaw. Tastes like spring to me.
chicky and sweet potato fries
Today started off with a great Moksha yoga practice with the theme of imagination. It got me thinking that I could do anything that I put my mind to.
This recipe Coconut Mango Chicken Stir Fry has become one of our staples over the past year; I can never get enough mango or cilantro. Since we are on the cleanse I needed to change the original recipe a little. I used 1 tbsp. almond butter instead of the peanut butter and I omitted the sweet chili sauce as it has sugar in it, instead I used some red pepper flakes and a few dashes of Tabasco sauce.
Cleansed Coconut Mango Chicken Stir Fry
Today I’m feeling a little disconnected with the cleanse. Coffee smelled really good in the lunch room around 2pm. I have no idea what to make for lunch tomorrow, and I don’t have the desire to spend my evening cooking. As much as I like the cleanse, all this meal prep can take its toll. Normally we eat fairly clean anyway, but today I am struggling.
For lunch we created rice wrap spring rolls. We usually make these spring rolls on the weekend because they are a bit time consuming to make before work. In this instance, I cut up all the veggies the night before so all we had to do this morning was soak the wraps, assemble and roll. We both really enjoyed them and I think I might have them again this weekend.
Today is also day one of the second week of the LYM Challenge. We are being encouraged to “Be Accessible”, with the weekly challenge being “Learn about and practice Active Listening to Be Accessible to friends and family”. The Supersize challenge this week is to “Read up on Non Violent Communication” If you see me trying to be more accessible this week (as I will definitely work on it), let me know.
Rice Wrap Spring Rolls