Recap of Day 23: I realized this cleanse makes me feels like a kid again, especially getting to eat all the fruit I want. It's fun to have the option of having a smoothie breakfast, lunch and dinner. The grocery shopping and veggies are the only adult part of this cleanse.
Yesterday, my sister brought up that a friend of ours was confused by my switch from an anti-candida eating lifestyle to eating a ton of fruit (2 polar opposites). For those that don't know an AC diet is no fruit but green apples, no starches and heavy on the proteins. I did this for almost 3 years to control the candida overgrowth happening in my gut. It worked for me while I was on all those prescriptions drugs for 3.5 years. New season of being Rx-free and this is working for me right now. I should've listened to my inner kid a long time ago!
Day 24: Manic Monday. It's 3:10 as I write this and I am wide awake. I think this is only the 2nd time I have woken up this early ready to start the day on the cleanse. This used to be a daily occurrence (it's a very normal symptom of Lyme). You wake up and the brain is lit up and there's no turning it off. I however know my triggers (falling asleep before 9:30pm or waking up hungry).
Well, this is my last week, so here are my cleanse goals being set into motion:
- Garden planning: plant list for existing garden and backyard layout for new beds
- Yoga: 1 day this week
- Meal plan for moving forward after the cleanse
Fact: Gardening is good for the soul and the stomach. It's been proven to be a stress reducer, excercise that compares to weight lifting, improves mood and boosts the immune system. And of course if you grow it you will eat it. "Many studies have found that people who eat more fruits and vegetables suffer less from cancer and chronic diseases such as heart disease, gastrointestinal disease and impaired vision." It also encourages stronger relationships and compassion. Gardening here we come.