Good Life Cleanse – Day 1

Day 1 of our 7 day juice cleanse. I actually woke up nervous. How am I going to only drink juice (plus 1 creamy cashew drink) for 7 days??

I also woke up nervous about my daily Aquafit. It’s very important for me to go work-out every day because it makes my body feel so good. I want to continue doing my aquafit and Good Life Cleanse encourages you to stay active in their FAQ – but I’m probably going to have to scale it back a bit to make sure I don’t over-tax my body.

Zs1nUEwdE9dhNjVjbhsu2gaO13JTH7bhfCtqPNotl1WnsjdTMGu_1CEvKuI7cQ7k28SWPJ5aihIS56rrTPjshZlNJ1niXyx0Cg2KvbJFG-hbyGCPecMHFDHoP23eEoGWhOcvsImCS6TQ9akDAo0Y0JlO7-IvGPwym9UrMIdIvAz1FH2sq1to5dpD-DjjKKd7CtpT-MzzXPnOAzBC48Et6LLI59Kkn9UML8am: The cleanse comes with a pdf booklet explaining how the cleanse works and when my juice arrived yesterday – it came with a small insert that explains how to do your cleanse.

I started my day (as instructed) with a big glass of water and then a cup of hot water and lemon. Only I can’t do citrus (it rips my insides apart) so I had a cup of camomile tea instead.

Good Life Cleanse has kindly customized my cleanse to be citrus free for me. πŸ™‚

9am: Gerry and I drank our first juice and we were both moaning with pleasure. Have you ever had cold-pressed juice before? It’s very different then juice that’s put through a centrifugal juicer. There is zero pulp and it tastes incredible.

9:20am: I just went pee and it was perfectly clear but I’m not surprised. I ‘ve had 16 oz of water + 8 oz of tea + 16 oz of juice … I think I am going to be doing a lot of peeing this week. πŸ™‚

10am: Hit the pool and did aquafit. It went just fine … I just made sure instead of giving 110% like I normally do I just gave it 60%. Honestly all I could think about the whole time I was in the pool – was the next juice that was waiting for me to drink. In the locker room it seemed like all anyone was talking about was food and I felt like I was going insane. Ha ha.

11am: Had my juice and then ran a few errands. Came home and walked the dog. Drank water. Had a cup of tea.

1pm: Had my juice and about 20 minutes later my stomach started making noises. Lots of burbling, bubbling and movement. Then I had a bowel movement. My 3rd of the day!! This one was less then stellar but my stomach stopped making noises and everything settled down.

1:30pm: Sitting on the sofa studying for my Y exam on Sunday and cuddling with fergus and drinking a tea. He looks like a little delicious perogy … and I’m thinking about eating him… Wait. That’s not right. I must be hungry.

3pm: I am really anxious for food. There is an uneaten avocado sitting in my kitchen and it’s calling out to me “EAT ME. EAT ME” I don’t want to open my juice yet – because I am waiting for someone from Craigslist to come and pick up a piece of furniture I’m selling. Why are they always late? Or promise to be there at a certain time and then never show up. I even give them my cell number so they can text me if they can’t make it … Just show up on time. With money. ON TIME! πŸ™ I think I’m cranky.

3:15pm: The dude is still not here and I just saw my jar of peanut butter taunting me from the pantry. What a dick.

3:21pm: He’s still not here but texted that he’s on his way. Should I take a sip of my next juice? Yes. I’m throwing caution to the wind and opening up my next juice.

3:22pm: I opened my juice and guess who knocked on my door 3o seconds later. I showed Craigslist guy and his girlfriend the bookcase I’m selling. It’s $20. They took 15 minutes to look at it with a fine tooth comb and wanted to know if there was wiggle room on the price. It’s a TWENTY F##king DOLLAR bookcase! It’s not going to be perfect or amazing or like something you buy from the store. Ugh. People are the worst. He didn’t buy the bookcase.

3:32pm: Had my juice. Feeling better but still pissed at the Craigslist Ding-Dong. I might just put the bookcase out on the curb for free just to spite him.

3:45pm: Oh no! I ate the avocado.

3:52pm: I drank a large glass of water. Excuse the animal-ism but I am peeing like a race horse!! Where does that expression come from? Do race horses pee more then wild horses?

screen-capture-35:03pm: Took the dog for a nice walk. Time for another juice … My stomach is rumbling but I’m feeling pretty good. I have a different Craigslist person coming to look at the bookcase. Cross your fingers they buy it.  πŸ™‚

5:04pm: YES!! They bought it. I’m $20 richer!!

6:15pm: Picked up Gerry from work and all I can think about is that cashew milk drink that I get to have at 7:30pm. Nom. Nom. Nom.

I don’t think you have to be super regimented about the juices – but I love a schedule – so I’ve planned to drink the 5 juices (+1 creamy cashew) every 2 hours throughout the day. That takes me from 9am to 7pm. I’m going to try to wait til 7:30 before I have my final drink. What time is it?

8pm: I didn’t even realize what time it is … TIME FOR MY CASHEW CREAM drink! Nom Nom Nom. What a delish way to end my first day.

Tomorrow I have my final Encore at the Y for the winter season and we are having a pot-luck tomorrow afternoon to celebrate. So I have to bake some cookies … what a terrible thing I’ve chosen to do. ha ha. How am I going to survive?? And then tomorrow I’m going to have to watch all my friends eat. Oy Vey! Wish me luck.

If you’re interested in joining me to do a Good Life Cleanse use the code: govegangogoodlife  for 15% off your order (good until April 15th).


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10 Responses to Good Life Cleanse – Day 1

  1. Krystyna says:

    I like juice and all, but these cleanses are really low calorie! I looked at this one, and it’s just over 1000 calories/day (lower than the absolute minimum of 1250 most sane diets recommend), and their “serious” cleanse only has 800-something, and with calories as low as that, anyone would feel hungry/cranky. While these juices are full of delicious vitamins, I don’t think eating some avocado or what not with them will hurt you any! πŸ™‚

    • Sarah says:

      Yes it is low in calories but my body isn’t doing much digesting because it’s just juice (no fiber). .. so it all works out in the end.

      I’m not too worried about my cheating with the avocado. I just thought it was funny. πŸ™‚

  2. ann says:

    I think all horses pee copious amounts, by human standards. Now, if a horse said “Woah, I’m peeing like a human!” I bet its friends would be all “you’d better see a vet about that – could be a bladder infection…” Γ°ΕΈΛœΕ“
    Good luck with the potluck!

  3. Lori Wheeler says:

    Love reading this!! Your humor makes me want to do a juice cleanse now too! lol I just watched Marilyn Denis Show on the pvr and they were talking about juice cleanses. They talked about 3 different local (ON) ones and one was a cold press juice cleanse that sounds a lot like the one you are doing.
    I would love to do one before Hawaii in 3 weeks but am worried about having to use the bathroom so much while at work. Perhaps I can do a 3 day one since I’m always off Fri, Sat & Sun?????
    Can’t wait to read tomorrow’s blog entry πŸ™‚

  4. Helen says:

    1. Do you think race horse pee more because they drink a lot after a race? So like….they binge drink….

    2. I remember doing the 40 hour famine as a kid (I did water only because I thought it was more realistic than sweets and juice!) and having to go to birthday parties….it’s so hard turning away the slice of cake you’re offered 6 times in a row! Good luck for tomorrow!

  5. rachel says:

    The juices sound really delicious, but you know what also sounds delicious? Food. Sorry but I am very anti cleanse/detoxing. I think they don’t work and are more harmful than good. Please be careful.

    • Sarah says:

      I do a cleanse every year… They make me feel wonderful. Don’t worry – but thank you for worrying about me. πŸ™‚

  6. lysette says:

    I spend a lot of time with heavy draft horses and when they pee it’s like a fire hydrant letting loose! That cashew milk sounds so good. I can’t believe the guy quibbled over a 20$ book case – I’d think ‘Score! You can’t even make one for cheaper than 20 bucks’

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