8/19/2014

The Journey Starts here... my first Cleanse







Hey Guys! I am so excited to share with you something new I am going to try! I have always in the back of my mind wanted to do a cleanse. I drink pop non stop lately because I feel like the caffeine is the only thing that keeps me going throughout the day. I don't drink coffee, I never was the type to force myself into liking something that isn't particularly healthy. To be honest with you I never drink water... I can only stand the taste of it when I am done with a workout.

For the past 2 months I have been going to a workout class called Buti fitness with my sister. Buti fitness is a hardcore yoga mixed with zumba mixed with dirty dancing class just for woman. I really like it because I feel challenged, I pour in sweat and I am noticing muscles I have never had before. I go on a Wednesday and after that I usually have a energy high for 3 days after. It's awesome!

Because I have noticed such a change in my overall outlook on life and my physical body just from pushing myself to do this hardcore workout once a week I figured it would be a great idea to implement or try other natural remedies that would make my body feel even more awesome. I have been a huge advocate of the big smoothie trend, if you have been following my instagram during and after my pregnancy smoothies saved my life when it came to energy. Now I feel a little burnt out on them. I still enjoy them but I am not as excited about making them as I have been in the past so I don't really take the time to do it.

So this leads into my Journey to start a cleanse. I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to try Urban Remedy's Signature Cleanse. Which is a beginners 3 day cleanse. I couldn't be more excited when the large box landed on my doorstep the other morning. I opened it to find the 6 unique juices that I will be having throughout the day... I loved the ingredients I loved the names... example "after party" and "relax". It's exciting but I know it's going to be harder than it looks!

The thing is that 3 days before you begin your cleanse you have to start by eliminating the bad (pop, fast food) and drink 8 glasses of water. You also don't want to do a cleanse during a stressful or chaotic time because you might get grouchy. For example I am headed to see my grandmas grave this weekend in Tennessee so I wont be officially starting the cleanse till Monday.

I am excited to start this journey and to share it with you along the way through my instagram and blogging as well as linking to twitter. I would love if you would follow along and cheer me on as I take this journey and see how my body changes by eliminating toxins. After it's done I may ever have a giveaway for you to try the cleanse depending on if I think it works!

My Goals for this Cleanse
1. to eliminate fast food and pop from my diet
2. to drink more water
3. to eliminate toxins and cleanse my body
4. to complete the cleanse without messing up!
5. to feel a change in my body and overall well being

Have you ever tried a cleanse? I would love to hear about your experience below in the comments.

For those of you who don't know what a cleanse is here are the details Direct for the Urban Remedy website.

What is a Juice Cleanse?

A juice cleanse is a short-term, fresh, raw, all liquid diet intended to cleanse both the mental and physical state. A juice cleanse is often mistakenly referred to as a “juice fast”—an inaccurate and misleading description. A fast implies starvation, which shouldn't ever be the goal. Starving the body is unhealthy and, in fact, has counter-productive effects that include a slowed metabolism.

Instead, a juice cleanse provides plenty of sustenance from wholesome, organic, freshly pressed veggie and fruit juices. The primary physical reason for a juice cleanse is to give the digestive system a break from processing heavy proteins and fat, in addition to filtering the liver, kidneys and gall bladder. The result is clean energy and a full release of toxins. A juice cleanse should leave you energized, balanced and focused. Performing a juice cleanse has also been known to promote improved sleep patterns and curb food cravings.

What is an Urban Remedy Juice Cleanse?

Our juice cleanses not only revitalize the body and mind, but they also repair previous damage with natural, nutritious ingredients. Rich in minerals and active enzymes, each colorful 100% organic certified juice cleanse is rich in the nutrients needed to satisfy cleansing goals with an energizing and delicious program of juices with lower sugar amounts than other brands. Also, our juices are truly delicious, prizing flavor as much as efficacy.

When it comes to a juice cleanse experience, every person’s body detoxifies differently. Depending on factors like diet and metabolism, Urban Remedy has a tailored juice cleanse for everyone. Regardless of a person’s natural proclivity towards detoxification, the point of a juice cleanse is to give the body a break from inflammatory foods like white flour, sugar and alcohol, while allowing the mind to focus on other important elements of life.

Are you ready to try a juice cleanse?

4 comments:

  1. Oh, good luck! I would love to try this as well with homemade juices...
    If you don't like water, maybe you should try with herbal tea. I love to drink them just because of warmth (we have cold summer here in Slovenia this year). And green tea, it has caffeine, but it's still very healthy, I love to drink it with few drops of soy milk.

    But now I'm gonna go for a bagget and an energy drink, because I'm at work, hungry and sleepy, ah!


    Stay good!

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  2. I do like green tea but haven't drank it in forever. Ice tea is a huge thing around here and I have never been a fan of it. We have had a strange cool summer here in Kentucky too!

    Good to hear from you Anita and thanks for the tips!

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  3. Have never tried this but try to eat healthy, drink green tea and water, eat nuts and take a lot of vitamins. I'm nearly 72 , so must be doing something right! Good for you, looking forward to hearing how you get on. Luv Davina.

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    1. I have to take advice from you! You amaze me!

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