Day 6 of S2S Boot Camp - WooHoo!!!
Friday, May 08, 2009
Todays workout didn't add any stress to my hips, I just worked the upper-body, which wasn't a major challenge (WHEW!!!). The challenge for today (go without caffeine) was not really a challenge either because I eliminated caffeine from my diet in March when I began this journey. I went on a herbal cleansing fast for 10 days, and no I did not go without food for 10 days, I'm not crazy. Just the first 3 days of consuming cleansing herbs, lemon water, and fiber capsules. Then each day I added the good stuff, juices, fruits and veggies, dairy, and protein. Please not there is no caffeine included in the good stuff. On the 11th day I added small amounts of carbs each day as I began the fitness portion of my life-style change. I was so glad to find SparkPeople that made meal and fitness planning much less of a challenge.
I really believe I gave myself a good start (with my doctors approval) by cleansing my system of craving causing foods and drinks. So, I really don't miss the Pepsi and Folgers I consumed daily all day prior to beginning this journey. Nor do I miss or crave the large amounts of sweets (also not part of the good stuff).
Now the Boot Camp is like adding a big dolop of whipped cream on a banana split. Only this split is a split from those foods that keep me from reaching my life-style changing goals.