I feel GREAT!

Today was the day that I’ve been actually looking forward to for a week now!

I successfully completed the 28 Days to Health Cleanse.  YAY!!  I’m doing the happy dance.

I’m not gonna lie, there have been some challenging days (especially when I had to drink 3 shakes a day for 4 days).  After day 2 of the pure liquid diet – I was done.

The last day was really tough.  Your mind plays tricks on you, but I had to have the will power to stick it through to the end.

Let me give you the low-down for my last day on the cleanse.

I was at the Santa Clara Marriott all day for a meeting that I was planning for one of my favorite clients.  The event was themed Western so of course – we had to have BBQ (which people that know me in person know that I LOVE BBQ).  A simple dessert – cookies (which I LOVE sweets) and to finish off the day – a beer and WINE bar (which I LOVE wine but no drinking on the cleanse).  Then in the evening post event, I went to celebrate my dear cousin Jaimie’s 30th birthday at an Italian Restaurant (which I LOVE italian food) in San Mateo.

Needless to say – there was a boat load of opportunity to just forget the last day and enjoy.

Here is what I did:
On Monday afternoon before heading to the Marriott, I packed up my 2 shakes for Tuesday in a 2 ziploc baggies, brought my now famous “Starbucks Plastic Venti Cup” and a couple of extra cups for my shakes.  Also packed these individual Almond Milk cartons which I found at Whole Foods.

Tuesday morning, I talked to our Catering Services Manager, Juliet and told her that I was on this cleanse and today was the last day and I had to get my breakfast shake blended up.  She was amazing – she wrote down my blending instructions (because after doing this for 28 days – there is definitely a science behind making the perfect shake) and brought it back to me all blended up.  It wasn’t quite the way that mine look – but who am I to complain – I was so appreciative.

The lunch came and she came back over to me and said – are you ready for lunch?  Oh my goodness – yes I said I’m starving and that food for the attendees smells so good.  She brought back my chocolate shake back to me and said – this time I had a professional blend it…I had the bartender do it.  I have to say – he was a professional because it was really good (I think it might have had something to do with the fact that I was starving :)).  I stuck with water as my beverage of choice all day too!

Dinner – was at an Italian Restaurant that had the most amazing menu.  Pasta was screaming my name – but I opted for the Sole and Brussel Sprouts.  It was good – the pasta probably would have been better.  I celebrated with Jaimie toasting her 30th with water vs. wine.

I feel really good that I didn’t give in and I completed this cleanse.   I feel amazingly great that I was actually able to inspire a couple of people to jump on board and do a cleanse themselves.

Special thanks to Julie at the Dailey Method for being a week ahead of all of us on the cleanse so you could tell us what to expect.  Thanks 28 Days to Health for your support as well.  I will definitely do the cleanse again…sometime. 🙂 And thank you to my friends for all of your love and support!


Caryl Lyons

Managing Partner
With a love for design, her signature style infuses everyday life into events. Her philosophy is to create an experience with food, color, music and interior design. You won't see just a pen and pad at one of her events.
  1. bewellnessnutrition February 10, 2011, 23:09

    Congratulations Caryl! You are truly an inspiration with your persistence to stick with the cleanse through all the temptations. Cheers to your health!Be well,Sarah

  2. Barbara February 12, 2011, 1:14

    Congratulations Caryl! Preparing in advance is the key to success no matter what you do. I'm cleansing for the second time (1st time in April) I forgot how tough it can be but I sure can tell you I have enjoyed all the benefits I.e.more alert and focused, less joint and muscle pain and my MD says my cholesterol is much improved from a year ago. I'm doing it again cause the holidays put me more in a 20/40/40 mindset and my body is feeling it. Tx for your story it gives us inspiration. Barbara Stallbaum

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