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!