Do not adjust your monitor—that is indeed the actual color of the juice I just drank for breakfast. Indeed. It is green. And yes, it tasted a bit grassy.
As those of you who truly know me know, I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. I’ve lost and regained the same 20, 40, 60+ pounds about five different times. I’m tired of it. I hate constantly thinking about food, worrying about my weight, hating the way I look and feel in clothes… hate it.
About a year and half ago I met with a personal trainer and a nutritionist and set off on a plan to lose this weight in a way that I can actually manage long-term. It hasn’t been easy. I work out at least 5 days a week, and I’m trying my hardest to eat healthier foods and become less carb/caffeine dependent. Over the first few months I dropped 30 pounds in no time. Then things changed and I had other things to focus on. So, over the next year, the same 10 pounds went away and came back. Infuriating.
This brings me to 2011. Everything is going well. I’m happy, I’m in love, we’re getting married…
Oh crap. We’re getting married! That involves a wedding, right? The means I need to put on a dress that isn’t black and stand in front of everyone I know and care about while they look at me. And there will be photos.
So, yeah. I’m not panicking, but I’m sure as hell going to give it my best shot to look as good as I can on October 8, 2011, that’s for sure. And this brings me to the cleanse. I came across a company that provides a cleansing schedule/ preparation plan for brides and it sparked my curiosity. I looked into it, and sure enough—it sounded doable. While the cost of the complete program was enough to make me choke, I figured I’d start with a three-day cleanse to see how I felt and if I thought it would be worth it. Today is Day 1. I’m not looking for any miracles, but I truly believe this might be the kick in the pants my system needs to meet my goals.
You only get married once. (Well, I’m only getting married once.) So, here goes. Down with the kale!