Today, on a whim, I decided to do my own version of the shakeology cleanse. I felt the need to modify the original cleanse because I still want to workout, so I did not want to drop my calories that low. My goal here isn’t crazy fast weight loss, it’s just to kind of re-baseline from the Ultimate Reset. In my ongoing processing of the changes to my life since the husband came back from working in TN, I realize that I need to kind of re-baseline. Prior to shakeology and the reset I have done lots of short 2-3 day cleanses where you buy some kind of pre-mixed concentrate and have that every X hours for a few days. That was my way to kind of reset when life was a little crazy and I need to get it together mentally. Stop obsessing on food and start focusing on my diet du jour or just take a step back to get my brain together. So this isn’t a new habit for me – just a new form.
The original Shakeology cleanse is pretty basic:
For three days eat the following:
Upon waking: 1 cup green tea
Breakfast: 1 serving shakeology with ice and water, no more than 1 cup of water
Snack: 1 piece of fruit
Lunch: 1 serving shakeology with ice and water, no more than 1 cup of water + 1 cup green tea
Snack: 1 serving shakeology with ice and water, no more than 1 cup of water
Dinner: Salad of 3 serving of greens and veggies, 4 oz protein (fish or poulry), and no more than 2 TBSP low fat dressing
I have never done this cleanse but people have really seen good results from it if you are looking for the basic cleanse recipe. Mine looks just slightly different. The main difference is that I am adding a lot more to my Shakeology blend and because of my schedule I’m moving things around a bit.
Breakfast: 1 serving vegan shakeology w/ almond milk, fruit, 1/3 packet vegan vanilla protein powder
Lunch: 1 serving vegan shakeology w/ almond milk, fruit, 1/3 packet vegan vanilla protein powder
Snack: 1 serving vegan shakeology w/ almond milk, fruit
Dinner: Vegan meal of my choice that is veggie based
Snack: Fruit bowl (I bought grapes, strawberries, and mangos)
I drink tea all the time anyway, so I’m drinking green tea and water and probably some other teas as well all day as I usually do. I have a few teas that are very strong in flavor and don’t need honey for flavor so I will be drinking those this week. I just need a little reset and I’m hoping this will give me that. And if you wanted to try Shakeology, you might want to check out my giveaway…one day left to enter and you still have a good shot at winning!
My super hybrid is doing pretty great. I was feeling really run down yesterday and missed a day, so tonight I’m planning on getting caught up since yesterday + today’s workouts total are only around an hour. Then I get an off day tomorrow, which I need. My grandma passed this weekend and I’m going home for the memorial services this weekend. She has had Alzheimer’s for many many years, 15, so I am happy that she is at peace now. I’m doing ok, just ready to get home and give my mom and dad a huge hug.