Whole Food Detox

standard November 4, 2013 Leave a response

“The goals we choose determine how we live.”

I read this recently, and it really stood out at me. I am on the road a lot. And its easy to skip training, sleep an extra hour, eat out everyday. instead of complaining about losing my routine, I’ve been trying to create a new travel routine, using guidelines and goals I know I can stick to.

Back when we moved and my schedule got really out of hand with traveling and boxes and buying furniture, we took on a mini detox. Two days, because I didn’t get to the store early enough. And I didn’t think we’d make it that long. I’d been hesitant of the whole juice cleanse thing, but when I saw a whole food juice detox, I decided to give it a shot. I put the plan into MyFitnessPal to make sure it was enough calories, protein, fat, and carbs for us. And then we jumped right in.

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While we barely made it the two days, I decided a couple of weeks ago to try it again. The travel and eating out was just getting to me too much. I scheduled it to start AFTER my long run for the week, so I wouldn’t be dying of starvation. And I added a Thrive shake, running fuel (larabars, coconut water, Nuun), and the freedom to eat anything else I needed as long as it was a food in the detox. A little backwards, but I still had to run, and I still had to fuel my body. It was mainly a way for me to follow a super easy meal plan for a few days in between work trips. No extra food to eat up, no in-depth prep and cooking. Just blending.

It was seriously easier the second time. I actually enjoyed the food, and the ease of it. I got really hungry for real food at dinner the first night, but was fine the next two days. I might even incorporate the shakes into my everyday routine, they were that good. I think the whole Thrive experiment changed my perspective. And my taste buds. Neither of us could handle one of the shakes during the first round, and this time I realized it was my favorite. Who knew.

If you’re interested, you can find the plan here: 3 Day Detox

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