I knew that a big test would be whether or not I could sustain this lifestyle during a full school day… I was tired when I woke up, but also excited about making my morning smoothie.
Breakfast: Pina Colada
For lunch I was supposed to make the “Pear Power Shake”, but I was working under a time crunch and I loved the pina colada so much that I decided to make it again for lunch. I sadly couldn’t find my Kleen Kanteen, but I was able to pour my smoothie into my trusty Nalgene and throw it into an insulated bag with an ice pack.
Lunch: Pina Colada
At lunch, my friend offered me one of her delicious homemade shrimp and bbq pork dumplings. I honestly said yes at first because she is a great cook and also because I didn’t want to be rude. As she left to heat up the lunch, I reminded myself that I was on day #3 and this is the most successful that I had EVER been with eating clean in my entire life. When she returned I told her about how I was on day 3 of my clean eating cleanse. I know that she means well, but she became very critical of my menu. She said she didn’t know how I could just drink smoothies with ingredients like ginger. Then she became critical of my lunch smoothie and said that it had too much sugar (pineapple). She said that I need to eat more protein and also that I don’t seem like myself because I seemed tired and less energetic than usual. She also said that I looked pale.
In those moments, I felt almost embarrassed and a little discouraged. Her comments made me second-guess my choices and soon I started to feel lethargic. I got through my chemistry lab then was happy to head home.
Snack: Pear Power Shake
Dinner: Curry Coconut Soup
I have noticed that I am a little more tired, but that is to be expected. This was a dramatic lifestyle change for me. I used to start my day with a quad-shot iced Americano. I even tried that “Unicorn Frappucino” that everyone has been raving about (that is before I started this plan). It got to the point where nothing ever felt like it was enough. I always needed more coffee to stay awake and function. And I turned to my sweet and salty, calorie ridden goodies for daily comfort.
The Choice is Yours:
My friends comments hurt and discouraged me a little, but I am not going to give up. This evening I talked with my mom who encouraged me to do the plan in the first place and that really helped.
I recommend that if you are planning on making a big lifestyle change like I am, that you find a buddy or a friend to embark on the journey with you. I WILL BE YOUR buddy too and we can cheer each other on!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana Xoxoxo