Saturday, June 25, 2011

CFC: day 5 {got what I was waiting for!}

I do believe that Day 5 is the magical day of the CFC.  Despite the fact that it was a very, very rainy and stormy day, and we couldn't get outside, I feel great.  I feel (wait for it)...... sparkly.

I had planned a 20 mile bike ride this morning but the weather was so bad that I went to the gym to run 5 miles instead.  I purposefully planned a workout that would bring me to a soaking-wet sweat, because I was curious if the whole "clean sweat phenomenon" of the last CFC was just my imagination.  It was not my imagination! 

I tried to describe the feeling last time, and I'll try again.  My sweat feels clean and thin, like I am just misted with mineral water instead of sweating out salt.  I am usually so salty after a run that if my sweat dries, I have little salt crystals left on my face.  I usually feel sticky as soon as I'm done working out and can't wait to get in the shower.  Today, I was soaked, but it felt so clean... Weird.

As my skin dried on the drive home, I felt all dewy like I had just had a facial.  I am so curious to know what it is in my diet that makes me sweat sticky.  It's not like it's a huge problem, but I just want to know.  I have had plenty of salt this week, and that would have been the obvious culprit.  Any ideas?

I would say that if any of you who have stuck with the cleanse up to this point and you are not feeling sparkly yet, you should try a hard workout.  That is what did it for me today. 

Breakfast:  2 eggs and 1/2 of a canteloupe, coffee with coconut milk and agave.

After my run:  Smoothie made with oatmeal, flax seeds, chia seeds, canteloupe, blueberries, almond milk (arguably processed I guess) and a splash of agave.

Lunch:  A bowl of quinuoa and black bean salad with some fresh salsa and 1/2 of an avocado, while the rain pounded down outside.  

Afternoon snacks:  cashews, almonds and dried cranberries.  Banana.  Peach.

Before dinner:  baby carrots with hummus, olives and pickled garlic.

Dinner, cooked for me by my loving Mommy.
Corn (without butter!), sauteed spinach and garlic, and wild sockeye salmon with dill.  Deeeeelicious.  Totally hit the spot.

Snack when I got home:  Rice cake with almond butter, banana, and coconut. 

I am really craving some things this evening.  There is a box of Graham crackers, some marshmallows and some Hershey Chocolate bars in my kitchen cupboard that are calling me.  I'm ignoring them. 
But I am looking forward to a summer camp fire and s'mores next week.

How are you all doing out there?

CFC Blog Roll:
Kelly in Ohio:  Perched to Fly
Sandi and Suzanne in Maine:  Casa De Carver
Brooke in Arizona:  Action Mama
Joanne in Pennsylvania:  Miller Journey
Kirsten in Wisconsin:  From Inside to Outside
Jen in Maine:  Running With The Girls 
Maria in Maine:  Swarbles
Kristin in Iowa:  Home Sweet York
Willow in New York:  My Own Trail


Jen said...

The black bean salad looks delicious and I think I have to get some salmon now!

Clean sweat! yay!

SNW said...

MMM how silly, I opted out of the cleanse this week because I imagined myself eating tons of food and beer with my classmates. LITTLE DID I KNOW I'd be slurping broth and smoothies.. I'd KILL for some of that healthy rabbit food :)

Regarding cravings: I've made a list of things to do when I've recovered.. aside from the obvious (exercise!) a double black bean burger with cheese and ketchup and a toasted bun.. that's my current #1. Or Harlan's french toast.

For now, I'd go for: swallowing water pain-free.

lauren @ spiced plate said...

I eat a mostly clean diet, and it's true -- when I sweat it feels so good, and I swear it even smells better than before. It's pretty stunning what the diet affects. Great work resisting those s'mores!

Carver Fam said...

Ok, I think I had clean sweat today on my run! I'm not sure that I would have exactly noticed it if I wasn't looking for it but my face did feel dewy and I definitely didn't stink.

I'm seriously wondering, despite the healthy everyday diet you (and I) eat if it is the chemicals in the food that is processed....scary thought. So much of those ingredients that have unrecognizable names are made in labs and we are eating NONE of that for a week.