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.
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