Clean Cleanse Day 3 + 4: Exercise

Goddess Huntress | Let's Get PhysicalGoddess Huntress | Let's Get PhysicalThis is my 21 day journal of my experiences with Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean Cleanse. Join me here daily for my detox journey. You can also follow along on Instagram via #ghcleancleanse

Clean Cleanse Day 3 + 4: April 23rd, 2014

One of the fundamentals of the Clean Cleanse is to get moving, go for walks, do light workouts, sweat, etc.  I look forward to the day that I’m able to do all that normal stuff.  I sprained my tendon at the beginning of February going mad crazy with a daily row, a daily mile run with the dogs, a somewhat daily session of BUTI Yoga, along with riding my bike to and from row class.  The ambition and drive were high as I wanted to get ready for our Hawaii trip in March.  Apparently that drive was too high for my left foot!

So that picture above is what my “workouts” at home now look like…shame on you if you thought something else was going on!

Goddess Huntress | Exercise Elastics

I have to stay off of my foot as much as possible for it to heal, which can leave a gal stir crazy (plus boyfriend and dogs, mind you!).  I have to get creative to keep moving while stationary. I workout with elastic bands while laying on the floor to bring the tone back into my legs, along with sit-ups, and boring weight training.  I incorporate 5 min floor work sessions throughout the day. A couple times a week I’m with my trainer and we do floor work and seated weight training as well. I go on mini-walks, 1/4 – 1/2 mile three times a week to stop and smell the roses.

The good news is that my physical therapist who I see once a week says I’m healing quite quickly, more quickly than expected.  The sweat is on the horizon. In the meantime, I will book an infrared sweat session, to retrain my pores how to sweat!  Plus, it will be molto excelente to show those toxins the door.

Since the Clean Cleanse is an anti-inflammatory diet, I’m sure it will do home healing magic on my tendon, which I welcome with open arms!

Day 3 + 4 Overall: Lots of thirst as I’ve experienced on days 1 and 2. Drinking lots of water. Lots of bathroom breaks. On the evening of day 3, I was a little snippy which I blame on my small piece of salmon I had with lunch.  Day 4 I made sure to have lots a generous portion of turkey at lunch (of course with veg galore: artichoke, asparagus, and arugula + quinoa) and I see my humor is much better!  My skin feels hydrated and soft. My nose is dewy oily in the mornings and my teeth feel really clean throughout the day…how’s that for some weirdo outcomes! Oh, and today I felt even more weird and uninterested calling Peter Luger’s Steakhouse for a reservation in June for our NYC trip…this cleanse is doing wonders to make me not want to touch a Peter Luger steak!

See you here for Day 5 + 6 of the Clean Cleanse!