We spent the past weekend in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Oh man...I had THE BEST cannoli of my life on Sunday. It was made with free-range sheep ricotta, a fresh shell and crushed pistachio and chocolate. YUMMY. I also had seafood ravioli, onion zeppolini, pizza, and buffalo mozzarella. And a couple Italian Coke Zeros. And possibly also a few of Miles' Italian cheeto-thingies (it was a 5 hour drive...not that that is an excuse...) I got home and immediately weighed myself...I'd gained 4lbs over the four day weekend. I weighed myself the next morning and discovered it was only 2.5...better, but still not happy. So to help kick our bodies back into Isagenix mode we did a cleanse day on Tuesday. When I weighed myself this morning I was .5lb lighter than when we left for vacation. Pfew!
Isagenix is a demanding lifestyle. But I also have to be realistic and know that I will not always have the availability of Isa-friendly food. I tried to always choose the healthier of my options...and sometimes that will be the best I can do.
So onto the Cleanse Day. It was my first...even though I've been doing Isagenix for close to two months. Instead of a full day cleanse I've been doing gentle, every-other night cleansing and have been happy with my results. The cleanse day was as hard as I imagined. Feeding Miles his meals while I drink water and Cleanse for Life (which is good, but NOT filling...obviously) was not easy. I did notice that I was hungry (which is usually NOT the case on Isagenix), and cranky, and I even got a little headache. But the overall result was worth it. Yes, I dropped 3lbs, but more importantly I felt better...after getting all that junk from the weekend out of my system! I think we will start doing regular cleanse days.
But I'm excited...Monday is my 60 day mark on Isagenix!! Keep a look-out for my pics and measurememnts.
I'm also going to be trying out some yummy new recipes: cauliflower mashed potatoes, flourless zucchini brownies, and parsnip fries. (As long as I can find parsnips here in Italy)