Day 5

After taking a momentary lapse in the cleanse to fully enjoy VegFest, I decided Monday would be a juice-till-dinner day, rather than having a smoothie at lunch.

So, my lease on my apartment is up September 30th, which means both my roommate and I are looking for new spots to live. I haven’t had much luck, but Cori, my roommate, already moved into her new place, leaving me with pretty much nothing. The couches, TV, coffee and end tables, and most of the dishes were hers. So I have a kitchen table, a computer desk, and a wide open space in my living room. Which for the most part is extremely depressing. Unless you have a hula hoop!

For a workout, I put that little baby to work! Prancing around my empty apartment to upbeat top 40 cuts, swinging a hula hoop around my waist, was ridiculously fun. I did it for a half hour straight, which left me sweating, my abs burning, and my energy better than it’s been all week! So hey, when life gives you a sad empty apartment…make lemonade!

The best part is, that wasn’t even the highlight of my day!

This was:


That’s right, Joe got a kitten! He’s probably the coolest kitten ever too because he’s extremely social and cuddly, but also super playful. 2 months old…is that not just the sweetest thing?

It’s pretty easy to forget your hunger when there is a baby animal to play with. Joe and I didn’t end up having our dinner smoothies until like 8:30, sucking them down quickly while watching the little bugger go.

I think these little joys are what will really help this cleanse improve my life. There’s only so much that can be said for the actual physiology of it, a lot of your success depends on what you do emotionally and spiritually to support cleansing. Laughing, giving your love to other people and animals, moving your body, meditating…that’s the stuff of life, not food (or juice, whatever).

Cleanse your soul people, in addition to your body. After all, the soul is all that will be left in the end.


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