OK, today is the day. Now, to start the cleanse, I had a process of phasing out solid foods over a three day period. I could have fish for dinner Tuesday, a salad for dinner Wednesday, and vegetable broth for dinner Thursday, the night before. Tuesday went well, and the fish portion was less than I had expected. Wednesday, I ha a little cheat with dinner, but Thursday I was fully on in anticipation of my detox and cleanse, and the first time using Blue Print Cleanse.
Friday morning was an odd mix of fatigue, and anticipation since I had spent the night on the phone with a great friend from school that I had not spoken to in some time.
To give some background, our long phone conversations began when my “brother-from-another-mother” moved to California. Due to the time difference I would suffer the brunt with a lack of rest because they conversations would go on, talking, debating, etc. Oddly enough, after he went back to school in England and returned back to the states, and back home to New York…our conversations still seem to have the same time table.
Open Friday, I could drink a mix of hot water with lemon, and add cayenne pepper, if needed/wanted to start the day and hold me until my box of juices arrive. Between working on items and reports, I made trips to see whether the FedEx truck had pulled to the front.
“no, not yet,” I thought while retreating back to my office. I continued this exercise until I had to drop and item off, only to return to someone rumbling in my office, placing the box on the ground.
“I think it’s a phone,” she said. “That’s what the delivery guy said he thought it was.” I smiled, and grabbed my scissors and in haste opened the box, sliced my finger, looked at the blood, and felt to discern whether my juices were still cold. I looked at the juice, then looked at the blood making its way to the surface of my finger. Do I drink my first juice, or get a band aid? I got the band aid, because if I had waited this long, a few more minutes would not make a difference.
Juice 1: Green Juice
Made of Romaine lettuce, Celery, Cucumber, Green Apple, Spinach, Kale, Parsley, and Lemon I had heard nightmare descriptions of its taste. Granted, I had had green juices in past cleanses, another positive point that sold my on this product and had had one earlier this week, the flavor and consistency had a consistency that was not thick as other greens. The flavor was easily palatable, and had a hint of a sweet tang, likely from the apple and lemon. Not bad, I thought as I tried to focus on drinking my juices in an even schedule.