Yesterday morning I woke up exhausted, even though I'd managed to get almost 8 hours of sleep. As soon as I was upright, a brain squeezing headache took hold in such a manner that I couldn't even open my eyelids all the way for a good two hours.
I tried the warm water with just lemon. It was okay, but nothing I'd drink for taste and I grew bored with it after half a mug. I definitely will not be revisiting the cayenne; the lemon is questionable.
For my green juice, I used the apple (shudder), cut the cucumber by half, and added romaine; it was a bit of a nicer blend, but was still a lot to consume so early in the morning. The novelty had already worn off and I was annoyed to be getting up early to prepare something I wasn't really digging or hungry for, as well as to clean that damn juicer again. Irritable with a capital I, that's me.
The headache persisted with a vengeance and, while I was driving to work, nausea hit again as it had on the first day of the cleanse. Oh no, I thought. I do not do nauseous. I had powered through the first day because I thought it was a fluke, but here I was on day 3 suffering an even worse headache, more nausea, and exhaustion that was making me wonder if I was going to stay awake for my 45 minute commute. I did- barely, and then struggled with a surprisingly fatigued body to make it through the ten minute walk I take with ease every single morning. How could I even consider purposeful exercise when this is the way I was starting the day? I think I may skip the juice tomorrow and see if it makes a difference.
By lunchtime the symptoms were muted and I ate some of last night's dino kale salad with cauliflower, sweet peppers, and carrots. Surprisingly, the salad was just as good the next day; the avocado dressing didn't oxidize overnight and the kale stayed crunchy. The dino is growing on me, but, curly kale; I still love you.
As a side note, on the way back to the office from an off-site meeting I wound up in a car smelling like french fries; no fair, people.
Like a pest, my headache returned for the drive home; I'm glad the nausea stayed at bay. Thankfully there were leftovers (from yesterday and the day before) so that I was able to eat quickly, then
Then the strangest thing happened; I got a second wind and went for a run. It wasn't a very long run and I don't suppose I maintained very good form (if there is such a thing in running; am I thinking of bowling?), but it was a bonafide