The RESET Continues…A Peek Inside My Master Cleanse
by Rochelle Griffin
Here I am at the end of Week 2 of my master cleanse, and I’ve just capped it off with a massage. Perfect! This week was about detoxing my body. The part that surprised me is that this week was more of an emotional cleansing then a physical one for me.
So let’s start out with the physical:
I found this week to be challenging for me. We went from a gradual removal of meat/fish/dairy in Week 1 to completely vegan in Week 2. I’ve never, in my life, been vegan. Letting go of my Greek yogurt was hard for me….seriously. For the most part, I loved the foods. There were still a few spices/herbs that I didn’t care for, but Keith played with the recipe to fit my palate.
The fog totally lifted this week, and I had periods of crazy energy as though I drank 2 cups of coffee. Nope…just the master cleanse doing its thing. I did have a grumpy day on Day 13 where I was just OVER it and wanted to eat “forbidden” food just because, but thankfully it passed. Oh, and guess what?!?!?! I’m not missing coffee! I love my herbal coffee, and it makes me just as happy as my old coffee did.
And shall we talk poop? Hey, I’m a RN. I can talk poop morning, noon, and night without blinking an eye. Don’t let Week 2 Detox scare you. It didn’t cause me to run constantly to the bathroom. For the past several months, I’ve actually dealt with loose bowel movements intermittently. Well this master cleanse actually helped regulate me. For the past week, I’ve had 3-4 GOOD poops per day! Solid poops…AND occasionally purple poops (thank you, beets!)
Weight-wise, I lost another 3.4 lbs and Keith lost another 4 lbs, bringing our totals to 7.6 lb and 8.5 lbs respectively. I feel good. I’m back to my weight pre-Atlantis & Tahiti vacations. My clothes are fitting nicely. I look strong.
Now HERE is where the physical detoxing met the emotional detoxing. On day 2 of the second week, I started to feel tightness in my jaw and develop a raging headache for most of the day. When I’m stressed, it goes to my jaw and shoulders. Physically my body felt like I was stressed, but emotionally I wasn’t stressed about a thing. It was the strangest experience. Thankfully it only lasted until the next morning.
I also started to have very vivid dreams. I’ve always been a dreamer, but these dreams seemed different. It was different each time, but there were always people in the dreams who had been toxic in my life in some shape or form. These people are no longer in my life, but it became obvious to me that I still needed to deal with some emotions behind it. On the last night of my detox phase, I had a dream about a falling out that one of my best friends and I had a few years back and we didn’t talk for over a year. We’ve since moved past it, have talked it completely out, and are like sisters, but again, it turns out that I needed to “cleanse” it from my psyche.
Two days before the end of my detox period, I started to become very aware of a “pressure” in my left shoulder. I instinctively knew that I needed to get a massage…I needed to further detox myself physically and emotionally. My massage therapist is amazing and has a gift for what she does. She doesn’t just give massages; she truly administers therapy. I finally got in with her yesterday and I was amazed. Let me explain…I didn’t tell her that I was in the midst of a master cleanse. I simply said that I’ve been traveling a lot and am having the usual discomfort that I get from stress. Trust me…she knows me well. Ha. Anyways, so she immediately pinpoints the area that needs to be released.
As she’s working on pressure points, she says to me “I know that you said that you’ve been traveling, but is there anything else going on? Maybe trouble with the family?” My mouth dropped open. I explained to her about my master cleanse, the detox week, my vivid dreams, etc. She said “Ah, this makes sense.” She gave me some wise, unsolicited words. She told me to ride emotions as though they are a wave. Ride them and let them go. Don’t hold on to them. Simply experience them. Then I fell back into my massage-induced slumber.
Things I learned from Week 2 of my master cleanse, the Ultimate Reset Journey.
- Be open to what you experience. It’s not just about a physical journey…there’s an emotional one connected to it as well.
- Everyone’s journey will be different and that’s ok.
- It is possible to eat vegan and have excellent food. We’ll definitely be repeating some of the recipes post cleanse.
- Beets turn your pee and poop purple. Actually I knew this, but it highly amused my child.
- Make it easy on yourself. Buy paper plates. We finally broke down and did it. Wish we had in Week 1 instead.
So here we go into the great unknown of the last week, Week 3: Restore. I have NO clue what to expect, but I’m starting to learn to expect the unexpected. Game ON!
Share what you have learned from your week two ultimate reset journey in the comments below.
A Toast to Your Health,
Rochelle Griffin is Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience who has transitioned her love forfitness, health, & freedom into a 6-figure company that now helps others live the life of their dreams.
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