I’m Doing It Again

I’ve spent the last month or so indulging in a lot of food and drink that I’m not meant to. I’ve been exercising a bit – but not as much as I should have been. My sister introduced me to blogilates. I really enjoy those (short) workouts!
Anyway, so after all my indulgence, I’ve decided it’s time for a cleanse. So I started the Clean 9 again today. I won’t post updates as I’ve done in the past – there’s only so many times I can tell you that I’m hungry and that I ate stir-fry for dinner!
I’ll update you if I anything out of the ordinary happens!
Here’s to cleansing!
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Keeping It Up

It’s been a week since I completed the Forever Living Clean 9 – and my intentions were to carry on with the clean eating.

However, it’s proved to be harder than I thought!

The first thing I was going to do, was continue with the protein shakes for breakfast and lunch.

The second thing I was going to do, was continue with the exercise.

So what’s the problem?

1. The Clean 9 pack only had enough of the shake mix for the nine days. So I decided to order some more from Jumia. I checked the status of my order five days after placing it – and it said my order was processing. Still. After FIVE days!

2. Vins was feverish on Tuesday after summer camp. Not just feverish. His fever went up and down from normal to 104 until Friday. Turns out it’s tonsillitis.

So I exercised until Wednesday and I was very careful about what I ate. But as the week progressed, I found it harder and harder to eat sensibly. Partly because I wasn’t exercising, and partly because I was at home with Vins the whole time. Thinking about different (and healthy) foods to eat has been difficult! I don’t like the milk here – so cereal is out of the question. I don’t eat seafood – so a bit of grilled fish or whatever is also out of the question. I’ve been sticking to vegetable stir fry (sometimes with tofu, sometimes with chicken) for lunch and dinner.

Ok, so the Jumia order… After feeling a bit irritated with the fact that my order was still processing, I cancelled it. I could have just called them and asked what was going on, but you know what – I couldn’t be bothered.

Then I remembered a comment left on one of my posts.

I called James (the commenter) on Wednesday to ask if he had the Forever Ultra Aminotein mix in chocolate (I’ve only ever had vanilla and really wanted to try the chocolate one). His price (N4000) is cheaper than it is on Jumia (N5500) and I wouldn’t have to pay for the delivery (N450) either! He said he could deliver it to me the same day – but I didn’t have cash at home and I couldn’t go to the ATM, so I asked him to deliver the next day. I told him I’d text him my address and the product I wanted.

I texted him. For some reason my SMS delivery messages haven’t been working for a while, so I didn’t know if he had received it or not.

On Thursday I didn’t hear from him – but didn’t really have the time to call since Vin’s temperature was up to 104 again and we were going to the doctor.

On Friday I called him again. It turns out he didn’t receive my text message and had misplaced my number. He said he’d emailed me as soon as we’d spoken on Wednesday. He had, but I hadn’t checked my mail.

Anyway, so on Saturday morning James rang and said that his partner would be delivering my protein shake that afternoon.

When his partner, Daniel, arrived – I saw that he’d brought the vanilla mix instead of the chocolate. He apologised profusely and said he’d go and exchange it for me right away. I told him not to worry about it, and that I’d take it anyway, but if he could please bring me the chocolate one on Monday (they don’t last long and I’d need them both anyway).

This afternoon, Sunday, James messaged me to apologise for the mix up and said that he and Daniel had decided to give me the chocolate mix for free! Hooray! It really is very kind of them – they don’t have to do that at all, and I really appreciate it.

So…

If you’re looking to do the Clean 9 (James is selling it for N17000 (at the time of his comment) and I bought it on Jumia for N24000) and don’t know where to buy it from – look no further!

You can call James Anderson or whatsapp him on 08034835439, or email him on swahzzee4@gmail.com

Here’s to Keeping It Up!

 

The New Clean 9 – Days 1 and 2

So I told you I was going to do the Clean 9 again and now I’m doing it. It’s Day 4 and I think I’ve managed pretty well. Honestly, between the summer camp drop offs and pick ups, and the rushing to and from playgroup, I’ve not really had much time to think about eating. Or am I just saying that because I can actually eat now? Ok, it’s a lie – the first two days were tough!

So the Clean 9 has changed. And it’s now the New Clean 9. I didn’t know that – I did no research (because I’d done it before) and just ordered it. The instruction booklet wasn’t in the box (growl) – so I found all the instructions online.

I followed the instructions given on the site (check out the New Clean 9 link above). I waited for that sick feeling I had last time, but it never came. And I really missed food. Probably more because I knew I couldn’t have any? But… I was never really hungry. I had every intention of not smoking for the nine days – but that’s not happened. I tried – I really did. But I would have killed someone. Maybe that’s why the headaches didn’t come? Because not all the toxins left my body?

Now – the disgusting aloe vera gel… I nearly threw up the first time I had it on day 1. But it’s actually not so bad any more. Strange, no? I hated it every single time when I did this two years ago, and I’d forgotten what it tasted like – just that I hated it. But it’s ok. As long as it’s really cold, it’s ok.

When I last did the Clean 9, I was mixing the Forever Lite Ultra protein shake with skimmed milk. And, again not knowing about the changes, bought a whole lot. Once I started reading the instructions, they recommended not using cow’s milk because of lactose – but to use water, almond milk, soy milk or coconut milk. I decided to just mix it with water. And it’s fine.

Another difference is the ‘free’ foods. There’s a list of fruit and vegetables that can be eaten (in moderation) throughout the nine days. I didn’t succumb on day 1. But on day 2, I had 5 grapes and a bit of cucumber. I don’t think I was hungry. I think it was just Sunday and I didn’t know what else to do!

Exercise. The dreaded exercise. You’re meant to do a minimum of thirty minutes of ‘moderate intensity’ exercise every day. I didn’t do it on day 1. There’s no good reason or excuse for it – I just didn’t do it. But on Sunday I dug out my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD and did it. That workout was only twenty minutes, but something is better than nothing, right?

By the end of day 1, I felt that my stomach was a little flatter. Not flat. Not by any means – but flatter.

By the end of day 2, my MIL was complimenting my complexion!

I feel quite energetic – don’t worry, I’m not about to go and do something silly (like jog) – I just don’t feel like I want to lie in bed all day.

And by the end of day 2, I had decided that I’m going to do the thirty day Forever FIT 1. Why? Because I can feel this working.

I think one of my multiple chins has even gone!