So Day 1 is always the easiest. You're motivated, you're excited and you've only been doing it for a short time. You can do anything for a short time.
When I jumped in this morning I was a little hesitant. Like I mentioned yesterday, I attempted this cleanse before and failed miserably on day 2. The real issue that last time? I hated the shakes.
Now, I know it's supposed to be all natural, and our tastebuds are used to processed sugars and flavors. I know that if I stuck with it through a few days I probably would eventually become indifferent to the taste. But also as I mentioned yesterday, I don't like a lot of foods, and if I don't like it, I don't eat it. So after a few days of forcing the shakes down, I just couldn't do it any more. I felt like I gave it a good run, but just couldn't do another day.
This time I opted for the "kids" version, which is essentially all the same vitamins and minerals but with a chocolate flavor that kids prefer. Considering chicken fingers and grilled cheeses are a main staple in my diet, I figured this was pretty appropriate.
So needless to say, tasting the first shake this morning was a big deal. I had every finger and toe crossed hoping that the taste would be at least bearable. And guess what? It was actually good! I was shocked by how much I actually didn't dislike it. It tasted like any other chocolate protein shake I've ever had before. What a relief!
Now that I was all good with the shake, the first day went pretty smoothly. The night is always tougher for me (it's my snack time), so I'm struggling a little bit with being hungry now. But like I mentioned above, it's Day 1, so the will power is still there. Here's hoping it continues to Day 2!