Today was my first day back in reality. I was sad that I couldn’t ride my bike to the university like I have been doing, but I’ll correct that tomorrow.
The class I’m taking is about 5 hours a day in a room with about 30 other teachers. It’s as good as can be expected when cramming a year long course of study into 12 days.
I made my breakfast juice (Mean Green), and also packed a beet concoction for lunch along with another Kanteen of water. I was happy that gastro-wise, everything has calmed down…no problems sitting in class 🙂
Well..there was ONE problem sitting in class. One of the things our class does is bring snacks to share. Basically, the whole time I was there I had to stare at this delicious table of some of my favorites. But did I partake? Nope! I just sipped my beet juice and reveled in my newfound will.
On the way home, I stopped by CVS and bought a handy little gadget. The Orabrush is a tongue scraper/brush. I found that using a normal toothbrush made me gag one too many times (read: twice). It does the trick! I also got some new Listerine. Seems to be taking care of the fuzzy tongue / breath issue.
This evening, we went to the gym and worked out. I finished my Week 2 Day 2 of my Couch Potato to 5k running app. Man, did I feel great doing this! I even upped my game. I was on a treadmill, so I selected a random hill mode, and also increased my speeds to 3.5 Walk, 6 Run. Pretty proud of that. During my run, though, I noticed my mouth felt oily. Yuck. More detox effects.
Lastly, I jumped in the sauna and sweat out until I was as red as the beets I’ve been eating.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll post about the tools that are making my journey easier. Until then, Laters.