Funny story. My youngest son is home from college for the summer. About a month ago he sent me a couple of text messages asking if I would put him and his girlfriend through a summer training program. “Well heck yeah!” I replied. Evidently texting is the only form of communication for young adults these days. But I digress.
So the training journey started exactly two days ago. Dear Lord I thought I was about to kill my own kid. For future reference to all of you moms out there with young adult males. Never say “he’s a little soft” because some how it will get back to him. I felt bad for about two seconds. Either I can toughen him up or life in general will. He came back for day two and there was nothing soft about him! He’s already asked me “what time are we training tonight?”. Now that’s my boy!
When I do things, I do them with full enthusiasm and dedication. This morning I took some “before” pictures, all of my measurements and heaven forbid my weight. Heaven forbid over my weight you say? Not my weight but that silly scale. It occurred to me as I read all of the instructions for the cleanse that I would be weighing more times in 9 days than I generally do over several months! I’m an athlete, the scale is irrelevant.
Today is “pre-cleanse day 1″. There are two of these days to gear your body up for the full-fledged 9 day cleanse. That means there will be two bonus days of writing material.
Ok, on to the IsaLean shake AKA breakfast. As I got ready to head to the gym I pondered….hmmm now what about my usual pre-workout protein/post workout protein? I made the executive decision to split the shake in half and drank half before my workout and half after. No issues there. I’ve had some pretty gross shakes over the years this one thankfully isn’t one of them. So far so good. I will enjoy documenting all of this. I lift heavy weights and I’m truly interested to see if there is any impact to my lifts.
Next will be a decent lunch of lean protein and fresh steamed veggies. This will be no problem. I love my normal clean food.
Water, water, water! Another shake for dinner and more water and no cooking! Yay for ME! See there is always a positive spin on things.
Have a great day and go lift heavy things!