So, why did I start the three day water cleanse? Well to be honest, I had been working hard all quarantine to get back to feeling like myself. I felt like a cleanse would be the cherry on top to all my hard work. On top of that, my sister had suggested that I do some type of cleanse for faith purposes because she saw how much I was struggling with my anxiety. I also wanted to help reboot my body and start fresh. Believe me when I say that a 3 day water cleanse is NOT for the faint of heart.
Day 1: It was challenging to say the less but I was focused and ready to give this a try. I had a group of friends join me and it definitely helped not doing it a lone. I won’t lie, day one was no walk in the park but only the beginning of a long journey ahead. Believe me, three days might not seem like a long time but when you go three days without food, your mind starts to play tricks on you. Your will power is definitely tested.
Day 2: Now, before I started my cleanse, I did my research and from all the videos I had seen, they all said day 2 was always the hardest! They weren’t kidding…… I was ready to give up by 3p.m. I was in pain, my head was killing me and I was extremely exhausted. Just check out the video down below! I had to really search deep and remind myself that I had the power to see this through.
Day 3: I was happy that it was my last and final day but I was more proud of the fact that I stuck through the whole thing. I felt amazing, had a boost of energy and was focused. I don’t know how that was even possible but I felt brand new – crazy right?! It was by far the HARDEST thing I have ever done in my life. I was tested in so many ways: mentally, physically, and spiritually.
By the next morning I was ready to start my new journey. So, why did I do it ? What was my purposes?
- Firstly, I wanted to focus my time on prayer during the three days. I’ve always wanted to do a cleanse to strengthen my faith and relationship with God. I had gone through so much with my anxiety during the pandemic and I felt spiritually that I needed to do it.
- Secondly, I wanted to humble myself. I felt that it was important to remind myself that my current pain, is only temporary and there are a lot of other people going through much worse than me.
- Lastly, I did it for health purposes. I wanted to give my body the reboot that it needed. I had read prior to my cleanse about the great benefits of doing one. My skin looked clearer, I was able to focus, and my body wasn’t craving sugars but only healthy greens. It was truly amazing and I would highly consider doing it once a year.
I found a new appreciation for body and what it’s able to do. This cleanse made me a stronger individual, mentally and psychically.
P.S If you are ever considering doing a cleanse, please do your research! Consult with your doctor prior to starting it. As always, I am here to answer any questions.