cleanse, day one

before i get in to the details of how i felt on my first day of the cleanse, i want to share the different flavors of the juices:

1. the shauca—grapefruit, ginger, mint
2. the guru—carrot, apple, beet
3. the dharma—kale, spinach, parsley, celery, apple, lemon
4. golden beet, apple, carrot, lemon
5. pineapple, coconut water, kale, spinach
6. the om—hazelnuts, cinnamon, dates, filtered water 

by far, my favorites were #1 and #6, which is fitting, because i started and ended my day with those. the grapefruit made me feel awake in the morning and the sweet hazelnut "milk" was creamy and held me over through the night. the only flavor i had a little trouble getting down was the dharma, due to my major aversion to celery. when i went to pick up my order, i had the opportunity to taste the different juices and switch out any ones that i wasn't keen on (i swapped a red pepper and cayenne one for the golden beet one). for some reason, i didn't realize there was celery in the dharma and bypassed trying it, so i was a little surprised when i took my first sip yesterday. other than that, the juices are really delicious.

i'll be honest, yesterday was rough. there were a lot of factors at play—i didn't wean myself off of coffee prior to this, i was still jet-lagged, it was my first day back at work, my tooth was still sore from my root canal, and our bathroom is a mini construction zone (we're getting a new sink) which has caused a lot of dust and congestion.

i didn't actually feel very hungry, but i definitely had some serious headaches. a little dizziness and irritability too. when i got home from work, i changed into my pajamas, did a little work on my computer and passed out (as in, before nine). i would definitely say that i was exhausted! excited to see what the second day has in store.

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