We were back at Sick Kids this morning. We had a little, lethargic girl with a fever. This parenting thing is WAY too hard. This was supposed to be our hump day. She was primed to go back to school tomorrow. But instead she napped and cried and cuddled. My heart sat outside my body as I watched her. I turned to my mom with tears of my own and declared "this is just too hard." How do the parents of terminally ill children do it? I can not even imagine. Her pale face. Her skinny, weak body. It is too much. My energetic superhero is just a frail, tiny little person.
The good news is they sent us home. She is being closely monitored but did not need to be readmitted. A good night’s sleep (for both of us), some Tylenol and some food and rehydration will help. She’s on the mend and now it’s time for me to stop obsessing over every little moan. Man, I need a stiff drink…
But, as you all know, that is not in the cards for me these days. Probably a good thing, really. I have now completed Day 2 of my Pre-Cleanse. Being at the hospital screwed things up a bit but I managed to stay on track and I am surprised at how well I am doing. I have not been nearly as hungry as I thought and I actually find that shakes quite enjoyable.
Tomorrow the real test begins – it is our first real cleanse day. No food. Just the Isagenix nutrient replacements. What really impresses me about this program is the philosophy. They don’t promise the quick fix or the miracle solution. What they promote is cleansing the body and giving it the fuel it needs to perform at its optimum. Isagenix is not the miracle but your own body can be if you give it what it needs. This is a lifestyle choice for those who find results. We’ll see what I think in the end but so far I am more than intrigued. I like that it is more about what you put in than what is coming off and since I don’t have hefty weight loss goals this works well for me.
So, tune in tomorrow to see how I do with zero food but a body well on the way to eliminating toxins and operating at its peak! Btw, I was going to post a before picture like Kath did but then I thought that was stupid because I don’t have lofty weight loss goals. What do you think? Should I do it to see if there is a difference? I was thinking of taking one up close of the bags under my eyes to illustrate fatigue and lack of energy but opted out of that…too much information even for me.
Oh, and I didn’t have a chance to catch up with Steve about the fitness part of the program because I was at the hospital all day. As soon as I do I’ll fill you in. But, in the meantime, if you have any questions about Steve Bentley or Bentley Coaching or Isagenix contact Steve at email@example.com or by phone at 416.497.6361.