Question… Will I be arrested if I nip in to costa and just sit and sniff other peoples cups of heavenly goodness. That’s how I felt this morning on my first day of the C9 Challenge.
Last night I did my prep, chopped a stack of fruit and veg and packed 2 lunches, one for me and the other for my co-cleanser (Jack). We are embarking on the Forever Living C9, an Aloe Vera based cleanse. Not because it’s been a celebrity diet used by the likes of Posh, Miss Universe and the much loved Bobbie from T.O.W.I.E, but because I’ve seen first had the incredible difference its made in my parents. So this morning off to work I skipped with an apple in hand and a Mushi Monster pack lunch box.
My positivity was soon stunted when I had to walk past Costa … no cup of morning wake me up juice … then I get to work where my desk is conveniently positioned next to the fresh filter coffee… But it’s my first day and I’ve gone coffee cold turkey, so I need to expect a few little withdrawals. The leaflets provided in the Clean9 pack are very informative and do forewarn that this cleanse does take dedication, with this in mind I have done my research and found that you can drink the likes of Mint and Green Tea. It’s not coffee but it warm and is differently helping with the cravings.
That was my biggest concern with the cleanse, not the diet but the lack of coffee, I’ll keep you posted over the next few days to see if I crack!
So far from the pack, I’ve taken my tables drank my Forever Fibre and sampled the Aloe Gel (probably the most important part of the Cleanse). The Forever Fibre has no real flavour, it comes in a schet and is easy to drink. However the Aloe Gel has a bit more of a flavour and to be honest tastes like something that should be good for you… if you get my meaning!. When I’ve completed the C9 I’m looking forward to moving on to the Forever Flavoured Berry Nectar, easier to drink and geared towards support your urinary tract and digestives systems.
Its lunch time now and my selection of recommended Free Foods is doing the job, I’m not hungry, feel positive and am enjoying the work banter after everyone saw my Mushi Monster lunch box. I can only images the stick Jacks getting from the boys on site, as as I sent him to work with Spider Man box full of “Rabbit Food”!
Wish me Luck and if you’re interested in healthier you and fancy joining me on the C9 Challenge, then here is a great link that could help you lose weight, cleanse your body and raise a bit for charity too!