Navani Knows: The Cleanse Day 5

I survived day 5!! This means I am past the middle mark. Now I can say I almost done! Woo hoo! Today overall was a much better day than yesterday. I woke up and my devastating headache was gone, the sun was shining and I had yoga to look forward to. Free Yoga at that. Of course getting out of bed and starting my day was a lil rough. I am always extremely weak in the morning, having to slowly raise myself out of bed strategically and stumble into the kitchen to make my first batch of lemonade. Today I made one serving and drank it right on the spot, as I sat on the bed watching videos. I finished the magic juice and “Viva La Vida” came on and I immediately got up and started dancing around the room which is my normal response to that song. It makes me happy to be alive, and that’s when I knew it would be a good day.
So I made my economy size bottle of lemonade to go and packed my gym clothes and headed off to work. Work was fine except I am always sooo much hungrier in the confines of that building! I don’t know why but my stomach is constantly growling there. Therefore, I ended up drinking half of the six servings by noon. Not good. Around lunch time my co-worker had a roach drop in on her and her cookie and that action broke up the day a lil. After that I didn’t have much of an appetite anymore. But I did walk by a guy eating some sort of pot roast and it smelled so good it made me crave meat, and I don’t even eat meat! Sigh.

I continued to fight off the hunger pangs, just trying to make to 6 pm when I could leave and go take my yoga class with Russell Simmons (He opened his own studio and invited press to come check it out). Oh yeah, another reason why my day was simply sublime. On the way to his new studio my co-worker told me, “You don’t even look sick or anything, in fact your skin is like, glowing” in regards to me not eating for five days. I was ecstatic. One of my worst fears of doing the cleanse was that I would end up looking like a cast member from the Twilight vampire movie. So with that, I finished the last of the “stuff” and got changed for class.

The yoga class was amazing! Not only was it in a nice studio within the Alvin Ailey building, but I walk in and Porschla Coleman is the one teaching the class! I wasn’t expecting that. I look up from my downward dog pose and there’s Russell in the front of the class ever so non-chalantly. PS I am kinda mad Russell can do a headstand and I can’t, but I digress. Porschla was such a great teacher and not only pretty in person but genuinely nice. She held my legs up and helped me with my shoulder stand. Boy do I need to work on that. Just being in the room with so much good energy changes everything. I wasn’t hungry once in the hour and a half that I was there. I left there feeling super relaxed and content with life. (Note to self: do more yoga)

I can only hope the other 5 days follow suit. Now I am going to drink my Yogi tea and follow the advice on my packet: Be happy so long as breath is in you.

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