Well I finished without too much hassle. 30 days without caffeine, 30 days without alcohol, 30 days without eating whatever I want whenever I want. Julie and I completed a nutritional cleanse designed to remove the toxins and “reset” your body so it can do what it needs to do on its own, I was not looking to lose much weight, just get healthier and tidy up the loose bits live the love handles. It involved replacing two meals a day with shakes (mine were vanilla with fruit and stuff in them sometimes to mix it up) taking some natural supplements and doing a couple of deep cleanses during the month. The deep cleanses involve having basically liquid for the two days using the berry flavoured powder four times a day. Not really that hard. The benefit is gaining a better understanding of what I should be eating to be healthier, including my portion sizes, and the cleanse somehow makes you feel so alive with energy.
During this time I was also just getting to the finals series with AFLQ in Brisbane. I was very worried doing this cleanse that it would affect my performance on the field but the result was quite the opposite finding I had more than enough energy to handle what I needed to. I even got selected to umpire the Grand Final for the QFA (South) Reserves. I did put in everything I had throughout the year to get selected for as much as possible but the Grand Final was by far my most favourite game ever to umpire, and in my first year umpiring in Brisbane, I am very chuffed to have been a part of it. The Grand Final went well with me emptying all my takns of energy by the end of the game and once the adrenaline started to wane I had to sit down or I was gonna be on my arse anyway! The best feeling ever when two teams put everything in and you are able to keep up and manage it well, in my opinion.
Anyway, still having loads of energy it is time to find a mountain bike and hit the trails, hopefully with the kids as well. If you want to know more about what Julie have done with our cleanse just get in touch with us through Facebook.
Measurements too (the difference is listed):
Upper arms L .1cm /R .2cm
Upper Thigh L 3.1cm/R 3.5cm
Calf L .9cm/R 1.2cm
Upper Knee L 2.5cm/R .9cm
Here are a couple of photos of my cleanse progress. I didn’t think I had much weight to lose, until I saw the photo’s.