Today is Lemonade Diet Eve.
It was the night before Lemonade and all through the house, not a meal was a cooking, not even a… cookie….???
…I got nothing
Sorry, forgive me. I will miss cookies. And Chocolate.
I don’t pretend that I “look forward” to The Lemonade Diet. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy it. But I enjoy it the same way I enjoy a morning run. I hesitate starting, but once I get into it, once I get the runners high (or in this case “Cleansers High”), it becomes part of my new flow, and even enjoyable.
There are many feelings, emotions and experiences I have while cleansing that make the initial hurdles, and daily challenges totally worth it, but I can’t deny; when starting The Master Cleanse, each time, I mourn a little for the coming lack of variety in my diet. I LOVE TO EAT!…
I would plan my daily routine around what type of food I would eat that day. I live in Vancouver; a melting pot of culture filled with every variety of food from around the world. It is a shame to spend time here without picking a destination for supper each night.
You know, now that I think about it, routine is so important in our lives. Perhaps it wasn’t a coincidence that last night I was watching a series on personal development (productivity), by a leading “Teacher/Marketer” named Eban Pagan. The production I was watching was a series of videos called “Wake up Productive”. The most important process in this program was to learn how to establish routines, or a series of habits that Eban calls “Rituals” –a term he says he borrowed from his mentor. Personally I prefer the word routine (maybe ritual sounds too much to me like it might include small animals or incense.
Eban talks about how it takes 30 days to adopt a habitual routine. The first routine he teaches about is his morning routine which is meant to set the stage for the entire day by “stoking the fires” of his physical, emotional, and logical bodies through diet, exercise, meditation, and even hygiene. I am not a morning person at all so I have been very interested in adopting a routine such as the one he suggests. But that is another story.
All of this has just got me thinking about The Master Cleanse routine, and The Lemonade Diet routine –and my “My Experience” routine that I will be doing during this Master Cleanse Group Experience Winter 2010.
I am going to set an ambitious routine for the next 2 weeks, AND I am going to publish it here so that I might have a public accountability to serve as motivation to get it done.
Like everyone else, I have my own personal responsibilities to attend to daily, like earning a living, social commitments, spending time with family, and the day-to-days of life that takes up most of our time: cooking, eating, traveling, planning, household activities and the rest. I obviously won’t get into those details of my Master Cleanse Routine, but I will describe both my routines for doing Master Cleanse, and for my work here at TheMasterCleanse.org.
My Master Cleanse Routine
Like I said. I don’t know how close I will come to doing this daily. I actually have lots of control over my schedule right now as I work from home. I am just not so sure how much control I have over my mind. I tend to be a little ADHD and when something doesn’t feel right, I move quickly onto another something until IT doesn’t feel right. Let’s see how well I stick to my schedule. I will note my success at this in my morning Biolytics.
- 9:30 AM: Biolytics – Measuring my Biology (weight, body fat, body mass etc…)
- 10:00 AM: Salt Water Flush
- 10:45: AMFirst Glass of Lemonade
- 11:00 AM: Post-Flush Shower
- 12:00: PM Afternoon Tea
- 7:00 PM: Exercise
- 9:00: PM Evening Tea
- 12:00 PM: Nightly Laxative
My Master Cleanse Group Experience Routine
My Master Cleanse Group Experience Routine is the process of Journaling, Moderation, Content Development, and Community Engagement. All times are PST.
- 10:00 AM: Morning Post – Master Cleanse Day-to-Day
- 10:30: AMComment Moderation
- 2:00: PM Content Development
- 5:00 PM: Community Engagement (comments on TheMasterCleanse.org, Twitter, Facebook)
- 10:00 PM: My Experience Group Cleanse Journal
So, that is my outlined routine for the next two weeks starting tomorrow with the first day of The Lemonade Diet.
Do you have a routine that you try to follow? What is it? Let us know in the comments? I would like to build up feedback from all of us on the Day-to-Day realities of The Master Cleanse. Over the past 6 cleanses I haphazardly named some of the days of The Master Cleanse including: Lemonade Diet Day 2: The Wall, and Lemonade Diet Day 8: Hitting your Stride. Some names are better than others, and so I would like to get your feedback on that as well.
Following this Master Cleanse Group Experience I will open up a page for suggestions for each Day including Ease-In days 1-3, Lemonade Diet Days 1 – 10, and Ease-Out Days 1-3. Please feel free to post your ideas here and now.