So about a week ago, Christopher expressed to me his desire that I get more fit. Translation… he wants me to lose weight. I didn’t react to that request so well which then prompted a fight where he also expressed that I’m difficult to talk to about things… but that’s a whole ‘nother post all together. Point is… it prompted me to turn over this new leaf in the Christine Fitness Regime. Now… please understand that prior to this, I didn’t see myself as “unfit.” I’d been doing an hour of cardio 5 days a week, kicked Christopher’s ass in a 5k run in March, and always had salad for lunch and subbed salad for french fries whenever I ate out. But… I wouldn’t mind looking like Pam Anderson (without the hepatitis sunken in eye look) and I definitely don’t have THAT body… so I have decided to make that my personal goal. Then I will be happy, Christopher will be happy, and maybe he’ll start inviting me to come along when he goes out with his friends. We’ll see…
Well… as a part of my new health regime, I got myself a personal trainer who suggested I do a colon cleanse. So I am… I chose an all-herbal one that basically consists of taking two pills (one fiber pill and one that’s a plethora of– according to the package– seemingly beneficial herbs all powdered up and made into the other pill).
When I told Christopher I was doing this, he decided to research it on the web, and called a bunch of his friends who he thought would have knowledge about it, and then came to the conclusion that colon cleansing is nothing more than a marketing ploy by drug manufacturers to sell a product that no one can prove really works or not.
Maybe he’s right. He did do the research.
But I have to say… since I started, I feel better. I haven’t had a single stomach ache. I don’t feel as sluggish. I mean, at the expense of sounding gross, I really don’t see how completely emptying your bowels twice a day WOULDN’T be good for you. It seems like getting waste out of your body, as opposed to letting it sit there and rot in your colon would be a thousand times better than the alternative. And… after two weeks, I’ve lost three inches around my stomach which realistically couldn’t be just fat from working out and water weight from drinking the gallons upon gallons of water I’ve started drinking. I think it’s safe to attribute at least some of that to the colon cleanse.
Anyway, he and I are both interested in hearing what other people have to say about it, and their experience with it, and what not. So feel free to chime in and give your thoughts.
But in the meantime, here’s to a squeaky clean colon, and my new & improved, healthy lifestyle, AND the Pam Anderson body that’s just waiting for me.