I didn't really give up caffeine when I started the cleanse, I gave up coffee. I've been drinking tea like it's going out of style. In spite of this, I still had horrible withdrawal symptoms and felt terrible for the first four days. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm cutting back on caffeine containing tea as well. Slowly but surely, I might get there
I've had a couple of bites of food that contained dairy. Personally, I'm cool with it. They were delicious. But it was kinda deviant. I guess I'm a rebel that way.
My running plan may be waaaaaay too hard for me. The first 3 weeks were fine, but it seems like in week 4 they decided that I'm much more fit than I really am. I miscounted weeks between the two 5k's and there's 7 weeks in between, not 6. So instead of stressing, I'm going to do my best this week with the plan, and then repeat this week again next week. This will take the plan all the way through to the 5k, and (hopefully) make the rest of the plan more manageable.
When I realized that the plan was too hard, I said some not nice things to myself. I regret that. While I may not be where I want to be, I am working hard, and I am progressing. I need to do better about honoring that.
I did absolutely nothing on Sunday, and slept in way too late Yesterday. I didn't even do my scheduled workout on Sunday. Yes, I know lazy days are supposedly good for the soul, I've just never seen any data proving it.
So that's what I'm confessing. Overall, I am pleased with the way things are going, and my ability to handle this cleanse amidst my daily responsibilities.
If anyone has any advice on making running plans work better for you, I would love to hear it! I am at a loss right now on what to do...