I was informed about a cleanse from my personal trainer that was available and some different professionals in the fitness industry were going through the cleanse and had positive results, as well as their cleints. So, I’ve decided to do a Purium 10 day transformation cleanse. I’ll be completing the gluten free version alongside my trainer, so hopefully I’ll be able to get some one-on-one advice as he’s going through it at the same time.
Why am I doing it?
The main attraction to it was not that I could ‘lose 15lbs!’ that I’ve seen across the internet, but that I might, once and for all, be able to get my sugar and other cravings under control. If you’re like me then you know that when you eat chocolate or other main stream things that they aren’t really doing you any good, but…. it’s that inability to actually control you when you’re doing it and then cursing yourself after you’ve done it. Sometimes, it does depress me that the self control in that area of my life isn’t that great.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t go eating bars and bars of chocolate, but I do like to treat myself more than I actually should.
I’m also doing the cleanse because I want to lose some fat off my body. If I said I didn’t, or didn’t include that as a goal, then I would be lying. The thing is though, I want to lose more than ‘some weight’ or ‘look better in the mirror’, I want to reduce my body fat percentage. So, I’m having it measured before and after the cleanse, which runs for 10 days in total.
So, here are my goals:
- Reduce body fat percentage to under 20% (I’m currently around 25% and have been for a while)
- Zero out my sugar cravings
- Look a little trimmer in the mirror
I know the third one is a little bit subjective, but it’s staying in there now as I know I’ll be judging myself on it.
I’ll be taking before and after photos, and also getting a professional to measure my weight and body fat percentage, so I’ll try and record things as accurately as possible. For you and me, but, let’s face it, mainly me.
I think the body fat measurement is important for me because I’m conscious that if I simply weigh myself and compare those weights that I simply be losing retained water on my body. So, I want to make it a little more accurate.