There’s one phrase I dread hearing out of one of my clients’ mouth. When I hear it, I try very hardest not to let my dismay show on my face (which is next to impossible for me -- you can generally read my thoughts just by looking at me). I especially dread hearing this if there’s no advance warning, and I’m being told just as we’re about to begin a carefully planned, structured workout. It usually means the workout will have to be abandoned altogether, or I’ll have to dial the intensity way back, which I dislike doing unless there is a good reason.
The following phrase is not a good reason:
"I just started a cleanse."
Oh yeah? You just started drinking only juices for a few days so that you can cleanse your digestive system, which is actually finely honed to do that all by itself? And in doing so you’re taking in far less calories than usual? Then working out right now is kind of a bust.