Hello, How long have you abused you? How long have you taken drugs, eaten like sh*t, lived a sedentary (or close to it) life, thought jacked up thoughts about yourself and everyone else, judged everything, allowed others to take advantage or taken advantage of others? Are your firm, muscular. Do you have quick reflexes? Are you alert? Do you sweat daily? Do you have any addictions? If you can say yes to any of the above questions you have work to do. The work isn't temporary; it will take some time to undo what you have done so well and so consistently.
I have to remind many of my clients that it took them many years to get where they are and it will take 'some' time to get to a place that they have possibly never been or haven't been to in a long time. In all honesty, it is amazing how quick our bodies, hearts and minds are when it comes to recovery. A smoker can smoke for 20 years and undo a huge portion of the damage by quitting for less than a year. Our bodies want desperately to be healthy, feel great and carry us to and fro. As soon as we show a sign of wanting to actually care for them (our bodies), they work overtime trying to rid themselves, you, of the mess that had been compounded for years. Think about it like a neighborhood that just keeps getting dumped on. After years of neglect all sorts of mayhem sets in. Critter infestations, rot, mold, mildew. To clean up a neighborhood would take a lot more time than a week, or two. The manpower and patience alone would be intense. Cranes may be needed, teams of folks might volunteer to assist. All in all it would not be an overnight fix. It could be months before the smell of old, mildewed materials is lifted.
Our bodies are the same way. We need to give more than two weeks, one month, 6 months to heal the damage we have done. We have to get it out of our heads that we should feel better after a few days of ridding our daily intake of allergy causing, inflammatory substances. You have to understand that we are a very complex system. Our bodies cannot always get rid of the "poison" we ingest in the form of 'food, medicine and libation. It may be a long process to get ourselves back to a point before we began the slow and methodical destruction of our bodies. So next time you want to see immediate results from a quickie cleanse/diet/exercise routine ask yourself those same questions I asked you. How long have you abuse you? How long? How long?