I’ve been wanting to give this a go for some time now and this past weekend I watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (not knowing it was actually a documentary about juicing). This film really just spoke to me, yes I want to lose weight obviously but I also want to be healthy! Want to feel light and clean and give my tummy a break so I decided to jump in.
Had my hubby watch with me and he was supportive – we got to watching a couple others.. Hungry for Change, Fork over Knives and we were shocked! I’ve been such a sucker for “fat free”, “No sugar” processed products and I also never paid much attention to the effects animal products have on us. Am I Going vegan or vegetarian? Hmm prob not – is there such a thing as 50% vegan? But I really do want to eliminate processed foods. Yes, they taste yummy in the moment. But now that I’m getting older, let’s face it, the momentary taste outweighs the consequences, the weight gain, the tummy issues, the overall feeling of yuck!
You know there are rare things in life that come along and really SHAKE you! The Secret was one of them and I have been a much more positive person ever since, and this was another eye-opener for me.
So I decided to try Juicing, I'm going to try a 10-day Detox.
I started Sunday night, today is my 2nd full day on it and I’m feeling pretty good – not as hungry as I imagined I would be, I’m craving certain things but not because I’m hungry, just because it’s been my routine for so long. My coffee and oatmeal because that’s what I’ve done every morning for the last year or so, coffee was what I was most afraid of, the withdrawls are giving me a bit of a headache.
It really seems like the combinations and recipes are endless and quite tasty! I made a kale, spinach, white melon, strawberries, apple, mandarin and it was delicious!!
I will try this detox and once I’m done I’d like to continue juicing for a breakfast and the occasional meal when I’m on the run.
Day 2 and I’m down 2 lbs - I know I have to be careful coming off it and make sure I keep eating very healthy & clean to NOT gain it back. So far, I have not experienced any drops in energy. Although, I’ve also read days 2-5 are the toughest, *keeping my fingers crossed*.
On another note, I’ve continued my Half Marathon training and it’s going really well – it was time to get over my fear of hills and have been incorporating it into my training. I’ve found it’s actually helping my speed (on flat of course) hehe
Wanted to show my latest progress pic – this is at 58 lbs down from my SW back in 2010, sometimes it takes a while and you’ll hit major bumps in the road but you have to trust the process!!
For the first time in a very long time, I feel like I’m back! I have the motivation and will power to tackle the 2nd part of my journey!