Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's Over...

I did it. I really did. 

I've had a lot of people asking me how long I'm doing this juice fast. Did I conveniently forget to mention that bit of information so that if I gave up you'd think I did it anyway? My bad. The truth is... I've heard a good detox is at least 3 days. This is technically the end of day 3 and half. I decided to count the fact that I started juicing after only one meal on Sunday so I let myself quit this afternoon. Hey--it counts in my book.

So. What did I learn? Well I'm still craving greasy sugary foods unfortunately, but I've yet to have any! And I learned I am a lot stronger than I ever thought possible. I really am going to make this change for real this time. I'm not going to be perfect... I'll still have my cake and eat it too. 
By the way, I've NEVER understood that phrase and I know I just used it in the completely wrong context..but hey. It's my blog.
I'm going to do this for my future kids, for B, and most importantly myself. I want to feel good from the inside out! With that said.. I'm apologizing in advance for any long boring health kick posts that will surely come your way in the future. 

Did I mention I lost 7 pounds? And this time, I'll keep it off. Yayerr!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Detox Day 2

Hey... I'm alive right?

The day isn't quite over yet but I think I know a word that will sum it up nicely--HUNGRYYYYY. I didn't experience any of the symptoms from yesterday, no headaches or nausea. Just an intense desire to eat every single solid food I laid my eyes on. I woke up feeling pretty dang good, and even got up before my alarm went off. whaa?? I definitely thought today was going to be easier than yesterday, but I honestly think I'd take the headaches over this hungriness any day. I literally came home, fell face first on my bed, and threw a little tantrum to B because I made him pinky swear at the beginning of all this that he wouldn't let me give in. How dare he keep his promise. 

I would say this face pretty much sums up how I feel. But I shouldn't even complain-- this was the yummiest juice I've made so far. I'll guess we'll call it my dessert. Oranges, kiwi, mango, strawberries, and coconut water. Beware, the coconut water does not mix well with the fruit so if you let it sit too long, they'll separate. Hence my stirring butter knife. :) 

BUT.. I did however manage to go to the gym for almost an hour tonight. Woo hoo! I cannot believe I had enough energy for that. I also managed to drop my phone on a running treadmill and slip in the pool area. I'll blame that on the juice. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

The thing is.... I don't do them. 

My one feeble attempt to make a New Year's Resolution was a thought that ran through my mind once on January 1st one year. They just don't mean much to me. So... lets not call this experiment a New Year's Resolution. Let's call it a lifestyle change. Because that's what I'm really hoping it is. Ladies and gentleman... I have joined the masses. I am attempting a JUICE FAST! I'm actually finished with my first day today-- progress! Of course I couldn't write about it until now in case I couldn't even finish it. But.. now that the first day is over I'm feeling pretty good. I might even make it alive to day two, then from there it's just one more day! Not like my weekdays don't go slow enough as it is...sheesh. 

What really made me want to attempt this fast, and hopefully start making healthy choices altogether, was a little documentary called Hungry for Change. And seriously... if you have Netflix, watch this. It almost brought me to literal tears I felt that strongly about it. Here  is the link to the trailer. Trust me when I say.. you'll think twice about what you put in you, your kids, and your spouse's bodies. 

So... day one began!

These are my ingredients for my first juice. I can NOT believe that much stuff made one glass of juice! I think I'll be at the store quite a bit for the next few days. 

Day 1 report: Today was not the easiest... I have felt like I'm in a fog all day, I've had a constant headache, and EVERYTHING smells and looks amazzzzing. As we speak, B is making pancakes. Kill me. But I'm so proud of myself for staying strong! And I actually have not felt that hungry... I'm beginning to see that the way we eat has more to do with our social mindset instead of our necessity mindset. It should be an interesting next couple days-- I'll keep you posted! 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Entering Stage Left....


I vowed I would never do this...the blogging thing I mean. I'm much too private of a person to publish journal entries for the world to see. Granted I haven't kept a journal since 7th maybe this will be my motivator. And more than likely I won't let anyone know I even started this thing. You see, I don't have words of wisdom to share from life lessons, I don't live a life that would be of much interest to most. I envy those who can so eloquently share their feelings through words and touch the hearts of so many people. I wish I could write about amazing journeys around the world, blog about coupons and recipes, instruct those who are interested in creating the ultimate craft. I'm just me. I love it, I'm pretty sure my husband loves it, and if anyone wants to join us on our journey through this crazy life then you are more than welcome.  Enjoy!