I've been wanting to do a juice cleanse for weeks now, but for some reason or another it kept getting put off. First there was Christmas.. Then I got sick.. & there is always the reoccuring problem of me being in love with food..
But today is the day, folks.
Yesterday I hit up Trader Joes & the Lunds up the street and stocked up on all sorts of veggies & fruits. I'm an Iowa girl through and through.. But the one real benefit of living in MN for school is the fresh & gorgeous selection of fruits & veggies. I feel so spoiled up here! ;)
|Yesterday's loot! All for under 30 bucks! Holla. ;)|
So, why fast?
- I have stopped listening to my body cues. I grew up with 4 boys, meaning I grew up eating like the four boys. Aka- A LOT. I love food. But there is a fine line between eating & indulging. I always eat healthfully, but I need to take a step back and reteach myself to listen to my body & how much food I should actually be consuming.
- In conjunction, I am a big snacker! Not just between meals, but when I get home and am trying to figure out what to eat for dinner I snack. So I end up eating more than I really want & need.
- I have been in a rut.. Yep, it is hard to admit, but it is the truth. I ran the Twin Cities 10 miler in October and ran my fastest/best that I have ever done in any of my races so far. I was so jacked up that I was ready to commit to doing a bunch of races in the upcoming year instead of doing my routine of 1-2 races per year. Then I was hit with some bad news during midterms week at school.. One of my undergrad courses wasn't transferable to Chiro school, so I had to drop half of my courses & retake it at Northwestern! Then I was informed I was .75 credits off of being able to receive full financial aid for my classes. So I had to get a job, adding more stress! Don't get me wrong.. I loved my job & it has been one of the best blessings and opportunities for me. But I fell out of my routine of running daily, but I didn't lose that runners appetite. You see the problem?
SO.. Now is the time to reboot, recommit & reestablish my goals! If you are finding yourself in a rut, I feel what you're going through. It sucks. But you can turn it around! Have you let a few extra pounds creep on? Are you not managing your time/priorities well? Have you taken a hiatus from working out consistently? There is no better time than NOW to turn things around. Feel free to email me if you need some advice, inspiration, whatever! (firstname.lastname@example.org) I love to talk to others, especially when it is on the topic of health!
Juicy Juice One: 3 stalks celery, 1/2 large seedless cucumber, LOTS of kale, 1 braeburn apple, 1/3 lemon & a handful of parsley.
It was fresh, crisp, earthy.. Exactly what I wanted to kick off my cleanse!
Tomorrow I will post about the rest of my juices from today as well as the other things I am going to commit to doing during my fast. Plus I will keep you posted on how I'm feeling, the ups, the downs, errythang. Sound goodie?
What about you? What healthy choice will you commit to today?
(P.S. If you notice pictures missing where they obviously shouldn't be.. That's because they were linked to my phone, so when I deleted them off my phone.. BOOM.. They also disappeared off of my blog. So I am slowly but surely working at getting them, or most of them, back up on here! But bear with me.)