Today is Day 22 and I am really getting into the swing of things with eating one meal and juicing for the rest of the day! It is so much easier than I thought it would be. I do all of my juicing in the morning, store about 3 mason jars for the day, and I'm good to go.
I've been starting my day off with a veggie juice usually loaded with some mix of cucumber, spinach, celery, apple, carrot, orange, or romaine lettuce. I eat a HUGE bowl full of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries along with my morning juice. I would juice the berries, but they are just so pretty and turning them into juice instead of eating them kinda breaks my heart. It also fills me up for the next couple of hours and it's nice to eat/chew something in the morning.
Lunch is another jar of veggie juice. I'm starting to add alot more tomatoes, beets, and kale to my juices. They give them such a great color and different flavor than the redundant carrot, celery, cucumber.
I usually "eat" my meal between lunch and dinner time. I mentioned before I made a huge pot of chicken noodle soup last Wednesday and I am just finishing it now! The soup has done a great job of filling me up during the day without making me feel bloated. It's really awesome to have something easy to throw in the microwave if I'm working or precepting and I think that making a pot of soup just might become a weekly event! Supper is another veggie or fruit juice along with a banana!
You guys, I cannot tell you how amazing I'm feeling. My clothes are fitting like they used to and juicing isn't a chore anymore, it is just part of my everyday life. I've also been carrying around a bottle of water with me Everywhere I go and that has really helped me stay hydrated and full throughout the day.
Adding a meal to my juicing has given me so much energy and I finished my first week of Couch to 5K! The first week was super easy and really got me into the swing of things. You start off with a brisk 5 minute warm up walk, which is followed by running for 1 minute, then walking for 1.5 minutes. Super easy right? You run 60 seconds then walk 90 seconds for 20 minutes, and it is ended with a 5 minute cool down walk. Altogether it only takes 30 minutes to complete, 3 times a week!
I know I've said it before, but whenever I reach for a cookie or bag of chips I cannot help but think...."A moment on the lips, A LIFETIME on the hips" :)