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Day two of our juice feast began with a similar concoction as last night’s dinner. I got about ~2 L of juice from 4 lemons, 8 oranges, 6 carrots. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Orange/Carrot is one of my favorite fruit/veggie combos!
I made another version of my Strawberry Citrus Punch for lunch which was comprised of: 6 oranges, 2 lemons, 3 lbs of strawberries & a handful of blackberries. My man found strawberries on sale at the wholesaler for $2.99 per flat!! He brought home 2 flats (roughly 16lbs)! That’s what I’m talking about! Go big or go home & with prices like that, how can you not?! Strawberries are usually too expensive to make a lot of juice with them, but today I felt no shame about pulverizing the crap outta those bad boys and chugging their innards back with relish! Hehehehe! My frugivorous instincts are in full effect. ;)
So far I’ve experienced a few expected cravings, mainly because I’m in an environment where there is cooked & processed food around me; the smell of fresh bread and simmering veggies and such are particularly intoxicating. But I’m feeling great, lots of energy and really enjoying the relaxed, light feeling in my stomach. :) For my first juice feast, I’m really loving it! And as a bonus, my hands smell delectable from handling all that fruit! Lemony-fresh baby!
This afternoon I think I’ll make a tomato juice & a green juice. Then maybe some pineapple and kiwi for dinner! I’ll post photos later to tantalize your taste-buds! ;p
Today marks the first day of my juice feast! My boyfriend has been struggling a little with his health & fitness goals recently, so he decided to join me as well - which made my heart jump for joy when he told me! :p He went out last night to the wholesaler and brought back this gorgeous bounty of fresh fruits & veggies:
I spent about 2 hours in the kitchen last night with my juicer and made about 5.5 L of various juices: some orange/strawberry/lemon for breakfast, tomato/carrot/cucumber for him for lunch & green juice with pineapple/kiwi/lemon/apple/spinach/ginger for me. Simply delicious!
Dinner we shared approx 4L of oranges, carrots and apples together! So smooth and refreshing!!
As most of you know if you read my blog, I usually have a juice of some sort just about every day. I’m a self-confessed juice-a-holic. But right now I just finished my green juice from lunch and I am buzzing from all those vitamins and minerals! ;) My boyfriend has informed me that he’s already had to take a few emergency trips to the bathroom - but I take that as a good sign. The more that comes out, the more toxicity you’re getting rid of!
I’m not doing this for weight loss. I’m using it as a cleansing period, a chance to really let my body relax and focus on healing for a short while. Yoga, reading, inward reflection, affirmations & meditation are all part-and-parcel of my detox. :)
I’ll be posting more pics of the juices I make over the next few days too. As well as any more info on detox symptoms or cravings we might experience. My main informational post will be at the end of the week to summarize & give more background knowledge about fasting & feasting with juices.
Peace & Love to you all! <3
I just had a fantastic weekend full of laughter, love and all sorts of merriment! On Friday I weighed in at 113 lbs (which means another loss of 2 pounds) and I have to say I was pretty excited about that. My weekend was, to put it gently, not the best as far as food is concerned but I’m confident once I get back into my
new weekly routine that I’ll re-fuel and fix my body back up to where I like it. Also, as a side note, can I just say I looked damn fine in my LBD last night. First time I’ve rocked that dress in public in quite a while (I haven’t fit into it) and I was complimented on how I looked several times. Confidence boost or what?!
Also I am excited for an event happening in my area this coming Saturday. It’s called Urban Goddess and it is beind held at the Moksha Yoga Studio in Waterloo. If anyone reading my blog is from the area you should definitely check it out!
Looks like a healthy, high-vibe kinda atmosphere and well, you know me! Get your tickets over @ http://theurbangoddess.eventbrite.ca
Also this week in order to hop back on the cardio train, I’m convincing myself to log 50 kms. Not all that hefty of a goal, it’s true, but I think catching up with school will be the main thing taking up my time this week. I do not want this week to be a continuance of last weeks nearly zero kilometres logged. For shame! :p
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for a healthy week! Let me know about your goals for the upcoming work/school/health grind! ;)
This post is going to be a little random so I appologise in advance for the lack of consistency. I just wanted to take a little moment and say THANK YOU to all my followers, the people who comment, who send me emails and messages… Really, you guys are such an inspiration to me, when I hear your stories and the struggles you’re going through it motivates me to work harder, and be better too. I love hearing your feedback and hearing that I’ve helped someone in any way is just so amazing to me. So basically I’m saying if you’re reading this, thank you. :)
I’ve been struggling with getting into my new routine at University and various aspects of that whole change from summer… I have not had a solid night’s sleep in several days and I can feel it affecting me negatively. Last night was by far the worst, I probably got about 4 hours of sleep, but woke up so many times that I almost feel as though I haven’t slept at all. The other night I tried exercising before bed and that helped a little, so I think I’m going to try a little cardio and some easy yoga before bed tonight. Any suggestions for something else I could try to avoid another night of laying awake in bed?
But on a happier note, as of yesterday I have officially lost 40 lbs! :D When I try to imagine what 40 lbs looks like, and then picture it on my body… I kinda get grossed out. Where did it all come from?? I guess most of it was in my hips and ass (yep I still got a booty - don’t worry :p) and a fair bit from my stomach. But to me, looking in the mirror, I still feel like I’ve only lost maybe 15 or 20 lbs… It’s so strange how your perception of yourself is skewed when it comes to weight. Has anyone else found this kind of thing?
Alsoooo…. I am now a Sweat Pink Ambassador! Woot woot! So thanks to all the lovely SPA’s who are now checkin’ out my lil spot on the web! Hehe. It feels great to be a part of a community of healthy and fit women who love to inspire and support each other! I can’t wait to get my sweatpink swag! lol.
Anyways, that’s all for now. I’ll be updating later after class with some exciting news! :D
Have a happy & healthy Friday Everybody! TTYL!