My 100th post!! (weak, I know…but still!) Thank you to all my loyal followers
So Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I spent juicing. I bought a Paleo Juicing book called “Caveman Juicing“, and followed it. Let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. I just wanted a little reset for my belly…and I now, I feel great. I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it, honestly, but I did it. I am so proud of myself.
I really believe doing Paleo for the past 15 months helped me prepare to do this. Had I done it before Paleo/clean eating, I probably wouldn’t have had the will power to do it. The detox/reset would have left me feeling really sluggish and grumpy, and I was the complete opposite. I had no real food cravings or temptations. I only did it for 3 days, but anyone who’s ever attempted it before (guilty of attempting and not completing a few times), knows how hard that first day can be. It can get very discouraging. I felt satisfied with my juices, and still managed to go to the gym with full energy. I think my recovery from the gym was even a little better. I was way more hydrated than I anticipated from the juice alone. I did 3 a day with water and coconut water throughout the day. The book has a lot of recipes, unfortunately I stayed away with the ones with apples (allergic), so most of mine consisted of veggies. Over the weekend, preparing for this, I bought 15 cucumbers! Best juicing recipes I’ve seen. In some of the recipes there are supplements you have to add, but I didn’t get to those recipes.
My body is finally working at its’ full potential. I go to the gym and I’m performing better than I ever have. Running and lifting are not as much as a struggle as they used to be. In a world where we crave instant gratification, taking over a year to feel this good and sticking with it…it’s a pretty big accomplishment for me.
“Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try.”