So I got a wild hair up my you-know-where to attempt a juice detox. I had all these grandiose plans to juice for 3 days, meditate, unlock my chakras (whatever the heck that means), and become a healthier person at the end of it.
My master plan kicked off 11/1. A great way to start off my birthday month, right? I was lucky to procure a Juiceman for $10. Dontcha just love Craigslist? And it even works. So Monday night, I juiced 1 beet, 1 pear, and a handful of spinach for breakfast on Tuesday. I always have a good amount of fruit and veggies on hand, but I did buy some extra items (beets) just for this project.
I HATE beets. Not really sure why I thought juicing beets would make them any better. They smell and taste like dirt. Gross. All I could think of as I drank this beet/pear/spinach concoction yesterday was that it needed some vodka! I was able to get that stuff down (without vodka) and made it through Day 1 with the help of Bolthouse Farms Green Goddess, some tomato soup, a plain protein shake and Whole Paycheck's overpriced butternut squash soup (boy that was good...pricey, but good).
And all I could think of yesterday was how good a grilled cheese sandwich would be with my tomato soup or the taste of warm french bread with the butternut squash soup would be. Alas, I had juice!
I did attempt to workout last night. 1 mile on the treadmill and 30mins of TurboKick. I have to say that I couldn't concentrate. I'm not sure if it was the lack of food or that the gym was a distraction. I did, however, manage to burn 1100 calories!
Last night I juiced tomatoes, parsley, bell peppers and spinach for my morning juice. Um, I'd rather would have eaten a salad for breakfast. My mid-day juice is celery, carrots, parsley and spinach. We shall see how that works out. Lunch will be soup. I will get in a workout tonight along with some yoga, follow it up with a plain protein shake.
Not sure what the plan for tomorrow will be...I will keep you posted.