Thursday, April 12, 2012
reboot your life : juice cleanse, part 1
Mark and I watched this documentary on Netflix called, "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" and it was so inspiring. It's about an Australian man named Joe Cross who suffered from an autoimmune disease and was also 310 lbs. He traveled across the U.S. and drank only fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days to see what would happen. It was really an amazing film with amazing results. Mark and I were really challenged because since the wedding we've both packed on some pounds and generally don't feel healthy anymore. We've decided to try to "Reboot" our lives and do a 10-15 day juice cleanse and then commit to eating better and exercising more. I say 10-15 days because we want to last 15 days but we're not sure we will be able to.
Day 1, Monday, 4/9: Mark bought our juicer and juicing ingredients while I was at work. He said he got a lot of funny looks at the market when he was piling stalks of kale and bags and bags of cucumbers and apples into his cart. An old lady even tried to tell him that what he was bagging by the bushel was kale as if he was making a mistake. Haha Using the juicer is definitely fun but cleaning the damn thing after every use is pretty annoying. By night time I feel hungry even though the amount of juice in one serving is pretty substantial. Surprisingly, I don't mind the taste. Monday nights, Mark and I have some TV shows that we like to watch together so it was definitely hard to watch all the commercials with food. I think I even wanted to eat some cat food that looked so delicious. LOL I have a light headache so far but this is normal when doing a juice cleanse.
Day 2, Tuesday, 4/10: I started the day with a half serving of juice and went to work for 6 hours. I kind of felt a light headache during work but again they say this is normal. When I went to pick up Mark from his work he immediately said he needed something to eat. He has a tendency to be hypoglycemic so he needed some calories fast. On the way to dinner we decided that maybe we'd juice for breakfast and lunch but have a light dinner. This is one of the plans on the Reboot website.
Day 3, Wednesday, 4/11: I don't know if it's just me but I feel my work pants are a little bigger on me. Not sure if I'm losing some pounds yet but I'm almost down a belt hole. Mark and I both feel that even though we're mostly just drinking the juice we still have a lot of energy. Hell, I even worked more than my usual shift and I still feel good.