Today is Day 1. I'm a bit tired this morning. My body aches as it has started to for a couple months now. My lower back, hips, and my guts just feel yucky. Hence why I'm doing this juice fast. I have a headache this morning too. I don't normally get headaches, so this is weird.
I'm taking this slow and I really want to get in tune with my body, so I'm going to listen to my body as far as how much to juice and when. I would have already made and consumed my Shakeology for breakfast by now and I'm making sure I stay hydrated so I'm getting in 4 cups of water before I have my juice.
Aaaaaannnd I decided to make up my own recipe for Breakfast. Haha!! I'm not sure what I'm doing or how it'll taste but that kind of makes it fun!!! :)
1 bunch of romaine lettuce hearts
1 cups spinach
2 braburn apple
1 thumb sized piece of ginger
Note to self: look up nutritional value of ginger & find substitute -- I do not enjoy the taste of ginger!
1 1/2 cups spinach
1 bunch of romane hearts
2 Braeburn apples
1/2 of cucumber
Ben & Will helped this time!!!
Prepping the ingredients
Smelling the cucumber :)
Time to juice!
Hmmm.... Sample anyone?
Cucumber apple juice taste testers...
I think he likes it!
Big brother's turn....
Ben asked if he could have a little bit more. I decided a straw would be easier and he sipped away!
I'm certain coffee is a no-no when juice fasting but I had some this afternoon. I feel okay with it. It may not be ideal but I have the rest of my life to juice fast perfectly. I'm learning, having fun, and trying to better myself one good choice at a time.
The more I think about it, the more smoothies may make their way into this journey. We'll see!!
One package of yoplait strawberry smoothie. Strawberries, yogurt & banana chunks with one added banana.
So it looks like this is going to be more of a liquid fast than anything. I think the break for my digestion will be awesome and I'd like to do a only juice fast at a later date. Tomorrow is a new day. Looking forward to seeing how I feel. Overall today I was drained. I wasn't once hungry but I think the tiredness and lack of hunger are due to a previous medical issue. Headaches lingered a bit after the coffee this aft, so I don't know if my body was having a caffeine withdrawal this morning or if it was just the juice detox.