Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The truth about the juice

So, it has been a while and I realized I never updated the end results of my juicing adventure.  Let me just say after day two, I was ready to throw in the towel.  But fortunately, I am stubborn and continued to think that I would torture myself a little more.  Not to mention I  couldn't throw in the towel because I was too busy looking for another roll of toilet paper. 

Day 3:   I awoke again cranky and had NO ENERGY.  It felt as if I was coming down with the flu or something.  My husband begged me to eat something.  I don't think he was worried about me fainting due to hunger, I think he was sick of my nasty attitude.  I was short tempered and just overall in a state of irritation.  After hearing him pleading with me to eat something, my five year old ran to the cupboard and brought me back some Goldfish.  "Here mama, eat some of my Goldfish".  Again, I think my family was scared of me.  At this point, I gave in and ate a little something.  But I continued to juice the rest of the day. 

Day 4:  Hallelujah!  I awoke feeling great.  I felt lighter and healthier and not to sound to weird, but my mind felt clear and alert.  I had heard that this happened on some of the research I did on juicing, but I figured that was some crazy people who were out of touch with reality.  Kind of like having a colonic and feeling euphoric!!! But still this day, day four, I felt incredible.  It actually prompted me to continue for three more days.  All in all, I lost 11 pounds that week.  I felt really good and if nothing else it made me realize how the junky processed foods made me feel and how when I eliminated them I felt so much better.  So I would give the old juicing fast 2 thumbs up.  It is something that I would like to incorporate into my life on occasion to just detox from all the junk. 

On to 5K news.  I mean originally this is why I started this blog.  I wanted to run a 5K.  Of course I am close to two years behind on that goal and with the stops and starts on my couch to 5K training, it wasn't looking good.  However, I am happy to say, I have signed up for a 5K in July in Indianapolis.  It is called The Color Run and apparently after each K they throw colored powder at the runners who are all required to wear white shirts.  So by the end of the race you are covered in a rainbow of colors.  It sounds like a blast and I'm actually excited about it.  I just finished week one of training and dare I say it.....I may even like running.  I think I like the challenge of my body doing something that someone my size shouldn't be able to do.  Mind you I am working on stamina right now...the speed (hopefully) will come later.   Besides I figure, if I can't make it I will secretly find a ride close to the finish line, hide behind some bushes and carefully open color coordinated packets of Kool Aid and throw them all over myself.  See, this chubby girl always has a plan.