Challenge #1- 31 Day Juice Reboot
As of January 1, 2015 I will begin a 31 day fresh veggie and fruit juice reboot. I will attempt to go juice only for all 31 days, but having tried this in the past and only having made it… I think 7 days, I have built in the “Eat My Own Face” clause. If I get to the point where I want to eat my own face I will go to juicing twice a day and eating a vegetarian whole foods ,meal in the evening. I will be updating here on my progress.
If you would like to join me, feel free to use the comments section under this post to write about your own progress. I would love to hear how you all are doing!
Good luck and Happy New Year!
Day 1: Things went well today other than my super duper lime juice with mint, spinach, cucumber. A bit on the tart side. I couldn’t drink it without saying “yowzah!” after every sip! Evening was a bit rough. Started to get a headache went to bed early.
Day 2: Morning went well. Woke up feeling good. My backache was gone which was nice… must have been all of the ginger I had the day before. I have heard it is a good anti-inflammatory. Hit full detox by lunch time. Headache with a side of motion sickness is the best way to describe it. I’m really selling this huh? Don’t you wanna juice with me? Tomorrow should be the worst of it depending on how much damage I really did over the holidays… but after tomorrow it should start getting better!
Day 3: Well I must not have needed to detox as much as I thought. Today was a good day. The evening was tough again. Made it through.
Day 4: Today I feel very good. Energy level up. Not a lot of cravings today which has been nice. Slept very well last night.
Day 5: So thing were good today. I am not necessarily craving anything other than just wanting to chew. I actually helped my husband make chili tonight and I survived just fine. I have been juicing more savory juices at night which I think helps.
Day 6: Pretty good today. Still on juice only track.
Day 7: Felt very good today. My workout was a bit labored, but other than that… not too shabby.
Day 8; Do not go to Costco when you are juicing. Almost instituted “Eat my Face clause”. We literally were getting ready to head out the door so I could eat a dinner. Then I stopped and pulled the plug. Did not cave. Still on juice only track. Officially the longest I have ever gone with only juice!
Day 9: Uhg. Today I was running around and missed my lunch juice. When I got home I did not feel good. Too icky to drink juice. I had some sparkling water for dinner and called it good. Won’t do that again.
Day 10: Good day. Back to regular juicing schedule. Felt much better.
Day11: Had mish-mosh juices today. No the best laid plan, but I survived. Went to the store to replenish veggies and fruits for tomorrow! Pretty good overall… those pizza commercials during the Broncos game were a bit rough… still juice only!
Day 12: UUGGHHHH! Tonight was rough! I wanted to eat. It is really the chewing that I am missing, not any food in particular. Also warmth. It has been cold here and drinking cold juice does not make for a warm and cozy feeling the belly. Have had hot tea… just didn’t cut it.
Day 13: “Eat my face” rule instituted tonight. Will get back onto full juice tomorrow though. Just had to chew something!
Day 14: Went back to all juice today. I think tomorrow will be the official start of juicing twice a day and eating a whole foods meal at night.
Day 15: Good day. Juiced twice and ate a healthy dinner. Feels good to chew. I know that my weight may go up or stay the same as I transition to only juicing twice a day, but that is okay. The scale will start going down again soon enough.
Day 16: Things are good on the juicing twice a day and eating once, but the scale is already climbing a bit… yuck.
Day 17: Fine day.
Day 18: Got on the scale 5 lbs up since Day 13 Eat my Face rule went into effect! UHGGG!
Day 19: Yet another pound today. trying to hang in there.
Day 20: Rough day! Another pound up. And I lost my juice this morning. Yep, my body rejected it… totally and completely rejected it. I have never had that happen. May have to call it quits all together. Crap.
Day 21: Couldn’t do it… get on the scale or juice. I just couldn’t juice today. I want to take my juicer and bury it in the yard!. After my body’s juice rebellion yesterday I can’t even look at the juicer. I received a pardon from my husband on the juicing challenge rules, he got all of the gruesome details and agreed juicing may not be agreeing with my body. Back to eating healthy and working out. The old fashioned way!