After feeling under the weather the past few days (notice the lack of posts?), I watched a movie called Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. This documentary follows two gentlemen who were overweight and suffering from auto-immune illnesses until they turned to juicing for better health. Inspired by their story, I decided to add juicing to my new regimen of exercise and just plain eating healthier.
I am easing myself into it by only having one juice per day. At the end of the 12 Week Cirque du Rochester Challenge, I will be on spring break from work, and Aerial Arts will be closed for Easter week. What a perfect time to try Joe Cross’ 10 day metabolism reboot!
Click the link and check out Joe Cross’ site that outlines the whole process, step by step. It also includes recipes for all kinds of juice combinations!
Here are a couple of juices that I made since I started trying this yesterday:
In honor of St. Patrick’s Weekend, I made this green concoction and put it in a tall beer glass!
This is made from:
– two large handfuls of kale
– one red pear
– four small carrots
– two stalks of celery
Today’s juice is more of a “hodge-podge” after my visit to the public market today:
– 2 small beets
– a handful of kale
– one cucumber
– 5 small carrots
– 2 stalks of celery
– 2 small pears
– 1 medium apple
This made enough juice for two glasses; one that I had right after I got home, and one for later.
After having felt under the weather for the past few days (nasty migraine, which made me feel nauseous), I think the juicing is good for me. The migraine was stress-related, so I have been working hard to de-stress through the Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey meditation challenge, and I was able to return to exercise today. But first I went to the public market to stock up on veggies and fruits for the juicer before going to my classes. Kale chips a la Patty were our treat at nutrition class, and then it was time for our Saturday Cirque Fit butt-whooping. And then…
I CLIMBED!!! I actually climbed more than once and got about several feet off the floor!! Woop! The picture is not of my “good” climb, but I am still off the floor!
After my success at silks, I spent the afternoon with my granddaughter at the YMCA. I’d joined in an effort to continue my exercise workouts once the 12 Week Challenge ends on March 30. While I shall continue with the aerial training, I am going to do my cardio and other training at the Y. I love swimming, and the pool happens to have open hours right after I get out of work up till 5:00, which is perfect for me! They also have other classes right after that, and I can still be home before 7 to have a light supper. Of course, I will still do drop-ins at Cirque Fit from time to time, but the time frame of the pool and zumba works better into my schedule.
That’s my training plan that I have come up with, and I intend to stick with it!