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!
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!