Starting Weight: 159.2 lb
Current Weight: 157.2 lb
Total Weight Loss: 2.0 lb
This vacation to the Dominican Republic has crept up on me. I remember during my first juice fast in January, thinking about how much time I had left to get in shape for this trip. And now there are only three weeks left, holy crap! Is this the reason I’m back on my juice fast? Nope. Is it putting a bit of a fire under my butt? Yep.
Hello friends and new readers!
I’m back! I’ve taken a long break from juicing, and have decided to give it another go. As many of you may remember, I completed my juice fast earlier this year and had great results. This resulted in me getting halfway to my weight loss goal, and I’ve been complacent ever since!
It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. I’ve had a lot going on as of late, and I’ve been dabbling in a variety of side projects. The juice fast really served as a catalyst for changing my life and putting things into motion.
I’ve been in a documentary mood all weekend, so decided to revisit some old favourites! After I initially watched Joe Cross’ journey in his documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”, I went on a food documentary binger watching anything I could possibly get my hands on. It contributed to my enthusiasm and drive to complete the juice fast. Any time I wanted to quit, I would flick one of these documentaries on, and have it running in the background while I made my juices.
Anyone remember Gumby?
I’ve made a lot of progress by participating in the 4×4 challenge, and it has really motivated me to attend classes regularly. I’ve seen huge improvements in my flexibility, stamina and strength in just a few short weeks, and I plan to continue to practice hot yoga even after the challenge is complete. But hot yoga sucked today, and it was all because of my own insecurities.
Throughout the course of my first juice fast, I had many people approaching me and telling me what I am doing is dangerous and unhealthy. I imagine that many of you doing your own juice fast face a similar dilemma.
I try and take the time to explain what a juice fast entails and give them more information, because I find a lot of the objections they have are misdirected. Here are some of the remarks, as well as my answers to them, that I encounter frequently:
I’ve had a lot of time to think today, and many people have reached out to me asking me why I don’t seem overly excited about completing 50 days. I guess reading over my last post, I wasn’t exactly jumping off the walls with happiness. I’m proud of myself for getting where I am, and I’m in a much better state than I was 50 days ago. But the truth is, I’m still overweight. I’m still not comfortable in my body. I’m still about 30-35 lbs over the weight I’ve been most of my life.
Woo hoo, day 50 is actually here! The time has flown by and I am down 38.2 lbs in total. I feel like a new person. I’ve learned many valuable lessons:
1. I can conquer my overeating, one day at a time.
2. Carrots are a phenomenal vegetable, make any green juice taste 100x better!
3. Diet alone does not make it happen, some sort of exercise is a huge component of feeling good.
Today I wanted to take a moment and write about some tips I’ve discovered throughout my juice fast, to accommodate my busy schedule. When I first started, I was overwhelmed by the amount of time it was taking me to prepare my juice, so these are the little things that I do now to save time:
Officially on Day 3 of my hot yoga challenge, and Day 45 of my juice fast. I am down 34.5 lbs, and have been to two classes so far. For those who did not read my last hot yoga post, I have signed up at a local studio to do a 4×4 challenge, meaning that I have committed to going to Bikram yoga 4 times a week, for the next 4 weeks!