We are doing another 30 day juice fast.
I know, I know...
Everyone thought I was crazy when we did it in September, but now you're thinking, December? Really?
Are you crazy?
The answer is yes. These two ginger kids are definitely crazy. Who decided that December was a good month to do this?!? Ugh! Me, I guess.
The First 7 Days
The first 4 days were normal, of course we were hungry but when you are in the routine of the normal work week, it's actually a little easier. I had a couple headaches in the evenings the first few days, but nothing too bad. I started going back to my lunch time boot camp again and that's been good even though my calf muscles were super pissed and felt like they were ripping in half. Pain is good, right?
Then day 5 hit. A snow day. We were stuck in the house! It was cold outside, we couldn't leave and all we both wanted to do was make a big pot of chili and eat all the things! Luckily we didn't. But every time I saw someone post on Facebook or Instagram their super awesome and yummy cookies, brownies, soup, chili, hot chocolate or whatever tasty snack they were having, I immediately had this reaction...
By 1:00 pm we hadn't had a juice or anything so we split a plant-based protein shake and that helped us get through the day. We also may have munched on some almonds and an apple, but I'll never really tell you if that's the truth or not. Okay, it was! Fail! But the good thing about a 30 day juice fast is that even though we failed yesterday, there will be more days to help us make up for it. Only 23 days left!
So yeah, I've almost got it down pat! Winter 2014 Olympics here I come!
So what do you think? Do I have a shot at the Gold medal in Sochi?
The first juice he tried had Beets, Carrots, and Apples in it and he said it wasn't bad.
I'm super impressed because beets are a pretty brave choice for a first juice since they have a pretty strong earthy flavor.
So since a first time juicer made a drink with beet juice, and I'm trying to drink the rainbow, I was inspired to make one as well. This is the concoction we came up with for today's juice.
Thanks @rodzilla9 for the inspiration!