Well, Day One is…done! I just got home from Alicia’s house (where I almost broke her juicer- sorry, @AliciaRutledge, that was my bad!). It took an hour and a half to prep our juices again for tomorrow, but that includes a quick break to feed Baby Justin, so I would say we got through it a little more quickly than Sunday night.
Today, I had my first juice at 9am, and then followed with the remaining three every four hours. One of my juices prompted an “Are you drinking poop?” comment from one of my 5th graders, but it tasted better than it looked. However, once the second one was down to it’s final half jar, I had to just chug it. I won’t be making that one again!
Each night, we will be making two juices so that we can drink Juice A, Juice B, Juice A, Juice B. Hopefully this will help with possible boredom! It seemed to work out today!
My energy is a little low today, as I expected from the first day. That isn’t saying much because I’m tired a lot anyway, which is a big reason I started this in the first place! There were random times throughout the day that I felt a little hungry, but I also noticed it was when I was bored. (Break times, etc) Coincidence? Probably not. But we will see! I did have a banana and a cube of watermelon at the times I felt very hungry. Surprisingly enough, I felt fine after that. I didn’t feel hungry until an hour and a half into my dance rehearsal. I don’t think I would have felt hungry had I not been dancing my little heart out. I will say though, I never felt deprived nor did I feel so hungry to the point of pain. The juice has SO much in it that it fills you! This can all be found in the documentary titled “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” on Netflix. It is wonderfully educating!
I went to the bathroom (#1 for now, don’t get grossed out- yet) literally more than I ever have in a single day before. I’m not kidding. Also, it was super clear. Oh, and long. Remember that scene in Austin Powers after he gets unfrozen? Yup, that was me. All. Day.
All in all, it wasn’t so bad. And I feel more confident that I can finish the ten days- at least! I’m going to bed feeling fresh faced and light. I will say- I couldn’t do this without Alicia. Not because she has a super awesome fancy juicer, but because we are constantly in contact. “How are you feeling?” “Are you hungry?” “Do you like this orange one?” “Bottoms up!” We took a walk today for 30 minutes and juiced together (while dancing to Britney- juicing should be fun, too) and it helps to know someone else is feeling what you’re feeling and will hold you accountable. I recommend a juice buddy! It’s hard to do alone!
I will check in tomorrow night! Tomorrow’s menu includes a watermelon, pineapple, and ginger juice as Juice A, as well as a lemon, spinach, apple, and cucumber juice for Juice B. Chia seeds may be added to the mix, too, once a day. Exciting! Can’t wait to share with you all. Happy Juicing!