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Day Four: Juice Diet FINAL DAY!!!!


6:30am- I don’t want to get up. I feel drained.

7:00am- I am starving!!! This juice isn’t doing anything for me. I’m pretty sad because it’s been such a good experience. My body just isn’t feeling it today and I think its best I don’t go to the gym.

11:30am- My coworkers told me I look drained and I FEEL IT!! Ahhh, lunch didn’t do much for me today. This is really disappointing.

3:0pm- Snack time… meh. Still out of it.

4:00pm- I decided I’m going to break my fast TONIGHT!! Dinner will be the first solid meal I ate since Saturday night.

6:00pm- I BROKE MY FAST WITH A SALMON SALAD!!! NOMS NOMS NOMMMMSSSS~~~
Fast Broken
Conclusion
Overall, the juice fast was an interesting experience. I felt like I learned to control my body and to really grasp the difference between “hunger” and “cravings.” I know my meal schedule is 7am; 12pm; 3pm; 6:30pm—which stops me from randomly eating from cravings. It was a very positive experience for me!
RESULTS
As a result of my fast, I lost 5 pounds, 2 inches of my thighs, and an inch from my chest and waist!!! I feel great!!! I highly recommend this fast to anyone who wants to try something new; however, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!! This fast is not for everyone!

Now What?
Now that I've completed my fast, I am determined to keep that weight off and hopefully lose ten-fifteen more pounds. I hope hitting the gym (weights and cardio) and eating smaller meals will help me achieve my goal!! WISH ME LUCK!!
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Day Three: Juice Diet


6:30am- Hmmmm, not as energized. I feel a little light headed but it isn’t anything to make me worried.

7:00am- Morning Juice didn’t do anything to lift my energy level. HOWEVER, I weighed myself this morning and WHOOHOO I lost 3.5 pounds since Sunday. I know, I know… water weight. But I don’t give to flipping figs. I’m excited. Last week (Pre-Juicing) I lost 3 pounds from my normal working out… so a total of 6.5 pounds in a little more than a week. I’m happy!

9:30am- Completed my work out! I was nervous but my trainer told me to take it easy and listen to my body. I was able to knock out 2 miles on the Elliptical (going between 2 and 8 resistances) and then we did some weight lifting for my arms and then a million different lunges and squats for my legs. Today was a success!! I actually have a bit more energy!

My trainer informed me that any weight I’m losing is water weight (already knew that!). She told me people who are overweight tend to lose a lot more weight faster because they have extra to spare. I’m pretty sure I’m going through that since I’m considered “Obese” but some dumb ass standard. But again, I’m happy. The only discouraging part is that I’m losing weight in places you can’t see. Hopefully it’s not my ass or chest… those are my prized possessions.
Noon- Lunch and feeling A-Okay!

3:00pm- I am FREEZING!!! One minute it was hot and humid, the next I am covered up in a jacket. I read about this happening but I guess I can’t complain because it’s better than being super-hot.

3:30pm- Juice TIME! Noms.

4:00pm- I think I’m experiencing the aches and stiffness people talk about. My right shoulder KILSS and I can hear things cracking when I move. Ouch…

5:30pm- Opps, I kinda sorta poked a bit of garlic hummus and ate it. It was just a taste! No chewing involved… and dear lord it was delicious.

6:40pm- Starving. I still have that dab of hummus in my mind and I think it triggered some hunger in me. I’m going to have my juice and hope the want goes away.

8pm- The night is going pretty well. I still feel a tad hungry but that’s my fault. I didn’t have an entire 16 ounces, but it’s whatever. Today was a success!

11:00pm- OMG, I feel so nauseas and drained. I went to sleep but my cell phone woke me up. It’s TERRIBLE!! AHhhh, I also feel very thirsty. This is very crappy… so much for a successful day. -_-

Today’s Smoothies (following, http://www.justonjuice.com/7-day-juice-fast-plan/)

Breakfasts

Lunches

Snack
Morning Glory Mean Green Morning Glory (Again)

  • 2 Apples

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 cup Blueberries

  • 2 cups of Grapes

  • 2 Kale Leaves

  • 1″ Ginger


  • 1 Granny Smith Apple

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 4 Stalks of Celery

  • 4-6 Kale Leaves

  • 1/4 Lemon Peeled

  • 1″ Ginger


  • 2 Apples

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 cup Blueberries

  • 2 cups of Grapes

  • 2 Kale Leaves

  • 1″ Ginger


Dinners
Sunset Passion

  • 1 Beet Sliced

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 Carrot

  • 1 Granny Smith Apple

  • 4 Kale Leaves

  • 1/4 Lemon Peeled

  • 1/4 Lime Peeled

DAY TWO: Juice Diet


Day Two

6:30am- I woke up feeling pretty normal. I prepared my breakfast Juice and two more for work. I wanted to play it safe by having an extra at work just in case I’m hungry again after my lunch. My energy level is pretty normal… I’m surprised.

Noon- Still feeling fine! I told my coworkers I have a feeling of feeling light, blurry, and empty. I’m not hungry, I’m not full. I’m not tired, I’m not awake. I’m just… here. That’s the only way I can really describe it. I’m having a VERY green Juice for lunch. It tastes like… garlic and tomato soup… weird. I bet my breath will be funky afterwards. Oh well!

3:30pm- I’m not hungry but I want to eat. I found tricking myself with ice is a great way to get the desperation to chew out of the way. I had my extra drink after all and I’m glad I was able to last until 3:30pm. Overall, I feel tired as heck. I just want to get under some blankets and have a good nap. But no headaches or hunger pains. I think I actually didn't need it but I just wanted to consume something. I have some pretty tasty peppermints but I’m not sure if that’s considered cheating… I better stop looking at them.

6:00pm- Dear lord my senses are in an OVERLOAD!! IS that Ramen I smell? NO… it’s PASTA!!! Pasta with a very yummy looking sauce!! AHHH, I curse you roommate of mine!!!

6:30pm- I’m making my dinner Juice. I want to wake my roommate up and tell her to put her Satan Pasta away but I can’t stop looking at it. Actually, it looks amazing but my body is starting to not feel hungry anymore.

7:00pm- Ew, this dinner Juice isn’t working for me. Drinking it is hard. It’s not bad it’s just my body doesn’t want it. I guess I’ll make tomorrow’s Breakfast, lunch, and snack to keep myself busy.
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9:00pm- Today was a success. I feel so FULL!! Ughhh, I had to force myself to eat dinner in fear I wouldn’t receive enough calories today. Overall, it was a success!!

Today’s Smoothies (following, http://www.justonjuice.com/7-day-juice-fast-plan/)
Breakfast
Jolt Juice
Lunch
Bruschetta Tang
Snack
My Own Creation

  • 2 Apples

  • 1 Orange

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1/4 Lemon Peeled

  • 4 Kale Leaves (replaced w/ 2 Cups of Spinach)


  • 2 Tomatoes

  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves Peeled

  • 1 Bunch of Basil (20 Leaves)

  • 1/4 Lemon Peeled


  • 2 Apples

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 cup Blueberries

  • 1/4 Lime Peeled

  • 1 Cup of Grapes

  • 2 Cups of Spinach

Dinner
Green Machine

  • 4 Kale Leaves

  • 2 Apples

  • 2 Cups Spinach

  • 1/2 Cucumber

  • 2 Celery Stalks

  • 1 Med Carrot

  • 1″ Ginger

Day One: Juice Diet


Day One

12:00pm- Okay, it’s a bit late for breakfast but I had a Skype date and had to go food shopping for my Juice. After cleaning, cutting, and juicing, I was overjoyed to try it. And DEAR LORD… IT WAS DELICIOUS!!
Juicing
It felt sooooooooooooo nice to drink. I felt the energy rush through my veins and I felt alive. Granted, it was mostly fruit but it was fantastic. The extra energy gave me the spirit to make my lunch and dinner juice. :-)

One thing I noticed during the prep was my fixation on the blueberries and grapes. I wanted to eat it sooooooo bad. I remember just staring at it; which resulted in dropping a few on the floor. -_- But I had to tell myself to chill the hell out and just get the cutting. I’m proud to say I didn’t eat any and as I said before… the juice was the BOMB!

2:30pm- My roomie invited me to a bar for some food and drinks. I knew I COULD NOT EAT OR DRINK but I agreed to go and I was awesome!! I just ate ice and about ten glasses of water. It was actually pretty easy until… someone ordered a salmon salad. OMGGGGGG, I wanted it so bad!!! Everyone else at the table had fried food and it looked and smelled like ass. However, that salmon salad was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I could imagine the taste and I had to force myself to turn away. It looked that good!

5:30pm- It’s amazing how I remember my mood during certain times of the day. I remember it was about 4:30pm when I started to stare at a French fry. The disgusting part is that it was on the dirty patio table for some time. But once I zoomed in on it, I knew I had to get out of there.

6:00pm- I had my second Juice and it gave me life for about… 15mins. I've had a headache for a while now and it seems to get more intense.

6:30pm- I feel like I’m going to throw up. My head is pounding, my stomach is uneasy, and water is hard to keep down. I feel like crap and a part of me wants to cry. I think I’ll sleep it off.

8:00pm- Woke up with a crazy amount of energy. My headache is still there but my mind feels a lot clearer. I’m actually afraid to move very quickly because I don’t want to bring back the fog I've felt before my nap.

9:00pm- Trying to drink my third Juice but it’s a slow process… I am feeling queasy once again. My head feels like there is a pressure behind my eyes… it’s pretty annoying. Think I’ll just force it down, prepare the foods for tomorrow’s juice, and go to bed. Sigh… One down, four to go.

Today’s Smoothies (following, http://www.justonjuice.com/7-day-juice-fast-plan/)





Breakfasts




Lunches




Dinners
Morning Glory Mean Green Sunset Passion

  • 2 Apples

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 cup Blueberries

  • 2 cups of Grapes

  • 2 Kale Leaves

  • 1″ Ginger


  • 1 Granny Smith Apple

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 4 Stalks of Celery

  • 4-6 Kale Leaves

  • 1/4 Lemon Peeled

  • 1″ Ginger


  • 1 Beet Sliced

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 Carrot

  • 1 Granny Smith Apple

  • 4 Kale Leaves

  • 1/4 Lemon Peeled

  • 1/4 Lime Peeled

Soooo... I'm trying a Juice Diet


On June 23rd, I decided to try the juice diet. It was a spontaneous decision but it is something that sounded exciting, fun, and a dash of strange. PERFECT!!

If you know me well, you know I have a major problem with starting something and then stopping after three days. HOPEFULLY, I will not stop on this diet. I've heard that Day 1-3 is pure hell. I've also heard it’s a detox process and you will have headaches, and some flu like symptoms. I'm really not look forward to that; HOWEVER, I heard you reach some sort of euphoria afterwards and that’s something I would like to experience.

Therefore, I have decided to try a 5 day juice diet. Considering this is such a unique experience, I’d like to share this juicing experience with you.

First thing I had to do was buy a Juicer. I only had a blender and I heard it’s not as good and I would need to make sure there are NO solids in my drinks. So I made my way over to Macy’s and found a pretty cute one on sale. #Winning!
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After reading a million articles on how to clean the fruit, what to expect, best way to handle the juice diet—I just went cold turkey. I didn’t want to transition or anything.
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I really enjoyed reading the website www.rawrawlife.com! I think that lady is very charming and she made me feel comfortable with trying the diet. In addition, I looked over the website www.justonjuice.com; they have a great discussion board and it was his 7-Day Juice Fast recipes that I've decided to follow.

WISH ME LUCK EVERYONE!! 

I paid for missing two days

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The first day of week two was terrible. It was the first week all over again. Missing two days seriously ruined my growth. T_T I need to make sure i don't do it again this week.

Wish me luck...

Opps.. I skipped two days


So I confess that I dropped the ball a bit when it came to Day 4 & 6. Day 4 was titled "Cardio Recovery" and was full of stretching and low impact workouts. I literally started it and felt... I'm feeling pretty stretched... so let's skip this. I still feel pretty confident because Day 5 came (Pure Cardio) and I was able to keep up!

Day 5's workout was great. I kept pushing and was able to go through all of the moves. This is certainly a better improvement than the first few days.

Then work got in the way. I completely skipped out on Day Six which was "Plyometric Cardio Circuit." That's freaking Day One (after the Fit Test) all over again. I was excited to do it but the 13 hour day I had knocked me out. -_-... and I would have done it yesterday (Rest day)... but it was rest day... hahaha.

So I slacked towards the end of the week. I'm ashamed and I'm sure I'll pay for it. I'm literally about to start the First Day of Week 2. Let’s see if slacking put me behind.

Wish me luck!

Cardio Power & Resistance- Day Two

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I was in the worst pain of my life last night. It literally crept up on me in the middle of making dinner. One minute I’m fine, smashing in some crust for some yummy taco pie; then it’s like my body went through a million electrical shocks and stiffened. I could hardly move, walk, bend, or anything… it SUCKED!

I had a large glass of chocolate whey protein and a hot oil bath to cure the stiffness in my body. The hot water literally felt like it was melting my body. It was A-MAZING! Note to self and anyone who is reading this: HOT OIL BATHS ARE A GODSEND.

I was very surprised to come out of my “too small for my 5’9 body” tub without injury and with only a mild ache to remind me of the slight trauma I endured twenty minutes prior.

I survived the night! In the morning, I felt pretty much the same but had another whey protein for breakfast to make sure I was healing properly. The rest of the day was a pain-free success.
(Note: If you were unaware, Whey protein is an excellent source of high quality protein that is easily digested by the body. It’s great to drink after a workout and to help heal those aches and pains. For more information about Whey protein, check out this link)

The day went by with zero problems. I actually did my Insanity workout at home this evening and I had to do it at 10pm. I also decided to workout without shoes and it was a liberating and slightly painful experience. -_-

I found myself really like Shaun T today; which was strange because I couldn't finish the warm up. I was surprised the warm up was the same as yesterday’s but it’s nice because it seemed less intimidating and I really pushed myself. I made it a point to REALLY stretch afterwards and I am excited for the day I can do the warm up and stretch without stopping.

The actual Cardio Power workout was pretty fun but lots of jumping! If you have bad knees you might want to find a different workout video!! Insanity HATES knees! But I’m young and really felt that I accomplished more than yesterday. Some of the moves from the Fit Test were incorporated so it was pretty nice to see something more familiar.

Overall, I’m feeling pretty confident. I hope I will continue on the path weight loss. I’m really shooting to lose 25-30lb (11-14kg) so WISH ME LUCK!

Plyometric (WHAT?) Cardio Circuit- DAY ONE

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Before I go into the 45 minutes known as DEATH, allow me to explain how I’ll set up this little Insanity experience.

My Office<==First, take a look at my workout location.


YES, it's small! I decided to workout in my office after work or during the lunch hour because I can bounce/crash around without my neighbors below me having a fit. Granted, I don’t give two flips about those cows but I become suddenly considerate of them when I’m jumping up and down on my thin floored apartment.

Next in the Blog experience of Insanity: I decided to write every day for the first week to track my experience; however, weeks 2-4 will be posted as one entry per week. That way, you aren’t reading a thousand pages of me saying “DEATH, DEATH, DEATH, and DEATH!”

That is all.... so lets get to the actual workout!!!!

Today was the “official” starting date of Insanity. I was pleasantly surprised to see that once you complete the warm up, you only have 23 minutes of a work out. WHOOHOO!! 23 minutes will be a piece of CAKE... NOT NOT and NOTTTT!!!

I’m ashamed to say that I could hardly make it through the warm up. That sh*t was intense. I spent the majority of the time pacing my small office, half-ass doing the workout, and then texting. Once the warm up (HA, if that’s what they want to call it!) was over, I spent the next 17 minutes trying to work out and sent even more text messages. Then for 6 minutes (which was really 15 seconds) was spent fast-forwarding to the end, taking a look at the cool-down, laughing… and then proceeded to write this journal entry.

So what did I learn?
Well... to wear different shoes/socks for starters. Take a look at this ridiculous footwear I decided to rock during this workout:
Day 1 Shoes & Socks


Cray Cray…

So I’ll invest in better socks. I also learned to stop having such a big head. Yesterday was a lot easier and for some reason--I thought today would be the same. I was wrong and that's something I will not think again... ever. So with that said, I'd like to give a special thanks to the person who texted me. Without you, I would have logged off and went home without spending another second pretending. However, I was covered in sweat so the little bit of working out I did counted for something. I am excited to get to the part where I can actually complete this workout. Wish me luck in my T-58 day adventure.

Is it Insanity to do Insanity?

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Many of you know, I have a serious stick up my butt regarding my weight. It’s one of those things where you look at yourself in the mirror and you go… WOW… what happened? I can hear the sound of

“You’re crazy!”
“No you are fine!”
“Girl, you are thick… that’s hot!”


Well thanks! I’m glad you all feel that way; but when you are gasping for air just when walk up a few stairs or constantly getting tired simply because you bent down too quickly… I think I need a change.

Not to mention I have back fat!! WHO HAS THAT??

A Facebook friend of mine posted a video and it literally put how I feel about myself in animated/animal form. In addition, it gave me a pretty good laugh.


Anyone can complain... However, it takes great strength and motivation to actually do something about it; which is what I’ve decided to do.
INSANITY!? Yes, Insanity!
I’m going to give it a try!!!
What’s that? <=you ask. Well, Insanity is almost like P90X, except it seems to be more cardio based, a month shorter, and you do not use equipment. What’s P90X? <=you ask. My response to that is to get off my blog and Google it. You are clearly living under a rock.

So I started my Insanity yesterday. It was the Fit Test and I thought I was doing great until the very last test (Low Plank Oblique). I literally felt nauseas. I honestly can’t say what that was all about but the crazy cray cray in me decided to go on a 2 mile jog/walk afterwards.

There’s a special type of feeling that goes through you when squeeze yourself into little shorts and decide to go for a jog. There’s an even better feeling when creepy men decide to yell at you from their cars, even though you CLEARLY have headphones on and make it a POINT to be extra animated to point out that fact.

Overall, everything turned out pretty good the first day. I’ve invited a few of my friends to join me but I’m not sure if they actually will… guess I’m on my own.
At the moment, I will not post any measurements, photos, or anything of the embarrassing sort. You have plenty of time to see those. However, wish me luck everyone…
I’m going to need it!