Day one went pretty well. I slept in and woke up to find a cooler full of fresh juices delivered right to my doorstep! As advised on the Juice Works website, I started the day with some water. Around 10:15 a.m. I cracked open my first juice, a green juice — kale, romaine, spinach, celery, ginger and lemon juice.
Now I’ve sampled all of the juices before, (and they are all SO yummy) but it still comes as kind of a shock when you take your first sip. It’s hard to describe. As Carly put it, “it’s like drinking a salad.” But if that doesn’t sound appealing to you, just think a really, really delicious salad.
After juice #1, I headed to the gym. I tried out my new Sauconys by running a nice, easy mile on the treadmill. Just as I had suspected, they were too big. (Sent them back to Running Warehouse today.) I also found out that I’m not ready to start running again yet. Even a brisk walk made my lungs very unhappy. Bummer – I think I might sign up for another race to make myself feel better.
Post-gym, we made a trip to the co-op to stock up on spinach, kale, veggies and tea and picked up some tilapia for dinner. When I got home, I enjoyed my beet juice — carrots, romaine, spinach, ginger, beets and lemon juice. I’m obsessed with this juice.
I started sipping on my third and final juice of the day around 4:30 p.m. (another green juice) and started dinner for J and I. (This juice cleanse is sort of like a beginner’s cleanse, called “Juice ’til dinner.”) Tilapia and a salad for me and tilapia tacos for Jesse. I sipped on some tea during the Biggest Loser and then got ready for bed. I noticed that I had a headache right before bed, which could have been from the detoxing – or maybe not. Who knows.
Today has been going great so far – I feel a lot less hungry than I felt throughout the day yesterday. I’m probably also better hydrated today which helps. Dinner will be very similar to last night’s, but maybe I’ll also enjoy one of the mini egg “quiches” I made up yesterday.
Happy Monday, everyone.