I’m going to be brutally honest here. I have been eating like shit lately. I mean bring in the wheelbarrow full of salt, sugar, and everything else you can think that is bad. I keep saying I fall off the wagon. This time I really did. I was pitched overboard, down a damn cliff, with my own hands. Unless you’re an exercise maniac and eating guru, then you know what I’m talking about here. A few belong in my family so I know what to do because I’ve done it before, not to their extent of exercising and clean eating, but better than what I’m doing now.
I haven’t been feeling taking care of myself physically as much as I should. I go in spurts and with sometimes with long stretches in between. I use the excuse of too much going on in my life, but the prospect and now reality of uprooting myself to land in a new state tends to put everything else on the back burner. It’s been a lot of mental activity with little physical being done right now. The broken promises. The new ones. Blah.
After much consideration and doing things realistically within my own limits, I decided to do a 7 day juice detox. I did research on what others thought were the best out there. I went with RAW generation. I bought a week’s worth and on my second day now. This has been manageable compared to the other detox I attempted four years ago. I lasted six days out of the ten. I will never do that one again, and while my tongue improved in color, NEVER AGAIN.
I will say the juices are about the same in terms of taste, but some flavors are more overpowering than others. I love beets, but they are plentiful in the red bottle. I’m not a fan of celery so it takes a few more gulps to get that one down. The bottle with green apple is pretty tart, and have to take a few more gulps with this too. The carrot, orange, and ginger combination is good. I mean who doesn’t like ginger? It might be my favorite although the pineapple and cucumber most resembles a sweetened drink. The first two bottles on the left would probably be my first pick, and as the directions say, drink them cold.
I thought when would be the right day, thinking there was a perfect day to start. There wasn’t so I just started the damn thing. My stomach grumbled a little bit last night, but that’s nothing new for me or anyone else. The company suggested you eat something else (protein) if you are still hungry. So far, I haven’t had to do this. I’m wired to like most challenges. Will I always be successful? Of course not. Do I still keep moving forward? Yes, I do.
I have no illusion I also need to exercise. I look forward when I can run, not jog, uphill again after I finish my detox. It feels good to be strong and healthy. Like I’ve said before to myself when things get overwhelming, take one day at a time and get some perspective with your life. No one else is going to do it for you, and remember once in a great while to smile in a picture.