I've been feeling a bit "sluggish" over the past couple of months. I haven't been exercising as much as usual - read: at all - and I've been eating a bit too much
Then the other night I got motivated. On late night TV, there was a documentary called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". It was a film made by Australian, Joe Cross, who decided it was time he got healthy, so started a trek across America drinking nothing but vegetable and fruit juice. For 60 days. You can read about him here
I was impressed with his determination, not to mention his ability to have nothing but juice for that 2 months. But by the end of the journey he'd not only inspired many others to join him, but had regained his health. His illnesses had disappeared, he was off medication, he had the energy to start exercising again and he'd lost a lot of weight.
...so I thought great idea!
Not for 60 days, but for 5 to start off with. So that's what today is. Day one of my juicing mission.
I've got an old juicer that I've had for about 20 years and it still works fine. I bought some extra fruit and veggies and I started juicing.
My first concoction consisted of: carrot, celery, apple and cucumber . It was a rainbow and it was delicious
There's a lot of the pulp left over...
So that all went to the chooks.
This afternoon I'm adding some orange and cantaloupe to the mix ...and tonight for dinner, I'm making a pumpkin and cauliflower soup. Yes, I'll be cooking that one, pumpkin juice just doesn't do it for me
There's nothing hard about this because the juice is really delicious. We'll see how I go after five days though. Hopefully the spring in my step will be back and I'll be motivated to start exercising again.
This post is my own opinion and is not sponsored