Sunday, May 01, 2011
Nothing has been seeming to work for me to get back on track. My will power for the past year has seemed to go down the tube. I eat badly, don't work out, and constantly feel terirble about it. Rather than lose, I've gained like 15 pounds in the past year.
I've been wanting to try a juice cleanse diet. I've actually been very excited about it. But I feel like it'll be so drastic that I will be setting myself up for failure rather than the jump start that I need. Plus I am worried about lacking certain nutrients (such as protein). So my awesome husband made a suggestion.
Rather than going to all juice all the time, I am going to have fruit/veggie juice for breakfast and lunch, and a sensible dinner. I am trying it starting tomorrow. We took a ton of fruits and veggies and made a gallon of juice with the juicer he bought for me.
Now I know that some days I may not be sucessful. For the first week I am going to keep a healthy snack on hand in case I get overly starving. Plus with it being teacher appreication week, I know that there will be tons of stuff brought in for us that will tempt me. I am just going to take it one day at a time. I'll do what I can do and know that every little bit helps. My goal is to eventually be able to be successful again.
I am actually excited about this! I'm not sure how long I'll do the two juice meals a day, but it won't be for too long because I'm just doing it as a cleanse. I have to see how it goes and how I feel. I won't be logging calories, because it's too hard with the juice since we put so many different fruits and veggies in there. It'll just have to be good enough that I make healthy choices.
Now as far as working out, I'm not going to set a plan yet. I start morning and afternoon tutoring this week which will take up two days a week for the next four weeks. Plus with the extra stuff I'm doing for work I'm not sure what kid of extra time I'll have. Again, I'll just take it one day at a time and fit in whatever I can.
Gosh I hope this works. Wish me luck!