30-Day Juice Journey -- Day 3
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Well, I've mostly made it through day 3 of my juice feast, and I have to say, it's been an interesting one.
I woke up this morning feeling alright. I started my TaeBo workout, and I found that I just didn't have the energy I normally did. I drank a little juice to get me going, but I never really felt my 'power boosters' kicking in. Around 11am I was terribly sluggish, and had to take a nap. I woke up an hour or so later feeling like I had taken a sleeping pill. I had deviated from my usual fruit smoothie in favor of a grape/watermelon/lemon/apple cider blend (I'm allergic to apples, hence the substitution). I normally have a blended drink with all the fiber in tact, plus nonfat yogurt and protein powder added in the mornings. I'm not sure if that's what I was missing, since I normally don't drink juice before I workout --only water.
I had a cucumber/apple cider/celery juice for lunch, and that seemed to get me going. I've been feeling pretty well thus far.
A side effect of this whole juicing thing seems to be that I haven't 'moved' anything restroom-wise since I started. It was concerning me quite a bit until I researched it, and found out that many people have the same issue in the early days of juicing. Hopefully the problem will correct itself in the next couple of days. I'm down 2 lbs. in two days, but the weight loss really isn't my concern right now. Retraining my tastebuds to desire more fresh fruits and vegetables, and working on my longterm health are the priorities.
My energy's pretty good now, and I'm looking forward to adding ginger to my juices on day four.
Here's to happy juicing!