Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My Juice Journey 2013

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So, if you are friends with me on Facebook .. or in my close circle of friends... you might have noticed my new discovery of juicing. It's not that I had never heard of juicing before... I just never really understood it or felt drawn to it, until I ran across a couple of documentaries on Netflix  Gotta love Netflix  In fact, it hit me personally as I sat on the living room floor, with my son, on Saturday afternoon, chowing down on McDonald's together, as I watched "Hungry for Change"... half way through the film... I heard the words:

"We are not eating food... 
we are eating food-like products"

At that moment, I looked down at my half-eaten burger... and my stomach turned. I then looked over at my son who was cramming 3 french fries in his mouth... and my heart broke. It's a little strange that I've known, all this time, that this type of food wasn't good... but it wasn't until THAT moment... that my ears, my mind, and my heart heard those words... "food-like products".... and it registered.

As soon as "Hungry for Change" was over, I quickly found one of the other films "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" by Joe Cross, and watched it... and that's how I  became interested in learning more about juicing, and ultimately, eating healthy... fixing my body from the inside out.

A couple of days went by. Off and on, I did a little more reading online and with every click of the mouse, I continued to receive affirmation that I needed to do something. I wasn't fat or sick (according to my appearances) but, I was far from being healthy. And if I didn't do something, it would only get worse. Not to mention, I was leading my son down a bad path to poor nutrition.

The following Saturday, I watched the Joe Cross film with my husband... and then with my mother. I wanted them to see what I saw, only because I wanted them to understand my need and want for such a life style change. My family would have to be on board, or at least supportive. And they were. So much so, everyone was ready to jump on the juicing train (don't you love it when that happens?!?! Another affirmation that I was headed in the right direction)! Although, they all looked at my a little crazy when I told them that I was going to do the 60-day fast.

I have set my date as Monday, February 4th, 2013 as my start date. My goal is to drink only juice, made  (at home) from fresh fruits and veggies, for 60 days. Before my juicing journey starts, I wanted to blog about it, explain it a little more, pin-point the areas of my body that will benefit from this method of detox, and document a "before lifestyle" that will dramatically be changed in the following months.

I'm super excited, nervous, and confident at the same time. I invite you to join me if you'd like. Or just follow along! If anything else, I hope this inspires you to make good choices for yourself and your loved ones too!

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of juicing, I found these websites and blogs to be VERY helpful!


(Cheers! and here's to HAPPY!) - Les

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! I recently watched the Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and it was a huge awakening for me as well. I'm going through recipes now and reading lots of information to get myself ready for my juice fast. I look forward to reading your blog :)