Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Workout Wednesday: The Great Juice Cleanse of 2012
So it is time to do something about it.My girlfriends at work and I were talking about it and we decided that since we all have so much fun keeping each other on track with our daily "coffee break workouts" - why not band together with a little group willpower and do a 3-day cleanse together. We are each interpreting it slightly differently, but for me I am doing a juice cleanse.
Before I go any further - I want to make it very clear that I am NOT an expert in this area - just embarking on a new adventure to kick start myself. I know many people will object to the fact that I am doing a cleanse at all - but this is about making it work for me and this feels RIGHT right now. I need to take a step back and reset my own body a bit. I need to step away from the junk for a few days so I will want it less - like always when I cut out the crap for a few days. When I am done, my goal is to stick more closely to my Canada Food Guide eating and get healthier. I need that because the downward spiral I am in is getting out of control.
So, here is how I am doing it.
1) Drink 2 cups of juice for my "meals", 3 times per day. I stocked my fridge with Bolthouse Farms juices and fruit smoothies since I don't have the time/inclination to re-acquire my juicer and do it myself.
2) drink 2-4 litres of water per day
3) If I am feeling particularly "off" or REALLY need to "chew", I will have a piece of fruit
4) Walking for exercise each evening with my family (shh - I haven't told them this yet)
Keeping it simple.
I have no clue how this will pan out in the end, so I will chronicle my journey at the end of each day. Stay tuned.