OK, here's the post I want to write about yesterday:
I drank juice.
I didn't eat any food.
I was hungry.
I was grumpy.
But, since I choose to blog about my experiences, I guess I owe all of you a little more. Except that I wasn't a very good blogger yesterday. I failed to capture even one picture of all of the beautiful juices and smoothies I made. Seriously. Not even one! I don't even have a good excuse. Honestly, I just didn't do it. Each time I made my juice or smoothie, I was in a rush because I, once again, have taken on too much. So, I told myself each time that I would take a picture the next time...do you see where this is going. And then, suddenly, it was 10pm and I was about to go to sleep. And that's when I panicked about the fact that I didn't have any pictures for my post. So, I did what any reasonable person would do. I began putting together the juicer that I had cleaned just a couple of hours before and I started to load fruit and veggies on the counter. Until Paul, in a state of confusion, asked me what I was doing. When I told him I was recreating my juices from the day so I could take pictures of them for the blog, he gently reminded me that I was on my way to bed because I had to get up at 4am to go running with my running partner...you know, to train for that little marathon I have in a few weeks.
So, I dropped the ball on taking pictures. But, I didn't drop the ball on the challenge. I stayed committed all day. I made wonderful juice concoctions full of beets, carrots, apples, celery, romaine lettuce, oranges, peppers, and many other fun fruits and vegetables (but not all at the same time). I drank smoothies to fill me up and I felt good. Except when I was hungry...which was actually a lot of the day.
Here's the thing. I really like this challenge, but Day 2 was definitely tough. Don't get me wrong, I actually felt pretty good. I felt less bloated and somehow "cleaner and clearer." But, I was also irritable and hungry and headachy. So, I'm calling Day 2 a reasonable success.
I'm still glad I signed up for this challenge. I like these things because they make me more mindful of what I'm putting into my body and how foods make me feel. I'm such a mindless eater most of the time that I end up eating handfuls of random things throughout the day that I don't even know I'm eating. I can't tell you how many random handfuls of cheddar bunnies and chocolate chips end up in my mouth on any given day. So, this challenge is good because I actually have to pay attention to what I'm putting in my body. I'm being more mindful.
But, I'm not going to lie. I'm really looking forward to my bowl of yogurt and granola on Thursday morning...and my glass of wine Thursday night. Wait a minute! Isn't wine just grape juice...?