Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Juicing Journey: Introduction


This detox/reboot happened while Thriving Wives was only a distant dream, so I decided to share our journey with friends and family via email. Now that TW is a dream come true, I wanted to share it with you. I have broken it down into daily installments to make reading a little easier, I hope you enjoy the juicing journey as much as we did! Right now is a perfect time to try a juice 'cleanse', since the holidays can leave us all feeling a little more bloated than we'd like. In fact, this actually took place after the holidays last year!

Make sure to check out our previous posts on how I got started with juicing, here and here!

Let me start by saying, this choice to do a 10-day detox is and never was for weight loss. It is more to cleanse our bodies and give them all the nutrients they need, and as Joe Cross says, "to reboot". After watching my mom successfully shed weight and feel great on her own juicing journey, I was intrigued. As children often do, I needed to hear it from someone else before I was REALLY ready to give it a try. So, with an ever-present push from my momma, I watched the documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Needless to say, I loved it and was more ready than ever to listen to my mom! I did a little research of my own and read some critiques just to make sure I had a well rounded understanding of what juicing was all about. I decided, I wanted IN! I watched her juice at home over my winter break with her Breville Juicer and even drank juice throughout a few days with my mom; only breaking at dinner for a healthy whole-food plant based meal.

But, after the holidays I felt I really wanted to "reboot" and wanted TH to do the same. So, I talked him into giving the movie a try and used my rhetoric skills to persuade him into juicing for 10 days. We ordered a juicer and waited anxiously as our new stainless steel beauty traveled to our home. Once she arrived, we quickly went to our local fruit and veggie stand and purchased $30 of fresh, locally grown and organic fruit. Our bounty included: One box of apples, two pineapples, a large bag of oranges, 12 kiwis, 3 mangoes and six cucumbers. Then it was on to a locally owned market to get the veggies. $9 later we were out the door with: 2 heads of kale, 1 head of green lettuce, 3 beets, 12 carrots and 2 heads of swiss chard. We were pumped and ready to start our 10 days of juicing!




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12 comments:

  1. Very nice idea!!! :*

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    1. Queen Lina,

      Thank you for commenting! Not only was it a great idea, it felt great too!

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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  2. Juicing is awesome! It always makes me feel better :)

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    1. Karen,

      Thank you for commenting! Isn't juicing just the best? I love how it can always make me feel refreshed and super healthy!

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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  3. I have always wanted to try juicing! Looking forward to hear how it goes ;) Nice to meet your blog!

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    1. Thank you for commenting!

      If you are interested in trying then this journey is just what you've been looking for. I always tell my new juicing buddies to start with the film. Check out my previous posts for more info!

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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  4. Nice! Sounds amazing actually! Love this.

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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    1. Thank you for commenting!

      If there is one thing I love more than juice it is NYC! I am sure you have tons of killer juice bars. I will be heading out for my annual trip this June and will get a great list going for all our East Coast readers!

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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  5. Thanks for sharing this journey. And I'm totally jealous that you were able to get your TH on board. Mine would roll his eyes and tell me I'm crazy. And a path like that one is always better with a friend. I'm excited to read more!

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    1. Anna,

      I think we have your next 30 day challenge...getting your TH on board for a juicing detox!!! You can just tell that little sweetie of yours, to pick those eyes right up off the floor and man up! What, he can't handle a little challenge? Ha! I remember vividly mind manipulating my TH and making it sound like I was sure he couldn't do it. I mean, come on...10 whole days of nothing but juice, there was NO WAY!...sure enough he didn't like that doubt one bit and rose to the occasion. Keep reading an hopefully get some tips on how to get him on board. Good luck!

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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  6. Hey this is awesome. I just found this post and can't wait to start readng it and find out how your journey went. I think a "reset" or cleanse a couple of times a year is awesome. I've done it myself and always feel good afterwards. It breaks old habits and starts new one's. Thank for taking time and posting your results. Best wishes and juice on!

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    1. Rich,

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so pleased to see you too are a part of the "juicing community" and also reap the rewards only juicing can give you. Enjoy!

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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