Saturday, July 20, 2013

A New Challenge

     Once again, I've fallen off the blogging cliff.  We did finish marathon training and we did run our marathon.  Life just got a little too busy for me to continue documenting our weekly training.  Maybe eventually I will post pictures of that day, and give a detailed account of the Walt Disney World Marathon 2013.   But for now..

     I'm back, and I'm going to try and post some thoughts and share my experience with a new challenge - a one week juice fast.  Like many women, I've struggled with my weight and fitness goals.  You'd think marathon training would take care of all that, but really I just balanced out huge calorie deficits by eating more, and gaining a lot of muscle.  Since the marathon I haven't had any other serious fitness goals.  I flopped a weight-loss challenge with friends due to, well, life - being sick for a week, buying/ moving into a new house, and having out-of-town family visiting.

     Now I'm ready for something to kick-start my goals and 'start from scratch,' if you will. A clean slate.  Nothing but fresh vegetable and fruit juices for a week, possibly two weeks.  Cleanse out my system and detox. 

     I found a great website (Just on Juice) that outlines recipes for the week (x2 if you continue for a second week), and even gives you a grocery list.  So today I'm headed to Sam's Club and here is my list. :-)

  • 12-15 Granny Smith Apples x 2
  • 12 Cucumbers x 2
  • 7 beets x 2
  • 1 Bag of Carrots
  • 1 Bag of Oranges
  • 6-12 Tomatoes
  • 1 Garlic
  • 1 Bag of Basil Large
  • 4 Cups of Blueberries
  • A Bag of Grapes
  • 3 Bag of Celery
  • 5 Big Bags of Spinach or 8 – 12 Bundles of Kale
  • A Ginger Root
  • 7 Lemons
  • 2 Limes
 This is everything for one week. Probably split it up into two trips, for freshness and room in the fridge.  Not too bad, right?  I'm also going to get freezer bags to separate some meals ahead of time, for quicker prep.  Wish me luck!