Chew on This

oh, food is so good. i’m feeling much better after a few days of combined juice and healthy vegan meals. i have been having a juice for breakfast, a salad, a smoothie, and dinner. so far it has been working for me. i have my energy back, i’m not feeling deprived and i haven’t had any white sugar or bread or pasta yet (or a margarita)! i have had a few snacks like peanut butter and raisins on an organic brown rice cake, but i feel good about that. for examples sake, yesterday i consumed:  a 16 oz spinach, kale, cucumber, pineapple and ginger juice; a large salad with romaine, spinach, tomato, carrot, celery, chickpeas and a small amount of salad dressing; a 16 oz. smoothie with banana, strawberry, blueberry, kale and chia; brown rice cake with peanut butter and raisins; and a little bit of mashed potato and steamed broccoli for dinner. so that is 5 approximately 300-400 calorie meals, which is more than i was consuming with juice only, but still far less than i was consuming in my junk food vegan past. i have gained back 1.5 lbs since ending the fast, but i was expecting that, and i’m not letting it deter me from my journey to health.   

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i’m feeling really good about everything actually, and i plan to go for my first run of the season tomorrow morning (providing it isn’t stormy in which case i will do a turbo fire dvd in my bedroom!) i’m really excited about getting running again. it has been 3 whole months since i have run, and at least a month since i have done much of anything in the way of exercise. i am definitely ready to lace up and hit the streets! i am going to start slow and build up, of course. i’ll probably try to get 3 miles done tomorrow and go from there! 

p.s. my breakfast juice today is pretty good. 5 big hand-fulls of baby spinach, 3 stalks of celery, 1 head romaine lettuce, 1 inch piece of ginger and about a third of a pineapple.  we shall call it the clean green!

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