Saturday, July 16, 2011

Maybe a little too easy?

The first thing people usually say when I tell them I'm doing a juice fast is, "That sounds so hard. I could never do that." I will then reassure them that they could, and it's really not so hard. I'm not out preaching about it, but I feel compelled to inform people that I'm not in possession of any super abilities.

The truth is, it's not really that hard once you get past the first few days. In fact, in the past couple of days I have only been having one juice per day. It's not something I've been trying to do, but the reality is that I'm not thinking about it that much, and I don't really feel that hungry. I'm going to make an effort to juice at least twice a day, because I know I'm only cheating myself of nutrients I need. Plus, when you're on a fast of any kind, your body's metabolism slows down. I don't need to slow it down any more that it has already, lest the whole exercise be rendered moot.

The bummer of the week is that the passcodes I tried for the office fitness center didn't work, so I'm stuck working out outside like some kind of animal. I haven't started that yet. I don't know what it is, but when I've had a long layoff from working out, there is a reluctance verging on fear about starting to work out again. I guess it's the almost-instant reminder I get of how out of condition I really am. A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. I guess it's time to stop looking at the other 999.99 miles and take the first step.


  1. Just read this, didn't know the office gym code didn't work. At least you won't be outside now, ya filthy animal!

  2. I wasn't sure if you had read the blog first, but I was thinking you might have. Thanks :)

  3. Nope, didn't know :) You mentioned not having a membership in your first blog entry. It actually motivated me to go to the gym bc I was wasting my membership. :)