|The New Juicer|
Since my 20's, whenever I realized my daily diet was off-track, I did a juice detox; usual 3 days, then back to eating sensibly. When I was in my 20's I ran my first Marathon at ~5'8", ~153 lbs. Got as low as 149 during triathlon training (also a vegetarian at the time) but after a couple knee surgeries I was comfortable and in-shape at ~165 as a regular exerciser. Well, let's fast-forward 15 years. Married, two kids nagging injuries and the constant consumption of dark beer, racks of ribs and a the development of an eat-all-you-can philosophy, I have seen my normal daily weight fluctuate from ~177 to now ~185 (once peaked at 195 after a two torn calf muscles). Time to get serious about getting into shape. It is frustrating going on long bike rides and actually feeling my stomach slowing me down. Plus, I am not a bad climber in my 180's...imagine how much better I will be in my 160's!?!
|My First Juice|
So, I picked up a juicer and fortunately my friend Melissa is up for a juicing challenge (edit, she will be blending), so here we go!
Experiment with juices between the 27th - the 31st. Then come January 1st (so cliche' but oh-well) I will start the juicing. After juicing, I will continue with a vegetarian diet for 30 days and then a month of no red meat...all the while, juicing once or twice a day. The goal? Drop 20 lbs over the next 4 months while at the same time becoming a lean, mean mountain biking machine!
Edit (after Laura's post): This wonderful concoction (called "Morning Green Glory" was made from:
4 medium kale leaves (w/stalks)
1 handful of spinach
3 celery stalks
1 avocado (peeled)
1 fuji apple
1 very small lemon (unpeeled)
I must say, it was pretty good. Might add another 1/2 apple next time, but it made a lot of juice and I drank it all and am looking forward to more combos.
Also, for full disclosure, here is a pic of my last meal before juicing ;-)
|FWIW the cake was split four ways so don't you judge me!|