ok, sorry for my teaser of a post yesterday. the morning got away from me & i didn’t have time to type out my thoughts on my juice cleanse/my meals from the weekend.
so first of all, overall, i had a great experience with the juice fast. i think it definitely did help to “reset” my body after an especially indulgent week that topped off several weeks of not eating the best.
i do wish i had kept it up for at least a whole week. that was my original goal, and i hate not meeting my goals.
that being said, i really really wanted to eat. for the first five days, drinking 2-3 large juices plus a “juice smoothie” or two a day was going perfectly fine for me.
i made the smoothies with fresh juice, a scoop or two of protein powder, a banana and/or spinach, and some chia seeds.
i wanted to keep them “detox friendly”, which just meant to me that they were vegan and gluten free. i think that it really helped me to incorporate the smoothies into my diet. although i think i could have done a true juice fast, it would have definitely been more difficult.
i am really glad i gave it a chance, and i think i will definitely try to go for a whole week sometime soon. i loved how i felt while on the cleanse, and it really gave me momentum to keep up the clean eating now that i’m done.
oh yeah, the cleanse also introduced me to my new favorite, all-fruit, juice!
this bad boy lady (she’s pink so she’s a lady), has an orange, a lemon, an apple, and a big handful of grapes in it.
i usually try to make my juices primarily vegetable (carrots, celery, and cucumbers are my go-to choices), but i really wanted a delicious sweet drink on friday morning & this combination definitely satisfied!
p.s. look at the juice in the bottom photo (actually taken immediately after juicing) and the top two (after settling a bit). she was so much prettier after the layers formed and the colors became so much more saturated. i love it!
anyway, the point of all of that rambling is to say: i’m not doing the juice cleanse anymore, but i enjoyed it & thought it was good for me and i will probably do another in the near future.
i’ll be back with regular meals tomorrow (and recipes for those delicious meals i teased you with photos of yesterday…!)
today is a big day. i’m meeting with some of my committee members to talk about graduation plans, have a couple seminars to attend, and have another photography class tonight. plus i found my first “potential” job last night – aka the first one that i feel compelled at all to apply to – so i need to get started on my application. it’s starting to feel real that i’m graduating this year!
now i’m thinking about job applications.
do you have any advice for me?
it’s my first time applying for a real job!