Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
Well here I am moving into week 5 and the last week I spent most of it laying around in bed. It was not easy juicing a few of the days and so I stuck to mostly broth soups and things that my throat could handle. Oddly, I NEVER get sick and what I ended up with was bronchitis and boy I am still hacking....so why did I get sick when I think to myself I am doing all the right things, drinking tons of juice each and everyday and hardly eating any junk...I say hardly because from time to time I have had my slips.
It can be as simple as me just getting run down and catching a bug and so be it. It happens, right? I guess sometimes we expect more from our efforts than we might realize. Just as I expect to be losing more weight than I am. It's slowly coming off and I am sure I am down at least 8 to 10 pounds or so and that's not so bad in over a month. I am looking forward to the next month because it's the next 10 pounds that are going to really make a difference and me back into some of my older skinnier clothes...perhaps another 15 in total and that will put me where I like to be......but there is no race even though I want it tomorrow.
This is not as easy as I had thought either, eating so healthy and juicing. Strangely I find myself wanting to go back to eating my comfort foods and instead I am forcing myself to turn to a glass of veggie/fruit juice without getting that sense of comfort....Oh how old habits are hard to break and not only are they hard to break but I even gotten so upset that I have cried...wondering...why did I choose to take on such a dramatic change to my life? Or so it feels that way at times. But again, we are just talking about freaking comfort foods....but hey, it's real.
Then I have to step back you know...get my head back on straight again and realize, this is not about comfort or what feels good because change isn't always so easy to have, so I am noticing. Sure drinking healthy and eating raw is surly good for you and I agree and even though I am sick...I'm sick! Even though I am not skinny...I am thinner. Even though I like my old comfort foods I will learn new comfort options...still learning too!
My head is in the game and I am still going after my new life style and way of eating/drinking/being...just takes time to accept and much harder than I imagined possible.
My head is clearer too and even that makes me more aware and strangely almost harder.Harder because the reality of what I was doing, have been doing and what was keeping me unhealthy, in sweat pants is facing me directly and darn if it wasn't easy to realize, who I've been.....
Wishing you all a powerful week ahead ..