Day 4: Is That Hunger Pangs I Feel? 

So it’s been 4 days since I last ate food or as my people would saysay, ‘since I last ate pepper’.  Does it feel weird? Not particularly. But I do feel the beginning of hunger pangs and a little bit of the woozies. 

Since these juices are meant to be meal replacements and are packed with the daily nutrients required, I am a little miffed that I might be a little under nourished. 

Saw somewhere that Whey Protein should do the trick but the price tags on those things made me almost burst into tears at the supermarket. There they were, mocking me and daring me to reach for the pack, which I didn’t. 

Going to stick with the recipes as is and hope that what I feel isn’t hunger pangs but me just missing the taste of pepper. 

So what am I drinking today? Well I decided to try 2 different smoothies today, so here goes. [Sorry no pix today] 

Mix 1:

1.  1.5 cup spinich

2. 2 bananas 

3. 1.5 apples

4. 1 cup Soya milk

5. Half cup water

6. 2 tablespoons Almond nuts 

7. Half an avocado

8. 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
Mix 2:

1. 1.5 cup spinach 

2. 1.5 cup strawberries 

3. Half an Avocado 

4. 1 banana 

5. 1.5 cup Soya milk

6. 1 tablespoon honey

7. 2 tablespoons cashew nuts

8. 2 tablespoons Chia seeds

I read somewhere that Chia seeds curb hunger so I’m doubly miffed about how I’m feeling right now. 

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Day 3: Juice Fast Essentials

It pays to pre pack. 

I am always busy. Breezing out to work early and coming in late. So when I read a post on Pinterest about packing and freezing green Smoothie Mixes I was like, that post was meant to save me this week. 

So I present my Raspberry Green Smoothie mix. Consumed after getting my butt kicked by Charlene Johnson’s Turbo Fire and Charlean Extreme. 

What’s in the blender? 

3 cups Spinach 

2 cups Raspberries 

2 cups Plums

1 Avocado Pear

1 cup Coconut Milk 

1 cup Water

2 tablespoons Almond nuts

Smoothie Day 2: A Case Of Tummy Trouble

 

So it’s day 2 and I can’t say I have a hang of drinking my Green breakfast and lunch but I feel a little more confident about my chances of seeing this through to the end.

Backtracking a little to the early hours of the morning and my sensitive stomach’s response to my transverse into the world of healthy drinking, I felt I wouldn’t be able to make it out the door but I’m happy to report I eventually made it out, yippee.

So here’s my day in retrospect, 30 minutes of Shaun T’s Max Out Cardio and another 40 minutes of Cize, I had some nuts and downed my first cup of Greens. It was a miracle my stomach stayed stable while I was out seeing ‘Now You See Me 2’ which I must say was Amaze-balls so now it’s on to the last cup of greens.

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Contents of today’s Smoothie
1. 3 Cups Spinach
2. 1 Cup Coconut Milk
3. 1 Cup Pineapple Juice
4. 5 Clementines
5. 1 Cup of Oats

The Pain Of Exercise

Feel the endorphins; exercise gives you a natural high; don’t you just love the feeling you get when you exercise?

Lies, all lies cos I’m constantly in pain.

I’m not new to exercising. I survived the screaming bully that is Jillian Michaels and endured her torture and her tortured tools

  1. Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
  2. Ripped In 30
  3. 30 Day Shred
  4. Body Revolution

At the end of it all the fat wasn’t banished, my body wasn’t ripped nor shredded and my body, though down a few inches, wasn’t revolutionized.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying these exercises didn’t work, no; they just didn’t give the drastic results championed by the infomercials. I had high hopes for the duration of my journey with Jillian Michaels but those expectations got the life snuffed out of them at the end of every program I tried. I lost some weigh but not all.

So I decided to curb my expectations and search for a fitness DVD that would get me closer to my goal within an allotted timeframe. I watched countless YouTube videos and read an endless number of blogs and reviews before selecting my next torture tool. Enter P90X – Power 90 X.

My weight loss journey started in May of 2012 after I tore through my dress at a function – it was 12noon. I held the dress together with safety pins for the duration of the event as I was the event planner and couldn’t leave. After the event, I drove straight to the gym and enrolled to start the very next day. I was so humiliated.

Starting out I was a size 20 bordering on size 22. Now one year later I am a size 18 still fighting to become a size 14 before January – fingers crossed.

Transitioning from going to the gym to a Jillian Michaels DVD was difficult and I cursed her every time I popped her DVD in. Good times. Now transitioning into weight training is something of a challenge as I do not have upper body strength.

P90X involves a lot of pushups, pull ups and planks – no walk in the park; and whoever said Yoga was a breeze was just fooling around. Yesterday was Yoga X day and Tony expected me to do this!

P90Hell No

Give me weights and I’ll lift them, but for crying out loud ‘Crane’, ‘Pushups with one leg in the air’! Seriously dude! And I don’t know where to find the time to exercise for 1hour at a stretch, God help me.

I don’t know what I’ve signed up for cos I couldn’t scrub my back in the shower this morning from the pain.

I hope I can live through this. Wish me luck.