Wednesday – Juice feasting day 10 and sun….

Hey, hey the sun has finally made its way to my part of the world and the next week or so looks set to be full of glorious sunny weather, so I am in my element. I love, love, love the sun and can’t get enough of it so sitting here at the computer is not so good as I would much rather be outside. Warm weather also makes it incredibly easy to be juice feasting or to eat a raw diet. I never crave heavy foods when the sun is out and am quite content to eat lots of fruit and greens and pretty much nothing else when the weather is so good – really do need to move somewhere hotter again and then my life as a raw foodie would be sooooo easy…….

Juices today have/will be:-

Orange, grapefruit, celery and spinach.

Orange, grapefruit and apple.

Orange, grapefruit, cucumber, spinach and wild garlic (4 oranges, 1 red grapefruit, 1/2 cucumber, 2 big handfuls of spinach from the garden, 6 wild garlic leaves) – this was really refreshing with just a hint of garlic. I drunk it whilst we sat and ate luch al fresco. Perfect.

Pineapple, mango and blueberries.

Exercise today has been:-

90 ashtanga yoga class

How I feel today:-

Its getting boring keep saying how great I feel but I really do feel good. Loads of energy, lots of positive vibes and just generally zinning (is that a word???)…….

Thanks for reading, happy juicing………………………

Monday – Juice feasting day 8

The weekend went well and the juice feast continues. Basically my juices seem to have fallen into a set pattern and I am having the same everyday with the odd variation here and there. I had more orange based ones on Sunday as we were out for much of the day and they travel better than the others and last for longer.

Exercise over the weekend was :- gardening on saturday – digging over a new flower bed so pretty strenuous!! and a bike ride and yoga on Sunday.

Weight this morning was 132lbs – total lost so far 5lbs

Juices today have/will be:-

Orange, grapefruit, celery and spinach (4 oranges, 1 pink grapefruit, 6 sticks celery and 200g spinach)

Orange, apple and grapefruit (4 oranges, 1 pink grapefruit and 2 apples)

Carrot, apple, cucumber, spinach and lime (3 carrots, 3 apples, 100g spinach, 1/2 cucumber and 1 lime)

Pineapple, mango, kiwi and blueberry (1 pineapple, 1 mango, 2 kiwis handful blueberries)

Exercise today has been:-

Interval training with client x 1 hour

Full ashtanga yoga self practice x 90 mins

How I feel today:-

Really pleased to be on day 8 of a juice feast – something of a first for me. Also pleased that some of my ‘winter weight’ is finally coming off. Still have lots of energy and a lovely calm and mellow feeling.

Thanks for reading, happy juicing…………….

Monday – Day 1

Today is day 1 of my 30 day fitness challenge. Whoo hoo….am really excited about getting my booty into some serious shape that I am already thinking about extending it to 60 days. I may feel differently tomorrow though!!

I have an easy day work wise with some clients later in the day so it was a good day to begin. I managed to get my workouts in before midday and am sitting here eating my lunch as I write up today’s blog entry.

Exercise today has been:-

2 workout as follows

1. 20 minutes on treadmill – 5 minutes warmup at a fast walking pace and then I just did random run/walk intervals. I will be more structured with the intervals (i.e. speed and length) in a few days but today I just wanted to get back into running mode again.

Interval workout *- 30 secs work followed by 10 secs rest (took about 25 minutes)

  1. Squat and shouder press left arm
  2. Squat and shoulder press right arm
  3. Wide leg burpee
  4. One leg bridge lift – left leg
  5. One leg bridge lift – right leg
  6. Press ups
  7. One leg sit and lift – left leg
  8. One leg sit and lift – right leg
  9. Plank

Complete 3 sets

Stretches

2. Ashtanga yoga practice – to end of standing and some hip openers – 25 minutes

Food today has been:-

Handful of medjool dates after each workout

Green smoothie – oranges, grapefruit, celery, spinach and banana

2 raw chocolate cupcakes

1 large salad with lettuce, cucumber, red onion, tomatoes, black olives and salmon

Mushroom and avocado pate in lettuce wraps with tomatoes and olives

1/2 pineapple and some kiwis

How I feel today:-

My legs felt like jelly after the interval training – lol, but it was a good feeling in a macabre kind of way. It was a different sort of ‘tiredness’ to how I feel after doing a 90 minute yoga workout and I could definately feel that I had worked my larger muscle groups (quads and hamstrings) in my legs in a more intense way. I’m looking forward to day 2!!

Thanks for reading……..

*I took the interval training from Zuzanna’s ‘Bodyrock TV’ site – http://www.bodyrock.tv