Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 51.........What do I do.............

This might be the most boring post, but I was thinking, how does juicing fit into my days now? How has it changed me and what I do? So here is my day, and thoughts about it.

Normally, I set my alarm for 6:30. I hate getting up in the mornings, no matter how much sleep I have had. I don't feel ready to go for a couple of hours after I get up. I don't want to talk to anyone either, which isn't that great since I work as a Level II Helpdesk support tech, and talk to people all day long! Juicing changed this in 3 major ways. After about 5-6 days, the energy kicked in and I started waking up before my alarm sometimes. I started sleeping better. I was full of energy and awake before I ever got to work. I even wake up early on the weekends now, so I can get more done.

Before work, I make both juices, and drink the breakfast one on the way. I have described how I keep my Mean Green fresh until lunch and it's always good. It's nice not to have to think about what I will have for lunch. No more fast food for breakfast. How has juicing effected my workday? Well, I don't get so sleepy in the afternoons that I can barely think. My mind seems clearer somehow. I don't get sleepy at all during the day which helps with driving home, too.

After work, I either do 30 minutes at the gym there, or come home. I let my dogs out and then do 30 minutes of something. At the gym, I have been doing however far I can go in 30 minutes on the treadmill, usually over 2 miles now, and sometimes I go a bit longer if I have time. At home, I have some yoga I do to warm up, just a little bit, because I don't know much about it. Then I do some aerobic activity, Hula Hooping is good, or dancing. I finish up by running in place on my little trampoline. Pre-juice...never would be doing this.

Next it's kitchen time. I have to feed the pups at 6:30. If I don't, they stare at me from the hall by the kitchen. I make their food every two weeks and freeze it. I started this months ago when I learned what harmful ingredients are in what I considered to be "good" dogfood. I must say that their coats are softer and they are playful like they were when they were much younger. Just goes to show you what proper nutrition can do. It's kind of like drinking juice.............. healthy for me.

Still in the kitchen, I either get my produce ready for the next day, or make my evening juice. What I really like to do, is make 2-3 days ahead of time. Not juice, just get the produce ready. That kind of gives me a little break during the week. Once that is all done, I take my dinner and sit down. I have to, because the pups think it's time to play. So I do that for a little while and drink my juice.

I spend about an hour or so writing this blog. Yes, I write it the night before, for the next day. I kind of wish I had done that a little differently, but can't change it now. I find that it's relaxing, and kind of winds me down from the day. Then, maybe a little TV or reading, and it's time for bed. It's very important to get plenty of rest. I tend to stay up too late, and have to watch the clock.

So that is my boring weekday. I planned it that way so I would have time to do what I need to do to be successful. No weekend trips to get ready for, no guests, (except g-kids), no events to speak of (except the Turkey Trot), one holiday that I didn't cook for, just taking care of me. What about the house, shopping, laundry? I do that on the weekends and it doesn't make me tired anymore. My days are very different now, and it's a good thing.

Peace out.............

1 comment:

  1. Hey Vic, nice to meet you. On my blog I have several pages, those are the Tabs at the top. I set them up in settings. For "My Fast" page, I hyperlinked back to each post one at a time, in order. It was a pain, but once you do it it is done.
    I am glad you found your way to juicing too. It was a great accomplishment on my part, and I felt like a million bucks. I want to have another go, maybe this new year. I am down a gall bladder since, so we will see what happens!
    Cheers! Lynette