Friday, January 4, 2013

SIX months, people!!! 

That's how long it's been since I've blogged!  I honestly have just lost the interest and haven't had time to put into it. (Plus, to be honest...I have Instagram now, which plays a part in recording family memories while sharing them with others.)

So why now?  Why am I writing again?  I've started a 30 day detox and thought I would just record my thoughts/ how things are going.  Sound boring?  You're totally welcome to un-follow me.  However, there are several people out 'there' who are wanting to change the way they juice more...and to take control of their eating habits.  If that's you or you just want to read about MY experience, then stick around!

This next month of blogging will not be fancy, gramatically correct, or full of fun pictures. (Although I do hope to have a 'before and after' body pic by the end.)  It is what it is....enjoy!

Detox for Women:
I started the cleanse (I'm doing a modified version) 3 days ago…January 1, 2013.  So far it hasn’t been that bad.  I’ve been a bit under the weather (flu like symptoms) but surprisingly I’ve still enjoyed eating a new, healthier way.

Easy things:
-drinking water.  The first day I drank over 4 liters.  The past two days I have had a little over 3 liters.
-LOVE that I can eat LOTS if I want to.
-I can eat chicken!  My body needs the protein.

Kind of difficult:
-I should have been more prepared before I started. (stocked up on foods, planned recipes, read book before starting, tested the juicer to see if it actually worked!)
-juicing…only bc I ran out of ingredients (mentioned above in the “should have been more prepared”.  It's fun to see how many people are juicing though!  I posted a pic of my first concoction and got tons of feedback/ recipe ideas.
-need something sweet (also falls into the “should have been more prepared”.  NR says I can eat dark chocolate and a certain type of ice cream.  I just need to go get it.)
-not taking bites of what my family is eating.  (although I have cheated some, and I've totally released myself from the guilt)

Really hard:
-nothing at this point

Reasons for starting:
-Body image! Still hanging on to (and GAINING) weight after baby #2!
-Need.  More.  Energy.  SERIOUSLY!
-Deal with food issues. (I eat for the wrong reasons…stress, emotions, taste.)
-learn portion control
-Get healthier and learn to take care of my body!
-30 days, as well as still being able to EAT, seemed like an attainable goal.
-And my friend, Liz, had done it before and had great things to say about it. Plus, she's doing it again with me!

See you soon!!! (not in 6 months!)



  1. Natalie! How did I not know you have a blog! How fun... :)

    1. haha....Probably because I haven't written in FOREVER!!! I'm back least for the next month. (wink)