My journey to a healthier lifestyle!

Last update before my 5K

I have my 5K in about a week so I am crazy busy with train and catching up with some school work now that I have a nice quiet house :). The next few weeks are going to be crazy!!!! I have a job interview, that I have a seriously good chance of getting, for something I LOVE!!!! I also have several doctors appointments. And of course my lovely 5K 🙂

I was watching The Biggest Loser a few days ago and the contestants were actually running a 5K. I got so motivated watching that show! It is crazy how things come into your life at the time you need them. So in my mind I know that if 300+ pound people can run/jog a 5K without really training for I know I can do it as well!

I cannot wait to update you on how my 5K went!!!!

**I promise as soon as my 5K is over I will post more recipes 😉

The Healthy Housewife 🙂

Been away for a bit!

Haven’t been on here for several days, I have been super busy!!!! I am training for my 5K (2 WEEKS AWAY!!!), getting insurance switched over (so we can start trying for a baby), filing taxes- no comment on how annoying that is!, interviewing pet sitters, planning our anniversary/celebrate baby making trip ;), job applications, school, and preparing for my hubby being gone for a few weeks starting next weekend….

Like I said I have been busy!!!! It is 5 in the morning here and my hubby’s alarm is about to go off….

Just wanted to hop on and make sure you didn’t think I forgot about you 😉

 

The Healthy Housewife 🙂

First 5K

I am VERY excited to announce that I am running my first 5K in 2 weeks!!! I am doing the Color Run. If you haven’t heard of it you should really check it out! Great for beginners. The next couple weeks I will be training my butt off! This is just the push I need to start being serious about exercising again!

The Healthy Housewife 🙂

Juicing Day 2

At the end of my 2nd day of juicing, I feel great! I have lost 3 pounds so far! Sad news though…. My juicer has decided to go to juicer heaven :(…. I just got finished making my juice and noticed that it didn’t make a lot of juice… as I was cleaning it out I saw that the “pulp” was large chunks of fruits and veggies…. My wonderful husband has had “kitchen duties” and put my juicer blade in the dishwasher (for those who don’t know it can cause the blade to rust and become dull)… Sigh…. So I am having to take a short break on my juicing until my new juicer comes in… In the meantime I will be eating a raw/vegan diet…

I hate that I have to quit so early but I’m not going to sit around and cry about it!!!

Juice Cleanse…. to be continued….

The Healthy Housewife 🙂

So Far So GOOD!!!

Almost done with my first day of my juicing cleanse. This cleanse is going so much better than last time. Last time I just kinda jumped into without doing any research or trying juices or even making juices. It went ok but I was miserable. I was super hungry, no energy, and just felt bad… Now after the 3-day juice cleanse was over I felt a lot better and even lost some weight. But this time I am determined not to hate my life for a week!!!

This time I am juicing longer, sticking to juices I know and love, allowing myself to eat 2 cucumbers a day, and adding chia seeds to every juice. I have also already weened myself off most processed foods and had a 75% liquid diet the week before cleansing. I feel SOOOOO much better than last time. I do have a slight headache but I think that also has to do with me quitting smoking. Also last time I did not really exercise, this time I am planning on walking (even if it is for just 20 minutes) everyday. I am not doing anything to hard on my body because I am not taking in a lot of calories.

Even though I haven’t really decided on when my juice cleanse is going to end I have decided on my plan for after the cleanse. I am going to have an all raw/vegan diet for the first couple f weeks then slowly add back foods until I have my clean eating lifestyle back. This will help my digestive tract and my body. Even though I am not doing this cleanse to lose weight, I still don’t want to gain weight from coming off of the cleanse, so this is why I am using a raw/vegan diet for the first couple weeks.

 

 

Juice Cleanse Recipes and Cost Week 1

For the first week of my juicing cleanse I am having the following juices:

My Yum-Yum Juice (Cranberry Citrus)

1Cup Cranberries
1 Orange, peeled
1 Apple
1 Squash
4-6 Collard Leaves

Apple Green Grape

3 Apples
1 Cup Green Grapes
1 Lemon wedge

Red Juice

1 Cup Raspberries
1 Cup Strawberries
2 Apples

The plan I am doing is drinking 3 juices and eating 2 cucumbers a day. Using these 3 recipes, for a full week, you will need:

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Juicing Cleanse Delay

I had a delay in my juicing. I was unable to go to the store until this afternoon so I am starting when I wake up tomorrow. I have however kept my goal to quit smoking!!!!!!!! I am very proud of myself! And even more ready for tomorrow.

I got over my fear from my last post. I am ready to go full charge!!! No matter what happens :). I figure I gotta stay positive and keep going or I will never accomplish anything.

Tomorrow I will post the juicing recipes, what you need for this week juicing cleanse (using my three juices), and what I spent for a week juice cleanse 🙂

The Healthy Housewife 🙂