Thursday, February 28, 2013

We're juicing?

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Something totally crazy and kind of awesome happened today. husband, the man that says no to anything somewhat healthy, who once lectured me on why I bought whole wheat flour, and openly makes fun of our vegetarian, vegan, Paleo (you name it) friends....decided that we should go on a 10-day juice fast. February 28th should become a holiday or something in this household because this is that big of a deal.

It all started this morning while I curiously browsed Netflix and clicked on the popular documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I'd heard good things and decided to give it a go. Within 10 minutes Paul was already cracking jokes from the other side of the room, I laughed with him. A few minutes later Paul made his way over and sat down next to me (shut the front door, what?), he was totally getting sucked into the story and journey of Joe & Phil!! By the end of the film Paul was 100% sold on juicing & its benefits. He proposed that we try a 10-day juice cleanse ourselves and see how we feel at the end of the fast. I'm pretty sure my jaw was on the floor at this point, who is this guy? Never in my life did I see Paul becoming a potential juicer but here we are! I asked Paul tonight why he wants to give juicing a try...

"I want to feel more healthy in general, to have the same energy I used to have when I was young. I feel so unhealthy and know that I can do so much more to make my body feel good. I'm too dependent on caffeine to find the energy I need and I know that's not right."

We will be following the juice recipes from the Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead documentary and I'm not gonna lie, some of them look preeettyyy rough. Luckily we will be able to motivate each other throughout the 10 days...So here we go! Paul wants us to do something to record the process so I told him I'll be blogging about the journey. Wish us luck!!

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I watched that awhile ago and the story is SO intriguing! It didn't make us go on a juice kick, but it did make us think about what we were eating.