Also, since I dropped my glass blender during Christmas and broke it (oups!), Sean came back home with these yesterday:
They were both on sale at Canadian Tire. Hubby is so good at keeping up with sales and finding the best deals when we need something. I can't wait to get those out of the box today and start juicing!!
I'm making my own 28-day challenge. A plan that I can follow through, but that is also challenging. That's the whole point right, to practice healthier habit
and get out of my comfort zone.
So in addition to my regular vegetarian diet,
from January 5 (today) to February 2,
- have a pressed juice or smoothie (or both) every day to up my veggie and fruit intake
- drink lots of water
- cut out white flour, white rice, white sugar
- no dairy
- do at least one cardio workout a week
I'm still going to eat some processed foods because I'm not ready to live on beans and stuff (even if it's just for 28 days). I'm keeping my tofu, tempeh and mock "meats" and "cheese". Like Brendan Brazier says in his videos, it's not about taking everything out, it's about putting better things in our bodies. And that's my goal.
One thing that really stood out for me in one of the movies (Hungry for Change) was when a doctor said that our skin is the LAST organ to get nutrients... So if I only eat a few good things, there might not be enough good stuff to get to my skin. This really spoke to me. I want to get LOTS of nutrients to my skin, from the inside out.
I also got Sean to take "before" photos of me in my bathing suit and I will compare in 28 days. My goal is not to lose weight, although losing a couple of pounds would help me fit in my (big) jeans after all the eating of the past few months. But I'm curious to see if there will be any obvious change on my body.