I’ve made it. I’ve made it to the halfway point…Day 50. DAY FIFTY, PEEPS!
I cannot express how proud I am of myself for making it this far. Yes, I’ve done long fasts before, but never without cheating. I’ve never delved so deep into myself. I’ve never been so damn BUSY and have still kept juicing, still kept focused. And I am. I am focused, I am excited, I am celebrating my success to this point!
Let’s talk about the results I’ve seen thus far, shall we?
MENTALLY: Y’all know that last month brought a lot of emotions, a lot of a-ha moments, and a lot of crazy craving dreams! Now, I feel that I have turned a corner. I had a dream the other night that really shocked me – it started out the way the other ones have (in Popeye’s this time)…and as I started towards the counter to buy some chicken, I actually remembered I was on a juice fast and grabbed some apple juice! This was in my DREAM, folks, which means that my subconscious finally understands the mission I’m on! I mean, damn…it’s about time.
EMOTIONALLY: I’m a little ragged around the edges. Things are REALLY busy for me right now – the baby, the business, the exercise routine, the juicing, my household – and I’m finding that balance is hard to come by. I feel as if something always falls off the plate on a daily basis. However, I’m not letting my juicing fall by the wayside at all. I may not always get my 96 ounces – sometimes I only get in 64 ounces (but NEVER less than that) – but I never go without juice. I know that things will balance out soon. This level of activity is just new for me, and I know I can move through this calmly.
DETOX: Mouth still fuzzy. LOL!
PHYSICALLY: I feel like a weight loss STAR! I’m down 33.8 pounds (more than halfway towards my goal of 60 pounds gone!) and have released another 7.50 inches! My waist is down 2.5 inches, belly down 3.75 inches and hips down 3.5 inches. Insanity!
In addition, I can really, really see the difference in myself. I stand in front of my full length mirror and can see that my thighs are smaller, my tummy is flatter and I’m much smaller all around! My old clothes are gone, and I’m fitting into much smaller workout gear. Oh! And speaking of working out, I’m currently following the “Couch to 5K” running program, and I feel strong and energized while working out. I don’t feel worn out or run down at the end, which makes me know I’m getting enough nutrients.
I am truly excited. Actually, that’s a massive understatement…a chick is GIDDY right now! I’m motivated to finish, simply because of the amazing results I’ve seen thus far! I have another 50 days to go, and if my results are this good for the next 50 days, I am golden.
Now that I’ve hit this point, I’m beginning to think about life after the fast. I have already decided that a high-raw life is what is best for me – essentially, I’ll be raw (juices, smoothies, mono meals, salads) until dinner and then eat a scrumptious plant-strong meal. Some days that’ll be cooked food, however I have a feeling it’ll probably be a LOT of salads for dinner, since those are easy to make big batches ahead of time and I can maneuver them best with the Bean in tow. In that vain, I’ve been scouring Pinterest for recipes, and I’m really enjoying the discovery of new foods and flavors! I am excited to dive into prepping and cooking all-natural, all plant-strong dishes after this is all over. (Y’all should follow me and my boards! I’ve got GREAT stuff!)
All in all, it’s been an amazing 50 days. And, of course…100 DAYS OR BUST!
Thank you ALL for your amazing support. Y’all are the best!