Really? Do I have too?
I have several reasons why I decided to do this nutribullet fast, mostly to lose weight..duh. But most importantly to challenge my mind, body, and overall wellbeing to a new knowledge of health. My skin was getting really bad, breakouts, dark spots, and scars. I was getting super lazy, unmotivated, and moody. My emotions were all over the place and that was just disturbing. OH lets talk about seeing myself naked? I was horrified. I have never been “skinny,” “toned,” or even comfortable with my own body image. So I think it finally clicked for me that i need to start changing my habits for GOOD.
Monies and the Honies
Okay so I have a shit ton (new favorite phrase) of debt everything from student loans and credit cards. I live at home with the parental units and I don’t pay rent or utilities. I just buy groceries and my own gas. I currently work for Lowes Home Improvement as a cashier and most of my money goes to bills and gas. Whats left over I was spending on JUNK FOOD wasting my money on worthless stuff needed to stop! I know a lot of people out there don’t have the extra dime to spend on organic foods, protein powder, gym, and all that crap (trust me I have been there). But people that have a little extra room in their budget can make a huge change in their life style. Money should Not be something that should stop you from getting healthy. And I always used that excuse “I dont have Money!” Well, I needed to change that mind set and start learning how to budget and make my health a priority!!
This is another reason I choose the nutribullet, I don’t put as much product in the bullet as i would in the juicer saving me a lot of money. And I am using the entire produce. Now, am I getting the potent nutrients as I would with a juicer… I don’t know and I am kinda leaning to probably not. This question is still up in the air..I will see as the weeks go by.
Hangover - DAY ONE
Day one felt like I party with KE$HA the night before, I woke up still drunk and then the hangover hit me later in the day. I had my first drink in the morning which was made of spinach, kale, apples, and carrots. I almost threw up when I tasted it, and swallowing the pulp almost killed me! I totally seconded guessed my purchase and this whole fasting thing. I went to work had another one for lunch, got home and knocked out for the rest of the day. I felt nausea, headaches, moody, and weak. I woke to research my symptoms and I found a few people that had the same signs. So it motivated me to push on. I had another drink for dinner and I went to bed so I can let my body rest.
By the way, my mom was cooking some AUUUMMMAAZING food. And I was just hovering over everyone smelling their food. SO TEMPTING to just grab a piece of chicken and enjoy all the goodness. I was amazed at myself that I didn’t break my fast on day one. The drinks were okay I was tasting out different combinations and see what I liked as well.
Coca Cola = Crack - DAY TWO
Holy Shit, I am a serious die hard fan of coca cola…day two was the day that i started feeling withdrawals. Massive headaches and I am talking about atomic bomb headaches and cravings for junk food. It was incredibly hard to ignore my pantry full of bread, crackers, pasta sauce! what?! But its just the idea of eating that makes me happy! Crazy!? Yes!! So i managed to lock myself in my room and sleep it off. When I woke up i felt good so I went for a walk and I reflected on how serious this fasting was and I would ask questions like: Do i really want to do it? But I love coke? UGH! I guess I have to do it?! I WANT TO DO IT !!
If your reading this you CAN DO IT! You really can, its all about motivating yourself and realizing that we are not living for food but for what life has to offer. Food might be an outlet and we need to re-train our bodies and minds that food is our supplement to be alive and to kick ass on other important projects in our lives.
This isn’t working LAME - DAY THREE
Day three was interesting I still had headaches and just felt so lazy. I felt like maybe I wasn’t getting the right type of nutrients or Im just starving myself. But never did I once feel my stomach growl or beg me for food. I just wanted something more filling and delicious. My friend was doing the real deal of juicing and she is almost done. She gave me some encouraging words and said that it would get easier as time went by. I believe her and I hope I can last as long as she did.
I felt discourage because my symptoms were still the same and I did not feel the micronutrients doing their job!!! I told myself if this doesn’t work by the end of the week I’m done. Throwing in the towel. I did make some BOMB drinks that I really enjoyed. And I noticed I wasn’t gaging anymore I really savored all the flavors of the drinks. I also notice that my sense of smell was picking everything and really enjoy what each fruit and veggie had to offer.
LETS RUN! - DAY FOUR
I am the last person you want to workout with. No, on the real..seriously. I HATE working out. The idea of sweating and moving ewwww… I rather be on the couch watching shameless (oh yeah) with a coke. YES! But thats not reality. bummer. BUUTTT
TODAY I woke up at 8 in the morning! What!? Thats right I woke up naturally without an alarm clock and I was excited about brushing my teeth.. what?! I woke up without a headache I was excited to be up and going and I was excited about my drink! I felt my mood was more chipper and it was awesome! It was so awesome that I went for a run well it was more of a power walk and a little running. But still you have to bribe me to get me outside, so doing it on my own was already an accomplishment.
I am very motivated to continue my fast on the nutribullet! So far I have had no headaches today….. i do feel slightly sleepy but com’on, its 3 in the afternoon everybody knows its nap time. And here are some things I just noticed that has changed about my body:
Vision: I have horrible vision I wear glasses 24/7 day. I went outside and I had to stop because I was shocked how bright and crystal clear everything was. I even took my glasses off and even blurred it still looked good. Thats a plus!
Skin: I have some breakouts but since i started the fast I have had no new breakouts also my pores are tiny and it makes my skin look smoother and healthier. YAY!
Bloating: I don’t feel bloated anymore I actually feel comfortable in my jeans. (Thank Gawd)
Sleep: I have had the best sleep these last three nights (including naps) than I have had the last year. It is exactly what my body needed. And I usually get restless leg syndrome and since Monday I have felt it slightly but not enough to make me get up or I have not felt it at all during my sleep! YES!!!
Its only Day Four…get over yourself
Its hard to believe that only four days into this and Im starting to feel the results of eating raw foods using the nutribullet. I still crave food but its not as strong as the beginning. I don’t want coke anymore (get out of town) seriously, my craving for coke have completely diminished. Im excited to see what the future brings! And i hope this good vibes keep coming to motived me to stick with this fast. :D
I haven’t weighed myself because I dont’ have a scale but I will find one to keep track of the pounds. And In a later post I will post my measurements as well.
Dont’ judge my yucky breakouts that are healing. But this is one of my favorite drinks.
Peaches, Pink Lady, Kale, Spinach, Flaxseeds and love!!