So here it is - the beginning of 2010. Usually around this time, like almost everyone else and their mother, I start thinking about ways to make changes in my life over the next year. I hate calling them resolutions, because for some reason, that phrase seems so trite and doomed to fail.
This is also the time of year that I love to do a good detox. Sure, it's winter, and not really the time to not be eating warm comfort foods, but the social calendar gets pretty slim after the holidays, so it's perfect in that respect.
My idea this year was to do a juice feast. Feast, not fast. There's no way I could do it for the full 92 days (although apparently you feel like a champ when you're done) I did want to try it for a shorter period. My initial idea was that I'd do it for 7 days, possibly 10 if I could hold out that long.
Coincidentally, my friend Eva was also thinking of doing the same thing, and somehow, the 7 turned into 21. It does sort of make sense in doing it longer than a week and giving my body a chance to really get into it. Secondly, no one is really doing anything fun or exciting in January (unless you count being cold in that category) so it seemed perfect. One thing led to another and here I am, on Day 1.
Unfortunately, my plans were changed last minute this morning, so I didn't get a chance to make a good vegetable juice before heading out. I did fill up the water bottle and took some tea along, and amazingly enough, it's held fast. I did just make a pretty good Carrot/Apple/Beet/Celery juice that was pretty palatable.
I just have to remember that the first 3-4 days are always the hardest.