Here are the perks!
*Some of the juice recipes are really good! There is an app for the program so it’s fairly easy. It costs $15.00 and it’s essentially a recipe book of juice drinks. Even when this is over, I will utilize it. Also, there are coaching videos and explanations of why I’m doing what I’m doing.
*I was certain this whole thing was going to cost me a chunk of change. There were some start-up costs, a masticating juicer ($150), some hemp protein powder ($13) and fruits and veggies. I purchased a few other items at the grocery store when I bought the fruits and veggies so in my mind it felt like this was spendy. WAIT! I went out to buy the fruits and veggies for the next 5 days or so and it was $30. Whaaat? Yeah, so it’s not as expensive as I anticipated.
*I’ve figured out a much better system of making drinks by making my breakfast blend the night before. The lunch and snack blends are the same so I can make these at the same time as well. I’m seriously considering making both the breakfast and dinner blends at the same time the night before since these are typically the same as well. I made two to take with me this past weekend and drank one on Saturday and one on Sunday – they both lasted.
*I lost 6 lbs last week. I’m not supposed to weigh myself but let’s face it, I needed the motivation. Yes, I know it’s water weight but it’s keeping me going.
*I’m compromising the plan to fit my needs a little bit. I’m finding ways to incorporate coffee into my mornings. I went without it the first day and the next day it felt like my skull was separating from my brain. I’ll let you know if any of my “recipes” turn out decent. So far it’s been trial and error and I’ve resorted to McDonald’s more than I’d like to admit.
*There are a few food extras you can take advantage of, although you aren’t supposed to make it a regular thing. Well, as you can probably guess, I have. I’ve kept in a Kind bar and sometimes replaced a mid-afternoon blend with this. I think I’m missing the point a bit…
*Now, you may think I’m exaggerating or maybe you might think it’s a placebo effect BUT I’ve felt a small decrease in my anxiety and tummy troubles. I didn’t go into this thinking it would help the anxiety piece and it didn’t dawn on me until Friday while I was driving up to my race. I looked back at my week at work and realized it had been a good week. Sure, there were times when I got anxious about a big project happening this week but overall I didn’t feel that strong pull of agitation that gets me all worked up. I’m REALLY hoping this IS a reality as maybe it will help with some of my social angst too.
Truth be told, it IS harder than I anticipated. I’ve come to the conclusion that office mate’s version of “not too bad” is on a different spectrum than mine. It’s probably better I didn’t realize this before I started as I would have chickened out for sure. As it was, my mind flip-flopped dozens of times.
I asked office mate what happens when the 28 days are over – what is the transition? He told me he hasn’t watched that video yet as it doesn’t show up until the week 4 coaching video. He is a determined and disciplined bloke so he is following the “rules”. The Jason Vale program, Super Juice Me! has a 7 day detox along with a 14 day one. Then the heavyweight champ, the 28 day cleanse.
I will continue to write about this off and on – I searched for blogs about juicing but didn’t find many. Maybe I need to try find different key words. I’m certainly open to questions or any experiences others have had! I’m really happy I decided to give this a shot. It’s been worth it!