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I just have to say I am horrible at this.

So… Last week I spent a wonderfully long week in southern cali and it was amazing! The first night we arrived in LA we stopped into the laugh factory and was able to see Whitney Cummings, Chris D’elia, Dane Cook just to name  a few. It was flipping awesome. If you havent seen any of them I def think you need to check out their shiat. I snapped a photo with a super duper excited Chris D’elia ha.

super excited comedian. not.
super excited comedian. not.

If your in LA and havent been to the laugh factory I highly recommend you stop in there and catch some laughs. I havent laughed that hard in a LONG time and my face hurt from smiling! LA was good, and SoCal is always good to stop in for a visit. I went back to my old stomping grounds and visited with old friends & family. And got to see my old high school basketball coach, which was a trip!

This whole Boston Marathon bomb is deathly terrifying for me espesh since I am signed up for the Portland 1/2 in October. I am a little skeptical but I cannot let fear take ahold of my life. So I am pushing on and starting my training regimen. I finally found some shoes that might be promising and I can run, run, run!

I am on a mission to lose 10 pounds of fat, and gain 15 pounds of muscle. So here goes nothing with juicing, healthy meals, working out, and resting. I am motivated to get back into my fit old self. Half marathon training is beginning and will be in full swing as well as juicing. I have found that following fitness, healthy gurus on instagram are motivating me to want to do more and be a healthier, better me.

I will get back into the groove of using my blog to keep track of my workout regimen. Yesterday I got back on the treadmill and ran 2 miles, and the day before that I walked an hour on the tundra in a chilly -10 🙂

Day 5 and the last

Well due to this juice fasting draining my pockets I am going to have to switch back to food, and possibly juice once or twice. In the past 8 days Joe & I have spent $750 if not more on veggies and fruits. So, to keep our bank accounts happy Joe is going to juice more than twice a day, and I will cut down. Im not ready to quit juicing, but I dont want to spend a $1000 in 10 days just on food. Thats a $100 a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And come on lets not admit that many of us are willing spend $100 a day to feed ourselves.

But to finish out the day I juiced last night and made breakfast slurps to take to work today. We ran out of stock and had to go shop at the Farmers Market. Heres our cute little awesome family run farmers market.

Love this little place!
Love this little place!

I got some delicious veggies & fruits today from the market, and was thrilled with the selection. We finally got some kale, Yay! It was todays bill that put us over the edge, I ended up purchasing $150 on our meals.

Nothing like fresh produce to put a smile on my face.
Nothing like fresh produce to put a smile on my face.

On a happier not it was my neices 2nd birthday today! She is my little stinker, and has my heart and all my attention. I had time at work today to do some crafting, and since she loves Dora the Explorer like most toddlers I made her this cute little bag. I cant wait to see her expresion when she sees the bag. I also plan on making her an apron, and a qaspeq.

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Her very first customized reversible purse

A girl is never too young to start collecting purses. 🙂

Now that I am resting, and my feet are kicked up its time to introduce a meal to this lean, mean, eating machine. I am down 11 pounds, feeling great. Thinking clearly. And energized I am ready to start eating right and healthy. That freezer full of salmon, moose, and caribou are calling my name. Hope you all have a wonderful evening!

Day 4 almost to the half way mark

Its day 4 and I am feeling great! Last night was a little tough but I managed. I was smart last night and made all my breakfast juice so I wouldnt have to wake up at the butt crack of dawn and make it and be super grumpy! Yesterday was tough! I only got up just in time to make breakfast slurp, so 3 jars came with me to work. Those lasted till about noon and then my tummy was a grumbling! But, I didnt want to go home and juice because Joe was fast asleep. See the thing is we work opposite shifts every other week so its kind of tough but we manage. Its a whooping -22 degrees this morning with the cold blowing wind!

Gorgeous clouds on a warm day.
Gorgeous clouds on a warm day.

The fruits and veggies are draining our accounts which is making it somewhat tough to keep going. Between Joe and myself we have spent almost if not more than $500! Its insane. The other night I came home with cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, red peppers, and apples and it was $65 and thats cheap because I bought it at the little farmers market here. Every other night we are forced to go and shop and drop a hundred easy. But who said health and wellness came easy right?

Breakfast, my favorite juice of the day :D
Breakfast, my favorite juice of the day 😀

I have been trying to exercise on our new rowing machine, which by the way is awesome. But, my metabolism is so quick these juices run right through my system like coffee. By the time I am home, juiced up and ready to work out Im hitting the restroom already. My feet are itching to start training for the half marathon but I dont think I have enough energy to burn off working out. I tried the rower the other night and had to stop after about 5 minutes, I started getting dizzy. I guess I will just wait to start working out again.

The longer I think about juice fasting the more cooking ideas that I come up with. My freezer is loaded with moose meat, caribou, and salmon and they are all calling my name. This juice fast has been great so far, and the juicer is awesome! Breville all the way! I am managing to keep off those 10 pounds, and Joe is actually down now 15 pounds. Its an amazing feeling, I almost feel comfortable in my skin now to just get toned and I will feel awesome!

Anyhoots, I will post photos later I dont have wifi here at my work which is bananas but I manage. Have a great day!

“Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy”  ~Author Unknown

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”  ~Jim Rohn

Day 4 is down the drain, and ready to conquer the next 6 long, tough days! We are running low on our supply so thank goodness the Farmers Market is open tomorrow so we can restock on veggies & fruits! We spent the evening at the Warrior Dome and watched some exciting, close basketball games. JV Warrior boys defeated the Napaskiak Hawks by 1 measly point but they did it! And our Warrior varsity girls just barely were defeated by the Newhalen Malamute girls, it was a very close and exciting game. Both teams put up an excellent effort!

Now that I am home, feet up and I am ready to relax. But to keep me happy and full I must get the energy to make some delcious dinner juice! Have a great evening! Day 4 is down the poop chute!

Day 3

Its the morning of day 3 and I am feeling great! I woke up extra early today to make enough breakfast juice to last me through the morning and possibly the afternoon! The craves were horrible last night, I have to admit I cheated. It was horrible, I was craving chips of all things. I had one handfull of chips and it was horrible but delicious at the same time! That will be the only time I cheat, and I mean it. I didnt check the scale this morning but I will check it when I head home. Now for 12 hours of homework, and work!

I suffered a little. I only made enough breakfast for 3 jars but man, oh man I was hungry!!!

The beautiful vast tundra
The beautiful vast tundra

Day 6

Its day 6 and I have never been more excited! Our juicer has finally arrived! I have never been so excited to eat my breakfast, lunch & dinner! We have gone from one extreme to another. Yesterday we were at -60 degrees to 11 degrees and storming today!!! For the past 2 days of not juicing we have done our best to eat healthy from a hearty salad to eggplant parmesan. And dabbling in coffee 😀 We are back on the juice train tonight! Yippee!

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Christmas has arrived early in our household!

On tonights dinner menu kale, cucumber, apples, pears, orange, carrots, celery, red peppers, orange peppers, and cabbage. Feels so good to be juicing again! I am down 3 juices and 2 nalgene bottles of water and feel great!

Works like a charm!
Works like a charm!

I have to add that this machine works so smooth makes me excited to juice everyday! She doesnt shake! She doesnt attempt to spin in circles like a maniac! Shes perfect! I would definately recommend this product to friends & family! Day 6 back on the juice train, really day 1! Ready for another 10 days of juiceness!

On a happier note 15 credits is beginning to start kicking me in the behind, BUT I have discovered a new love for the TV show Mad Men! If you havent watched it, I would highly suggest it!

Day 2

Its the morning of day 2 and we are already seeing some amazing numbers. I lost 5 pounds, and Joe lost 11 pounds. Due to lack of energy levels we treated ourselves to a little sleeping in today which felt amazing. I am hoping that today will be a better day with the cravings. Our breakfast today consists of apples, oranges, pears, kale, and bananas. Joe is juicing it up right now as I type.

Day 2
Day 2

Day 2 was a success! It was a little tough, energy levels low but its great that we both have the day off. Due to waking up at 12:45 pm we made enough of the morning smoothie to hold us over till dinner. Its not so hard in the morning because the juices are delicious but when it comes to lunch and dinner its a little tough. We had to make a store run because we were running out of fruits and only spent about $100 at the grocery store. We came home with celery, kiwis, apples, pears, orange peppers, ginger, and bananas. So far $375 down the chute but the healthy changes are slowly paying off.

Dinner was not as tasty we added a little too much ginger and it overpowers the juice. Dinner consisted of cucumbers, carrots, kale, way too much ginger, beets, tomatoes, lemon, celery, and an apple. I dont think that ginger will be included in any of the juices from here on out.

Dinner

Basketball season is in full swing at the Warrior Dome and our girls & boys have been dominating on the court. Joe & I have been dominating all those tasty smells nachos, chili cheese dogs, popcorn, skittles, and much more!  I would have to say that overall day 2 was a success!