Jan 11, 2009
Today went alright. It was supposed to be the hardest day for detox symptoms and I didn't really have any. I would get a little headache when I was hungry, but that's normal for me even when I'm eating food. I think the fact that I had already weened myself off of caffeine and meat really helped with the detox stuff.
The only real thing I ran into today was that I got bored with my produce mixtures and then I basically ran out of produce. I had to make a juice of celery, cucumber and beet, which wasn't my super favorite, but that was all I had. So tonight I made another trip to the store and I bought some more things to change it up. I got some swiss chard, jicama, watermelon and tomatoes.
Tonight we went to a friend's house for dinner. She cooked pasta and salad and they had chocolates for dessert. I drank my juice before I went there, so I just had water. It probably would have been easier if I had just had a nice juice, but it had been the celery, cucumber and beet mixture that was less that enlightening. Socially, fasting is a bit of a bugger, but it's only for the short term. I think I can handle it.
I'm certainly feeling better than I was when we were hosting so many family members and visitors throughout the months of November and December. You can't eat like you're on vacation for 6 weeks and not end up feeling crappy. I think my body just needed a little break from food all the time. However, I was telling Hans this morning that after juicing all these veggies, I'm sure that eating them again will be like heaven! There is something to be said for texture.
Energy-wise I've been alright, but I'm not running or anything high intensity this week. I'm going to stick to yoga and that's about it for activity. I haven't been sleeping more or less than usual, but I do think I'm waking up a little earlier.
I have to teach a yoga class at the studio on Friday night, so I have a mini-class meeting at my apartment tomorrow night so I can practice teaching again. Not looking forward to teaching at the studio- it's a little scary, but they say you have to teach if you want to be a teacher, right? Besides, I can't get my certification if I don't teach one of the studio classes.