Day 13 – An Interesting Life

‘Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life interesting.’ Joshua J. Marine

My challenge today was a Cheese and Onion Sandwich but more of that later…..

Plastic Cheese

In the part of the world and the part of the country I live in it is traditional to be negative about most things, you know the kind of thing ‘Oh you have lost weight but it won’t last, you will put all back on’ or ‘I have had a pay rise but the government will take it all off me so what is the point!’ If we can find a negative view on a situation in these parts we do!

So one of the things I am working on is positivity. This is quite easy for me compared to many of my fellow locals because I am generally a ‘glass half full’ kinda gal but even for me some days can be a challenge, after all of the years of indoctrination. You are thinking at this point that today has been a tough one for me but you would be wrong. I have begun, what I see as the second phase of this 28 day quest and that is introducing exercise as a large and important part of my life. I love exercising it is just sometimes quite tough for me, when my body is screaming in pain, to push my body out of the door.

Dottie Dog took me out for a true ‘blowing the cobwebs’ type of walk! It was:

a. blowing a gale and

b. rapid (included a bit of power walking)

I then added a second 30 minutes of exercise (as per the instructions in Super Juice Me!) and I went swimming which was wonderful even if my left knee was a little vocal! Whether I will be able to keep up 2 x 30mins of exercise up everyday is up for debate, in fact it is unlikely either my body or my timetable will allow for this but I will do something which ensures my heart rate goes up, other than sitting in endless traffic shouting at other drivers.Frustrated Driver

I did have a challenge this evening. I went to a meeting (I know a bit weird for a Saturday) and then we went to the pub with our friends. It was great too see everyone, it seems an age since we caught up but social situations can be something to be ‘faced’. To be honest, it was easier than I thought. I often drive when we go out, so drinking water wasn’t a problem but when the pub put out the most unhealthy sandwiches after the quiz, the smell of the cheese and onion nearly sent me over the edge! The look of them helped though, white bread with plastic cheese (and I am sure covered in emulsified margarine) put me off – when I thought about it, it was the onion I was craving, so the signs are good for the future.

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It didn’t help that I didn’t get my 19.00 Smoothie so I was missing a meal so by the time I got home (0.30) I was pretty ravenous. Just for the record, I had a ‘Juice in a Bar’ before bed. Never has anything tasted so good.

Quick Review of the Juices:

Sweet ‘n’ Smooth Veggie Blend (Thickie or Smoothie) – See Day 3 for the review.

Breath of Fresh Air (Thinnie or Juice) – See Day 1 for the review

Note: If you haven’t caught the other posts, I am following the Super Juice Me! programme designed by Jason Vale. I am using both the book and the App and details can be found on http://www.juicemaster.com . The thoughts on this blog are mine own.

 

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