love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
Its almost March and time for me to report about my juice challenge, as well as introduce my next 30 day reset that I’m challenging you to join.
Though I don’t have quantitative results about my juicing success (haven’t weighed myself yet), I know I have accomplished so much of what I was hoping for. I eat so many more veggies and fruit, and I don’t feel “right” if I’ve had too many carbs, especially wheat. In fact, I’ve learned that bread and wheat products in general make me feel bloated and sometimes crampy. Additionally, I haven’t had a Pepsin or desire for one in some weeks. When I have the option of choosing a sugary beverage in a corner store, I pass that case right up. I don’t choose water 100% of the time, but when I’m at home I do drink seltzer almost exclusively.
More than breaking poor food habits, I’m starting to appreciate my body more. I see it as resilient and perfectly tuned to what it needs and also to what’s harmful to it. I plan to continue making fresh juice and smoothies my daytime meals, and I hope my March challenge will deepen my positive relationship with my body.
So alas, the March challenge reveal. I’ve been stalling because I cant believe I am committing to this.
For the next 30 days I am going to work out for 30 minutes a day.
I know this build up may have been anti-climatic for some, but trust me when I say that I loathe exercise. I do a lot of walking and stairs when I’m out at school sites, but I do have to take breaks while visiting my co-located** schools on the 5th floor. I do manage to stick to working out if I have a workout buddy or specific goal like an upcoming race. I’ve had neither since 2003. Nowadays, unless a dog is chasing me, I’m not running for anything.
So that’s where I’m at. I have 2 days to come up with an exercise plan and for you to take this challenge with me. Join by replying below, or leave any of your thoughts (and prayers).
* The title is a reference to Jerry Mcguire/Half-Baked.
** charter schools in nyc share space with district (traditional public) schools. They often get the least desirable space, like the very top floors or random classrooms on hallways.