It’s day 5 and from past experience, I know that I should be feeling amazing today!
But I went to bed with a sore throat and tiredness last night,which I really hoped would be gone by today.
I woke up feeling ok, the itchy throat has travelled to my chest now.
Asked Archangel Michael for the strength to go out for my run and Archangel Raphael for the motivation
I get the courage to go out there.
As I am running, have to keep feeding myself positive thoughts to keep pushing through.
There was a lot of having to pace myself.
By the time I was 4.5kms in, I started to feel a little light-headed. Prayed for motivation and strength.
Just when I thought it was going away, and as I am about to get up the last hill I had to run up, I start to feel somewhat cold all over and realise that if I don’t stop – I may faint. So I follow my intuition and I stop running but keep walking up the hill until the feeling disappears.
Once up the hill, I start jogging slowly and pick up my pace a little halfway – in my mind clocking 5kms to the corner of the road is my goal and I know I can do this. That’s all I kept saying to myself:
I CAN DO THIS!
I CAN DO THIS!
I CAN DO THIS!
And I made it
Despite walking up that hill I still made it: 5.14 in 31mins.. .14 walked!
This was all due to my body wanting to shut down because of the cold/flu that I am getting. Nothing to do with the juicing!
In fact, I believe that the juicing is helping me to be better than I would’ve been if I was sick and drowning myself in crappy food.
I just wish that this insight would stay with me when I am not in such a good place physically as I am right now.
For now, as I am writing the first half of this blog, I am resting in bed.
I am listening to what my body needs outside of me pushing it when I need to.
As much as possible before Sunday. I have 1 more day of training this week – being Friday before the Fun Run on Sunday.
Meanwhile I have completely run out of fruits and veggies for the next 3 days of juicing, so I will need to drag myself out of bed earlier to get this organised on the way to picking up the kids
On another positive note…I am at Day 5!
Feeling good about that.
Despite the cold symptoms.
I wanted a challenge and I am certainly getting one.
Be careful what you ask the universe, as it will provide! he he
A lot of healing going on…a lot of releasing.
When I got into bed earlier, I felt drawn to follow Doreen Virtue’s Past Life Regression meditation for today – feeling like forgiveness in this lifetime and many others are in order for me to get through this and other changes I am looking to make.
Changes that won’t be easy.
Changes that will need a lot of energy!
UBER amounts of ENERGY!
Time will tell if I am up for it…this means a lot of soul-searching.
Once I have come to a conclusion, all will be revealed
Thank goodness I had the energy to make all my juices last night.
I have to say though..hmmm not a fan of the Super Chute Juice – which I believe I have mentioned before. I did add some pineapple to help it taste a little better – but nope..didn’t really work.lol
I think I am a little sick of that one and glad to see that it’s not on the menu for the next 2 days!
I forgot to mention yesterday that I did feel like giving up in the afternoon.
I was ready to pack it all in and eat!
I felt the same this afternoon.
I would say because I have this cold and just want the comfort of food and hot beverages!
But I didn’t.
Because I knew that I would feel absolutely terrible that I gave up.
I am determined to see this through.
Just like I am determined to do this run on Sunday..even if it rains!!
So healing and praying to get better before then so I have the energy to put into it
I went shopping and this afternoon and bought all the fruits & veggies I need for the next 2 days.
Came home, started cutting everything up and placing them in bowls to juice later in the evening.
Even packed the ingredients for day 7 juicing. How organised am I!!!??
I have no idea where the energy came from but I took advantage of it whilst it was there.
Very grateful that it was there
Was even able to prepare stuff for dinner..had a rest for 15 mins and came back to complete dinner later.
And then later whizzed them all through the juicer – which by the way I don’t think I have mentioned here on this blog that it’s my own juicer.
Bought a new Breville BJ5600 juicer on Saturday 29th of June after my sister came to reclaim hers.
Hubby helped me with doing some research on the best juicer we can get in the morning, and by the afternoon we were at Harvey Norman purchasing their last one in stock! And it was $200 less than the original price, being end of financial year! We were very happy with that.
I have been very happy with the juicer. There’s definitely a different taste from juicing in the centrifugal juicers. They taste a lot fresher. Greens definitely come out more defined in colour and taste. And I am able to juice the night before, and keeping them in glass jars or bottles, keeps them fresh – not that much of a taste difference from making it fresh!
The only draw back, as with everything – is that it’s a lot more fiddly to clean.
Oh, and when making a few juices at a time, the filter needs to be cleaned/rinsed out after 2 juices before continuing on with the next 2. Otherwise it does get stuck and the juice doesn’t flow through.
Yes, learnt that lesson the hard way!
So this evening I feel a lot better than I did during the first part of today…although still tired and glad that I am staying in for workout in the morning.
And there maybe the bonus that my hubby may join me…his knee is getting better..YAY!!
Still feeling a little tired, but as I mentioned before – all to do with this cold/flu – otherwise would have been feeling fantastic.
I am feeling so much lighter, clothes are getting looser.
I have no idea how many kilos I have lost and I am not finding out – no more scales for me!
The fact that I feel better in myself is enough for me.
Tomorrow is Day 6 .. and the decision to make is whether I extend this juicing for another 7 days or another month!
Eek…not sure about the latter…maybe tweaked a little, I can do it.
I have a plan in my head and will see if I am up for it after the 7 days – definitely would like to do some kind of extension of it..just not doing another 7 days of these same juices from this week…that I know for sure!
Meanwhile, this is what I will keep doing:
P.S I think this is my longest post so far on this journey…hehe – ENJOY