Juicing…even your husband will love it!

You guys you guys you guys you guys!

 I LOVE MY JUICER!  

And you know what the BEST part is? My husband also loves our juicer!

A few weeks ago I decided to check out “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” (I’ve been on a documentary kick) and I thought it was awesome.  I’m more likely to take in documentaries that focus on the positives instead of the negatives. I feel like Joe talked more on how juicing has benefited him and others around him, not necessary on the negative side of fast food.So I decided to plop down after a hike a couple weeks ago and watch the 2nd movie, because I thought the first one was so good.  Chris watched this one with me, and immediately after he hit up amazon and ordered a juicer (and of course a toy for Beta too)!

We’ve tried three different juices since yesterday, and I wanted to share our favorite so far.  They are all SO fresh, but we love ginger and lime, and the sweetness of the apples ties it together so nicely!  We’ll be making this one again for sure…many times!

  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3 apples
  • 1-2″ piece of ginger
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lime

(This recipe made two pint size glasses of juice)

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Somewhere pigs are flying…

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His face!!

His face!!

We got the Breville JE98XL, which I believe is the same one that Joe used in the movie because it came with the dvd.  It has some serious power- which you can tell by how surprised Chris looks above.  It has officially replaced the blender on the counter, and I can’t wait to try other recipes!! Chris said he felt great today and I think it helped my energy levels this morning.  We’ll see going forward, but I expect great things 🙂

Is anyone really into juicing/done it before and felt a difference??? Any favorite recipes??? I’d love to hear it all!

Balance

Earlier this week I started a blog post about meal prepping, and how it has been a life saver since starting back at work, but ultimately found myself not being able to finish it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nothing short of amazing because it saves me so.much.time.  But I think overall, my issue lately has been balance.  I can’t find it. I can’t keep it when I do find it.  I’m sure it will get easier, but it’s been exhausting!

Now I don’t want to sound whiny, because I love that I found a job and am working again.  It may not be my ideal job, or even a money maker, but the company overall is SO great.  It’s just been tough to jump back into it all while trying to maintain everything I was doing when I wasn’t working.

I’ve been waking up everyday at 5:45 to do my 21 day fix extreme videos (killer), showering, waking up Beta and taking her for a walk, feeding her, working, running, crocheting, trying to cook dinner, clean up, training Beta, crochet some more and passing out.  I’m literally sitting in a pile of yarn right now because I am too lazy to clean it up.  Sidenote: I’m SO grateful for all the support I’ve gotten opening my etsy shop- I have a bunch of orders to fulfill over the next couple months which has been keeping me busy and motivated!

But I hate feeling disorganized.  Clutter makes me cringe.  Dirty kitchens make me crazy.  But lately these things are a part of my everyday life.  I’ve decided to put together a list to try and help me with this issue, before I go off my rocker.

  1. Disconnect- pros and cons to this. I like being social, keeping up with people, but it is so distracting.
  2. Listen to my body- I don’t actually need to double up on my workouts in the morning and afternoon.
  3. If it can be done in two minutes, just do it- like this yarn I’m sitting in.
  4. Go to bed earlier.
  5. Eat better- I do a great job of eating at work (although it’s constant- it’s healthy) but the second I get home it’s over. I’m such a snacker, and Chris was complaining there are no cookies in the house, sigh.

I feel like I’m on the right track, but I’ve got to just start practicing what I preach!  Hopefully some mountain therapy will help 🙂

Does anyone have any suggestions or want to share ways they keep life in balance?!

Fitness February

Happy March!

February always go by so quickly, but I am so excited for spring & daylight savings time 🙂

Saturday we found out (the hard way) that grapes can be very toxic for pups.  Beta got a hold of just one I dropped on the floor Friday and I thought nothing of it until she was sick the next morning.  We looked it up and (naturally) panicked and rushed to the ER vet.  Thankfully her kidney levels were good, so we have her on a bland diet and keeping an eye on her.  So far, so good (fingers crossed).  How frightening.

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At the vets- so exhausted.

This month we’ve had all sorts of medical issues, so I’m hoping that this is it. New healthy month for everyone is what I’m going for!

With that being said, I took a look at my workout calendar and this has been the best month for me in a while!  I had two rest days the entire month!  One being Saturday because all I felt like was a beer after that whole ordeal.  I finished a round of 21 Day Fix Extreme this month and feel so great!  I’m going to start over this week & try doing the diet (modified most likely) and see if I feel even better!  Maybe then feel more comfortable taking my after pics.

Yesterday I did some snack prepping for the week!  Cucumbers, carrots, celery & hummus…almonds, craisins, & a few dark chocolate covered pomegranates…and some little veggie egg white bites for on the go breakfast!  I LOVE prepping!

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I’ve had a little bit of a sore right knee (probably from all the workouts this month) so I think for the next couple days I’m going to focus on my upper body and some yoga to center myself before kicking my ass again!  I hope everyone has a healthy March!  Spring is right around the corner, which means warmer weather and my niece is almost here!!!  So much to look forward to!

I've found keeping a journal really helps keep me on track :)

I’ve found keeping a journal really helps keep me on track 🙂