Resolutions with Mixed Emotions

Stepping out of your comfort zone is never easy. It’s even harder when part of stepping out includes giving up your ‘happy place’ in search of a ‘healthy place’.

My ‘happy place’ is food. Not just any food. The kind that gives you quick highs and fades just as fast leaving empty calories and more hunger.

I don’t have a problem with the foods that I am eating, it’s just that I’ve realized that I have slowly been omitting vegetables and fruits to the point where I have developed a distaste for them and I need to fix that.

About a month ago, I watched Fat, Sick , and Nearly Dead (FSND) and it has been on my mind ever since. Really, I can’t stop thinking about it. I’m pretty sure I will be watching it again, soon. If you haven’t heard about it, in a nutshell, it is about a man who has some health/weight problems and his journey to kick start his journey to a healthier lifestyle by juicing for 60 days. He changes his life and the lives of many he meets on his journey.

So with that, I create my first resolution – ever. I will juice and follow a set program for 30 days. Gulp!

Not only that, but I’m starting it before the year even ends. There is never a good time to start. There are always events, food, get togethers, wine, more food, etc. I’ve given what was left of my holiday candy to my husband and I will be ringing in the new year with a cup of juice (and I hope a big smile on my face).

Extreme I know, but if I can’t manage to give up food for one night, how am I going to go for 30 days?

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I’ve been researching juicers over the past month and I picked up the Breville Juice Fountain Plus (BREJE98XL) from London Drugs. While I was there, I grabbed a FitBit as I need to track my sleep, water intake, and my steps in a day because I am convinced I am not getting enough of any of them.

I have also been scouring rebootwithjoe.com which is the website that Joe, from FSND set up. There are so many recipes, tips and motivation on there that are shared free of charge that I recommend you check it out if you are even the slightest bit interested in this.

So, here I am. Starting day one. I woke up hungry. No doubt from all of the food I’ve been eating over the holidays. I am a little on edge and borderline scared, but I am starting. I’ve read that days two and three are the hardest as your body begins to adjust so I am bracing for that. I also have a great support system in place.

If you are thinking about starting something like this, let me know. I’d love to support you too.

Wish me luck.

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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8 comments… add one
  • Betty Jan 2, 2014, 7:23 am

    I will be checking out this site myself. Good luck Sheri, I know you will do well and find a good balance. Hugs & kisses!

  • Judith Judith Jan 1, 2014, 2:40 pm

    Good for you, Sheri! It’s hard to commit to a program like that, but it can often be what kickstarts you into healthier habits. We all need something to boost our motivation and get us going on the right path again – in our society it is very easy to stray! I hope that you start seeing some great changes in yourself that will motivate you further to keep going with it!
    I am going back to my no-wheat, no-sugar, no-dairy cleanse to try to kickstart myself as well. We can all do it when we decide we can!

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Landry Jan 1, 2014, 11:55 pm

      Thanks Judith. It is helping out a lot. I am taking it one day at a time and I am hoping it will get me back on a path that includes more vegetables.

  • Brandy Dec 30, 2013, 11:08 pm

    Good for you! I have a few online friends who juice and they love it. They also follow the Reboot with Joe website. Will you only be drinking juice and not eating solids at all?

    I need to make health changes in 2014. But I need to find motivation.

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Landry Dec 30, 2013, 11:33 pm

      Hi Brandy. Thanks for the comment. Right now I will be juicing only but I am following my own health very closely. Finding real motivation can be difficult. I wish you luck. I just posted my days 1 – 3 on my facebook page (link in comment above).

  • Julia Dec 28, 2013, 12:18 pm

    Oh good luck! I would love to try juicing and the fit bit at some point as well as an elliptical, but for now I’ll stick to equipment I have. I want to loose my belly.

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