It's been 2 1/2 years since I began my quest to become a healthier me. The journey has not only taken me through physical weight loss and a healthier body, but I've also made progress on my personal emotional and spiritual journey. I can honestly say I feel younger and healthier now than I did ten years ago.
However, like all lifestyle changes, there are challenges along the way. It's very easy to slip back into old habits. And while I still get on the treadmill each day, I must confess that my desire for carbohydrates and sugars can easily take over.
That's why I try to keep an open mind towards things might fit well into my lifestyle.
I've observed as a number of friends and associates have discussed the benefits of juicing, and something about it really got my attention this past week.
It was a Facebook post from Jason Moffat that really got my attention.
I've never been a big fruit and veggie person, especially vegetables. I mean, I'll eat a salad sometimes. But I rarely ingest any veggies apart from corn and potatoes. I know, those are barely vegetables because of their starch content and low nutritional value. A couple years ago, I tried drinking wheatgrass shots a few times. It tasted terrible, but I understood why it was good for me.
As for fruits, I enjoy apples, grapes and oranges, but I don't go out of my way to eat them.
Jason's post really got my thinking, and it engaged me in a dialogue with him about the benefits of juicing. I went out and bought a juicer.
Shortly thereafter, I saw Chris Brogan discussing juicing on his page. I asked him some questions and discovered a couple recipes that I thought I could try.
Today was the first time I tried juicing and I documented it on video. It's not exactly gripping video... a guy with a juicer. But I thought I would share my experience with you just the same. Isn't that why YouTube exists?
Have you tried juicing? What are your favorite recipes? How has juicing impacted your well-being? Please leave your comments below!