Thursday, June 7, 2012

Why Not Just Eat It All?

 I was asked a question today about my juicing. Oh and by the way I am not full force on this. I am doing juicing throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and snacks but now eating dinner with the fmaily. I guess I wasn't as ready as I thought I was.  Having to cook food for the rest of the family is hard to do, at least right now. I do plan on doing a juice only in the near future but for now baby steps.
 Now back to the question that I was asked today was "Why not just eat all the fruit and veggies? Why does it have to be juiced?" Okay technically two questions. I guess I could eat all of the vegetables instead of juicing them but I really don't think I could eat as many as I put in one juice drink. Example my Morning Eliminator  has 4 carrots, 1 lg. cucumber, 1 lg. beet, 2 apples and 3 stalks of celery with a touch of  ginger and sometime a little lemon. That is a lot. Another thing I thought of was when I have something like a cucumber I like it with salt, when I have a beet I like salt and vinegar on it. I seriously don't think I would like sitting down and eating all of these with a fork. Plus the preparation of these foods would take way more time. Maybe I am lazy but it is so easy to wash them, cut them up a little and just let the Vitamix do it's thing.
 I have been having cut up fresh fruit & veggies for snacks. Funny how cravings change over the years. Last year I would have been wanting a Hershey with almond candy bar or two but now I crave fruit, veggies and protein most of the time.
 This like most things that I try are learning experiences. I was starting to get down on myself for not being able to stick with the full juice and no chewing food but instead I have learned that it isn't a competition I need to do what my body needs and that is that.
 I know I need to add more movement to my days so I am doing this gradually too. I know that when I go at this with a all or nothing approach  I burn out and don't stick with it. So baby steps for me. I need to make life changes not just changes till I reach a goal.
 I am currently working on finding out what holds me back from doing the things I want to do in my life. So many excuses but none that truly make sense to me.
 Any questions or thoughts I would love to hear from you. Hugs, Bobbi Jo


The Lucas Gang said...

I think I may write a new theme song for you. Forget Everyday I'm Shuffle'n, it will now be Everyday I Juice My Food.....

Bekki said...

I think there is wisdom in recognizing the importance of baby steps. I am always guilty of setting the bar well out of my reach and so disappointed when I fail. Thank you for your thoughts...I needed to read that today. <3

Janel said...

Hey you have you given my friend Lisa a call?? Keep up the good work girl!!