25 November, 2014

let the juices start flowing

Today commences my 3-day juice cleanse!  I have decided to only do three days because this is my first ever juice cleanse and a shorter cleanse was recommended based on my beginner status. I have also decided three days was a good starting point because I've read you can become quite moody during cleanses due to lack of food. As I am sure most of you know by now I love food and I am guilty of becoming, what I like to call, hangry. So this shorter version should benefit me and everyone I come into contact with over the next few days. I'll be posting my juice recipes along the way so stick around!

Breakfast Juice: [pictured above]
Carrot, Apple & Ginger
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 1" piece of ginger
Pour over ice and enjoy!

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24 November, 2014

daylight savings doesn't work in england

Daylight savings time in England kills. It gets dark way too early and if there is rain [which in the Winter is pretty much a certainty] you can forget about any natural sunlight. Conditions like that make you a lazy loaf -- even Lincoln sleeps the day away.

Saturday was definitely a lazy day. While I woke up at 9am, there was no morning walk because the rain was torrential. I turned on my reading light in the living room, cranked the heat just a touch more, and made myself a cup of tea. Lincoln immediately took his place on my lap and for two hours we watched reruns of the original Star Trek series. After the mini marathon I made myself some lunch and reclaimed my spot on the sofa to read. By 3:45pm the sun was completely gone and with the cloud cover the evening got an early start.

Days like this can be super unproductive and if you're fighting a cold even more so. I have been thinking maybe I should jump on the juice cleanse band wagon. I've read the good and the bad, but I've also read a lot on the positive shifts in energy levels cleansers experience.  I'm hoping it will give me a boost out of the "funk" I've been finding myself in as of late. Plus there is a juicer in my kitchen that is screaming to be used more! I'm still doing a bit of reading but I'll be sure to keep you updated on what cleanse I choose and what my shopping list consists of.

I hope you guys had a slightly more productive weekend.

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17 November, 2014

the bad and the ugly

So last week was pretty unproductive. No excuses... chalk it up to plain laziness. The one day I did find myself trying to be productive ended with water in my face when I hit a radiator hose while attempting to hang a photo. Yes, it happens just the way you see it in comedy sketches -- water from a wall spitting straight into my face lol. The problem is fixed now but I still have a gaping hole in the wall until I can get someone to patch it.

Top this off with catching a cold and you have a perfect excuse to spend  Monday wrapped in a blanket enjoying a Hot Toddy... or two. Bulleit is best!

Happy Monday folks! See you tomorrow.

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