So I’m starting a juice cleanse. Like a real full-on three day cleanse. I’ve been pretty bloated and yucky feeling recently, and even though I’ve cut out gluten and have been eating my vegetables things aren’t getting better as fast as I want them to. I’m not sure if it’s going to work, but at least I’ll be getting a lot of nutrients right? Plus it’s getting near bikini season so it wont hurt. This blog will serve as my “journal” of sorts. I can’t promise that I wont be cranky or maybe even a little delusional.
It’s ridiculous how much I want Disney’s Vinylmation whiskers and tales series tray. I’m particularly fond of Disney movies centered around animals and I haven’t wanted a toy since I was about 13. I wonder if you can buy them individuality?
Photo from disneystore.com
Whenever I bring up wanting to up my cardio workouts to my friends, someone always says “You should take a spinning class.” And I’ve been thinking about trying one. But I’ve just discovered that not only can I take a spinning class, but I can take one in the water (http://www.aquastudiony.com/). I have no words to describe how I feel about this.
Photo taken from refinery29.c0m
So yesterday I started juicing. Not a juicing cleanse–I can’t handle that many nutrients going into my body at once. My body would go in shock from all the alien substances. Since we didn’t have a lot of produce in the house (I did my grocery shopping today) I made do with what I had. I think I did pretty good. I made a concoction out of 2 apples, 5 celery stalks, four romaine lettuce leaves, 1 grapefruit and lots and lots of agave. Within 20 minutes of drinking said concoctions I went kind of crazy, and what I assume was immediate detoxing. As I was talking about everything that was going through my mind my sister looked at me and said “Meredith you are acting like you are on drugs” and threw fun sized candy-bars at me. I ate about five. But then I did an hour of Zumba, so I think it evened out. Today after a joyful trip to Trader Joe’s and some online research I decided to do some recipes from Blueprint Cleanse (http://blueprintcleanse.com/) that I found on Design Sponge (http://blueprintcleanse.com/) I tried the greens with apple juice because I hope that the spinach will make me strong like Popeye and the kale will make me skinny like Gwyneth Paltrow, I made it with ginger and apples (green and gala) and of course, lots and lots of agave. I’m drinking it over ice right now and it’s pretty tasty; the ginger adds a punch.
Here is some advice that I’ve already come up with in my new relationship with juicing:
- Cut everything into small pieces before juicing (it makes for less clogging, which is a bitch to clean up)
- Rotate solid and high water produce as you put it into the juicer (again, less clogging)
- Things taste better iced. Or more like, some things you taste less when iced. You know what I’m talking about.
- Scrape the foam off before you drink. Because foam looks yucky and is discouraging.
That’s it for now! Hopefully there will be no need for chocolate this evening.
I just saw a post. You know one of those pictures of a quote on Tumblr You the kind that’s supposed to be meaningful and romantic and give people self worth. Well I just saw a quote and it said ” The girls that are worth kissing aren’t easily kissed.”.
This did not make me feel empowered.
This did not make me feel special.
This did not make me feel good for not fucking around.
This made me feel like there was yet another idealism that women are supposed to live up to.I do not need idealism thrown in my face at 9;30 in the morning thank you very much.
I’m basically being told that in order for me to be somebody worth kissing, I must lock it all up? And how am I supposed to make it hard for a man to kiss me. It’s easy to kiss someone, once you get over the fear of it. I might as well put a medieval punishment mask on my face. That will make it difficult to kiss me. Or should I super glue my lips together? That might help.
And, then, the ultimate question: What about practice? Do you ladies remember your first kiss? I think my point was just made
I just recently joined spotify after seeing my sisters using it during Christmas. I didn’t realize it would be so cool, you find just about ANY song you want to listen to. Anyway, like a true Harry Potter nerd I decided to look up Daniel Radcliffe on it since I heard he was in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. I clicked on the song Brotherhood. My first thoughts were “Why are they using an old recording ?” I did not think it was Daniel Radcliffe singing,…or talking. So I decided to go to Youtube to find out what he really sounded like, and it turns out that it was him. My mind was blown. I’m personally really impressed at how hard Daniel is trying to become a professional actor and not just resorting to media and reality TV for continued “success”. It is refreshing to see actors my age considering acting as an art and not a way to become/stay famous.