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We made it! April 26, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — laurenzo @ 9:08 pm

So, I had said in one of my earlier posts that I would post a picture after the wedding , 50 lbs lighter and rocking my dress. Well, I didn’t lose the 50lbs , but I did rock the dress!

Matt and I had a great wedding followed by an even better honeymoon. I was proud that coming home from 10 days in DR and I only gained 1/2 a pound. While we were away I had lots of time to read. Mostly I was reading crime novels but I did some blog reading on juicing and blending. What better way to kick your body into shape than to do a juice cleanse. Although I went in knowing there was no way I could do a full cleanse drinking juice 3 times a day, I figured replacing one meal per day should do it.

Out came my juicer and a shopping  bag full of greens and away I went. Juicing like mad. Kale, Spinach, Apple Ginger. Pineapple, Kale Apple, Pear. Carrot , Spinach Cucumber , Celery. You get the idea. Everyday I went to work carrying a 32oz veggie juice and they were all so good! Then I started reading articles about how blending may be more beneficial than juicing because of the fiber content getting lost when juicing. So out came the Vitamix and for the past 2 weeks it has been a smoothie a day. Spinach, banana, mango. Spinach , banana, pineapple. Spinach , banana, strawberry. They are all so good!

Switching from juicing to blending I still get the same burst of energy so for now I may switch back and forth . Oh and if you don’t have a Vitamix, i strongly suggest you buy one. It is a miracle blender. Smoothies are done in under 2 minutes and they come out perfect every time! They are expensive but you can find a refurbished on Ebay or amazon which cuts the price down a bunch.

 

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