Focus Pocus: Time for Another Juice Cleanse

JuiceLand Juice Cleanse

Well, kids, it’s time to focus on health again, so a new juice cleanse begins tomorrow.

Lately, I’ve been focusing too much on work and other things instead of my health. Don’t get me wrong, I love the work I’m doing, but I haven’t focused enough on living a balanced life. There have been moments of creative expression–creating a drawing for a teacher, making a planner for a friend–but I haven’t intentionally planned my time; I’ve been living moment to moment, driven by whatever comes up. I believe there are times when it’s acceptable to take that path. I guess it was fine for me these last few months, but I’m feeling the imbalance; I’ve got to refocus myself and so the juice cleanse begins.

Why does it take a juice cleanse to focus my life? I’m not sure.  My trainer (yes, I have a trainer) says normal people just pull out a planner and make a schedule to balance their lives. Newsflash!  I’m not normal. Yes, a planner will be involved (and it will be oh, so cute with the most beautiful, luscious handmade paper!), but for my head to focus enough to focus the rest of my life, I need a cleanse.

Purchasing a juice cleanse is expensive. However, when you think about all the work it takes to purchase quality produce, clean it, juice it, clean the juicer, bottle the juice, and more, you understand that the cost is relatively inexpensive. Still, for a girl like me, it’s not something I can afford on a regular basis. Fortunately, I have a generous aunt who, for some reason, loves me enough to treat me to a juice cleanse.  I wouldn’t be doing this right now if not for her.  Thank you, Tia Judy!

I’ll keep you posted on how this cleanse-driven focus plan goes.  As Leilani, the Cleanse Captain at JuiceLand says, Cleanse on!  Wish me luck!

xoxo

val

17 thoughts on “Focus Pocus: Time for Another Juice Cleanse

  1. You are my health guru and inspiration, Val, and I am delighted to join you in a juice cleanse. It also is my pleasure to join your friends, relatives, and other followers in your “Dance toward Health”!

    Cleanse on, indeed!

    Abrazos,

    Tia Judy

    • Hi! Thanks for the well wishes. It does feel great, even now. I noticed I slept better after my first day this time around. I haven’t had any detox symptoms yet. My aunt has done at least 18 days and is feeling great, too. Let me know when you do it! I’ll cheer you on!

  2. I had absolutely no negative reaction to juicing–no headaches, no hunger pangs, no cravings, etc. Nor did I feel an energy boost at any time. My juicing, however, was preceded by almost two months of eating “raw and green.”

    The negative reactions may be caused by extreme changes in diet–especially if one is changing suddenly from alcoholic beverages, beef, snacks, etc., to organic juices. On the positive side: perhaps the stronger the reaction, the greater the need to cleanse!

    Many experienced “juicers” suggest that you transition to several days of eating fruits and vegetables before beginning a juice cleanse.

    I’m on my 18th day and love it.

    Thanks, Val, for inspiring me.

    Abrazos,

    Tia Judy

    • Your healthy diet prior to starting makes a huge difference. When I did the 10 day cleanse before, I, too, had been following a raw plant based diet. I was drinking at least 2 quarts of green smoothie per day. When I started that style of eating, I did have a headache after the first day but it was gone by the end of the second day. This go around, I have been eating crap so I anticipate that I’ll have some negative reaction. So far, I haven’t had any.

      I do feel better already, even though this is only my second day. I noticed that I slept better, even though I had to get up twice to go to the bathroom due to finishing my gallon around 9:30 p.m. I usually never get up in the middle of the night. Tonight I am finishing up the last pint as I write so I hope I’ll be able to sleep through the night.

      I’ve heard the transition advice, but unfortunately, I’m a jump right in and go all the way kind of girl in many ways. I don’t have the patience to do that when it comes to eating. I am sensible in some areas of my life, but not that one. Perhaps that’s the problem?

      Thanks for commenting!
      xoxo

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