Thankfully, I've been able to ride my bike quite a bit, and I even went to my first spin class, which was so fun! I was so jacked up on endorphins when I came home that I convinced myself I'd be able to go running. That was a mistake. I made it about one mile, and was in agony the next day So now, I'm just focused on healing, moving when I can and eating less.
|Do you spin? I totally recommend it.|
I also watched a movie the other day, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (streaming on netflix), which is a documentary about a guy with an autoimmune disorder, who goes on a 60-day juice fast, loses a ton of weight, basically cures his disorder, and then inspires another very unhealthy man to do the same. It sounds a bit hokey, but is actually really, really interesting. I've had friends in the past who have done juice fasts and the Master Cleanse where you drink a mix of maple syrup, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and water, and I've always been curious about that kind of thing. Problem was, on any kind of a fast, I wouldn't be taking in enough calories to support my running training, and I was always training.
Now that I've been sidelined, it might be time to try this out.
My plan now is to see if I can make juice without spending $150 on a juicer. I have a recipe, and I'm going to attempt to make it using my wand blender and some kind of straining cloth. If it's not disgusting, I might just be fasting soon. If it is disgusting, I might try a new recipe.
Has anyone ever done a fast? What did you think of it?