Last night, we went to Olive Garden to celebrate my stepbrother’s 18th birthday.
I tried to eat good and ordered the salmon and veggies off of the “light menu”…
…then I ate a whole bunch of those delicious breadsticks and a sundae from Oberweis. Darn.
Lately, my eating has been all over the place, and I know that I am not eating as well as I should. May and June are months when we have a lot of celebrations taking place. In May, we have my son’s birthday, Mother’s Day, my birthday, my stepbrother’s birthday, Memorial Day, and both my in-law’s birthdays.
In June, we have my brother’s birthday, Danny’s birthday, Father’s Day, and my mom’s birthday. That’s a lot of opportunities for eating out, cake, and cookouts. While I realize that I can order healthy or skip the cake or pass on the chip bowl, I don’t always do that and sometimes that’s easier said than done.
I haven’t weighed myself lately (because I’m a scared baby) but I know that I have gained some weight but more importantly, I don’t feel good – physically and mentally. When I eat a lot of unhealthy foods, I can feel it taking a toll on my body – I have less energy, I feel blah, I get tired easily.
So, after much debate, I have decided to do a juice cleanse in the beginning of June. I will talk more about it then, but I am mentioning it now because I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on juice cleanses.
The juice cleanse that I plan on doing is safe and consists of drinking certain juices only for three days. Normally, I wouldn’t do something as extreme as a juice cleanse, but I think it will be a great way to “reset” my body.
While you can lose weight on a juice cleanse, my reason to do it is to rid my body of toxins and kind of start fresh. I also have a terrible sugar addiction. The more sugar I eat, the more sugar I crave. So, I am hoping that a juice cleanse will kind of help me break that sugar addition and get my body back on track.
I didn’t go to the gym this morning. Danny had the day off and we volunteered for Field Day at Jaden’s school.
Field Day is a fun day of outside activities for the kids. We were in charge of the hurdles station.
I am in this month’s issue of All You magazine!
My peach oatmeal yogurt parfait recipe is on page 60! Check me out if you get the magazine. I believe it’s sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, but I have a subscription.
I’m a little over excited about it, so if you’re a member of my family, you’ll probably be receiving an issue of the magazine from me :)
- What are your thoughts on juice cleanses?
- Do you have a three-day weekend? Any plans?
- Do you read any magazine? I subscribe to tons of them – All You, Runner’s World, Health, Fitness, Self