Why I Juice
Once upon a time, I watched the documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead“, which got me intrigued and curious about this whole juicing thing. About that same time, a neighbor offered me her Breville juicer. Not being one to turn down the perfectly functioning throwaway items of others that also happens to coincide with a curiosity that I’m currently having, but not likely to invest in (PHEW)….I accepted…and the adventure begins!
Most of us have the practice of making and declaring goals, down pat. Where we falter is with success. Many people have written and said many things to motivate us towards success. On social media, I’m guessing that you can find an endless supply of memes, with inspiring quotes typeset atop awe-inspiring images. The one thing that I’ve heard through the noise, that resonates with me, is finding your “why”. The author and motivational speaker, Eric Thomas, speaks of this as an ingredient for success. He’ll ask you “what’s your why?”. Businesses do this with a “mission statement”. They know why they exist and what keeps them on their path towards success. Individuals can use some of that focus.
If we’re looking at the sacrifices that one must make to be successful in any pursuit, it’s no wonder that so many people give up. If you have a strong collection of reasons “why” you are sacrificing, it might just push to you succeed. What’s my why? Read on, my friends.
ABC Juice for Mission: Camera Ready
Oh how I wish getting fit could be exclusively handled in the gym. If only I could lift and Spin my way back to Warrior JD with just my blood, sweat and tears. Unfortunately, a good deal of fitness happens in the kitchen and while my muscles get their fair share of punishment, my taste buds take the most abuse.
In order to give a boost of micronutrients from time-to-time one can gulp down a juice. Today, I did just that and I am am going to share the experience with you.
Keep on reading to see what the ABC Juice and how you can make it for yourself….
DalyDose of Fitness: 5 Pushups (w/ Video)
I teach a Spin/Sculpt class at RPM Fitness Studio on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. We do Spinning until about 10:30 and then we move over to the other studio to work on the sculpting portion. We usually only get about 20 minutes in there, so I’ve been trying to come up with ways to get workouts done in short amounts of time. For example, we had tried working up to 100 pushups by doing them in sets of 20, but we don’t have time to run through a circuit 5 times. I decided to try these pushups out and I debuted them to the class a couple of weeks ago and I’m happy to say that people were in pain the day after. Fear not, for you too can feel the pain of JD’s “5” Style Pushup.
What The Juice
I am a Midwest-raised, meat eating, beer drinking man, who is about to embark on a 10 Day Juicing “Reboot”. As my friends’ son says, “What the juice?”.
It all started when my neighbor was getting rid of stuff in her apartment. She called me and asked if I wanted her juicer. I expected that she’d have a half-working cheapo model, but I still said “yes”, as I had thoughts of trying such a challenge. I must have made a #NoExcuses manifestation, because this was a really nice Breville, in great condition.
What’s next? Read on, my friends.
It was August 31, 2011 and I added a jolt to the JD Experience. There was need for a kick-start and when the opportunity presented itself, I took on the challenge. It started with the normal Spinning class that I teach at 7:30, then it was an hour in the weight room, then I taught the 9:30 class. After that I went home and lived the day like a mere mortal, until I then taught the 6:30pm class after battling LA traffic to only be a couple of minutes late. Yeah, I think that adds to the super hero thing I got going on in my own mind. Seriously, in my self-image, I’ve got a cape and everything.