Dear Nicole: I honestly think you miss me eating food more than I do. I can’t promise that I will share a slice of iLove with you before our last day together, but I will share a beer! We have much to celebrate! Dear Sun: The weather this past weekend was fabulous. However, the right side of my body is significantly more red than the left. How can we agree to even this out? Dear Happy, Lucky, Smiling China Group: I’m so happy we could all get together and catch up! Let’s do it again soon (hint hint) let’s plan this like today!
This past weekend flew by! And that’s great in terms of the cleanse! I don’t remember specifically what juices I had on Friday and Saturday (I know there were a couple GREEN MONSTERS! thrown in there) and to be honest, I found myself snacking on a lot of raw fruits and veggies while I was on the go.
[Day Six]: Quiet day in the office and as was the evening. I stayed in because I knew Saturday was supposed to be a busy day for me– boxing and a mini road trip. I did go for my first longer run that evening under the street lights, six miles total, and only had to stop because I was extremely thirsty; my legs felt strong even though they were still a tad sore from my previous PT session. I snuggled in to watch Blue Valentine. Verdict: not what I expected and glad I didn’t spend the money on it through Redbox.
[Day Seven]: My weekend started off pretty healthy with a pear and hard personal training session of boxing. We focused specifically on my upper body and abs– I cannot wait to bump it up to an hour of sweating and agony… I mean hard-work and good health. Once I was back to my apartment, my friend and I took a walk down to the Farmer’s Market.
I stocked up on all my favorite fruits and veggies.
Enjoyed the local sounds.
Found a fellow hula-hooper and purchased a new hoop to get started on my tricks. Unfortunately, once I got home I realized it wasn’t a perfect circle hence why I had trouble keeping it up. But my plan is to email her to see what she can do to help me. Oh the joys of buying local.
And then we stumbled upon the 4th Ever Troy Pig OUT! Although the venders were just set up for the day, the air was filled with smells of bbq, freshly squeezed lemonade and fried dough. I was in temptation heaven. Lucky me, I’m not a huge bbq fan and could easily say no– but don’t let me fool you, we high-tailed out of there just as quickly as we found it.
Saturday evening was a night out with my friends from China! This was the first time that we’ve all been together in one “room” since returning to the states. And it was odd to be at a table that wasn’t round or family style. For my sake, I was thankful only because they were all drinking and enjoying burgers, wraps, speedies and fried portabella mushrooms. My solution: order a plate of sliced peppers! Although not as savory, perfect for me so that I had something to crunch on while socializing.
[Day Eight]: I was up and out of bed bright and early to hit the beach with a friend. I had never been to Grafton State Park, but it was within thirty minutes away, cheap ($8) and of course, had sand and water. There was a triathalon finishing up when we pulled in so we got to enjoy the music for the first hour or so. It wasn’t too crowded when we first arrived but boys & girls did it fill up fast!
Remember this bag? I shared it a couple months ago when I had found it at the local Salvation Army for like $2! Well, I finally got to use it! What may you ask did I bring? The beach essentials: towel, shades, book of the Adirondacks, clementines, grape tomatoes and water. Gotta stay hydrated.
And then, of course, Er wanted to stop for her multiple drink selection. We hit up both Dunkin and Burger King. Those damn fries were taunting me. But I was good.
All ‘n all, it was a wonderful weekend. Feels great not having to worry about school/papers/reading etc. This afternoon brings a boxing workout with one of my bestest friends, hopefully she’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
I made a HUGE batch of the GREEN MONSTER! this morning to avoid doing dishes on my lunch break. It was a superb idea and I don’t know why I haven’t done this the past eight days. Day nine is about halfway over and I’m seriously considering this whole juicing cleanse for at least another five days. I may allow myself to snack on nuts and seeds in between meals if I become hungry, but to be honest, I don’t crave or really need them as is.
My lunch break is coming to an end and I must make the trek back. Have I mentioned that I love being able to come home each day? I don’t think I have…
Have a great rest of the day homies. Juice on. And keep your eyes peeled for post #100!