I can't believe I was the winner this week on the DietBet token weigh in drawing! I'm not one of those naturally lucky people so winning anything at all is a huge excitement. I won a $75 gift card to UnderArmour and I should have my selected items before Christmas.
I've been sort of lax about getting on the treadmill and getting my 10,000 steps in. Maybe the new workout clothes I ordered will spur me on. I replaced my Fitbit with a Garmin Vivofit that I earned through my health insurance plan. I like that it has a digital readout that tells me how many steps I've taken and how many I have to get to my goal for the day. However, I let it set my goal for me so the goal has been around 7,000 steps a day. Most days I've met that goal but since I had been doing 10,000 previously I sort of feel like I'm cheating. *blush*
I've been doing pretty good with weigh ins and have hit a number this morning that I haven't hit since I got back from my honeymoon in 2013. This is completely due to juicing! Thank you Joe Cross for finding a solution and then sharing it with others! My husband and I have been juicing in between other events we have going on so we haven't been doing it exactly like Joe did but this is what works for our lives. We are going to do mainly juice until Christmas and then ease up a little bit when my son comes over for Christmas with us. Then we will go back on the program until we leave next year for our fabulous DisneyWorld/Universal Studios trip!! I'm turning 50 in 2016 so that is the trip I picked out to celebrate. I know, I know, I'm such a kid! I wanted to get to One-derland before the trip but I don't think I'll make it. But...as soon as I do I will definitely be posting about it here!!
In the meantime - here's the recipe to my favorite juice - this makes four servings:
8 Oranges (I prefer juicing oranges but can't always find them)
6 Apples (Fuji's are my favorite)
Juice all these ingredients together - it takes 3 rounds in the pitcher on my Breville. Sometimes I also use my inversion blender to add in 4 bananas. Other times the hubby and I eat a whole banana each while we are drinking our juice. My hubby prefers a green juice I make so I'll share that recipe in a future post.