*Today’s post is yesterdays news as I am a day ahead of my blog postings.  ie When Day 2 blog is released I am actually going through Day 3 and so on

Before I begin the Juice Feasting program from Joanne Gero, www.vibealive.ca, I must jot down my starting statistics so I can track how my body reacts to the Juice Feasting program.  As with my Training and Nutrition business, everything is about the numbers.

Body Weight: 207.4lbs
Body Fat (scale measurement): 9.9%BF

April 3rd 2010, Day 1

As you can see from the photo I am already rather lean despite what my body fat reading was from the scale measurement.  I am not worried about dropping weight during the next 10 days.  Losing body fat or weight in general is not the goal or purpose for taking part in the Juice Feast.  I can feel that my body is not digesting food properly and in turn has caused me to lose some muscle mass that I once carried.  That being said though, since transitioning to a Raw Vegan lifestyle I have cleared a lot of the mucus from my muscles which has left them looking quite flat and stringy.  Trust me, I know what I look like and if you have known me over the years you know that even though I am not a mass monster I was definitely bigger than I am today.

My main focus over the next ten days is to give my body a major reset, to cleanse and detox from within while re-energizing my cells and tissues.  The Juice Feast program is just the start of my body revolution as the period that follows will be just as important and that is where you will see the greatest change in my body on the outside.  I will be able to digest and use the nutrients I put into my body much more efficiently allowing me to increase mass, strength and performance.


Morning routine as outlined in Day 1 entry consisting of sipping on 24 ounces of  fresh lemon juice and water while I write in my journal.

AHHHH YEAHHH, I am feeling like a million dollars now.  I was full of energy today and didn’t have a single moment where I felt I needed a nap.  I was extremely busy again today so I was not able to strength train but I did get some yoga in, in the morning.  Normally if I did not work out on a non scheduled day off I would feel grumpy all day because I would feel that I let myself down.  Not that I want to get into a habit of missing workouts but I have to ease up on myself a little and take a step back sometimes to see the bigger picture and today I did just that.  I didn’t get upset, I just continued on with my normal juice feasting day without any rush or panic.  I would have to say that, I am growing.


Unfortunately I don’t have much to report here today.  It was a relatively slow moving day but what did move was smooth and clean!  I guess I should not “retire” the enema bag just yet.

Harlequin Nocturne, test shot.
Harlequin Nocturne, test shot.

Today was a fun day as I was on set for a Harlequin Romance cover shoot.  I have now shot over 60 romance covers and mostly for the novel lines of Desire, Intrigue and Blaze.  Today is a nice change of pace as I will be shooting with the Nocturne line which is more suited towards the dramatic and sensual paranormal crowd.  I have done one other Nocturne cover before but it was back in 2006 when I first started appearing on the novel covers.

Here is just a sample (test shot) of what we shot yesterday.  As you can see my body has changed quite a bit already from the starting photo above just 6 days ago.  I would say that I have filled out a bit more and at the same time keeping very tight.  The great thing about this shoot and all fitness shoots is that normally I go through some sort of preparation, whether it be tapering of my water or carbohydrates, or I dry my body out by drinking diuretic teas but this time I did nothing other than DRINK MY JUICE….Sorry Joanne, I mean I CHEWED MY JUICE!!!!

I want to send out a HUGE thank you to Robert & Dan and the entire team who made this day so much fun for me.

I know that as the days go on I am supposed to feel better and more alive but I must say, keeping the window open during the night while I sleep has been doing wonders in cleansing and nourishing my body.

6 days down, 4 to go!

Train Mind, Body & Spirit

Nathane L. Jackson cscs & kbts
WBFF Pro & VEGA Ambassador


Nathane Jackson conducts 1-on-1 and group training business in downtown Toronto, as well as offers a comprehensive International Online Coaching and Nutrition Program for general fitness and athletes, as well as special programs for golfers and physique competitors.

For more information about Nathane Jackson Fitness, please visit www.nathanejackson.com

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