*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
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. I am have been feeling much more creative than before. This is a great sign as I was getting bored asking for World Peace, the government to actually care about it’s citizens health and wellness and to win the lottery three times over. Haha, just kidding!
I woke up looking forward to doing yoga as I was trying a new class. I am really enjoying my deep breathing, meditation and regaining my flexibility that I was once known for. I will most definitely continue with yoga even after this 10 day reconnection with my body is over. I am able to do so because I have no concerns with leaving the morning fat burn sessions in the gym, in the dust. Plus, being a raw vegan helps to keep me lean year round combined with training for my body type (Ecto-Mesomorph) in order to put some mass back on this frame.
Overall, I felt pretty good today,I would say a 7 out of 10. However, around 3:30pm I ended up hitting the wall despite my hydrotherapy earlier in the morning. I felt like I was on the last day of a competition glycogen deplete and even opening my mouth to talk was exhausting. Although, I am sure Tara didn’t mind my silence! I was able to pick myself up and get out and do some grocery shopping. Here is a photo of what our fridge looks like today with all my produce in it not including the two fruit bowls piled high on the counter.
THE STOOL CORNER
Unfortunately I had no bowel movement today. Having transitioned to Raw Vegan months ago I had already gone through a bit of this initial cleansing process. In fact, I know I did remove a lot of the garbage in my intestines but I must still have a lot of plaque stuck to my intestinal walls from the years of being a meat eater and a childhood filled with processed food. I hope tomorrow brings about a good bowel movement other wise I may have to use what I call a Fun Bag (Enema). By the sounds of it though Joanne is going to strongly suggest me doing so anyway one or five times (yes I said FIVE) to get rid of the plaque build up.
Today also brought some great news from my fitness agent Teresa Paonessa (The R.E.D. Lifestyle Group) as she continues to help me with building my brand. More to come in a later blog about this phenomenal opportunity taking place next week.
I am still not feeling up to par to strength train but I can feel getting back to it is nearing. Hopefully tomorrow!
3 days down, 7 to go!
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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.
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