More fun with my writing…

I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately with everything I have going on. Uni deadlines, Aerial and pole events, home life. I’m never really in the one place these days. Worry is at the forefront of my mental battle.

So, I have taken sometime away from all the stresses to play with this –

It’s not anything special, but it’s a nice breather for me.


Thirty day no chocolate challenge – Day two.

So far so good, I have managed to avoid all chocolate for two days. Yes I know, it has only just begun, but hey I have to give myself credit sometimes since I don’t usually go this long without it. I even said no to dessert which is very good for me!

I am starting to feel very good about my no chocolate challenge, the first day I was like “ah! Cravings!” though I’m sure there will be days when I am so close to giving up… Especially around a very specific time that everyone will know about, or should.

What I’d like to discuss though is the juice plus capsules I am currently taking. I was originally on just the fruit and vegetable blend in the picture above. (I am now on the second tubs of those) there’s 120 capsules in each, and everyone is instructed to take two of each everyday. Now I am going to discuss something quite personal. If you are someone who is squeamish about this sort of subject, leave my page now.

Usually every month I was irregular, I never knew when it was going to come up. Sometimes I’d be early others I’d be late, and I’d have to guess depending in if I was feeling any cramps that day, or I’d have no warning at all. However, since starting the fruit and veg capsules I have been very regular same time every month. The capsules appear to have balanced out my hormones so I’m no longer all over the place. Which for me is a big life saver.

Since the fruit and veg capsules worked so well for me I have now added the Berry, and omega blends to my diet as well to see if there are any other benefits to my system.

Thirty day no chocolate challenge.

I am not doing this for any particular reason other than health.

I eat too much chocolate. Even when I was following the juice plus+ plan I ate chocolate on the sly. So, now I have to be good. This is all going to lead into other things as well but for now following the moto of juice plus+ ‘one simple change’.

It has to be all chocolate. Dark, milk, white, and cocoa powder. Anything with any of these in it is forbidden to enter my mouth.

I have an issue with chocolate, quite unhealthy really. If I have chocolate of any kind I typically use that to replace a meal… And I am not even joking that habit is more common than you think. I have also eaten take out food most if not everyday this week which is killing my healthy eating idea. So, this is where I am starting. Chocolate is no longer my friend.

Day 1 –

I physically regret this decision, though at the same time my brain knows what’s happening. Day one is always the hardest to cut any bad habit off, because you have to willingly decide to do this for yourself. While your body is like… “Noooooooooo” like the first mile to a run. While jogging the first mile is killer, your breathing hasn’t quite evened out, your heart hasn’t quite found the rhythm. All your muscles tell you to stop. Well, if you stop at this point and think it’s too hard that’s when you let your body defeat you. But, if you carry on your body will find a rhythm then it won’t be so bad. Then mile five hits and it gets hard again for a little bit, then you find a rhythm that just keeps going afterwards. It is the same as giving up a bad habit. My advice don’t let your body win, if you feel yourself caving, find something else to do, something else to occupy the body and brain. Replace a bad habit for a good one!

Juice Plus+ – Capsules

So last time I posted I talked vaguely about some of the benefits in the juice plus plan. Now I am going to go into more detail with each post, as well as posting something I have discovered in myself.

Firstly, I am currently on just the fruit and veg capsules. I am a person who doesn’t particularly like every fruit and vegetable that is put in front of her. So, this is a means for me to get my vitamins, without having to force feed me until I gag. I’d also like to point out that force feeding anyone something is not fun, and food should be something enjoyed. Which is why fast food restaurants are so rich right now.

The first thing I have noticed with being on just the fruit and vegetable capsules is that I haven’t, touch wood, fallen ill in the last two – three months. Even though, alot of people around me have caught flu, cold, some form of bug, and chest infections.

The reason for this is explained in one of the research notes I’ll copy onto here :

[immune system]

The immune system is a key system for preserving the body’s health. Maintaining and promoting this system is therefore an important approach in this direction. Fruit and vegetables are known to have a moderate immune enhancing effect.

In addition, oxidative stress is associated with damage to the immune system. Fruit and vegetables thus have a very major role to play in this context. (I will talk about oxidative stress in my next post).

The effect of juice plus+ on the immune system has been examined in various clinical studies. All of them have shown that juice plus+ strengthens and substantially supports the body’s normal defences.

I don’t know why the picture is sideways. But there you have it.

That is some of the information I will be discussing in further posts.

Juice plus+ – Capsules

Just in case anyone felt curious about the capsules and why it might be worth considering.

This is information that has been very thoroughly researched over the years. The effects are very quick and beneficial. Healthy skin, nails, gums, and others that can’t be seen but will surely be felt such as brain health, heart health, muscle and energy recovery.

Vegetable blend

Fruit blend

Berry blend

Omega blend

If you’re curious about any of the capsules message me on or on Facebook.

Fun with writing…

I got a little fed up of writing what I was told, and decided to write a little fun last night. It isn’t anything spectacular nor is it finished but I had a little fun being a bit more relaxed in what I wrote down.

So I went for a little fanfiction on an otome game called midnight cinderella –

It’s only the first chapter but I’d like to do this just to get away from some of the work I have to do at university.

Juice plus+ week 4 – busy, busy, busy…

I haven’t posted in a while. I understand that it’s because of university plus my other hobbies. But I did promise myself I would focus more on keeping my posts up so, I’m still very frustrated with myself.

These are not official weeks anymore. However this is my fourth post on juice plus+ which is why it is now week 4.

I have made quite a few improvements since my last post. I’m not sure about my weight or size though I have been told I look like I have lost weight. Though I am certain that I have now started having a regular breakfast every morning.

It’s nice and simple –

* gluten free granola – (you can buy from Aldi).

* a small dash of honey – (if you’re vegan there are easy substitutes).

* a small portion of vanilla alpro yoghurt – (I pour a small dollop into my bowl I don’t typically measure)

It tastes absolutely delicious. It’s good for you, and it’s simple to put together. Quick easy. No fuss. Which if you have busy mornings is brilliant. There are some complaints about this idea though I tend to ignore these little things. However, just to calm any uncertainty.

1. Granola (especially the nutty one I have) is high in fats.

– Well yes, but they are healthy fats you need to have. No matter how you think in your head your body needs a little bit of healthy fats everyday. It keeps you warm which is the most basic reason for them. But they’re also a source of slow burning energy. The body needs that to function. To cut that out completely is foolish.

2. Full of sugar.

– well yes again honey is full of sugar. Not to burst anyones bubble but it’s natural sugar, just like your fruit. I once heard a group of girls talking about how they won’t eat fruit because of the sugar content. Don’t be silly. It’s fructose, not glucose in fruit and honey. Sugars to avoid are added sugars, juices from concentrate.

3. No dairy.

– yes because as a species we are not supposed to drink cows milk. Cows milk is designed for bovine infants. We are not even remotely bovine, and we don’t drink from our mothers forever. But there are other sources of calcium we just have to look closer into the foods we eat. It is why some people are lactose intolerant. They just have a far greater reaction than others do.

The point of juice plus+ is not to limit you into a particular dietary plan. Just to think a little more about what we put into our bodies. It can be, and is, used for weightloss, but that is not the main point of juice plus+. It is to create a healthier eating habit or lifestyle in general.

I feel like there is a misconception with juice plus+ that I’d like to clear up. Juice plus+ is just a name, it isn’t just a juice diet. There are milkshakes, and there are powders for soups. But it’s not just that. The intention is to change one thing at a time this could be anything from skipping meals (like me), or if you eat really unhealthy, or if you do want to lose weight. And to gradually work your way off the milkshakes, or soups, or boosters whichever plan you think you wish to try.

Another misconception about the capsules keeps coming up in my life as well. Some people in my life feel that I should just eat fruit and veg rather than take the capsules. Well the capsules are 30 fruit and veg ground into small capsules. (Don’t believe me, read the research). I can’t physically eat all of that in day, everyday. Also I don’t like all fruit and veg. This allows me to improve my health without having to force is down my throat.

Juice plus+ has a motto – one simple change. Well my simple change has been breakfast.

I think my next one is to keep up my water supply. I’m doing well that most days I’m on 3L, but kitten bladder is real.

I will update when that change is a steady everyday habit.

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