#Juice60: The Halfway Mark!

Wow! 30 days has gone by so quickly!

The Boys are doing phenomenally! Even with Troy’s hectic schedule, his level of commitment to juicing is unshakeable. Marc has released 37 pounds… ALREADY! And after releasing 15.8 pounds in the first week, Robb’s addiction to his “Rainbow Juice” (which includes an ever-increasing variety of fruits and veggies) has taken hold.

As for me, I am happy. This cleanse has been so amazingly peaceful, and has given me an opportunity to realize the importance of putting myself first. That lesson has been a hard one to learn, and sometimes it’s important to get quiet enough to let it really sink into the soul.

Alright – sit back, relax and get ready for a raucous 18-minute video update! Enjoy! 

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When Life Takes Over

When I was 10 years old, my mother told me something so important. She said, “you must always put yourself first.” She always believed in the importance of the airplane instructions to put your own mask on first, and she knew that following that mantra would make her a good mother.

She was right.

Now, last week, I forgot that. I was so busy putting the mask on other people that I damn near suffocated. It wasn’t until a week had gone by and I finally had a minute to breathe that I remembered my mother’s words. I had to get quiet and come back to my routine and place of peace.

When life takes over (as it has a tendency to do), what do you do to take back the reigns?

Juice Fasting and Comparisons That Kill The Spirit

We often look at people’s photos online – before and after pictures, swimsuit photos, snapshots of vegans/health nuts and raw enthusiasts – and think that their lives are perfect. I mean, they MUST be perfect if they look that way…right?

They never think of burgers.
They never have a weak moment.
They never crave Kettle Chips.
They always exercise. ALWAYS.
They dream of raw asparagus salad.
They look awesome naked.
They don’t have a scintilla of cellulite.
They are…PERFECT.

But…they aren’t. No matter what’s happening in their personal lives behind the scenes, what they ARE is habitual. Creating a healthy habit takes time, and creating the body that REFLECTS the habit takes time, as well. So:

Do not spend YOUR time comparing your “before” to their “after”.
Do not think that because they look that way, you never could.
Do not waste time comparing their thighs to yours.

Just do the work, take the time, focus on the steps…and you’ll get there.