This week I did a three day juice fast. I made myself three to six juices a day from fresh fruits and vegetables. Monday was a holiday and we went to the California Science Center (which was wonderful, by the way, and if you haven't been and live close, I recommend it!) so I waited to begin until Tuesday.
Along with spinach we bought green apples, celery, cucumbers, mangoes, pears, oranges and lemons. I couldn't find ginger or kale so I had to do without. I think my favorite flavors are cucumber (it can go in anything!) and celery. Cucumbers have a lot more juice than you might think, and celery adds a lot of flavor.
One day I made a parsley, cucumber celery juice and that wasn't as good as the ones with apples or pears or mangoes. The mangoes were delicious! The fruit didn't even have to be completely ripe, just enough to have good flavor. Mostly, I am proud of myself for doing it!
I read this week about how exercise might not help Fibromyalgia patience until they've been exercising six months. Six. Months. Boo. I also read that using resistance bands is the best way for Fibro peeps to do toning exercising. So I bought a Long Resistance tube to use. Not really sure how to use it but it will be a learning curve. I need to get over my Fear of pain from exercising.
I am still living on Excedrin and Advil. I am hoping that juicing will help my body to heal some and I can ease off the OTC medicines. I still have not renewed my Gabapentin prescription but it would be nice if I didn't have to!
I am feeling positive and hopeful. It's been a while since I have felt this good. It's been almost a year since my last bout with Shingles when this physical hell started. I still think I'm suffering from something related to that, more than a segue to Fibromyalgia. I don't know how to find that out but I'm doing my own research, of course.
I know things will get better. I'm feeling an inner peace I haven't felt in a while.
That's a good thing... Actually, that's a Fabulous thing!