Friday, June 29, 2012

Juicing {Part 2}

This is Part 2 of my Juicing Post

This weekend my Doc H made us our first juice consisting of beets, kale, carrots, and apples, along with the promise of health and fitness.  It tasted okay as long as you didn't smell it, drank it through a straw in an effort to bypass all your taste buds, and finished with a Godiva chocolate chaser.
Doc H's concoction
In truth, I only gagged once. I would have stopped at first gag, but how could I not participate in Doc H's new quest for healthy living, when he boyishly smiles and pleads with me, "C'mon...I want you to get healthy with meeeeee!" Had it not been for that, the juice would've seen the drain. What can I say? He loves me... he really loves me!
I'm only juicing to get us healthy so we can grown old together.
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I drank the darn thing in the name of promised health, fitness, and longevity. Imagine my shock and disbelief when later that evening I re-fractured my foot.

What was I doing you wonder? Hiking? Running? Yoga? Pilates? Gardening? Dog-walking? Sex, maybe? No, as I heard a crack, I felt a searing, sharp, pain radiate through my foot and up my leg as I stood... folding laundry.

What the hay-hay-hay?! I thought juicing would take me to a superhuman place? Instantly, right?? Well, just to drive home that fact that juicing is not a immediate fix to all, the very next day I sprained my lower back.

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Don't mind me as I hobble around... drinking my juice and calling my doctor.


9 comments:

  1. Oh no! That must be painful :( And folding laundry out of all things? I'll have to take extra precautions next time I do laundry ;) Hope all heals well soon! Just think of it as "it gets worse before it gets better" :)

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  2. Your poor foot! And poor mouth with the juice! I've heard that both apple and ginger (but not together) make some of the yuckier tasting blends much better! (Let me know, because I'm not confirming that myself. :D)

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  4. You have a broken foot, a torqued back, and a taste in you mouth that turpentine can't eradicate? Color me jealous. But seriously, sympathy (and simple carbs) directed your way. Ellen

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  5. Oh no! I had a friend fracture her foot by WALKING. She was like 24. The back thing is really horrible :( I hope you feel better soon!

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  6. So sorry Emma I can totally relate. I broke my foot back in March going down the steps. My friend said I should have said I was slam dunking on our basketball hoop. I guess either one is a better story than folding laundry, lol! I hope you heal quickly! The upside was I got a lot of blogging done!

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  7. Ouch. Hope you feel better.

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  8. My 10 year old daughter fractured her wrist two summers ago. It healed very quickly (about 4 weeks), and the doctors told us to be thankful for fractures, because they're better than breaks. I know that doesn't help you a whole lot right now, but to get through my summer, I'm in the mode of "It could be worse" :). The lower back pain is brutal. Heating packs always help me with my back pain. I wish you a speedy recovery!!

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  9. Many people do not think about back pain until it is too late. Most everyone is not active enough in their daily life. It is imperative that one stays active and physically fit. Also, when one gets a cold or a fever, it is often thought that rest is the key. Well, true to an extent, but getting active plays a vital role to optimized health including in your back. Best Denver Chiropractor, Reasons For Headaches

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