I was a band nerd in high school (technically I was a band nerd in college as well). Our band director in high school was also one of the most influential men in my life growing up. I was friends with both of his sons, spent countless hours at his home, and I was even lucky enough to speak on his behalf the day they named the fine arts building at the school in his honor. His middle initial was G so that was one of the numerous nicknames we had for him.
G was notorious for his sayings that band people got used to hearing over our four years in his classes. Some were funny, some were prophetic, and some I still don’t understand to this day. One of his constants over the years was:
Plan your work and work your plan
Simple enough right?
We could apply this simple concept to countless applications in life from your finances to raising kids. What I didn’t realize was that it might be the most critical component to completing a juice fast.
We decided from day one that we would make three days worth of juices at a time. Simple enough? What I didn’t realize is that this opened up one of my greatest revelations of juicing and healthy living:
You have to make being healthy as easy and convenient as it is to be unhealthy
(Boy I’m on it today)
Eating healthy, by definition, requires a lot more work than being obese. There are very few fast food options that aren’t a complete nutritional train wreck. But by definition they are FAST. Microwave meals are FAST. Eating junk food is FAST. Preparing a fresh green salad or selecting some lean meats for dinner and properly preparing them is not only not fast but it can be expensive.
There is no way I could have done this if I had to make the juices during the day as things went along I wouldn’t have made it out of the first day. I also traveled with a cooler in the car constantly. I had to have juice and water with me at all times. As I have been going through this, my hunger patterns have totally changed and I never wanted to get caught in a situation where I didn’t have my chosen tools for battle.
Keep your eyes peeled, I’m going to give a how we did the fast tutorial and then try to put together a group for a fast later in the year. Who knows where this is going or when it will end…regardless it is going to be a fun ride.