We did it…well, we’re doing it. It’s Day Five of our 5-Day Health Challenge!!!
Now that we’re in the last day of our challenge, it’s time to reflect on the lessons learned and how to duplicate best practices, right? RIGHT? Before we get into all that, I think we should raise our juice glasses and celebrate. I’m especially proud because there is such a negative report on the health of (black men) and I wanted to get involved in something that would enlighten me while sharing with other MoC and people in general.
Moving forward, this experience has taught me a lot about the power of micronutrients, the psychological aspects of hunger and of course, my undying hatred for beets that laid dormant in my soul for decades *lol* Of course I made some necessary deviations and I actually drank more vegetable/fruit juices than what were required in our Express Plan. More importantly, I’ve come to the following resolutions:
- I will juice at least once per day.
- I will eat more vegetables, fruits and legumes in my meals.
- I will have at least 2 meatless days per week.
- I will preserve the sexy of my salad game.
- I will continue to exercise a minimum 2-3 times per week.
I can’t front. I feel
good great. I’m seven pounds lighter (which was unexpected). While the challenge may be coming to and end, I believe this is just the beginning of a new and improved aspect of my lifestyle.
S/O to my brother, Will, for taking this challenge with me. I’m glad I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and found inspiration in Joe Cross’ journey. The support on Facebook was a pleasant surprise (I honestly didn’t think too many people would care) and I discovered a lot of people are juicing, smoothie-ing and taking proactive measures to improve their nutrition and overall health. Check our respective celebratory videos after the jump and get your groove on to the last “life” song of this challenge, “Raw Life” by Foreign Exchange.