Friday, May 31, 2019

Squeezed Online 3-Day Juice Cleanse

Happy Friday lovelies,

We made it to another weekend. WOOHOO! Today I wanted to talk about my experience with the Squeezed Online’s 3 Day juice cleanse. I tried this cleanse earlier in the year and I’ve been itching to do another one.

This was my first time completing a juice cleanse and when I first went to make my order, I was completely petrified. WOULD I miss food? WOULD I be able to compete it? WOULD I get sick?

My only other experience with a cleanse was back when I first graduated from college and decided to attempt BeyoncĂ©’s Spicy Lemonade Diet. I started strong by preparing the ingredients and failed horribly when my nose got a whiff of my dad’s breakfast sausage and pancakes. Needless to say, I had zero self-control…I blame it on living at home.

Going back to the Squeezed Cleanse I did, one of my main concerns was the side effects. Luckily the only side effect that I did have was a headache the first day, but that was easily solved by one of the handy dandy tips I have below.

I will say I did miss food. Simply because I was around it the majority of the first day. But I did prevail! I was able to complete it and it was fairly easy too! Mainly because I paid for the juices and I HATE wasting money and I was also hungry (no pun intended) to complete it. I was in the right mindset to complete compared to my Spicy Lemonade Cleanse efforts.

I’m saying all of this to say, if you’re thinking about doing a cleanse, I say do it! You really have nothing to lose, aside from bad cravings and hopefully a few pounds. I personally lost 5 pounds from my cleanse and was able to keep them off (until I started eating extremely poorly again). 

Below are some tips I think would be helpful for anyone who is doing a cleanse for the first time.
  • DO add water to your juice once you’ve finished drinking half of it. This helped me with headaches I had the first day of the cleanse. Once I started adding water to the juices, I didn’t have any more headaches.
  •  DO NOT go to social functions that involve food during your cleanse. I did this on my first day and it was miserable looking at everyone eat Mexican food. Try to stay away from temptations to make your cleanse as easy as possible.
  •  DO start your cleanse on a weekend if possible. It was easier for me to manage when I wasn’t at work. I was able to adjust the first two days, which made my third day a breeze.
  •  DO ease into eating after you complete your cleanse. On my first day after the cleanse, I assumed my body could handle whatever I ate as long as it wasn’t bad. Make sure you start with steamed veggies, fruits, etc. that make it easier on the stomach to digest.

As I mentioned earlier, I’m craving to get another juice cleanse in the books, but this time for a longer period. Going for the 7-day! I’m hoping to do it this summer and will keep you posted and include you all along for the ride.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried a juice cleanse or are wanting to try one!

Love and desserts,

Friday, April 19, 2019

Financial Goals for 2019

Hi beautiful people! It's been a while since I've been on here. I've made every excuse in the book not to be consistent with my blog, but my priority this year is to do what makes me feel good. And blogging makes me feel GOOD.

 I won't bore anyone with my personal life drama now, as I'm sure there will be plenty of writing about that later, but I wanted to talk about something that is extremely important for me to accomplish in the next few years. And that would be being debt-free.

I'm sure many have heard of Dave Ramsey and his methods: no credit cards, no student loans, no going into debt to try and get rich etc. I've listened to his podcast for a few years now and I finished reading his book, The Total Money Makeover, about a year ago. I will be completely honest...I would be ALL IN for a few weeks and then slip off the plan for a few months. I'm finally at the point where I am "sick and tired of being sick and tired".

I'm luckily enough to live with my parents and have minimal bills, but somehow I've found myself in a hole that I'm struggling to dig myself out of.

One of the driving reasons why I've finally had enough is that I'm seeing others around me take major steps in their lives. Granted, Dave is BIG on not keeping up with the Jones'. I'm aware that everyone has their own path, but I feel like I have nothing substantial to show for myself at the age of 27.

It is my goal (in order to build wealth) to live off less than what I make and clean up the mess I've created. As my first steps, I've rewritten my debt snowball (which I've done at least 10 times before) and wrote out my payments due for the rest of April and the month of May.

I plan on keeping myself accountable by posting my debt-free journey on my blog. It's out of my comfort zone of what I normally posts, but I hope you all will enjoy.

What are some long term and short term goals you have planned for the next year or so?

Love and desserts,