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day 5 and beyond!

25 March, 2013 0 comments Leave a comment

Hey guys, 

So, I know many of you are sitting on the edge of your seats - anxiously waiting for my final thoughts about my cleanse.

Ok..maybe not.  But, I am here to tell you anyway! 

I finished my cleanse last Friday evening. I can honestly say, it was the best cleanse experience I have ever had. My mind was clearer, energy through the roof, and I wasn't hungry. Over the 5 days, I became acutely aware of everything I was giving my body.  I had not realized how mindlessly I select food in the rush of life. 

Often times, you guys ask me for advice on how to complete the cleanse. But, I had not realized how much YOU have taught me. During this cleanse, I kept your feedback and thoughts in mind. I really believe that made all the difference. I want to share a few "simple tips" that helped me to have a great experience. 

 

1. Don't force yourself to drink a blend you do not like. Trust me, human nature will kick in and you will be less likely to stay the course. Yes.. Beets are incredibly good for you. But, if they are not your "thing" you are asking for trouble. The cleanse has to be a process that is enjoyable. Find an alternate blend that will give you the health benefits your body needs. 

2. Listen to your body! If you are not hungry, don't force it. Use the cleanse time to recommit to listening to your body's cues. 

3. Get creative. Drink your juice in a glass, add some ice cubes, grab a straw, mix in some almond milk. The options are endless. 

4. An insulated bag with a few ice packs is really helpful to make sure cold juice is ready to go. 

5. Be prepared to drink juice for the days following the cleanse. Slowly ease back into eating quality solid foods. 

6. As you are cleansing, start preparing for life "after the cleanse." Your body is going to primed, pumped and ready for new choices. This is the time to retire the processed foods and stock up on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, all the good stuff. 

7. Carry water with you at all times - super important! 

 

I am looking forward to my next cleanse in the next few weeks! Do you guys have any ideas or suggestions you would like to share? Let's hear them! 

 

Take care, 

Stephanie 

 

 

a little (pre) spring cleaning.

10 March, 2013 0 comments Leave a comment

Hey everyone, 

 

The human brain is a funny thing. It is remarkable in it's ability to hold on to memories - both good and bad. But, it also allows us to have selective "forgetfulness". Not too long ago, I was in the hospital, desperate for an answer to my illness and pain. Once I found the answer in juicing - it motivated me to not only adopt juicing into my daily life.. but it motivated my husband and I to start a business that would help others realize that simple choices - like adding juice to your daily life - really make a huge difference.

But, truth be told.... my body has been talking to me.. and I have NOT been listening. 

I have poured myself into nurturing the business - at the expense of my own personal needs. It happened so easily.  Bad food choices .. crazy work hours...  and the gym? Nah, I am too tired..  I just don't have time.

Even the best personal trainers (or juice company owners), have the same decisions to make each day. No one is immune from it - including me. These decisions can catch up to you pretty fast.

So, I have decided...  it is time to reset! 

Tomorrow, I will be starting a 5 day cleanse. This will be a time for reflection and a renewal of my commitment to myself. I am pretty excited about it. Over the week, I will "pop-in", share my progress, and answer any questions you guys might have for me. This will also be a time for me to test new blends and hopefully find new ideas to share with you. 

It is kind of cool to know that this 5 day commitment will allow me to become a better, stronger, healthier person. And that is an exhilarating thought! I am looking forward to sharing this mini-adventure with you all. 

Be sure to come by and chat. Are you starting a cleanse this week too? Don't be shy.. this is your space to share as well! 

 

Let's do this!

 

Talk soon, 

Stephanie 

 

 

a simple thank you.

22 December, 2012 0 comments Leave a comment

Good morning Nashville :)

 

When Wes and I started "juice." in 2011 we really had no idea where the road would take us. I will never forget the moment I met with my boss and announced that I was leaving to start my own business. People including my friends and family thought I had finally lost my mind. Why in the world would I seemingly throw it all away.. everything that I worked so hard for...working for one of the most respected corporations in the world.. the weekly paycheck.. the health insurance.. essentially our future.. all for ... juice? I had my nagging insecurities.. what if no one liked it? Am I in over my head?

Although I had all of these (annoying) thoughts, I felt so liberated and free that day. For the first time in my life, I made a decision for me. A decision to take a chance and to do something that could make a difference - not only for my family's future.. but for our community. I have shared my story with many of you. I started juicing because I was sick. Not too be overly dramatic.. but so sick that my husband and I thought I was not going to make it. Facing illness has a way of moving life into sharp perspective in many ways. juice saved me on so many levels, the obvious impact was my health. But, it goes even deeper, it inspired me to actually choose my own adventure -  to take a chance at creating something that will mean something for others. To not automatically walk down the "recommended" path - but to take a risk and actually love what I do every day.

So, basically, we drained our savings account, I quit my corporate job (Wes quit his full time gig 2 months ago!), started hauling cases and cases of fruits and vegetables in Wes' pickup, went from paid vacation to no vacation, working 40 hour weeks to 70 hour weeks.... and couldn't be happier.  Isn't life strange? 

I wanted to share this with you because you are a huge part of our story. It is easy to support a business that has an established brand and a fancy store front. But, you guys took a chance on us. You came out to the Farmer's Markets, you ordered online, you talked to us on Twitter and Facebook. For this, we will forever be thankful. 

We are a family business. Our team is our family. You are our family. We hope that we can help inspire you to choose your own adventure. Each of our juices have a story (they are kind of like our kids in a way). I hope that you love them as much as we love making them for you. 

Well, off to the Farmer's Markets :)

Wishing you and yours a safe, happy, and healthy holiday! 

 

Yours in juice, 

 Stephanie 

 

 

 

 

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