After about two weeks, I realized that the Raw Food Detox Diet was not for me. I may continue to do additional juicing (on occasion), and I will probably continue to do vegan meals frequently, but I will not be following the detox plan any more.
I was very fatigued, I was super grumpy, I stopped losing weight after a few pounds, and I no longer had any desire to exercise. This was after I had been getting on the treadmill, the stationary bike, and doing abs work 5X a week for two months. After starting the detox diet, my exercising ground to a halt.
Now that I’ve almost finished grad school (As of now, I have three tasks/assignments and two class dates left!), I want to try training for a triathlon again. This weekend, I purchased a new swimsuit for doing laps. My previous suit was two sizes too small. I’m pulling out my triathlon training books so that I can determine which level to train at. I want to start with a sprint distance. As it is challenging and time consuming to get to a pool, I don’t know how things will work out with the swimming (at least until I finish grad school early next month). Still, if I get the bulk of my swimming done during weekends, I should be fine. As for cycling, I see myself using my stationary bike more than my street bike, at least during weekdays.
I think my main hurdle for training will be jogging. I’ve had a terrible time jogging for more than a half-mile or so over the last couple of months. I want to be able to jog 2-3 miles nonstop. I will consider interval training when selecting a triathlon training plan.