I continued with a little bit of black coffee today and had it right away in the morning. I had overnight oats for breakfast and found the recipe/instructions on the Beachbody site. There are some recipes that can be used for Reset in a Crunch. These are great to substitute if you are short on time or not feeling like cooking a big meal. Lunch was a greek salad with chicken. This was pretty tasty and had Kalamata olives. I liked those!
For dinner I repeated the black bean and rice taco. I LOVE that recipe and it fills me up!
I haven’t found the meals to be terrible but the way they are laid out hasn’t worked out well with my schedule. I have a bunch of miso soup made up in the fridge and also have lentils ready to make a lime lentil salad which is on my agenda today. I also need to be looking ahead to next week so I know what groceries I need and what meals to have each day.
Today I woke up with a huge headache from caffeine withdrawal. I tried to struggle through it and make it till about 10 am and caved and had some coffee. Not a lot but a little to get me through the day. I decided that the headache wasn’t worth it. I will follow the food plan but feeling like crap isn’t doing it for me.
Side note-you will notice that I am repeating some of the meals. The plan says that you can substitute a breakfast for another breakfast or lunch for a different days lunch. That’s what I’m doing. Partly b/c of the food I have handy and also because of time savings. Also there are a couple days that call for Tempeh. I looked for this but couldn’t find it. I live in a small town and even went shopping at the bigger stores and couldn’t find the ingredients for the Nori Rolls and Tempeh. So I am substituting.
For breakfast, I had the same as day 1. Then I was on the move running errands. I stayed full till around 1pm when I had some veggie rolls (substitution for Nori rolls) that were bought from the local grocery store. Around 4pm I had my shake. I stayed full most of the day. LOVED IT! For dinner, I had the beans and rice taco. That was so yummy. I plan to have it again tomorrow night.
I have the hubby on board with healthy eating too. He is doing some of the meals but not the full reset.
Day 1 Ultimate Reset To start off, I struggled to find a good 21-day stretch to do this where I wouldn’t be tempted by food or beverages. This reset will continue over Easter which will be hard! And I thought my husband was going to join me but he decided at the last minute that he wasn’t ready for the supplements. UUUGH. It goes to show that you can’t count on others! You have to be in it for yourself! Here we go!
As for the meals I started off with my morning Optimize (2 pills) and a big glass of water with mineralize in it. Then had 2 eggs, 1 piece whole grain toast and some spinach for breakfast. I ate around 8:30 which is earlier than normal for me. I am used to having Bulletproof coffee which helps hold me off till 11 or before I have my first meal of the day. I will be having some herbal tea shortly to try replace the coffee.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how full I have been today. Lunch was a salad with a creamy garlic dressing and miso soup. I have never made miso soup but have tried it a couple places and enjoyed it. However, when I was shopping for the miso paste they had a red, white and yellow option. I guess Red is the most popular restaurant variety. I got white. It’s OK.
I had my 2nd dose of optimize and the Power Greens drink at 3:30. Thankfully I had read a tip from someone that said “plug your nose” when drinking the power greens. YUCK. But I can deal with chugging it. I only added about 4 oz of water when I mixed it and then slammed a bunch of water afterwards. At 4pm I had a Chocolate Vegan Shakeology which I looked forward to!
Tonight’s supper is salmon, asparagus and baby potatoes. That sounds yummy!
Now for the exercise part….you aren’t supposed to do any vigorous exercise during the Reset. I teach 4 strength training/cardio classes each week so this will be a challenge. My plan is to take it easy at class but I will still be doing something. Because of this I will not be skipping the optional afternoon snack.
Blog #1….wow! Never thought I would be starting a blog. With all the social media avenues that are available now I find myself needing one spot where I can direct people that gives more in depth info on all of my health and wellness endeavors as well as my FAVORITE things. Stay tuned for more….more…and more….
Troy (the husband) and I are are about to begin the Ultimate Reset on May 1st. I have successfully finished only 1 cleanse in my life so this will be a challenge for both of us and probably pretty entertaining!