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Rock the Reset: Day 6 and 7

 

Today is the final day of Week 1 on my Ultimate Reset journey. This means I am 1/3 of the way done!

But I have to be honest….yesterday….yesterday I shit the bed hard with this journey.

About three months ago I decided I wanted to throw a surprise baby shower for one of my besties, Krista, who is due to give birth to a baby girl in April. We had it planned for March 18th, and since it was so long ago that I started the planning process, I hadn’t take the Reset into consideration. Once I committed to doing the Reset, I knew this day would be the day that I would screw up royally on this journey.

And I kind of did. We did have healthy options at the party…fruits, veggies, chicken salad….but we also had cupcakes and quiches, plus I brought a variety of donuts from Peace, Love, and Little Donuts. A brunch isn’t complete with them!

I started the day off as planned….a big ol’ fruit plate. I love this as a breakfast option…thank heavens because it will be on the plan for the next two weeks!

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Well, let me tell you friends….I did eat a donut…a Fruity Pebbles one, one of my favorites. It was delicious during the two seconds of consumption.

But…..

I cannot even begin to tell you how sick it made me.

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The most amazing donuts!

As I left to drive the hour+ back to my house from my mom’s, I could barely make the drive. The sugar from the donut had made me so sluggish and sleepy and my whole body felt weird. It was such a change from how great I had been feeling throughout the week.

When I got home I immediately put on comfy pajamas and decided to be a lazy bum since I felt so uncomfortable. I snapped this picture as I was brushing my teeth because I literally looked pregnant because of how bloated that sugar made me (spoiler alert: I’m not). It’s crazy how bad that little bit of sugar made me feel and how it impacted my body after being without it for only 5 days.

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Sugar baby. 

Workout Wise, I’ve been on track. I liked today’s 10 Minute series a lot…..still struggling with balance and some of the moves, but I am getting better. Don’t get it twisted though; I still am looking forward to my intense routines!

Week 2 starts tomorrow which means a change in some of the dietary restrictions. No more eggs or toast, so Im pretty much all fruits and veggies from here on out. I made the decision to do the same meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this whole week. Last week I tried to change it up to try these different recipes, but I do best when I repeat. That’s my plan! This week I’m throwing in some jackfruit….I’ll be sharing a video and more info on it soon because I’ve been getting a lot of questions on what it is. Be on the lookout!

Even with a few little slips this week, I am still excited to see how my measurements are tomorrow and how I did on Week 1!

Let’s make this week great, ok?

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Lots of fruit prep!

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Rock the Reset Day 1!

If you follow me over on The Sparkle Fitness Babe, you know today was a big day for me! It was Day 1 of The Ultimate Reset and 3 Week Yoga Retreat! I’m going to be sharing my journey on the blog so those of you who are thinking about it have lots of information and know how the experience went for me.

Day 1 Recap:

Where to begin…..

I will say this….when my Reset kit arrived I was very pleased with how organized it was…the book itself was over a hundred pages long! For a planner like me, that is something that is important. All too often people say they can’t make healthier choices because they don’t know what to eat, recipes, yadda yadda…..this program has EVERYTHING laid out for you, including grocery lists.

Making my meal plan for the week was a little longer than usual….and it ended up being over two pages for the week….there’s a lot that goes on here!

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Here’s a look at my meal plan for Day 1:

-Optimize and Mineralized Water
-Breakfast: 2 Eggs, Steamed Spinach, 1 piece whole wheat toast

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Breakfast! My favorite meal of the day!

-Optimize and Mineralized Water
-Lunch: Zucchini Cashew Soup and MicroGreen Salad
-Power Greens and Water
-Snack: Shakeology
-Optimize, Soothe, and Mineralized Water
-Dinner: Salmon, Asparagus, Boiled Potatoes

Looking at that seems like I’m eating a lot, right? One trick that I learned that helped me a lot was setting an alarm on my phone to help me stay on track.

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I can say this….I wasn’t hungry today…that was a big worry of mine.

I’ll also say this….I was a major raging BITCH.

The one thing I was really worried about was the fact that I had to kick my bff coffee to the curb for 3 weeks. Hello…I’m a coffee addict and proud! Today I kept saying that I felt like a drug addict going through withdrawal…that’s how crazy I felt. Somehow though I still avoided coffee all day long.

I was also worried about the daily supplements (optimize and soothe) because I really struggle with pills. In fact, I typically hide pills in pudding or applesauce to get them down…unfortunately for me, The Ultimate Reset doesn’t allow for that option. I managed to get them down….not sure how, but I did.

As far as the meals go, I didn’t feel like today’s were too far off from my normal eating. I usually eat eggs, I love salads, and I eat a lot of salmon. We will see as the days go on though….I’ve never gone this long without red meat!  I will be having eggs one more day this week, then they are hitting the road to join coffee. Some may ask why I am eating eggs in the first place….this plan is designed to wean you off of animal fats.

The worst part of today: THE POWER GREENS!!!! I was warned about this drink tasting awful, yet somehow I told myself I would be fine with it. WRONG! I almost puked it up. It tasted like straight up seaweed puke….let’s hope I can make it the rest of the week with it. Not sure how I can change up its taste tomorrow, but I’m going to try.

Today also started the 3 Week Yoga Retreat….I didn’t hate the workout, but I definitely missed my high intensity workouts….moving at such a slow pace was definitely a challenge. I’m hoping this programs helps my muscles and strengthens them. I’m also hoping that my little dogs allow me to complete my yoga workout each day because today they were very hands on….and in my face.

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Do yoga with dogs, they said. It will be fun, they said. YEAH RIGHT!

Overall, it was an interesting day. I felt weak, but strong at the same time. I was able to stick to my meal plan…..however, toward the evening I had a huge headache (I’m guessing more coffee withdrawal…evenings is when I drink the most coffee) so I went to some message boards and consulted some of my Reset alum and ended up having a small banana. I encountered that with the Refresh when I did that before…it all comes back to sugar intake. I’m ok with that….I felt better shortly after.

Excited to see if tomorrow is easier…or more difficult. Regardless, I’ll share with you all 🙂

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