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Rock the Reset: Days 15-16

Tomorrow I’ll be at the halfway mark of the final week of this adventure! In some aspects, I can’t believe this is almost over….in other aspects it feels like it has been forever since coffee and I were together. I can’t wait to rekindle our relationship.

This week has been going great…I don’t know if it is because I know I am thisclose to completing the Reset and checking it off my goal board for the year, or if it is just the focus I have to end this thing with a bang. Regardless, I am cruising through the week with ease.

Can I tell you the best thing that has happened to me regarding the Reset?

THIS MEAL!!!!

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Every program I do there is one recipe that becomes a staple in my meal plans moving forward…this is definitely the one from the Reset that I am going to remain obsessed with!

-Marinated Tempeh
-Coconut Collard Greens
-Sweet Potato

First of all….to address the elephant in the room…let’s talk about WTF tempeh is. Tempeh is made by fermenting soybeans in a mold…..which is a little different from tofu, not only by how it is made but by how it tastes. Tempeh is very firm, and you are able to see the whole soybeans in it.  It also has more protein and is not as processed as tofu. I tried tofu…and we did not get along….that texture! Ugh! Tempeh, on the other hand, has an amazing taste and can also be purchased in different flavors. For this recipe I used a Reset recipe for a marinade.

The coconut collard greens…..SHUT UPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!! These things were so freaking good….and so easy! All I did was chop up an onion and brown it, then added the collard greens, 1/4 cup coconut milk, and a dash of pink Himalayan salt. Try it!

I also served this with a sweet potato, but I did spirals. Since I was being lazy and didn’t feel like using my Veggetti, I bought them pre made from one of my go to grocery stores, Earthfare…..they also carry spiraled beets and other veggies. I imagine Trader Joe’s or other healthy supermarkets carry the same or similar items.

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Workouts are still going….I can tell the yoga is getting more challenging, so I am doing my best to keep up. I always feel mentally checked out when I do these workouts, and I hate that. Isn’t yoga supposed to get my mind right?

The hardest part of this week….the supplements.

I’ve been really trying with these things….you guys all know I hide pills in pudding because I am a giant child, so to take these straight up with water has been a challenge. This week I take more supplements than the other weeks. I’m getting them down…maybe with a little gagging, but I’m making it work.

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Five days left……you know the first thing I will be enjoying? The big ass homemade from scratch coconut cake I’m making for my Mom’s birthday.

With a coffee of course 🙂

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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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