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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 14

ONE MORE WEEK!!!!!!!!

Can y’all hear the jubilation through my typing????!!!!!

Don’t get me wrong….I love how I am feeling internally, how I’m sleeping, and the food I am eating, but I definitely am looking forward to getting back into my normal routine.

Coffee….Energize….workouts….I can’t wait to be reunited. I honestly cannot believe I have not cheated with COFFEE once!!!!! I’m very impressed with myself.

This week is the Restore section of the detox, meaning legumes and grains are eliminated and my focus is on simple nutrition. I also add in a new supplement, Revitalize, which helps restore the healthy bacteria in my digestive tract.

So how did Week Two end up? Well, let me tell you…..

Earlier in the week I connected with two local bakers who own a start up vegan doughnut company in the area. I loved all of the info on the company, and they invited me to a doughnut tasting they were hosting today. Knowing this was something awesome and something my bloggers would absolutely love to know about, I attended the tasting with my friend Julie and new friend Erica. I’ll be blogging about the company very soon, so be on the lookout, but let’s just say…..this happened:

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I can’t wait to share about these beauties!

The bonus to trying the doughnut samples….I had extra calories, so I was able to get in a lovely 3 mile run. On this beautiful March day, I have to say….it was exactly what I needed to recharge my batteries and refocus me for this final Reset week. Tomorrow, back to yoga…but only for another week.

Here’s a look at my meal plan this week:

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My final week!

This week I am finally giving tempeh a try. I’ve heard many great things about the recipe that came with the program, and since I’m trying lots of new things with this Reset I figured I would build it into this final week. Other than that I am incorporating my favorite recipe thus far, the zucchini cashew soup! It’s so easy and good!

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Let’s see how this goes. 

Tomorrow I will weigh in to see how I’m doing, as well as take measurements. I’m not super focused on the numbers on the scale….I’m more focused on just getting through this week!

Shoutout to my Shakeology for pretty much saving my life. It’s nice to still have a serving of chocolate every day…makes me feel like I’m having a cheat when I’m not.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! This week is going to be a great one, I just know it!

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