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Rock the Reset: Day 3

Three days down!!!!

I’m proud of myself….no cheats so far! Although today was a close call….

I THOUGHT I was doing well today….then I realized that there were a ton of Girl Scout cookies in the house and that’s all I fixated on the rest of the day. I was standing on the cookie ledge for the better part of the afternoon, and it took several people talking me off it before I settled on my Shakeology which helped eliminate my cravings. Thank heavens for that….that’s why I always am drinking the chocolate flavor….it helps me with my sweet tooth.

Workout wise, I am surprised how sore my arms and legs are from the Yoga Retreat. I’m struggling getting the yoga breathing thing down, but I am seeing improvement since I started, so that’s a bonus. It’s weird not being covered in sweat when Im done….is that normal? I miss that from my usual workout….it’s like my badge of honor for rocking the heck out of my workout.

Here’s my meal plan for Day 3:

-Optimize with Mineralized Water
-Breakfast: 2 Eggs, 1 piece Whole Grain toast, 1 cup steamed spinach
-Optimize and Mineralized Water
-Microgreen Salad and Zucchini Cashew Soup
-Power Greens and Mineralized Water
-Shakeology

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My saving grace

-Optimize, Soothe, Mineralized Water
-Salmon, Brussel Sprouts, and Boiled Potatoes

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I subbed in Brussels in place of the asparagus my plan originally called for. 

Today I added my Power Greens to my Shakeology, and that helped. I can’t handle them on my own but didn’t want to skip them. The Power Greens are similar to the Shakeology Boosts, and once blended I could handle them.

Overall I’m feeling really great internally. I feel like I am sleeping better, and I’m really focused on my water intake, which i something I have struggled with in the past. This journey is all about the small victories.

These damn Girl Scout cookies though…..they gots to go! They were my small victory today but I’m worried how I can avoid them for 18 more days!!!!

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Rock the Reset: Day 2

Day 2 is coming to a close….that means 19 days left of The Ultimate Reset!!!

Should I be counting down? I don’t know….I’m not hating this so far….I’m just missing my close friends Coffee and Donuts!

Yesterday was a little rough….I went to bed feeling weak and exhausted and didn’t know if it was because I was super busy this weekend…Daylight Savings…no coffee…a new workout that challenged me….who knows. I wasn’t sure what today would bring.

Surprisingly, it was good.

My yoga workout from 3 Week Yoga Retreat today was Stretch, and I really liked it. These are definitely moves that I can apply to running or after a difficult workout. Murphy was very involved in the workout, but Bubba wasn’t having it today. Yoga is much easier when there is one dog in your workout space. I definitely felt a little sore from the workout…it’s not a bad soreness, just one that is a tad noticeable.

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Murphy and his tiger are everywhere I go. 

I’m doing much better without coffee than I thought. No headaches today, and I had energy when I woke up.

Here’s a look at my meal plan for Day 2:

-Optimize and Mineralized Water
-Oatmeal with Berries/ Greek Yogurt with Maple Syrup
-Optimize and Mineralized Water
-MicroGreen Salad and Zucchini Cashew Soup

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So good!

-Power Greens and Mineralized Water
-Shakeology
-Optimize, Soothe, and Mineralized Water
-Southwestern Veggie Taco

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I love a good Taco Tuesday!

I am hardcore in love with the zucchini cashew soup…and it was so easy to make!

-1 oz raw cashews (about 17 nuts)
-1 1/2 water, divided
-1 1/2 medium zucchini, cut into chunks
-Herb seasoning to taste (I used Italian Seasoning)

Soak the cashews in 1/2 cup water for about an hour. While cashews are soaking, being the rest of the water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add zucchini, cooking for about 5 minutes. Place cashews (and the water they were soaked in), zucchini, seasoning in blender or food processor, blending until smooth. You can serve hot or cold!

Now let’s talk about my big fail of the day…the Power Greens. I did a little research and tried to suck on a lemon before and after…no bueno. I can’t stomach this part of it….it tastes like seaweed and I want to puke immediately. Gladly taking suggestions for how to make this part work.

As far as wins go, tonight was our monthly SARC meeting, which means pizza. Lots and lots of pizza. I was able to stay strong and not eat ANY of it, even when I was sent home with a full pie. Sweet Jesus, I’m quite proud of myself.

Overall, I feel good. No stomach issues, no bloating…I’m ok with that.

Hope you all had a great day!

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