Day 15 and I have entered phase 3 - Restore! During this phase helpful bacteria is added to my digestive tract making it even easier for my body to take in goodness. Today of all days was a tad difficult to start a new week because I had a trip to six flags scheduled
You can’t see it from these pictures but the rabbit had been calling me out for 2 minutes before I decided to go over and take this picture.
see, the rabbit is taunting me!
So I had the usual fruit breakfast with mixed fruit and berries.
Lunch was suppose to be a asian cabbage salad. I’m at six flags surrounded by funnel cake and hotdogs (I LOVE hotdogs) and I didn’t pre-make lunch so this was a difficult one but I found one caffee that had an almost perfect salad for me
How’s that for finding healthy in the middle of an amusement park. The cyber cafe at Six Flags rocks!
Dinner was a simple sweet potato with garlic veggies:
(I had a picture but it’s gone)
One day into the 3rd Phase and i’m feeling pretty good. My energy is good…good enough to teach another turbo class tomorrow. I’m drinking enough water and i’m sleeping soundly.
If I could do one thing different I would have taken more measurements than my weight at the beginning of this reset. I know i’m down inches on my pants and I wore one of my frat shirts this morning that I haven’t worn in 20 years…and it fit nicely!
This reset has help get me over the hump of nutrition, I could workout until the cow came home but I FINALLY understand the phrase “you can not out train a bad diet”. You really can’t. So much of fitness takes place in the kitchen!
Take a look and think about doing a reset for yourself. this will be one of the best experiences you could spend 21 days doing. The only key is to really give yourself over to the process, high and lows and just do the program. It’s all laid out, you need to follow. Eat what they tell you to eat…even if you don’t like it. Its only one meal and you might surprise yourself.
Enjoy the journey. 6 more days to go!
I have entered Phase 2 of my reset process, the release phase. I’m taking the same supplements that I was during the first week with the addition of a detox element that I now take 3 times a day During this phase, animal products have been completely removed from my meals and everything is either Vegetarian or Vegan.
Distilled water is essential to helping leach the toxins from you body so I picked up a 3 gallon jug of it today. I also learned that chick peas and garbonzo beans are the same thing. I had no reason to know this before so I learned something. I’m also learning about the mixing of flavors. Lemon juice brings out the flavor in most foods, even green beans!
Bring on the fruit! I love fruit, nothing can go wrong with fruit. I think if the world ate more fruit it would be a friendlier place.
No picture for lunch as it was just Salad and Avocado. I like guacamole but I don’t particularly care for Avocado.
Pinto beans and rice with a side of steamed zucchini, green beans and lemon. I know I’ve said it before but i’ll re emphasize it, I love rice! Rice and pinto beans with spices…even better! I will carry this meal over.
So the release phase, I’ve heard stories from the people who have completed this before me about how it really wears you down. As of last night, I’m feeling pretty good but I’ve only taken the detox for one day. Who knows what the next 6 days will bring. I don’t have awful cravings which kind of surprises me as I love sugar but I was never a coffee drinker so I don’t have that to deal with.
During this phase I’ve heard you are deep cleaning your internal tissues so you can actually get sick for a day as various medicines and viruses are washed out of you. I need to be sure to drink enough water everyday!
So far my reset journey has been good. I haven’t been overly hungry, except the 2nd and 3rd day and i’m trying to keep my emotional baggage in check…until provoked. I meditated today and did my daily bible study so it’s all good.
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Day 6 is in the books and I can say that I feel much better about this process. I feel like i’m getting things out of my system that don’t need to be there. Funny, when I get sick, I have spots on my body that hurt, my knees, my finger joints, odd things like that. Day 6 of the reset and I have little pains in my legs and fingers and I just know its spots in my body that are purging toxins
I have a weird theory, I believe that your body stores viruses and toxins in your muscles after it beats them. Kind of just locks them away like in a prison. I think this is why people get sick when they start to lose weight, primarily muscle mass. The muscles break down so say you got sick at 175lbs, when you get back to that weight, the muscles release the virus it was holding and you get sick again. Silly I know but it’s just a theory.
For not working out, every night I feel as if I’ve done some type of workout. This is the body working on itself internally.
Tempeh, Kale and Avacado. This was better than it sounds. I haven’t made a final judgement on Tempeh yet but this morning it was pretty good.
Quinoa salad and a micro greens salad with home made dressing. One of the things I will take away from this reset is Quinoa. I could eat it and oatmeal until Jesus comes back and be happy…i think.
I made dinner, more importantly I made Zuchini cashew soup and it was good! I’m taking this one away from the reset as well. I didn’t know how easy it is to make soup. I also have millet for the first time, it’s ok, it’s like quinoa and oatmeal so i inherently like it. The rest is a beet, onion and sweet potato bake. It wasn’t bad, and I can see me making this again….with a steak :)
So day 6 is done and i’m hitting the grocery store tonight for what we need for tomorrow. Week 2, the detox week begins on Wed. Emotionally I’m still in a chaotic netrual mood. Kat is more emotional today but over all we are doing this and its exciting!
Tomorrow i’m teaching Turbo so I need to have a bit more in the calorie department but i should be fine. Have a great night!
5 days in and I’m feeling a little mellow today. I’m not exhausted like I was at the end of day 2 but I don’t have the energy to really workout either. I understand why no working out is recommended with the exception of Yoga and brisk walks.
I’ve talked to a few people who have done this and workout and they told me that I need to increase my calorie intake on the workout days so I will be doing that on Tuesday as I have a turbo-kick class to teach. I will be doing low impact turbo but it will still be a workout.
This reset is also a detox and I think we (Kat and I) something forget that a detox is more than about losing weight. It’s cleaning out your system so you might not feel the best or you have sudden aches and pains or you have emotional breakdowns. You are detoxing your body from all the chemical and emotional crutches that food has provided over the years. The official detox supplements don’t start until Wed but the drastic change in diet is doing its job in helping us reclaim our portions and deciding how much food our bodies ACTUALLY need.
Oatmal (I love oatmeal) almonds and some fruit. I didn’t take a picture because there was nothing really new about this meal. I eat this normally, I used to eat oatmeal every day for breakfast until I went away to college. I really LOVE oatmeal! Can i just do an oatmeal detox? please?
Quinoa salad, veggies and hummus. I just discovered I like hummus late last year when I gave up red meat for a few months. Who would have though I’d be doing this drastic of a reset now?
Dinner was rice, and stir fry veggies. No pictures because I couldn’t find my phone…seriously lol
I can see the changes in our bodies as the bloat is rapidly going away. My taste buds are alive and I seem to be able to taste all the flavors in pretty much anything I put into my mouth.
Two more day of week 1: Reclaim on the reset. Wed starts week 2 were the actual Detox is added 3 times a day.
Emotionally i’m kind of neutral right now…if you play RPG’s i would say i’m chaotic neutral. The food is not bothering me anymore, sometimes you have to just give into the experience…even lentils. Spiritually I have been doing my daily bible reading and I have been needing to do this for a bit and just never did. Now I have no excuse. It’s the first thing I do in the morning and God is blessing me through his words.
So that’s what I got right now 5 days into the reset, I am not craving much. I’m not overly hyper and i’m taking it one day at a time. I have noticed that temperatures don’t bother me as much anymore. Before the reset, if it wasn’t 73 at night with the AC on, I couldn’t sleep Now i’m comfortable at 77 as long as the air is moving. Being outside the heat doesn’t bother me as much and the sun feels great against my skin. It’s a small thing and probably mostly mental, but it is a change and I need to pay attention to this kind of thing. I clearly needed a break from working out because my body is fine and enjoying NOT jumping around or doing pushups at 4 am. I know this is going to change in a week or so but for now i’m enjoying the break.
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I need to put that baby to bed and I think i’m going to kick back and relax a little before I get the Tempeh ready to breakfast tomorrow.
Today was an ultimate breakdown!
I got sooooooo mad this morning eating breakfast. I didn’t necessarily want bacon and eggs, I just didn’t want what I was eating. I got cranky and whiny and generally moody.
Its only been 4 days but I can say my taste have changed. The children are not doing our diet so I had to make burgers for them this evening on the grill. I didn’t want one. I didn’t want what I had to eat either. It’s a weird transition. I’m not necessarily craving “unhealthy” foods and fatty foods but i’m not wanting the healthy foods either.
Today I was really no fun to be around. Saturday’s have traditionally been my eat what i want fun days and shit got real today. I had to eat Lentil bean salad again…this shit taste like dirt to me!
But you know what, I managed to calm down and stick with the plan and I feel better for it. In 3 days i’m down 5lbs. Not a huge number but it’s a start.
Seriously, this breakfast would have pissed you off as well.
Lunch ended up being a lot of food. Food I didn’t really want but food. The Nori sushi tempeh roll was pretty good but I think i’m over broccoli in my salad for a bit.
Dinner wasn’t bad and I like Quinoa so this was a bonus. I’m not a fan of sesame seeds.
I did figure out something today, when you make food, the respect and energy you put into it (I know i’m sounding all hippy right now) directly influences how it taste. I made lunch myself after my breakdown and the Nori roll was great! I put time and care into trying to make it.
Breakfast i was not happy and kind of threw it together and that’s how it tasted, like a bunch of fruit and yogurt on a plate with dry toast.
Again this is all part of the journey, respect your food and it will taste better…most of the time. I have no respect for Lentils…that shit is nasty…and i’m guessing i have 2 more weeks of them to eat…oh well.
Reset day 4 D-U-N Done lol