Thank you for your patience as I stayed offline this weekend so that I could be more present and engaged with my family. I know I owe a few days' worth of updates. I'm going to condense it and skip some of the pictures. You can see all of my meals on my Facebook Page: Fit & Healthy Mommy (if you click this link, you'll be taken right to the album).
Today was day 9 for me in my Ultimate Reset. Yesterday began week 2 - the Release phase. It's centered on Detox. There's a Detox supplement I am taking three times a day. The Detox is in powder form and is mixed with water. It's not very good, I won't lie. I was told to suck on a lemon wedge before and following the drink - and that helps tremendously with the taste. (FYI, I'm not running to the bathroom all day, if that's a concern for anyone reading this. haha!!)
It's been an interesting few days. I feel pretty good, but I admit that I did cheat yesterday. I did great even while at the Orioles game (I brought my salad for lunch) but just before the 7th inning stretch, I caved and had 2 beers. I have been avoiding alcohol as required with the Reset. That led to a less-than-healthy dinner decision. I am not at all feeling guilty or frustrated by this though. It was Mother's Day and my kids wanted to take me out to dinner after the O's game. We had a wonderful time!!
Right back on track today though. I'm feeling less foggy this week and am sleeping better, for the most part. I would love to say that I am naturally waking feeling well rested, but in truth, I have been sleeping in for a few days (I love weekends!!) I'm interested in seeing how the next few mornings go.
I have not been doing my morning stretch and breathing, and I have noticed a decline in my positive mood each morning. Therefore, starting tomorrow morning, I'm right back to it. I have been working on other self-care methods, though. Dry brushing a few times a week prior to showering (it's an awesome way to remove external toxins...you know, our skin is our largest organ and we do take in a lot of toxins each day through our skin).
|I tried adding the Detox packet powder to vegan capsules. It took 22 capsules!! It was time consuming, and I did not enjoy taking 22 capsules at one time. I'll take the drink going forward, but with lemon before & after!|
|Week 2, Day 1 - Breakfast - 2 cups of fruit|
|Week 2, Day 1 - Lunch - I packed a micro greens salad and brought it to the Oriole's game yesterday!|
|Week 2, Day 2 - Breakfast - 2 cups fresh fruit|
|Week 2, Day 2 - Lunch - 1/2 cup chick peas mashed with 1 tsp evoo; 1/4 avocado mashed; 1 cup steamed spinach - I loved this lunch!|
|Week 2, Day 2 - Dinner - 1 cup brown rice & pinto beans with spices; steamed green beans with lemon; 1c steamed zucchini - one of my favorite dinners so far!|
|Week 2 Meal Plan|