Ultimate Reset: Day 14

 

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Recap: I am so ready to be done with this program. It finally hit me pretty hard today. I am tired of taking supplements and being on this schedule. I’m a little cranky and craving comfort foods and I think it’s because I’m just over it. However, I wouldn’t really change anything (except maybe the power greens – ICK!). I have learned so much Continue reading “Ultimate Reset: Day 14”

Ultimate Reset: Day 13

 

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Recap: I slept really well last night! I could have kept sleeping if it weren’t a work day! It’s Cinco de Mayo and I really wanted some tacos!!! I made a pretty acceptable version of a taco salad for lunch. It was just romaine, tomato, cucumber, avocado, and about a quarter cup of black beans and corn. I can’t wait to have some healthy tacos again.

I was pretty worried Continue reading “Ultimate Reset: Day 13”

Ultimate Reset: Day 12

 

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Recap: Woohoo! More than halfway there! The last 12 days have felt like the longest in my life! Not necessarily in a bad way, but it’s definitely passing by slowly. Today was a cloudy day here and all I wanted was some warm, comfort food. I think I’ve been craving warm stuff because my body temp is a little lower than normal and it’s also freezing in my office. Mid day salads are perfect for a hot day, but it’s a little cool today. So, I opted for the quinoa lentil pilaf AGAIN! I love it, but I think I’m getting sick of it.

I’ve been having some cravings for things that aren’t on the plan, but are definitely healthy foods. Not junk food cravings. I can walk past a candy dish without a second glance but I’d kill for some 21 Day Fix cheesecake!!! Or a flatbread pizza… I’m dedicated to finishing the full 21 days without falling off track, but I’m really looking forward to adding some foods back in. I’m definitely itching for the finish line!!

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Breakfast: Fruit plate with pear, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Lunch: Quinoa lentil pilaf.

Snack: Shakeology pudding.

Dinner: Baked sweet potato with sauteed peppers and onions.

Daily Supplements: Mineralize, Optimize, Detox, Power Greens, Soothe.

Mood: Great!!

Ultimate Reset: Day 11

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Recap: Okay, I’m starting to get a little sick of the salads now. I’m surprised it took this long honestly. I really just want some warm, comforting food. But, I know that I’m just associating my food with feelings instead of fuel. I do miss having eggs and wheat toast. I think that’s what I’m looking forward to most about my post-Reset life. Oh, and coffee. But, not coffee like I used to drink it. I don’t want to Continue reading “Ultimate Reset: Day 11”

Ultimate Reset Recipe: Quinoa Lentil Pilaf

Makes 1 serving!
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium carrot, diced
  • 1/2 medium stalk celery, diced
  • 1/4 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 tsp ground smoked paprika
  • 1 dash group cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
Cooking Instructions:
Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add carrot, celery, onion, bell pepper, paprika, cumin, and turmeric; cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until tender.  Add quinoa, lentils, lemon peel, lemon juice, and parsley to cooked vegetables; heat over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.  Fluff with fork and serve.
Note: I passed on the turmeric and red peppers, but I added chili powder instead. I also omitted the lemon peel.

Ultimate Reset: Day 10

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Recap: Today has been such a great day! I am so doggone proud of myself. I resisted homemade cinnamon rolls this morning. Seriously… it was unreal. I knew they were delicious and I would’ve loved to have one, but my goals are more important than 2 minutes of bliss. That is HUGE for me!!! Not only did I resist them when everyone else was eating them, I even Continue reading “Ultimate Reset: Day 10”

Ultimate Reset: Day 9

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Recap: It felt really good to get back on track after missing supplements and meals yesterday. It was also my first full day on the detox supplement. Not as bad as I was expecting!! It reminds me of the fiber drink that comes with the 3 Day Refresh, but it doesn’t get thick like that. Food today was great! I actually really loved the flavor of the sweet potatoes with red peppers. I might try the soup tomorrow, but I was Continue reading “Ultimate Reset: Day 9”

Ultimate Reset: Week 1 Recap

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Week 1 is DONE!! Which means that I am now eating a fully vegan diet! Crazy! It’s waaaay less complicated than I thought it would be. I used to be a vegetarian but never went vegan because I thought there was just way too much to it. I do miss certain things, but not as much as I thought I would. Surprisingly, I haven’t felt deprived! Continue reading “Ultimate Reset: Week 1 Recap”

Ultimate Reset: Day 7 & 8

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Weekend Recap: This weekend was pretty good! Saturday was a lazy day. I didn’t do much and it felt AWESOME! I worked in the garden a little bit and did some laundry. Other than that I spent most of the day hanging with my husband on the couch. I was a little worried about my first whole weekend on the Reset because those days are normally the Continue reading “Ultimate Reset: Day 7 & 8”

Ultimate Reset: Day 6

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Recap: I don’t think I even rolled over last night! I slept great!! I woke up before my alarm and felt wide awake. My fruit was super yummy this morning. I think I should have had a little more because I started feeling some mild hunger pangs around 11ish. But, I drank more water and it subsided. I really wasn’t feeling the lentils and microgreens that I had planned for lunch. So, I made a Greek salad instead. But, I subbed the fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and dressing Continue reading “Ultimate Reset: Day 6”