I’ve heard the doldrums of the Beachbody Ultimate Reset come during days 3-5. If that’s the case I don’t think I experienced them. I can’t say I feel any different today than I did during the first few days, other than the fact that my dull headache is gone. I feel pretty good actually! More antsy than anything else. I did take a nap in the afternoon after lunch, which felt pretty good on a Sunday afternoon!
BTW I weighed in at 109 this morning which is 3 pounds less than when I started. I know a lot of my friends and family don’t really understand what the BUR is all about and are freaking out because they they think I’m doing this weird diet-cleanse thing to lose more weight. They are totally missing the point!!
It seems odd and a little sad to me that when someone starts eating healthy the first assumption everyone makes is that the person who is eating healthy is trying to lose weight. Can’t a person eat healthy just for the sake of eating healthy?? How does that not make sense? Sure, I may lose some weight doing the reset but that’s not why I’m doing it! For some people that may be their main motivation for doing the program and that’s perfectly OK, but it’s not mine…I just want to learn better eating habits and needed the opportunity to start over from scratch!
OK, just needed to vent a little 🙂
Anyway, so far my favorite part of the BUR was the breakfast I had this morning. YUM!!! So simple, actually. I can’t wait for the reset to be over, just so I can have this breakfast again (and again). This is going to be a staple in my house for a while. My husband doesn’t touch oatmeal with a 10-foot pole, and to my surprise he not only ate oatmeal this morning but also said, “I might just have to make this again.” Wow, first the Taco Bell comment and now this?!?
We were running late for church this morning and I was a little worried about having enough time to make my breakfast but I had this done in no time flat. I put 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats in a bowl and added about 1 cup distilled water and a sprinkle of Himalayan salt. Nuked in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stirred a little bit and nuked for another 45 seconds. While all that was going on I toasted 3 TBSP of walnuts under the broiler. Poured 1 TBSP of pure maple syrup on top of the oatmeal along with about 1/2 cup blueberries and the toasted walnuts. Pure heaven I tell ya!! I could seriously eat this everyday for the rest of my life…I have no idea what the nutritional information is for this breakfast but I don’t even care. I’m sure it’s sky-high in carbs but once I start running again it won’t even matter.
It seemed like I spent the entire day in the kitchen today either cutting up vegetables, preparing meals, or cleaning pots and pans. I’m enjoying the experience but my kitchen is a mess! I’m starting to get a little better about looking ahead in the cooking guide to see what things I can prep in advance and am becoming more familiar with the recipes so that helps. I also just watched the cooking DVD that came with the BUR…that was pretty helpful and I should have watched that a couple weeks ago. DUH! Oh well, you can be sure to learn from my mistakes!! 🙂
I really enjoyed the simplicity of lunch today….just throw some veggies together with hummus and some quinoa salad.
Dinner was some brown rice with stir-fried veggies and Miso soup. I have to admit I cheated on the Miso soup a little. I wasn’t able to find miso paste at Kroger but they had a little sushi counter that was selling miso soup so I bought some that was pre-made and reheated it for dinner. Tomorrow I’m getting some miso paste from a friend who is doing the Reset challenge with me so I’ll be able to make it from scratch the next time it appears on the menu. Miso soup kind of reminded me of won-ton soup. I looked at this dinner and doubted it would keep me full but it seemed to do the trick!
It’s the start of another work week tomorrow, so I have my salads prepped and ready to go and have my tempeh marinating in the frig for breakfast tomorrow. Almost done with Week One!!!