It seems I’ve fallen a bit behind in posting updates on my Beachbody Ultimate Reset journey. No worries! I’m still chugging along. As part of my “reset” I’m working on not spending as much as time on the computer and more family time. 🙂 Besides that, when you do the reset you’ll find yourself spending a lot of time in the kitchen and sometimes you just need to take a break from thinking about food all the time!
For some reason Day 9 was a rough day for me…probably why I stopped posting updates at that time! I’m not really sure how to explain it, but it was just a really depressing day. I sat down to eat my dinner and even though it looked delicious, something about the sweet potato and red pepper soup just really struck me the wrong way. The soup tasted OK (I don’t think I got my seasonings quite right) but it was kinda bland. As I was eating the soup I felt like I was eating baby food. I broke down a little bit and basically chalked it up to the “cleansing” process and felt a lot better after cleaning up the kitchen and watching television with my hubby. It was actually the first time I sat down and did nothing since I started, and I think I really needed that “time-out” to just think about nothing for a while. So that’s why for the next couple days after dinner instead of sitting down at the computer I just felt better having some “me-time.”
Day 10 was a lot better even though I spent 10 hours at work. I have a co-worker doing the BUR with me so it’s nice to compare notes and experiences with each other. During the majority of Week 2 you eat fruit (and nothing else) for breakfast and that’s a little strange for me since I like having some protein and healthy fat to help me feel full. At first I thought it was only 2 cups of fruit which didn’t keep me full at all but then I learned we can have 3 cups and that was a bit better.
My favorite part about Day 11 was the cucumber and tomato salad we had for lunch!! I will definitely be making this again when the reset is over. I really wasn’t impressed with the swiss chard we had for dinner, sort of spinach-like and I think I like the taste of spinach and kale better. The hearty-vegetable Miso soup was pretty good although I wish I had more Miso paste…it could’ve used more miso!!
So that brings us to today, Day 12. We had lunch at my sister’s for Mother’s Day and honestly it really wasn’t that hard for me to sit there and eat my soup and salad while everyone else had spaghetti. I think the hardest part was smelling the garlic bread but even that wasn’t too bad. I don’t find too many “normal” foods that appealing right now. I have to admit though, on the way home when I had to run into the grocery store to stock up on more greens I *really* wanted to grab a Clif Bar and eat it in the car on the way home (a ritual of mine) but I resisted once I got inside the store and saw all the fruits and veggies. I wasn’t all that excited about the dinner tonight, but the fragrance of the roasted beets and the coconut milk with the collard greens made our kitchen smell delightful! This dinner was really filling too! I could see myself making this again too.
I’m pretty excited about the end of Week 2! I’m a pro now at getting the Detox supplement down. A shaker cup helps a lot as well as using really cold water. Even the Alkalinize supplement doesn’t really taste that bad to me now which is crazy!!