Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ultimate Reset - Day 3 & 4 - 5 lbs Down

It's DAY 4 of the ultimate reset and let me tell YOU ... I am SO PROUD OF MYSELF. I have never stuck with anything like this in my entire life. It's actually been kind of easier then I thought. I've really enjoyed the food. I have been expierencing  some muscle cramps in my calves. This is totally normal though. It is only the toxins being released from my muscles and it's all part of the process. So far this has been a great experience and I recommend the reset to anyone who is struggling with sticking to clean eating, has an addiction to caffeine, or just wants to rid their body of toxins, gain clarity, and loose some weight. The food has been out of this world and I've been very surprised with the things I have actually liked. As I was going through the reset menu plan and cook book I wasn't thrilled. There were many things I didn't think I would like but I have actually LOVED. This has been a wonderful learning process for me and I am learning so many different ways to cook that I think I could actually keep this as lifestyle. The salad dressings have been my all time favorites along with the rice and black bean burrito. I will never go back to dressing in a bottle again.

Creamy Garlic "Ultimate Reset" Salad Dressing

1/2 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
3-5 Garlic Cloves Crushed
3 Tbsp. of Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp. of chopped Fresh Parsley
1 Tbsp of Himalayan Salt/Sea Salt (this salt comes in our kit)
1/2 tsp of Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp of Honey or Agave Nectar

DELISH! This will be your go to salad dressing from now on PROMISE. The ultimate Reset has you add in some cashews on your salad and it was to die for. Never would of thought of adding cashews but it is a great source of protein and really tasted great with the dressing.

I also enjoyed the Black Beans and Rice and ate it 3 nights in a row. SO GOOD!

1/4 cup cooked brown rice
1/4 cup low sodium black beans
3/4 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp of ground chili powder ( I added more because I love spicy food)
1 pinch of ground cumin
1/4 tsp of ground coriander
1 tsp of braggs amino acids or Himalayan salt / Sea Salt.

While the rice is cook heat beans gently in saucepan until very hot. Drain and Return to Pan. Add oil, aminos, spices, and salt. Stir well and fold beans into rice. The ultimate Reset has us Serve ours on a 6 inch Corn Tortilla with guacamole and Salsa. It was DELISH!

Day 3. - I craved chocolate BAD and really wanted to eat my kids cookies and Gold fish but I refrained. I really want this bad and I really want to stick to this plan. The first few days are always the hardest. Breakfast was okay - I made it in a egg & spincah sandwich but honestly I need more spice to my eggs to enjoy them. I'm not a huge egg person. HOWEVER, it wasn't bad at all and I did eat every bite.

Few Hours Later ... Actually probably more - I get pre occupied with my kiddies. I had Lunch It was the same salad I have had all week with the amazing Creamy Garlic Dressing!! TRY IT - SERIOUSLY! YUM! & a lentil lime salad. I am a bean lover but I definitely wasn't digging the lentils. Just wasn't my thing. I actually forced a few bites down and then tossed the rest. In it's defense, I think i overcooked them and it made them too mushy. It would have been better if I cooked them right.

The next day after this picture I learned that the supplements you take with water 30 mins before is the last time you are suppose to drink before eating and you aren't suppose to drink while eating. WHOOPS. Suppose to chew your food and enjoy it. So from now on, I'm following that.

2 hours later I drank down my Alkalize in the car at Target .. BARF - But i'm getting use to it & was burping up grass the whole way in. Hubby got a Starbucks (my fav) and the kids got some popcorn. Didn't phase me. That satisfaction only lasts for a minute but completing the Ultimate Reset lasts a LIFETIME.

We tried to search for a Sushi place near by to make our Nori Rolls - Called a few and didn't get any answers. We are new to town and don't know where all the places are yet. So no Nori Rolls. I am a sushi lover too, so I know I would have enjoyed them. I ate some leftover black beans and rice and it was great. It hit the spot.

As I was winding down for the night and checking e-mails I had some Vanilla Sleepy time Tea. It was so good and really helped me relax and cure my sweet tooth.

Day 4- FEELING GREAT - Still having a few muscle cramps but Day 3 was by far the worst day as far as cravings and cramps. Day 4 went great and I had tons of energy. We went for a day at the beach only to realize it was cold and wet. So we got out looked around and the kids and hubby ate french fires and Chicken burgers. I sat and watched and smiled and enjoyed the time with them. I didn't give in ONCE and french fries are my weakness. I really felt fine too. I knew I had a yummy salad in the car waiting.

Breakfast was AMAZING. I think I'll have this same breakfast tomorrow. The fruit tasted like Candy and I really appreciated the flavors. This whole process is learning to appreciate natural food and reclaiming your taste buds. Breakfast was a fruit plate of a small green apple chopped, some blackberries, blueberries, and chopped strawberries. I got a Papaya and just didn't care for it. Along with the fruit was a side of all natural low fat yogurt with a drizzle of honey and one piece of whole wheat toast.. YUM YUM YUM! Even my kids ate breakfast with me.

After breakfast we packed up for the beach as planned and I made my Salad and packed it in a cooler along with some creamy garlic dressing and a green apple just in case. Turns out I didn't need the apple and ate my salad in the car on the way home as we were stuck in horrible Oahu traffic.

When we got home, I had every intention on fixing dinner but was so tired and it was starting to get late. We took a wrong turn and ended up in traffic for 1 1/2 hours. Hawaii is notorious for their horrible traffic. Small island = lots of people. GORGEOUS though. So, once again ... I had the black beans and rice. I ate the last of it. I'm a creature of habit and when I like something I don't mind having it over and over again. Dinner was suppose to be Stir fry veggies and quinoa with a cucumber salad. I think I will have that tomorrow night and let you know how it goes.

So far I'm really enojoying this and so glad I jumped on board, even if it was a last minute impulse decision. It's been great so far and I'm learning that I have control of what I eat.

Loosing 5 lbs in 4 days isn't too shabby either. We JUST bought a scale so I wasn't able to have my weight from the first day BUT I did weight myself at one of those scales you pay 50 cents for about 3 weeks before this and I was 141.
I stepped on the scale the night of Day 3 and was 138 got up the next morning and was 135. CRAZY! I feel amazing and can't wait to share the rest of my journey with you.