Well it’s official I have entered my last week of the Ultimate Reset and I’m excited! I’m also a little disappointed in myself because of some slips that I had this past weekend – I had a quarter size bite of Franklin’s BBQ (which is the best in the city and I had never had it before), and I had some frosting and quinoa last night after I got home. I’m disappointed because I thought I was stronger & could resist temptation better. I decided to reflect on my slips to try and determine how and why they happened. I came to the conclusion that I set myself up.
The first time I did the reset I kept to myself. I woke up, went to work, came home, prepped food and went to bed at a reasonable hour. On weekends I found mini projects around the house to do, and made lists of errands I needed to run. This time around I’m in a new city still trying to make my way and my group of friends. It’s important to me not to seclude myself and miss out on anything. However, this has meant being surrounded by lots of food (alcohol too, but that’s not tempting at all) and lots of temptation.
What it has taught me is that I need to work on self control. Just because there is food there, doesn’t mean I need to eat it. Not all foods and created equal and I feel better when I eat clean. That doesn’t mean that I can’t indulge. I like to follow the 80/20 rule; clean eating 80% of the time and indulge 20% of the time. That 20% of the time is my weakness. It shouldn’t mean I should eat so much I’m going to burst, rather be mindful of what I’m eating and how much. This is something I’m going to work on the rest of the year. Enjoy, but be reasonable!
So, that’s how I’m feeling. Disappointed in myself, but hopeful! I’m treating today as a new day, and this week as its own week! I’m going to make the most of this last week of the Ultimate Reset. I’m going to go to bed at a reasonable hour; I’m going to eat what is planned; I’m going to put myself in good situations; And I’m going to keep busy this coming weekend (I have so much to do so I might as well get it done now!).
Do I notice any physical changes? I do feel like I’m slimming down, but I’m not positive. I decided to hold off on the photos because I want to see the big difference between day 4/5 and the first day off the reset. I’m hoping I’m as successful as last time.
What am I eating?
Saturday: Breakfast – cheakpea mash with sauteed spinach and Nori. Lunch – Microgreen salad and roasted beets. Dinner: Steamed broccoli and kabocha squash (I had never had this squash this before, and hunted it down. It was a little expensive, but SO yummy!).
It was a good weekend of food! I’m really excited for the meals this week; there are some different ones than the last time I did the reset. I decided to opt out of doing the roasted fennel this time, but I did not like it last time. Instead I’m going to do two nights of delicata squash (another type of squash I’ve never had, but am looking forward to trying it).
A quick recap of the weekend: Friday night we went out for the boy’s pre-birthday celebration. We went to Banger’s and then a bar on Rainy Street. I made him cupcakes (hence the icing being in the house) and bought him a hat and sunglasses, which he did wear all night.
On Saturday I slept in, went to the grocery store and prepped food. That day I had a fun package delivered in the mail (I didn’t actually pick up my mail until Sunday).
I couldn’t be MORE excited to start this program in a week! I’m equally as excited about the free t-shirt I’m going to earn that says, “Nailed it!” I love these t-shirts because it shows that I completed the program. Every program that I have done I have gotten results, which is another reason I love Beachbody programs. In an upcoming post I’ll share my thoughts and opinions about the programs that I have done.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!