Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Today I started the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. The idea behind the program is that we are weighted down by toxins in our foods and environments. I am using it as a way for myself to detox from foods that are high in the craving value low in weight loss benefits. The program is 21 days and what I love about all Beachbody programs is that they are straight forward dummy proof and this one really hits that mark. Each day your food is listed what you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is no thinking in the meal plan other than the logisitics of cooking and prepping all of it. But it is only 21 days and if it can bring lasting nutrition changes to my already decent nutrition then I'm in it for all 21 days no matter how convenient it is. There are supplements you take and you time them out in specific intervals. So day one here is what I did (and since I haven't done dinner yet soon to do)
0330 woke up took supplements (oxygenize, mineralize, and optimize- these are throughout what you take pre meal)
0400 since you have to wait 30 minutes before eating, I had breakfast which consisted of steamed kale, 2 scrambled eggs, and 2 slices whole grain toast. Yum and filling
1130 took round 2 of above supplements
1200 ate lunch a microgreen salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and creamy garlic dressing
The rest will be as planned
1530 akalinize (another supplement aimed to get you pH balanced)
1600 1/2 cup Quinoa
1800 supplements (the main 3)
1830 dinner baked salmon, steamed asparagus, and boiled potatoes.
I had a little bit of a headache most likely due to the time between breakfast and lunch although initially headaches are reported as common and considering you are eliminating a lot of stuff from your body this makes sense. I have been drinking lots of water, which is one thing I also want to improve. I had some food cravings around lunch when everyone was cooking very rich smelling foods that did make it rough and I had to remind myself why I am doing this. I have heard this part gets worse before it gets better. I am keeping a journal of everything that I am experiencing and I am also doing short videos on how I am feeling as well. I am doing these slightly for the science but also for the sake of sanity. This will not be an easy 21 days but I am determined to succeed at this.