Beachbody Ultimate Reset, Day 3

I slept til 9:30 this morning.  Didn’t get out of bed til 10…but when I did, I felt really good.  My legs are a little sore.  I’m not sure if this is BUR related or 5k related.  Normally, I would not expect a 45 minute walk to make me sore, but this was the first real exercise I’ve had post-pneumonia, so it very well could be the cause.  But, I’ve also read about others experiencing soreness in muscles around this time, so it could be that, too.  I kind of wish I had skipped the 5k so that I would know for sure.

I don’t feel as tired today, but still glad it’s a day off.  I made my eggs, toast and spinach as per the meal plan.  This time, I sauted the spinach with the eggs and I think it was better than having them separate.  The toast was more palatable than it was on Day 1….I felt like it needed something…you know, butter, jam, honey…something, but today I could really taste it.  I also used the Himalayan Salt on the eggs.  I have done a little reading about the Himalayan Salt to find out what is so special about it.  Apparently, the table salt that we normally use has been processed to death, so that it doesn’t contain any of the minerals that actually make salt good for our bodies.  Turns out, the mineralize is just that — Himalayan salt.  I haven’t noticed it making the water taste salty, but I guess that’s why you just put in a pinch.  I plan to pitch any of the salt we have in the house and use this exclusively now.

I ran some errands this afternoon and got off schedule again. By the time I got home, the idea of making the Lime Lentil Salad was daunting, so I just had the Microgreen Salad again.  This wasn’t really substituting, as it was on the menu anyway.  I just added back in the cashews.  Still delicious.

Almost immediately after eating lunch (at 3pm), I started prepping for the Nori Rolls as I’ve seen several people talk about how long it takes to make them.  I have never made sushi rolls before and I thought it was kind of fun.  I made four rolls:  one for me, two for my husband and one for tomorrow’s lunch (hint:  always look ahead and see what the next day’s menu is because you may need to double up a recipe).  The miso soup was really easy to make and I didn’t make the Cucumber Salad out of pure laziness.  Instead, I just chopped up a cucumber to go with my roll.  I was impressed with how tasty the rolls are.  I am a bacon purist, so the fact that the smokey tempeh is also referred to as “fakin bacon” did not make me want to eat it.  But the smoky flavor gave the rolls a lot of flavor.  And, of course, I was excited about avocado again.  Even my husband thought it was good….and he’s pretty picky.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I weighed in yesterday.  I don’t plan to weigh every day, but I was curious.  I had lost 5 pounds!  Of course, I know this is not 5 pounds of fat….but I do take it as proof that I needed a detox.

I struggled with water today and had a little bit of a headache because of it, I think.  Speaking of headaches, I think that the Oxygenize related headaches have subsided.  The Alkanalize is still gross, but at this point, I’m just telling myself that it’s only 3 weeks.

So far, none of the scary side effects that I’ve heard of.  Honestly, this has been pretty easy so far.  I think it’s because I have had a pretty healthy diet this past year.  My sugar and caffeine intakes have been limited, so that may be why.  Either that or I’m doing things wrong — although I’m following things very closely!

Back to work tomorrow.  We’ll see how things go once we are in a busier routine.  I’ve been fairly lax and I think that I’ll have to plan better from here on out.

Beachbody Ultimate Reset, Day 2

I woke up this morning feeling pretty good.  It is New Year’s Eve and we all slept in til about 9am.  I took my morning supplements, this time taking the Oxyginize orally…I just dropped about 12 drops on my tongue.  It’s a little salty, but easy to stomach.  I did notice that I got an almost immediate, dull headache that lasted a couple of hours.  I think it must have been due to the Oxyginize becacuse if you think about it, you’re giving yourself a shot of pure oxygen.  I wasn’t too bothered by it though.

While I waited the 30 minutes to eat breakfast, I looked over my lunch (Greek Salad with Chicken Breast and Pine Nuts) and decided to ditch it in favor of the Microgreen Salad from Day 1.  I know, I know…I said I wasn’t going to substitute.  But, it was a logistical issue.  We were going to a New Year’s Eve Run and needed to leave the house at 11:30.  I didn’t want to have to cook the chicken (which I don’t really care for anyway) and I already had leftover salad from yesterday.  So, that’s that.  Breakfast was good, and easy to make.  I used honey in my plain yogurt and was blown away at how good it was!

Lunch was on the go because we spent too much time browsing www.thevancouverrealestate.ca.  I did the 5k with my son, but walked most of it because Beachbody really doesn’t recommend exercise that raises your heart rate.  The reasoning behind this is that your body is using a lot of energy to support the detoxification that’s going on inside.  Strenuous exercise forces your body to redirect that energy, which is counter-productive.  Also, the meals–while nutritious–do not provide enough calories to support your body during exercise.  I admit that I did run a bit…but only because I didn’t want to finish with the back of the pack.  That’s just a pride issue.  A hilarious side note is that I finished only 2 minutes ahead of my husband, who was running the 10k.  Did I mention he runs marathons in his free time?

My schedule got a little screwed up after that.  The run was at 1, so it was after 2 by the time I was able to take my supplements and then I didn’t finish my DELICIOUS salad until almost 3.  Being New Year’s Eve though, I knew we’d be staying up late, so I didn’t sweat it too much.

Alkanalize was gross again.  This time, I mixed it in a glass with only about 3 ounces of water and took it like a shot.  But, it didn’t mix up very well and left a good deal of it in the bottom of the glass.  Still need to work on that one.

Dinner was PHENOMENAL.  I had been looking forward to it all day.  Actually, it was the guacamole that I was looking forward to.  I think avocados are the world’s perfect food.  I discovered Wholly Guacamole a while back and this time, I bought it in the single serving packets.  It’s a little more expensive that way, but easy to transport if you need to and it’s perfectly measured, so I’m not tempted to have just a “little more”.  The black beans and rice with the corn and salsa was just so tasty.  I made a double batch because I knew I would want it another time this week.

We were out an about a good portion of the day.  We had opted to have a quiet family night at home instead of trying to go out.  We had dinner, played a game of Words with Friends and then settled in to watch Doctor Who, which I slept through.  It was deep sleep, complete with dreams as my husband and son watched several episodes.  They woke me up at 11 to ring in the new year and I was asleep again by about 1am.

So far so good…but I am starting to dread days 3-5.  I’ve heard a lot about those being the worst days and I’m grateful that tomorrow is a holiday and I don’t have to go to work.