It's day two! And I'm feeling great! For three weeks, I'm following Lacy Davis and Jessica Wilkins' Reset & Restore program of healthy eating, workout videos, meditation, and more. I'm following the "basic meal plan" this week, which means smoothies/oats, salads, and bowls.
I had to go back to work after a long holiday break today. So I woke up at 5 a.m., grabbed an almond date roll (I buy the ones from Natural Delights), and did the first Reset & Restore workout video. Lacy is emailing out videos a couple times a week. This one was about 30 minutes and featured coach Jessica leading two circuit sessions (one with body weight and one with cardio). Excellent workout! After the video, I set out for a quick 4-mile training run (again in the rain -- why won't it stop raining here??).
After my workouts, I had this bowl of Funky Monkey Oats, which I soaked overnight. Rolled oats, chocolate protein powder, almond-cashew milk, PB2, banana, and cacao nibs. Peanut butter and chocolate are my fave flavors, so naturally, I loved this bowl.
The snack on the meal plan for today was Leftover Sauteed Tofu, which I made last night for my Thai Bowl. I had this at my desk around 11 a.m. Eaten cold, straight out of the Tupperware. Eating leftovers for snacks is a new thing for me, and I like it. I typically just grab nuts or crackers or something.
Lunch involved more of that tofu! Today's salad was spinach, sauteed tofu, shredded cabbage & carrots, and peanut sauce. I made the peanut sauce last night for that Thai Bowl too. Super good.
I'm used to having a sweet snack and afternoon tea daily. Usually, I reach for chocolate or cookies or something like that. Lacy emailed out a list of healthy snack ideas that was arranged by sweet/crunchy/salty/creamy. I glanced through the sweet section and saw "fresh, whole fruit." And while that may sound obvious, honestly, I rarely think about or eat fruit unless it's in a smoothie or mixed into oats or cereal. It just so happens that I had some strawberries in the fridge though (bought at a gas station on my road trip to Nashville). I enjoyed a few with a cup of Tazo English Breakfast Tea — totally fixed my sweets craving!
Dinner was a Macrobiotic Bowl! Brown rice, steamed kale and chickpeas, sauerkraut, tahini, and sesame seeds.
YUM! Y'all, I LOVE a good bowl, especially when it's got all the elements — whole grain, nut butter sauce, greens, beans, and something pickled. This was perfect in every way and left me feeling AHHHH-mazing.
Another important part of this reset is making daily affirmations/gratitude lists/intentions. I'm listing several each day, but a big intention for the day for me was "I intend to read tonight for at least 15 minutes." Reading more is one of my resolutions every year. I love to read, but I rarely make the time so one book can take me months to finish. So I'm off now to go do that. Finishing up the new Harry Potter book tonight!