Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Reset & Restore Day 9

Day 9 and I’m feeling fine! In case you’re just catching up, I’ve been doing Lacy Davis and Jessica Wilkins’ Reset & Restore program since January 2nd. It’s a 3-week intuitive eating program with meal plans, recipes, workout videos, and guided meditations. I’ve had a few people ask me how they can join in, and I’m sorry to say that the program is sold out for this go-round. There were a limited number of slots since the program also involves one-on-one health coaching sessions with Jessica. But I’m really hoping that they do this program again next January!

This morning, I had half a cherry pie Larabar before heading outside for a 5-mile run (speedwork this morning!). Much to my surprise, it wasn’t cold! Overnight, the temps had warmed up to the 50s. But it was SO WINDY. That made for a tough run, but I’ll take warmish and windy over cold any day. After my run, I had what has become my very favorite new breakfast — Warm Oats & Banana N’ice Cream.

This is a Lacy Davis invention, and it’s genius. You make frozen banana soft serve (I added a scoop of vanilla protein powder to mine) and then top it with warm oats, resulting in a hot-cold combo that’s so melty and perfect. I’ve always been a fan of the warm pie/ice cream combo, and that’s what this reminds me of. I sweetened my oats with maple syrup and then sprinkled it all with cinnamon and drizzled it with tahini. This breakfast is definitely going into my regular rotation post-reset.

Remember that wind I mentioned? Well, it blew over a tree on my street and knocked out internet at my house and my office (they’re a block apart). So when I got to work, I wasn’t able to get much done. I opted to spend the morning working remotely at Otherlands, a coffeehouse in Cooper-Young, where I enjoyed a pot of Roasted Green Tea.

I even carried my morning snack into the coffeehouse. I snacked on Carrots & Roots Spinach Hummus while I worked.

I went home for lunch (as I do most days) and had this steamy bowl of leftover Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Soup with brown rice. Even though it was warmer out, the wind made the air feel quite cool, and this soup was just what I needed.

The internet was still down at the office in the afternoon, but I went in anyway and found some off-line things to do. Around 4 p.m., I heated up my afternoon snack — half a Baked Sweet Potato with Almond Butter.

That was a perfect, hearty snack since, right after work, I went home and did the third Reset & Restore workout video (led by Jessica and emailed out by Lacy on Monday). This kept me satisfied throughout the 30-minute workout.

But afterward, I was hungry! Thankfully, I had made my dinner the night before for easy reheating. I’m all about meal prep, y’all. When I’m hungry after work, I just want to heat something up — not spend an hour cooking dinner. Anyway, tonight’s dinner was this Thai Red Curry, a recipe Lacy adapted from Cookie & Kate.

Unlike most of the recipes on this reset so far, this one didn’t have a big protein source (like beans or tempeh or tofu). Instead, it was just veggies — red and green bell pepper, onion, carrot, and kale — seasoned with the most amazing, coconut-ty red curry sauce. I do usually love having a higher protein meal, but sometimes, a veggie-based entrée hits the spot. When veggies stand alone, their flavors really shine!

Now, sadly, my internet at home is STILL NOT WORKING. So right now, I'm at Imagine Vegan Cafe stealing wifi and enjoying a yummy Berry Good Smoothie (strawberry, blueberry, almond milk, agave) for dessert. Sucks having to leave home to use wifi, but at least there a healthy dessert in it for me!

That’s it for today! Now I'm off to find a stream of Barack Obama's farewell speech (TEARS, Y'ALL!!!) that I can watch using my phone (because no internet).


Hillary said...

It's been super windy here too. Oatmeal with banana soft serve is definitely something I need to try!

Jennifer said...

Desserts and snacks are the best part of using someone else's wifi ^__~