My Reboot By The Numbers
7: The number of days I’ve successfully completed the Reboot. The same number of days that I’ve felt more clear-headed, more focused, more invigorated by the challenge of treating myself well- body, mind, and soul.
76: Days until my wedding, something that is frequently on my mind. I wanted to participate in the Reboot to detox from the stress of wedding planning and my work travel season and to shift the focus back to feeling my best for these next 76 days.
4: The number of people I’ve raved to about the skin-glowing effects of dry brushing. Seriously, my skin has never looked better.
2: Happy hours that had to be rescheduled, one to Juiceland, one to the week after the Reboot.
83: Cravings for something salty crunchy, something rich and cold, something sweet and warm from the oven.
1: Excruciating visit to Jester King Brewery to celebrate one sister’s birthday. The difficulty of being surrounded by wood-fired pizza and cold beer on a hot day cannot be understated.
2: Trips to the Greenbelt for the silence it offers, the peace, the gratitude for the lush green after a long summer.
8: Emails from Facebook, begging me to come back, to like that photo that someone tagged of me, to respond to the notifications, to spend my time clicking and refreshing and scrolling.
3: Meals at the airport where I said “No bread, thanks” and “What’s in your roasted vegetables?” and “What’s the sauce on the chicken?” and scoured the backs of packages of nuts for one that didn’t include canola oil.
3: Invigorating Ignite classes, in sunshine and in the pre-dawn hours, surrounded by strong women, enthusiastically challenging one another to be their best self, to remember that we are stronger together.
5: Recipes cooked from the Ignite ReBoot cookbook, including some pictured here, like the avocado boat and cilantro rice.
6: Additional hours of sleep over the week, six more hours for my body to rest, my mind to clear, and to prepare for the next day.
2: Epsom salt baths that soothed aching muscles and offered me a chance to stay still- to pause, to reflect, to light a candle and read a book.
2: The number of books now on my bedside table with water-wrinkled pages.
Countless: Opportunities to talk about the Reboot, to say why it is important, and to share the community of Ignite with new people that I meet. Thank you, Ignite, for encouraging us all to take 10 days to streamline our focus and renew our commitment to ourselves and our well-being.