12-Day Reboot: Neissa’s Day 1

 

Neissa Brown Springmann

by Neissa 

I start the morning off with my hot lemon water which is when I include my TBSP of apple cider vinegar and a dash of Cayenne pepper. I also fill up my Yeti cup first thing and start chipping away at my 1/2 body weight in ounces of water.

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I love the avocado boat breakfast but wanted to spice them up with some salsa. It is very filling!


For lunch I made our “wanna be” wundershowzen. My original creation didn’t taste as good as I had hoped so I added two dates and that completely did the trick!

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I found these coconut rolled dates at one of the organic grocery stores in San Deigo.  They are a the perfect sweet treat and they are very satisfying!

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I really enjoyed the roasted chicken, quinoa and asparagus. I found it to be very satisfying and even better–simple!

Aspects of the Reboot I’ve found the most difficult:  Always, always, always, eliminating caffeine is very difficult, along with the 24 hour headache that proceeds it. 

Aspects of the Re-boot I’ve enjoyed the most:  Slowing down, making sleep a priority and simplifying my meals.

Something I’ve learned about myself during the Reboot:  As long as I get to bed early enough, I don’t have to use an alarm clock to wake up. It’s great!

Tips & tricks that have helped me:  Rather than use caffeine for an energy boost, drinking lots of water gives me the boost I need, or if I can, I’ll shut my eyes for 15 minutes for a quick power nap.

The most difficult part:  Making time for an Epsom Salt bath

The intention I am focusing on most this re-boot: To slow down, be still and listen and enjoy 12 days of self-care.

img_8522Quality of sleep? Excellent! To help with sound sleep and relaxation, I purchased this lavender roll on aromatherapy roll at Sprouts. I put it on my pillows. It smells so good and I slept great!

Energy level and mood during the day?  With yesterday being day one and with no caffeine, I was extremely tired and lethargic. But because I’ve Re-Booted before, I know this is just part of the process and it will get better! 

Spiritual aspect I’ve included:  I’m trying to give myself the grace to slow down and not be so frantic throughout the day, as well as to stop for fifteen minutes or so to breathe, pray, and/or read something that feeds my spirit.   Also, each night before bed I pray and one of the things I ask God to do is to wake me when He is ready for me to wake.  This gives me great peace and comfort that I will rise when my body is fully ready and He is ready for me to start my day. 

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3 thoughts on “12-Day Reboot: Neissa’s Day 1

  1. neissa

    Upon submitting my Day 1 information, I realized that I didn’t include some very important and transparent details, which is that along with my headache, I am also feeling very lethargic, have crazy brain fog, some body aches and an very easily agitated! This definitely tells me that my body is detoxing. And, while I am thankful to be detoxing and believe in it, it’s very frustrating because I am not feeling motivated or productive, and I don’t feel like I am being my best. This all drives me bonkers.

    All that to say, per the advice of Crystal Tidmore, I practiced the bullet journaling and got my frustrated feelings out of my head/heart and onto paper, which felt very cleansing.

    Finally, the Re-Boot, like, life is an interesting blend of amazing and awful, and with that I found this great quote that I hope you enjoy as much as I did:

    “Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful, it’s ordinary, mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That just livig heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful!” LR Knost

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  2. Lynn Jobe

    Hi Neissa: I so appreciated your recent update as I could totally relate to the way you were feeling on Day 2 – Sluggish, lethargic and irritable and my caffeine withdrawal headache lasted a full 48 hours – But it is physical evidence that I’m withdrawing and cleansing all that nastiness AND I’ve lost 4.8 lbs since Monday. Another thing that I wanted to pass along is, as much as I love Apple Cider Vinegar, I can’t seem to slowly drink it. So, today instead, I did the 1TBS like a “shot,” with my cranberry H2O as the chaser… Thanks for the encouragement! On to tackle day 3! – Lynn Jobe

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  3. neissa

    That’s awesome, Lynn!…I don’t mean your headache, but I’m so glad that you are figuring out what works best for you. That’s the best part of this Re-Boot 🙂 I also hope your headache is gone. Thank you for sharing, Lynn and keep up the great work!

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