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10-Day Reboot: Catherine’s Day 1

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Getting my "outside time" in as much as possible -- a great excuse was enjoying the sunset, distraction-free!

Getting my “outside time” in as much as possible — a great excuse was enjoying the sunset, distraction-free!

by Catherine Sanderson

by Catherine Sanderson

Morning lemon water with no phone distractions -- so nice!

Morning lemon water with no phone distractions — so nice!

With my pregnancy, I told myself I was going to eat as clean as possible, not just for me, but of course for the benefit of the little human inside me. Well… I did great during my first trimester, but the second trimester has come with the craziest sweet tooth, and unfortunately I completely fell off the wagon and have been eating sweets like crazy! And with all I know about health and nutrition, I know that just can’t be good.  So, needless to say, I was really excited for the Reboot to start to get back on track and have a fresh start of cleaner eating for my pregnancy and to balance my healthy habits during such an important time in my, and my future baby’s health.

Snack & work time: apples (with the seeds!) and natural, unsweetened, organic peanut butter

Snack & work time: apples (with the seeds!) and natural, unsweetened, organic peanut butter (I made sure to bring this with me b/c I knew I wouldn’t be able to find it in the stores in Port A)

It turned out that day 1 of the Reboot for me was over my family’s long weekend beach trip to Port Aransas.  “Cleansing” on vacation has looked a little different than it would at home, but it’s always good to figure out that you can make it work no matter where you are!

Aspect of the Re-boot I’m enjoying the most:
So far, I’m liking most what the technology turn-off and break from social media are doing for me. Waking up knowing that my only option was to get ready for the day, make my lemon water and sit outside and stare at the ocean for 15 minutes as opposed to checking emails or scanning Instagram on my phone was so freeing! I found myself really soaking in the relaxing moments a lot more than I would have if I knew I could look at my friends’ and family’s pictures any time I’m sitting down.

Breakfast: scrambled eggs, avocado & tomatoes -- all with some olive oil & salt & pepper

Breakfast: scrambled eggs, avocado & tomatoes — all with some olive oil & salt & pepper

Also, it was great at night excusing myself from the TV watching (we were just watching whatever was on) to go read for 30 minutes before falling asleep. It was a great, relaxing way to cap off my night and get ready for bed.

I’ve also found the journaling to be a great system for accountability for mindless snacking, knowing I’ll have to write everything down that I eat. It’s also made me pay more attention and ask myself how I felt all day and how I feel first thing when I wake up. I’m excited to see those things  change over the course of the Reboot!

It was helpful to have the journal out on the table staring at me all day, keeping me accountable

It was really helpful to have the journal out on the table staring at me all day, keeping me accountable

Through the food journaling, I also realized that I naturally reach for and eat a lot more fruit throughout the day, and not so many vegetables. So, I’m going to make it a goal over the 10 days to flip that ratio & make my journal each day filled with more veggies than fruits!

It’s not easy, but I am feeling newly empowered. I’m realizing that getting back on track just takes some willpower and knowing you’re trying hard alongside a group of friends!

My dessert vs. everyone else's: Cranberry ACV "Cocktail" vs. Nestle cookies. The cookie smell was taunting me!

My vacation dessert vs. everyone else’s: Cranberry ACV “Cocktail” vs. Nestle cookies. The fresh-baked cookie smell was taunting me! But the cocktail felt  surprisingly like a treat and curbed the craving

Exercise time: dragged the husband along for a 30-minute beach walk :)

Exercise time: I dragged the husband along for a 30-minute beach walk 🙂 Not a bad way to fit it in, but this will obviously change when I’m back home!

10-Day Body Re-boot: Neissa’s Day 1

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by Neissa

by Neissa

On Sunday, I made a big pot of brown beans, brown rice and purchased a few rotisserie chickens. This has made it really easy to create a Chipotle style bowl. I throw some avocado and hot sauce on it and it’s very satisfying and filling. If I had salsa I’d put that on it as well.

I also love our “Wanna Be Wondershozen” smoothie recipe in our Re-boot Booklet.  It’s delicious and extremely filling. It’s great as a meal replacement for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it allows me to get plenty of protein, two whole cups of spinach and great omegas and fiber (I get my hemp protein powder from Whole Foods).IMG_0824

As for a snack, I love plain goats milk yogurt with walnuts and berries. The goats milk yogurt is thick and creamy, like the Greek yogurt, but isn’t dairy. I don’t need to sweeten mine but it can be sweetened by adding a few drops of vanilla Stevia to it (I get all of my stevia from Whole Foods).IMG_0822

  • Aspect of the Re-Boot I’m finding most difficult: Grabbing my usual snacks/chocolate.
  • Aspects of the Re-Boot I’m enjoying most: There are a few: I am enjoying the focusing on getting more rest. I gave up caffeine over the weekend and started getting 7-9 hours of sleep then, and I haven’t missed a day of good sleep yet. I was not expecting to feel this good so early in the Re-Boot. I am also enjoying not having so many food options to choose from. Last night when I wanted my ususal chocolate/evening snack, I was forced to go with food that was healthy as well as cranberry water and my hot lemon water. My cravings were satisfied. I feel really good!
  • How was your energy level throughout the day?  Surprisingly, my energy has been great so far. I didn’t think tis was possible without caffeine!
  • Are you having any specific cravings? Yes, chocolate in the evening.
  • Other observations: I’m just really enjoying being more conscious about my hydration, the food I am eating and sleep — self-care in general.
  • Tips/tricks: Hydration is my trick to my cravings, especially when my cravings aren’t “justified” and I’ve eaten plenty. I also keep hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator so I can have a quick protein snack on the go.