I love starting my day with hot lemon water in an inspiring coffee cup. About a year ago I began adding a dash of Cayenne pepper for extra cleansing.
Breakfast: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats with organic blueberries. I also made an an over easy egg for extra protein and fat.
Snack: Yogurt Parfait includes plain coconut yogurt, dry gluten free rolled oats and blueberries. For a very hearty lunch, I will also make myself a yogurt/smoothie bowl and include a half cup of a high protein fruit smoothie with a half cup of coconut yogurt, raspberries and a gluten free rolled oats.
Hydration: Alkaline Water – I recently learned about the benefits of Alkaline Water so I try to drink this giant bottle as often as possible. Personally, I think what’s most important is to stay hydrated, alkaline water or not.
Time outdoors: With my sister, niece and nephew in town, going to the beach is a must. Therefore, we were able to spend several hours at the beach and enjoyed the fresh air, ocean breeze and sunshine!
Aspects of the Reboot I’ve found the most difficult: With every Re-boot that I’ve participated in, the difficulty aspects vary, as they are based upon what’s currently going on in our life. What I haven’t been able to figure out in a while are Epsom salt baths, which I love!!! Sadly, they aren’t on my radar and I inevitably always forget about them. I also struggle with eliminating caffeine. To be honest, my goal is to reduce the amount I drink. The other aspect that I have recently found difficult is technology turnoff. I have gotten in the habit of reading the news on my phone before going to bed. I am so tired at night that it doesn’t seem to keep me awake, however I know that in order to get sound sleep, I need to put-the-phone-down!
Re-boot components I am enjoyed the most: Surprisingly, I now love body brushing! I do it while I am in my shower (so wet body brushing) and it feels so good to my skin—like an exfoliant! I enjoy focusing on getting good sleep, being intentional with what and how I eat as well as adequate hydration.
Tips & tricks that have helped me: Having large bottles of water or water bottles filled, as well as keeping the cranberry cocktail made at all times.
The most difficult part: My sister and her children are visiting from Cedar Park, TX, so starting the Re-boot has been a bit tricky. I have learned to do my best and when I “mess up,” I don’t beat myself up over it and just continue on. One such example was the stop at In & Out Burger. While everyone else had a hamburger, I had a lettuce wrap burger with no cheese. It was delish!
The parts that I have incorporated into my life: Body brushing, eliminating corn, dairy and gluten, high protein/low carbs, probiotics, lemon water, wheat grass supplements, and adequate hydration.
New findings: I just can’t squeeze an Epsom salt bath in at the last minute. I have to plan ahead and get my kids fed and bathed so as soon as my husband gets home I can hand the kiddos off to him and begin my soaking.
The intention I am focusing on this Re-boot: Hydration
Quality of sleep: Very good
Energy level and mood during the day: So far so good!
Spiritual aspect I’ve enjoyed: I really enjoy slowing down, being more intentional and bullet journaling.