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12-Day Reboot: Delaine’s Day

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DelaineTeeple

by Delaine 

3 Days Down! I started out my third day with warm lemon water.  I drink this as I’m packing lunches and getting my kids off to school. I think just having that lemon water in my hand has helped me slow down and not rush my kids as much.  It is a reminder that I am going to be intentional about my day, and that I am doing something for myself! I usually don’t think about me until everyone is out the door 🙂

img_0978Once they were off to school, I made a smoothie for me and my husband (He is joining me on this journey). I used our cranberry water as the base and then added protein powder, kale, lemon slices, organic frozen mixed berries and ice.

I did some work on my computer and then went for a 45 min. interval walk/run around my neighborhood.  I used the Running
for Weight Loss app that was one of the ones highlighted in the blog article here.  I like to be told when to run, when to stop and how far I have gone.  This app is great as it does all of that and more.  You can pick different levels and  it even has tons of playlists for you!

I needed something quick to grab as I was getting dressed because I had to be at my son’s school to volunteer during lunch. I make these protein balls and keep them in my freezer or fridge to grab when needed. I usually use unsweetened peanut butter, a little honey and roll them in oats. This time I used almond butter and didn’t include the honey (not as good). I grabbed a few of those and an apple and was out the door.  I ate leftover chicken, sweet potatoes and salad for a late lunch after I volunteered.

I had quite a slump in the afternoon. I do not drink caffeine, so the headaches and other

img_0989-2symptoms of no caffeine do not effect me the first few days. I do, however, grab for something sugary in the afternoons, so by Day 3 I’m in sugar detox.  I was dying for a piece of chocolate or some of my kid’s candy 🙂  I opted for lots of water with hummus and carrots and some dried fruit instead. For dinner, I made Atlantic Cod and veggies steamed in foil and served it with a brown rice/quinoa mix and salad with avocado.

Aspects of the Reboot I’ve found the most difficult: I have found the social media/technology turn-off the hardest. I have a busy week, so I have had to do my work and volunteer emails at night.  I have tried my hardest to turn it off early, but this week hasn’t allowed for that. I have not gotten to bed as early as I would like either. 

Aspects of the Re-boot I’ve enjoyed the most: I love the Epsom salt baths. I did them the first 2 days with the body brushing. I also put sesame oil on my skin before bathing.  It doesn’t smell the best but it helps in the detoxing even more and makes my skin feel great.

Tips & tricks that have helped me: I can’t handle the taste of apple cider vinegar.  I have learned that if I put a couple of teaspoons in cranberry water with lots of ice, I can drink it! 

The intention I am focusing on this re-boot: Not looking at social media. I have found myself just clicking on it and scrolling before I even realize what I’m doing.  It has gotten to be a habit, and I am thrilled that this re-boot will help me break it!

Spiritual aspect I’ve enjoyed: Because this week has been a full one for me, I have not had time to sit down to journal yet. I am looking forward to that. I have, however, been more in the moment and prayed throughout my day. I think my mind is clearer with eating clean and without as much technology. It has made me be able to see all of the things I am grateful for and give all of my worries to God throughout the day.

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12-Day Reboot: Molly’s Day 2

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Molly Daniels

by Molly 

We’ve completed day 2 – congratulations! My goal for this Re-Boot is different from past ones. My main focus is the social media detox and technology turn-off. My goal every night has been to put my phone away so I stop checking emails, Instagram and texts after 5:30/6:00pm so I can spend quality time with my husband (and also to give my eyes and brain a break). I’ve been failing miserably at this recently, and that is the biggest reason I’ve been excited for this fall Re-Boot! So far, so good. I feel so much lighter!

img_4899My day started with making yummy cranberry water for the road and apple cider vinegar. I can’t smell, so it doesn’t bother me at all to put a tablespoon in my water! I was running short on time so I missed my lemon water but will make up for it this week. I had a lot of things on my mind and needed some alone time to breathe and img_4900clear my head, so I headed out to walk the 3 mile loop around the lake, which I rarely get to do. I enjoyed listening to my country music and tuning out what was going on around me. I delved deep into my thoughts and took in the fresh air and the beauty of the
lake. It was just what I needed to start my day!

I came home to answer many emails and complete other work tasks, and by the time I looked up, it was past 12:00. My stomach was growling, which is never a good sign because img_4901that meant I was past the point of hunger. I threw together all the veggies, hummus and avocado I had in the fridge and made a little hodge podge lunch. I’m a pescatarian, and I don’t like to cook or even take the time to think about it, so it’s rare I get enough protein in my diet. Protein has been my focus since the first Re-Boot, and I’m still working on it.

I hit my 2:30pm usual slump, but I instantly felt better when I arrived at Caraway Elementary to teach my class for the teachers! They always bring me such joy. We had an awesome workout completing 450 exercises! They were all smiles afterwards. 🙂

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The evening turned out to be much busier than I had planned, however, I was in a great mood after class, so I was ready to take it on. I did notice I had a bit of a headache, so I drank lots of water throughout the late afternoon. I enjoyed my yummy salmon and veggies for dinner and went off to bed for a great night’s sleep!

Aspects of the Re-Boot I’ve enjoyed the most: Social media detox and technology turn-off! It feels so good to turn my phone on vibrate and the ‘do not disturb’ mode. I even turn my phone over so I don’t see it light up! It makes me feel like the technology part of my day is over and I’m moving on to other things.

The most difficult part: Not eating my chips and salsa!

Quality of sleep? I’m naturally a really good sleeper. Over the course of the last four months, I’ve noticed I haven’t been sleeping as well every night, and it irritates me. I have slept so soundly and comfortably Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night, and I have to say that it’s because I’ve shut my phone down early and have turned my brain off.

Spiritual aspect I’ve included: I was given the Jesus Calling book for my birthday this year from a very close friend. It has made all the difference in my days. If I don’t have the chance to read it in the morning, I make time during the afternoon or before bed. I’m focusing on being grateful for many things every day.