I started out my fifth day with warm lemon water as usual. I drink this as I’m packing lunches and getting my kids off to school. I don’t like coffee or tea, so putting lemon water in a coffee mug helps me feel as though I am having a morning treat. I take a probiotic with the lemon water and then wheatgrass which helps boost my energy in the morning since I don’t have caffeine.
After taking the kids to school, I made a breakfast for my husband (He is joining me on this journey) and me. Eggs, avocado, fresh salsa from Central Market, a slice the Whole 30 approved Pederson’s bacon (no sugar) from Whole Foods and orange slices.
I did some work on my computer and then went for a 45 min. interval walk/run around my neighborhood with our dog. I always like to use an app like Interval Timer that will tell me when to run and when to walk. It pushes you to keep it up and I need that!
I had meetings off and on all day, so I needed something quick for lunch. I made a protein smoothie with spinach, strawberries, blueberries and almond milk.
It was such a beautiful day, so I wanted to get more sunshine. After my last meeting ended at 1:45pm, I enjoyed journaling/reading on our front porch. I loved the quiet time and the heat of the sun on my back. It reminded me to do this more often as it was much easier to think clearly on the porch than being inside looking at the clutter and to-do list. Before I left to pick up the kids from school, I grabbed an apple and almond butter as a snack.
I was scheduled to volunteer at an event at my daughter’s school from 4-6:30pm. Since I didn’t plan ahead, dinner at home wasn’t really an option starting that late. We headed to our neighborhood Mexican restaurant – asked for no chips and I had a salad with grilled chicken and onions, avocado, no cheese and just used limes as the dressing.
Aspects of the Re-boot 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 some of my work and emails at night. I am really trying to let the things go that can be done tomorrow and just put it away.
Aspects of the Re-boot I’ve enjoyed the most: As I said above, the sun is out and it has felt almost like summer, so being outside journaling, walking, or riding bikes with the kids has been extra fun.
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! I also got this new JosephJoseph water bottle that keeps count of how many times you fill it up each day using the dots on top (I can easily lose track). My goal is to get to 4 every day with just room temp water. I then add in my lemon water and cranberry water with ice and I have made my daily goal.
The intention I am focusing on this Re-boot: Sleep! I am trying to get settled in bed much earlier than normal and not look at my phone.