Friday, May 4, 2012

Phase 1 - Reclaim

It's the end of day four of the Reset and I can honestly say, I think I made it.  Yes, I realize this is 21 days, but given previous participant's feedback, days 3-4 are the hardest.  So does that mean I've passed the hurdle?  Hmmmm....not quite.

Difficulties and Obstacles
The most difficult adjustment for me has been no exercise.  Sweating is what makes me feel alive.  Having a great knock me down workout is what gives me the energy I need throughout the day.  So having to give that up is truly like taking away the blankey from the child.  It's hard for me to process that the rest is good.  As much as I want to 'bend' the rules just a bit, I know that if I truly trust this process, I will realize that the rest is what my body needs most.

The other difficult obstacle - hunger.  I am very used to eating very frequently and grazing throughout the day.  Having to give up the comfort of mid-morning oatmeal or my afternoon Chocolate Shakeology delight is tough. But as the days progress, I'm realizing the hunger is much more of a mental release than physical.  Eating out of habit rather than hunger is a hard thing to break.  Therefore, I'm trusting this process.

New Discoveries
I love to cook!  WHAT?  With very detailed grocery lists and a complete daily menu, what seemed like difficult meals in the past are actually quite simple and will forever become a staple on our rotation far beyond this Reset.  Never would I have ever thought I'd be making sushi with my husband.  AND like it!

I will no longer ever buy a dressing off the shelf after learning how to create the most fantastic blends from scratch.  The aroma alone is simply amazing.  Fruit has never tasted so fresh.  Food just tastes better when it is pretty and colorful, exactly what is intended for our bodies.

I'm a little embarrassed to admit, but other than leftovers, I have never packed my husband's lunch.  I'm doing that now.  There is something so traditional about preparing everything from scratch and packing it containers.  So much love goes into the process.  I'm focusing on the beauty of food and it is a true statement of my love to prepare this for him.  My thoughts about food were very differenet before the Reset.

I'm so proud of my husband for doing this with me.  It's not that much of a stretch for me to eat tempeh and seaweed and miso soup, but it's a giant leap for him and he's been such an awesome support.  I couldn't do this without him.  Amazing how food can bring about such an awareness and closeness.

Stay week begins the Detox.   Intrigued to start your own Reset?  Join me!  Here's how!

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