Week one complete! Committed fully to my Reboot & Reset plan for the next four weeks & already feeling so much better. I’m much less groggy and bloated. My skin is staring to glow again. Overall I feel great! Let’s remember, this isn’t about dropping pounds, it’s about revitalizing my mind, body, and soul and “My Why.”
“My Why” is too get to a place where I can be my most authentic self; I can only do that when my body (physically & mentally) feels acknowledged, healthy and loved entirely. It comes down to me and it will ultimately positively impact everything and everyone around me.
My goal for this week is to incorporate cycling on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Let’s do this Week 2!!
WEEK ONE Q&A:
Describe the past week in 3 words: Committed, Motivated & Skillful
What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week? Using DBT skills to distract myself from mindless eating at work or night eating. There were definitely moments where I wanted to reach for an extra snack, but I took a big deep breath, stayed in the present, and made the conscious choice to find something to distract me (work, YouTube, podcast, or talking to a co-worker.)
What was my biggest challenge (s) this past week? The social aspect. I’m an extrovert, and I avoided socializing this week because I knew I would already bump into enough obstacles. It was tough because the last thing I want to do is alienate myself from a good time because I’m scared of food. And sleeping! I’ve bene waking up obnoxiously early for no apparent reason.
Did you have any negative mental chatter about yourself? Actually – not much this week! I was pretty committed. I think it was the honeymoon week of the diet, where the motivation is at it’s highest.
What are my roadblocks in the upcoming week? Prepare for a slightly awkward convo with my friend that I can’t eat anything at By Chloe so going to ask if we can switch places to eat. Then, Friday night is my first real night out. Just have to make sure to go in with a plan!
What can I do right now to make the week less stressful? I’ve thought through some of my meals for the week and already signed up for cycling classes, so not very stressed.
WEEK ONE EATS:
BREAKFAST: Always an Ideal Protein “food” so I made oatmeal with Walden Farms Sugar Free Maple Syrup, a smoothie with IP protein powder, and a protein waffle (just the Ideal Protein mix + egg + baking powder).
LUNCH: I meal prepped all of my lunch when I got back from Florida. I made my salad with romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, red bell pepper & banana peppers. I switched up the protein source throughout the week. It was either:
- Baked Chicken: cubed, covered in seasoning, baked @ 450 for 15-20 minutes
- Tuna: mixed with spoonful Walden Farms Ranch Mayo, tomatoes, pickles, onions & mustard)
- Protein Chips
DINNER: My favorite meal of the day! On Ideal Protein, dinner is protein and veggies. I make sure to allocate time in my day to cook my dinner. It’s relaxing, meditative, and I love knowing exactly what I’m putting into my body! Some examples from this week were:
- Trader Joe’s Uncured Sliced Roast Beef roll-ups with asparagus and soft-eggs
- Whole Foods pan-fried sockeye salmon with sautéed vegetables in coconut oil
- Whole Foods Rotisserie Chicken with sautéed vegetables in Rao’s Marinara Sauce
- Market Pantry Boneless Sirloin Diced Pork Fried Whole Foods Cauliflower Rice with sautéed onions, mushrooms, zucchini, ginger paste, minced garlic, low-sodium Soy Sauce
- Go-To Dinner Out: Bunless burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and sauteed garlic brocclli instead of french fries + mustard
SNACKS: Various smoothies, Ready To Drink Protein Shakes (Muscle Milk, GNC Total Lean Drink, Premier Protein), Protein Bars (Quest, IP, Simply Protein, or GNC Total Lean Lean Bar), Protein Chips (Quest, IP, Protes Chips)
Weight: Week 0 172, Week 1 163.2