New Year, New Goals: Day 1 of the 3 Day Refresh

New Year, New Goals: Day 1 of the 3 Day Refresh

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season!  As always the holidays were busy, but good.  It is also a time to reflect on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we want to go in different aspects of our lives.  One of the things I want to work on in 2017 is my nutrition.  For me this is definitely an area of continual learning!

In order to get back on track Dave and I decided to do the 3 Day Refresh.  It is a 3 day plant based cleanse.  It is a super mini version of the Ultimate Reset that I did back in September.  There are many reasons people decide to do a cleanse:  weight loss, jump start healthy eating, get ready for a specific event.   Dave and I decided that after the holidays filled with cheer and lots of yummy cookies we wanted to do this together to get back on track with healthy eating!

Day 1:  I am going to post a pic of what I ate today.  I want to share it because I know sometimes the thought of a cleanse can sound intimidating.  When I first looked into all of this I was like “no way – I won’t be able to do it and I will constantly be in the bathroom.”  I will tell you that I feel really good so far.  I am in the bathroom peeing a lot!  It isn’t just about the cleanse, I am also drinking lots of water which we all should be doing each day anyway.  Meal prep is the key!  I have 4 children that still need dinner so having Dave’s and my dinner ready to go was so helpful tonight!  This afternoon was the hardest.  My “go to” snack tends to be a spoonful of peanut butter with dark chocolate chips.  I was craving peanut butter or something crunchy – not necessarily because I was hungry, but that is my usual ritual.  It is hard to break habits!  This is when I have to DIG DEEP and remember why I started.  If you don’t do something different than you’ve been doing, change can’t happen.

One of the biggest lessons I continue to learn since I started my fitness journey 2 years ago is to ENJOY the journey and be open to new things!  I am learning to love the skin I am in right now and enjoying setting goals for myself along the way.  Life is too short not to ENJOY it!

Stay tuned for day 2!