I have almost finished WEEK ONE of a 21 day Reset Program. Before I started many people told me that the first week would be the most difficult. They warned me I would be tired and my body would be going through a lot of adjustments but I didn’t think much about it. The recipes were pretty familiar from when I used to compete (lean chicken, fish, veggies, etc.), the water plan seemed intense but I drink water all day while working (or so I thought), and I prepped all my meals on Saturday to keep things simple during the week. I was ready to go!
Well, the first week was definitely tough. It didn’t make it any easier that Monday night I got very little sleep due to a family emergency. Monday and Tuesday I found it challenging to meet the water requirements and was full from drinking so much water that I could barely eat lunch or dinner (but I did). As the week went on I still struggled with water and became more tired and had some headaches from weaning myself off of caffeine.
I have learned that even though I eat healthy most of the time, my portion sizes are larger than they need to be and that I need to slow down when I eat and pay attention to how my body responds to what I am consuming. I swayed from the menu one night last week to go out to dinner with my dad. I made a not so healthy choice and boy did I pay for it. I could have picked something else on the menu and I knew that type of food has hurt my stomach in the past so WHY did I choose it anyway???
After six full days I woke up this morning with no coffee cravings and haven’t had any temptations for sugar products. I feel less tired today, less bloated, I am down a few pounds and eager to begin WEEK TWO!