RESET Days 1 – 4

So four days are down, eight to go! In case you missed the first post, you can read about RESET HERE. With my outdoor fitness group One Element, I have basically cut out gluten, dairy, sugar and alcohol for 12 days. There is also a 3 minute work out every morning, and 30 – 60 minutes work out everyday, except for today because today is rest day, wahoo! So here is a little update if you’re interested…

Above are a few of the meals I’ve been eating (all recipes HERE). Lots of porridge for breakfast, salads with lots of protein, curries/ stews, and Coconut Yogurt, yo. I spent a ridic amount in Planet Organic but I figured I’m saving money due to having no social life this week, ha. All the meals have been delicious and filling and not once have I felt starving hungry. Usually I have a habit of snacking when I’m bored, but I’ve been trying to listen to my body more and actually only snack when I’m hungry (on nuts, seeds (THESE), veggies and homemade hummus, and fruit). I’ve also tried to stop eating when I’m full and this has gone pretty well apart from this amazing lentil dal with grilled aubergine when I may have had seconds thirds.

I thought the sugar cravings would be worse at the beginning and then get better but actually they’ve been worse the last couple of days, mostly in the evenings. Last night my brother was drinking a hot chocolate next to me and I asked if I could sniff it (and I did). Yep, that’s how desperate I was haha.

I’ve really enjoyed this so far. Every morning I’ve been waking up and doing:
20 secs press ups
10 secs straight arm plank
20 secs Russian twist
10 secs V sit
20 secs lunge
10 secs holding a low split squat
and repeat!

This isn’t very difficult, just a warm up, but I might try and continue after these 12 days to tone up. In the evenings I’ve been going to the one hour One Element work outs, doing a 6K run, or sprinted up and down hills for half an hour. I under-estimated how time consuming this would be after work and trying to fit everything in has been hard so I’ve been getting up early too. On Tuesday night I felt exhausted and everything ached slightly. But rest day today so, yah.

It’s been great doing the diet stuff with other people as we’ve been meal planning together. All in all, it’s not been as hard as I thought (a hell of a lot easier than a 3 day juice diet I tried in January and failed after 5 hours, collapsed on the floor wailing before going to eat a chicken burger and chips at the pub). Have you ever done/ tried a juice/ diet cleanse?

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    October 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Love this post, so inspiring! I wish I could get up early in the mornings but the dark just makes me crawl back into bed. I reckon I could force myself to do the morning exercise though – good plan! x

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    Polly Rowan
    October 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Yep it literally takes 3 minutes and then you are warm enough to jump in the shower! 🙂 I find it hard to do proper exercise in the mornings too. x

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