RESET Days 5 – 8

I’m now more than halfway into RESET, the healthy eating and exercise programme which I’m currently taking part in, hurrah! For the past 8 days I’ve cut out all refined sugar, gluten, alcohol, and dairy (read more about it HERE). Here’s a little bit about the progress, if you’re interested…

I realised when I embarked on the weekend just gone that I can’t actually remember the last time I didn’t drink over a weekend. How awful is that? Every weekend I will go out with friends on Friday and/or Saturday night and therefore will often be nursing a hangover for half the weekend. It was kind of refreshing not to drink, and I got up early both days and didn’t feel so tired. I hung out with friends for dinner and a movie on Friday night and I did miss sweet movie snacks, especially as a friend brought round a giant bar of Dairy Milk chocolate ahhh (not purposely of course). Everyone at work also had pavlova (ma fave) and wine on Friday afternoon while I sat eating carrot sticks, sob.

I’d like to say that I now don’t miss sugar but I DO. I’ve had lots of delicious food though – the beautiful salad selection above was put together by my talented mama and was divine. My boyf and I also treated ourselves to a raw food lunch at Nama on Sunday (more on that in another post).

It’s been a little more relaxed on the exercise front around here… I had a hard work out on Saturday at One Element and I’m still aching. But my long Sunday evening run was cancelled when it started monsooning with rain outside. However I’m planning to be back on it today.

I didn’t plan on focusing on weight when I started out on this, but I weighed myself at the beginning anyway (for the first time in years, yikes!). A week later, and somehow I’ve put on a little which is disheartening. I’m not letting it annoy me too much as I know that muscle weighs a lot more, and even so, I’m doing my body good this two weeks anyway.

How was your weekend? x

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    Becky : : accooohtrements blog
    October 13, 2014 at 11:18 am

    i've given up sugar a few times, i always find the first 3 days so, SO hard but then my cravings disappear. i usually use a low-fat hot chocolate to see me through it 🙂

    becky :: accooohtrements.wordpress.com

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      Polly Rowan
      November 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Wow that's inspiring, I'll give that a go!

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    Tamzin Pettitt
    October 13, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I was nursing a hangover Sunday! Love the look of that salad yummy!

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