Today, I completed Challenge #3!
Challenge 1 / Week 1: The Reset at work. Challenge 2 / Week 1: The Reset at a conference. Challenge 3 / Week 2: The Reset at a retirement dinner.
- Challenge 4 / Week 2: The Reset at a 24-hour Oscar-nominated best pictures marathon (in a movie theater).
- Challenge 5 / Week 3: The Reset during mourning and a funeral service.
(By the way, if you’ve been keeping track of the dates of this blog, you’ll know that I am a little behind on my blog posts (I’m currently on day 12), but I’m going to post as if I’m not.)
This day was a marathon. Today, I made all of our meals for tomorrow. Why? Well, tomorrow, I am attending a 24-hour Oscar-nominated best pictures showcase. I attended this event last year, and it was so much fun! It is ill timed this year, as it occurs over the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. It is great to go to this event and get free refills on large sodas and popcorn with butter, eat other movie-theater goodies like nachos and candy, drink lots of coffee, and walk away feeling like a sleep-deprived gorged zombie. But, not this year! I made all of my meals, will bring all of the supplements, and stick to the Reset! No caffeine! I’ll let you know how it goes.
Anyway, today was a challenging day on the Reset because I had to modify the Reset schedule to attend an evening dinner event. I had a plate full of apples, berries, and watermelon for breakfast (not pictured because I’m sure you’re bored of seeing photos of fruit by now). Lunch was leftover sweet potato and red pepper bisque from last night (glorious even reheated) and a Greek salad (no chicken or pine nuts). Then things got a little tricky.
Tonight, I was scheduled to attend one of my work colleague’s retirement party, which was an early dinner to be held at an Afghan restaurant. Not only would finding something to eat at the restaurant be a challenge, but figuring out how to fit this into my Reset schedule was a challenge! Ultimately, I decided to swap the optional snack with dinner. So, my day would go as follows: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack (supplements remaining the same). This worked rather well!
I was pretty good at dinner. I am always happy to indulge in a boozy beverage in a social situation where others are drinking. However this time, I abstained. We ordered a bunch of appetizers for the table, and I only had about a tablespoon of hummus that I scooped onto a raw tomato. No dumplings or fried pastries for me!
For dinner, I had the vegetarian platter, which comprised sauteed spinach, eggplant, and pumpkin (no rice). There is a picture of it below. I took this photo from someone else, so this is not actually what I ate exactly. I asked for mine without yogurt since we can’t have it on week 2. Also, after having a taste of the pumpkin, I asked for a substitute and got more eggplant. God, do I love the sauteed pumpkin at this restaurant. Unfortunately, it was really sweet, and after asking the waitress, I learned that it had added sugar in it. Too bad. Anyway, the spinach and eggplant was delicious, and I don’t think I deviated from the Reset at all by enjoying these two. I hope not, anyway.
Day 10 Dinner (Not Included in Recipe Guide) (No Yogurt Option Not Pictured)
I’ve been pretty good at avoiding the need for snacks, which you are only supposed to have after lunch if you don’t think you can make it until dinner. Since I had an early dinner, and went out on this Friday night to attend a concert (I refuse to be a hermit on the Reset!), I had a Reset-approved snack when I got home of corn and blueberries.