Well, there is a light at the end of the tunnel after all. I just completed 2 weeks of the Beachbody Ultimate Reset! Only one more week left to go! I must admit that I’m rather terrified of the final week that I begin tomorrow. I’ll only be eating fruit for breakfast. Other meals will have more variety, but I’m skeptical of the ability of fruit to hold me over until lunch. Not only is there no meat or animal protein in the week ahead (child’s play, did that last week), but it doesn’t look like there’s even any grains in the final week. No brown rice, quinoa, or millet. Will I go mad? We’ll see.
Like the week prior, detox actually wasn’t that difficult for me. I actually liked the taste of the detox supplement, which you mix into 12 ounces of distilled water. It’s texture was a little strange, but the taste was fine – tasted like lemons. On a personal note, I, um, eliminated every day this week, which is a new habit. I did not experience any skin rashes or acne. While some people complain of constantly being cold throughout the detox week (since your blood is moving from your extremities to your internal organs), I did not really experience much coldness, even in the winter. Though, my hands have felt a bit more stiff, and I feel like I have experienced light headedness on occasion. I attribute it to the redirection of blood flow. Some people experience emotional outbursts, and I haven’t really had that either. Detox treated me well. What can I say?
My husband somehow ended up with an extra detox supplement packet at the end of this week. Hmm. I’m wondering if he skipped a supplement or Beachbody gave him extra. It’s a mystery.
As for the food, today, I started with a fresh fruit plate of apples and various berries (blueberries, raspberries, etc.). For lunch, since I never got the Kabocha squash, I unfortunately had to miss out on the Kabocha squash soup. Bummer because I love squash soups! I replaced the soup with pinto beans and rice (see day 8). By the way, the pinto beans and rice recipe is one of the most solid, easiest, go-to recipes in this book. I’ve used it at least three times this week. Great for the Reset if you don’t have much time to prepare lunch.
Dinner was a new recipe! Dinner included edamame and roasted corn succotash, and lemon pepper kale. Both dishes on their own were wonderful, though, together, it was a bit too much acidity for me (lemon juice, lime juice, vinegar, etc.). The picture below shows our kale in a bowl that is way to big for the kale. Oops. Let’s just say I had an artistic vision.
Day 14 Dinner