I am so close to being done with this reset I can taste it! This is the point in the program where the sheer volume of salad starts to be a bit much for me. Not because I don't like salad...but because I dislike eating essentially the same kind of salad every. single. day. It starts to get old, especially in week 3 because the grains are gone so you are eating a fruit and vegetable (with oils and seasonings) diet for the most part. If I were in charge of the reset I would have way more hot lunch items (and some totally hot lunch items) in the program. But alas, I'm not the one in charge of that, I just work here :) I will stop complaining about my rabbit food to say that I do like the variations of dinners this phase. I did learn that for the lemon pepper kale that doubling the lemon juice was NOT necessary to double the recipe...noted. Last night I didn't double the lemon juice and it was much better. But other than that, everything has been delicious. One of my favorite perks of the reset is learning all the different ways I can prepare vegetables and still like them. This was a skill I simply did not have pre-reset and to me a vital skill for anyone trying to eat healthier. I also realize how my taste buds have changed. The first go round some of these meals were flat out disgusting to me. The edamame dish...I hated it. This time I did not, I actually liked it. The kale doesn't taste flavorless/gross. Veggies not steamed/boiled/cooked to a mush are all good. My taste buds changing is something I didn't thoroughly appreciate until the past few weeks. I knew my diet was very different and the cravings were diminished but I don't think I realized I had actually acquired a taste for these vegetables over the past 7 months.
Oh what else? Ah yes, what you really care about...my weight. As of the morning of day 15 (so 2 full weeks in) I had lost 19.5 lbs and crossed into the over 70 lbs total lost club! I'm now buying most of my little summer dresses in size large except for a few dress shapes where I still need an XL because I am a true pear and have junk in the trunk. It's kind of trippy and I still buy stuff in the wrong size when I don't try stuff on a lot because I forget that I don't need the XXL anymore and I can walk into a lot of stores and just buy what I want because I can find it in a size that fits. Trippy.
I do know that I cannot WAIT do you hear me? WAIT to get back on INSANITY in a few weeks. Now that my body is slimming down and getting rid of the excess, I so am ready to get to sweating and get toned and slimmed down more in inches, especially in my legs, hips, and arms. Those three areas are my problem areas and with the strength + cardio combo in INSANITY I'm pretty sure that I will be able to tone this slimmer body a lot with this round. The challenge pack sale is over, but you can still join the Insaniacs on Facebook by sending me an invite on my FB page. There are 6 of us and growing that will be tackling this program in a few weeks. If you need the program you still have plenty of time to order and new orders of an INSANITY challenge pack will receive a welcome to the team package from me with a shaker cup and some Shakeology packets to get you started while you wait for your order to be processed and sent.
And I leave you with this, a new updated full body photo. I posted this on IG earlier this week, it's from a shopping trip to Old Navy in one of my new size L dresses. No I don't know why I cross my legs weirdly when I'm standing, it's something I do because I'm an awkward nerd when it comes to posing :)