Reboot Tips + {Love Yourself MORE}

Day 1 complete!  Here's an honest look at the first day of a Reboot.  I woke up excited to start, surprisingly refreshed given the hectic evening a few hours earlier.   It was actually the first night I EVER remember writing a to-do list for what I needed to accomplish between 8PM and 11.  Whew!!  So I started with the lovely cinnamon apple bake, but by 10:15AM I was really hungry.  I fought it by drinking another glass of water and snacking on a few sugar snap peas (don't worry, that's just their name.. there's no actual sugar!)                    Pic above from Pinterest.                  I was never happier to see a spinach salad for lunch.  I devoured it and savored it at the same time, if that's even possible!  I had lots of energy through the afternoon, and sipped more green tea before I left work. 

When I got home, I went on a jog with Babycakes!  I was feeling so energized, I put the "Couch to 5K" plan aside, and ran the entire 20 minutes instead.  Woot woot! I feel aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivvvvvvvvve! LOL. And in this picture, I look like an Amazonian giant!!

For dinner, I enjoyed some sauteed carrots and snow peas with a 1 Tbsp of orange ginger stirfry sauce and a small side salad... (AND a couple bites of Babycakes' sweet potato fries!)

So now all I have to say is: Day 2, bring it. :)

Here's a couple Reboot tips:

  1. Drink lots of water. 64 - 100 ounces.
  2. Drink hot green tea if (when) you feel hungry.
  3. Juice your meal first, then prep other family members' meals... so you can sip on your juice or munch on veggies while cooking. 
  4. Find support - it's sooooooo much easier to do something if you partner with others who agree with your cause and will help encouarge you.  Know you will always find support here on this blog and on my active Facebook community!  And you can always email me directly: kelly (at)!
  5. Plan ahead.  Pack your lunch.  Bring snacks.  Don't find yourself in a situation where you feel you HAVE to make a bad choice.
  6. Slow down a bit. Though I broke this rule last night, I will be slowing it down from here on out - walking instead of running until I'm through the Reboot.  But not just exercise, slow down your life.  Simplify.  Focus on the things that really matter.
  7. Find your motivation and refer back to it.  Often.
  8. Love yourself more.  You're worth this.  Stay strong!

Thanks everyone for your nice comments on yesterday's post.  It means so much to me that you're on this journey with me.

My friend Lauren, and fellow healthy living blogger, brought up a question (below) about calorie count on this plan.  I think it's worth mentioning to EVERYONE that a Reboot is meant to be a short-term thing (though people with LOTS of weight to lose, like 100+, have found it successful to do longer, like in the movie "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead").  It is meant to "reboot" / reprogram your body to crave healthy things... instead of the sugars, fats, and other convenience foods we tend to fill up on.  The REAL WORK is AFTER your Reboot.  The real work for me was after the intial 8lb weight loss, making healthy choices every day after that to lose another 40 pounds.  I hope that my blog can show you what a healthy happy life looks like and how to get there.  

First step - kill that sugar craving.