Happy Motivation Monday! There’s nothing like a new beginning (beginning of the year, beginning of a season, beginning of a new job, or whatever it might be) to motivate us to get off to a fresh, new start. So, with the start of Fall yesterday, I’m embarking on a “Fall Reset” … care to join me?
My motivation for doing a reset stemmed from noticing that I’ve been dipping into the candy jar and scooping into the ice cream a little more than usual recently. For me, the Fall Reset is not about losing weight, and it’s not about restricting food (I intend to eat just as much as usual … after all, I need to keep fueling my workouts! It’ll just be a little cleaner for this week). It’s certainly not about one of those too-intense (in my opinion) cleanses that allow you to only drink maple syrup and cayenne pepper. First, I don’t think that’s healthy, and second, I love food too much!
What the Fall Reset IS about (for me) is emphasizing the fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats, and water, and limiting the added sugar and processed foods (similar to what I did during the week I did an Added Sugar Challenge!). So, it’s kind of what I try to do every day, just with a little more focus for this week. Here’s what I’m going to try to do:
Did you know that all of those foods were natural detoxifiers? You should know that your liver (along with your immune, respiratory, and excretory systems) does a fantastic job of detoxifying your body naturally, which is why I don’t believe in cleanses that involve severe calorie and nutrient restriction. But the foods in the graphic above have beneficial detoxifying powers that help your body along!
I’m all stocked up on fresh, delicious produce since I went to the Farmer’s Market this weekend, and having fresh fruits and vegetables in clear eyesight makes it so much easier to get excited about cooking and eating them! And don’t worry, you know I enjoy some kind of dessert every day, and that’s certainly not going to stop! But for this week, I’ll be sure to choose fruits, yogurt, or some of my top 10 healthy desserts instead of ice cream :). (picture source)
So tell me in the comments … Want to join me on the Fall Reset? I started yesterday and I’m going through Friday, but feel free to do it for as long as you’d like … a meal, a day, a week, or longer! If not, what can you do this week to make yourself a little bit healthier?