All throughout last week, I had shopped and bought ingredients - like Brown Rice Protein Powder and Flax Seeds for my daily breakfast smoothies. But I knew in order to be successful without stress, I would need to do a bit more than that.
Yesterday, in addition to prepping some treats for Superbowl, I worked on getting things together for my two week Dr. Oz detox. I know as this week rolls along, I won't regret it at all but boy was I glad to sit down 8 hours after I went into the kitchen!
One of the thoughts I'd had was to make cauliflower rice to stretch the 1/2 cup of brown rice allowed each day. Or just to use as rice if I want to save my brown rice for later. For example, my lunch today is ratataouille over cauliflower rice.
I also roasted asparagus and cleaned and shredded a large head of lettuce so that it's ready for salads.
I made a big pot of vegetable-only soup. I like soup a lot and this soup even qualifies as one of the things I could eat in unlimited amounts - pretty much all non-starch vegetables qualify! This photo looks cloudy because it was still steaming.
And I decided to go ahead and make the brown rice I'm allowed for the week.
Finally I grilled a bunch of chicken. I'm allowed 6 oz. of fish, chicken or turkey each day to eat whenever/however I'd like. Mr. Helen will also have chicken at least once this week for dinner. Since I was turning on the grill I decided to throw some broccoli on there as I know Mr. Helen will eat that as well.
And in the perfect timing category, the Firm DVDs that I had ordered with the Groupon deal arrived on Saturday. I was absolutely delighted when I opened them up to find they were "express" versions and include 4 weeks of 20 minute workouts that you do 3 times a week. That's right up my alley.
I also signed up for a 4 week/once a week class of Svaroopa Yoga which is a gentle, restorative, healing type of yoga, especially good for people with back issues or those who have areas of pain. I feel like I've had one pain after the other the last couple of years so I'm looking forward to this beginner's series. If I like it who knows, I might continue with it.
Everything is in place for me to be successful, now it's up to me to act on it!