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I am hitting the Reset button



For the past several months I have felt "off."  I have been eating well, but not as great as I could.  Because I had not been running (notice the tense used . . . that is for another post), and my PT took away pretty much all high intensity exercise, I had fallen into a exercise funk.  I had been tired most of the time and I enjoyed a nice cup of coffee more than once a day. 

I knew I needed a change.  I knew I needed a detox.  My hubby and I have done different detoxes over the years.  All different in some way or the other.  The one that we have done the most is one where you do not eat for a week. Yes, for a whole week you only take supplements and the most disgusting drinks you could imagine. But, you did feel great when you were done.  We have only done that one once since our kids were born and it was hard.  There is no way I can cook for a family and not eat myself.

I came upon the Beachbody Ultimate Reset through a friend who had done it.  I researched it and was impressed.  It is a 21 day detox, broken up into 3, 7-day phases.  During each phase you take different supplements.  You eat 3 regular meals a day, slowly going from a regular, clean diet to a vegan diet, consisting of mainly fruits and vegetables. You are given a menu plan and recipe for each day.

I am on day 15 of the detox and I feel great.  I have been sleeping better, waking up with more energy and eating so much better.  I have loved the new recipes. I have made some for my family too and they even like them. Squash soup made with coconut milk. Endamame and corn succotash. Lemon Pepper Kale.  Roasted root vegetable medley.  YUMMY.  I have not felt hungry at all while on the detox.

Some nice side effects of the detox so far:

- I am off of coffee!  This, I thought, would take a minor miracle, but it only took the detox and a little resolve on my part.

- I have really realized when I am hungry and when I only think I am hungry.  I noticed during the first week that there were many times I thought I was hungry, and I would have normally started eating, but because I was on the detox I could not.  Instead, I grabbed a big glass of water.  After a few days, that "feeling" of hunger just went away. 

- I have a whole arsenal of new recipes that I love.

- I have lost 7 lbs to date.

There are only a few things I do not like about the Reset.  First, the cost.  It is pricey.  But, all detoxes that are worth it are, in my opinion.  Second, you may not do any intense exercise; only walking and yoga.  I understand that, after all you are doing a detox and putting extra stress on your body is not really wise during that time, but I do miss running and going to the gym.

And the last thing I do not like about the detox . . .  I will still be doing it on Thanksgiving and my husband's birthday!  So, no turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie for me!  I knew, when I chose when to start the detox that that would happen and I am OK with it, but it may be tough on Thursday!

Other than that, I give it two thumbs up!  I will let ya'll know how it ends up!

Update:
I now finished the detox two weeks ago.  The whole experience was great.  I weigh 9 lbs less and feel great.  I am keeping up with the eating style.   I eat very little meat now and only eat wheat on special occasions (think, birthdays!).

The hardest part of the detox was week 3 for me.  The first few days of that week, I felt very hungry.  But. I stuck to the plan and went onto the Ultimate Reset Support Group Facebook pages to get me through the week without giving up.  And I am so glad I did.

Will I keep this new eating style up? YES!  I have had too many days (on vacation) where eating veggies all day long and preparing whole foods was not always possible and those days I did not feel as good. If I have more than a 1/2 cup of coffee, I feel sick.  If I eat bread, I feel bloated.  It is easier to listen to my body now to know exactly what it needs.

I am so happy I took this 3 week journey!

Comments

  1. Wow, I'm impressed. A few of my coworkers have done something similar called Advocare, with great results.

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  2. wonderful! glad to hear you found something to put you back on track. God bless you!

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  3. prayers for your perseverance as you to glorify Him with everything - including your body & health. ALL FOR!

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