As 2016 was coming to a close I knew I wanted to start 2017 feeling good/refreshed/and READY for the NEW YEAR and we all know that starts on the inside. So with a few days before the New Year I placed my order for the Ultimate Reset! Its a 21 Day Cleanse that HELPS IMPROVE ENERGY, LOSE WEIGHT, AND GET BACK ON TRACK TO BETTER HEALTH IN JUST 21 DAYS. Yes, please!!
If you're feeling tired and sluggish, this is a great way to give yourself a comprehensive inner-body tune-up. In just 3 weeks, the Ultimate Reset can help you gently restore your body to its optimal "factory settings", to help you feel energized, enjoy better digestion, lose weight, and reclaim your overall health. THAT'S how I wanted to begin this year.
BUT, here's something totally crazy. The weekend before I was planning to start I was full of energy and ready to rearrange my living room and my daughters room. I bent forward to pick up the front of our couch and I pulled something in my back! It made a snap sound and I felt something I've never felt before. I immediately stood up to try to stretch it out, then I bent forward to try to make the pain go away and then I was on the floor stretching which led me to be STUCK there for about an hour! Oh man.. It was a holiday weekend so I wasn't able to get in to see the chiropractor. I just had to RELAX and REST for a few days which to be honest turned out to be a blessing. But after seeing my chiropractor on the following Monday I found out that I strained it pretty good and shouldn't work out from anywhere between 3 to 6 weeks. Not that that makes me happy but on the Reset you really should only be walking, stretching and some light yoga. So I guess you can say perfect timing for an injury! haha..
I'm 10 days into my Reset journey and I have to say that Im seriously LOVING it! I've done this cleanse two other times. The first time I failed miserably. It was stressful, I felt like I was always in the kitchen, and my results were ehhh. But the second time I came in with a GAME PLAN!! I picked two - three meals each week that I knew I already liked and stuck to them all week! I ended up losing 11 lbs during that round but most importantly my energy was through the roof with NO CAFFIENE, my skin was so clear, I felt HAPPY and was READY to start exercising.
This week is part of the RELEASE week and im def feeling tired, a little low in energy and sore despite not working out. I have lost 7 lbs already which is nice since my jeans were pretty tight after the holidays! ;)
I think the worst part of this whole thing is the POWER GREENS shot you have to take once a day. But, I take it like pour it into a shaker cup with some water and then I drink it like a shot and quickly chase it with some fresh water!! NO BIG DEAL!! Power Greens is a concentrated, cutting-edge formula which includes a 5,000 mg serving of the following ingredients: Spinach, Chlorella, Celery, Cucumber, Kale, and Spirulina. When you know how good something is for you and all the benefits you are getting ~ You push through, right!? :)
I cant believe in two more days i'll be half way through! I'm seriously considering continuing on with the meal plan for another round because as much as I like a good burger or steak every now and again, I'd like to try living a mostly vegan diet. My body seems to love it, my hair skin and nails do as well and the more Netflix documentaries I watch about the food industry, sugar, dairy, meats I swear Im gonna be ready to move to a secluded island and grow all my own veggies, raise my own chickens and live off the land! haha! But seriously, its so sad that the food industry seems to be out to get us and we have to be so mindful when we go grocery shopping these days. Slowly but surely i'm switching over to organic/locally grown foods for my family. This has been such a great way to get centered/mindful about not only my health but also my families. Ill continue to share the journey here as I complete this round. Next up for me will be the 3 Week Yoga Retreat that you can access through Beachbody OnDemand. It's sort of like Netflix but for your fitness! Easy and convenient to access and right from your living room. Ive got to ease back in with the workouts but you better believe im already dreaming of the day I can get a good sweat on with Max 30 or the 21 Day Fix!! Its happening!! Just gotta get my body healed up and then its on!! :))