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Ultimate Reset – Week 1 Observations

First things first – I completed Week 1 of the Beachbody Ultimate Reset! *cheers*

Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I expected. When I began it, I had real fears about being hungry or not being able to stick to it when it came to happy hours or the weekend. I worried I wouldn’t like some of the food or I would grow tired of it. Lunch is provided at my work, so I worried that I would cave and eat whatever was brought in that day.

But I didn’t.

week1doneHere are some observations I made this past week.

  1. Food and drinking is a social event for me. I enjoy the ritual of cooking and dinner. I enjoy the nightly glass of wine (or two!) with my fiancĂ©. I enjoy our Bloody Marys on the weekend. I enjoy lunch with my co-workers. By focusing on eating for energy rather than the ritual, I kind of find myself a little depressed. I feel I’m depriving myself of those things rather than the food itself. Does that make sense?
  2. I actually really like clean food. Everything I ate this week, with the exception of zucchini soup, I enjoyed. I didn’t get tired of it like I feared. Even with the zucchini soup, I have decided I’m going to make it an alfredo sauce for healthier pasta once the reset is done.
  3. While I don’t have as much energy as I hoped, I feel less heavy. I don’t feel bloated. I feel sleeker and my skin looks fabulous.

My results for one week are:

Weight: -11.4 lbs
Chest: -1 in
Hips: no change
Waist: -0.5 in
Arm: – 1 in
Thigh: no change

Not bad 🙂

Here’s to Week 2!

Starting Again

I’m 33. It’s 334 days until I am 34. The reality of my life is it is lacking. I love my job, and it is fulfilling. But I still don’t feel like I’ve fulfilled a great purpose. I’ve been questioning it for 10 years, fluctuating between happiness and depression. But I’ve decided to put on my big girl panties and begin again. I’m not getting any younger right?

This week, I made my first step. I’ve decided that my health is my number one priority this year. Last year, I ended up in the ER thinking I was having a heart attack. Officially, my diagnosis at the ER was a panic attack. Another occurrence happened when I was in NYC, though I didn’t go to the ER. I just freaked out thinking I was dying alone in a hospital room. Not a good feeling. Overall, my health couldn’t have been it that terrible of shape. At my annual physical, all of my numbers were in the normal range. But still, when you have pains in your heart, and the heart begins to race, you wonder. Plus, I just ache all over. I’m out of breath at times. And my clothes no longer fit.

Because of all these reasons, I began the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. I chose this program over others because it’s step by step. They provide a book with recipes and it tells you what to eat and when. It’s a three step process: Reclaiming your body, releasing toxins from the body, and restoring the body’s digestive system, optimizing it. It’s not easy, but it’s not the hardest thing I’ve done. The food is easy to prepare for the most part. It’s just all about the preparation.

I’m currently on day 3. In just three days, I’ve noticed  I’m already feeling more energized and my sense of smell is improved. This could just be because I’m removing junk from my diet. I’m not drinking on this reset either. And look how yummy my lunch looked:

day3lunch

Doesn’t that look delicious?

Has anyone else done the Ultimate Reset? Do you have any recipes that you used in place of the ones provided? How did it go?