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April Goals

April is going to be a transitional month.  The first 20 days are going to be about getting over this post-move funk I’ve been in lately.  I have REALLY struggled after moving with getting into any kind of rhythm.  I am planning this month as a month where I get back to that hardcore place I was in.  So my goal for the first 20 days:

Repeat my Turbo Pump challenge I gave myself back in October.  I got AWESOME results with this calendar and more than that – I really enjoyed the combo.  I updated the calendar for where I am with fitness now and here it is!  It’s more intense then the original Turbo Pump because the last time I did this it was coming out of the Reset (and 21 days of no exercise).  This time I’m going IN to the reset, so I can do the workouts I just fine with no need to keep it basic.

I am going to do Shakeology daily.   Which I was doing, but I’ve kind of fallen off during the move and as my routine is off in general, I just have been a mess.  Back on this every day at least one shake….two if I need it.  I have a bag in the hole so to speak, so I can have a few extra shakes w/o being off.  Especially since during the reset I definitely will not have a shake daily.

Get on schedule.  Seriously.  I am having a really hard time getting up on time (which is making my exercise and food prep in the morning a mess….) because I’m not going to bed on time.  It’s a horrible circle.  The problem has been that since I’m closer to work I am allowing myself to get up later.  But somehow I am allowing a 30 minute shift in my wake up time to be an hour – hour and a half shift in my go to bedtime.  Right…that math is so wrong.  So I need to just start going to bed no later than 10:30 pm – end of discussion on the days I need to workout before work (which will be all of them since Sunday will be my rest days for the next 3 weeks).

So that’s my 21 day plan to get my life back on track.  I haven’t gained any weight as of my last weigh in, so that’s how I know my move wasn’t completely off track as I usually gain weight by thinking about food.  But I do feel like I am not as in shape as I was – which is worse to me.  I don’t care what the scale says if I feel great.  I don’t feel great.

So then on the 21st, the Ultimate Reset starts.  I’m going to follow that book 100% like I did before.  No excuses. I will add in the walking and the yoga this time…at least I hope I will.  I think I am much better prepared to go into the reset as far as how to prep the food to make the food prep more efficient, so I should have more time to do this.  But if I ever do have to choose – it’s food prep and rest.  One thing about the reset is that last time I got SO much sleep…it was amazing.  I slept like a baby most days and got 8-10 hours a night.  I could go for that again.

The reset takes me into May.  I haven’t decided what exercise program I will pick up post reset yet.  I have about 6 weeks to decide that.  But trust you will be the first to know 🙂  I am doing a “get to goal” challenge with one of my fellow Team Tenacity coaches right now that I’m excited about.  I’m really excited for the challenge because it’s coming at exactly the right time.  Time to shake off this moving funk and really get myself back on the road.  There is no reason I shouldn’t be at my goal by December 31st 🙂

Cleansing Breaths

Today, on a whim, I decided to do my own version of the shakeology cleanse.  I felt the need to modify the original cleanse because I still want to workout, so I did not want to drop my calories that low.  My goal here isn’t crazy fast weight loss, it’s just to kind of re-baseline from the Ultimate Reset.  In my ongoing processing of the changes to my life since the husband came back from working in TN, I realize that I need to kind of re-baseline.  Prior to shakeology and the reset I have done lots of short 2-3 day cleanses where you buy some kind of pre-mixed concentrate and have that every X hours for a few days.  That was my way to kind of reset when life was a little crazy and I need to get it together mentally.  Stop obsessing on food and start focusing on my diet du jour or just take a step back to get my brain together.  So this isn’t a new habit for me – just a new form.

The original Shakeology cleanse is pretty basic:
For three days eat the following:
Upon waking: 1 cup green tea
Breakfast: 1 serving shakeology with ice and water, no more than 1 cup of water
Snack: 1 piece of fruit
Lunch: 1 serving shakeology with ice and water, no more than 1 cup of water + 1 cup green tea
Snack: 1 serving shakeology with ice and water, no more than 1 cup of water
Dinner: Salad of 3 serving of greens and veggies, 4 oz protein (fish or poulry), and no more than 2 TBSP low fat dressing

I have never done this cleanse but people have really seen good results from it if you are looking for the basic cleanse recipe.  Mine looks just slightly different.  The main difference is that I am adding a lot more to my Shakeology blend and because of my schedule I’m moving things around a bit.

Breakfast: 1 serving vegan shakeology w/ almond milk, fruit, 1/3 packet vegan vanilla protein powder
Lunch: 1 serving vegan shakeology w/ almond milk, fruit, 1/3 packet vegan vanilla protein powder
Snack: 1 serving vegan shakeology w/ almond milk, fruit
Dinner: Vegan meal of my choice that is veggie based
Snack: Fruit bowl (I bought grapes, strawberries, and mangos)

I drink tea all the time anyway, so I’m drinking green tea and water and probably some other teas as well all day as I usually do.  I have a few teas that are very strong in flavor and don’t need honey for flavor so I will be drinking those this week.  I just need a little reset and I’m hoping this will give me that.  And if you wanted to try Shakeology, you might want to check out my giveaway…one day left to enter and you still have a good shot at winning!

My super hybrid is doing pretty great.  I was feeling really run down yesterday and missed a day, so tonight I’m planning on getting caught up since yesterday + today’s workouts total are only around an hour.  Then I get an off day tomorrow, which I need.  My grandma passed this weekend and I’m going home for the memorial services this weekend.  She has had Alzheimer’s for many many years, 15,  so I am happy that she is at peace now.  I’m doing ok, just ready to get home and give my mom and dad a huge hug.