I finished my third Ultimate Reset! I lost weight/inches of course…but most importantly my brain feels normal again. Off the processed sugar and ready to move forward normally. After a long time of feeling unbalanced between a contract change, holidays, moving to Minnesota and adjusting to the new job….I finally feel what I would call level again. It’s been a LONG time of feeling unbalanced and I’m really glad I was able to use this program to feel balanced again. Results wise…here ya go:
So now that the Ultimate Reset is over…what is next? Well of course, it’s INSANITY 🙂 I have followed each reset with insanity with fantastic results…so why do anything different now? Especially since Insanity is my favorite workout. I plan on doing INSANITY followed by Asylum Vol 1/2. So about 4 months straight of intense cardio with some weight lifting the last 2 months of that are on the schedule. The plan is that I will reach my goal weight with this combination as long as I keep my diet straight. Which means for me – a heavy on plants light on meat diet. Today was the fit test. I am using #summerofshaunt on instagram and twitter so look it up if you want to follow my progress 🙂
Visual proof of my workout!! If you have a dusty copy of INSANITY laying around the house and want to join me let me know! I’m posting daily motivation in my Facebook group (Team Consistency) so you are more than welcome to join me!
I am in the last week of the reset. Finally! I do love the program but as with anything, you get close to the end and senioritis kicks in and you are ready to have a little freedom for summer.
I have posted a few videos during my journey on my youtube page and put them in a playlist so you can find all of the Ultimate Reset ones easily here!
In general though, I am VERY happy. As usual. I love this program because it delivers results. For me my goal is usually two things – weight loss and fixing my brain about my sugar cravings. Right now I feel that both have been achieved. All of the weight I gained this spring after fumbling through the end of the 21 Day Fix is gone. And I do not feel the intense cravings I did before for all things awful. I actually am looking forward to fixing some of my favorite vegan and vegetarian dishes again. My headspace is incredibly clear and as I see once again what a plant based diet does for my body I am reminded of how wonderful I can feel. So with that – two things to share:
1. INSANITY . Yes, it is going down May 25th. 10 days. I. Can’t. Wait. Please feel free to join me. Dust off your old copy of the program and let’s kick some serious ass (off of our bodies, eh? ) or if you need a copy email me – firstname.lastname@example.org or look in my store and I can help you get a copy in time to start.
2. Tenacious Herbivores – With a few of my Team Tenacity coaching buddies…we have started a plant based recipe/food share. I am SO excited. We are all different brands of herbivores with a common goal of eating more whole foods and plant based recipes. If you are interested in joining us, it’s a Facebook group that you can just join and start sharing. You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian. Just have to share plant based vegan or vegetarian friendly recipes. Interested? It’s here: Tenacious Herbivores on Facebook I literally created this group about 30 minutes ago so we are just getting started, ha!
I’m pretty much at the half way point of this reset!
First week is the hardest to me because it’s when you have to decide you are going all in. That you will give up control of your food to the program. Once you get through that, it’s fairly simple to stick with it to me.
Today I weighed in – it was good 🙂 I’m going to share full results at the end but know that all the weight I put in while in my funky mood is gone. Along with the funky mood, bad sleep, and sugar cravings. I feel almost fantastic. It’s almost because I still have a little stuffy nose. It’s not as bad as Monday, but it’s there. I had this my first reset as well. I blame it on the terrible diet I went into each with resulting in a detox in the form of sniffles and a few blemishes. I’m annoyed with both…but I’m ok with it. It means my body is getting rid of junk and resetting.
Meal wise, I’m doing a little remixing here and there to try to not waste food. Last night I made a 3x batch of the Sweet Potato Bisque because my husband said he wanted some but then he said he wasn’t going to eat it. So I have an extra serving since the reset only has it 2x. I’m totally going to eat that again since I have it, most likely on day 12 for lunch and I am so psyched about that. I also have a ton of pinto beans left from making them for the man for dinner so I’m going to actually have that dinner again tonight. It’s really one of my favorites (no seriously…it’s the only other recipe on that link above along with the bisque lol) and I found my favorite brown rice (nishiki) today so I’m going to eat that up!
I am stocked UP and ready to go. My best tip for newbies to the reset – bulk foods are your friend. My second tip – splurge on yourself and get organic as much as possible. My third tip – clean out your fridge before you start. Trust me, you need the room. Everything you see in there is for the reset. I have some extra salad greens and cucumbers for the hubby. But for the most part – it’s all for me to eat this week. Yeah. It’s not a starvation plan, trust me.
Considering it is Sunday night and I’m starting the Ultimate Reset on Wednesday morning…time to prep!
I spent a long time in the kitchen today. First – I cleaned the fridge out. I had a lot of random stuff in there that was either just old or I need to remove it from my diet. The weight I have put on is definitely due to food choices and I am ready to get back to the choices that benefit me. And for me – that means removing them from my house. I battle myself enough with choices out in the world…I like my home to be a place of easy living. My husband it not doing the reset (although he will eat reset dinners with me) so I do have non reset food in the house. But it’s clean food, not snacky junk foods. Second – I cleaned the kitchen top to bottom. Scrubbed the fridge and stove and floor and counters. I’m ready for daily cooking now.
Next I printed the grocery list and did a kitchen inventory.
I already have many of the condiments , spices, and kitchen staples like brown rice in the house. I did the inventory to make sure I don’t repeat buy. I also added the food I need to cook dinner for the hubs and I.
I will shop tomorrow night most likely. That way I can spend Tuesday night prepping for day 1. I’m really mentally exhausted and ready for this and I can tell because I’m in the prep mode earlier than usual 🙂
I will be starting the reset for the 3rd time next Wednesday. It’s time for a tune up and to reset my brain. After a move and a new job and a lot of things happening I just am ready to woosah. If you would like to reset with me, you need to purchase your kit by April 23rd otherwise you will have to pay for rush shipping to have your kit in time. If cost is an issue – contact me at email@example.com as there are some ways to bring the price down even more if you need to in order to get your hands on this really awesome program. It saved my life…I’m convinced I would still be gaining weight if I had not done it so I would love to work with you to figure out a way to help you make this work!
I have done the ultimate reset 2x so far and I am getting ready to do it again on April 30th. As I prepare, I wanted to share some tips and a little bit on my personal history with it. So…here is a video!
I created the questions from what friends and family doing/preparing for the reset have asked me. If you have any questions please ask them and if I haven’t answered it in part 2, I’ll create a part 3!
If you would like to join the team starting the reset on April 30th, order by April 23rd at the LATEST to receive it on time. Once you order you can log into the participant portal to get your grocery lists so you can be 100% prepared to start with us on the 30th. If cost is an issue – contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org as there are some ways to bring the price down even more if you need to in order to get your hands on this really awesome program. It saved my life…I’m convinced I would still be gaining weight if I had not done it so I would love to work with you to figure out a way to help you make this work!
Today was Super Saturday! Super Saturday is a quarterly Beachbody event for coaches (guests can come too though!) where it’s part business (learning about what is coming down the pike for the company, personal development) and part fitness (because you can’t put a bunch of Beachbody coaches together and NOT workout). I actually never really went before this year to one but now that I have, I will NEVER miss one unless I really have to miss one. It’s a great opportunity to meet other local coaches and just to be surrounded by ridiculous positivity.
Before I go into what I really got out of it…a few pics!
Today was also good for me to put a fire under my ass again. In the door prize contest for most weight loss in the room….well I was #2. Only one person beat me and he lost an amazing 125 lbs. Well done sir! Now even if I reach my goal by June 28th (next Super Saturday) I still wouldn’t beat that guy because my goal is less than 125. BUT it reminded me how far I have come. How much work I have done so far and how I should really stop being so blah about that part of this journey. I’m always looking forward and looking at what’s left. But what is important and what has made me who I am today is what I have already accomplished. If there is nothing else I took from today…it’s that I need to keep in mind my success so far and never forget that.
It was also good because…well I have been slacking with workouts. Partially diet related but fully not excusable. I was tired from my eating and I let that dictate my mornings. So I didn’t exercise like I should and I was too busy around lunch at work to squeeze in a workout so I let that be an excuse. Too many excuses = too many missed workouts. Then today we did 21 Day Fix Plyo Fix.
All those missed workouts and poor diet choices were like HI KIM I’M HERE!!!!! I have only done that workout once before and I knew it was hard but whoa it was way harder today. Okay. I’m listening. I already was but I’m REALLY listening now.
Even before today I had decided that today was going to be the first day of being back on a plant based diet. I went to the grocery store last night and stocked up on some delicious produce. I went to Super Saturday with strawberry Shakeology blended up with cherries and a banana (the best thing ever) and a big container of fruit – strawberries, apple, banana. I had a big salad and a pear for lunch and broccoli and chickpeas for dinner. All very very clean and delicious and PERFECT. I haven’t felt this great in a while between all the plants and the exercise. And after Super Saturday…well I am beyond motivated to keep going. I’m going spend the next 2ish weeks eating pretty clean and working out regularly on schedule. Then I’m going to reset and really kick myself in to high gear. Post-reset – I’m probably going to do insanity or insanity/p90x hybrid until I head off to Vegas for Beachbody Summit. Big plans but I am ready to bring my best self to Vegas and the next BB event. I want to submit that best self for the BB challenge in June and I want to be able to stand longer at June Super Saturday as they count down the weight loss.
After another week of being on the fix I think I have decided I’m officially done with it. It’s a great program but it’s really just NOT for me as I just don’t feel as good on the meal plan. The workouts are amazing and I love love them. But the meal plan isn’t working for me as far as how I feel. And since I decided when I started beachbody I would absolutely stop dieting for the sake of dieting I think I need to remember that. My internet soul sister Kehau and I were on Voxer today and she talked about how she felt like it wasn’t aligned with her mind and that clicked SO much with me. Then tonight I watched a video from Fully Raw Kristina about why she went vegetarian. That video REALLY clicked with me. She talks about how she started eating meat after a stint vegetarian because she felt she had to for society and because it was what everyone said she should do. That REALLY hit home with me because I have been mentally struggling with that exact issue.
I felt amazing eating mostly vegan and eating more carbs and I know that I can find a way to reach my goals with that diet because I know many people with that diet who look like freaking rockstars. It’s funny because when I think about the 30 day push (goal setting program) the idea is to live a life with goals in line with your priorities. So why am I choosing to continue to pursue a goal with a meal plan that is NOT aligning with me???? Pressure to try it because it’s essentially the diet every nutritionist has given me. Pressure because I’m ready to be at my goal weight NOW and feel like I am a pseudo fail because I’m still not there yet. Pressure to fit in and not have to have accommodations for my food tastes. Aside from the pressure I’m realizing that my food tastes are starting to change in not a good way. Fresh produce doesn’t have the pop it had before and that makes me sad.
So I declare that today. Well I guess tomorrow since I ate dinner a bit ago and am done for the day…I am going back to eating what makes me feel good and energetic. Lots of fruit. Some vegetables. Lots of RAW produce. Dinners of plant based foods. Delicious foods that feed my soul and keep me balanced mentally unlike how I feel right now. I also am thinking about getting the Ultimate Reset and starting with Kehau on the 30th of April. I have done this program twice before and it is truly a life changing experience. After all this back and forth I think I might do it to just reset mentally. I’m going to decide probably in the next week or two on purchasing it!
Posting some new progress pics! I’m always kind of amazed at it. I still struggle sometimes with realizing how much weight I have lost – I still buy clothes too big and bring them home lol. I like pictures because the scale just doesn’t show you the change. What does 10 or 100 lbs look like? Hard to imagine for me. Also pics show what the scale can’t…like muscles 🙂 anyway – here I am:
I was 278 in the left pic and 214 in the right. 64 lbs down!! I will try to remember to do monthly updates 🙂
This week with insanity – whoa! As one of my girls in my fit bombshells group says – I am maxed out lol. Seriously though – its like starting over. I’m sore and feeling like I am going slow. But I’m burning 600+ cals a workout right now and seeing inches disappear – so it’s all good 🙂
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