21 Day Ultimate Reset – 1 day down, 20 to go - January 2nd, 2013

As promised, I’m going to give brief updates on my 21 day Ultimate Reset.  My my husband and I are doing this together through Beachbody. We started on January 1st and will end on January 21st, determining it would be good to align with calender days.  It is hard to find 21 straight days in a row to set yourself up for success.  We encouraged ourselves ahead of time with sayings like  “We can do anything for 21 days!” and “We will be so proud of ourselves for completing this!”  But after one full day under our belts, it is safe to say that it will be a challenge, but, then again, that is the point.

For those of you who want to learn more about the Ultimate Reset:  Click here or message me.

To summarize, the first week is about weaning off of animal proteins.  You can have a little chicken and salmon the first week along with just a little dairy.  But by the second and third weeks, you will be eating vegan style.  They give you a full 21 day menu.  That does take some of the stress out of it, but you still have to take the time to do it.  The whole time you also are taking supplements to set your system up for success.  You get to EAT the entire 21 days.  No starving.  You may think you are starving because you are not eating the things you usually are prone to eat.

After my first day, I realized how much I do NOT like the bitterness of spring greens.  Give me spinach or romaine any day. 🙂  And, I realized how wonderful things like cashews and peanut butter taste when you can glimpses of them.  My brain is telling me this is TOTALLY doable.  But as you know, we all can have challenges with self-discipline.  🙂  The supplements are fine.  I feeling like I am peeing all the time (too much information) which is why they stress that you drink LOTS of water.  The one supplement that scarred me was this green packet “Alkanize” that you mix with 2-4 oz of water and take like a shot.  It is all kinds of natural grasses.  Not too bad, but it definitely tasted “green.”  I went to bed with a bad headache last night, but got 9 hours of sleep.  I felt much better this morning.  Both of us woke up with mild headaches this morning, but nothing that is too bad.  From what I have read, the headaches in the beginning are common.

Regarding exercise:  There is no strenuous exercise recommended through the 21 days.  Yesterday I did a 35 min dog walk.  You are allowed to do some light yoga or other milder exercise.  But since your body is slowly working harder to get rid of toxins, the stress on your body should be limited.

There is day one for you!  See you tomorrow.

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