Ultimate Reset!? What The Heck Is That!?

Starting Monday, April 22, I will be starting something called “the ultimate reset,” which is a 21-day nutrition and supplement program that is supposed to clear out the toxins and restore your body to its “factory settings.” In addition to plant-based meals and a carefully thought-out supplement regimen, life style changes such as getting enough sleep and reducing stress are encouraged.

Now, I’m not sure how well this is going to work for me, since it emphasises a vegan diet. I have no problem with a vegan diet, every body is different, and some bodies can’t handle meat well, and my body doesn’t handle grains well, and I absolutely do not eat soy (personal reasons) which is why I try to follow a Primal/Paleo diet. Of course I have been indulging in a little too much dairy and sugar (in coffee and ice cream) and as I mentioned in my last post, I’ve put on about 5 lbs in the last two weeks, but even worse is my energy levels are down. A major side-effect that was reported by those doing the Ultimate Reset is all the energy.

Something else about the reset that I was a little nervous about was all the chopping and prepping. I’m a mom of four, so meals have to be quick. I guess I’m going to have to do all my chopping before bed, but that’s a good practice for keeping your diet clean anyway.

I’m so excited about the approved exercise program for the Ultimate Reset (but I’ll tell you about that tomorrow). Strenuous exercise is discouraged because it makes the toxins release at too high of a rate, which can be bad for your body supposedly. BUT, restorative yoga (I have three yoga DVDs, which I’ll post about later), walking, and a gentle workout like tai chi (which I will talk about tomorrow) are allowed.

In an effort to keep this short, if you want to read more about the Ultimate Reset, go here.

Have you done the Ultimate Reset? Are you thinking about it? Leave a comment!

A Little About Me…

My name is Arley, and I just recently completed the Gold’s Gym Body Transformation Challenge! I lost 15 lbs (and in the last two weeks I’ve easily gained 5 back), but I’m still not where I want to be physically. Honestly, the scale is a horrible indicator of progress, but how your clothes fit and what you look like in pictures are more reliable, in my opinion, at least.

This coming Sunday (April 21st), I will be celebrating my 30th birthday! I’ve spent the last 15 years mostly fat (I did get thin after I had my second baby using a combination of over-exercising and Weight Watchers, but I gained it all back within 6 months of hitting Lifetime, yikes!), and I am on a mission to end this. I’m tired of being tired all the time and I’m tired of the lose-gain cycle. I’m ready to keep up with the changes I made over the last 12 weeks, and I’m ready to go further, making more and better changes to my life.

This blog will chronicle not only my continued fat-loss, but also follow me as I get my degree in Kinesiology (applied exercise physiology, I still need to get into school!), get a new and better personal training certification (I had a certification in the past), all while managing my home-based business and homeschooling my four boys! Oh yes, I can do it! Watch me!