I spoke earlier in my post about the 30 day ab challenge I am doing (Skinny Ms‘ <— click for the deets) and also mentioned that I was going to do the Ultimate Reset, right? I decided I needed to do it to get back on the diet horse because, well, I was really sucking ass in that department for a while. Excuse my French. I had met a few people at Summit who had done it and all had raving reviews as well as some pretty impressive fat loss so, ya know. I thought it was a good way to recommit food wise – that for me is way harder than working out.
Here’s what it is, so you’re not scratching your head thinking ‘wtf is she talking about?’. It’s a 21 day long cleanse, though not a fasting cleanse. You eat a lot. Quite a lot. Of clean as it gets food. You do start off eating some meat and dairy, but you end up totally vegan. You take a series of different supplements that help your body detox gently along with nudging your body’s pH over to alkaline, basically – you’re less likely to get any nasty ish like cancer later on. It can also lower some inflammation in the body you might be thinking is fat. There’s also a liquid oxygen supplement which is kind of a trip if you ever drop some on your tongue… A couple other ones as well. Anyway, you take these supplements on a daily schedule that varies weekly. Each week is a different phase of the cleanse – you get your body ready to detox the first week, you detox the second, and then you get your body back to working order and better than ever (so they say – we’ll see when we get there!) on the third week. Still with me? Did anyone start snoozing? No? Still here? Sweet. Thanks guys!
You also drink a crazy amount of water. Basically, 1 oz for every 2 lb of body fat. I’m drinking about 70 oz of water a day. My toilet and my butt are really bonding.
I’m definitely eating more vegetables than I have ever eaten in my life and starting to really appreciate the difference between in season fruits/veggies and out of season. Seriously, when they’re in season, they taste amazingly better! Like, I like eating them, it’s my favorite part of the meals. WTF happened there?
Now – before I start posting some pics of what I’ve been eating (and some recipes I’m giving ya here but.. only a few!) I just want to mention that I am not following the directions on the Reset to a tee – I cannot not exercise. I just can’t get my mind around that anymore and I am having every other day as a rest day and I have taken it down to pretty darn low intensity (like yoga and core work) I am still doing the resistance days of P90X2 and I still am leading Turbo on Thursday nights. I have to do this in a way that lets me stick with it, and I won’t stick with it if I don’t get myself to a point mentally where I can live my life and not kill my family.
1 can black beans