Have you read about or seen the photos of my meals on Facebook? Or maybe we have talked about it since I started. Are you wondering about the Beachbody Ultimate Reset? Should you try it? How does it work? This will be the first in a series of posts journaling my progress on the Reset.
What is the Ultimate Reset?
The Beachbody Ultimate Reset™ is a comprehensive, no-starvation inner body tune-up that offers much more than the typical cleanse and detox programs on the market. The Ultimate Reset not only helps you eliminate toxins and waste gently and naturally, but it also maximizes your cellular energy production, helping your body process food more efficiently and your systems run more smoothly.*
The Beachbody Ultimate Reset is a complete three-phase 21-day mind and body program that provides everything you need to:
• Reclaim your body’s natural balance.*
• Release the harmful materials you may be storing within you.*
• Restore your system to its maximum health.*
Why did I decide to do the Ultimate Reset?
I consider myself to be physically fit and to be a generally healthy eater. I have done the following fitness programs: ChaLEAN Extreme, TurboFire, INSANITY, P90X, & P90X2. Hmmmmmm – a little obsessed? Yes, I love the Beachbody programs where I don’t have to think about what to do each day and have gotten me great results. In addition, I have been drinking the nutrition shake, Shakeology, for the last year and a half. My cholesterol got better, my energy has never been better. Love it!
So, why did I decide to do it? It’s simple in my mind. Our bodies are bombarded with toxins on a daily basis and over time these toxins build up in our bodies. The American Cancer Society states that 75-80% of cancer deaths are linked to environmental factors – such as toxins. I want these toxins that have built up in my body to be flushed out.
I also heard from those in the test group how easy it was to eat clean and naturally. I wanted to see for myself and possibly create some new healthy eating and cooking habits.
So, how is it going?
I am currently on Week One, Day Five. In addition to clean, healthy eating, the Ultimate Reset involves taking supplements. One of these is a green powder that is mixed in 3-5 ounces of water. See video below for a video of me trying the Alkalinize drink for the first time. These are all taken at scheduled times around your meal times throughout the days. Being a mom of two young ones, this took some getting used to the first couple days. My life usually revolves around what they want and need.
The biggest surprise has been that I thought I would be hungry (even starving), but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The meals are delicious and very filling! There is only one recipe in five days that I wouldn’t say I liked, but was not horrible (will just take some getting used to).
I have been sleeping very well. And, since there is no strenuous exercise allowed, I have gotten a few extra minutes, which has been very nice.
What has been the most difficult so far, and difficult is a little strong, is that I have gotten a dull headache on days two, three and four. I never get headaches so this is a bit annoying. However, I have heard that those that were used to their daily caffeine were experiencing worse headaches and some body aches. So, my dull headaches for a couple days are not to complain about.
Overall, I feel great! Happy that I have proven I can stick to it, that I am not hungry and the meals are great!
I will report on Week Two next week.