Are you wondering what the Ultimate Reset is?
It’s a new 21 Day Cleanse/Detox from Beachbody. It’s designed to help people break through weight-loss plateaus, restore energy and feel better again. There are 6 supplements but the best part about it is that it has a 21 Day Meal plan and videos showing you HOW TO EAT HEALTHY! If you want more details on the plan itself, visit this page.
To learn about my experience with it, continue reading below.
So why did I decide to do the Ultimate Reset?
After hearing too many good experiences, I decided to step up to the plate and begin the Ultimate Reset. I really don’t need to lose weight or correct any digestive issues. However, I decided to do it for 4 reasons. 1) The last few months finishing Pepperdine have left me stressed and really sleep deprived. 2) I’m not getting good restful sleep 3) I’ve been in a rut with the same foods I’m eating and 4) I’ve been at a plateau with my bodyfat.
Ultimately, if I’m going to coach people through it and recommend it, I need to experience it first hand.
So it’s time to restore some balance in my life. This program will help me detox in many ways. I won’t be working out but instead I will be spending quality time with my wife to prepare meals, spending more time in nature and getting more sleep. I’m blown away by the amount of fresh, whole foods I’ll be eating. This is one week’s worth of food in the photo! Many of these foods, I had never even heard of before! Wish me luck, in 21 days, I’ll be back to my workouts and ready to go!
Are you interested in doing the Ultimate Reset?
Day 1 of the Ultimate Reset Detox is complete! This was breakfast, lunch and dinner! I also had a Shakeology Tropical for snack.
Reset Tip of the Day:
Proper breathing is one of the greatest things you can do for your health. Check your level of breathing and work on deepening it: Sit up straight,placing one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. As you inhale, notice which hand rises. Your goal is to draw air in past your chest, all the way down into your belly. When you Accomplish this, you should feel the hand on your belly rise.
Meals – They were very filling and tasted great. I love how there’s a 21 day meal plan of exactly what to eat and when to eat it. Kate made some awesome meals, especially the dinner! During week 1, meats and dairy are still allowed but by week 2, they are eliminated.
Weight – I lost 2 lbs in the first day. With all the distilled water I’m drinking and all the food, I was surpised to lose 2 lbs of toxins/waste.
Skin – I’ve already noticed that my skin feels different. It feels more hydrated, not as dry.
-I’m a creature of habit so this has thrown my whole routine off. All the additional time for meal prep is tough as well. Since I’m not working out, that time is definitely taken up by meal prep.
-Not being able to chew gum – that’s a hard habit for me to break.
The alkalanize is nasty! Tastes like drinking liquid grass… definitely had to chug that.
The liquid oxygen, mineralize and the optimize were all fine.
Day 2 of the Ultimate Reset complete.
I could get used to these meals 🙂 They are amazing! I also had some greek yogurt and Shakeology tropical, distilled water and the reset supplements for Day 2. I’m down 3 lbs in 2 days, eating and drinking a lot yet losing the toxins!
I’m spending a lot more time w/ my lovely wife in the kitchen – which is cool. I’m getting an education on how to prep healthy meals.
Today I mixed the alkalanize with a half scoop of Shakeology tropical, much better that way.
Reset Tip of the Day: Improving the quality of your Sleep
Pay attention to how you end your day. To help leave behind racing throughts, take a moment to write down anything that’s still occupying your mind. Getting the thoughts out of your head and down on paper can help ease your mind so it can relax for the night. Your subconscious may simmer out solutions while you sleep, and your notes will help you pick up where you left off in the morning.
Ultimate Reset – Day 3 complete. So far, I’m liking it a lot.
I’m down 4.5 lbs in 3 days and I’m not even trying to lose weight! It’s amazing how much excess bloating and toxins we carry around. My skin and abs are looking nice and tight 🙂
I have to admit that before doing this, I was a little intimidated about how to cleanse and how to eat THIS healthy but what I’ve learned is that they show you how to do everything! There’s an online support site with videos showing how to cook the foods, they have grocery lists and the schedule tells you exactly what to eat, and when to eat it. There are also Facebook support groups for each week where you can ask any question you’d like from the CREATORS of the program.
Yes, it’s a challenge — it takes willpower and it requires time to shop and time to prepare the meals but it’s worth it. I feel like I’m getting an education on how to eat REALLY healthy.
Reset Tip of the Day: Spend more time in nature to relax and reduce stress. Stress hormone (cortisol) causes bellyfat!
A brisk 20 minute walk are highly recommended. Be sure to move your arms to increase circulation, and concentrate on your inhales and exhales — make them deliberate, not forced — drawing oxygen and vitality into each and every cell of your body. On your exhales, you can even picture yourself blowing toxins out of your body, because that’s what you’re doing!
Day 4 of the Ultimate Reset complete!
Spending more time with my family, sleeping and making meals. I’ve felt a little hungry and low on energy at times but overall no other symptoms (some people mentioned aches but I’ve been fortunate not to have them). I still don’t like tomatoes but I’m following the directions 100%. The alkalanize is much better with a half scoop of Shakeology. I’m down 4.7 lbs in 4 days.
First big challenge tonight: Going to my kids’ school carnival — surrounded by the smell of food and treats but not able to have any. Wish me luck! 🙂
Day 5 of the Ultimate Reset complete!
I had one of my favorite meals so far but also had one of my biggest challenges. We made some cashew & zuchini soup and it was DELISH. I’m starting to dig the salads too, really chowing them down. The big challenge was going to our kids school carnival and being surrounded by cakes, cookies, icees, burritos, chicken and all kinds of other stuff while doing this reset.
Honestly, I had to leave half way through the carnival. I resisted for about 2 hours but then I started feeling sick. Rather than give-in to the temptations, I took off. I feel bad missing some of that quality time with the kids.
Reset Tip of the Day: Getting good quality sleep is really emphasized with the Reset. You spend 1/3rd of your life sleeping, shouldn’t you put more emphasis on it?
So here’s the tip: Turn off all electronics or move them away from the bed. Why? They give off electronic magnetic fields that disrupt the bioelectrical system of the human body. In fact, studies have increasingly shown that sleep disorders may be linked to EMF exposure. In general, the less electricity you’re exposed to while sleeping, the more soundly you’ll sleep.
So we moved our alarm clock and cell phones away from our night-stand to the other side of the room.
We also bought a new mattress — one of the new memory foam/latex along with a cover that is 100% resistant to allergens, dust-mites, mold, liquids, perspiration, etc.
Day 5 was a struggle but I stuck to the plan 100%
Day 6 of the Ultimate Reset
I was not a fan of the meals on this day. Here we made Nori Rolls with Tempeh and Seaweed. While these weren’t bad, I thought the MISO Soup was nasty. I will NOT be having that again. I’ll just swap it out with a different dinner/lunch meal from the plan. Word to the wise, skip this meal and save yourself the cash too (these ingredients were some of the most expensive).
While I was eating my miso (seaweed) soup and my boys were having Pizza, I was VERY tempted to eat it. I literally thought about it 3 different times but I reminded myself that I was holding myself accountable to you guys and I didn’t want to let you down. I didn’t want to end the Reset and know that I cheated on the meal plan.
Day 8 of the Ultimate Reset complete!
I’m down 5 lbs in the first week and the skin around my abs is the tighest it’s ever been. It’s like the puffiness is gone. I slept REALLY good last night – woke up feeling great. I’m increasing my food portions (which is okay if you don’t want to lose weight).
This week, we remove all animal products so breakfast was super simple, 3 cups of fruit (that was fun to eat!). Lunch was a gigantic salad and I added an extra snack (apple + almonds), in addition to the Tropical Shakeology.
Dinner was brown rice and pinto beans + we added the roasted root medley (which I surprisingly liked). I never knew it took 50 mins to boil brown rice..!! I can’t use my microwaveable uncle bens – lol.
Started the Detox supplement today and surprisingly, it wasn’t as nasty as the alkalanize. Still taking that one + mineralize, liquid oxygen and optimize in my distilled water.
My wife is a life saver in preparing these meals!
DAY 9 & 10
Ultimate Reset – Day 9 and 10 update.
I got a big compliment from a co-worker yesterday. We went out into the Newport Beach harbor on boats for a team-building exercise. While my coworkers were drinking beer, eating potatoe chips and brownies, I was sticking to the Reset plan and drinking my distilled water, & alkaline, and approved snacks. So of course I start telling everyone about the Reset and he asks “Does it improve your skin? because I’ve noticed your face is very clear and you don’t have dark circles under your eyes anymore.” Wow — I’ve had them for years! So that’s a big win for me!
We later went to the 3 thirty 3 restaurant and while everyone had gourmet sliders, burritos and calimari, I had my spinach salad, avocado and some hummus.
Down 6.4 lbs and Staying strong on the plan!!!
If you’re thinking about doing the Ultimate Reset, you can learn more about it here: https://www.myultimatereset.com/davidrsm
We also have a support group with 20 of us doing the Reset, you can join us here:
Ultimate Reset Day 11
I had a bit of a weird day on the Reset. I’ve been having “mental fog” — sometimes forgetting what I’m doing. I’ve heard of several others describing this as well. I’m trying hard to up my calories but I continue to lose weight — I guess I had more toxins than I thought.
Down 7.4lbs — a little over 1/2 lb per day.
So what’s that Mt. Dew doing in the picture? Did I finally break down and drink a mountain dew? haha heck no! That belongs to my co-worker — It was just funny to see my distilled water & mineralize next to his mountain dew. I’ve been sharing details about the Reset with co-workers and there’s a growing interest of people who want to do it. I never hide the fact that I’m eating healthy.
I continue to have new meals that I’ve never had before and I’m liking the majority of them! After the reset, I think I’m going to continue the giant salads and the soups. I’m also going to continue with the maintenance kit – which helps to hydrate the body, balance the pH and flush out toxins. All of this has been really good for my skin. Wow – I sound like a chick – but hey, whatever.
I’ve had a few moments with strong food cravings – like day dreaming about what foods I’ll eat after the reset, haha.
Day 12 – 14 Update – 2 Weeks DONE!
I saw red urine and got a little freaked out until I figured out what the culprit was: BEETS! There should be a warning about those 🙂
I’ve been waking up from sleep with lots of energy. I’ve lost the bags under my eyes and I the acne I used to have on my back has cleared up. Overall, it’s been tough losing weight because I don’t want to use weight so I’ve been increasing my portions and changing up the meals a little. We’re allowed to swap any lunch/dinner with another lunch/dinner so I’ve been avoiding the seaweed and sticking to my favorites.
In the top right photo, you see the Edamame – my first time having it.. basically like a little green bean. It was pretty good in that blend with other veggies and lemon. On the bottom is collard greens with coconut milk and beets!
Down 8.4 lbs in the 2 weeks since I’ve started. I’m in the home stretch now… 1 week left 🙂
So one of the big challenges that I’ve now gotten used to is drainking water before meals, rather than DURING meals. WHY? See below:
RESET Tip of the Day:
During your Reset, we encourage you to drink an 8- to 12-oz. glass of water 5 to 10 minutes BEFORE your meals, instead of drinking during meals. This will probably be a big shift. If you understand the reasons, it may be easier to make the change.
Drinking liquid while you eat tends to dilute digestive juices and acids, which slows down your digestion considerably. When food takes too long to go through your system, it can cause digestive problems, like fermentation and putrefaction in your colon. Since a main purpose of the Ultimate Reset is to release toxicity and cleanse your colon, you don’t want to clog it up with more gunk.
In addition, drinking water prior to a meal curbs your appetite and dulls hunger pangs. Water also prepares, opens, cleans, and lubricates the digestive tract, getting your body primed and ready for the food to come.
Worried that you won’t be able to swallow your food without drinking? Another new practice you’ll be learning is to chew each mouthful of food longer and more thoroughly. Aim for 20 to 30 chews before swallowing. Ideally, your food should be nearly liquid in consistency before you swallow it, so not having a glass of liquid to wash it down won’t be a problem.