Progress Report – Ultimate Reset

Today is day 4 on my 21 day cleanse, the Ultimate Reset, and I am feeling pretty good. I have been getting fantastic sleep (and NOT waking up at 4 am to workout is an added bonus) and even when I do wake up to go to the bathroom at night (inevitable with the amount of water I drink!), I am still able to fall back to sleep (that is not always the case during normal routines).

I have been well fed, as the Reset provides you with a LOT of food, and I have been trying NEW foods as the recipes call for them, and it’s fun to try new things and add to your arsenal of recipes, am I right?

I haven’t had coffee in 4 days now, and while I was a little nervous about that aspect (and the lack of cheese!), so far so good. My normal default is to get a headache if I don’t have some coffee in my system by about 10am, so this is a pleasant surprise.

I already feel less bloated, which given the time of month I am doing this during, I would say that is a huge victory!

I resisted this program for so long (4 years to be precise) because I kept focusing on all I wouldn’t be able to have, but I think it’s when you make the shift from focusing on the negative, to focusing on the positive that you set yourself up to be successful. I am far from done, as I am on day 4/21, but I feel confident I can do this, and I no longer see it as depriving me from my beloved cheese and coffee. It’s cleansing me out and adding vitality and vibrancy to my life, and I am so glad I made the decision to commit!

I think the secret truly is one day at a time (except when it comes to food prep for this – that’s more like 3 days at a time 😉)

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Soul Care Sunday – Prepping Together

I would be absolutely remiss if I didn’t show my gratitude and appreciation for this guy right here, for just being him and being amazing every day, but also today he spent hours helping me food prep for my next adventure that begins tomorrow – the Ultimate Reset!

Some people have spouses they need to beg to help them, I have one that steps in voluntarily to help me, to support me (and let’s be honest – to check me and keep me from being completely overwhelmed!) and I am SUPER lucky to have that and I know it! Thank you babe – love you!

I am prepped, packed, and ready to take on the Challenge – yes, I am a little nervous (but that’s normal!) but I am EXCITED and empowered, because I KNOW this is what my internal system NEEDS!

Does your spouse help with meal prep?

Self Love Saturday – Kara Does The Ultimate Reset!

Spent my Friday night finalizing my shopping list for my next adventure starting Monday – the Ultimate Reset!

Real talk here: I’ve avoided doing this for 4 ( four! ) years because it TERRIFIED me. I knew all the benefits and how wonderful people felt, but all I managed to focus on was that I was gonna have to give up cheese (no seriously, that’s one of the hardest parts for me!) instead of embracing what it could do for me and how it could help me – mind, body AND soul.

So it’s time! It will be a challenge but when have we ever seen me back down from those?!

My body needs this.
My body deserves this.

I’m ready to conquer something that’s held me back for YEARS, I hope you’ll tune into my journey!

Sunday Shakeology – Shakeology Wall

I am always amazed by this wall – it contains a visual representation of all the amazing goodness found in Shakeology.

Sometimes people balk because Shakeology is “processed” because yes, the ingredients are turned into powder form… but it’s a different kind of processing than stripping the nutrients, adding chemicals and preservatives.

This is the MAGIC of Shakeology. The nutrition data is just a small piece of what’s actually in Shakeology. The true magic is in the superfoods/herbs listed on the back of the bag and includes such superfoods as Maca and Goji berries.

The superfoods vitamin/mineral content is just the tip of the iceberg, it’s really about how they act within the body. Some superfoods like Maca have been shown through research in South America and in local traditional medicines to help balance the body’s endocrine system. Goji berries are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to nourish the vital Qi (energy) of the body.

Imagine how the other 70 superfoods plus probiotics and enzymes are capable of helping your body get healthier. Just imagine what it’s like to drink this every day and perhaps replace unhealthy foods with it. What a difference this simple replacement can mean over the course of months or years! For me, it has made a HUGE difference.

Want to chat more about my experience and see if this could help you? Let’s do it!

Fuck Yeah Friday

BOOM.

I am not trying to shame anybody here… but it boils down to if you constantly eat crap, you will constantly feel like crap. You need to actually fuel your body like you give a shit!

I think I have established that I am a HUGE believer in balance, not deprivation or labeling food “bad” – a treat here and there is actually helpful because a lack/deprivation mindset usually leads to a foodie free for all (and those are actually frowned upon) – the key there is ‘a’ treat such as a cupcake, a brownie… not a dozen or a whole pan.

Portion control and balance are key!