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Week One: The Ultimate Reset

I’m a little behind (sorry about that!), because I am currently on day 10, Phase 2 today. So far, everything has been going great! The food has been excellent, with a couple of exceptions so far. I have only “cheated” a couple of times, one of them being yesterday. I only had mashed chickpeas on the menu for breakfast. I still felt really hungry, so I added in some fruit.

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Day 1

So far, I feel good. Usually in the first week of the Reset, you can feel fatigued, chills, and achy. I felt cold a couple of mornings and a couple times over lunch, I took a cat nap.

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Day 2: Lunch

I like drinking water 30 and taking supplements 30 minutes before you eat. It seems to keep you fuller and more aware of what you are putting in your body while you eat. There have been many times, that I was too full to eat all of what I was supposed to!

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Day 3: Dinner Miso Soup

Thirty minutes before every meal, you drink 12-36 ounces of distilled water with the Mineralize supplement. Also, during different times of the day, you are taking two pill capsules of supplements. The supplements taken, depend on what phase you are in of the reset! In the afternoon, before the snack, you take a supplement that is similar to a wheatgrass shot. It is definitely not my favorite, and it tastes like grass, but I know it is healthy for me and doing it’s job.

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I haven’t wieghed myself or measured myself since my starting weigh in. I don’t plan to until the day after my last day! I know my body is going through tons of changes and the scale could be off due to me drinking almost a gallon of distilled water, daily!

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The other things that I really like are having a pre-planned meal plan for you! I love not having to plan, just have a grocery list and get what I need! It is a time saver, when you spend about 1.5 hours in the kitchen preparing every night! I like my food fresh, so instead of spending the weeking meal prepping, like I normally do, I prep day by day. Some things you can make ahead, like quinoa and brown rice. Or on mornings when I have a fruit bowl, I have the fruit pre-cut and ready to go the night before, so in the morning, I can grab and go!

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I also like the break from doing my workouts, believe it or not! I feel like after doing months of intense workouts, your body needs a much needed break! I thought I would have a ton of extra time at night, but actually I have less! My food prep takes longer than working out did! However, I am looking forward to getting back into things once I am done! I am thinking of doing PiYo again after!

Surprisingly, you get to eat ALOT! Some meals, I couldn’t finish because I was so full! Be prepared to eat TONS of salads! I am only on day 10, but I am already starting to get “salad-ed out”! One way I spice it up each time, is by adding different veggies.

My last day is actually, September 4th, the Friday of Labor Day Weekend. I am taking off work that day, and going in for a massage and facial! My little present to me for finishing strong! It was also part of my birthday present from my hubby, a gift certificate for a spa day! I can’t wait!

xoxo

Happy Monday!

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Day 2 of My 24 Day Journey… The Ultimate Reset

“To get through the hardest journey, we need to only take one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” – Unknown

Today marks Day Two of my 24 Day Journey. I am doing the 3 Day Refresh followed by the 21 Day Ultimate Reset!

This is my fourth time doing th 3 Day Refresh, and it doesn’t get any easier with time! It is tough, but it is only three days to get your body back on track and fights cravings! Every time I do the Refresh, I no long crave coffee! With the 3 Day Refesh, you are given a meal plan for the 3 days, which you can select different fruits and veggies from. You are also given the Fiber Sweep (a once a day drink), a high fiber, digestive drink and the Vanilla Refresh, a high protein, craving cutter shake (2 times a day), paired with the right fruits, veggies, and healthy fats you are going to get amazing results including, feeling less bloated and having less cravings, like coffee and sugar!

The Refresh also shows you timing of how you eat and waiting until you are actually hungry to chow down! Your body starts paying more attention to what you are feeding it with!

You can read about my first 3 Day Refresh, Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

The Ultimate Reset

The Ultimate Reset is quite different. Not only is it longer, it is more time consuming and extensive! It basically sets your body back to factory settings! It has a structured meal plan to follow with recipes. You don’t workout, with the exception of light walking or yoga during the 21 days! I am actually really looking forward to this break! Plus having meal plans already pre-planned for your week, will also be nice!

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The Ultimate Reset also comes with different supplements that I will be taking every day. There is Optimize, Alkalinize, and Detox. Each one has a different function and support that your body needs during the time of cleansing.

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The Opimize helps boost your metabolism and also helps reduce inflammation, this is taken three times a day at least a half hour before meals. Alkalinize helps neutralize the acid in your system, improving the overall pH balance, while supporting your body against bacteria, infection, and inflammation. This is taken daily with water. Detox promotes a healthy digestion and immune system (without having to be in the bathroom all day and night)!

Meals

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I was actually surprised when I looked at the menu for the reset! You get to eat a lot and meals are consistant. However, grocery shopping did take me awhile! I had to order somethings from Amazon (Thank God for Amazon!), because in rural North Dakota we don’t have seaweed sheets floating around! Yes, I will be making homemade sushi/seaweed rolls!

Here is an example of what I will be eating on Day 1!

Breakfast: 2 slices of Whole Grain Toast, 2 Eggs scrambled, and Steamed Spinach.

Lunch: A Microgreen salad with dressing

Snack: 1-2 Cups of Veggies with Cottage Cheese

Dinner: Baked Salmon Steamed Asperagus and Baby Potatoes

By week three, the Reset slowly cuts out carbs and meat protein. So, it definitely gets harder, but you still get to eat more than I thought!

The End Result

Before I start anything, I always like to have a WHY. A reason to stay committed, even when you are tempted to give up. My why is number one for my health. I am excited to see how this reset, really resets my system. My second, is for my eating habits. I like having an actualy planned menu so there is less chances of me running off course and cheating! I do better when I plan and have everything ready. Not that I eat terrible now, but I could do better! So for the next 22 days I will be eating my best, staying committed, no matter what, and hoping for great results!

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The Reset end result is to be “testing” what foods effect you, like carbs for example. By slowing cutting out and re-introducing, you’ll know how your body reacts. I am also very excited for this portion (not just because I will be done!), but to see how my body reacts, as well as how my arthritis acts when I start re-introducing foods! It will be great to know what foods trigger my flare-ups!

Odds and Ends AND This and That

I’ll be doing weekly posts on my new Ultimate Journey! So stay tuned!

If you haven’t yet, find my page on Facebook, The Fit Farmer’s Wife, and give it a like! I have LOTS of new and exciting things coming up VERY soon and I can’t wait to announce!

My next Challenge Group is also coming up! Lunges for Labor Day: On August 24th, we will be starting a 21 Day Journey with the 21 Day Fix! Get ready for easy to follow recipes, meal plans, heart-pumping workouts, 24-7 accountability, one-on-one coaching, and of course, AMAZING results! Please contact me you are interested! I’d love to have you!

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Fashionista Friday: Transitioning Summer Outfits to Fall

Hello Fashionistas!

Welcome to August! I have been slacking in the fashion area of my blog and blogging altogehter! It has been such a busy summer! It’s that time of the year when the mornings are crisp and cool and afternoons are still hot. So what do we wear?! How can you transition your summer closet into a fall closet without spending a fortune?

  • Pair a light and a dark color together. By pairing a summer-y top with dark jeggings (like my outfit of choice today), you get a great summer-fall look!

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  • Add a scarf! By adding a scarf,you give an outfit a hit of coziness!

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  • Make the switch of sandals to flats.

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  • You know your favorite summer tank?! Add a simple cardigan!

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  • Pair summer colors like pinks, purples, white, and blues with fall colors, like browns, reds, oranges, and mustard yellows.

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  • Switch our your makeup to darker, fall tones!

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Have a happy weekend!