My Journey

Ultimate Reset week 2 review

Week 2 or the Detox week was so far the best! The food continues to be amazing and a great mix of variety and fresh flavors. Some of my favorites from the week were the Corn & Edamame succotash, and the Hearty Miso Soup.

My week 2 final weight loss is 11lbs!! My hubby is at 15lbs!! I am still in complete shock! I guess I really had some stored up toxins and pollutants in my system. I am even more shocked that I have been eating a lot of  food and dropping the weight. I have scheduled to get a bod pod body fat percentage measure done after I completed week 3. I am planning to start a routine of two a days to gain some muscle mass and I want to make sure I am properly fueling my system for muscle making.

I was worried that the detox week was going to be painful. I have heard from other challengers that they get sick or feel rundown during week 2 because that is when the greatest flush of toxin happens. I feel blessed that I didnt experience any of that.  I noticed a boost in my energy though, I actually had a surge of energy every day and sometimes felt it difficult to fall asleep. I was also energized every morning, which is unheard of for me, I am not a morning. person.

Excited for this week because this is Restore week where we are pumping all the good vitamins and prebiotics back into our system. And the awesome food continues!

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Day 5 Ultimate Reset Review

Day 5 has been a challenge,  not going to lie.  But not because of the reset, I actually feel amazing.  The food continues to be phenomenal. The quinoa salad was BOMB! It had been a challenge because I am visiting family and I am being faced with some wickedly awesome unhealthy food choices.

When I am at home I can much more easily controll the temptations,  I simply throw them away. I don’t think my family would appreciate me emptying their cupboards and pantries.

The second major temptation has been caffeine.  I am well aware of my weakness for coffee, and that is not easily avoided in Seattle!  You seriously cannot go 1/2 a mile without seeing a Starbucks,  drive up stand,  or now bikini barista.

The biggest challenge and test of will power will come tomorrow.  I will be baking and decorating cupcakes for my sisters baby shower.  I am a HUGE fan of cupcakes!! If you believe in prayer please pray for me!

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My Journey

Day 5 Ultimate Reset Review

Day 5 had been a challenge,  not going to lie.  But not because of the reset, I actually feel amazing.  The food continues to be phenomenal. The quinoa salad was BOMB! It had been a challenge because I am visiting family and I am being faced with some wickedly awesome unhealthy food choices.

When I am at home I can much more easily controll the temptations,  I simply throw them away. I don’t think my family would appreciate me emptying their cupboards and pantries.

The second major temptation has been caffeine.  I am well aware of my weakness for coffee, and that is not easily avoided in Seattle!  You seriously cannot go 1/2 a mile without seeing a Starbucks,  drive up stand,  or now bikini barista.

The biggest challenge and test of will power will come tomorrow.  I will be baking and decorating cupcakes for my sisters baby shower.  I am a HUGE fan of cupcakes!! If you believe in prayer please pray for me!

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Meal Prep, and more prep, then a little more prep

This afternoon I spent about 3 more hours prepping food, chopping veggies, putting together amazing lentil and quinoa salads, cooking rice and black beans.  It was a lot of work but worth it to make the first week of the Ultimate Reset go as smoothly as possible.  Plus it was nice to see my fridge organized in nice little containers and snack baggies for at least a few hours.

I am nervous and excited to get started tomorrow!  The recipes are all very easy to follow I am more concerned about forgetting to take a supplement at the correct time.  I am setting up timers and reminders on my phone to help me stay on track.  Starting first thing in the morning we will be taking Mineralize, Optimize, Alkalinize, and Sooth.   All off these supplement are all naturally derived and function separately to help reclaim our systems and start the first phase of the reset.

 

What am I expecting from day 1?   A headache from lack of caffeine, a strong desire to do some intense form of cardio or weight lifting (all discouraged during the reset), and maybe some irritation from not getting my Shakeology.    Fingers crossed it is smooth and easy!

 

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Ultimate Reset “Preset”

Today we went shopping to pick up our massively awesome grocery list filled with wonderful produce and a few pantry stocking essentials.  I must admit we did let the fridge run down to bare bones because I knew we were going to be starting the reset next week.  But we completely packed it back with veggies and fruit (cucumber, spinach, kale, romaine, peppers, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, carrots, basil, parsley, cilantro, lemons, limes, blueberries, green beans), fish, chicken, tempeh and some yogurt all for under $200!!!  That’s right we completely restocked our fridge and pantry for under $200, including a few pantry essentials (rice vinegar & wakame) we needed to pick up at Whole Foods.

I have started prepping and chopping and pre-cooking as much as possible so our meals are easily thrown together next week and the following.   The meal plan and recipes are super easy to follow, I just want to remove as much of the work as possible.   On the stove as we speak is short grain brown rice (for rice & beans as well as sushi), garbanzo beans for hummus, and lentils for a super yummy sounding cold lentil salad.

I also already prepped these three amazing dressings

Creamy Garlic, Basic Vinagrette w/Basil, and Miso Sesame Ginger (my favorite!)

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Next I move on to vegetable cutting!

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Pre cleanse blood work

One of the amazing things that can happen when you rid your body of toxins and pollutants that have built up over the years is you can see a drop in you blood lips,  increase in metabolism,  and your endocrine system will function better.  Today we are going to get our pre-Ultimate Reset blood work completed.
I have to admit I am a nervous as to the results,  if has been over 10 years since I have had these tests completed.  Shame on me,  especially since high cholesterol runs in my family.

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My Ultimate Reset tranformations, results and reviews

Monday I am going to push the reset button on my body.  After 35 years of living in a modern world I have absorbed many pollutants and toxins from my food,  water,  plastic containers,  cosmetics,  you name it and it has left an impact on the toxicity of my body.  Starting Monday I am going to start the three week Ultimate Reset to cleanse and restore my body to its original settings.

The Ultimate Reset is a 3 phase system to Reclaim, Release and Restore the body.  Through an amazing meal plan,  that’s right this isn’t a fasting cleanse, and vitamins and minerals I am going to reset my metabolism,  my cholesterol,  and hopefully break through my weight loss plateau.

Today I prepped my grocery list and set up a plan for what I am going to do while traveling for 4 days.

I will be posting daily and sharing my experience.

Check out more about the Reset here http://www.ultimatereset.com/cassiecain
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Lets the adventure begin!