Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Results- Beachbody Ultimate Reset

I realized today that in the 6+ months I've been a Beachbody coach, I've never posted on "transformation Tuesday." Well, there's no time like the present! 
Yesterday I completed a 21 day challenge- I completed the Beachbody ultimate reset. It can be called a cleanse or a detox but it's unlike any other "program" or "system" I've ever come across. There were no juices, never any time of starving. I ate real, healthy, filling food the entire time. I did take a lot out of my diet- such as processed sugars, gluten, and even animal products. I did this to break my dependence on sugar, to clear my body of chemicals, and to relearn how to eat according to what my body needs.

Did I follow the program perfectly? Nope. But I stuck to it a lot closer than I honestly thought I'd be able to- it's amazing how much stronger we are than we realize.

*I've learned to enjoy the eating process- something as simple as chewing my food, instead of just shoveling it in as quickly as I can.
*I've learned that I like a lot more vegetables than I thought.
*I've learned that I don't *need* bread and cheese to live. For that matter, I don't *need* meat either, although that's probably the one thing I've enjoyed putting back in my daily diet the most!
*I've learned that drinking water is enjoyable and I can drink the amount that my body requires.
*I've slept better and felt cleaner than I can ever remember
*I've lost 20 lbs and can't wait to take what I've learned about food, portions, and balancing what I need vs. what I want into my next workout program (Insanity Max: 30 with Shaun T!) and see how much more I can lose.

Best of all, I feel like I've conquered a monster. Do I still splurge? Yep- I posted about that over the weekend. But I'm stronger now, I can fight those urges for longer and splurge less than I did before. When I eat clean, it feels so much better- I want that clean, healthy feeling to continue. I want to be able to pull more shirts from my closet- like this one- that I bought years ago, hoping it would eventually fit, and it FINALLY does, with a little extra room!

This has been an incredible experience and I was nervous to share this with all of you but I'm excited and couldn't hold back any longer. If you've ever felt stuck, if you've ever wanted to improve your health- clean up your eating, break your dependence on processed food or caffeine- I know how you feel! And I know that you can improve, you can feel better, you can change! If you want help, let me know. I'm always here for you!

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