Ultimate Reset – Week 3

That’s a wrap folks!!

21 days and 10.4 pounds down!

I did this for a few reasons:

  1. To feel good.  I remember the first time I did this program I felt so good at the end; physically and mentally.  I needed to fell that again.
  2. My husband and I are going to Punta Cana in about a month for a trip that Beachbody is paying for.  I wanted to feel good on the beach.  😉
  3. May is our 10 year wedding anniversary.  I want to feel good in my body and feel good about the way my clothes fit.
  4. I needed to feel in control of myself.  Food and drinks can be a slippery slope for me.  I needed to hit this head on before the summer.

I’m proud to say I feel like I have accomplished all of these!

Blame it on the last week and eggs being so within reach.  Blame it on the buisiness of this time of year with vacations and sports.  But this last week was hard. I found a saving grace in guacamole and in knowing my mind was clear and sharp.  Sometimes when things get hard we have to find one thing we can own.  Mine was guacamole and how clear headed I became.  I owned that and didn’t want to lose it.

I have done the Reset to two extremes.  One was during the heart of summer.  We went on vacations, went to the beach, celebrated 4th of July and my daughter’s birthday.  We were on the go constantly.  The other, this time, was much less nomadic.  both have their perks and both have their difficulties.  

Even though the first time I did this we were on vacation the entire time, I think I’m more proud of this round.  When you’re on vacation and surrounded by people you have some build in accountability there.  This time I was working from home and no eyes were holding me accountable besides my own.  That’s a lot to carry, on top of running a business, being a mom, wife, business partner, etc.  The ownership I have with Round 2 is hard to describe.

In the end, I lost over 10 pounds, nearly as many inches and gained a huge self worth in myself, a control over food and alcohol.  This isn’t a one stop quick fix.  This is meant to give you a head start into a new life and I’m taking it to be just that.
Cheers to another round of the Reset down!

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Shrimp Stir Fry

Guys.  This recipe is sooooo good!

I came across it on the Ultimate Reset and ate it every night for supper the last 4 days while I was completing the program.  One of my favorites!!

All I really did was switch up an oil, add some onion and shrimp.  Simple and one skillet.  Win win!  And perfect for busy school nights.

Shrimp Stir Fry phonto (3)

Ingredients:
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
1/2 zucchini, halved and sliced
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 cups frozen broccoli
Handful of chopped mushrooms
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos

Directions:
Add the oils in a large saucepan on medium heat and warm
Add the onion.  Warm through and stir until partially caramelized
Add the carrots and stir for about 4-5 minutes
Add the broccoli and stir for 3 minutes
Add the zucchini, mushrooms and shrimp and stir frequently for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through
Remove from heat and add the Bragg’s liquid aminos.  Stir well.
Serve immediately.
Serves 2.

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3 Day Refresh

What is the 3 Day Refresh?fresh

In a nutshell. The 3-Day Refresh is designed to detoxify and cleanse, while supporting your metabolism with easy-to-prepare, nutritious whole food to help your vital organs re-energize.

My favorite thing about the Refresh is that your food prep is none to minimal. You’re eating raw or steamed veggies, which means I don’t spend Sunday in the kitchen prepping. Very nice!

Now this is going to be an honest review. There were some things, like the lack of meal prep, that I loved. Then there are others, like the small amount of calories, that I didn’t like so well.
Here’s how it works…

The 3 Day Refresh consists of three daily shakes, a fiber drink, plenty of filtered water, plus a variety of fresh fruits, veggies and healthy fats throughout the day.

1.) Wake-Up: Drink 8-12 ounces of filtered water.
2.) Breakfast: Shakeology plus fruit.
3.) Mid –Morning: Fiber Sweep (digestive health drink)
4.) Lunch: Vanilla Fresh (high protein shake) plus options from the fruit, vegetable and healthy fats list.
5.) Afternoon Snack: From the fruits, vegetables or juice list.
6.) Dinner: Vanilla Fresh plus a meal from the dinner recipe list.
And that’s your day!veggies3

I was prepared for the worse. Hunger, headaches, egg withdraw, wine withdraw. All of it. But it really wasn’t too bad. I did really miss my eggs and wine though. I caved on the wine.

The first day was good. I followed everything to a T, but became hungry in the evening. Evenings are my ‘snacky’ time and not having the option to snack and hold a glass of wine while the kids ran amuck kind of drove me crazy. But I completed Day 1 and went to bed a little early so I didn’t spoon avocado into my mouth.

Day 2. I went into this day with a plan. I was actually pretty full throughout the day on Day 1, but knew the night was going to pose a problem, so I tweaked. Again. I’m being completely honest here. Shake your head as you may, but I had a glass of wine, extra veggies and an extra fat on Day 2. It went like this:

1.) Wake-Up: Drink 12 ounces of water. (It came from my tap)
2.) Breakfast: Shakeology with a banana.
3.) Mid – Morning: Fiber Sweep. Call me crazy, but I kind of like this. It’s citrusy which I like and if you chug it fast it doesn’t get so grainy. As with most fiber drinks, the drink can get thick and grainy fast. Which means you need to chug it fast! But my twisted self liked it.
4.) Lunch: Vanilla Fresh with another banana. (I work full-time and have no problem bringing in a batch of bananas to eat on all week. Convenience and health. Easy peasy!)
5.) Afternoon Snack 1: Cucumber and avocado with sea salt. I fell in love! It really is very good! Probably ate too much avocado though.cucumber
6.) Afternoon Snack 2: Red bell peppers and hummus with fruit.fruit
7.) Wine. Told ya. Came home and poured a small glass of wine.
8.) Dinner: Vanilla Fresh with cucumber and tomato salad. Soooo good! It’s now on my weekly snack menu.salad
9.) Snack: Green beans in extra virgin olive oil with sea salt. Raw. So good. I refer to green beans as my French fries. Yumminess.

I went to bed without any hunger on night 2.

Day 3. Repeat of Day 2, but without the wine.

My end result, with adding a glass of wine and an extra helping of veggies and fat, was a loss of 5 pounds and 1 inch on my waist, which was the only part of my body I measured! I was so happy!after

Things I learned:
–I need to eat more veggies.
–I need to drink more water. Everything revolves around water on the 3 Day Refresh. My body said thank you and I really try to make it a point to get my water in.
–My mind doesn’t do well with hunger. And neither does my body. (My husband will confirm this). The 3 Day Refresh is based off 900 calories, which is very low. Another reason it’s only 3 days. Listen to your body and don’t be afraid to add a little extra when your body shows it needs it.
–It took 2 days for my body to really respond. Day 1 I saw a small drop in weight, Day 2 nothing (probably the wine) and Day 3 my body responded beautifully. My belly was also a little bloated the first day and a half. It had to remember what to do with all the fiber and veggies coming in!
–I can be full without meat. I love a medium rare steak or a chicken breast, but I really enjoyed eating veggies. I did miss my eggs and steel cut oatmeal. I might have smiled on Day 4 when it was back on the menu again.
–I also kept 3.5 of the 5 pounds off for the next 30 days. Big accomplishment. Imagine if you could keep 3 pounds off each month. That would be 36 pounds in a year. From just 3 days. Awesome!
–My body needs this every month. Which is why I now do it every month. Modified. 😉

And that is the 3 Day Refresh in a nutshell. I would highly suggest partnering with someone when you commit to this. It’s always good to know you’re not alone when you go for something new.blog-signature

Beachbody on Demand

Over $1500 worth of Beachbody programs, at your fingertips, for 0.43 a day.
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Beachbody is revolutionizing the world of health and fitness with Beachbody on Demand.

What is Beachbody on Demand?s (BOD)
Imagine Netflix, Beachbody style.

You now have the ability to INSTANTLY stream any workout in the Beachbody Digital library to your laptop, tablet, or mobile device- wherever you have an internet connection!  Plus you can get digital versions of the program guides and workout calendars, so you can start getting results today!  The digital library will be updated monthly with new, different programs.  You never run out of the on-the-go options.  All you need is an internet connection!

Beachbody On Demand is perfect for people who travel a lot. It’s perfect for those that never finish a program and bounce around from program to program. I have customers that switch from 21 Day Fix, Insanity, to P90 regularly. NOT ME!  I’m a little OCD and must start and finish a workout program. There is something about marking off each workout on the calendar that gives me a feeling of accomplishment. I do however get annoyed with keeping up with the DVDs.  Beachbody on demand is a great opportunity to try out all different types of workouts before committing to just one.

How do you get your hands on this?  
Beachbody On Demand is now available to every Team Beachbody Customer that has the club membership.  The club membership is our all access pass to amazing tools to help you on your journey.  The website gives you meal planners, recipes, fitness tips and tools to help you start and complete an entire program. You get the club membership by contacting your current Beachbody coach and asking how you can upgrade to the club or you can contact me if you do not have a coach and I can walk you through the steps to get the club membership.

How much does it cost? 
The club membership is $2.99 a week but it is billed quarterly at $38.87.  You can cancel or change it at any time.  You are not locked into the club for a specific period of time.  No contract! There is no additional cost to stream any of the workouts. They are all yours!  When you get the club membership you instantly have access to the customized meal planning tool and a grocery list. You can modify the meal plan to your lifestyle.  The BEST part…..you get me as your COACH to help keep you accountable. I’ll get you added to my accountability group on Facebook so you can connect with others on their journey, help you set goals and provide daily motivation. Another perk is that you get 10% off all merchandise with your club membership!   

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What workouts are included in the Beachbody On Demand?

  • P90X base and deluxe kits
  • P90X2 base and deluxe kits
  • P90X3 Base and Deluxe Kids
  • P90X one on one volume 1
  • Insanity Base and Deluxe Kits
  • Insanity:  The Asylum Volume 1
  • Turbofire
  • Brazil Butt Lift Base and Deluxe Kits
  • ChaLean Extreme
  • 10 Minute Trainer
  • Hip Hop Abs

You also get an insider “sneak peak” of the new releases. You can sample a workout before you order the entire DVD program.

  • 21 Day Fix Total Body Cardio Fix
  • 21 Day Fix Extreme Plyo Fix Extreme
  • PiYo sweat
  • Focus T25 Alpha Cardio
  • Insanity Max 30 Sweat Intervals
  • Body Beast Build Chest and Tris
  • P90 Sculpt A

**New workouts will be added monthly!**
It gets even better! Beachbody has combined the membership and Shakeology into a Challenge Pack option. You have the option to try Shakeology for 30 days and you have access to Beachbody on Demand for 90 days for $140.00 + $2 shipping (vs. $15 for non-Challenge Pack orders). 90 Days to decide if Beachbody (#BOD) is right for you!

Join me on March 23nd for an exclusive On Demand/Fitness Program of your choice Challenge Group! You will get 100% support from me for 90 Days. You pick the workout program (I will help) and you COMMIT to replacing one meal a day with Shakeology. My commitment to you is that I am going to teach you how to meal prep for success, provide recipes, fitness tisp and help you reach your goals by Summer! You commit. I commit. Are you in???

Now is the time!  Get into my Challenge Group today!
kristina.d.lewis@gmail.com

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