When I started the program, I was SUPER nervous of failing – 21 days on a strict nutrition plan like that felt crazy intimidating! But you know what?! I’m SAD it’s over!! And my meal plan for next week is based on the recipes from the reset! Yes, 21 days of fueling my body with intention (aka bye-bye emotional eating or turning to food when I’m bored/tired!) and eating WAY more veggies than I ever have in my life left me feeling incredible.
—I took “before” pics…but at the end, even though I’m down 6lbs and at my pre-baby #3 weight…it’s not about how my body looks. This experience was way more valuable than that.
—For the first time since having Eliza, I feel truly comfortable and confident in my own skin, and I’m honestly ready to ditch the scale! That number does NOT define me or have any say in how I feel about my health!!!!
—I’ve faced the ugly fact that I eat during the day out of boredom, exhaustion, loneliness, happiness, you name it. NOT a fun truth to face, but SO SO SO empowering to follow a specific plan (with some modifications toward the end!) and turn to the Lord, to reading, to yoga when I felt the urge to eat from emotion.
—I’ve expanded my tastes for veggies, tried new foods and got out of my eating ruts! Who knew I would LOVE bok choy?! Or coconut collard greens? Or tempeh?!
—I feel so much LIGHTER after a meal that has only a small (if any) amount of animal protein, with a focus on veggies and healthy fats. Funny how the portions I ate were so much larger yet I finished the meal feeling lighter.
—My digestion has become much more regular!
—I can honestly say I don’t even desire a sugary treat (and if you know me well, that’s shocking)!
—EXERCISE: did I miss lifting weights?! OH YES!!! BUT I have a newfound love of YOGA and have discovered the amazingness this is for my body and soul.
—Meal Prep = EVERYTHING when it comes to eating tons of fresh veggies!
—Doing the Ultimate Reset just might have pointed out a big health issue I’ve been facing for who knows how long, without knowing the root cause. I have an appt with a specialist in a week and will be sharing more about this once I’ve been officially diagnosed. This is a praise (to hopefully have answers!) and a fear (for whatever the diagnosis may mean).
PHEW! Ok I could seriously go on and on. I’m so thankful I completed this journey, even with modifications at the end. I have no plans of going back to my old habits, and seriously think EVERYONE would benefit from doing this program once a year!