Does the Beachbody Ultimate Reset Work? Absolutely!
January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
How the Beachbody Ultimate Reset Changed My Life!
What is the Beachbody Ultimate Reset?
First off, it’s more than a cleanse. It’s an all-natural alternative to harsh “cleanses” and starvation diets that returns your body to optimal health-naturally. It’s the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. I lost 16 pounds and 3% body fat. 190lbs. to 174lbs in 3 weeks!
The Journey Leading Up to the Reset
First you need to understand, if you don’t know me…you should and may know that I’m a workout fanatic. Back in 2007 I believe it was, I was 255lbs. I did the program Power 90 and then P90X and got great results! I then graduated on to Insanity and then on to Insanity the Asylum. One program after another, pounds were just dropping off. I had never felt betterin my life! In 2011, when I finished Insanity the Asylum (volume 1), I had gotten down to 179lbs. and was at 11.9% body fat (according to a Bod Pod test at UNCC). So for the next 2 years, I continued the programs and did some hybrids and felt great. What I didn’t realize was as I got another year older and a little bit cocky with my nutrition, meaning that I thought I had it down and could eat anything I wanted and just burn it off; the weight started to creep back up. I told myself it was muscle weight not fat, but when I did the Bod Pod again it showed 19% body fat. From 11.9%. Needless to say I was not happy. Not to mention, I wasn’t seeing the lean, mean machine that you see above from 2011. That guy was becoming a distant memory and I was slipping back into a place I didn’t want to be in at all.
So I Tried to Tackle It Again
I started really pushing hard and focusing on my workouts, even more so than I had been, trying to get back down to the 179 mark. At this point I was at 193, give or take a pound, and felt muscular but my performance was crap. I noticed I could not hang the way I used to, I was getting slower and something wasn’t right. I thought I was “eating healthy” but after about 6 months of this, I was only able to get down to 188-187. That was it, it was like I hit a brick wall. Nothing I did would break the plateau.
The Ultimate Reset Journey Begins
Alisha did the Reset last year and got great results (lost 10lbs.) and kept telling me how wonderful she felt. So I finally decided to take the plunge and do it with her in January of this year, 3 weeks ago this week. It was a game changer. There’s no other way to put it, it opened my eyes to SO much. It showed me how much of a habitual eater I was, how many processed carbs I consumed and surprisingly how BLOATED I was! You don’t know, reading this right now, how bloated you are and don’t even realize it. Because you’ve been this way for so long it’s just par for the course. You’ve excepted life as it is. I know I had, that’s why 98% of the people reading this (excluding the 7-11% body fat people reading this) are bloated. Now you might say I’m wrong, you might say I eat healthy and you might say I have no idea what I’m talking about…I don’t know about that, all I know is….the pictures speak for themselves.
What I learned About Food
What the Reset taught me was that I ate more processed food than I realized and that it doesn’t take much AT ALL to make you “bloated”, overweight or hit a plateau. I felt like I controlled my dairy intake to very minimal and what little I consumed would be fine, I was wrong.
I thought that whole grain bread and pastas were good for me, when in reality they can cause your body to take those “healthy carbs” and store them as glycogen which your body turns to fuel instead of burning the fat from where you want to lose it.
The Reset taught my body, RESET my body, to understand what to do with the food I eat…when I eat the right kinds of food, the body will naturally know what to use as fuel and what to store for energy.
You’ll learn to ENJOY your food and not scarf it down. You’ll understand what taking your time can do for the digestion process. You’ll also spend time in the kitchen, with your wife and talk. Yes, talk.
It was interesting to also learn how many toxins we have in our body from not only the processed food, but from the air and water we breathe and drink.
You will sleep better than you have ever slept in your life. I mean deep sleep. The kind of sleep where you wake up and are ready to go and don’t need the morning cup of Joe.
Lastly, YOU’LL SAVE MONEY while on the Reset. $50 would buy a week’s worth of groceries for the two of us for the Reset recipes. We didn’t eat out, we didn’t buy junk, we just followed the plan and saved about $300 over the course of 3 weeks. You basically earn the money you spend on the Reset back through your grocery bill.
We have a website that has all the in’s and out’s of the Ultimate Reset here. I encourage you to look it over and write down your questions, then contact us and we’ll go over any concerns or questions you may have. What I will tell you now is this, I wish to God I had done this a year ago when Alisha did it the first time. If I had, I may have saved myself a year of frustration and lack of understanding. It was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done, as we talk about in the video below, but it was by far the BEST thing I’ve ever done to date. It has set us up nicely for the next phase of our journey which you’ll be hearing more about in the weeks to come. But most importantly, it’s made us better coaches to you, by debunking the myths we used to follow and educating us in a way where we’re better equipped to help you break through your struggles.
As always, reach out to us if you have any questions and until next time. Peace out!