BeachBody Ultimate Reset

Hey, I’m actually using my poor neglected blog!  Figured it was the best place to review my latest health experiment.

After running my first half-marathon, I was looking for something else to do and honestly get a good break from running after training for 6 months.  I knew my diet was a hot mess so I wanted to do something drastic to get it in shape.  I crave and thrive on structure so this plan was appealing to me.  For an overview, check out the following BeachBody video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR__5cZrdIo

Ok, my Overview:

The Supplements:
Mineralize: It’s Himalayan salt.  You add it to distilled water (I used my RO water since I had already paid for the filter in my house) which you will be drinking like all the time.  They recommend drinking half your body weight in oz of water per day
Optimize: Enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and amino acids to optimize immune response and manage inflammation.  6 pills per day
Alkalinize: alfalfa, barley, kamut, and wheat grass to help neutralize excess acid in your system.  Powder supplement you mix with 2-6 oz of water.  It’s gross…I won’t lie, but 2oz goes down like a shot and you go on with your life
Soothe: aloe vera and curcumin to enhance digestive health and reduce inflammation. 2 pills per day
Revitalize: probiotic.  6 pills per day on the last week
Detox: helps remove toxins and waste in the colon.  It really is a “gentle detox” like they say.  You take it 3X a day on week 2.  Besides being slightly gritty and insoluble, it was actually pretty tasty and filling.  In an odd way I enjoyed this one.

Week 1: Reclaim:

You’ll be drinking your water with mineralize and taking optimize 30 min before every meal and alkalinize 2 hours after lunch, adding soothe to the predinner pills.  Honestly, with the food prep and my kids nagging me to give them their food I found it nearly impossible to get the timing right.  I did my best.

Food: The first week you can still have lean animal proteins like eggs, salmon and chicken.  It helped ease into the program to have eggs for breakfast and a nice salmon dinner I could make for the family.  Already, I’m beginning to notice the ginormous pile of dishes that will be an unending fixture in my kitchen.  I was able to get a shopping list on the UR website for each week and that was ESSENTIAL.  That way I had all I needed and the recipes were pretty straight-forward.  I got plenty of food and was doing good.  Then Ryan was sick….I got no sleep….I got his tummy bug….and Thursday, aka day 4 made me want to die.  In the guide it said days 3-5 were the worst so I don’t know if the diarrhea was the program or the bug but I was hating life and the program.  I modified some breakfasts by subbing the oatmeal for most but since you are totally allowed to swap within the week it was allowed.  I pushed through and ended week 1 down 4 lbs

Week 2: Release 

Enter the detox supplement that you do with the other stuff 30 min before meals.  Like I said before I liked this one.  I was feeling great week 2. I was getting into a groove with food prep even though the book should have done a better job of forewarning of marinating times for some dishes which lead me to eat some stuff later than I intended and yet again struggle with timing. I also discovered a major mistake in a recipe which if not for the UR facebook group would have ruined my Kabocha squash.  The facebook groups were nice because if you know me, you know I’m a total FB addict so they had to deal with my PWing.  I also discovered my love for roasted beets this week too – yum!  Actually, there were so many good recipes this week.

Week 3: Restore

Here’s where you starve.  Well, not really but you’re only eating veggies at this point and you really lean on your grain snacks.  It’s also where I said to myself “next time I do a detox, it will be shorter”.  However I did lose nearly 7 lbs this week so that was pretty fab.

Results:

Weight: 13 lbs!
lost about 2 inches everywhere
I did run my lipid profile and other labs but honestly they were all really good to start with so I don’t know how much they’ll change.  I’ll do them again on Saturday if I have time and I’ll update here if there’s something to report.
I tried to take before and after pics but about a week after I started my bathroom renovation started so it was impossible to have a good comparison since my before pics were taken in the bathroom.  The lighting differences made any subtle changes hard to detect.  My clothes became noticeably looser and there were the measurements so they’ll have to suffice 😉

Opinion:

I loved the results!  I don’t know if I would have been able to time things as I was supposed to if it would have been better but I’m pretty proud of myself for sticking with it as much as I could.  It’s very clear that this program is ideally suited for either single people with no kids or couples doing the program together.  As a mom to 2 young kids it was a challenge.  The kids didn’t want to eat the veggies and my husband, being a diabetic, couldn’t do something with that kind of drastic dietary change (plus he’s a picky eater).  I shared stuff with my kids (especially my breakfasts of berries because Ryan wouldn’t stop mooching off me) so they got exposure to stuff they probably wouldn’t have otherwise.  I think it’s really changed my point of view on portions.  I CAN have less (or no) meat.  I WILL eat more veggies. Now I have a book of great, healthy recipes.  Sure there were duds in there but I won’t make those again.  I’d say 70% of them I will make again, if only as side dishes.  I have also developed a habit of healthy salads for lunch.  There are 3 great healthy salad dressing recipes to use on them.  I also realized that all the cooking and dishes didn’t kill me and I don’t need to eat out as much as we do.  Now that I’m done, I will admit that my breakfasts returned to normal – bowl of Kashi go lean, cup of light vanilla soymilk, and cup of coffee.  Sorry, but I need all that stuff!  I’m still off alcohol for Lent but no promises after that.  I do realize (and have for a while) that when I drink my diet goes down the toilet so I need to be mindful of that when I add back my wine.  I had a Lean Cuisine at work last night and was blown away by the saltiness.  I knew they were high in sodium but it never bothered me before.  I may have to go back to making my dinners – it can only be good for me and if I make enough extra I know my family will eat healthy in my absence.

ok, the price point – $200…..Yes, it’s a lot.  But if like me your diet is absolute crap (full of overprocessed “food”, added sugars, and carb overload) you can really benefit from the reset.  Also now I have a whole book of great, healthy recipes.  And it’s kind of silly but when you spend that much on a program you are more likely to stick with it.  I tried to do Herbalife since it was much cheaper a few months ago but I was bad at sticking with it (besides being freaking hungry).  This is NOT  a starvation diet and that also helps with the ability to stick with it and actually LEARN how to eat differently and be able to continue to do so in a way you can maintain.  I’ll update this blog again in a month and let you know if I was able to maintain the results because that’s what’s really important!

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January

Once we got all the furniture moved in, we just had to touch up the paint, put up pictures, valences and a wall decal and Jason’s room was done!

Nothing much else happened in January until the end when we decided it was time to potty train Jason.  A lot of my friends have had success with the 3-day-potty training method so we decided to give that a try.  So on Saturday, January 28th, we changed Jason out of his very last diaper and put on his first pair of undies.  We cranked up the heat and declared it “no pants day” since part of the method requires the kid to be in only undies.  After saying “Jason pants?” for about an hour or so, Jason got used to the idea and we pushed the juice and waited.  We kept the potty nearby so when he started to go we’d move him to the potty to help him get the idea that that’s where the pee is supposed to go.  We had him sitting on a lot of towels during the day to keep him from peeing on everything.  We had a lot of accidents that first day but we did get one pee in the potty so that was encouraging.  We put him in a pull-up for his nap and at night.

The next day went much better with about half the pees in the potty and half in the undies.  By the third day, we were most of the pees in the potty.  Pooping was still a challenge with it mostly starting in the undies and if we’re lucky, he’ll finish in the potty.  Not really sure how to coach him to poop on the potty.  On Tuesday, we finally ventured out of the house and he did great at MyGym in his undies and even made it though his nap dry.  We had a bit of a set-back during choir rehearsal on Wednesday with a couple accidents and not much luck with the potty.  So on Friday, I brought his potty with us to Tot’s Day In and he did a lot better with using the potty.  I think he was just a bit intimidated by the small but still quite different potties at church.  It took about a week for him to get comfortable with them.  We also had to get him a potty ring to use when we had to use a public potty.  The fold-up ones were not stable enough for him so we had to get one that was a bit bigger than I would like portability-wise but as long as he’ll use it, I’m happy.  I was very pleasantly surprised at how well he potty-trained and we only have him in pull-ups at night and he probably wakes up dry about half the time.  I’m so proud of my big boy!

December

ok, let me try to remember what happened in December…

December 1st – I reached the halfway point in my pregnancy!

Not much really!  The main thing we did was gather and plan stuff for Jason’s big boy room.  We decided to take advantage of Dan’s parents visiting for Christmas and plan on moving the den stuff out then with their help and getting all Jason’s stuff set up.  I found a good “Black Friday” mattress sale for Jason’s bed and one of our local furniture stores was going out of business so we got his dresser and bedside table for a really good deal.  I just had to replace the handle pulls because they were really ugly.  We got him a personalized chair from Pottery Barn Kids and a bookshelf from Target as well as an airplane themed bedding set online.  Either way, Jason liked playing in the boxes.  I also got a taste for gift-wrapping with a 2-year-old…it’s not easy!

This year we decided to go to Illuminations at Botanica.  It’s a really cool light show thing at the local botanical gardens.  We decided to go on a comparatively warm Saturday so it was pretty crowded.  We had about a 3-4 block walk to get there.  Jason likes to walk so that was no big deal, plus we saw this house on the way which was almost as cool as the displays at Botanica.

Since our mall Santa looks like a homeless guy we decided to wait in line to see the Santa at Botanica.  It was a cold wait and I had to change a poopy diaper but it was free and he was a really good Santa!

We had a nice night overall…until the walk back.  Since it was so dark, I had Jason on my shoulders to keep him safe but then I stepped on a golf ball on the side of the road, rolled my ankle and went down hard on my knee.  Jason went crashing down to the street next to me.  I couldn’t tell if he hit his head because I was too busy trying to fall in a way that wouldn’t hurt either of my babies, but he was crying really hard.  At one point he was even getting kind of gaggy and I was worried about a head injury so we figured we better get him checked out.  We stopped by the ER on the way home and when they were able to get him a pacifier he stopped crying pretty quickly.  They looked him over and he seemed to be just fine.  He cut his finger and that seemed to be all that was wrong.  I guess God and thick winter clothing protected him!  I could barely walk the next day because my ankle was sore and my knee was in pretty bad shape but I recovered after a few days.  No more falls!

We also went to see the Santa at Petsmart because we thought it would be cute to get Bonnie and Jason in a picture together.  Jason was not impressed.  He kept saying “No….All Done!!”  At least Bonnie looks good in the picture!

Dan’s parents came down for Christmas and they had a lot of fun with Jason and it’s always nice to see them.

Rita decided to give us a surprise the day after Christmas – she laid an egg!  I always assumed she was a girl, so I’m glad I was right.  I’m not sure what got into her and why she felt the need to lay an egg but it was a pretty funny thing to find at the bottom of the cage.  I’m just happy she wasn’t sick because I was worried about her sitting at the bottom of the cage.  A couple days later she laid another one.  I let her play with them for about a week before I threw them away.

 

By the end of the month, I think I had a growth spurt in my belly – this is going to be a large pregnancy….

November

wow, I’m so sorry if you actually follow my blog or at least would want to.  I must have forgotten I had one or something….

Anyway, I’ll try to remember what’s happened in the past few months 😉

On November 2nd, Jason turned 2.  We didn’t have a party or anything because he’s still probably too young to notice – maybe next year.  I made a “2” out of a label and stuck it to the tie on his tie shirt and voila!  we have a special “I’m 2” shirt to wear.  I brought (not nearly enough) cupcakes to choir rehearsal and had everyone sing happy birthday to him and let him blow out a candle with the number “2” on it.  Then I had the brilliant idea of letting him lick the frosting off the candle.  Yeah, that would be a mom fail, he bit it and I had to fish the wax out of his mouth in front of the whole choir.  Other than that, I think he had a pretty good birthday.

On a nice day, we decided to rake up some leaves and let Jason have a good old time.  He liked jumping in them, but he really liked being thrown into them and pushed into them while driving his car.  In one of the pictures you can see my belly…I’m about 18 weeks along here..

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We had our anatomy scan right before Thanksgiving and found out we are having another boy.  Jason was really well behaved during the ultrasound and we told him “there’s  your little brother”  He pointed to the little screen the tech was using and said “little brother” then pointed to the big screen we were watching and said “big brother”.  He says “baby” when he sees the ultrasound pictures too but I’m still not sure how much he understands.

We had Thanksgiving dinner with the Chastains and I was bringing my chocolate chip cookies so I decided to announce the gender as follows:

Lately, his favorite pastime has been watching videos of funny kitties on YouTube.  It’s pretty much part of our morning routine at this point.  Have breakfast, watch kitties, continue with our day.  At least it gives me time to get my computer stuff done (unfortunately, that doesn’t include keeping up with my blog, but I digress…).

Jason got his first Christmas present from his Grandma and Grandpa Bender and we decided to go ahead and let him have it now.  We put the chairs in a row and Jason started sorting his duplos according to color…he’s so smart!  We won’t keep it there, but he seemed to like watching the game from his very own seat 🙂

Dan took Jason to Hanging of the Greens at church (I had to work).  He looks like he had a good time eating and taking part in putting the nativity scene together.

October

In October we went to the Applejack Pumpkin Patch for the first time.  We usually get our pumpkins at church and don’t bother with pumpkin patches but since Jason is old enough to enjoy it, we decided to make the trip.  They had a cute measuring thing there but he wasn’t having it….until we gave him something to look at.

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so he’s about 3 feet tall this year.  He had a great time walking around the patch petting the pumpkins then we went back to the main area where there were swingsets, slides, a huge slide, goats to feed and pet, a kiddo tractor ride and other such fun stuff.  I think he really enjoyed himself 🙂

he enjoyed the swing more than it looks like in the picture

Jason has been keeping himself occupied around the house in whatever way he can think of.

 and yes that is a diaper on his head.  He’s also developed a taste for wasabi peas…they are quite good!

On October 22, Purdue had it’s homecoming game so we decided to attend.  Unfortunately, the day before we were supposed to leave, Jason got the stomach bug.  He was still a bit sick on Friday morning and we missed our flight by 5 minutes.  Which put us on stand-by for the rest of the day.  We got out of Wichita 3 hours later and got the second flight out of Chicago.  We got into Indy around 3:30pm instead of my originally planned noon.  It was too late at that point to go up to Yeoman and play mini-golf where Dan and I had our first date, which was a bummer.  It was a long day but Jason was feeling better so it could have been worse!  The game went well.  We won and Jason was very good the whole time.  We had lunch there and he fell asleep during the 4th quarter.  We hung out with our friends back at the tailgate site after the game and went back to Mike and Tammy’s house for the night.  It was great to see everyone again.  On Sunday we drove over to Muncie to spend a few days with my family.  We were joined for lunch by my aunt, uncle, cousin, grandpa and grandma so it was nice to see them too.  Then we had a birthday cake in honor of my dad and Jason.

The weather was kind of nasty on Monday so we mostly just hung out and caught up with my parents.  On Tuesday morning we went to the Muncie Children’s museum.  Jason had a lot of fun exploring around there.  After lunch I felt pretty crappy and came down with the stomach bug too.  It sucks to be sick on vacation but at least I was at my parent’s house.  I felt better by Wednesday which is good because that’s when we were scheduled to fly back home.  Our flights were thankfully  unremarkable.

Jason decided to be Superman this year for Halloween.  Of course when I say he decided I  mean I decided and yes he was Superman last year but the costume still fit!  I had to work and we weren’t going to any parties so I figured why buy a new costume?  Besides, he makes a great Superman

On the pregnancy front, the stomach bug totally ruined my “no puking while pregnant” record, but I hardly think that counts!  Anyway, I think the bloat is giving way to an actual bump…here’s about 14 weeks or so

 

 

September

August was pretty eventful – September was not!  September may be the reason for my blogging break….nothing much happened….like, at all.

I did have my first ultrasound though and have the first picture of Baby Bender #2.

Everything looks good so far!  I’ve been more tired and nauseous this time around but I think that’s partly due to having to chase a toddler around who won’t let me sleep until noon.

Jason had his first dentist appointment on the 14th.  He did great!  He’s been to the dentist so many times with me it wasn’t a big deal at all to him and was just facinated with all the things they had.  He even let them polish and flouride treat his teeth.  He likes brushing his teeth too

He got a pretty bad bug bite in the corner of his eye that made it look like he got in a fight but he was in pretty good spirits about it:

We went to the zoo on one of the nicer days and I think we got a few videos but this is the only picture we got:

After the Michigan trip and St. Louis trip last month we concluded that Jason was getting too tall for the Pack N Play so we got him a toddler travel mattress.  He mostly wants to jump on it but I think it will work well for our next trip

So yeah, that’s all I got for September 😛

 

August

Sorry, I’ve been a bad blogger again.  It’s terrible that I keep doing this and I really need to get better at keeping stuff updated.  Anyway,  here’s what happend in August.

The month started off pretty exciting.  On August 5, I got this:

What?  You don’t see the line?  I wasn’t too convinced either and so I decided to run my hCG levels at work before telling anyone and sure enough it was Positive!  I called Dan from work and told him since it only seemed fair that he found out when I told people at work and my internet friends 😉

That made it even more fun that we were traveling to Michigan to see Dan’s family the next week!  I could finally tell family IN PERSON that I was pregnant!  I got a shirt to put on Jason and walked downstairs with him in it.  Dan’s mom caught on instantly – “Big brother?!”  followed by lots of congrats.  I would have got it on video had Jason not been in the middle of a random fit.  Then we went to the Saginaw zoo and got to pet alpacas and whatnot:

That night we had a nice family photo session:

After the photo-shoot we celebrated Dan and Abby’s joint 31st birthdays.  Jason had fun at Grandma and Grandpa Bender’s house – hugging trees, riding the “magic carpet” and just generally being cute:

At this point I’m going to pause and point out that I had reached my goal weight right before getting pregnant.   From Abby’s wedding in April 2010 until the Michigan trip in 2011 I lost 40 lbs!

Too bad I’ll be gaining a lot of it back – but at least I should easily stay below 200lbs this pregnancy.

Later that month, we went to St Louis for a get together with my internet friends and a quick visit with Matt and Sarah.   It was great to finally meet in person a few of the ladies I’ve known for nearly 3 years.

Finally we finished the month going to Jason’s first air show.  He was pretty interested in the airplanes and I’m glad I’ve decided to do an airplane theme in his big boy room.

it was pretty hot and getting close to naptime so he was pretty done at this point – I just love how it says “[fussy face] and lovely”

 

 

 

July

 

As I attempted to recall what happened in July only one word came to mind:

HOT!

It’s hard to remember what happends when your brain is melted.  It was over 100 most days in July.  I still ran but I had to move it indoor so I didn’t die.  It’s boring running on the indoor track at the Y but my time got a lot better when I didn’t have to push the stroller and pull the dog.

We attempted to do Fouth of July with Jason this year.  First we went to the party next door but it was a bit too intense for the little guy with all the people and fireworks going off everywhere.  We decided to go down the street to Jason’s girlfriend, Olivia’s, house.  The firworks were more tame but Jason fell asleep soon after they started because he didn’t take a very good nap earlier.  At least we tried!

Bonnie was traumatized as usual:

Other than that, Jason has learned how to climb into his booster seat by himself

“climb” trees

Eat with a fork (sometimes)

Write

Rock out the drums on Guitar Hero World Tour.  Even though he was in time most of the time, he wasn’t connected because we didn’t want to be booed off the stage

I also got myself a late Mother’s Day present.  Besides the mom medallion there is a cross for my angel baby and a November birthstone for Jason.  I figure I can add birthstones as I go!

June

I have no idea what happend…I wrote an entire post for June and it’s gone.  I think maybe I’m the problem with blogging not the sites.  :::repeated headdesks:::

Guess I’ll just charge ahead and keep wasting my time on this fruitless pursuit

June:

June started with Vacation Bible School.  This year I did the Science portion instead of pee wee rec like last year.  I loved the content and the structure of this year so I may stick with science from now on (it is my thing afterall)

Jason was in the nursery again which he loves.  Next year will be fun because he’ll be in an actual class.  He should be moving to the “Turning Two’s” Sunday School class soon too!

We also went to Riverfest a couple times.  We mostly went for fattening fair food and people watching (why else would you go?).  We did find a nice playground that’s there all the time so we may have to go back sometime.  Jason really liked playing in the giant sandbox.

Dan and Jason went back later in the week and got caught in a Tornado Warning.  They spent a majority of the evening in the parking garage in Century II and I spent the evening freaking out at work worrying if they were ok.  Jason did great though and even got a glow stick for his trouble.

Jason has been a lot of fun lately.  He’s a good little mimick and not much gets past him.  He loves to “talk” on the phone and has only dialed 911 once – fortunately it was on speakerphone so I could explain the situation to the operator so we didn’t get arrested.

I got an iPhone for my birthday so I gave my old cellphone and iPod to Jason to play with.  He does have quite a few apps on my iPhone though I just don’t let him play with that unattended ;-).  Here he is jamming to his lullaby music on the iPod:

We try to spend as much time outside as possible (when it’s not too hot that is).  Jason loves walking his dog, going for bike rides (even if he is alseep by the time we get home sometimes), and going to the park.

May

And now to catch up where I left off!

May was a great month.  As the weather warmed up, Jason discovered corn-on-the-cob:

Which followed learning quickly how to say “mmm, corn”

On May 7th, I participated in the Girls on the Run Mother’s Day 5K.

I had been training since February and the week before had been running 5K 3 times a week in preparation for the race.  It was a beautiful day and a really nice run.  It was through the recently rennovated River Walk which was lovely and stroller accessable.  I accomplished both my goals: running the whole time and finishing in the first half.  My official time was 37:13 (best so far) and I was 447th of over 1000.  I also competed in the Joggermom Marathon which was a virtual marathon where you had to complete 26.2 miles of running in the month of May.  Since I average about 9 miles a week, I figured this would be an achievable goal and I did it with miles to spare!

May 24th was my BIG 3-0 birthday.  We had a small gathering of friends over to our house for a cookout.  We got to try out the new picnic table Dan built.

I also got a German Chocolate Cake and a Red Velvet Cake at work as well as a Rum Cake that I made for the party.  3 cakes, one for each decade – now THAT’S how to celebrate!

Here is Jason modeling the Red velvet cake:

On Memorial Day weekend, Dan’s brother and his wife visited us.  The weather sucked but that just gave us a good excuse to sit around, play with Jason, and play Wii.  It was a nice time.

Here is Jason’s Favorite pillow:

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    Hey, I’m actually using my poor neglected blog!  Figured it was the best place to review my latest health experiment. After running my first half-marathon, I was looking for something else to do and honestly get a good break from running after training for 6 months.  I knew my diet was a hot mess so […]
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  • August November 6, 2011
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