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How honest should I be? I mean I’m only on day 1 of the Ultimate Reset. Should I share my experience thus far, or hold off and gain some perspective? Nah. I’m not a perspective taking type of lady. I’m going to tell it just like it is! My motivation to lose weight, get healthier in general and gain more control over my chronic urticaria (hives) is just enough to keep me going right now.

Today SUCKS! DAY 1 is AWFUL! Let me tell you all about it. Yesterday was my first day as an employee of the YMCA, teaching mindfulness at my daughter’s school. I volunteered and did it last year for free so getting a great check to do it now is fab! Anywho, I went in and did my 8-3. Being a devoted mom I let Miss M go to afterschool and came back to get her. She begged to stay for a program they were having so that meant I didn’t leave the school until 7 pm last night. I was exhausted when I got home. EXHAUSTED. Way too tired to do the prep work for today…You see where this is heading don’t you?

4 am this morning, I’m up and in the shower because I have to make Quinoa salad. O_o I know quinoa and kale are the darlings of everyone who ever heard the word healthy right now, but I hate both. Yet I made it this morning to stick with the Ultimate Reset. It was not too bad since it was somewhat warm. I actually liked it! Therefore, I was anticipating a good, HUGE lunch. The recipe was enough to feed 3 people, I thought. *Side note: My acupuncturist has banned cold foods, cold liquids, and raw veggies so I couldn’t have the huge salad that was actually on the menu for lunch on Day 1* I took the quinoa to school put it in the fridge and forgot about it until I tried to eat at 12:30. I was eating very late as it was, because I forgot to take the supplements and I had to wait 30 minutes after taking them to eat. I would swear it was a comedy of errors except I was SO not laughing. I picked at the freezing cold, nasty, quinoa and could not stomach it. I forced down less than ½ a cup and was DONE. But it looks delicious doesn’t it?!?!


Beginnings Are Tough

Here I am at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, writing a blog post so I don’t go stick my face in the peanut butter jar. LOL I am going to have a snack of peanut butter and celery. It is Reset approved. I posted my unhappy state in my challenge group and one of the amazing participants who dove in early and has finished, advised that my frustration and hunger will die down in a couple of days. I read all the warnings in the Reset guide that I might be emotional, cold and hungry, but I just figured it wouldn’t be me. Lemme tell you, I’m unstable, shivering and starving. So I guess it’s kind of isn’t me, I’m WAY past whatever they were describing. I’m also sticking with it. I’m committed to myself and this cleanse.

When everything is said and done, I am sharing this for those who will go through the Reset without the support of a challenge group.

Day 1 can be a beast.

The beginning is always the toughest. Do not let it throw you.

Stay strong and earn the fabulous results that will be yours in the end.

If you need some support on your health and wellness journey, use the contact form or connect with me on FB. I’d be thrilled to help you out.

Best to you Darlings!

Ana María

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