Category Archives: Ultimate Reset

Ultimate Reset: Done!

This was probably the best thing I’ve done for myself in a long, long time. I had a conversation with someone recently who mentioned that she thought I’d look back at this time in my life as a “paradigm shift.” I’ve been working so hard, on so many facets in my life both personally and…

Ultimate Reset: Days 18-21

So we’re on the last day of the reset. And I have a confession to make. Last night my husband and I had a date night. And it was a date night where the baby was at Nana and Papa’s house for the entire night, which meant it was the sort of night where we…

No one sucks at meditation

Admittedly of the habits I’ve been working to break, along with stepping on the scale, daily meditation has been one where I have struggled. Of the 18 days I’ve been at it, I think I’ve done it about 10 times. But I’m committed to not giving up. Of the many mantras I’ve had coursing through…

Ultimate Reset: Days 14-17

Last night the new managing director of my group took the VP team out to a gorgeous dinner. There was wine, bread, steak and probably the most amazing key lime pie I’ve ever seen. My friend, Mary, was sitting next to me and she repeatedly told me how absolutely awful it was with each bite…

Ultimate Reset: Days 12-13

I can’t stop thinking about food. I’m ridiculously hungry for something else. And I’m not emotionally eating, or going off plan, and it’s not that I’m not satiated, but I would like to eat some Barbara’s Shredded Wheat with a dollop of natural peanut butter in some dark chocolate almond milk. I would love to…

Ultimate Reset: Days 10-11

Last night I decided to try on a dress that I haven’t worn since 2007. It’s a cute dress – a shirt dress that buttons down all the way but gathers a bit at the waist. This is what they say about clothes and scales and weight and sizes and the like: it varies. For…

Ultimate Reset: Days 8-9

In addition to all of the eating and, frankly, not eating, going on around here in these 21 days, I mentioned that I’m trying to break a few gnarly habits of mine. Maybe this is what happens when your body isn’t loaded up with sugar, caffeine and booze, but the level at which I tune…

Ultimate Reset: Days 4 – 7

Ugh. So we’re all sick. We have been since Tuesday and it’s been generally miserable. It honestly feels like The Cold That Would Never End, at least as far as my daughter is concerned. So there hasn’t been much sleep around here, and what sleep we’ve had hasn’t been that hot. So I’ve not the…

Ultimate Reset: Day 3

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Oh thank the LORD for sleep. So sweet AG has a cold, and this one seems to have hit her a bit harder than others, just as it relates to sleep. Despite beginning her days here on the planet in a colicky nightmare, the girl is a champion sleeper. So when she’s sick or teething…

Ultimate Reset: Day Two

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Well that was awful. And it’s still awful. I’m suffering from caffeine withdrawal so horribly that last night? I actually got sick. Like, for real sick. I started getting a headache late in the day yesterday and there it’s remained since. I was woefully unprepared for it – I hadn’t planned on taking anything for the…

Ultimate Reset: Day One

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Yesterday morning we got back from a week’s long vacation in Michigan where I ate cookies, had BACON cheeseburgers TWICE and drank beer. I ran only one time and spent the majority of the time lounging around with my kid and my husband, watching Sesame Street and Breaking Bad (respectively) and lying around on the…

Hard habits to break

The prospect of being hungry and ticked off and having caffeine withdrawal leads me to over-preparedness. This whole reset business has got me nervous that I’m going to be a bit antsy and edgy and I feel an irresistible compulsion to have Things To Do during those times. Hence the ginseng tea, the baths, the walks and the journaling. Like…

Ultimate Reset Prep Work

For the past two weeks, I’ve  been combing the Internet for any and all articles related to the reset program. It’s pretty clear, even from my inexperienced vantage, that something like this is not for the 1) faint of heart or 2) unprepared. For as much as I’m looking forward figuring out if there are…