The Ultimate Reset


Do you ever wish you could just hit the “Reset” button on anything in your life and get an instant do over? I sure do! We all do and say things all the time that we can’t take back. They have been released into the universe! The thing is, I don’t really live a life of regret. Sure, there are things I’ve done and said that I wish I hadn’t. I have TONS of regrets about the time I spent or didn’t spend with my parents. But the thing is, we can’t change the past. So as much as we regret something, it still happened. We don’t have any control over it. To avoid living a life of regret, we have to release ourselves from the guilt and pain of the consequences of our actions and move forward, hopefully making better choices the next time around. 

One thing we do have control over is our health and wellness. My health has become my focal point since losing both of my parents. In a chaotic world with thousands of choices and detours and one way streets, the ONLY thing we have control over is our body. WE control what we put into it, on it, and where we take it! And while that might not seem like a big deal, it really is! In the past year of grief and darkness, I’ve been on a rollercoaster of emotions and my health and wellness has fluctuated a ton. Weight gain, muscle loss, acne, wrinkles, and a million other physical consequences have graced me with their annoying presence.

I’m not a doctor or a scientist, but I watched cancer eat away at my big, strong dad until he literally took his last breath. And while I’m sure there are tons of factors that go into it, I have no doubt that the choices he made HIS ENTIRE LIFE led to his painful death. The same is true for my mom. She died from complications to a routine surgery to remove a blockage from her stomach but she didn’t survive because her body wasn’t strong enough to bounce back. She had been weak since surviving cancer over a year before the surgery and her health continued to decline. Again, these issues were a direct reflection of the choices she made HER ENTIRE LIFE.

Life isn’t easy and sometimes, many times, we start down a path with the best of intentions and we fall short. That is probably the biggest issue with diet and exercise- consistency! It is easy to give up and it is harder to stay strong. Once of the things I’ve noticed is that my mood is a direct reflection of how healthy I am. 

While I eat fairly healthy most of the time and try to stay active, I’ve developed some pretty poor habits. I drink way too much caffeine, I eat processed foods, I eat a lot of sugar and way too much sodium. I don’t drink enough water or get enough sleep. I have lost focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and strength. 

So, while I knew that I could simply start eating healthier and working out more, I knew that I needed a BIG change. I decided to do Beachbody’s Ultimate Reset. 

“We’re breathing air that’s far from pristine, drinking water that’s not even close to being pure, eating foods laced with things we can’t even pronounce- chemical additives, preservatives, and pesticides- absorbing toxins contained in everything…” 

“You might not be able to chance the environment… but you can change yourself. With a little assistance, you can help your body do again what it once did naturally- receiving more to the things that are good for you and getting rid of the things that are bad.”

The Reset is a 21 day program that truly cleanses your body, without starvation. There is a very specific meal plan, a schedule for supplements, and tons of tips and tricks to become our BEST selves.

This is just an overview of the Reset. Over the next 3 weeks, I’ll share my experiences with you. While I’m excited to hit that “Reset” button, I know it isn’t a quick fix. It is going to be challenging but I am SO excited for the end result- to TRULY change the way I eat and feel.

Can’t wait!



I am a 30 year old California native who just moved back to the state after being away for 10 years. In that time, I've established a career that I love and spent the last 3 years completely invested in. I absolutely love teaching high school, but I have an overwhelming sense of regret that I let my love for my students and my desire to help them take away the time I could have spent with my mom and my husband. It is for this reason, plus my overwhelming desire for adventure, that I've asked my husband if we could move back to my home state. I'm coming back fulfilled and confident but completely broken as I've now lost both parents. I'm just trying to put back the pieces as I figure out how to honor both of them while truly being happy and moving forward. I'm essentially starting fresh, as a lifelong mourner. Each day is a tribute to them and to my marriage. I feel a rush of excitement and I know that though the change is HUGE, it is going to be incredible. My dream is to laugh every day, allow myself to grieve my losses, regain my relationship with God, and build a stronger relationship with my love. Cheers to new adventures!

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