The Skinny on the Ultimate Reset – Day 11

I am over half way through the Ultimate Reset!!!!!!

You won’t believe something I’ve decided since about day 7…..drinking coffee MIGHT be a thing of the past for me!!??!! I know. I’m like significantly known for being everything coffee. But once I got over my withdrawals I realized how much I naturally feel better without it!?!?

Aside from green tea or my unicorn blood — I am also going to stay away from anything caffeinated at this point.  Ive fallen in love with Teeccino though!!

I’ve also resolved for the next 6 months I’m going to plan out in FULL DETAIL & PREP allllll of my meals eating at least 3-5 vegan meals each week.

You never think it’s possible but ITS TOTALLY POSSIBLE for you too!! The first 5 days were hairy I won’t lie.  Not because of what I could or could not eat, but the feelings associated to not eating my emotions, the actual aches from detoxing, lack of energy while my body was releasing years of toxins and the pains of change.

Overall the food is good minus a few choices like seaweed, tempeh, and mashed garbanzo beans….I am full and not hungry throughout most of the day (as long as I go to bed between 9-10 when I start dreaming about what’s in he kitchen I could nibble.)

So Day 11 was the first day I was tip top shape for the entire day!  Feeling full of energy and life, clear thinking and patient!

My breakfast is pretty much the same for the next 2 weeks! They give you other options such as Miso soup, avocado and mashed chick peas but like I said….. not my ideal breakfast! Fresh fruit will do me just fine!!!  I am in a routine of making myself one and the boys love it too! I read today that fruit in the morning is cleansing and easy to digest for the body!

Tomorrow I need to get to the store for distilled water and more fruit.

Here’s the Skinny on Day  11:

Wake up w/20 oz of distilled water (Mineralize added) and continue drinking this ALL day just not until 30 mins after a meal for digestion purposes!

Take Supplements (Optimize & Detox)

Wait 30 Minutes

Breakfast (fruit bowl above) Try to pick low glycemic and in season organic fruit

Wait at least 2 hours. (I waited 3)

Take Supplements again

Wait 30 min


I don’t know that it’s allowed but I usually end up combining whatever mix of food combos they have set up. For instance today was cucumber tomato salad, 1 cup quinoa, and 1/4 avocado…so I just mixed it all in. It looks messy but tasted really great! Instead of the dressing listed (that was mostly the same ingredients as the greek dressing — I just used what I already had made of that) but here’s the recipe:

Cucumber & Tomato Salad courtesy of the Ultimate Reset

(Makes 1 Serving)

2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium cucumber, partially peeled, cut lengthwise then sliced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 Tbsp. red onion, chopped

2 Tbsp fresh herbs (I used parsley & basil), chopped

Himalayan salt to taste (optional)

Herbal seasoning (optional)

Combine red wine & balsamic vinegars, lemon juice, and oil in a small bowl, mix well. Set aside. Combine cucumber, tomatoes, onion, parsley, basil, salt, and seasoning in a large bowl, mix well. Drizzle dressing over cucumber mixture; toss gently.

Wait at least 2 hours (I waited 3)

Take your power greens

Wait 30 minutes

Optional Snack – I had vanilla vegan Shako

Wait 2 hours

Take Supplements (Optimize, Detox & Soothe)

Wait 30 min


Hearty Miso Soup

Hearty Vegetable Miso Soup

courtesy of the Ultimate Reset

makes 1 serving


• 1 t. extra virgin olive oil or safflower oil

• 2 T. finely chopped yellow onion

• 1 t. finely chopped garlic

• 1 small carrot, cut in thin diagonal slices

• 1 small celery stalk, cut in thin diagonal slices

• ½ t. peeled and finely grated ginger (I omitted – I hate ginger like a lot)

• 2 C. water

• ¼ C. broccoli florets

• 2 T. chopped fresh green beans (I only had asparagus)

• ¼ C. shredded Napa cabbage or bok choy

• 1 T. wakame seaweed (optional…It makes me hate life so I don’t add this either haha)

• ¼ t. sesame oil

• 1 T. sliced green onion

• 1 T. miso paste mixed with 2 T. hot water (also optional)


1. Heat EVOO in soup pot on medium heat.

2. Add onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, and celery and saute for 5 minutes.

3. Add water and simmer on low for 20 minutes until veggies are tender.

4. Add broccoli, beans, cabbage, and seaweed.

5. Stir and simmer until tender but not overcooked; broccoli and beans should remain crisp.

6. Remove from heat and add sesame oil, green onion, and miso mixture.

1/4 cup quinoa & lemon greens (greens sautéed in extra virgin olive oil & squeeze of lemon)

Finished off the night with chocolate Teeccino in place of coffee or a cheat and I have to say it makes giving up coffee for good a breeze!!

Dude, I’m so ready to be laser beam focused on my goals to lean out before my 2 rounds of 21 Day Fix Extreme  in prep for 80 Day Obsession!!!!

The Skinny on the Ultimate Reset – What is it?
Research the Ultimate Reset, here

If you want to join in and find out more fill out this quick survey to give me a snapshot of your goals and within 24 hours I’ll zip a free health & fitness recommendation over to you and help you get started wherever your “kickstart” begins!


The Skinny on the Ultimate Reset – Day 4

The hardest day yet. And I cheated a little. But I’m not even mad about it. Here’s why.

It was an extra serving of fruit when I could have had wine or chocolate cake instead.

Not gonna beat around the bush. I was moments away from a cheat allllll day. Cinnamon rolls. Coffee. Toast. Sushi. Spaghetti. Even cereal was tempting me. I wanted to shove anything I could into my face to drown out the feeling of deprivation. But here’s the dumb part. It’s me having my own temper tantrum. There’s so much dang food I can’t even finish most of it in one sitting!! And if I wasn’t such a bad prepper this week and had the foods ready to go it wouldn’t even be this hard. It’s because while I’m assembling a dish of all veggies I’m having to make spaghetti for the kids and it’s torture.
Tom was supposed to be in charge of all the food for the family but got the chance to take our oldest to see a show in Vegas so while he’s gone I’m left to my own survival feeding the babes and trying not to sacrifice my results by cheating.

If you don’t have support at home to get through this it will be much harder to make it the full 21 days if I’m being full disclosure. I thought Tom would help kind of distract from things I can’t have but so far he just grabs a beer and drinks it right in front of me or starts brewing coffee and asks me if I want any. Very very hard when I’m trying to get through this without cheating. And 4 days into 21 I think is my breaking point. The 4.8 weight loss my first day helped me truck through day 2 & 3 but now as I’m sitting with a bloated belly and a little constipation I’m less like a force to be wreckoned with and more like a wet absorbent sponge.

Here’s the Skinny on Day 4:

Wake up w/20 oz of distilled water (Mineralize added) and continue drinking this ALL day just not until 30 mins after a meal for digestion purposes!

Take Supplements (Optimize)

Wait 30 Minutes


Fresh fruit plate with yogurt. Use whatever fruit is seasonal and fresh in your area (for example: 1 cup mixed berries, 1 kiwifruit, 1/2 cup sliced peaches, 1/2 cup cubed honeydew melon) and 3/4 cup organic plain yogurt sweetened with 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup or a pinch of stevia.

Wait at least 2 hours. (I waited 3)

Take Supplements again

Wait 30 min

Lunch – again I improvised this meal. I really have no intention of going to the trouble to make sushi rolls that don’t taste like a California roll or Crunch roll LOL.

Bomb ass Lentil-Lime Salad

1 cup cooked green or brown lentils

1 medium carrot, shredded

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (I subbed italian parsley)

1 1/2 tsp sesame oil

2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (I used 2 whole limes bc I loooove lime)

Braggs liquid aminos

Himaylayn salt

1/2 tsp cumin (optional – I didn’t do it)

Herbal seasoning (also didn’t add it – I’ve noticed spices a lot more I think as my tastebuds actually get clear and I am realizing I don’t really like things like cumin or cilantro!? And the only herb seasoning I have has both LOL)

Combine it all in a bowl, mix, and cover. Marinate in the fridge for a couple hours before serving.

And instead of the Nori rolls I made a big bowl of 1 shredded medium carrot, 8 broccoli florets, and 6 asparagus spears steamed and with a dash of Braggs liquid aminos.

Wait at least 2 hours (I waited 3)
Take your power greens (I mixed mine into my vegan chocolate Shako and water today. My son had football playoffs and I was in a pinch to get out the door.)

Wait 30 Minutes

Optional Snack- I made a baggie of jicama, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and red bell pepper. Usually at a football game I’m eating cheez-its, sunflower seeds, and drinking a wine spritzer so this was a BIG change for me and the mental game was rough seeing everyone else enjoying all of the above. Not to mention I let little man have McDonalds today…I don’t even like McD’s but just the thought of some fattening salt laden fries and a diet coke seems soooo comforting. I just kept drinking my mineralized water and telling myself I need this. I need the mental clarity. I need the detox. I need the help pushing through my emotional eating.

Wait 2 hours

Take Supplements (Optimize & Soothe)

Wait 30 min

Dinner – another modification because I didn’t prep what needed to be ready. The meal called for stir-fried veggies, cucumber and tomato salad, 3/4 cup quinoa, and 1 serving of Nori Gomasio. None of which I had ready to make so I substituted with another veggie bowl like I had for lunch, 3/4 cup brown rice, and a cup of organic veggie broth with green onions.

I am positive we are supposed to eat exactly to plan and I don’t intend to flub through the rest of this. I love being ready and feeling like I’m following along like I’m supposed to so that I get true results from this program. I’ve been in a shit mood and I always tend to sabotage myself when I don’t plan ahead. So today I’m dedicating the time in the kitchen to have everything ready ahead of time that I need!

I’m going to go LIVE on My Facebook Page today to prep the quinoa salad, roasted root medley, zucchini-cashew soup, and more microgreen salads.

I saw this on Pinterest yesterday and I was like HOW fitting is this for what’s going on in my mind right now beating old demons and emotional eating habits through these 21 days.

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The Skinny on the Ultimate Reset – What is it?
Research the Ultimate Reset, here

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Does that grab your attention?


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Find Purpose, Reach Goals, Fulfill Dreams

What do you live for?
Have you ever wondered, have you ever asked yourself why you are here on earth? What are you living for? What are you hoping to achieve in life? What is the reason of your existence? Do you know where you are going?  Is this what you are living for?

In this time and age many of us, in fact far too many of us, live their life day by day without even knowing why they are alive. Mother Theresa wanted to care for and comfort the poor, the sick and the needy all over the world. Mahatma Gandhi wanted to set his people free from colonial domination and the evil consequences of the fighting between Muslim and Hindus. Walt Disney wanted to use his creativity and imagination, as well as his skills, to make people happy. But what about you? What are you living for? What is your purpose for living?

Without purpose your life is just like a ferris wheel: one day you are up and happy, the next you are down and out. And the following day the pattern repeats itself; on and on, on and on, on and on. Is this the life you want? Is it not time that you knew where your life is going? Is it not time that you took control of your life, used the power within you and you did some of the things that mean so much to you? What about your life goals and working to finally fulfill your dreams? There is one problem though…. you need to discover your life purpose first.

The 7 reasons for a life purpose
1. A purpose will give meaning to your life
2. A purpose will help you identify your goals
3. A purpose will keep your priorities in order
4. A purpose will motivate you into action
5. A purpose will release the power within you to live the present and establish your future
6. A purpose will develop your potential by stimulating your creativity and activating your initiative
7. A purpose will help you evaluate your progress

The power of purpose
A personal sense of purpose has two dimensions:
a) we work on it and shape it according to our circumstances and progress in life
b) it works on us giving us direction and momentum for action

Once you have determined your life purpose that purpose will work on your goals and your attitudes. That means that what ever the situation you are going through at the moment your life purpose should be your guiding force. Instead, when we surrender to our circumstances, we become slaves to our daily events. The result is that we will have good days and bad days, battles lost and victories struggled through. When we surrender to a clear and defined purpose we only have good days, where ever we go, what ever we do. Even in the midst of difficult times your purpose will drive you on and motivate you. Remember, a purpose never dies!

The 3 keys to purpose

1. It can be done!
You will need to raise your awareness of who has gone before you and done the same things or similar things. Let their actions and their lives be an example and an encouragement to you. It does not matter what your present reality is; it does not matter what your personal or financial situation is right now. What really matters is whether you are ready to do it because… it can be done!

2. You can do it!
You have to raise your self-confidence and self-motivation and realize that nothing is impossible for you… if you really want it. Just look around yourself and you will see that many achievements have been made by people from all walks of life and nationality and age and social background. The only reason why they did what they wanted to do is because they believed they could do it. And you can be one like them too! You can do it too!

3. You can win!
Determination and persistence always bring victory and success. The only difference between failure and success is the fact that some have carried on while others have stopped on the way. You can be the last one to arrive at the finish line of the Boston marathon or you can be the winner. The choice is up to you. You can climb a mountain or you can climb a sand dune; what is your dream in life? Are you really wanting to do something? Or is it only just talk and fancy thoughts in your mind? You have the choice to make it whatever you want it to be!

Will you share your thoughts on your life purpose in the comments below??

Help Me, Help YOU!

Hey! Do you know what movie that line is from hehehehe

Anyway, I’d like to know if you have any questions for me that you think others
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Going once, Going twice!

This is it!

It’s decision time, are you in or are you out?

It’s probably time to change the subject over here to other important topics like: which yoga pants flatter your assets best, how to eat donuts and not gain weight, or how to get pesky dog hair off of your hardwood floors (I’ll give you a hint, it’s a robot vacuum!)

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How to get out of a funk – My top tips for how I handle my own ups and downs


Ever have days you feel defeated? I mean, of course you do. I just don’t know how to open this convo haha Gaaaahhhhhhhd this is the kind of stuff that I just feel sick to my stomach about sharing. But then after I get myself out of the funk I know that if I share it and I can help ONE person turn their day, week, life around then it was worth this moment of uncomfortable nausea I feel as I type.

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Even snapchat couldn’t cheer me up 😉

I read something a friend wrote the other day and she said “people are strange…they are constantly outraged by the minuscule but when it comes to big matters, like wasting their entire life, they hardly seem to notice”
And don’t get me wrong!! this is not a woe is me, feel bad for Tawnya post!! I am sooooo freaking lucky and blessed. I have ZERO reason to stress, worry, be consumed by the negative, nothing. BUT, I’m human. We have a baseline of emotion and daily (mostly by choice) we are either way high, close to, or way low of that baseline. You don’t want to live flat line and you don’t want to live in the extreme.
So yesterday I hit a few roadblocks in my business, I tried some new ideas that failed, I waited all day for something that finally came then I had to leave 20 minutes after it got there, I had more to do in the amount of time I had to do them, I didn’t clean the house which means I woke up to a mess today, and then to top it all off this morning I took progress photos that look WORSE than my week 5 progress/results….. (insert ughs and eye rolls).

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8 week progress

My first thought was that as soon as I got the kids off to school I was just going to skip everything I had planned for today and curl up on the couch and turn on a movie. But I recognized that voice from years ago. It was a girl that used to be afraid to try anything or DO ANYTHING. I never tried out for sports because I was too nervous that I would fail and not be accepted on to the team. I never went out for drama class in case I froze and wasn’t given a part. I never finished any class I started in college because I felt like it didn’t make a difference. I didn’t try to make new friends because of how hurt I’d been over and over by old ones. I never asked for help because I felt like I wasn’t worth the burden to someone else.
It’s taken me 3 years to grow into someone I only used to dream of being. It’s taken me all this time to realize that it’s not immediate gratification that fulfills you. It’s not all the bright shiny objects that make your heart feel happy. It’s not a goal reached but the mountain you climbed that truly completes you. Good and bad days are all in how you perceive them and if I were to try I could turn every one of those negatives about yesterday and today into a positive. Which is exactly what I did. I got out a notepad and wrote down everything that was weighing me down between yesterday and today and came up with this…
I learned 3 new things I can teach other leaders on my team about our business, I can try and improve on the ideas I tried to execute that didn’t work so that I’m better next time, I sat and laughed with friends and business partners all over the country from my phone while I waited for the sun to come out then had a 20 minute peaceful stretch on an empty beach listening to the ocean, I checked 8 things off my list yesterday that are done and taken care of, my house is trashed today but by deciding to take action instead of curl up on the couch I can breeze through and get it put back together, and my progress photos that look WORSE than my week 5 progress/results will be a great way to share with potential coaches and clients as well as my ‪#‎shinebrighttribe‬ that we all face plant. It’s life. There is no ONE result or set of progress photos that determine my worth or the fact that I am a happy healthy momma that gets to stay home in my yoga pants, drink coffee, workout at home, go to the beach, not miss any school or sporting event, travel, be surrounded by amazing humans, share my life and times with all of you, and be financially independent.. No boss, no time clock, no one telling me where or when to be.
After I made the list I felt so grateful for taking the time to assess what is really important. Choosing to see that in every mess we have the opportunity to share a message makes me feel like now I can climb that mountain. So I’m going to put Rhianna on, drink my pre-workout, breeze through this house like Mary Poppins, kill 22 minutes with Tony & a handful of marines in the garage, and wear a smile bigger than I’ve had in 2 days because of the healthy mindset and growth that the last 3 years as a Beachbody coach has brought me. When I think of all the ways and changes it’s not always personal development that comes to mind first but it’s definitely the foundation of my entire being and without that I would have quit this business 10 times over by now and would be STUCK wasting my life away wishing for, wanting more, and not truly enjoying anything life set in front of me.
So next time you feel defeated, ashamed, or just shitty… go turn the list around to see how you can put that list in a new light. If you need recommendations on books I’ve read or things I watch on personal development and growth let me know! I’d love to share!!
And, if you aren’t asleep yet thank you so much for reading along 😉 this was a hard post to put together for me but if it resonated with you at all then you’ve made it 100% worth doing.  Here’s how you can show that funk who’s boss: