Ultimate Reset Cleanse Review and Results

Ultimate Reset Cleanse Before Picture

Before the Ultimate Reset Cleanse. About 168 lbs

Well, the 21 days of the Ultimate Reset Cleanse has come to the end.  I can only tell you that I am amazed.  I didn’t lose a ton of weight.  That was never my goal.  The lightest I have been (since high school) is 159lbs, and that was when I was killing myself training for the SuperFrog Half Ironman. I’ve been about 163 since I started eating paleo in early 2010.  I checked in at 166.8 on day 1 of the Ultimate Reset Cleanse.  I don’t lose/gain weight easily.  It’s a good thing, but it’s also not indicative of how I FEEL, which is so much more important.

2012 has been a busy year, and I’ll be honest: I don’t travel well.  Like most people, I have a lot of unhealthy habits that follow me around like a band of gypsy children looking to steal your wallet (all due respect to my gypsy friends).  I enjoy myself when I travel and that typically means a fair amount of wine.  I love wine.  Red, white, I love it all.  The experience of it intoxicates me…literally.  In January we traveled to Florida and Atlanta.  In February I went on a snowboarding trip to Colorado, turned 40 and played in a Member/Guest tournament in Palm Springs.  March featured the Success Club trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas, which was followed by a trip to see my brother in Boston for Spring Break.  I succeeded at many things during this time period, including training for an Olympic distance triathlon that was unfortunately canceled and passing P90X Certification, but I felt like crap.  I was living on caffeine and lacked a solid focus on my health.  When that happens, everything else suffers.  I’m just not as good.

Enter the Ultimate Reset Cleanse.  Carl Daikeler told me, “this is a game changer”.  Um…yeah, Carlito whatever.  It’s a cleanse.  I’ll spend 21 days on the toilet and be miserable.  Every other one has been that way.  I’ve hated them all, but I’m nothing if not coachable, so I jumped in when Monica was given the opportunity to do the cleanse with the Elite Coaches.  Before we started we shot this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nusOKLaAI4

10 days before the official start day I began to limit my consumption of coffee and animal products.  I had to apologize to my kids no less than 4 times during this period.  Um…sorry.  And then we began.  The first week was rough.  I was hungry and tired.  I took quite a few naps.  The Alkalinizer (think “shot of wheatgrass”) gave me a headache and made me dizzy.  That, in my opinion, is a bad thing.  When healthy things make you feel like crap, you are unhealthy.  The Day 1 recap is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5lepZEkVvA.  On Day 3 we shot this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9V4muJPglA.  Day 6, I shot this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWZlh89-uGg.  Finally, at the end of Phase I Monica and I filmed this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBGpL09haQY&feature=relmfu.  That was the first really amazing day…as we finished Phase I, I started to feel dramatically better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBGpL09haQY&feature=relmfu.  Week 1 was tough.  I was really tired and hungry frequently.

Week 2 things got better.  The Detox is kind of gross (sorry Carl, but really…), and vegan living is flat out difficult.  Half way though, I started to feel amazing.  I woke up one day and weighed in at 158.  Video here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zzN2iIdjSE  The next day I was up to 163.  My body was starting to respond by exchanging water, which was initially confusing, but relieving when I realized that many other people were going through the same thing.  There were so many days when I woke up early (5:30 AM) and just felt amazing.  Like I had slept for 10 hours.  No caffeine…nothing.  Just good food and gentle supplements.  The reading material I had organized around the toilet bowl went largely unviewed.  It’s just not like that.  Here’s the Day 14 Phase II recap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dLryEn2P_k.  That was a good day.  “I wish I could wake up feeling like this every single morning”.  Monica’s comment in the Day 14 video about “reclaiming the intimacy of our time” has been huge.  We work together and parent together.  We don’t always eat together.  This has brought us together in a really unique way that hasn’t happened since we did Power90 together in 2003.

Ultimate Reset Results

After the Ultimate Reset Cleanse – 160 lbs and my shorts are falling off…yes!!!

Week 3 we had a trip to Phoenix and thought that would be really difficult.  Turns out that it wasn’t!  It’s easier than I thought to eat vegan.  Nearly every day of week 3 I woke up feeling amazing.  I was only eating about 1,300 calories, but I felt great.  Tons of energy and a real enthusiasm for life. On Day 19 we shot this video explaining how that worked out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UInz0EITkA&feature=relmfu

My final Ultimate Reset Cleanse result tally was about 6.5 pounds. From 166.7 to 160.3. That’s exactly where I wanted to finish.  I got there in the second week and just stayed where my body needs to be. Beyond weight loss, I learned a lot about myself.  I learned that there are things in my life that I just don’t “need” the way I thought I did. I learned that I can change. I learned that I can learn! A big part of this program is building new healthy habits that last. As my mother-in-law said last night, “this isn’t a diet. It’s a lifestyle”. I’m really excited to get back to life, but I’m also excited to know that “life” includes some new healthy habits that will help me to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Here is our final Ultimate Cleanse Review video:

My results were great, but some of the people that I went through this with had really amazing transformations.  We don’t have their final blood work yet, but we had two people in our group of 5 lose over 20 pounds in 21 days.  That group continues and we keep adding people to it.  It’s been an amazing resource that helped us get through the cleanse and learn the skills we need to maintain our results.

So what’s next?  We are going back to where we started and doing P90X.  I don’t care who you are…P90X is always hard, but I feel great so far.  I have a new way to fuel.  I have new habits and I have a new way of looking at the way I do things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.whitney.31 Kevin Whitney

    A little background… I’ve been absolutely STRUGGLING with weight loss over the last few years and I have a lot to lose. I have steel plates in my back from spinal fusions and really damaged my knees over zealously doing P90X at 342 pounds. After Dave linked The Ultimate Reset to me a month or so back I decided I needed to do something this drastic.

    I was 335.6 pounds when I started. My cholesterol was 239. I was “trying” to eat Paleo and close to Atkin’s but it just wasn’t working for me. The high fat intake from the large amount of meat coupled with cravings for white carbohydrates was destroying my halfhearted efforts. I love to cook decadent meals and the fatty cuts of meat, laden with heavy sauces, with a side of starch was the absolute norm for me.

    Make no mistake, going from my eating habits to The Ultimate Reset was extremely difficult for me… or so I thought it would be.

    The Ultimate Reset is a roller coaster of both nutrition and emotions. From day one (and many times per day), I used The Ward’s Facebook group to check in, post what I was feeling and discuss what I was thinking. Just in the first 2 days alone, I immediately lost weight, suffered a massive headache from caffeine withdrawal and felt achy and fatigued. I logged into Facebook, posted my concerns and immediately saw feed back from others that started the same time as me. People confirmed what I was feeling and we shared the exact same things with an amazing accuracy. A few days in I gained back a pound or two… so did every other person resetting with us. It was unbelievable.

    When things got tough, and believe me they did, the group was there to respond and to post their own experiences. Every day, several times a day, concerns arose and worries were calmed. The group really got to know each other well and the folks that were starting at a later date saw our successes and our setbacks. The group is VERY personal and VERY real. Otherwise intimate topics were discussed openly and with significant detail. To me, the difference between failure and success with The Ultimate Reset was the peer group and the support they offered. I’m certain that my success was directly related to having the support and encouragement of the group.

    So in the end, I made it! In 21 short days I lost 21.6 pounds and dropped my cholesterol from 239 to 181. All of my other blood tests were similar. I feel great and I learned a lot about how my body reacts to certain foods. I really envisioned this journey as a near impossible task but with the help of others, Dave and Monica’s sound advice and encouragement and a desire to get this done… I made it. It was considerably easier than I thought it would be and I’m sure that’s because of the proper amount and balance of the support that’s in place.

    I hope you find the same value in The Ultimate Reset that I did. It may have just saved my life…

    • http://www.thefitclubnetwork.com/ Dave Ward

      Thanks Kevin. You were such a huge part of that first group. We learned a lot together. The experience was really amazing. I’m thrilled for you and your results. You’ve taken major strides and I’m so happy you agreed to take the challenge and dedicate 21 days to build lifelong habits that fuel your body.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ArmyMikeFitness ArmyMike Masters

    My main reason for doing the Ultimate Reset was because I’m a Beachbody coach and I want to experience every product that we offer so I can better explain it.
    I’m a 51 year old male in pretty good shape, I don’t need to lose much weight, but was reallyafraid of losing muscle mass during the 21 days of no exercising. I was also a bit hesitant in believing that I could perform better phyiscally after the 21 days of no exercising. So here is what I experienced during my 21 day journey.
    The first few days I experienced very light headaches and a real lack of energy. By Day 5 there were no more headaches, I was sleeping throughout the night and when it was time to get up in the morning, I popped right out of bed and was ready to take on the day. From Day 6 until the end of Day 21 I felt alive, productive and had more energy than I’ve had in along time.
    The meals were easy to prepare, tasted pretty good for the most part, I felt full most all the time and had no cravings what so ever. I finished the 21 days and I really feel like I accomplished something. I feel like a brand new me and I’m going to crush the next workout program that I take on.
    I lost 11 lbs, lost 1.9% bodyfat, lost 1.5 inches in my waist, didn’t lose any muscle mass, I measured my chest and arms before and after and they stayed the same, (sweet) I did a before fitness test and a after fitness test. Before I did 73 pushups non stop, after I did 79, Before I did 77 situps in 2 minutes, after I did 86 in 2 minutes, before I ran 2 miles in 13:28, after I ran 2 miles in 13:03. I’m not having any cravings for anything special. Actually now that my engine is all brand new and clean, I don’t really want to put anything unhealthy in it. I smell pizza, lol.
    I have now been finished with the Ultimate Reset for 7 days
    feeling great, full of energy, highly motivated, my weight has stayed the same since i finished, my workouts with P90X, running and boot camp classes are high energy and explosive. I am a totally new person and ready to tackle what ever is thrown my way. If you feel non productive, lazy, overweight, sleepy, no sense of ergency and just feeling pretty much down in the dumps, this is the program you need to consider to renew yourself, make a better life for yourself and tackle those chores you have been putting off because you haven’t had the energy to do them.
    Do it for yourself and for those around you.
    ArmyMike

    • http://www.thefitclubnetwork.com/ Dave Ward

      Great review Mike. I feel totally energized as well. First week of P90X is in the books and I feel great. Attacking week two right now. Tons of energy and a renewed desire to get to work.

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