Week 2 the Ultimate Reset -Release

I successfully completed another week of the Cleanse that scared the shit out of me! No cheats, 14 days in. I have to say I am proud of me. I have gone to work that serves wings. They are my weakness. Along with beer, wine, and chocolate… hahaha there is more. And if I am being completely honest. I have never gone that long with out a single cheat. Even on 80 Day Obsession when I was following timed nutrition I ate wings. Said they were on the plan, because they are chicken. Thats a protein. UMMMM they are fried and delicious.

The Start of week 2 was kind of rough, I am not going to lie. In this phase you completely eliminate all animal products. I know it sounds horrible. I was dreading it and if you would have saw me Sunday Which was day 4 of it, I may have threatened your life for a wing. (Don’t worry no one was hurt during this cleanse.) I fought through that craving and everything changed.

You guys I feel AMAZEBALLS, like I have not had any caffeine in 2 weeks and I fly right out of bed. I feel rested. I have the energy that I used stare longingly at a toddlers energy and wish I had.

I was able to do this week on a budget again. Like I said in the post about phase one Reclaim.  I needed to make this work with a family of 5. So I repeated a lot of meals. Dinner I switched up between 2 recipes. I was able to get all of my groceries for the week from 2 stores. I spent around $120 at Aldi and $25 at Giant Eagle.

My day, up drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize (helps your body absorb nutrients), And Detox ( Helps support the boys natural detoxification processes and healthy liver function) 30 min later.

Breakfast. 3 Cups of fruit. I did a lot of cantaloupe, pineapple, honey crisp apples. I love fruit so this did not bother me at all!

Wait 2hrs drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize , And Detox 30 min later.

Lunch. Micro greens salad. Did I mention I discovered Spring Mix tastes like dirt. And I really don’t care for it. But I bought it and budget so I ate it any way. This one I either topped with avocado or quinoa.

Wait 2hrs and drink the Power Greens. Still gross. But got it in!

30 min after Optional snack! I had Vegan Caffe Latte Shakeology. Which is delish.

Wait 2hrs drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize , And Detox 30 min later.

Dinner. I swapped out with garlic Veggies with quinoa and miso soup. Or Sweet Potato Roasted Pepper Bisque, with a side of quinoa topped with a bit of avocado and this bisque was so freaking good!! And really easy to make.

Workouts only consisted of Yoga or hiking with the fam.

I told you how good I feel now lets do the results. I am down another 2.1 lbs from last week making my total 8.3 lbs in the 2 weeks. and down another 1/2 inch or so! Oh and PS I got a haircut.

Lets chat!

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Ultimate Reset – Week 1 Reclaim

This Cleanse is something that terrified me! Im not kidding. I do not like to be super restrictive with food. Like at all. I like beer and wine and i want to enjoy those beverages when ever the hell I feel like, because. I am an Adult. And that is one of the perks of adulting. Maybe one of the only…. After years of medications for endometriosis. Surgeries, and pain pills in the recovery. I just felt well tired.

After having both ovaries removed in December 2017 I was feeling better than ever, pain free. Then the menopause symptoms hit. And they hit hard! I have a really bad  visual memory of me pacing outside of our tent on labor day, because they were coming on so strong. I thought like I was dying. I felt as if I was suffocating in my own body. I didn’t think I would escape. I didn’t think they would e For those of you that have never experienced a hot flash. It is like being lit on fire from the inside. They come on fast and sometimes furiously. and sometimes. Constant.  Recently I had not been sleeping from 3 am on. I would just lie there and sweat. Go through the day exhausted then do it again. Get my workout in get on with my day. Then another surgery was needed for my wrist. More anesthesia, more recovery, more pills. And still hot flashes.

One of my coaches got the kit! And I was telling her how I wanted to do it, just could not right now. Well by some grace of god she was given an extra one. I know right? And gifted me it! I got it and Im like ill wait till January!  Because well its fall Pumpkin beer is out, fires and i can’t miss that.

Then i tried to sleep…. you know what happened?

So I started researching planning and started that bitch 4 days after the kit. For those of you that  know me and see the pictures and think why you cleansing? You don’t need to lose any weight. I didn’t do it for that. I needed to reset myself!

They do provide a reset in a pinch suggesting to follow the full plan. Here’s the thing. I don’t have the budget to buy everything needed and I did not want to take the time to make everything daily. Yes I am home. But I am busy. I run a business and when the kids get home mayhem. You feel me?

So I picked the meals I knew I would eat! I ate the same meal for 7 days.And I prepped for that in batches. Making 3 -4 days work the at a time.

I do not mind eating the same thing on repeat if it’s delish.

It is a ton of food! And it was good, well except the power greens. Yuck but if I can do a shot of Yukon I can handle that.

My day, up drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize (helps your body absorb nutrients) 30 min later.

Breakfast. The only meal that I swapped occasionally. Was oats, organic plain yogurt topped with natural maple syrup, and berries. Or fruit and organic plain yogurt topped with natural maple syrup.

Wait 2 hrs at least drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize (helps your body absorb nutrients) 30 min later.

Lunch Greek salad. With chicken. I took out any veggie that I knew I would not eat. And could not find one nuts so I used sunflower seeds (roasted and unsalted) made the dressing!

Wait 2 hrs at least drink 12 ounces of distilled water take power greens!

Wait 30 mins and snack. Which was an green apple with 15 raw almonds. Or Vegan Shakeology.

Wait 2 hrs at least drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize and 2 soothe (supports digestive health). Wait 30 min.

Dinner honesty delicious. Quinoa with a veggie stir fry and cucumber salad.

Tons of water throughout the day! And I also did a hot water with stevia lemon and cayenne pepper in the morning. I miss coffee lol.

I was hungry day 1. Simply because of the adjustment of food. I mean I housed everything I could the night before and had a beer.

Who wouldn’t? But after I was satisfied with the meals.

Day 4 I felt a bit achy and 5 I had a slight headache. But that’s it.

The positive… my energy is up! Sleep oh sleep. I sleep solid until like 5-530. No hot flashes and sweats all through the night. For me that is amazing! Happy and content.

PROUD! I did something that scared me and made it through work at Buffalo Wild Wings running the kids, and a kids bday party with out a single cheat!

Results.

In the first week. I am down 6.2 lbs and 3 inches.

Bring on week 2!!

The meals change a bit. But with some prep and the shopping list we got this!

I would love to talk to you about upcoming groups or if you think you would benefit to doing this cleanse.

Email coachkalawilliamson@gmail.com

Crock pot stew

It’s Fall!!! This was great, Easy, Kid approved recipe, On a rainy day! Plus it’s healthier!

Ingredients

1 carnival or acorn squash peeled and cubed

1/2 large zucchini diced

15 baby carrots roughly cut

3 russet potatoes cubes

1lbs venison steaks cubed or stewing beef

4 beef bullion cubes

32 oz water

1/4 cup Cabernet

Salt and pepper to season

1tsp onion powder

2tsp minced garlic

1tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1tsp hot sauce

1tsp corn starch

Throw it all in a crock pot. Cool on high for 5 hrs low for 8. And enjoy!

Healthier banana bread

I like to find ways to make classic recipes slightly healthier while still tasting good. Cooking and baking is one of my happy places. And making delicious treats for my family is one of my love languages. Try out this healthier twist to banana bread.

Ingredients

1 Cup Unbleached flour

1 Cup Oats

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp himalayan salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 ripe bananas mashed

2 eggs

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Honey

1/4 cup greek yogurt

1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil

Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl.

In a separate bowl mix the remaining wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients in. Mix until blended. Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50 min. Or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!!

Let me know how you like it!

EggRoll In a Bowl

I freaking love Chinese food. So when I heard of this I had to try and of course tweak it.

Ingredients! 

1 lbs of 93% lean ground Turkey

1 bag of shredded cabbage and carrots

2tbs low sodium soy sauce or liquid amino

1Tbsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp ground ginger

crushed red pepper (did not measure just used what I like. If you don’t like spicy omit)

honey to drizzle (yes honey with egg rolls I love duck sauce so I wanted a little sweet)

What to do.

Brown the turkey in a pan needs to be bigger. once cooked add the bag of shredded cabbage and the rest of the ingredients except honey. stir it all up and cook until cabbage starts to get tender. Like 5 min. Swirl in some honey. Mix and enjoy

Mint chocolate Nice Cream – dairy free

Treats are literally my favorite and my family’s and my youngest Riley and I love to play around in the kitchen and make up recipes. We do find inspiration from what we have and other recipes on line and tweak it. I only share if we succeed!

That is not always the case. This time we WON! Everyone in the house loved it.

Ingredients

4 cups original almond milk

3cups spinach (gives the lovely green color and great way to sneak in a veggie)

1 banana broken up

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 tsp mint

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup crushed dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Throw everything but the chocolate into the blender! Blend till smooth. If you have an ice cream maker dump in there run until desired consistency and add in the chocolate while mixing.

We ran ours like 30 min.

If you do not dump into a freezer safe container. Stir in chocolate and freeze until desired consistency.

My husband said it reminded him of Italian ice. It was very good!

Store in freezer.

2B Mindset Honest review…

You sign up for this nutrition plan and immediately get access to 44 videos online, you get a 90 day tracker, water bottle, recipe book, on the go plan, and support from your coach.  All of this was designed by Ilana Muhlstein. She is a registered dietician. And to see her in person you are charged roughly around $300 for an hour. You get pretty much all of her tips in these videos for a fraction of the cost and it is a one time fee. No brainer.

 

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Now the tips are easy, but really this is an approach I have never thought of. I am not a huge advocate for the scale, prior to this program. I weighed myself weekly if I was doing a program strictly and really for the first time, so i could show the results possible. If I wasn’t being strict I would avoid that bitch like the plague. The scale had the ability to make me feel awful, if I had any feeling that the number on the scale was going to be going up i would never step on it! She uses it as a daily learning tool. The number does not define you, its just there to say is today a weight-loss  day, or am I learning? I do not know why it has clicked finally to use it like that. When I jump on the scale and it goes up, I know well Kala you drank 15 beers at that wedding and were a huge fan of the cookie table.

So I have been following this plan for over a month now. Within seconds of watching her video I loved her. The concept of its not cheating if you track it. Changing my mindset completely. I don’t have any guilt for enjoying things now. I am learning the best way to eat for my body in maintenance without being super strict. I am never hungry or if I am i  know water first. Veggies most. I have learned some pretty awesome ways to substitute vegetables for other foods.  Exercise is EXTRA credit~! For me I am working out regardless I am used to it and for me health is eating good and working out. But for people not ready yet to commit to a workout, that want to loose a bit first, and get their eating better OMG this program is the way to go!

The best thing is the group of girls I am doing this with!

They are all doing amazing. The support. How they are feeling. the successes they are having. I have a girl that is down over 15 lbs since we started. Another down 7.6 in just 2 weeks with no exercise.

I was skeptical at first with the program. But I am so very happy I gave it a try! World of difference. I 100% recommend this! and know I can live a very happy and healthy life following this plan at a freaking great deal!

Would you like to join us? The group is on going! And self paced. Lets talk about it!

Steak Stuffed Peppers

OMG, with the mindful eating plan I am following it is veggies most. On this plan you are learning that with dinner you do not really need a Carb, since they are more for an energy source and you are winding down for the night.

So I have been trying to find different meals that are veggies and protein. I stumbled across these steak stuffed peppers a while ago and had to tweak of course because i never let anything go ha. So freaking good. Hubby approved and my oldest said i don’t really like peppers, but that was really good.

What you need

2 Bell peppers (I used red and orange) deseeded and cut down the center.

Shaved steak

This is what I used…

Mexican shredded cheese

1tsp minced garlic

saltfree garlic herb seasoning

olive oil

1/4 thin sliced yellow onion

1/4 diced jalapeno pepper

Worcestershire sauce

spinach

What to Do

take the sliced peppers drizzle with olive oil and season with the salt free seasoning. Put in the oven at 325 for about 45 min.

While the peppers are doing their thing put onion, garlic, jalapeño, in a non stick pan. On a med heat cook through the onion will become translucent. Takes like 5 min. Add in shaved steak. Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce. Cook until cooked through turn off heat.

Once peppers are done. sprinkle with cheese and put under low broiler until melted.

Add the steak and more cheese. Broil those badboys. Place on a bed of spinach.

 

Enjoy!

Easy veggie most stir fry

I remember when I thought losing weight was low fat, fat free, and starvation. I have learned so much over the last 5 plus years during my online coaching business.

I’ve learned what to eat and how much. That healthy doesn’t mean flavorless. This one is so good! And freaking easy!

I took roughly a half cup or riced cauliflower. (You can get that in the freezer section, or take a head of cauliflower and run it through the food processor).

Roughly 1/2 cup brown rice.

Left over zoodles. From Monday’s dinner.

Broccoli

Chicken that I had grilled up.

Mix that all the veggies together in a pan. Heat with a little water. Cook until veggies are at desired tenderness. Add in rice and chicken. Sprinkle in crushed red pepper (as much as you like) add about a tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce and drizzle honey. Mix and serve.

Delicious and easy!

I like to figure out new ways to use leftovers.

Liift 4

 

Liift 4! Created by Beachbodys Super Trainer Joel Freeman. It is a Combination of weight lifting and High Intensity (HIIT) Cardio. And the schedule is 2 days on Rest 2 days on Rest for 2. So this bad boy is 30-40 minute workouts 4 Days a week!!! On the rest days There are optional stretch videos to help your muscles out. 8 Weeks total.

Each workout was filmed separately so you never repeat the same one twice and you hit a different muscle group in each one. Back and biceps, chest and triceps, shoulders, then legs. Every workout ends with a Core routine. So every area gets worked.

You can use weights, or resistance bands. That way there is no need to go out and by weights or if you are traveling you can still get in the workouts.

VIP Early Access Sales will go out June 11th. If you get this Early Access you will be able to get your hands on the Workout July 16th! LIIFT 4 will be available to ALL Beachbody On Demand subscribers October 1st.

I will be running a BETA test Group Monday July 16th! So if you would like to join me. Fill out this form!