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Reset & Restore

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Every year I do a Reset & Restore with my corporate wellness account, RetailMeNot. It's a 30-day program designed to detox from sugar, processed foods, and give your body the break it needs to fully reset and restore itself and get back on track to feeling great! This is not about weight loss, which will happen naturally, but it's all about being intentional and slowing down for a month. By the end, you will feel rejuvenated, revitalized, and refreshed.

I am opening up this course to all my local Austin friends and anyone who wants to participate remotely. 

DETAILS

  • January 8th-February 6th --- deadline to register is January 2nd.
  • Weekly Monday Motivation
  • Reset & Restore handout focusing on what foods to eat, water intake, sleep, how to deal with toxins, & eating guidelines  ---This is the game changer!
  • Private Facebook group to answer all questions and provide accountability along the way
  • 10,000 steps daily Google log chart
  • Detox supplementation (additional cost if interested)
  • Educational visit to Barton Creek Farmers Market on January 20th (optional for Austinites)
  • Team dinner at Picnik on Burnet Rd. on January 27th (optional for Austinites)

Price: $25 (payments via PayPal or Venmo @showoutmeg)
Email Megan at showoutmeg@gmail.com if interested.

 

 

 

Pink Sea Salt

Salt (sodium) used to get such a bad wrap due to heart problems; the irony is the people who had the heart problems were eating fried foods which are clearly laden with salt. Next time you go to the grocery store venture out and try a colored salt. My salt of choice of the moment is pink sea salt.

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Benefits of Pink Salt:

Iodine- Natural salts are rich in iodine, so it doesn’t need to be artificially added in.

Less sodium consumed per serving- Himalayan salt is made of the same components as table salt but since the crystal structure is larger than refined salt, and by volume- this salt therefore has LESS sodium per 1/4 tsp serving- because the sea salt crystals or flakes take up less room on a teaspoon than highly refined tiny table salt grains.

Packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements- Himalayan salts are mineral packed crystals which formed naturally within the earth made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity).

Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can:

  • Create an electrolyte balance
  • Increases hydration
  • Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
  • Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
  • Prevent muscle cramping
  • Aid in proper metabolism functioning
  • Strengthen bones
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Help the intestines absorb nutrients
  • Prevent goiters
  • Improve circulation
  • Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins

Pink sea salt can even support libido, reduce the signs of aging, and detoxify the body from heavy metals.

Pink sea salt is way better than your typical table salt. Table salt is a refined salt and is stripped of all its minerals, besides sodium and chloride, but is also chemically cleaned, bleached and heated at unnecessary high temperatures. In addition, it is treated with anti-caking agents which prevent salt from mixing with water in the salt container. These agents also prevent dissolving within our system leading to build up and then deposit in organs and tissue, causing severe health problems. Finally, the iodine that is added into salt is usually synthetic which is difficult for your body to process properly. Shockingly under U.S. law, up to 2% of table salt can be additives.

With that being said, go out to the store this weekend and buy some colorful salt. I found mine at People's Rx. With the warmer temperatures upon us, hydration is key and a pinch of sea salt in your water can do wonders.

Cleanse-Confidence-Clarity

February 5th, 2016 (actual date written)

January 19th kicked off my cleanse and today marks the 18th and final day. I went a few days over the time allotted because I figured why not! I have been doing this 15-day Bio-Detox once a year for the past 4 years, and it has been as good for me physically as it is mentally.

The cleanse program is designed to help you detox on a biological level; to cleanse the cells of your body so that they are ready and open to receiving true nutrients. Our bodies have natural detoxification pathways that we are able to tap into with the natural supplements in the Bio-Detox packets to assist with cleansing. This is not one of those cleanses where you juice, eat nothing, and drink fiber packets. It's completely opposite from that. It is a 15-day cellular level detox. You eat as much as you want, BUT only when hungry and at a slow and controlled pace. The slow and controlled is a bit hard for me since I eat all my meals on the go but dinner; however, I did make a conscious effort to sloooooowwww down.

The cleanse is pretty basic. Start the morning with 8oz of warm water with fresh lemon, pink sea salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Eat organic grass-fed meats, wild caught fish, pasture raised chicken/eggs, and wild game. Load up on ALLLLL the veggies and include fats from oils, avocado, and olives. Steer clear of nuts. My vegetables included broccoli slawPower Greens, leeks, beets, okra, brussel sprouts, broccoli, mushrooms, green onions, butternut squash, kelpsauerkrautkimchi, artichokes. I ate at least 1 cup of beets per day-- a 1/2 cup 1st thing in the morning with a hard-boiled egg and 1/2 cup post-workout with a hard-boiled egg. Beets are essential in this cleanse because they provide betaine (to protect the liver), cleanse the blood, intestines, and liver. I also included bananas, berries, apples, and grapes if I had a sweet tooth. They are great topped with cinnamon and frozen! Avoid alcohol, caffeine, supplements, and sugar.

WHAT I LEARNED....

It's ok to be selfish. Say No if it does not benefit the bigger picture of where I am going and what I am up to. This time around the cleanse was not about losing weight, but taking 3-weeks to slow down, reflect, and focus on what I need and want for 2016. I have clarity around my goals and what is next for my future. I had a mental shift, and each day I choose to live in a space of gratitude and abundance, which has created new possibilities on a daily basis. It's amazing what can happen when you change your focus. I am more confident in my coaching, training, and business management. I found a church that I am super pumped to start attending regularly. I reconnected with friends I had not seen in a while. I started going back to the Barton Creek Farmers Market. I started Gymnastic Bodies. Needless to say, I am primed and ready to crush 2016! And...an added bonus was I lost 8lbs!

Do you take a time-out once or twice a year to slow down, cleanse, and reset? I challenge you to do this for your mind, body, and soul. I am always here for support along the way.