28 Day Reset Challenge by Cassey Ho and Erin Woodbury

The 28 Day Reset isn’t a challenge / product / ebook / program / diet I made or wrote but it is an experiment I ran in myself and that’s why I consider it a personal project and I would like to share the results with you.

28 Day Reset is a challenge to clean the body by eating nurturing food for 28 days in hopes to find food allergies or intolerances later!

I started this challenge because I like to ask myself one single question in the first day of the year and, conveniently, this year’s was: how my healthiest self would look like? (I don’t like to publish my yearly experiments without having results in hand but believe me when I say this challenge is worth publishing now, just after 4 weeks of trying it!).

I did the 28 Day Reset by Cassey Ho and Erin Woodbury from January 2nd to January 29th (the 28 days needed) and, after what I saw, I wanted to keep 90% of the time the rules to the challenge in my life and leave that tiny 10% open for whatever meal I want to have in special events or birthdays.

Even though Cassey announced the 28 Day Reset Challenge on December 28th (here’s the official announcement), I had my mind already set to find my healthiest self in 2017, so it was pretty convenient for me to find her challenge to kickstart my personal experiment!

Since the 28 Day Reset is about eating clean, you’d think you need to stay away from restaurants and only cook meals in your house but, surprisingly, I was able to eat at 5 different fast-food restaurants and still be 28 Day Reset – accountable.

These 5 fast-food restaurants were: Go Green, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Subway and San Martín. I’d ask for the salads and ask kindly to the waiter if he could take out the cheeses, dressings and croutons and that was basically it (well, I also checked the ingredients of the salad in the menu so I have a salad with so much more ingredients than lettuce at the end!).

The only way to go through this challenge is if you change your mindset. If you see it as a diet (which Cassey says clearly is not!), you’ll get desperate and most likely not succeed. If you see it as a way to know a little more about yourself, to enjoy a little bit more or just to know what would happen in 28 days, you’ll amaze yourself.

My personal thoughts on this, besides the finding of my healthiest self, was asking myself: if a doctor said to me, right now, I need to change my diet in order to survive, will I be able to do it? A little bit extreme, I know, but it held me accountable for the 28 days I needed.

What I really loved about this challenge is that you have a list of all the food you can eat! You don’t have to think what to eat, you just need to pick the items you like or know how to cook from the list and you’re ready to start!

The 28 Day Reset Challenge I followed was the free version Cassey released in her blog. You can find it here! That’s all you need if you know how to cook or have the willingness to have fun in the kitchen or have the patience to read menus and find amazing salads you can take the cheese out.

Before I share my results, I want to get something clear. I got this results by eating only the things of the list for 28 days + 8 sessions of PIIT28 + a 5k I did on January 22nd. My main focus was eating well and that’s what got most of the results. I worked out just 9 days for less than an hour but, as PIIT28 is intense and a 5k I didn’t train to was also intense, it helped a lot even though I didn’t work out daily. Summary: 70% eating healthy, 30% exercise.

After the 28 Day Reset Challenge, I‘m happy to announce I lost 9kg / 20lbs and an average of 2.4cm on all my meassurements (except my height)!

It’s a lot! Although I was able to feel it on my posture and in some comments from my friends like “you look taller!” because my body was carrying a lot less so it felt lighter to walk without waving my back, I wasn’t able to see it at first sight on my mirror. That’s why I took some photos to track my transformation.

When I did the collage is when I could actually see how much I had changed! I was really amazed and I ended up sharing my transformation over Instagram.

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I'm so happy I joined #28dayreset ! Besides physical changes, I'm feeling better on the inside. Sleeping every day before midnight is great. Not having gases is also great. I feel calm and happy and I almost didn't feel angry this month, I can control my feelings better. I felt this strength inside me that I even managed to run my first 5k! It was crazy tired but I didn't stop (and I wasn't even training for running!). My skin is shining, at least the part that's covering my face (I almost don't moisturize my body and have to change that!). The only thing that's having a hard time to accept the change is my hair, for some reason, my scalp is getting dirtier than usual. But on the other hand, my core is getting stronger and since I have lost a lot of weight (9kg / 20lb), I feel lighter enough to have a better posture. A close friend even told me I looked taller! :)<3 Thanks @blogilates and PIIT princesses for the support! #piit28 #piitprincess

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Later, Cassey asked on Twitter who did the challenge and I replied with my information.

She was amazed, too! She asked me for more details and I attached some more pictures and she replied I inspire her so much!

Sincerely, it was a great honor to get these tweets from both of them! This reminded me what I did on those 28 days it was a really big deal and I should be happy to accomplish this and more!

But this story doesn’t end here! Can you believe Cassey gave me a special shout out on her Instagram and Facebook!? Yes, she did! I’m so honored to be featured on her channels, it means a lot to me, it means I gave my best, it means she saw physical results of her creations in me, it means just wow! ❤

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Congrats to everyone who completed the #28dayreset challenge!!! Looks like clear skin, less bloating, weight loss and overall feelings of happiness are the general results. But I need to give a special shoutout to Katherine @queith for her transformation…girl lost 20 lbs in 28 days only!!!! 👊 I almost didn't believe it so I had to tweet her back and question her. But she confirmed. 👍 See how much changing the way you eat can change you? It all starts from inside. For any of you who are asking what you should do now that the Reset is over, check out my latest blog post on blogilates.com (link in bio). And for anyone who wants to begin the #28dayreset challenge in February download my free PDF at bit.ly/28dayreset. Now go congratulate each other!!!! ❤️🙌

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After this, a lot of girls asked me if 28 Day Reset is possible and if I had some tips to going through the challenge over Direct Messages. I tried to answer them all as fast as I could but I was going a little bit slow because behind my accounts there’s only me.

But I got a little time today so I’m more than happy to share my 15 tips for the 28 Day Reset Challenge so, keep reading! ❤

28 Day Reset Challenge by Cassey Ho and Erin Woodbury.

28 Day Reset Challenge is a nutritious way to clean your body to find intolerances and change your eating habits in less than a month by eating nurturing listed food without counting calories.

Its goal is to restrict some foods for a period to later add them one by one to notice how your body reacts to its consumption.

The 28 Day Reset Challenge started on January 2nd but, as the e-book is available to download any day, a personal challenge can be started whenever.

The ebook can be found here and it has the rules, the list of foods that can be eaten and the restrictions.

The 28 Day Reset Challenge can be seen as the free version of the 28 Day Reset Program in which you’ll find +150 recipes and it has a vegan version, too.

The 28 Day Reset Challenge is free.
The 28 Day Reset Program is just $69USD.
The 28 Day Reset Program (vegan version) is also $69USD.

Cassey Ho is a Fitness Coach, Pop Pilates Creator, PIIT28 Founder and CEO of Blogilates (also named Top 5 health & fitness influencers in the world, and Designer of POPFLEX).

Erin Woodbury is Blogilates Nutrition Coach, Cookbook Author, Editor and Fitness Instructor.

Tips that helped me through the 28 Day Reset Challenge by Cassey Ho and Erin Woodbury.

  1. Only buy the food on the list you like and know how to cook! There’s no need to buy the entire list!
  2. If you don’t know much about cooking, learn the basics: bake, steam, grill, boil or eat raw!
  3. If you bought only the things you like or the things you know how to cook, you’ll be fine. If you need recipes, get the 28dayReset guide or check all the Cheap Clean Eats videos!
  4. Remember that you’re trying to pamper your body through foods that will nurture it, don’t force yourself to eat things on the list that you know you dislike. That’ll be a bad experience and a waste of money.
  5. If you have food that’s not on the list, don’t eat it just to don’t throw it in the garbage can. Freeze it and keep it there to the end of the challenge. You might want to celebrate you did a great job with that pasta a la bolognesa you cooked this week.
  6. It’s so much easier to follow a list if you have food ready. So, whenever you cook, cook in big quantities. One day cook an entire cup of brown rice, another day cook the kilo of Brussel sprouts, other day cook the brocolies… Just serve what you’re gonna eat and save the rest on the fridge for the future.
  7. To add different flavours and enjoy a little bit more the process of cooking, I like to play with the condiments. If I’m cooking something with water, I add aromatic leaves like oregano, alcapate, peppermint, etc (they’re easy to grow in little pots in a home garden!).
  8. If I’m cooking without water, I like to add pepper and aromatic leaves but in their dried version!
  9. If you want to try something new for breakfast, add homemade tomato sauce to a pan and then add two eggs! The heat will cook the eggs and the sauce will give them flavour!
  10. If you bought a lot of fruit, cut half of it in chunks and put them in plastic bags with a zipper in the freezer. This will help you to have your main ingredients ready for your smoothie.
  11. Talking about smoothies, my blender cup is made of glass. So it was kinda heavy every time I washed it. Instead of washing it, clean it this way: right after serving your smoothie, add enough water to the blender cup, add a drop or two of soap and blend. This will clean the cup on the areas you can’t reach with your hand and most of the cup, as well. What you have to do after this requires no time in comparison with the traditional washing method.
  12. If you have a banana that’s too ripe, add it immediatly to a smoothie.
  13. Talking about bananas, if you live in Latin America, take advantage of the different types of bananas we have available. There are the normal bananas we eat as snack and the other bigger bananas we called plátanos. Well, the latter when ripe are delicious as dinner, you can boil it with cinnamon and voilà; when just before they are ripe (with the green skin), they are perfect to make banana toasts, cut them into julienne, add some salt and put them on a pan, then flipped them when golden and they’re done if they’re golden on both sides!
  14. If you live in Latin America, there’s a high probability you won’t find several items on the list on a typical supermarket hall. Don’t look for the brown rice in the basic grains aisle and don’t look for the low sodium soy sauce in the sauces aisle. Take your time to check the gourmet section. I found a lot of listed items over there!
  15. Track your results! You might not see it or have a hard time feeling it but tracking and numbers don’t lie! Take your meassures, take photos, write a diary, weigh yourself every Sunday, whatever you think is appropriate to track you!

I’ll review the PIIT28 1.0 program by Cassey Ho when I finish it, I’m currently on day 20. BUT if you just can’t wait to dive in, read all about it here.

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PIIT28 1.0 by Cassey Ho

PIIT28 1.0 is a fitness program I found last year with the help of Instagram. It’s actually pretty funny because I was trying to get over my knee injury so I started practicing sports with no knee impact (like swimming, yoga and pilates) and suddenly I started these yoga challenges and then I found out about Cassey (most known as Blogilates).

As I was getting stronger, I was able to perform most of the Beginners Calendar program and then, I made the jump to get PIIT28 1.0 because all of my InstaYogaFriends said they loved it and they were always uploading this before/after pictures and I wanted to see if PIIT28 worked for me, too!

I got a juicy discount in the last months of 2016 to get PIIT28 and here we are!

PIIT28 1.0 by Cassey Ho

PITT28 1.0 by Cassey Ho is a fitness program that lasts 28 days for round and 28 minutes per session. It has the fitness calendar, the Instagram challenge calendar, +70 GIFs to help you remember the movements, +15 videos to work along with you and 2 books! One with all the program and the other with the stretching program.

Here I’m talking about the first book.

I know most of the people just need the videos of the gifs (I work out with the gifs only and turn on my music, for example) but it’s important to read the theory of the program, the right movements of every exercise, the posture techniques and what you have to take care of when following PIIT28.

It’s important because PITT stands for Pilates Intense Interval Training, which means it is really hard and you should take care of all the details before diving in. For example, I gave a look at everything I could before my first session because of the knee injury and my joints. Been slowly moving forward since then.

This book was launched back in April 2016 and it can be read everywhere since it’s an ebook (the program, too! All the videos are in a dedicated server and it doesn’t matter where you are in the world or how good your Internet is, you can always choose the quality of the videos to fit your needs!).

You can read the book if you get the PIIT28 1.0 package here.

If you’re asking WHY would you need to read a book about a fitness program, I might get you. But you really need to read at least this one because it has all the general map of the program, the details of every session, the posture techniques and, my favorite, the modified exercises (when you’re starting, you need to modify some exercises because PITT is wild the first round!).

There’s no way to read the book only, you have to get the program but, good news, it’s only $39USD.

This book is meant for PIITsters, popsters and fitness lovers who want to challenge themselves. You don’t need to be a pro in the gym, you just have to have the courage to love your body enough to move around with it. ❤

If you want to know more about the program I’m following (currently on day 16!), read about PIIT28 1.0 here.

Favorite quotes from PIIT28 by Cassey Ho.

  1. If you want it this BAD ENOUGH, you will figure out a way to KEEP GOING.
  2. You don’t need the gym. All you need is your bodyweight, a yoga mat, a pair of sneakers, and the commitment to make a mental and physical change.
  3. It’s about moving with purpose and understanding that all your strength truly emanates from your core.
  4. (PIIT28) will improve posture and relieve back pain.
  5. Exercise that consumes more oxygen burns more calories!
  6. The more lean muschle you have, the more calories you will be burning overall.
  7. HIIT stimulates production of your human growth hormone (HGH) by anywhere between 400-700% during the first 24 hours after you finish your workout.
  8. HGH is known as the “anti-aging” hormone because the decline of HGH is what drives the aging process and is what makes you look and feel older.
  9. When standing place your feet about hip width apart and slightly bend your knees. Never lock them!
  10. In high plank, your palms should always be under your shoulders, fingers spread in their “power position” so that you can grip the mat confidently.
  11. There is no easy way or short cut when it comes to exercising effectively.
  12. Because muscle is heavier than fat, you may end up weighing more, but looking leaner.
  13. Give your muscles a break so that they can grow.
  14. I am going to guess that you feel stronger, more confident, and INVINCIBLE. THAT is what exercise does to you. It’s not just about the physical changes (though I bet you look like a sexy beast), it’s about how it makes you FEEL!
  15. YOU ARE AMAZING. Because you chose to fight through the pain, because you chose not to quit when you felt like you were going to die, because you chose to pick yourself up after feeling like a failure… you will now be rewarded with this self-created POWER that no one can take away from you.
  16. The only people who are eligible to receive this tank are those who have completed the PIIT28 Challenge in its entirety.
  17. If you love the prograss you’ve seen so far, feel free to do another round of PIIT28 1.0! But this time… go lower in your lunges and go faster in your burpees. Work for speed and performance.
  18. If you want more PIIT, and you want CRAZIER PIIT… just wait. I always have something prepared for you.
  19. For those of you who crave weight lifting, this will satisfy your needs.
  20. Confidence is like a muscle. The more you work it, the stronger it gets.

I’ll review the PIIT28 1.0 program when I finish it, I’m currently on day 16. BUT if you just can’t wait to dive in, read all about it here.

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