As promised here are my 3 Day Refresh results!
I started this past Monday morning and went through Wednesday evening. I specifically chose to do this during the week because I felt I would be less tempted to give in on something when not out with friends and because I wouldn’t be home during the day when its easier to make an excuse.
First, some numbers from Monday, May 9:
- Weight: 180 lbs
- Hips: 40″
- Belly: 38.5″
- Waist: 35″
Now this is not easy to put out here but I want to be transparent and show where I am truly starting from. I don’t go off of weight much as I rather go by how my clothes fit, what my energy levels are and how I feel in general but in cases such as this numbers are important. So let’s dive in.
Monday, May 9
Breakfast: Shakeology (chocolate) with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, small serving of fruit. 1 cup of coffee and lots of water.
Mid-morning: Beachbody’s fiber sweep drink. This is a lemon flavored drink that was surprisingly good. In between breakfast and this drink, I was hungry but once I got the fiber in I felt better.
Lunch: 1 serving of fruit, 1 serving of vegetable, 1 serving of healthy fat and Beachbody’s vanilla Refresh shake (made with water).
Mid-afternoon: 1 serving of broccoli and 1 serving of avocado. More water!
Dinner: baby kale salad with 1 serving of bell pepper, 1 serving of zucchini, 1 serving of tomatoes, some pine nuts, olive oil drizzled and salt and pepper for seasoning plus another vanilla Refresh shake. After I ate dinner I felt satisfied but as the night wore on I was tired and hungry. It seemed everything on TV had food on it! I was also starting to develop a headache. I could have gone to bed at 8:30 that night and definitely turned in early.
Tuesday, May 10
Disclaimer: to make life a heck of a lot easier on myself, I ate the same thing for three days. I love avocado (and broccoli enough) that I was ok with repeating these three days. Any longer and that would be too much.
Not going to lie, Tuesday was a rough day for me. If you saw this post What Happened When I Didn’t Meditate then you’ll know it was my fault for how it started out. The headache from Monday night carried over into an all day headache Tuesday.
While my mood and headache was sour, my appetite wasn’t as strong or noticeable than the previous day. In fact, I wasn’t hungry by the time I normally eat dinner but once I did eat my salad, I still wanted something else and had to look away from the cheese stick calling my name in the fridge.
Note: throw away or hide all non-Refresh items.
Wednesday, May 11
I woke up feeling really refreshed and noticed that my sinuses were much clearer than when I started. This and the headaches are something I noticed when I started Paleo back in the day as well. My body has a hard time with grains and wheats and too much dairy which is why the Refresh was perfect.
The headache was barely noticeable and my energy was much improved from the previous two days. I felt satiated the entire day and knew I wanted to keep this momentum up.
Also, I did not workout any of these days. The first two days I simply did not have the energy and the third day was a very long day.
So, how did my numbers fair?
Well, I lost a total of 5 lbs and 2.5″!
Not to mention I am breathing clearer and have now proven to myself that after all of these months I’m capable of the following things:
- I can in fact lose weight.
- I can stick to clean eating.
- I don’t hate salads
- Eating well does not have to mean meal prepping every Sunday
- I can eat less and my body will be ok
- I was not drinking enough water before but now I’m enjoying it and making it a priority
The first two days, I loss 2 lbs each day and then on the third day was down a 1/2 lb.
Here are my final body measurements:
- Weight before: 180 lbs. and weight after: 175 lbs.
- Hips before: 40″ and hips after: 39.5″
- Belly before: 38.5″ and belly after: 38″
- Waist before: 35″ and waist before: 33.5″
Now its your turn! Join me where I’ll coach you personally through your own 3-Day Refresh using the same products I did. You’ll be in a private Facebook group with others doing the same challenge so you already have built in cheerleaders.
The challenge starts Monday, May 23 but you need to place your challenge pack no later than next Wednesday, May 18 so things arrive on-time. Just click the blue button to join.