My 3-Day Refresh Results! Hint: they’re great!

My 3-day refresh results

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.

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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.

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Lunch: 1 serving of fruit, 1 serving of vegetable, 1 serving of healthy fat and Beachbody’s vanilla Refresh shake (made with water).

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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.

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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.

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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:

  1. I can in fact lose weight.
  2. I can stick to clean eating.
  3. I don’t hate salads
  4. Eating well does not have to mean meal prepping every Sunday
  5. I can eat less and my body will be ok
  6. 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.

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I Need Just Three Days

Just wanted to take a second to share with you all my first Beachbody Challenge Group, 3 Day Refresh for Summer and to personally invite each of you to join me! All you need to do is commit yourself to three days. After three days, you’ll feel better, more energized, and pumped to keep the clean eating up afterwards.

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I’ll be coaching you and will be available to you for any and all questions/concerns/encouragement you may have along the way. Plus, you won’t be doing it alone, you’ll be in a private group of folks doing it with. These three days will jumpstart your metabolism and get you back on track, just in time for the end of school, vacations, and long, hot days.

So how are you feeling….

I’m Curious: Click Here

I’m Totally In!: Click Here

I’m Not Digging It: Click Here

Want to follow along with us and see how things go? Feel free to add yourself to my Facebook event. Just click the picture below!

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Why I Became a Beachbody Coach

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For the past year or so, I’ve had a lot of ups and downs with my physical and emotional health. This time last year, I was knee deep in Ironman training for Ironman Mont-Tremblant but had just missed out on my first race of the year, St. Anthony’s because I was sick. I tried to remain positive and focus on the next race, Ironman Raleigh 70.3, but was sick again for that.

Fast forward to last August and Mont-Tremblant, I literally dragged myself through the workouts and getting the bare minimum done. In the days leading up to the race, my body felt so lethargic, heavy and energy-less that I was worried about the race and how I would get through it feeling the way I did.

Needless to say, I didn’t make it through the race and was pulled halfway through the bike leg by the medical staff (see The Ironman Mont-Tremblant DNF: The Post I Didn’t Want to Write). This was definitely a low point but I knew my body was working against me.

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As I returned back to Jacksonville, I went through a plethora of tests and doctors. I begged them to test my thyroid as I have family history of hypothyroidism and have shown symptoms for the past couple of years. Finally, someone listened and took a deeper dive into blood tests and bingo: Hashimoto’s as it relates to hypothyroidism. Also, I was very low in Vitamin D despite living in Florida and being out in the sun.

I was placed on synthroid (which I will take for the rest of my life) and started to eventually feel “back to normal”. While my energy increased and my thoughts became clearer, my weight increased. I started back at CrossFit, joined a Macronutrient challenge within the box for 60 days, and worked out outside of CrossFit but nothing I was doing resulted in weight loss, in fact, I continued to gain weight.

This has been a frustrating process as I feel like I’m still fighting my body but am determined to not give in. In fact, my endocrinologist wanted to prescribe me a weight loss pill, one that contained the infamous Phen-Phen ingredient. I looked it up online and immediately said “NO WAY!”. I was not subjecting my body to the crazy side effects.

At this point, I knew I needed to up my workouts, eat even better and surround myself with a supportive group of others I could relate to. Enter: Team Beachbody.

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I have dabbled with Beachbody’s different programs in the past and knew they gave you a kick in the butt for an at home workout and had only recently seen the powerful social network the brand had created. I was impressed by my friends’ progress with Beachbody and how supportive everyone was. I figured, I had nothing to lose, and only everything to gain.

So I made the leap to sign on not only as a customer of Beachbody but as a Coach! By becoming a coach, I get to do something I’ve always done and enjoyed but on an even bigger platform, share my journey (both the ups and downs), inspire others, and engage with those who want to lead a healthy life.

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I fully committed to this on May 1 and am already blown away by how supportive the community is and the positivity surrounding the team I am on: Eat Live Run.

My intention is to jumpstart my metabolism through Beachbody’s 3-Day Refresh as my doctor believes it’s not active (hence why I can’t lose weight) and use their workouts in addition to my normal CrossFit WODs.

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I can’t wait to share all of the awesome transformations and things that come from this and hope you will consider joining me on this journey.

I will be running my first Challenge Group with a 3 Day Refresh. With Summer around the corner and end of school year parties, why not try to get back on track! I’ll be posting more info here on Running With Memphis but be sure to follow my Facebook Page: Running With Memphis-Team Beachbody Coach

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