Best morning tip – Begin your day with 8-10 oz of filtered water. It wakes your system up and revs it up for the day. I leave a glass or bottle of water on my bedside table so I can drink it the moment I wake up. This helps me get ready for my day in a positive way. I feel like I have started out on the right foot.
“Refresh Results: I lost 4.5 lbs and 3 inches. My pants look goofy on me, very loose in the hips. I really like the vegan strawberry shake with coconut milk. I plan to continue to drink that in the mornings. I think it keeps my snack cravings away. Considering doing the 21 day fix now.”
I am so excited for him!!! He is feeling really good and he is ready to work to keep it off. He has already been really good about doing his workouts so I think he will do well with this boost!! The 3-Day Refresh really is a great way to boost that metabolism but also to boost your spirits!! Nothing like seeing results to help you power through your day.
This is one of my favorite recipes that we learned from the 3-Day Refresh! Use as much asparagus as you need. About 8-12 spears per person works for our family.
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet.
3. Put a very small amount of Olive Oil on the spears. Do not pour, use a spray if possible, otherwise your spears will be greasy.
4. Sprinkle some sea salt, cracked pepper and some slivered almonds on the asparagus. About 1 tsp of almonds per serving of 8 spears.
5. Bake for 20 minutes.
You can of course make changes to the seasoning. My husband is not a fan of pepper so I only sprinkle my side with that. I love the almonds baked with the spears, I think they taste better than tossing them on after.
I am so excited for my husband. He has worked hard using many workout and running regimes but has struggled to lose the last 10 pounds. He is currently using the Piyo workout and drinking Vegan Strawberry Shakeology. Here is his recap from today!
“Ok. I am worrking my way through day 3 of Refresh. All has gone good so far. The spacing of meals and drinks has kept me feeling full most of the time. Most of the hunger comes at night after dinner so that is easily solved by going to bed. I had a little headache when I woke up this morning but that went away after breakfast. The biggest challenge I have found so far is finding enough time to get work done in between trips to the bathroom. That is a lot of water to be drinking. The fiber sweep was interesting just because of the consistency, but once I got through it the first day it was easy to chug the other days. Everything else tasted ok. At least as good as can be expected for a cleanse. All seems to be working as planned. As of this morning, I had lost 3.5 lbs so the final results tomorrow morning should be good.”
I will be back tomorrow with my husband’s results!
My 3-Day Refresh results were a loss of 3 inches and 6 lbs. I haven’t lost any additional weight since I finished the refresh so I thought I would check my measurements again. I have lost an additional 3 inches! So my total loss in a week and 2 days is 6 lbs and 6 inches off my body. 2 inches from my thighs, 1 inch from hips, 1/2 inch from bicep, 1 inch from above my bust (sort of under arm area, I wanted to really focus on measurements that would show the loss of fat on my back,eww) and 1 & 1/2 inch from bust (no change in cup size).
I have incorporated the food lessons I learned during the refresh into my daily routine and it is paying off! My breakfast is shown below! Shakeology and fruit!
A few people have asked me about the ice cream I mentioned previously. In my Ninja I combine shakeology, 8 oz of coconut milk and a lot of ice. It comes out super thick like ice cream. Takes longer to eat it and makes me feel like I am having a treat. I tried to photograph it today but I am not sure it looks as good as it tastes, lol! I am definitely not a food photographer!!
So, this time last week I was on Day 1 of my Refresh. I was super excited because I was hoping to have one of those amazing before and after photos that I kept seeing on instagram. Thankfully, my photos rocked!! Seeing the after photo has been a super motivator for me to keep on trucking on my path to healthy, clean eating.
I have been thinking about what has changed in the past week and I realized that a lot has changed. I am going to bullet them so I don’t bore you!
- I start every morning with 10 oz of water.
- I drink decaf green tea 2-3 times a day.
- I drink 75 ounces of water every day.
- I am sleeping more soundly.
- I feel better in my clothing – down a size!
- I haven’t had a coke!
- I have eaten at home more.
- I am more energetic and productive during the day.
- I can’t even look at junk food!
- I feel motivated to continue the progress I’ve made.
- I’ve kept off the 6 lbs!!
I have exciting news!!! Actually lots of exciting news!! The first is that I lost that pound again so I have been able to keep that loss of 6 pounds off my body! The second is that I finally found that burst of energy! Ever since Thursday I have been feeling so good. Making positive food choices, going on my daily runs, doing my Combat and sleeping really well.
Third, I am now an Independent BeachBody Coach!! Woot woot! I have been drinking Shakeology since the beginning of May, learning to eat clean and now with the cleanse, I just feel so much better than I did at the start of the summer. I am ending this summer on such a high note. I am ready to share that good health with my friends and family!
Whoo hoo!! So far I am only up 1 pound. I am super impressed with that. I honestly thought that I would regain at least half the weight I lost within a day or two. I am finally feeling some of that energy. I spent two hours last night scrubbing my kitchen. It looks fabulous, thank you very much!
My energy may not be directed toward major exercising but we just moved into a new house so my focus has really been more on unpacking and getting things organized.
That being said, I am considering signing up for Fleet Feet’s Half Marathon Training program this fall. I did it back in 2010 and it was a lot of fun! It’s a great way to stay motivated.
Let me start by saying, I am an average gal. I weighed 162.5 when I started and I am 5’4″. I spent Nov 2010 – Jan 2013 running 10 half marathons. I loved it! I am not a gym person. I do not love bootcamp style workouts. I took most of 2013 and all of this year off from running. Training for that long to run those races finally burned me out. I instantly gained about 12 lbs. At my peak performance as a runner I weighed 141 lbs.
I signed up as a Challenger with Alicia Tanner, a Beach Body Coach, in May. What I liked about her and the product I chose to work with is that when I made poor food choices, instead of only telling me what I was doing wrong, she would make positive suggestions.
I chose to do the Pump workout. I felt like I would stick to it the best. I LOVE it. I also love the Shakeology and I lost about 3 lbs from May to June using the products. So I decided to do the 3-Day Refresh to help kickstart my body. I am telling you about myself because I do not lose weight easily and I think it’s important to show normal results vs. hardcore fitness results.
That being said, I survived the 3 days. I use the word survive because it was hard. I had a headache on day 2 and day 3. And last night while I laid in bed trying to sleep, my husband could hear my stomach rumbling. It was so hard to fall asleep feeling so hungry! I never felt the energy that others have felt. All I felt was exhaustion. The foods were delicious though!! The Coconut Veggies were my favorite and will be incorporated into my meal planning. I found the Fiber Sweep easy to drink and the Vanilla Fresh was absolutely delicious! It tasted like I put a birthday cupcake into the blender and drank it! YUM!
I learned to prepare my food ahead of time which is important in making good choices and I found some really great snack combinations that I will use in place of unhealthy choices. I also saw that I didn’t need to eat nearly as much at meals as I tend to.
Time for results – Today I weighed 156.5 lbs!! I lost a total of 6 lbs! I also lost 3 total inches off my body. Woo hoo!!! So I am super thrilled with the results and I am going to work very hard to keep losing the weight and getting strong and healthy!!
Would I do it again? Absolutely. If I can keep this weight off and continue to get stronger, I would definitely do it again. If I gain it all back in 2 days than no, I probably wouldn’t. Stay Tuned!! I will let you know.