Because here's the thing...one night with a few drinks and pizza turned into a few more nights of drinks and take-out, etc., etc. Sweets once again became addicting, everything started to add up, and all the alcohol definitely slowed my metabolism.
I'm totally owning ALL of it. And I knew that I was going to go all in with the 21-Day Fix meal plan starting that Monday, but man, I just needed to break this cycle fast. So, I decided to do the one thing I've been too nervous to try first - the 3-Day Refresh. Because that is exactly what it's for - to lose weight fast, but safe, and to break some bad habits (which were clearly starting to form again...ugh).
And here are my results! Down 3 full inches on my waist. I did not weigh myself - although I know I lost weight. It wasn't the reason behind doing this so I didn't need to know!
Day 1 was rough...I was tired and hangry (ha!) by the end of the day. Day 2 was great! I slept like a rock both nights actually, but I definitely had the most energy on Day 2. I actually poured myself a cup of black coffee with stevia - which is refrained upon (allowed, but they suggest you drink green tea) - and didn't even DRINK it!! All my energy was completely natural. I felt full and did great. Day 3 was good, I definitely started to feel a little tired again by the end of the day. I crashed hard that night and woke up feeling amazing the next morning!
I wanted to get rid of that horrible bloat and I'm thrilled with my results! The important thing is that I've cleansed/reset my body to where it needs to be and I got rid of the toxins and "ick".
It was tough, but I didn't feel hungry ALL the time. The hardest parts for me were the morning and the few hours after dinner. In the morning, you are only allowed Shakeology, green tea and the Fiber Sweep drink. I could not WAIT until lunch when I could eat FOOD! The few hours after dinner were hard and that was when I started to get irritable and feel like I could eat everything in the kitchen! The best thing to do is to chug water and go to bed!
And water...SO so important on the Refresh. Not only does it help keep the hunger away but it really gets that fiber working properly.
I know I didn't have a ton of weight to lose, but I had to get rid of that awful bloat. I'm back to practically where I was pre-Thanksgiving week. I'm thrilled with my 3 inches lost - and I have other coaches on my team that did this the same time as me and one lost 5 pounds, the other 8!!
The next few weeks are about fueling my body right with the 21-Day Fix portion control containers and prepping for our January Hammer and Chisel challenge group!! I'm currently doing a hybrid of Body Beast and the 21-Day Fix Extreme.
So what is the 3-Day Refresh?
The 3-Day Refresh is a dramatic change that will help cleanse your body and improve the way you feel - without starving yourself.
You get specially formulated shakes for 3-Day results. Easy-to-prepare clean meals DESIGNED to help you lose a few pounds and not feel deprived.
This is how you break the cycle of bad eating and get a jump start on HEALTHY weight loss. If you've ever done a juice fast or an all-liquid cleanse that is high in sugars and low in protein, you may have found that you felt weak and sluggish. And any weight loss came right back. This is because liquid fasts can tax your organs and SLOW your metabolism.
The 3-Day Refresh is scientifically designed to do just the opposite. It detoxifies and cleanses, while supporting your metabolism with nutritious whole food that will help keep your vital organs reenergized. This is why you feel so GOOD on the Refresh but you lose weight at the same time! Your body functions more efficiently and it helps burn fat. At the end of the 3 days, you feel energized, lighter and refreshed!
When should YOU do the Refresh?
Kick Start: For some, the 3-Day Refresh is a way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle - to make a clean break from eating habits that are not supporting your health or weight loss goals (hello! This was me!).
Monthly Tune-Up: For others, the Refresh serves as a regular monthly "tune-up" they can use to knock off a few pounds each month.
It's also perfect for an event or Holiday like New Years Eve or your birthday where you have that one special outfit you need to make sure you'll fit in. Whatever your reason, you absolutely won't regret how amazing you look and feel once completing it!
Need more info? Leave a comment below OR message me on Facebook (probably the easiest way to get in touch). Send me a friend request once you've message me so I know to check my "other" folder in case.
You can also fill out my challenge group form - now that I know how awesome the Refresh is, I will be opening up a 3-Day Refresh group, ongoing for anyone that wants to do this! A group where you will get support from me and others and where you can ask questions along the way.
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