Today I begin the 3 Day Refresh. I am nervous and excited to see what results it will bring…especially after eating out at restaurants all last week.
Day 1 Measurements –
- Weight 119.2 lbs
- Bellybutton & bump at scar – 29.25″
- Hips 37″
Breakfast was Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology and some cantaloupe; now off to have a green tea
- Melt a 1 Tbsp of coconut oil in a frying pan
- Wash, core and chop one med- large size apple into bit size pieces
- Gently place apples in frying pan and cook until they start to soften
- Add 1 cup of fresh or frozen berries: I use mixed berries from Costco – Blackberries, Raspberries , Cherries, Blueberries and Pomegranate seeds.
- Tbsp of unsweetened coconut (optional)
- Tbs of Chia Seeds (optional)
- Sometimes we put a drizzle of maple syrup in.
Yields around 4 servings
Serve it over 1/4 cup of cooked oatmeal
So we are back at it this week…not waiting until January to get back on track with our goals…We just finished meal prep Sunday.
For a Realsolution to a Healthy Lifestyle – we are back to meal prep Sundays…it takes about 1hr but it makes getting lunches ready throughout the week so easy (we just get them sorted while we are cooking supper)
We cut up
- Cucumber and Green Peppers (When we have them…truthfully I am not a fan)
- Lettuce or kale; chop the lettuce and kale up and divided it up into containers for the week.
We buy weekly:
- Rotisserie chicken in the summer we will probably do our own on the BBQ
- Grape tomatoes (for salads and veggie snack’s)
- English muffins
- Fruit topping
- Boil some eggs
- Salad Dressings
Things on Hand:
- Eggs (to fry on Tues & Thurs for breakfast…home-made English muffins)
- Seeds (for salads…bulk buy)
So far over Christmas break I think I had gained about 1.5lbs but staying on track with exercising and eating (for the most part)…unfortunately I haven’t gotten my 10000 steps in …but that will change this week being back to the office 🙂
We had a trip to the Dominican in April 2014 and I had been working out to Rockin’ Body and toning up losing a little bit of weight and such…but I get to Dominican and having lunch one day I had this lady ask me if I was expecting 😮 ! Then shortly after that I had a resort worker pass by me and say awe and pat my belly (I kept walking) I was totally floored (I found it a bit amusing too…I have a drink in my hand and they think I am preggo)…this happened to me all to frequently here (even work colleagues have asked) and afar…I knew this had to change.
When I got back and was back to work they were introducing a walking/cycling challenge called Global Corporate Challenge – Get the World Moving where you compete with other staff in the company as well as companies around the world. The goal really is to get off the couch and get moving around…what’s the prize (I hear this a fair bit)? umm…it’s a healthier lifestyle. I started at around 2400 steps and the weekends were almost like I was a zombie…now I am around 10000-13000 steps a day and my weekends are not usually less than 4500 steps. I started losing inches off my body it was great. Then I plateaued.
So I decided I’d try Shakeology (I kept thinking about since I got the Rockin’ Body DVDs) and use it as a meal replacement (one) which worked out well. I started to lose some more inches and a little more weight…I became a Beachbody Coach this past summer so I could start getting the Shakeology at a discount.
Shortly after I ordered the 21 day fix…then the compliments started to come shortly after (and still coming); how they can’t believe the difference in me and how tiny I am getting asking me what I am doing that I am getting this way; this is why I thought I’d write-up this post. You know what they say it takes 8 weeks before people really notice a change and even then they may be afraid to compliment you (you know not sound like hey weren’t you overweight before ;p )
I still eat many meals a day spaced apart. I have more vegetables and less carbohydrates and alcohol. Actually since I started the 21 day fix I started to eat more (following the plan they provide in the package) and lost more inches than I did with doing one meal replacement with Shakeology. FYI if you do the 21 day fix you don’t need to do Shakeology but it does help with the cravings and meal planning.
Yes Shakeology is expensive but I feel better and fitter than have been in long time. In order to afford it I work it into the grocery budget…it costs me (as a coach) around $5 a day to have the shake (purchasing the 30 day bulk bag) – we still go out for supper and have take-out but we are more alert about what we are eating/drinking. Each day I follow the meal plan (may stray a bit from time to time but then get back on it); do a 30 minute workout and walk 10000-13000 steps a day for me is about 8-10km according to my fitbit.
Not sure if the pictures tell the story in my face but since April I’ve lost my double chins; and for measurements I’ve lost about 6 inches around my belly button and another 6 around my hips. My arms and legs are more defined. Oh I and I’ve lost almost 16 lbs. I find I am happier and think more about what I eat/drink…I guess the guy patting me on the belly was the last straw and made me move on to healthier choices.
Saw this the other day…it’s a great tip!
I know you don’t need to do/buy all this to lose weight and tone up but you need to do something and this works for me right now.
If you are interested in starting any of these programs or other Beachbody programs please contact me and I’ll help you out 🙂
Anyhow that is all. Take care 🙂 SL