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3 Day Refresh Coming up August 10

3 Day Refresh

What is the 3-Day Refresh? The 3-Day Refresh is 3-day program of specially formulated shakes, healthy snacks, and delicious, easy-to-prepare meals that may help you lose weight while cleansing your body of toxins from unhealthy food habits.

How is the 3-Day Refresh different from other cleanses? Unlike juice fasts or liquid cleanses that are high in sugar and low in protein (which can leave you feeling weak and sluggish), the 3-Day Refresh is scientifically designed to help support your metabolism while nourishing. Plus, you actually get to eat delicious, real food during this program.

Salad & Shakeo

Why Refresh?

  • You are looking for a clean break from a period of unhealthy eating.
  • You used to eat pretty well but have recently fallen off the wagon and need some help getting back on.
  • You want to jump-start healthy eating habits for a new workout program.
  • You’ve never been a healthy eater, but are ready to kick-start better nutrition for the first time. •
  • You want your clothes to fit better.

Last time my husband and I did this we did it on the weekend…this time we are going to try a Monday to Wednesday…What do you say…will you come and join us? 🙂

Contact me at sherrylang09@gmail.com to sign up or for more info

A new venture…

Been a lag in my posts; I’ve been so busy lately with work…I work in IT so it’s a pretty thankless job at times by the end of day sometimes I don’t feel like being sociable and find it hard to wrap my head around things.

But the good news is we are still at our exercises; we’ve finished our first month of P90 and will be doing a weigh in and measurements on Tuesday…if I can find my camera I will try to post before and after photos.  I notice I am a bit more toned and have lost a few pounds so we shall see. 😀

P90

In November I decided to take my Beachbody discount coaching to a new level and be more active in the coaching side and see if  I could inspire others to live an active life and healthy lifestyle.  I’ve started a Facebook page where I try to post motivational items for inspiration.

So what is a Beachbody coach – well to me it is someone who helps motivate you and keep you accountable to your fitness routine.  Help you stick to your Beachbody program and reach your goals.  Beachbody has two memberships (one is free) where you can have access to various things on their website including a coach for guidance and access to online super gym you can see more info here; I’d love to help you reach your fitness aspirations so where it says coach you can put my name down – Sherry Lang 🙂

So here is a typical workday for me:

  • up at 5 am and do our workout
  • shower and head to work
  • lunchtime go for a walk (I try to have the majority of my 10000 steps done by 2pm)
  • home around 5pm and get supper ready…
  • put our lunches together (while supper is cooking) only takes a few minutes because we take an hour on Sundays and cut up veggies and get salads ready for the workweek.
  • probably wrapped up by 6:30 and then have the rest of the evening to ourselves to unwind…then to bed by 9 9:30 at the latest.

Meal prep Sunday

 

Here is my before and after since taking on Beachbody 21 Day Fix & Shakeology

Before & CurrentAs always any questions you can comment below or send me a private message.

xo SL

I love my Blendtec

If you’ve ever contemplated getting a powerful blender I just saw on the Costco site that they have the Blendtec on sale (only till Oct 26)  I think they do this a few times a year…probably even cheaper in store.

I love ours; we use it just about every day either for my Shakeology or making soups or seed/nut butters, curry sauces, humus, green smoothies, banana ice-cream (just frozen bananas…that’s it) and many more things. I think it would be great for parents with babies they could make their own baby food.  It’s so handy in the kitchen.

When you aren’t using it slides under the upper cupboards out of the way.  We keep it on the counter all the time because if we didn’t it would go to the grave yard cupboard for appliances :o.

This is an older picture from when we first got the Blendtec – roasted cauliflower & broccoli with chickpeas…making a soup.  Our reading is now close to 500 uses :).

 

Blendtec

Blendtec

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We made these last weekend…tastes like fall

Butternut Squash Soup

Pumpkin seed butter

For nut/seed butters you can use the large jar that comes with the blender or can purchase a twister jar (which is what we did) makes it way easier we can make seed/nut butters in one cycle usually without having to remove cover and scrape down the jar; the twister cover does it all for your while you are blending ingredients.  It is also available at Costco but not in the store (here anyways).  You may be able to find it cheaper elsewhere online I think I got ours at amazon.ca

I have to say I enjoy using this and knowing what ingredients I am putting into my body is a big bonus.

Anyhow take care and have a good one

Ok this one is a little long…

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.

April 2014

April 2014

September 2014

September 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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