3 Day Refresh Results

I am stoked to show you guys my results from the refresh! First off, I was a little nervous to do it since I’ve heard people either love it or don’t. But, I have been on a major “eat whatever I want because I’m running a marathon binge,” and really wanted something to help me restart clean eating again.

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I liked the refresh for the fact that it was simple.

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I didn’t have to think much, just do what it said. The end. Loved that. With a million other things going on each day the simplicity was perfect.

The past month I’ve put back on 10 pounds from my lowest post-baby weight. I kinda expected and was okay with it. I wanted to make sure I was fueled and ready to run those 26.2 miles. Did I indulge a bit much? Probably. But I had fun!

The marathon was Saturday, and I started the 3 Day Refresh Monday. I was still a bit sore from the run so I know some of the weight I lost was my muscles returning to normal.

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Mornings were easy since I got my Shakeology. Normally I use almond milk and a teaspoon of peanut butter with it, but on the refresh I just got half a banana (you can choose from the approved fruit list, I chose the banana) and it was better than I thought it would be with just ice, water, and the banana. Kept me full for a few hours.

Next up was the Fiber Sweep. I was afraid of this one but it wasn’t so bad. Just mix and chug! I left it on the counter on the last day for like three minutes because I got distracted and it starts to gel up. Gross! Drink it fast!

A typical lunch looked like this:

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It was actually pretty filling, but by 3pm I was famished! You get a small snack (veggie and healthy fat) and that just barely held me over until dinner.

Dinners! They were good! Simple, didn’t require anything expensive, and quick to make. Done and done! This mama was in love. They made excellent sides for Travis’s dinners, and filled me up well along with my evening shake.

First dinner: Coconut Steamed Veggies

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Second Dinner: Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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Third Dinner: Lemony Green Beans

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There are nine different dinner options, these are the three I chose.

Ready for my results????

I’m so excited!

First off I dropped inches everywhere!

– 1 inch from each arm. I mean, really? My arms? I’ll take it!

– 2 inches from my waist

– 2.5 inches from stomach

– 1 inch from each leg

For a total of 8.5 inches!

Pounds lost: SEVEN!

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I was so puffy in my first pictures. That’s called indulgence at it’s finest. And too much sugar and carbs! Can’t believe how much it shrunk my belly. Sooooo glad to be the person on the right now!

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I think facing forward is the hardest to see a difference, but I can tell a little.

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I was the most surprised by the difference in my back! Even my shoulders and the sides of my bra. Crazy!

Can’t tell you how excited I am with the results. Plus I feel better. I have more energy, I don’t want to collapse into a heap and nap at 3pm (the no-sugar has something to do with that), and I just feel clean, as funny as it sounds. Now to keep the momentum going and stick to healthy eating. I don’t want all my efforts over the past three days wasted. This girl is being good from now on! I have to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight and then go even further this time!

If you want to try the refresh or have questions please email me at eryndenison@gmail.com! Also check it out here by clicking “shop” and typing 3-day refresh into the left hand search box!

Let me know if you decide to do it! I want to hear how you liked it!

I should also add that it’s recommended not to do any intensive workouts on the refresh since your calories are reduced substantially.

Sunday Morning Run & Marathon News

I’m back at it and it feels so good!

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First let me rewind a bit.

I had the cortisone injection in my right foot Thursday morning, and by Friday evening I was itching to try and see how running felt. I did a short three miles with Tyrion and it was great! I was clumsy and super tight, but that’s just from being off for almost a month with barely any working out. There was a dull pain in my toes, but nothing compared to just two days earlier.

I took Saturday off since I didn’t want to push too hard, and decided it’s better to start back slowly. I went to a girls night that evening at my friend Megan’s house with her, Christine, and I. It was fun to drink wine, eat pizza, and talk about life uninterrupted. We are all registered for the Rock and Roll Seattle Marathon and talking inevitably ended up with us discussing how we had to get our butts in gear and really get serious with training. Christine has been dealing with some major shin splints that were so bad she had scar tissue built up in her leg! She’s been going to physical therapy and is waiting for the green light to start training again. Megan has been dealing with past injuries, life issues, changes in jobs, and has limited time to train so trying to schedule it in is somewhat of a learning curve for her. We were saying that for three ladies in relatively good health in the prim of our lives we sure are having our resolve tested!

But whatever our issues, we have to try and overcome them, since we are 2.5 months away from race day.

Speaking of Marathon, I got an awesome package in the mail for my big run!

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Pro Compression heard I was completing my first full marathon in June and wanted to cheer me on by sending me a pair of their marathon socks!

P.S. Doesn’t the lime green go great with my hair? (wink wink)

I’ve seen blogger after blogger rave about these socks, so I am giddy with excitement to get the chance to try them out myself!

Thanks again Pro Compression!

Today is another rest day, with a 4 miler scheduled tomorrow. I’m trying to jump back into training as laid out in my training plan as much as possible. I understand I’ll have to work back up to the long runs. Pretty sure I can’t run 20 miles on Sunday! But hopefully I’ll be back to running the set schedule in a couple weeks.

Yesterdays six miles were slow. I felt super heavy, like my legs weighed twice what they do. Could have been all that wine and pizza the night before! Whatever it was I ran slow, but I’m not pushing myself hard right now. Slow miles are still miles!

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There wasn’t many out early on a Sunday, and it was nice to have the trail all to myself. And I saw this on my run:

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Ikea coming to Spokane? That would be a awesome! I have yet to set a foot in their store, but I hear such good things about them!

And with that I’m off to take care of my sick little girl. Evelyn contracted some nasty cold that makes her sound like she’s hacking up a lung. Poor girl. Breaks my heart when they are so young and sick. She’s happy as long as she’s being cuddled, so we are going to be doing a lot of that today, and maybe make it a movie marathon kind of day since it’s rainy and cold out. But . . . we are suppose to hit over 75 later this week! Summer here we come!

Happy Monday!