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.
I liked the refresh for the fact that it was simple.
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.
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:
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
Second Dinner: Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Third Dinner: Lemony Green Beans
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!
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!
I think facing forward is the hardest to see a difference, but I can tell a little.
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!
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.