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.

Baby Body Update

This has taken forever to get for me to get up and I’m sorry about that. The weeks have gone by so fast! I can’t believe we are 6 weeks old over here! It honestly seems like so long since I had him. His birth is like a distant dream. So glad I got his birth story down while it was fresh so I can go back and reminisce whenever I want!

One week post baby –

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I don’t really have the pouch many woman have since I carried a little different than most. I have more of an all over weight gain look.

6 weeks post baby –

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Forgive the no make-up, devilish look.

I was so excited because at first the weight just fell off. I was ecstatic! Maybe, I thought, this is going to be easy and I will only have to work to get the last few pounds off. Wrong! I overall gained 50 pounds. Within the first two weeks I dropped 26 pounds. It tapered off around week three and I was okay with that as I though it would pick back up again soon. Nope. I am still only at the 26 pound loss. Everything just stopped. Can you say I am very frustrated? Yep, yep you can.

I know I can’t beat myself up about it. I’m eating a healthy diet and at week three was given the okay to start working out again. I have been either running (aka, walking and jogging intervals) or doing the 45min Tracy Anderson Post Pregnancy DVD. Love her workout by the way, it burns and hurts in all the right places. I am already getting some strength back, I can hold plank and other positions longer than when I first started. Ever little improvement I see or feel keeps me motivated.

Still, 24 pounds seems daunting, especially since I want to get to my previous weight and then try for another ten pounds down. I can’t limit my calorie intake much, since breastfeeding is most important to me right now. I have done some research on breastfeeding and weight loss, and sometimes weight loss stops for a few weeks, then starts back up again. I sure hope that is the case. But for now I am just trying to be positive, eat healthy, work out, and hope the weight starts coming off again soon.

I will say it is frustrating to check out other fitness bloggers pages who just had babies and see their slim selves back to normal weeks after birth, but I knew I was going to have more issues loosing, it’s just how I am. I try to accept it ever morning and move on, knowing I will eventually get down there. Not letting myself get depressed is the biggest obstacle right now. But whenever I look at Tyrion little face I realize my body did an amazing thing, and it was completely worth it!

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Have a great hump day everyone!