Yes, I still have some major catching up to do, but this couldn't wait!
[the before & after pic is pretty epic]
Last month I attended the yearly Beachbody event, Summit, in Vegas. At Summit, Beachbody rounds up coaches nationwide, USA & Canada, and share the wealth with all of us! One of the new products that was announced was the 3-Day Refresh. I was excited about this since previously, a make-shift 'cleanse' had been created by someone that utilized Shakeology, veggies, fruit & clean protein to flush out your system and give it a soft reset. Personally, I have done that particular cleanse a few times, (that review, is one of my most read blog posts)!
The difference between the 'Shakeology Cleanse' I had done in the past and the 3-Day Refresh was that Beachbody made the Refresh to really give your body a reset. They made sure to include all of the nutrients you need on a daily basis without starving or depriving your body.
Here is how it worked for me:
I enjoyed myself at Summit, the following weekend ate on the go at Disney, Orlando and in Miami, did a quick weekend trip to Atlanta with friends & enjoyed the amazing food & beverages. My waistline expanded quite a bit. I was sluggish, was not getting my workouts in, and the evil soda was creeping back.
My 3-Day Refresh came in the mail on a Saturday; my original thought was to do it Friday-Sunday, this way I didn't have any temptations at my office with coffee, goodies, etc.
However, Sunday morning, I jumped on the scale and saw the scariest number I've seen in a long time.
The far left number...brought tears to my eyes.
Starting that Sunday was not my original plan.
But that box got opened and I started right then and there!
Above, you can see the scale progression for the days of the Refresh. The weight was slow to fall off for me...but I got a nice surprise the morning after I finished the entire refresh.
This picture gives you an idea of my meals for the day. Very simple, planned out, & measured out; the program gives you exactly what to eat and when.
Here is the rundown:
*Glass of water, first thing upon waking.
*Breakfast was Shakeology. Fruit option. Green tea was optional after breakfast.
*Fiber Refresh Shake.
*Lunch was the Vanilla Fresh shake. A fruit. A veggie. A healthy fat option.
*Afternoon snack varied between a veggie & healthy fat or fruit.
*Another tea was optional before dinner time.
*For dinner, option of nine yummy recipes.
Although I did just share a lot of the details about the Refresh, the food options and amount of food is crucial; this is all given to you with the program. The Refresh kit also includes the Vanilla Fresh shakes & Fiber Sweep shakes that you'll need for the full three days; your Shakeology is optional, in case you already enjoy it!
I was pretty excited that have that last Fiber Sweep down the hatch!
And that leads me to the nitty gritty details.
*For me, Day One and Day Three went best, and were relatively easy for me. There were times when I was hungry, but never starving, and I mean that! When I was getting a little hungry, it was time to eat again, or I had some ice water and was fine.
*The Fiber Sweep: this thing already has a reputation, lol! It has a light, lemon taste and is easy to drink. However, drink it quickly; you do not have to chug it, but do not let it sit. I made this mistake on Day Two and the consistency changes quickly.
*I did workout twice, Day One-30 minutes of PiYo & Day Three-taught my Insanity class. I felt fine during both workouts. Teaching Insanity while on the Refresh did wear me out slightly, but I could feel a difference in my weight when I was doing tuck jumps!
*The food options were awesome; I was surprised by the options and portions I was able to eat. I am lucky and love my fruits & veggies -- but the program is full of yummy choices.
*Water, drink it up!! I made sure to be on point with my water intake during the Refresh and I know it helped with keeping me hydrated and helped the Refresh do it's job.
*The Vanilla Fresh shake was really good too! It is similar to Vanilla Shakeology, but with a lighter taste. Beachbody made sure to pack this shake full of protein since you are not getting as much protein from the foods you are eating during the Refresh.
Now for the results! Since numbers don't lie...
(I did all of my weigh ins & measurements upon waking)
Overall, I dropped 6.2 lbs, 4 inches just in my waist, and a total of 7.5 inches!
You can get the basic program here: 3-Day Refresh Complete Kit
In case you already have Shakeology: 3-Day Refresh Kit
...and the best deal...
This guy is on sale this month, 3-Day Refresh plus one month of Shakeology
*The price of the combo pack is just $10 more than one month of Shakeology, quite the deal! And this way, you will have extra Shakeology to enjoy and reap the benefits!
And in case that wasn't enough awesome-ness for you,
here is my before & after:
I CANNOT believe what three days did for me!
The 3-Day Refresh gave me back my waistline, put my sugar cravings back in check, and put confidence back into my step!
I am beyond grateful I did this! This past Sunday, I woke up and felt uncomfortable in my own skin. It was devastating to me & I was disappointed that I let myself get to that point. Here I am, an Insanity Instructor, I have others relying on me to help them get their butt in shape, and I was blowing up like a mini hot air balloon.
I am also so grateful for Beachbody. Yes, corny, I know. But there's emotion behind that statement. Beachbody helped me save me. At this point in my life, I am the healthiest, have the most passion for what I do, have the most amazing friends a girl could ever ask for, and have a future that is bright -- I can't wait to get there!
Questions about the 3-Day Refresh, comment or email me at: BeachbodyCaitlyn@gmail.com