Month: June 2017

3 Day Refresh 

I told you all I was going to start on this fitness journey and boy am I serious about it. Cue Bruno – Don’t believe me just watch!!

So to start my journey and just refresh my body (haha see what I did there?) I started the 3 day refresh cleanse. I’ve never done a cleanse before so I’m not going to lie I was a little scared. Am I going to be in the bathroom all the time? Am I going to be hungry all the time? Will I die? Why are Doritos not on this plan!? Despite all this, I’m determined to get in the best shape of my life so I started it!

 

Day 1

The start of day 1 was pretty easy. I don’t eat too much during the day anyway and am a huge late night snacker so morning and afternoon were fine. I didn’t mind the taste of the fiber sweep drink, not going to go on the record saying I loved it and would drink it if it wasn’t part of this, but I was able to tolerate it and it didn’t suck.

Now the cleanse says not to do alot of exercising and I planned to follow it. WELL, I decided to mow the lawn and that took alot out of me especially because it took an hour and it was around 90 degrees. I had a slight headache but that went a while pretty quickly. Now I tried the optional vegetable broth for dinner (see below for what I ate each day) that’s where things took a turn for the worse. It did not agree with me and I felt sick to my stomach, combine that with craving anything and everything and it was not a fun night! I did sneak a couple pieces of Jake’s steamed broccoli and grapes to get me through all those cravings and it helped a ton!

Overall, it was not bad, I wasn’t hungry throughout the day or night and really just let me head get the best of me with cravings.

Yup! That’s my cat photo bombing!

Day 2

I feel like day 2 was harder than day 1! The day was pretty easy, no sickness so I attribute it to the vegetable broth I had. Really the nights are the only thing that have bothered me so far in this journey.  I would normally have dinner and then snack my way until bedtime so cravings are off the charts tonight! I do feel less bloated which is awesome.

Day 3

Again mornings and afternoons are no big deal! Today I had to go to work, back to work from having a week off yikes!! The evening was actually no big deal for me today! I didn’t have any cravings, wasn’t hungry, actually had some energy! I really had to second guess myself and ask if I cheated but I swear I didn’t! All that hard for for the last two days paid off and today was a piece of cake!

Results!

After 3 days I lost 3.8 pounds and 5 inches total. This is amazing and such a great jump start to my new fitness journey! I am definitely less bloated, my pants fit me better, and I have some energy I didn’t have before, no caffeine and I’m doing good!
I would recommend this for someone that has a strong will and really wants to get this jump start. If you are not 100% in, it won’t work, you will fail. Have your reason and stick to it! When you want that pizza remind yourself that it’s only 3 days and that you can do it!

 

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Ready, Set, Fitness Challenge! 

Since having my baby fitness has been very difficult. The gym used to be my safe place where everything would just disapear. All the obligations, work, any issues would go away for an hour and it was me and the weights or the trail or the treadmill! I did not have a very good pregnancy, I was sick and bloated for almost the entire time, but that’s a story for another post. I had a c-section and was diagnosed with Parsonage Turner Syndome a couple months after. PTS is a rare nerve condition, I basically have nerve damage in my shoulder which limits the range of motion and strength in that arm and shoulder. Before baby I loved working out shoulders! Those were my favorite exercises and I couldn’t even raise my right arm! 

Fast forward to a year later, I have actually lost all but 10 lbs from pregnancy which is pretty amazing! With work and an almost toddler on my hands working out has taken a back burner and so has my nutrition. I have been big on shakes before, see my post about my morning breakfast shake! I often skip breakfast as I am running out the door and often times lunch becomes eating out fast food as a quick option before meetings. 

I was able to try many different trends you might have heard of, Visalus which was actually pretty good in terms of taste, Vega which I took one sip and dumped out, 310 nutrition wasn’t bad but I definitely did not enjoy it, and Shakeology which I was able to try 5 different flavors of. I set up a challenge which I am going to start next week, I will try to keep you all as up to date as possible. I decided on trying the 3 day cleanse and 21 day challenge group with Vegan Chocolate Shakelogoy. I’m not vegan but it was the one that tasted the best to me! 

Follow me as I start this challenge. I am committed to completing the 21 days, putting myself first for once, and looking to get fit again in the process. I put 160% probably more into my day job and it’s time to take some of that and put it towards myself and my health! 

NO, I am not a coach, not sure if that’s going to be a thing for me, and I’m merely just trying to share my experience with you all. Right now my main focus is on my health and I am really excited to have a support system in my coach and this challenge group.