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My 3 Day Refresh Results for #TransformationTuesday!!


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A few weeks ago, I had plateaued with my weight loss. Then one weekend I indulged a bit, and just started feeling bloated and puffy. So, I decided to do the 3 Day Refresh. I planned to start the following weekend.

3 Day Refresh, Beachbody, Cleanse, weightloss, clean eating, vanessamc246, change one thing change everything, the butterfly effect, ShakeologyI  choose days where I knew I would not have temptations. It’s tough for me not to munch and snack
at work, so I chose to start on Saturday. I snack less and stay on track at home, where I stay busy and distract myself. I had no food events for the weekend and my husband was traveling, all which allowed me to focus on the Refresh. To help ensure my success even more, I had some accountability partners: my friend, Peg, and my sister, Francesca. By checking in with each other, throughout the three days, we kept each other accountable, motivated each other, and supported one another.

So, after three days what were my results?
I lost FOUR pounds on the refresh. I felt 100% better, no bloating or fullness, I had energy and my cravings were gone for sweets, and on the fourth day I continued with my clean eating recipes and meal plan!

Was I hungry? Not at all. The Refresh allowed me to eat meals, lighter than I normally would, but I got to eat REAL food, which with the shakes kept me feeling full. Because I do better with routine, I
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ate the same 3 meals all 3 days, without much variation.

I did light workouts during the Refresh to make sure that vigorous exercise didn’t spur my appetite. However, if you experience any dizziness during a workout on the Refresh definitely stop, rest, and drink water.

3 Day Refresh, Beachbody, Cleanse, weightloss, clean eating, vanessamc246, change one thing change everything, the butterfly effect, ShakeologyDay 1

The first day was easy. I drank my Vanilla Shakeology in the morning with half a banana and cinnamon, did some house cleaning, some crafts with my kids, took them to the movies, did errands, and just kept busy.

At mid-morning I chugged the fiber sweep. With no flavor and a consistency of watery cream of wheat, the only choice is too chug. If you let the fiber sweep sit in water for too long, it turns chunky.
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Peg messaged me later that day, that the Fiber Sweep tasted better and was easier to drink with a squeeze of lemon, and I vowed to try it the next day. I loved eating my fresh fruit and my vegetables. I chose ones that I really enjoy and just felt fresh and light! At lunch, I got fancy, and put my shake in a fun cup! For my afternoon snack I had celery, carrot, and jicama sticks with almond butter.

I also did the 21 Day Fix 30 minute Pilates workout. I drank a gallon of water, green tea and made it through the day. I checked in with Peg and my sister in my accountability group throughout the day.


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                                            Day 2

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Weighing myself on this day, I was already down two pounds! This motivated me!

The second day was slightly more challenging, but again, I kept busy preparing for the week ahead, doing laundry, playing with the kids, did some yard work, and watched a movie with my boys.

3 Day Refresh, Beachbody, Cleanse, weightloss, clean eating, vanessamc246, change one thing change everything, the butterfly effect, ShakeologyI drank my Vanilla Shakeology in the morning blended with half a banana and cinnamon again. I started loving drinking my shakes from pretty and fun glasses. And Peg was right! The Fiber Sweep wasn't bad at all with a squeeze of lemon. Lunch was my favorite meal. I mixed chopped avocado, tomatoes, and sweet red, yellow, and orange peppers, and squeezed lemon juice over the veggies. Also for lunch, I drank the Vanilla Fresh shake and had 12 medium strawberries! Yummy and filling.

Checking in with Peg and Francesca also really helped me stay on track. Doing it together made staying on track an act of solidarity. If I started feeling hungry at all, I just messaged them, and they wrote back with words of encouragement and support. For my workout, I did the 21 Day Fix Yoga.

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Day 3

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a desk all day, and all I want to do is munch and snack on carbs and sweets!

The night before, I had prepped and packed all my meals. I brought a portable blender for my Vanilla Fresh shake, and had my fiber sweep, lemon wedge, lunch, and snack ready in tupperware. I had my chopped veggies, avocado, and lemon juice, my strawberries which I sprinkled with cinnamon. However, I forgot my almond butter, but I had some almonds in my desk drawer, and substituted nine almonds for the almond butter.

My drive to succeed spurred me to finish strong. Until the 3:00 p.m. hunger call. This is the worst time of day for me. The time I just want to rip open a bag of pretzels, plow through some trail mix, or stuff my face with chocolate! But again, my accountability sisters cheered me on, as I cheered them! For these three days, we became each other’s biggest fans!

This is something I could totally do again! I think it is going to be a monthly routine for me. Most of the Beachbody program challenge packs are sold as bundled "kick start" packs. This means they are a special price for the workout program, Shakeology AND the 3 Day Refresh. The purpose of this bundle is to start off the health and fitness program with the Refresh, to “kick start” your results!

After the three days, and breaking my plateau, I started a strict clean eating meal plan, in effort to lose the last 10 pounds!!

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