My 3 Day – Post Turkey – Refresh

I have a rather large confession…
Since my amazing results from P90 and Piyo back in July I haven’t been holding myself as accountable as I should. Thanksgiving was a perfect example of that. I over ate, made myself sick, AND gained back 7 pounds of the weight I had worked so hard to lose.

I have to admit I was a bit devistated and very disapointed with myself for having let myself become so complacent. I had a choice to make, and I chose to use the 3 Day Refresh as a way to jump start my December goals of staying on track and losing those 7 pesky pounds.

The 3 Day Refresh is a healthy way to detox off of addicting carbs and sugars by cutting them out. 3 shakes, 2 fruits, 1 fiber sweep, 3.5 servings of veggies and 3 servings of fat each day. It doesn’t seem like much but once you begin spacing it out and adding a glass of water between meals you realize just how much boredom eating you do.. like that Snickers bite you want to pick up every time you walk past it… not that I thought about it… (sshhhh!!)

The first time I did the Refresh back in July I had a rough go of it. I mentally freaked out over what I felt was a lack of food. This time however, I chose to focus on other things besides food like work, Christmas, and my never ending to-do list.

This is what I found:
1) I was not hungry throughout the day. Each time I thought about something food related I would ask myself if I was hungry or bored. 99% of the time I was bored.

2) Drinking tea and water between meals helped me stay satisfied without eating 100+ calories of snacks or unnecessary foods.

3) Doing a light workout in the morning was my best option. Later in the day I was a bit more fatigued (we had bad weather and I think that may have contributed).

4) Take advantage of the “free” spices to mix up the flavors. I’m kind of boring so I made a batch of veggies to eat for dinner for all 3 nights. BUT I added different spices each time to keep my taste buds engaged.

My results?
I lost 3 Inches in my stomach area; 4 total across my body. AND I lost 6 lbs!!! I’m one pound away from my 7lb goal for December.

I will be sharing my photos at the end of the month, as I am participating in a challenge for the month of December and I want to have some SHOCKING photos to share then. Don’t want to give away all of the surprise yet! 🙂

Little Steps Create BIG Results!

Happy Sunday!

This weekend has been a wonderful “Summer Day” type weekend. I got so much done this weekend and it has been a reminder that little steps can create HUGE results. I got my organic garden planted and cannot wait to harvest the fruits of my labor (tomatoes, basil, mint, lemon cucumbers, and MORE). Eating lots of fresh produce has been one of the biggest steps we have taken that has helped us turn our diets around. As I was thinking about this, I started to think about all of the other little changes we have made to our diets that have contributed to a total weight loss of over 75lbs between Andrew and myself, and I wanted to share them with you. They were little changes that added up to big results.

The most visible change was that we began eating breakfast, and we aren’t just eating random breakfast themed foods. We enjoy our breakfast with half water, half almond milk, a little ice and a scoop of our favorite flavor of Shakeology (Mine is strawberry and Andrew loves the chocolate).

A few other little changes we made are:

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Other ideas that I cannot wait to try include spaghetti squash, cauliflower “potato” salad, and cauliflower pizza crust!

What are some changes you are making to your diet that have been successful to the enhancement of your health? I’d love to get wonderful ideas.