Monday, November 9, 2015

Post 3 Day Refresh....feeling like me again!



I finished the 3 Day Refresh last week for the 5th time.  I do the Refresh every 3 - 4 months and I'm so grateful for this clean, safe, gentle detox because I  needed it physically and mentally.  I was in a funk since my marathon on October 11th.  I was still eating like I was training but I wasn't putting in the miles.  I was having a hard time encouraging others because I felt like a blob of crap.

The mind is a powerful tool and unfortunately, it was powering me to feel fat, unworthy, and not myself.  

When I woke up on Day 4 and took my photos, measurements, and weight, I was a bit disappointed.  I only lost 2 pounds and 1 inch around my waist.  I was hoping for a few more of both.  Great, 3 days of not working out, only consuming 900 - 1,000 calories and I only lost 2 pounds.  But then something clicked.  Instead of focusing on those numbers, I decided to focus on what/how I felt. 

  1. I wasn't feeling bloated and I wasn't feeling upset because my clothes didn't fit right.  I felt good all day in my SKIN and never had to unbutton my pants ;-)
  2. I reached for my water bottle before I reached for food.  Instead of munching on something small (which would be fine if I wasn't doing this ALL day), I drank water and kept my body full and hydrated.
  3. I was satisfied with the correct portions at each meal.  I had trouble finishing my breakfast and lunch today.  I have allowed myself to overeat the last few weeks and the 3 days of the Refresh was just what I needed to get my body back on track.  I know I can operate on smaller portions and healthy foods.
  4. I don’t have any desire to drink wine or eat chocolate (I’m sure this will change in the near future!).  My body doesn’t want anything toxic or processed – it’s a great feeling to only crave whole, clean, healthy foods!

I woke up on Day 5 and felt even better.  I weighed myself and I was another 3 pounds and another ½ inch!  3 days of the Refresh and my body is reacting to the correct portions.  I am so proud that I stuck with the 3 Day Refresh and continued to eat clean and reach for water before I reach for a snack. 


The best part is that I am able to push those negatives comments out of my mind.  I'm not where I want to be, but I'm not shoving food in my face every second of the day.  I'm feeling confident, healthy, and only thinking nice things about myself.

 I'M BACK J  


What can you do in just 3 simple days?  You won't know unless you try!  






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