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.
- 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 ;-)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
I'M BACK J
What can you do in just 3 simple days? You won't know unless you try!