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.


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

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