Friday, August 29, 2014

3 Day Refresh Results and Thoughts

And done!

The results?

Down 4.4 pounds and 1 inch!

Not bad for 3 days.

The big question, was I hungry?

Day 1?  Yes.

Day 2?  MUCH easier.

Day 3?  A little harder than Day 2 but easier than Day 1.

Day 2 was by far the best day for me.

Now it helped that I was extremely busy this week with prepping my classroom.  Even when I got home I did work so I was constantly occupied.

And to be honest, I did have more coffee than they recommended.  Because let's be honest.  This is me and I basically run on coffee.

However, the rest I followed.

I also discovered a new favorite side dish!  Which, on this wasn't a side dish but will be from now on!

Coconut oil steamed broccoli!  Which is really just steamed broccoli tossed with 1/2 a tsp. of coconut oil and Himalayan pink salt.

So overall I thought the program was worth it.  It's only 3 days, and you definitely feel a lot less bloated / puffy once it's done.  And I feel ready now for the upcoming 21 day fix (which, if you missed it, I will be starting a challenge group on 9/15 so message me or comment if you are interested!)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School Challenge Group!

Fall is almost here!  Which means the season of pumpkins (and pumpkin lattes) and holidays kicks off.  Want a head start on some healthy habits before the holiday hits?

I'm starting a challenge group on September 15!  It will be a private Facebook group that offers motivation, tips, tricks, and of course, recipes!  For those doing 21 Day Fix and / or Shakeology who are interested in joining this 3 week accountability group, either message me or leave a comment!  Also, if you are interested in more information about either program, message me or comment as well!

For more information on the programs or to order, you can follow this link :)

Challenge Pack

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

3 Day Refresh - Day 1

All the details!

Word of warning, definitely do this on a day when you are busy.  If I had been sitting home it would have been a huge challenge not to snack!

So I started off with a vegan chocolate shakeology with 1/2 a banana.  I had been anxious to try the vegan chocolate and I really liked it! 

My one slight issue is that I'm not a huge fan of using water with Shakeology, but it's temporary so it was fine.

I had a cup of green tea about mid-morning.

Then the Fiber Sweep drink.  Another word of advice: blend it with ice.  It's a funky consistency but blending it with ice makes it better.  It has a slight lemony taste.

A few hours later: lunch!

2 tbsp. of hummus, 5 baby carrots, and the vanilla fresh shake blended with ice and cherries. 

Another cup of herbal tea in the afternoon, and when I got home from my classroom, I snacked on a cup of cucumbers and 2 tbsp. mashed avocado.

This was the toughest time of day for me, because I was home and I'm a snacker.  But I muddled through (with lots of water!).

Dinner was the optional cup of organic veggie stock, along with the recipe for steamed kale with pine nuts and lemon juice, followed by another vanilla fresh shake.

My main issue is the water with the Shakeology because I normally use unsweetened almond milk, but it was still good, just not as thick or creamy I found personally.

So day 1 is almost done, let's see how day 2 goes tomorrow!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sample Meal Plan - 21 Day Fix (1500 calorie range)

Thought this might be helpful!  You can adjust according to the calorie level you are on :)


Chocolate Shakeology (1 red)
½ banana (1 purple)

Mid morning snack

1 slice multigrain bread (1 yellow)
2 tsp. sunflower seed butter (2 tsp.)
Baby carrots (1 green)

Lunch (Avocado Egg Salad Wraps)

2 corn tortillas (1 yellow)
2 hard boiled eggs (1 red)
Arugula (1 green)
Mashed avocado (1 blue)
Strawberries (1 purple)

Mid Afternoon Snack

Apple (1 purple)
Raw sunflower seeds (1 orange)


Grilled chicken breast (1 red)
Roasted brussel sprouts (1 green)
Brown rice (1 yellow)
Roasted zucchini (1 green)

Greek yogurt ( 1 red)
2 tsp. natural peanut butter (2 tsp.)

Totals – 4 red, 3 yellow, 3 purple, 4 green, 1 blue, 1 orange, 4 tsp.