Friday, January 10, 2014

Shakeology Cleanse Results

Last week on Monday I decided I needed a good cleanse to flush all the holiday goop out of my system. So glad I did, I lost 4.4lbs in 3 days and was feeling almost like the old me again.  You can read more about it HERE. But I "cheated" a little bit on New Years Eve with Dinner and Drinks at the Queen Mary that I felt it was best to re-do the 3day cleanse again this week. And the results are in!!

Another 4lbs gone:) I'm happy with this, not just the scale part but the fluffy, bloated feeling is gone and those little lines of definition on my stomach are still visible. I know I still have work to do but I know there are abs under there...trust me, I've been working on them all of 2013!  I am also fully aware that my weight could fluctuate over the next few days now that I'm back to eating more solid meals and only 1 serving of Shakeology as opposed to 3 a day and guess what, I'm ok with that too! It's not so much about the scale and the number on it but how I felt after weeks of minimal activity, and lots of junk food. Having things in moderation is great but I knew I was slipping into old habits again and in this case the scale did not lie.



In total I lost 7.9lbs from 12/30-1/9 but I'm going with 8..lol  I am back to my regular routine, my workouts are better, I'm not dragging through them anymore and am able to keep up with the instructors again like I used to.  I love me some Dan and Rach. I'm currently doing Les Mills Combat and that ain't easy stuff. (check out the link for a preview)

 Last week I was still feeling sluggish and drained even during the workouts during the beginning of the cleanse. I still wasn't back to "normal" until this 2nd round of the cleanse this week. I think it's because I really cleaned up my act for the remainder of the week and followed the plan to the best of my ability. I did add a 3rd snack for all 3 days. I felt I needed a little extra something to carry me over. The cleanse isn't about starving yourself but more of flushing out the bad and restoring it with food that will fuel your body. Here is a breakdown of the 3 days.  I've said this before, there are TONS of "health shakes" on the market but NONE will compare to Shakeology.  Don't believe me, look at the ingredients.  That's what matters!

Day 1 and 2
Breakfast: 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology blended with 1 frozen banana, 1 cup ice, 1 cup water, squirt of all natural honey.
Snack: 1 cup Green Tea with tangerine.
Lunch: 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology blended with 1 cup frozen pineapple, 1 cup ice, 1 cup water.
Snack: Handful of baby carrots, 1 cup of green tea.
Dinner: 5oz. Grilled Chicken salad with tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and instead of dressing I used homemade green salsa.
Snack: 1/2 scoop of vanilla Shakeology, 1/2 scoop chocolate Shakeology, 1 small frozen banana, 1 cup of ice, 1 cup water
Day 3.
Breakfast: 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology blended with 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup ice, 1 cup water.
Snack: Celery sticks with All Natural Peanut Butter, 1 cup green tea
Lunch: 4oz. Tilapia Fish with a side of steamed broccoli and baby carrots, I also added some sliced of avocado
Snack: Apple, 1 cup green tea
Dinner: 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology blended with 1 frozen banana, 1 cup ice, 1 cup water, sprinkle of cinnamon
Snack: 1 scoop GreenBerry Shakeology, 1 sup frozen mixed fruit with mango, berries, 1 cup ice, 1 cup water.

Throughout the entire 3 days I never once felt like I was starving or depriving myself. I made sure to drink plenty of water and have it with each meal even after I drank my shakes. I notice that most of the time when I think I'm hungry I'm really just dehydrated. The only real challenge for me was around Dinner time making everyone else food I was tempted to make myself a plate also but I kept with  my salad and shakes like a good girl.  My 31st birthday is exactly 1 month and I have goals to meet so temptation is not an option!



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