Tuesday, August 26, 2014

30 Day Clean Eating, Shakeology & 3 Day Refresh

My mother, who has always been one of my biggest supports, is also a skeptic, with anything new I decide to try. Like many people, I have tried every fad diet, pill, thigh master, gym memberships, etc out there. I have suffered from eating disorders, whether it be starving myself, or binge eating. So when I started my journey, my mother smiled and congratulated me, but secretly was thinking to herself - let's see how this is going to last. 

Being in her 60's, my mother is also set in her ways with many things. I knew my lifestyle change was serious. I knew I was committed, and I also knew I had to take baby steps with her - to have her believe and understand, and embrace that this time was the right time for me. I also wanted her to join me, so she can be healthy as well. I worry, especially with her history of Breast Cancer and high blood pressure. This was going to be tricky!! 

I would keep my other updated on my progress. While I was with her, I would continue to do my new every day goals. I would bring prepared snacks with me, prepared foods. So while everyone was sitting around eating processed foods, not the healthiest of choices for food, I had my clean eats. While we were out at restaurants I would ask the waiters or waitress to have my meal prepared the way I want, and I would make healthy choices. I would say no to foods I didnt plan for. I didnt push my thoughts and beliefs on her, I led by example. 

I would talk to her about what I have been learning and we would have some great discussions. One day, she said to me "Ok, I want to try this Shakeology you are always drinking". So I gave her some packets, and some recipe ideas. "This is really good!" She started having them for breakfast. 

She then came to me, and said I have inspired her to start walking! So she went out and got herself a step counter. She started walking 1 mile, then 2 miles then 3 miles per day. She was ready for cleaning eating. We started slow, and every day she would make changes. I would check in on her, giving her tips and support. 

"Hey, so what is this 3 day refresh?" I explained to her its a great way to kick off, jump start, break a plateau, or lose those last few stubborn pounds. It will detox your body of toxins, allow you to feel healthy and less bloated. "Yes, I am going to try this".

Day 1

" i started my day at 8 am with a 2mile walk came home excited today was the day i was starting the 3 day refresh at 9am. i followed it exactly. meal by meal, drink by drink,snack by snack. 5 bottles of water in between. peeing a lot, it is now 7:30pm and I feel great and I feel stuffed. I actually feel fuller like I gained weight. hopefully tomorrow morn. the scale will reflect my dedication of today. the shakes were delicious. tomorrow will be another successful day."
Day 2

" I walked 1. 6 miles today...weighed myself..day 2--- LOST 2lbs!! Started day2 of the refresh program. i do feel thinner and less bloated than last night. i guess that comes from all the liquids being ingested and then peeing a lot. here's to another positive day... :-)"

Day 3

"Waked 2 miles...weighed in and another pound gone! i am really impressed with this program and how energized and wonderful i feel. I may not have had a huge weight loss, but I feel better - mentally and physically. I am very pleased with the results. Slow and steady wins the race!" 

I couldn't be more proud of my mothers commitment. Being a busy wife, mother, and grandmother - she is finally making herself a priority and taking control of her health and fitness. She is a true inspiration, that even in your 60's, it is never to late to make a lifestyle change. She has a fitness program she enjoys, she is consistently drinking Shakeology every day, and 80% of the time is eating as clean as she can. 

After 30 days, Shakeology & the 3 Day Refresh - here is her before and during. (We say during because she is still on her journey) 13 lbs gone, and over 15 inches. Look at that smile!!

Accountability Group starting September 1st...It's time for your first small step

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