Review: 3-Day Shakeology Cleanse

Hey, tribe!

On Monday, Nov. 10, I started a three-day Shakeology cleanse with my fellow coach, Kaycee. It consisted of three Shakeology shakes per day (made with only water/ice and nothing else, like dairy), two cups of green tea per day, one piece of fruit for snack, and a large salad with tons of veggies and oven-baked chicken for dinner with low-fat dressing.

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The first two days were rough, because I was used to drinking at least two cups of coffee per day. I had terrible headaches, but I knew I was cleansing my system. I didn’t feel hungry during the day, although it was very hard to resist the food that my toddler was trying to feed me. YOU FOOD PUSHER, YOU.

Erm. Anyway. The results are now in! I love 1.8 pounds and 2.5 inches off my waist!

Would I do this again? Absolutely! I wouldn’t recommend heavy exercise in conjunction with this cleanse, but I think walking or jogging are fine. It’s a great way to get “back to basics” and it made me really appreciate the food that I ate today (the day after the cleanse). For breakfast I had some oatmeal, for lunch I had Shakeology, and I didn’t even bother with snacks or anything, because I wasn’t hungry!

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The Beginning: 21 Day Fix

I’m on Day 2 of the 21 Day Fix, and so far I’m loving it! I feel like I’m actually eating more food than I was before. I’m not doing the 21 Day Fix workouts, since I’m still doing T25, but I figure that’s close enough. :) Here’s what I’ve had so far just to give you an idea.

Day 1

Breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal (1 yellow), 2 TBSP flax seed meal (1 orange), 6 oz. Greek yogurt (1 red)

Snack 1: 1/2 banana (1 purple)

Lunch: 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology (1 red), 4 oz. almond milk (1 yellow), 1/2 banana (1 purple)

Snack 2: 6 oz. Greek yogurt (1 red), 2 TSP PB (2 TSP)

Dinner: 2 cups green beans (2 green), chicken (1 red)

Snack 3: 1 cup snap peas (1 green), almonds (1 blue)

Total: 2 yellow, 1 orange, 4 red, 2 purple, 3 green, 1 blue, 2 TSP

Day 2

Breakfast: 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology (1 red), 4 oz. almond milk (1 yellow), water, frozen tropical fruit mix (1 purple)

Snack 1: 1/2 banana (1 purple)

Lunch: 3/4 c. tuna (1 red), 1/3 c. avocado (1 blue), whole wheat tortilla (1 yellow)

Snack 2: 6 oz. Greek yogurt (1 red)

Dinner : chicken (1 red), 2 c. veggies (2 green)

Snack 3: 1 c. green beans (1 green), 2 TSP pumpkin seeds (2 TSP)

Total: 4 red, 1 yellow, 2 purple, 1 orange, 1 blue, 3 green, 2 TSP

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Let’s see how the next 19 days go!

xoxo,

Becky

 

What is P90?

Tony who?

Do y’all remember Tony Horton back in the day? I remember using a VHS copy of one of his ab workouts back in college (am I dating myself now?!). To me, he has been a household name for many, many years. But if you haven’t heard of him before, he’s the creator of the wildly popular P90X program. Do you know of a friend or family member who was all jazzed about starting P90X, go maybe a week into it, and then dropped it like a hot potato? Me too. I myself have not done P90X, but it looks INTENSE. I’m all for being a hot, sweaty mess at the end of a workout, but this girl right here does not do pull-ups (at least not yet…).

The Program

P90 is like a gateway drug. Whoops, did I just say that? I mean, it’s a gateway into getting fit again or for someone’s first time delving into an exercise program. These workouts are simple, doable, and less extreme than previous Horton creations. Whether you haven’t worked out in a decade or you’re just looking to maintain your current fitness level, P90 opens the door for results without the PAIN. This is a perfect program for retirees too who might want to stay physically active. I for one am wicked excited about this! And guess what? For every purchase made, Horton/Beachbody donates $5 to the Wounded Warrior Project!

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Here’s a quick glance at the time involved for this six-day-a-week, 90-day plan:

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Workout Descriptions

SCUPLT A Gets your body ready to get strong.
SWEAT A Melts that fat that’s been holding you back.
AB RIPPER A Adds power and definition to your core.
SCUPLT B Builds endurance and lean-muscle growth.
SWEAT B Cranks the calorie burn even higher.
AB RIPPER B Carves slimmer, rock-hard abs.
SCUPLT C Defines your body and puts results into overdrive.
SWEAT C Burns fat and tests endurance like never before.
AB RIPPER C Puts the final touches on your lean, sexy six-pack.
SATURDAY SPECIAL A superefficient, high-velocity sweat-fest that will
help you get your weekend workout done-and done right-in a hurry.
SPEED SCULPT Shake up your routine and burn off calories with this quick
resistance workout!
SPEED SWEAT A quick cardio routine designed to melt away more fat in less time.
SPEED ABS Quickly tone and strengthen your core with 5 of Tony’s favorite ab moves.
HORTONS’S GREATEST HITS - FREE GIFT Tony chose his all-time favorite moves for this workout that fits perfectly
into your regular P90® routine.
P90X3® DYNAMIX Increase your range of motion, flexibility, and stabilization to help
maximize the results you get from every routine.

The Twice As Fit Test Group

My business partner, Kate, and I are hosting a chance to get in on a P90 test group before the program is released to the general public! This test group is ONLY for our Beachbody clients who purchase a P90 Challenge Pack from us. The Challenge Pack is on sale starting September 23, 2014, so fill out the application below to be part of this closed, private Facebook test group! We’re only accepting a limited number of clients into this exclusive test group.

Fill out our application here.

What are you waiting for? :)

xoxox,

Becky

60-Day PiYo Results

Hey, fitness folks!

The results are in, and I’d love to share some stories with you. Myself and my fellow challengers saw some great results with PiYo. Let’s check it out.

Becky:

I only lost 0.3 pounds, but I lost a total of 8 inches overall!

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Lauren:

She lost 4.6 pounds and 5 inches overall! 

Megan:

She lost a total of 2.2 inches overall, and says that she doesn’t own a scale, but her clothes fit better!

Torie said, “Feeling great! Although my weight is actually up slightly, I have been losing inches throughout my body, and for once in my life, I don’t really care so much what the scale says. I can tell that I am improving with the moves, and I always feel stronger when I’m done. Love it!”

Dianna said, “I feel better, run stronger and am just excited to get to my workouts each day. I can definitely see a difference in my arms and my thighs. I can see so many differences—REALLY!! This cycle of marathon training has been more consistent, and I’ve had longer runs with very little to no recovery. This being my 4th marathon training cycle—this is new to me, as I am usually worn out!”

Rachel said, “I’ve been drinking the Shakeology each morning for about a week and I am loving it! I can really notice a difference – it has reduced my cravings and kept me full! So glad I tried it – I may be a customer for life!”

Transformation Tuesday: PiYo

Happy Transformation Tuesday, all!

I can finally weigh in and give you a halfway-point update on my 60-day PiYo journey. I’m now halfway through this amazing program, and I still can’t say enough about it.

It’s the perfect program to use for cross-training if you’re a runner, and each workout is only 25–45 minutes long, so I can squeeze the program into my very hectic lifestyle.

So far in 30 days, I’ve lost 1.4 pounds, 1 inch off my waist, 1 inch off my hips, and 0.5/1 inch off the right and left arm, respectively.

The results speak for themselves! I would love to be able to share PiYo with you, so please join me on this journey and contact me today!

Update: 3-Day Refresh

Hi, all!

I wanted to give you a quick update on my results of the 3-Day Refresh that I did on July 11–13.

As you know, I lost 2.7 pounds and a half inch off my waist in three days.

Well, guess what? I’ve kept that off, and I’ve even lost 0.2 more pounds and an additional half-inch off my waist!

This was all with the PiYo workout and clean eating.

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Happy Tuesday,

Becky

3-Day Refresh

Happy Tuesday!

{ The Basics } What is the 3-Day Refresh? It’s three days of shakes, a fiber drink, filtered water, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats throughout the day. It comes with a very handy Program Guide that tells you all you need to know. The inside top of the box that this program comes in also gives you a quickie view of what you should do each day, which I really relied on.

{ Day 1 } Day 1 of t2014-07-14 06.59.53he 3-Day Refresh started off with my being hungry immediately when I woke up. Great, I thought, this is a perfect way to start off a program where I’ll probably be hungry. I wanted to give the 3-Day Refresh a fair shot though, and I knew the program called for drinking water and having Shakeology plus fruit within an hour of waking up. I always drink filtered water in the morning and throughout the day, so I knew that wouldn’t be tough. I made my Shakeology with filtered water, ice, and the chocolate packet. You’re allowed to have a fruit with breakfast, so I had some cubed watermelon that we happened to have in the fridge. I was super busy on Day 1, so I didn’t get to the Fiber Sweep (fiber drink) honestly until about 11:30 a.m. You’re supposed to have it mid-morning, so I recommend having it closer to 10 a.m. or so. I was super nervous about this drink, because I’ve heard some mixed reviews. You simply mix it with filtered water, but make sure to drink it as quickly as possible before it congeals. If you don’t drink it quickly enough, it becomes Cream of Wheat-esque. The flavor is almost orange in taste. For lunch, you get a Vanilla Fresh shake, a fruit, a veggie, and a healthy fat. So I had half a banana (which counts as one serving), the Vanilla Fresh, and some baby carrots (4–5) with humus (2 TBSP). 2014-07-11 12.39.31 For an afternoon snack, I wasn’t all that creative, so I had some more baby carrots and humus. 2014-07-11 14.30.06 For dinner, I chose to make a big salad with fresh veggies. Yum! IMAG0201 { Days 2 and 3 } I’m a Type A, routine-oriented person, so Days 2 and 3 looked exactly the same as Day 1!

{ The Results } Starting weight: 133.2 Ending weight: 130.5 Starting waist: 31″ Ending waist: 30.5″ So was it worth it to get me back into focusing on eating healthier, losing a few pounds, and not really having to worry about what’s for dinner? Yes!