It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Today I began the 3 Day Refresh program. This is part of the suite of products that I sell as a Beachbody Coach, and I’ve been dying to try it since it came out a few months ago. It’s meant to be a 3 day cleanse and jumpstart to weight loss. Since I’ve been working to lose weight for the past 3 and a half months, the weight loss has definitely slowed down and there’s been a bit of a plateau. I know this is natural, but it can also be a little demotivating. So I thought this program would be a good way to sort of start over and recommit to eating healthy, keeping my motivation high because I haven’t reached my goal weight yet.
The basic idea around the plan is that you have 4 shakes per day plus some fruits, veggies, and tea. The shakes include Shakeology, Fiber Sweep, and two Vanilla Fresh shakes.
So day one is over, and I’m ready to head to bed. I haven’t been hungry at all, which is great! The shakes are very filling, and the amount of fruit and veggies you get besides the shake is actually more than I was expecting for a cleanse. Here’s a rundown on each of the shakes:
- Shakeology – I drank my regular Chocolate Shakeology even though the cleanse recommends the Vegan Chocolate. I didn’t want to buy a bag of the vegan just for a 3 day cleanse. Obviously I love this shake because I drink it every morning!! For the purpose of the cleanse you are supposed to mix it with water, which I of course read AFTER I’d already had my morning shake today. So today, I had mixed mine with a cup of almond milk like I always do. Hope that doesn’t mess up the plan too much!!
- Fiber Sweep – A friend of mine had tried this shake and told me it was terrible, awful, horrible. Based on that description, I was prepared for the worst. I was ready to chug it like crazy and even plug my nose if I had to! Surprisingly (and probably because I was prepared for it to taste like garbage) it was not bad at all! It had a light lemony taste. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t choose this as a beverage if I was heading out to the deck to relax for the evening, but it was definitely acceptable and I won’t dread tomorrow’s shake. I drank it quickly though because it gets thicker the longer it stands, and it can get sludgy pretty fast.
- Vanilla Fresh – I’m kind of torn on my feelings about this shake. While I didn’t mind it, I prefer the regular Vanilla Shakeology to this one. I tasted a bit more mineral flavor than I think the Vanilla Shakeology has. Still, it was a perfectly acceptable shake and I certainly won’t dread drinking it again tomorrow.
I’m going to be honest, I haven’t followed the plan to the letter. In addition to accidentally drinking almond milk in my Shakeology this morning, I also DRANK COFFEE, which you aren’t supposed to do on the program. I was SOOOO tired this morning when I woke up! But I only had one small cup, which is better than the 20 ounces I’ve been drinking per day normally since my son was born! Tomorrow and the next day, I will try to skip the coffee and drink the tea instead.
Also, you aren’t supposed to work out while doing the cleanse, but I broke that rule too. I did PiYo Sculpt, which isn’t super aerobic but more strength, so I am hoping that doesn’t make too much of a difference. Hmmmm, seems like I’m breaking a lot of rules here…
In conclusion, I’m still really liking this so far, but even if I wasn’t, there’s only two days left! The true test will be if I’ve lost any weight at the end of the 3 days! More tomorrow!