Thursday, January 30, 2014

Shakeology Cleanse Review

So I finished my shakeology cleanse last night and am SO excited about my results and happy that I did it! My diet since the holidays had been spiraling out of control. I was still eating healthy for the most part, but was definitely eating TOO MUCH! My food vices are peanut butter and chocolate so I'll use any excuse to get those in my diet. I knew it was TIME for me to take control and do something to feel better and lose the bloat! I also have a photo shoot on Saturday so I needed to feel and look my best QUICK. Luckily, this coincided with our transition week for P90X3 so the workouts aren't quite so intense. This is my review so that you can see how it is and if it will fit into your life.

Day 1:
Weigh in this morning: 116.4 pounds (just as a reference I was about 111 before Christmas)
Workout on the schedule today was P90X3 Dynamix which was perfect because it is a dynamic stretching routine so nothing too crazy.
After my workout, about 6:30 AM I had my cup of green tea followed by Strawberry Vegan shakeology with a 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries, 1 cup of water and ice.
I worked at the office today so that makes it easier since I'm busy anyway.
Morning snack was an apple about 10 AM.
Lunch was about 12:50- Chocolate shakeology with water and ice.
Snack for the afternoon was chocolate shakeology with water and ice.
Dinner at 6:30 PM: 3 cups of salad- spinach, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes and red peppers, 4 oz shrimp (I guessed on that since I do not have a scale ;). 2 tbsp of my favorite Healthy Greek Dressing. It was DELICIOUS!
Green tea at about 9:00 PM
Summary of Day 1: Not bad. I was a little tired, as expected with dipping my calories but I was good as long as I was up moving around.

Day 2:
Weigh in this morning: 114 pounds!!!! WOOHOO!
Today, our office was closed for a snow day so I was expecting to have a more difficult time being home with more temptations but I was determined!
Since I was a little low on energy yesterday, I went ahead and had my one scoop of E&E this morning for some all-natural energy with only 10 calories and 2 g of sugar.
Today's workout was P90X3 Accelerator. We had never done this one before and it was GREAT. Definitely more cardio than yesterday but my E&E helped me through and I was able to do much better than I expected.
Green tea about 7 followed by my vegan strawberry shakeology with 1/2 cup frozen raspberries and water and ice. Benton had to suck down some of it- he always has to share if he sees us with our shakes :).
Mid-morning snack was an apple.
Lunch was chocolate shakeology with 1 cup water and ice. I was definitely READY to EAT! ;)
Afternoon snack was chocolate shakeology with water and ice.
I went out and ran some errands during the afternoon so I was distracted and not thinking of food.
Dinner was salad again with white chicken and my dressing. I really think I could eat salad every night and we often do as a side anyway.
Green tea this evening as we relaxed and watched a show.
All in all today was a good day. Much more energy than yesterday. I was a little more hungry but I worked out hard so that was no surprise. I am actually feeling really good and accomplished!

Day 3:
Weigh in this morning: 112.4 pounds! AMAZING!
I'm feeling so much better and not bloated at all!
Workout: P90X3 Pilates. Tough workout for sure! I'm feeling weak and inflexible!
Green tea after workout.
Vegan strawberry shakeology with 1/2 cup frozen raspberries and water and ice for breakfast.
Apple for snack.
Chocolate shake with water and ice for lunch.
Chocolate shake with water and ice for snack.
Salad with chicken and Healthy Greek dressing for dinner.
Green tea after.
No tiredness or really that much hunger today.

Weigh in morning of Day 4: 111.6 pounds!!!!!

I thought I would be ready to eat the whole kitchen today but I really feel great and much more in control of my eating. I am also much more confident and ready to ROCK my photo shoot tomorrow!
It was really much easier than I expected. I knew what I would be eating and stuck to it. I think the key is really to make sure you get plenty of water. I filled up a gallon jug and drank from that so I could really track my intake.
This cleanse can really work great for anyone looking to jump start your metabolism and weight loss before starting a workout, to get your mind in gear for healthy eating or even if you just need a quick fix to feel better about yourself before an event.
Questions??? Let me know! I'd love to help you!

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