Friday, September 24, 2010

Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse

Sorry its been so long since I’ve posted anything but now I have something I really want to share with you. I HAVE FINALLY REACHED MY WEIGHT LOSS GOAL OF 190lbs AND SURPASSED THAT BY 11 POUNDS!

If you have been following me or know about my weight loss story you may know that I started my journey at just over 210 pounds. I’m 5'11" So that puts me right about 30 pounds over weight and way too close to the obese area of the BMI scale. (WOW that’s scary I never really thought of that) Now on to Shakeology. I started Shakeology on my birthday September 7, 2010. Without changing my diet I dropped 7 pounds in 11 days. I just simply started drinking one shake a day with ice and some added fruit. Again my goal when starting out on P90X was to only 5 maybe 10 pounds. I was able to get down to 195 with P90X but I was still missing a part of my workout that I felt P90X wasn’t doing for me. This is where Insanity comes in. With Insanity and better eating habits I was able to achieve my goal of 190 in the first month and surpassed that! If your counting that is over 15 pounds in one month! (yes I used my fingers to count that out)

I started the cleanse at 187.1. That weigh-in was in the middle of the day about an hour and a half after eating lunch and 45 minutes after drinking about 24oz of Shakeology. So minus about 2-3 pounds of that added weight it would be somewhere around 185ish. Today is the third day and I have cheated to see how much I’ve lost so far and the scale read 179.2!!! that is roughly 6 pounds down in just 2 days!

A little bit about how I have felt during the cleanse:
Day one:
I didn’t have a headache like some people do. I have stopped drinking Dr.Pepper before the cleanse so the loss of caffeine did not affect me like others who are use to drinking sodas or other drinks with caffeine in them. So that was good. Towards the end of the day I felt sluggish and kind of dizzy, but not too bad. That was mainly because I ate supper early since we went to the county fair. (for supper I had a salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and a salmon filet) Talking about learning how not to fall into temptation. Nothing solid but a salad with salmon and all of that good smelling fair food. Everything was calling out my name! But I did not give in.

Day two:
Was easier. I had more energy and I looked forward to drinking the shakes. In fact it felt much like I regular day. No dizziness, no hunger attacks and I had a lot more energy. It still felt as if Chik-fil-A was calling out my name as we drove by. However I really think that wanting to eat the food was more of a habit than actually being hungry.

Day Three:
Has much easier than day 2 and doesn’t even compare to day one. Even though the 2nd day felt like a normal day, the 3rd day is feeling like I could do this everyday for the rest of my life. Even though it is my wife and I's anniversary (and yes we are going out to eat) I do not have the desire to break the cleanse. I’m actually looking forward to going out to eat and eating just a salad. Now I only have about 4 packages left =..( but something tells me that I will be okay.

About the cleanse:
The cleanse is designed to, well basically clean out your body of all the bad stuff. Its like P90X for your organs. Its great to break through a plateau or just loose those stubborn last few pounds. Unlike other cleanses the Shakeology cleanse is very forgiving in the fact that it is only meant for no more than 3 days. You can have some fruit between your meals to help carry you in between them if you need the extra calories. You are also allowed to have a salad with some kind of lean meat. The only thing it is really strict about is dairy products. Absolutely no dairy products. We all some kind of minor allergic reaction to dairy. Most common would be bloatness and this cleanse is meant to eliminate that side effect of milk or other dairy product. The cleanse is also designed to give you enough calories for the energy to stay compliant with your training schedule. However I did not train on this cleanse. I trained really hard just before starting the cleanse and was very sore on the first day. Then all that walking around at the fair while holding our 8 month old little girl. So that with very few calories would be considered a workout. With the cleanse you are working with about 600-800 calories depending on how strict you are with it or how much fruit you add to it.

That’s about it. SHAKEOLOGY... I lost 7 pounds in 11 days and then 6 pounds in two days on the cleanse. That is 13 pounds in 14 days! (I used my fingers again) I hope you found my story helpful and good luck with your weight loss journey!