If you want to take the wind out of your sails, step on the scale the Monday after Thanksgiving. I rarely step on the scale because I don’t believe it’s an accurate reflection of fitness, but I have to say that sometimes it’s necessary. I’ve been letting the same 5-10 pounds creep up on me all year long. My fitness game is on-point. I ran a marathon earlier this year, and work out nearly every day. However, it’s my food and portions that continue to be my nemesis. When I stepped on the scale this morning and the number reflected back to me was at least 3 pounds more than I had hoped for, it’s not a fun start to your day (or week, for that matter).
Granted to many of you, 114.8 would be something to celebrate. But for me, it’s not. I feel like 108-110 is my ideal place to be. I’m on the petite side anyway, and then I’m around that weight I have more energy, my clothes fit the better, and I lose that “pudge” in my face.
My pity-party about my “starting” weight is over, and I realize the only thing I can do is fix it. This time, I’m resolving to lose it FOR GOOD and keep it off.
For me, staying busy while doing the Refresh really helps. I’m not even hungry yet, but I do miss chewing. I struggled to get my green tea — I kept forgetting. I worked out a couple times during this process and don’t think it made me overly hungry. One night I had a beer, another night I had a small scoop of mashed potatoes when my family was eating. Other than that, not too many cheats. All in all, it was pretty easy this time around!
My 3-Day Refresh results are in… it probably doesn’t look like a huge change (after all, it’s only three days) but for me this was the motivation I needed to get rid of the Thanksgiving bloat and get excited about what I can do in December. I think the Refresh is more about the mental aspect of getting back on track. When I prove to myself I can stick to a strict regime for three days, anything else seems like a piece of cake.