Matt's Refresh Experience
So it has been 10 days since Matt has started the Refresh, and he is still reaping the benefits. He started the 3 Day Refresh on Thursday, July 10th and ended it on Saturday July 12th. On his last day he did walk the 5K for Sarcoma and he did have a major cheat after he finished the program and had a Cheesesteak hoagie. However, he still managed to lose 3 lbs. While Matt has been drinking Shakeology for some time with me, he is now having it daily as one of his meals. He is dedicated to eating clean and drinking Shakeology since doing the Refresh. It kicked off a start to eating better and maintaining the Healthy lifestyle. To date Matt has lost slightly under 9 lbs! Did I just say 9 LBS?!
YES! 9 LBS in 10 DAYS.
So the effects of the Refresh have continued!
Mind you, he has lost this weight strictly by doing the Refresh, drinking Shakeology, and eating clean. No workout!
Beef & Broccoli with a Twist (Protein Packed)
4 T of Soy Sauce (Low Sodium if you can)
4 T of Dry Sherry
3 T of Tahini
3 T Olive Oil (divided)
2 T of Siracha
3 C of Cooked Broccoli
1-2 lbs of Venison Backstrap
1 C of Sliced Onion
3 Cloves of Garlic
2 t Garlic Powder
1/2 C Quinoa
I steamed a bunch of broccoli and used about 3 cups cooked for the dish. I cooked the quinoa in just water according to the directions on the packaging. I put 2 T of Olive Oil in the pan, seasoned the venison with pepper and garlic powder, and seared the meat. Once seared I pulled out the venison and let it sit. I sliced the garlic and the onions very thin and added them to the olive oil. I then added, the soy sauce, sherry, tahini, siracha, the remainder of the olive oil, and the remainder of the garlic powder. I let this cook up on medium heat. I sliced the meat and added to the pan to finish cooking. After the meat was just about done, I added the broccoli. Serve over quinoa and enjoy!
First, I would just like to thank my loving husband Matt Thomas for doing the Refresh in my place. With a few health issues, I did not feel now was the time for me to try the refresh. Anyways, now to the results. In 3 Days Matt, lost 3 lbs (179 to 176) and 3/4 and inch from his waist. The last night I will admit that he indulged in a cheesesteak and it may have thrown off his measurements the next morning.
Overall his feedback was good. He has been drinking Shakeology with me for some time and enjoys those shakes, but he said the Vanilla Protein was a good tasting shake as well. The fiber sweep has the flavor of an orange creamsicle. He did struggle at night after his final meal, and I would highly suggest sipping on some green tea in the evening. He did not drink green tea, and I believe this would have helped him feel full in the evening.
Lastly, this program has got him on track with his eating. So since he has finished the program he has continued to lose and additional 2 lbs in 3 more days. There has been some talk that the Refresh continues to work following the program, and we are finding that to be true. This Refresh program really gets you jump started in cleaning up your eating and cleaning up your insides. Matt will be continuing his clean eating habits and I will be noting his progress in my blog. He is strictly clean eating and drinking shakeology daily. He will not be doing a specific workout plan, but he is looking to start some form of exercise over the next 3 weeks.
Are you interested in kick-starting your weightloss journey, or do you just need to Refresh your body and get back on track with your eating habits? If so the Refresh is the perfect solution. So get your Refresh and Shakeology now, as it is only available this month at the reduced sale price of $140! You literally get the Refresh for $10!
Today is a day of reflection for me. Today I ran my first 5K ever. This might be surprising to some people but those close to me know how much I despise long distance running. One year ago I would have never participated in such an event, but my friend and coach Katy Ursta talked me into buying a T25 challenge pack through Team Beachbody. At first I was skeptical of Shakeology, however, it was a requirement to be a part of her support and accountability group. I was ready to change my life so I agreed to buying the workouts and Shakeology. Let's just say I am hooked! Beachbody completely transformed my life from the tired and sluggish mom of 2 young boys to an energetic and fit mom of two very outgoing toddlers. I truly believe in beach body and the products that they provide.
Since the beginning of my journey with T 25 I have tried a variety of other programs such as Turbo Fire, P90X3, the 21 Day Fix, Les Mills Combat, Brazilian Butt Lift, and now I am currently using the newest program PiYo. Beachbody has helped me get in the best shape of my life. I truly believe that my journey with beach body has played a vital role in my ability to overcome Sarcoma. Had I not lost the weight in my T25 challenge, I may have never noticed the lump on my arm which turned out to be cancerous. I thank God that we caught it so early and then it was able to be removed completely with two surgeries. Chemotherapy nor radiation was required and I am happy to report that I am 4 1/2 months clean of this cancer.
Today marks a huge day because I completed the 5K for the cure for Sarcoma. Sarcoma is a rare cancer that can affect anyone young or old, healthy or not healthy, it has no rules or boundries. I am blessed to have such wonderful Doctors, Dr. Tawbi and Dr. Weiss, who dedicate their lives to finding a cure. I am so happy to say that our team was able to raise $2,400 towards finding a cure! All donations are for research and finding a cure for Sarcoma. I just want to thank everybody who participated and donated to this cause. Thank you!
Weekends and holidays are tough and put them together, well makes for long days of picnics, BBQ's, and parties. Last year at this time I was beginning my journey and these get togethers were always difficult. Here is what worked for me.
Overall, I feel that how you handle the situation will depend on where you are in your journey. Since I am at a completely healthy weight at about 120, I am not going to beat myself up if I have a few items that are not clean. But when I began, I wanted to lose weight so bad, that rarely did I indulge in something unneccessary. So, enjoy the weekend, plan ahead, drink plenty of water, have your shake daily, and stay safe. Remember, a Holiday is not going undo what you have worked for, as long as that one day is not a return to old, unhealthy habits.
Enjoy & Happy Birthday USA!
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July 14th & 28th I will be starting general support and accountability groups that will run until Labor Day Weekend. If you are interested, my only requirement is that you be on Shakeology HD! Get in contact with my using the links above to learn more and discuss your goals and I can help you find the program that fits your needs!
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