NotSo30′s Official 3 Day Refresh Review!

 

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Happy Monday everyone! I have received a LOT of questions regarding Beachbody’s Three Day Refresh, so I wanted to share my “official” review.

What is the Three Day Refresh?

Beachbody created a three-day cleanse as a reset button for your body. This is not a miracle cleanse where you lose 15 pounds in one week. No. This is a HEALTHY NON-STARVATION way of reducing bloat, jump starting a clean-eating program, and/or losing a few pounds prior to a big event.

What does the Three Day Refresh come with?

You will receive EVERYTHING you need to successfully complete the Three Day Refresh in a simple and clear manner. The only thing you need to get are your simple groceries! My box arrived with a booklet detailing what to eat and when for EACH of the three days and answers to many questions. It also has a list of the acceptable foods for the cleanse. The kit I purchased included 3 single-serve Shakeology packets (in a flavor that I got to choose), 3 Fiber Sweep drink packets (one for each day), and 6 Vanilla Refresh drink packets (two for each day).

What Makes this Cleanse Different for Others?

Ready for this?… You are SUPPOSED TO EAT with this cleanse. Yea. You read that right. You eat FOOD. Not just liquids for 3 days. Yes, you have to stick to the approved foods list, but you have fruits and veggies! Snacks, lunch and dinner… Being that it is a lower calorie program, the Shakeology and Vanilla Refresh are nutrient-rich drinks to help ensure that your body is getting the nutrition it needs.

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Now It is Time to GET REAL… What was the Three Day Refresh REALLY like?

I have done a few cleanses in the past. Can we say HUNGRY? I was VERY impressed with this cleanse. First off, this cleanse let me eat HUMMUS. I looooove hummus. The fact that you are eating/drinking every couple of hours helps to make sure you aren’t going hungry. Now, I will be honest. I was not a fan of the Fiber Sweep, but I found a way of making sure I drank it every day. The ONLY change I made on days 2 and 3 were that I added the Fiber Sweep to my Vanilla Refresh shake! I also found that making the Vanilla Refresh and Shakeology into a blended drink with ice was yummier than just shaken in a shaker cup. It was great that I was able to add cinnamon and other “approved” flavors to help mix it up.

Any Tips for Someone Trying Three Day Refresh?

Yes! I made the mistake of eating the SAME thing three days in a row just because it took almost NO planning. I highly recommend you mix it up a little. This program takes minimal planning, so take a few minutes since it will help ensure your success.

Can you Exercise During the Refresh?

YES! The program allows mild to moderate exercise.

How Do I Order my Three Day Refresh kit?

You can CLICK HERE to visit my Coach page to order your kit…

What Were Your Results and Would You Recommend this?

During my 3 days I did not exercise since I was barely even home! The program was easy to follow even for someone who was constantly ON THE GO! I lost 4 pounds and 5 inches! My clothes felt better on me and I did not feel as bloated! I definitely recommend this. I know I will be doing this another time before my wedding just to make sure that dress fits just right! It is that PERFECT jumpstart to getting to a healthier fitness goal!

3DR Results

 

If you have any questions or would like more information about Three Day Refresh, feel free to email me at NotSo30s@gmail.com or visit my Coach page by clicking HERE!

My 3 Day Refresh Results!

3DR Results

Ummm… WOW.
Yea… I just lost 4 pounds and 5 inches with the 3 Day Refresh! These last 3 days have been CRAZY busy, but this cleanse was so easy that I barely had to think about what to eat and when… It was all so simple and broken down for me!
These results are without me working out during the 3 days… So I can only imagine that my results could have been over 5 pounds if I did!
Now, this isn’t some Miracle weight loss cure. It is a cleanse! It is a reset button! Now the responsibility is on ME to keep good clean eating habits and get my fitness on track!
If you are interested in the 3 Day Refresh send me an email!!

NotSo30s@gmail.com

NotSo30s@gmail.com

NotSo30s@gmail.com

3 Day Refresh Giveaway Contest!

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I’ve had a lot of people asking me about the Beachbody 3 Day Refresh… So I have decided to do a GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

Anyone who purchases a challenge pack from my Coach Website before July 15th, 2014 is entered to win a FREE 3 Day Refresh kit!

Only ONE kit will be given away, so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity!

Beachbody has SO MANY amazing programs to help you meet YOUR goals! Need to tone up? They have one! Need to bulk up? They have one! Need to lose a few pounds? They have one! Need to lose MORE than a few pounds? Yup! They have that too!

Email me and we can discuss your fitness goals and what program works best for you! Email me at NotSo30s@gmail.com

The winner will be announced on July 15th, 2014!

3 Day Refresh Review – Day Two!

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I have to admit that one of my FAVORITE things about the 3 Day Refresh is that I barely have to THINK! I wake up in the morning and almost my entire day is planned and ready. Now, let me not mislead you… There is a BIT of planning at the beginning… But honestly, it took me 10 minutes to review the food options, pick my favorites, and make my shopping list! Yea… You read that… FOOD OPTIONS… Cause this isn’t an all liquid cleanse!

Today I started day two… I did get a headache yesterday in the afternoon but that is because of the caffeine withdrawal and returning to work after being out for 5 days. The 3 Day Refresh DOES allow you to drink black coffee, but that’s just not for me. This morning I woke up feeling great. I FINALLY caught up on all of my sleep and I DID NOT FEEL HUNGRY.

I repeat, I DID NOT FEEL HUNGRY.

That is one of the first questions asked when someone is doing a cleanse – “But are you hungry?” Honestly, I’m not…

I am not weighing myself until the END of the 3 days… I have a feeling my results are going to blow me awayyyy and I want to see that WOW factor! That only BOOSTS my motivation to eat clean…

If you are interested in the 3 Day Refresh click here or feel free to email me!  NotSo30s@gmail.com

 

And then he came along…

I’m 30 years old and do not have any children… Naturally, I have had small spurts of Baby Fever where I melt inside when I see a newborn – and I think about how much I want one of my own… The Baby Fever comes and it goes…

Well… On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014… at approximately 7:20pm… Baby Fever hit me like a ton of bottles of formula.

Baby Fever

This gorgeous young man was born to my sister Tracey… He looks exactly like her (YAY!) and my sister’s natural maternal instincts are amazing…

From the moment I held him I changed a little bit. This Baby Fever was different. When I held him, it wasn’t some stranger’s baby that I saw randomly, it was my nephew. The feeling of holding him was more personal. He felt so delicious in my arms, and I knew then that I absolutely wanted one of my own.

The small heart break is that my fiance and I are still planning our wedding and still planning our home purchase. Until our home is set up there won’t be any babies for us. So for now… I’ll need an antibiotic or something to fight this fever…

Hitting the Reset Button

The last week has been a little bit of madness!
I drove 10 hours within a 36 hour timespan to see my gorgeous nephew who was born 7/2/14… I celebrated my fiancé’s birthday and the anniversary of our engagement!… Oh and it so happened to be 4th of July weekend…

Now it is confession time… I ate HORRIBLY! Yes, I hang my head in shame! So, what’s a girl to do EXACTLY 4 months before she walks down the aisle?

I am doing the Beachbody 3 Day Refresh!!

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Just three days to reset my system and get myself ready for some SERIOUS fitness and clean eating! No starvation! Simple three day nutrition… If anyone is interested in a HEALTHY 3 day cleanse, let me know! Let’s do thissssss!!!!

Click here to check out my Beachbody website!

A Home Buying, Patience Packing, Letter Writing Pro…

Let’s throw this one on the “mini-rant, but really, I’m just trying to give you a heads up” pile, shall we?

Are you considering buying your first home? GREAT! The reward of owning your own home is stupendous… Or so I’ve heard… Cause I’m not THERE yet. Now let me take a bit of the sparkle and shine off of the mortgage finding and house hunting process. Do you want something as BIG and IMPORTANT as a home? Yea? Then pack your patience and brush up on your letter writing skills. While you are at it, buy yourself a big binder and a three-hole punch.

Some people have the false illusion that with just a few documents that BOOM, you are approved for a mortgage. Wroooong. You can get PRE-approved that way, but that is in NO way the finish line of the mortgage process. I present to you Exhibit A:

NotSo30s - Casa Folder

THIS is what I call my “Casa Folder”. (Casa is the Spanish word for house). This is only a FRACTION of all the documentation I needed to provide on my journey to finding a home and getting approved for a mortgage. This expandable folder represents SOLELY the time frame of having an offer accepted by a seller and submitting my bank application. In this folder I have a PILE of letters with supporting documentation. I also have copies of all of my important “Post-Contract” documents: Appraisal, Inspection, Signed Copy of Contract, etc…”

I warn you now. You will write letters. You will RE-write letters. You will write a letter and then have to re-do it because you forgot to add FIVE words that the lender wants on the letter. Here is my BIGGEST tip: Use a cloud service (like Google Drive, DropBox, SkyDrive, etc…) that you can access anywhere. Save EACH INDIVIDUAL letter in that drive. Why? If you need to make revisions you will NOT have to re-invent the wheel. Just make a few updates and BAM! Letter is DONE. Here is another tip: When your lender asks you for a letter, make sure to clarify EXACTLY how they want it written or what key words/sentences are needed, and DON’T waste time by saying you already did a similar letter. Just write it. If they want an explanation as to why you wore navy blue socks with black slacks, don’t ask why. Just write it. If they want to know why you spent $1.49 on your debit card for a pack of gum at the store, don’t ask why. Just write it.

Another important aspect of the mortgage/home-buying process that you need to come to terms with is: Hurry UP and Wait… When your lender or realtor need something from you, you better be ALLLL over it. You can’t blame any delays on your lender or realtor if YOU are the one who is not providing necessary information in a timely manner. Once you send them what they need, hang back. It is okay to follow-up, but you have to let the process work as well. The common time frame from contract to closing in South Florida is about 30-45 days, and that is if all the stars align! I’m not saying to just sit back and wait for people to do everything. Just don’t call them every hour. A friendly email every other morning for a status update is pretty fair. But make sure YOU check YOUR email on a frequent basis. Don’t expect your lender or realtor to see your email and respond within 5 minutes. And DON’T got a day or two without checking YOUR email. You should check your email mid/late-morning and mid/late-afternoon. Communication and accessibility only help the process go by smoother.

With all this being said, I hope you pack your patience and become a letter writing pro! It only means that you are THAT much closer to purchasing your first home!