Happy New Year!
Posted: Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
Sheri Riley is currently seeking a post-graduate degree in Invasive Cardiology. She enjoys sports and spending time outside with her fiance, Jeff, and their two dogs, Lola and Cami. She is getting married October 12, 2013. Contact Sheri here.
Hello fellow get-fitters! I hope everyone was able to celebrate the holidays with their loves ones.I was able to spend a nice weekend in West Palm Beach (where Jeff and I grew up) before flying home bright and early on Christmas Eve. I enjoyed seeing my "other family" and all of my friends. One of my bridesmaids even got engaged! Exciting!I was able to keep myself out of a cookie coma and after all was said and done, the scale said I put on about 2.5 pounds. No biggie - I was expected much worse (thanks to Grandma's peanut butter pie). So I decided last Thursday that I was going to do a short 3-day detox to rid myself of all the soda and sweets I had consumed. Now, I know there is a lot of speculation surrounding detox diets which is why I did some serious research prior and didn't just focus on one review of the diet. As someone in the fitness field myself, I was very hesitant on trying anything to begin with. The bloat and added weight was just making me feel uncomfortable, even just two and a half pounds. So I bucked up and did it. And after three days, I lost a cool 3.5 pounds. Boom. AWESOME.Now, this is in no way shape or form a diet that I would stick with. Although it did provide me with the correct vitamins and water (I drank almost a gallon a day) I needed, the calorie count was very low and isn't ideal for someone who is active (I didn't work out for those three days). It was however, a jump start to get me back on track and feeling healthy again. If you are considering a detox, check with your doctor first. Also, be weary of crash diets that last a week or longer, or ones that have you consuming less than 1,000 calories a day. They can be dangerous and harm you in the long run.Weigh in's at Flex + Fit are this coming week, and I'm hoping my slow climb has continued. Side note: took a class with Elizabeth. Holy amazing. One of the best classes I've ever taken. She's amazing.Getting married this year! Cool!!!Happy New Year, friends. I hope it promises some of the greatest times yet.World peace and skinny jeans,Sheri xo
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