My worst nightmare had come true. I felt sick to my stomach when I heard the news.
My boss called me into his office.
“Maggie, you’re going to have to give the speech this year.”
“Crap, why me?!” I thought.
No point in arguing with this guy though, he doesn’t listen anyway.
But then it dawned on me.
I was going to have to give a speech in front of over 500 people.
How was I going to stand up in front of all those people when I could barely even look at myself in the mirror anymore.
I was 40 pounds overweight and I looked like a SLOB.
All I wanted to do was lock myself in a room and never come out.
I was fat, unhealthy and I just felt like crap all the time.
I felt ashamed for letting myself get like this.
It was time to finally lose some weight..
This was the wake up call that I needed.
So that night as I sat on the sofa with P.J the cat curled up next to me I started Googling the latest ways to lose weight.
I must have sat there for hours reading but this only made me feel more confused.
What I really needed was a system.
And just when I was about to give up and go to bed I saw an ad for the 3 week diet program.
As I sat there looking at the website on my iPad I was intrigued.
The sound of losing weight so fast caught my attention but I’m not going to lie, I was skeptical.
I’d bought weight loss programs like this in the past and they had never lived up to the hype.
And when I Googled it I just found lots of useless websites trying to sell it.
They were all like. “Hey it’s great, click here to buy it.”
It was obvious they were doing it for the commission.
But just as I was about to leave their site I suddenly thought about the speech and getting up in front of all those people.
What if the 3 Week Diet could actually help.
I still had a few months until the speech so there was still time to lose weight.
But I needed to act fast..
So I decided to buy it.
It had a money back guarantee as well so if it sucked I could just get a refund.
So for the next 2 hours I read through the entire program.
And the more I read the more I could actually imagine myself doing this.
I could definitely see how it would help me lose weight.
The 3 week diet is all about losing weight fast so this means diet, exercise and reducing your calories.
It gives you a plan and tells you step by step exactly what do do.
This is what I needed. I needed to be told exactly what to do.
So I went to bed at about 1am that night feeling pretty good about my latest purchase.
The very next day I started DAY 1 of the 3 Week Diet program.
No point in waiting around..
The next 3 weeks were a bit of a struggle I won’t lie.
I managed to complete all of the workouts.
They only last around 20 minutes so I was able squeeze them into my day.
And even though I was really unfit I was still able to do them.
You just need to go at your own pace.
The only real problem I had was sticking to the diet plan and reducing my calories.
When you reduce your calories this can leave you low on energy.
So I snacked a few times, mainly at work when I needed some energy to actually get some work done.
Still, I gave it my best shot and I was able to stick to the program pretty good.
Before I knew it the 3 weeks were up and it was time to weigh myself..
I could already see that I had lost weight just by looking in the mirror.
My face looked thinner and I looked healthier too.
I had definitely lost weight but how much?
So I pulled out my old digital scales.
I was 171 pounds when I started..
So I stepped forward onto the scales and a few seconds later I was pleasantly surprised to see the numbers 154 pounds staring back at me.
The 3 week diet had helped me lose 17 pounds.
I was so HAPPY!
I wasn’t done yet though. I still had more weight to lose..
So I restarted the 3 Week Diet program.
And now that I’d gotten the hang of it round 2 actually went better than the first.
This time around I actually lost 19 pounds.
That’s almost 1 pound per day!
All the people around me who I work with were shocked at how fast I was losing weight.
Samantha who sits opposite was well jealous that I was getting more attention than her for once.
Everything just seemed to happen so fast.
Here’s what I looked like before when I weighed 171.
And here’s me now weighing 133 pounds..
Thanks to the 3 Week Diet I lost 37 pounds in just 6 weeks.
That sounds crazy doesn’t it?
I almost can’t believe it myself.
And do you know what?
After losing weight so fast I even had an entire month to spare before the conference.
I went to a spa and got a facial and all that good stuff and according to my friend I looked at least 10 years younger. 🙂
Then before I knew it the day I was dreading had arrived.
So I got up in front of over 500 people and delivered my speech.
I was nervous, but not nearly as nervous as I would have been if I hadn’t lost weight.
I just feel like the 3 week diet has changed my life so I wanted to share my story with you.
Ever since I’ve lost weight I’ve got so much more confidence and a lot more energy and I can finally wear nice clothes again.
I look and feel healthier as well.
So I’m sharing my story here because I hope it motivates you to lose weight too.
Give the 3 Week Diet program a chance.
If I can do it then so can you.
What is the 3 Week Diet program?
The 3 Week Diet is basically a short term weight loss program that focuses on losing a lot of weight fast, 21 days to be precise. 🙂
The reason that most people fail when dieting is because it takes so long to see results so Brian (the created of the 3WD) decided to create a system to burn fat as fast as possible.
The cool thing about the 3WD is that it also tells you what to do after 21 days to keep the weight off and improve your overall health.
Also you can do the 3WD system more than once to keep on losing weight.
First off there is the diet program which is made up of 4 different phases.
- Phase 1 is the hardest. It lasts 7 days and this is where I lost the most weight.
- Phase 2 only lasts 1 day but it was so effective that I actually lost more than a pound in one day.
- Phase 3 lasts from day 9-11 and is unlike any other diet I have tried before.
To be honest the phase 3 diet sounded quite odd and I almost skipped it.
But I promised myself that I would follow the 3 Week Diet to the letter so even though phase 3 sounded weird to me I did it anyway and wow was I surprised when I kept on losing weight.
Seriously when you buy the 3 Week Diet and get to phase 3 don’t skip it even if it’s against everything you thought you knew about losing weight because it really works.
- Phase 4 lasts from day 12-21 and in this section Brian teaches you a powerful way to continue losing weight for the last 9 days.
In phase 4 Brain teaches you how to calculate you BMR. Your BMR is how many calories you need to consume each day to to maintain your current weight.
You then take the number of calories you need to maintain your weight and then almost cut it in half so that you’re on a big calorie deficit.
I actually thought I knew how to calculate my BMR before I bought the 3 Week Diet but now I realize I was doing it all wrong!
In Phase 4 you pretty much become a fat burning furnace.
There is just no way that if you follow the system you wont lose weight. 🙂
What I like about the 3 Week Diet plan is that it helps get rid of the stubborn fat around your abs/belly, thighs, love handles, lower back and butt. This is where a lot of us store most of our fat.
There’s a section in the 3WD just for getting rid of fat in these areas.
In another section the 3WD gives you 2 great strategies to open up fat cells, release fat and stop new fat coming in.
These strategies help burn the fat you already have and block new fat from coming in.
One of the strategies is a little controversial in my opinion but after doing some research I found it’s actually safe to do.
You’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve read through the 3WD.
I like that the diet plan tells you exactly what to eat each day and when to eat your meals to lose the most weight.
It’s all laid out for you step by step.
The second part of the 3 Week Diet is all about exercise.
While you can lose weight with the diet program alone, following the exercise program as well will help you burn fat so much faster.
The workouts last around 20-30 minutes each and they focus on being intense instead of long.
The 3 Week Diet workout program focuses on full body resistance training every other day.
The reason the 3WD focuses on resistance training which comprises of exercises such as push ups and squats etc and not cardio (running on treadmill) is because resistance workouts actually burn twice as many calories as cardio workouts.
This is because with resistance workouts you actually burn through the glycogen in your muscles more quickly which causes your body to start burning fat for energy.
I think some women are a bit scared to do resistance training because they think it’s only for men and they don’t want to look like a body builder but this just wont happen.
After reading through the 3 Week Diet guide I did a bunch of research on this subject and the only way for us women to start building lots of muscle with resistance training is to eat a ton of calories to bulk up or take steroids.
Seeing as we are doing neither the only thing resistance training will help us do is burn fat faster. So don’t be scared of the weights girls!
To complete the workouts you will either need a gym membership or a set of dumbbells & a workout bench.
Luckily my brother who works out a lot had a set of adjustable dumbbells and a bench he let me borrow.
You can get a set up dumbbells very cheap these days especially on eBay.
Here’s my pair..