Here is my check in of week 1 of the 21 DAy Fix from Beachbody.
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I was sent the 21 Day Fix for the purpose of a review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve completed the first of three weeks. So far, this program is helping me reach my 3 goals of 2017:
My 3 goals for 2017 are:
- Fuel myself like an athlete
- Develop a stronger core
- Work on strength training
My first thought when looking at the containers and the meal plan was that it wasn’t going to be enough food. You can read my initial thoughts on last Monday’s #MotivateMe Monday post. After a week, I can say that yes, it’s indeed enough food.Results of week 1 of the 21 Day Fix are in! Find out what I thought of all those colour coded… Click To Tweet
Here are my thoughts on the nutrition part of the program from my first week:
Protein: I get to have protein 4 times a day, which is a bit more than I’m used to, however I love a visual on the proper portion size for meat. Having protein 4 times a day helps to keep hunger away and has helped me stay feeling full.
Fruits & Veggies: I get 3 cups of veggies a day and 2 cups of fruit per day. This seems like a good amount of fruits and veggies and doesn’t seem to be a stretch for me.
Carbs: I get to have 2 small containers of carbs a day. It’s not much; 1/2 an english muffin or a tiny container mashed potatoes as examples. Cutting carbs has been the hardest part of the nutrition plan so far. I realize that I eat a lot of carbs. I’m craving them all the time.
Healthy Fats: I’m so grateful that shredded cheese is allowed in the healthy fats category. I love that I don’t have to give it up, just portion off how much I can eat.
Seeds & Dressing: I really don’t have any problems getting 1 portion of seeds or dressing in a day.
I thought maybe the container system seemed complicated at first, but I have the hang of it now. I recorded my food using my Food & Fitness Log expansion pack of my Happy Planner, which I love. Here is how it looked. I used colour coded highlighters to match the food containers.Here is a sample of what I had in one day:
Breakfast: 2 eggs & 1/2 an english muffin = 1 protein, 1 carb.
Snack 1: 1 protein shake (not Shakeology) with a fruit portion = 1 protein, 1 fruit
Lunch: Salad with veggies, chicken and dressing = 2 veggies, 1 protein, 1 dressing
Snack 2: 1 Apple with Cheese = 1 fruit, 1 Healthy fat
Dinner: Beef, rice and veggies = 1 protein, 1 carb, 1 veggies
I also had an order of HelloFresh this week and I’m happy to report that I was able to fit in with this meal plan. HelloFresh delivers great recipes and fresh ingredients to your home each week. Cook fast healthy recipes. Click here! I simply had to save at least 1 carb portion for dinner.
It was more difficult to follow the meal plan over the weekend since we decided to have pizza. I may or may not have eaten more than 2 portions or carbs on that day. And if I did, which I’m not telling, I’m not feeling guilty about it! I’m also surprised that I haven’t craved sugar all week!
My last thought on the nutrition plan is that you need to plan ahead to make this plan work! However, in my household we typically don’t plan our weekends as we do our weekdays, so it was easier to stick to the nutrition plan during the week than on Saturday and Sunday.
I’ve completed 1 full week and have done all the workouts. Each workout have been fun and doable and best of all, only 20 min. I’ve been sore all week. Autumn Calabrese, the creator of the 21 Day Fix makes you work hard to burn off those calories by mixing cardio with weights. I’ve loved them all so far, I can’t pick a favorite.
These workouts also help me with 2 of my 3 goals of 2017. Workouts like Upper & Lower Fix, Pilates and Dirty 30 really work your core. They also require the use of weights, which help to strengthen and build muscles.
The only thing I don’t like is that there are no rest days in this program. I took a rest day on day 5 however since I had a migraine!
Week 1 Results:
I haven’t taken any body measurements this week, but I have weighed myself on the scale. I’m happy to report that I’ve already lost 2 pounds. I think that’s an amazing start! This concludes my results of Week 1 of the 21 Day Fix. I’m hoping to repeat those results next week. I think 1 pound a week sounds a little more reasonable going forward. Tune in for next week when I reveal the results of Week 2!
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Planning my workouts this week is super easy since I’m following the workout videos from 21 Day fix. I’m scheduled for the following:
Total Body Cardio Fix oops, made the mistake of doing the wrong video, I did the Cardio Fix instead
Monday: Upper Fix
Tuesday: Lower Fix
Wednesday: Flat Ab Fix
Thursday: Cardio Fix
Saturday: 7 Yoga Fix
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