>> Thursday, March 20, 2014
I finally started the 21-Day Fix and boy am I both psyched and a little intimidated! I wanted to share with you my thoughts along the way and instead of doing one big, long post at the end of the week, I decided to do a post every couple days. So, here's Day 1-3.....
Monday - Day #1
I'll admit that when I started today, I did it half-assed. As excited as I was, I still wasn't fully ready yet to commit. I really didn't have any plan in place -- especially when it came to meal planning and I'll admit that it was hard.....eating without a plan. I didn't even do the workout, instead working out at the gym with My Marine. After lunch, though, I did sit down and thoroughly plan out my meals for the week with the help of Google and Pinterest. If you search "21-Day Fix menu plans", you'll be surprised at the wealth of information you can find!
In the end, I came up with a plan that I think will work for me. There's a lot of repeats and I'm ok with that.....and I keep telling myself, "It's only for 21 days!"
Woke up this morning ready to ROCK! Got the girls off to school and headed to the gym for my regular workout which included 45 min. of circuit training/weights (chest, back and abs) and then 45 min. of HIIT elliptical. Picked up Nudgie from Kindergarten and while she was having lunch and watching the Mickey Mouse Club, I popped in the 21-Day Upper Fix (which focuses on upper body and some abs). Let me tell you.....I LOVE THIS WORKOUT! I did underestimate the moves and used some lighter weight than I normally would use, but next time -- WATCH OUT because I'm bumping it up big time! If you're curious, click HERE for a quick video of the Upper Fix workout! I showed My Marine the workout when he came home, and he gave me some additional tips for adding more weight to this workout too, which I can't WAIT to try!
Meals for today were pretty simple. I had one little "cheat" with a couple of strawberry yogurt covered pretzels. I told myself that if I finished them up they wouldn't tempt me anymore. Yeah, right! Here's what my were meals for today.....
Strawberry shakeology with raspberries and blackberries (1 red, 1 purple)
Greek yogurt (1 red)
Leftover turkey meatballs, salad with dressing (1 red, 1 green, 1 orange)
1 apple with Earth Balance all-natural peanut butter (1 purple, 2 teaspoons)
Leftover turkey stuffed pepper w/ brown rice and cucumbers (1 red, 2 green, 2 yellow)
At the end of the day, I realized that I didn't use any "blue" - which is nuts/cheese/healthy fats. I'll have to make sure I work on that one!
Overall, Day #2 went much better than Day #1!
Meals for today were good too. There were times (right at lunch and then right around 3pm) that I started to hear my stomach growl or felt like snacking on something....but once I ate my lunch and my PM snack I felt much better. (Oh, and drank LOTS of water too!) I also decided to add some photos of my meals so that you can see how much I really am eating. The containers look small, but once you put everything together on a plate -- it really is a lot of food!
Breakfast and AM Snack:
Breakfast - Strawberry shakeology + 2 cups water/1 cup ice (1 red)
AM Snack - 1 honeycrisp apple (1 purple) (I know it's clear container, but I used that so that I could snack on my way home from the gym!)
Tuna salad with dijon vinegrette (1 red, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 blue)
Cottage cheese with raspberries and blackberries (1 red, 1 purple)