21 Day Fix Recap

So we are in our third and final week of the 21 Day Fix and we are l.o.v.i.n.g it!

The deets:

Workouts

There are seven days of workouts: Total Body Cardio Fix, Upper Fix, Lower Fix, Pilates, Cardio Fix, Dirty 30, and Yoga. 

The BEST part: they are each only 30 minutes! 

Who can’t squeeze in 30 minutes a day?! 

I get bored rather easily, but these intervals keep me on my toes! 

And don’t think that just because they are 30 minutes that they are easy. No way! I haven’t been this sore in a LONG time. {And my husband can barely make it through the ab intervals!} 

Here we are working out with our pugs!

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Nutrition

What sold me on this program was the mere fact that it’s NOT a diet!

I’ve tried every diet out there: Atkins, South Beach, Cardiac, Flat Belly, Weight Watchers, and many other ineffective and dangerous others. I know they may work at first, but once you go back to being “normal,” the carbs and fat and other realities of everyday eating come back with a VENGENCE!

What is the 21 Day Fix nutrition program then, you ask? It is simply portion control

You get colored containers:
Green = Veggies
Yellow = Carbs
Red = Protein
Purple = Fruit
Blue = Healthy Fats
Orange = Dressings

There’s a nifty calculator that calculates how many of each container you should have each day. 

It also comes with a list of foods for each container. The ones at the top of the lists are the best foods, yielding optimal results. The ones at the bottom of the lists are okay, but not the absolute best options. 

Check out my meal plans for the 1st two weeks:

Here are some of the things I've been eating:

                    Homemade Turkey sausage, eggs, steel oats, berries

                  Homemade Turkey sausage, eggs, steel oats, berries

                                                               heuvos rancheros

                                                             heuvos rancheros

                            cauliflower crust pizza with roasted veggies

                          cauliflower crust pizza with roasted veggies

                                                                  tofu larb salad

                                                                tofu larb salad

Shakeology

Many people ask if this component is necessary. While it is not, I HIGHLY recommend it. Check out my Shakeology page for more info. 

One serving of Shakeology = 1 red container (protein). 

 

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Results

In the first two weeks I have lost 6 pounds and 9 inches! Wowza!

I didn't think I had much to lose, so I’m totally shocked. I can't wait to share my final numbers next week!

This program works and is so easy to follow!

If you are struggling with your weight, health, energy, or New Year’s resolution to become a better you, contact me to join one of my upcoming challenge groups with daily support and accountability. 

~Ashly

--UPDATE--

We finished the first round! I lost a total of 7 lbs and 12 inches! Sean didn't let me take his measurements or follow up with his weight, but he did notice a significant difference in the way his clothes fit and has committed to completing a 2nd round with me! He's even agreed to take weekly progress photos and measurements!

Bottom line: this program works.