Wow!! I can’t believe that the 21 days are over and that I made it through without any trouble. I have to say that week 3 was the easiest for me. I had found my groove and was determined to finish strong. The third week is also an optional double workout day to enhance results.
Here’s how my week went:
Day 15: We had a 5k in Seattle and I used that race as my workout for the day. We walked around the city and went sightseeing all day. We even went out to eat and I made a smart choice at Red Robin. No cheating from me, even when the temptation was there. I thought it would be hard to watch my kid eat fries and food that I would love to eat too but it wasn’t. I was very focused on my results and knew that a small bite of something wasn’t worth it for my long term goals.
Day 16: I decided to commit to the double workouts for the rest of the week on this day. I did the Total Body Cardio workout that I missed out on Monday as well as the Upper Fix workout. Upper Fix is one of my favorites because I love to work my arms. I kept my eating on track and ate all of my containers. My favorite container was my Shakeology. I had been drinking the strawberry but treated myself to the chocolate and it tasted so good.
Day 17: This is the workout that I hate the most, Lower Fix. This is the 3rd time I had done it and it was actually not as bad as the week before. Legs were feeling so much stronger and I could tell a noticeable difference in their shape. I also added Cardio Fix too. You might think doing two workouts would be hard but since they’re only 30 minutes long I’d do one in the morning and one mid-day and call it good.
Day 18: Today’s workout was Pilates Fix and it’s an active recovery day. It feels so nice to challenge my body in a different way and not get my heart pumping quite as much. I also did Upper Fix again as my second workout. Today was also the start of football season. Normally I would have some crappy food and lots of beer. I didn’t have the crappy food but my husband did open me one beer and I did drink it. I did swap out one of my yellow containers (carbs) to make me feel less guilty.
Day 19: Getting so close to the finish and I was feeling strong. My mind was determined but my body was starting to fight off a cold. I pushed through my two workouts Total Body Cardio and Cardio Fix but I’m not going to lie, I was tired and feeling sluggish.
Day 20: I was still fighting off my cold and struggling with my mind. I didn’t really want to do any of the workouts but knew that my finish as close and you don’t get close to the finish and quit, you keep going. I pushed myself through Dirty 30 and Pilates Fix. My eating was right on track.
Day 21: I woke up and couldn’t believe that I was on day 21. It went by so fast and it seemed like I had just started. I did my workouts back to back to get them out of the way so I could relax the rest of the day. I did Lower Fix and Upper Fix together. It was a great, sweaty workout.
Now to get to the good stuff, my results. I’m really proud of myself for sticking to the meal plan 100% and for staying strong, even when temptation was strong. I knew that I could do anything for 21 days and I’m beyond excited about my results.
After 21 days I’m down 10 inches and 9.5 lbs. I can tell a huge difference in my legs, stomach and upper body. My clothes are fitting me better and I feel so much better about my body. I don’t like to be a slave to a scale and usually don’t weigh myself often but it was nice to see the scale change so much. I’m 33 years old and I’ve had 3 children and I look and feel better than I did in high school. I don’t know if my mid section will ever be completely toned again but I can see my abs forming and I’m proud of where I am today.
I’m going to continue using the 21 Day Fix meal guide but I will allow myself to have a few treats now and then. I don’t want to lose anymore weight but I do want to continue to build muscle and tone my body. The containers are a great way for me to portion my food and make sure I’m eating enough of the right stuff. I used to be a carb-aholic but I’ve slowly realized that I don’t need to eat carbs all day. Also I’ve learned that I don’t have to eat the food on my kids plates that they didn’t finish, I don’t have to indulge in snacks when they do. I can stay committed to my health and not just mindlessly snack. As far as workouts, I’m going to continue doing the 21 Day fix workouts but I’ll also be adding in more running as well as some of the other programs I have at home like, TurboFire, Les Mills Pump and PiYo.
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