I hope you had a great Monday – let’s get these work days over with and move right into another weekend quickly, please!
So, I know I’ve mentioned this 21 Day Fix hooplah and some of you may be familiar, but for those of you who have no idea what it is, I’m going to break it all down today.
The 21 Day Fix is the newest program to hit Beachbody and since it’s release back in February, it’s been on and off of back order. I can’t believe the interest this program has taken on and how many people are getting on this FIX train!
At first, I wasn’t going to do this program – I figured – I know how to portion my food, I just don’t necessarily do it. I know what it takes to lose weight, I just haven’t actually committed to it. Plus, I have my workouts down pat, that’s not the problem at all – so why do I need another program to tell me how to eat when I could just put my knowledge in motion.
Then, a bunch of my girlfriends were itching to do it AND as a Beachbody Coach, I really do like to try as many of the programs as possible so that I can tell you first hand what I think. And that’s why in the end, I decided to do it.
As the start date neared (April 7th) I was getting more and more excited. Then my box arrived, I went through everything and the excitement grew. Plus, doing it with all of my friends makes it EVEN better. Last week, we took some before pictures, as well as, our measurements – here are mine for day 1:
April 7th, Day 1 Measurements:
R. arm: 11.5
L. arm: 11.5
R. thigh: 22.5
L. thigh: 22.5
In the booklet there’s an equation to figure out how many calories you should be consuming based on your weight and then that breaks down into how many of each container you get. As shown in the picture above, each colored container goes with a particular food group.
Green – Vegetables
Yellow – Carbohydrates
Red – Protein
Purple – Fruit
Blue – Healthy Fats and Cheese
Orange – Nuts and Oils
ShakeO Cup – Drinks
Based on my specific daily needs, here’s the meal plan that I came up for myself for over the next week. I’m sure I’ll be tweaking it and substituting as necessary, but at least this give me a guide.
The best part about it is that you can have most things you normally would, as long as you balance them into your day correctly and obviously don’t go overboard – hence the wine and cookies in my plan.
The program also comes with six workouts plus the BONUS Plyo DVD.
I haven’t tried them yet, so I’m not sure if I’ll be using the upper/lower workouts or sticking with my current lifting routine. I’ll also be going to Renegade/Turbo/Spinning classes too, so I tried to make a schedule fitting everything in.
Monday – Turbo
Tuesday – Fix Pilates + Renegade
Wednesday – Upper Fix
Thursday – Renegade
Friday – Lower Fix
Saturday – Turbo or Spinning
Sunday – Yoga Fix
I’m looking forward to 21 days of no hard drinking – I know my body will be happy, too! I have a lot of organizing, cleaning and de-cluttering in store to keep me busy over the next three weeks. I’ll be doing a week 1, week 2 and week 3 recap, as well as, posting pictures along the way. I hope you’ll stay tuned and check back to see my progress!
For more info on the fix, check out this video:
If you are interested in purchasing the program, head here, and if you have more questions about it, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!!