Thursday, August 25, 2016

21 Day Fix: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Hello Foxy Friends! Back a few weeks ago, I had mentioned that Mr. and I are doing the 21 day fix. It's been about 6 weeks since we started here are my 5 thoughts on the 21 Day Fix , the good, the bad, and the ugly.


In case you don't know what the 21 Day fix is (from the website):

It's not another diet. In fact, it's EXACTLY the opposite. 21 Day Fix lets you EAT! Only in just the right portions, so you don't feel miserable and deprived—but you CAN finally start losing weight.
What's the secret? Our seven exclusive containers. Each one is color-coded for a different kind of food, and pre-measured for the precise portion. You'll never have to "eyeball" your measurements again—if it fits in the container, you can eat it!
Combine this eating plan with one 30-minute workout a day. That's all. It's that simple! 

Okay let me break that down for you: you buy small containers, each container representing a food group. You calculate how many containers you get daily based off of your weight and then prep food so you just grab and go and you do the 21 day fix 30 minute daily workout. Simple right? So here are my thoughts.

One: The Good - It Works!

It works! It really, really does work, if you follow the meal plan and the exercise it works. We needed to jump start getting healthy and back on track, so we used this to do just that and it worked! Mr. lost a total of 8 pounds and I lost a total of 4 pounds. Both of us while the numbers on the scale don't say much, feel better, healthier and our clothes are fitting much better, and my stomach is definitely flatter. I don't have that muffin top with my jeans when sitting down, you know what I'm talking about.



Two: Some More Good - Healthy Lessons


Green = Veggies, Purple = Fruit, Red = Protein, Yellow = Carbs, Blue = Dairy, Orange = Seeds and Nuts,
Portion control friends. Mr. and I have our breakfast and lunches pretty dialed in, but when it came to dinner we were portion out of control! Seriously we would just eat until we could barely move, it was bad! But why stop when something tastes so good! And literally we were doing just that, every single time. With the little containers, and when I say little, I mean LITTLE! Actually it's shocking when you see how little they are. Anyway, over the first 21 days it really taught us how much we should actually be eating. Instead of taking seconds or thirds, we know that that was enough food, and we don't really NEED any more, we are just eating to eat. So we stop.

I typically will eat one of these two things for lunch and dinner.


This was taken on the first week and I was ambitious with making fancy meat, after that first week, grill chicken or steak and call it a day.



Three: Even Better - Exercise


Ignore all of the toys....gotta do what you gotta do right?
The 30 minutes videos are doable! Actually I had been thinking about doing the 21 Day Fix for a while, but then I saw my friend Nicole doing it, and rocking it and she gave me the motivation to take the leap, so thank you Nicole! You were the kick in the pants that we needed :)

My favorite days were the Dirty 30 and the Upper Fix, least favorite was Yoga...actually I'm going to be honest, I hate yoga...a lot so I didn't even try it. But Mr. said it was pretty awful.

Four: The Bad - Hunger

I know they say that you shouldn't be hungry, but I was. I was always hungry. There wasn't a time when I was hungry. But we sort of knew this because I have a super fast metabolism when I'm working out and I went from working out 2-3 times a week to 7 times a week. But was eating less food. So you do the math. Yes I was trying to lose a little weight, so ultimately to lose weight you need your calories in to be less than your calories out...so it definitely did it's job.


Five: The Ugly - Sustainability

For us the 21 day fix is not really sustainable long term. You get burned out, the food prep alone is time consuming (the first week it took me about 6 hours!) and that is not really sustainable for longer than a couple of rounds of The Fix. By week 3 we had gotten rid of all of the fancier time consuming prep food and went super easy. Like nothing had more than 2 ingredients. haha.

It was nice that the food for the week was planned out and all we had to do was grab and go, but I just don't want to spend my Sunday's food prepping all day and having the kids sit around and do nothing.

This post is getting too long so I'm going to break up it up and tell you how we are doing now that we're over 6 weeks in, how we food prep, and what we're eating and what I think about it now that I'm not in it, stay tuned.

Have you tried the 21 Day Fix? What are your thoughts?

If you want to know from an actual Beach Body Coach, my good friend Casey is an awesome coach and can help you out!

Email her at cheerfully.fit.mama@gmail.com or
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Tell her I sent you over, she's constantly doing group challenges and loves helping you get to your goal.



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