What have I learned so far:
1. I CRAVE CARBS like it's my job!
2. If I keep bad food in the house I am tempted to the point that it makes me miserable. Matt brought home these heath cookies for the kids and it starred at me all night until I broke down at ate 1/2 of the cookie. It was divine but I couldn't resist! I am weak!
3. A 30 minute workout IS ENOUGH to see results!!!!
4. Those containers can hold a lot of food if you squish it in there!
5. I am slacking on my water intake.
6. I still don't love YOGA!
7. I can get abs on this plan! I truly believe that if I stick to this for a second round I will achieve results I have been working for a long time to get! WOW!!!!
So, week 2 was great because I finally have the moves down and I could really push myself to the next level with it! I had the food containers down pat and I didn't even really need to use the tracking sheets because I had it memorized. I was not nearly as sore as week 1!
I also kicked off my first 21 day fix test group and I have a very special guest! My amazing mom joined me on this journey. We spent Sunday coming up with our game plan together and getting ready to rock her first week! My Dad actually is doing the workouts to! It's becoming a family affair.
|21 Day Fix Family Style|
I truly love eating food, even though I eat good food I just over eat food! I believe the 21 day fix compliments my clean eating lifestyle so well. If you consider yourself a clean eater but you struggle to get results it really could be your portion sizes. You could be eating to many of the right foods and that can stall your progress. I will be recommending this program to all of my customers and I am going to host another test group because the results are just amazing!
For my meal plan I truly like to keep it simple. It's working great for me and I feel like it's easy to follow and prep. The veggie stir fry is really a favorite of mine that I could eat quite often.
I drink my shake for breakfast every day with water and I add in some chia seeds. It gets me to my am snack and its quick and easy to grab and go.
|21 Day Fix Snack|
On my turkey burger I have been putting a tiny spoon on the top for a condiment. I find that I have a second shakeology at night if I am really really hungry. It has kept me from wanting to rip someone's head off. Late night snacking is my vice so I need to save a possible container for it.
|21 Day Fix Snack (Purple & Blue)|
FIT TIP: So if you are doing the fix for the very first time lets chat! #1 change is hard, #2 its not going to happen over night. #3 it takes work and sacrifice. The one thing you can't expect from this plan is to continue to eat the way you were before. Lets face it, you are here in this place right now because what you were doing ISN'T working! If you want something different then you have to be willing to make a change, to embrace something new and to go with it. I completely understand that it's hard, that it takes time and that it's exhausting to get rid of old habits and temptations. But the smell of victory is so sweet.
Remember that you want to change more than you want to stay the same. You want to wake up every day and feel happy, healthy, alive and confident. If you are worried about having to give up all the things you love like pizza, cookies and cake, then yes it will be hard. But it's not impossible. You just work those things into your plan. They can still happen it's just on a smaller scale.
Remember results don't happen over night, but they happen in the moments where it would be easy to quit. Results happen not on day 1 or day 5 but on day 15 and 20 when you really have a good system in place. It happens when you are consistent every day, when you don't make excuses, skip a workout or have an extra cheat meal. Results happen when you have will power, you pass the cake, you drink the water, you say no to the added sauces, you ask for your food prepared differently and you tell yourself that no matter what you will finish this challenge. You will be a success story and no little bump in the road is going to stop you!
Weight loss is just as much a mental game as it is a physical one. For many of us it's a lifetime of bad decisions. Of coming from the old traditional ways of cooking, butter, heavy cream, ranch dressing, iceberg lettuce and corn as a veggie! It doesn't have to be that way and you will be amazed at just how good your body is designed to feel! You just have to embrace that change and be open to the possibility that healthy food is tasty food too!
So no matter where you are in life, know that you can make a change if YOU want to! The key is that your will power has to be stronger than you WANT power!!!!!
Let's rock week 3 of the FIX!!!!