|It's here: Check out my photobomber in the back!|
Well the time has come for me to dig into the 21 day fix extreme meal plan and create a plan that fits for me!!! Matt and I are totally 100% committed to completing atleast 2 rounds of the fix extreme before we go to Cancun Mexico in April this year for the Team Beachbody Success Club trip.
I received my entire workout program on Wednesday and I've been mauling over my exact start date! Matt and I started doing the workouts on Thursday but I haven't really committed completely to the meal plan. I've just been trying things out! This morning I sat down and printed out the tracking sheets which you can get on the www.teambeachbody.com site under the get fit tab and tracking sheets. These are my saving grace thru the day. There are also some great 21 day fix tracker apps out there as well if you search the apps store on your phone.
I have my own excel spreadsheet that I created to make my weekly meal plan which I print out and put on the side of the fridge so that I know exactly what I am going to eat each day! On Sunday's I always take the time to go to the store and pick up anything that I need for recipes and meals for the week. This way I'm not scrambling or left unprepared thru the week.
|My 21 Day Fix Extreme Plan Based on Category 1|
So since this is my first week of the fix extreme what is my game plan? Well I am following the regular fix extreme plan because I want to get my nutrition in check, I want to get my body used to eating the correct portion sizes and I know that there are going to be a few days where my body just craves some of the things I was allowing myself to have before like chocolate, wine and an extra carb or two. I also know that anytime I start a new workout program the first week is awkward. You are trying to learn the new moves, plus a new eating plan, your sore, and it takes a lot of mental energy to think through your food. So I expect that it will be a little more exhausting than usual. I also know that week 2 is always so much better. So my goal is to do my best the first week but not to beat myself up over it either.
Today I'm taking my pictures and measurements because your most accurate measure of progress is NOT the scale but in fact its the measurements and the pictures. Trust me you will see inches disappear before lbs and the scale is just not the most accurate measure of progress. So go by how you feel, your energy level, your clothes and how they fit and throw the scale out the window!
Now I encourage you to create a meal plan and to write it down because its easy to forget what you are eating, to not have the food in the house and to make poor choices if you don't have a clear focus. So if you are serious about this workout and the results then you want to be prepared.
I am not doing the Countdown to Competition plan initially. I am going to at least do 2 weeks of the Fix Extreme Nutrition Plan and then switch over to countdown to competition. I want to give my body time to adjust to fix eating first. Also, if you feel this is to restrictive then just follow the extreme plan! You will still get great results. But if you feel yourself plateauing or not getting results at all then you might have to follow her countdown to competition plan. I really find that this is very similar to the "How to lose the last 10 pounds" By Tosca Reno book I read and implemented 3 years ago. It's tough and restricted but doable.
For the workouts: You are going to need a set of light and heavy weights and a resistance band. Personally I was using 5 and 8 lbs but also up to 10 lbs for some of the lower body exercises because my legs are stronger. The resistance band is used quite frequently so make sure you have one of those. They are inexpensive and you can get them from Dicks, Walmart or Target.
Alright I think we are ready!!!!
So bottom line the 21 day fix extreme is all about no cheats, no treats, workouts that push you to the max! I know personally that when it gets down to the last 10 lbs and or you are trying to get abs or change your body you have to go extreme! Its not something you have to maintain forever but you have to get the results then go into maintenance. It can be done! That's why Team Beachbody has coaches like me. My job is to provide you with support, accountability, guidance and tips to start and finish the program!!!
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