21 Day Fix: Halfway Done!

Just an FYI: I am not a Beachbody coach anymore, so this was written simply to let people know my thoughts on going through the 21 Day Fix! No money to be made in this post for me!

During a race training, I usually put on a little weight due to carb loading and such. After each of my half marathons, I’ve experiences a running slump, so this time I was pro-active in starting a new fitness program a week after the race.

The 21 Day Fix was my choice and I started last Monday, May 19th. A few details about the 21 Day Fix if you’re unfamiliar with it:

6 easy-to-follow workouts on 2 DVDs + 2 extras

  1. Upper Fix.Targeted resistance training helps shape your chest, back, shoulders, arms, and abs.
  2. Lower Fix. Firm and tone your entire lower body while you blast fat and burn calories.
  3. Total Body Cardio Fix. Keep your heart rate up and your metabolism revved high long after the workout is over.
  4. Cardio Fix. Get your heart pumping and your body moving as you melt away the pounds.
  5. Pilates Fix. Strengthen your core, elongate your muscles, and firm your hips and thighs.
  6. Yoga Fix. Improve your balance, flexibility, and strength as you help relax your muscles.

21-day portion-control system

These seven color-coded containers and Shakeology ® shaker cup deliver exactly the right portions every time, so you never eat too much, and you’re never hungry. Fill them up with as much food as you want—if it fits, you can eat it!

21 Day Fix™ Workout Program

The concept is short, intense, varied workouts and a calorie-deficit plan to be followed for three weeks. I wasn’t super excited about the calorie-deficit part of this program at first, but I did like the portion control concept. The Hubby and I are not fans of dieting, but I knew that needed a reset in the way I was eating. The nutrition plan from the 21 Day Fix looked like a good place to start.

I just crossed the halfway point of my 21 Day Fix today and wanted to share my thoughts so far:

21 Day Fix Half

WORKOUTS

I LOVE the workouts. I’ve done Insanity and T25 as well and I think the 21 Day Fix workouts are my favorite. They are less jarring, more varied, and contain quite a bit of strength training. I adore strength training. And I am being stretched by both the Pilates and Yoga workouts – let’s just say I need some help in the area of flexibility! I also really like the instructor, Autumn Calabrese. She is encouraging and motivating, but not overly bubbly. I haven’t tried the bonus workouts, but I am excited to test them out!

NUTRITION

I don’t like being told what I can or cannot eat. But I needed this. The booklet that comes with the 21 Day Fix helps you figure out how many of each container {pictured above} you can eat each day. It also lists all the choices for each container. For instance, the red container can be filled with chicken, lean ground beef, yogurt, eggs, etc. The hardest part for me has been limiting my carbs. Maybe because I L-O-V-E carbs. I also haven’t had coffee in 11 days because I only like it with lots of creamer. The first day was hard, but I’ve been fine without since.

The nutrition part requires planning, but that planning also keeps me from just grabbing anything to eat when I am hungry. I have cheated a few times {hello, date night!}, but otherwise I’ve stuck to the plan pretty well. More veggies, more protein, more self-control – all good things for my body!

RESULTS

You’re probably wondering what kind of results I’ve seen in the past ten days. I’ll show the before and after pictures when I’m all done. With most programs, I wouldn’t be checking my “stats” this early on, but with a 21-day program, the halfway point comes pretty early! I wasn’t doing this program to lose a lot of weight, but to get stronger, leaner, healthier, however in ten days, I have lost 2.8 pounds and  four inches off my total measurements, including an inch and a half around my waist!  I’m extremely happy with those numbers!

That’s my check-in at the halfway point of the 21 Day Fix! I finish up June 8th and will post my final thoughts and results on Monday, June 9th! Let me know if you have any questions! And my friend Natalie is a great coach if you’re looking for someone to order through and get support!

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

 

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Comments

  1. Ooh, that’s awesome! I’m doing T25 right now – but loosely, not sticking to the schedule but just doing a few each week when I can squeeze them in. This makes me want to step it up a notch, especially with my nutrition!
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  2. I love that workout top. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you get it from? Thanks!

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  3. I agree with Samantha! Where did you get the super cute workout top? I have 21 day fix and I’m planning on starting it Monday.

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  4. Great post–I have this program but haven’t been doing well with it at.all. And part of that is that I also hate to be told what I can/can’t eat. This post inspires me, though.
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