I realized I never shared my results from when I first did the 21 Day Fix back in the spring of 2014! I thought I would write about them today, in honor of Transformation Tuesday.
I first did the 21 Day Fix when Alex was about 5 months old. I had slowly eased into exercising again when she was 3 months old. It felt great to be moving again, but the scale was barely budging. I had 10-15 lbs that I wanted to get rid of. They were mostly situated around my midsection and it made clothes fit really funny – especially jeans – they were SO uncomfortable!
I knew I had to get my eating under control to see results. Through social media, I had heard of the 21 Day Fix – and the nutrition plan caught my attention! It seemed so simple to follow – just calclulate how many containers a day you need of different types of foods, and then eat them.
I was worried about maintaining my milk supply as Alex was still exclusively nursing at that time. So I added in 500 calories each day and jumped in! It was really easy to fit in the workouts – they were just 30 mins a day and I could do them at home. I did them while Alex was napping or sometimes she would sit in her bouncy chair and watch me. I followed the modifier at first to keep things low impact.
I did three rounds of the 21 Day Fix. I was so thrilled with my results. After the first round I lost 5lbs, I lost another 4 lbs in the second round and 5 more lbs in the third round. 15 lbs in total in 63 days.
After the 21 Day Fix, I fell in love with Beachbody, the company that makes the program. I used to enjoy going to the gym, but with three kids it was just too hard to make time for that. I learned so much about portion control – I used to think nuts are healthy (they are!!) but it’s really easy to overeat them and be in a calorie surplus for the day – even with exercising. I realized also that I was not eating enough veggies or protein – both of which are very filling, nutrient dense but low in calories – perfect for when you want to lean out around the midsection.
In addition to losing weight, I also gained so much energy. The four o’clock slump that I had been experiencing almost daily was gone. I was waking up in the morning excited to do my workouts and plan my meals. I say now that my workouts are my therapy – the endorphins I get from them boost my mood and give me energy to make it through my busy day.
As you can probably tell…I really love the 21 Day Fix. I think this program is perfect for busy moms who want to learn how to fit daily exercise and portion controlled clean eating into their lives. Yes – it takes dedication and hard work if you want to see results – but if you follow the program – you will 100% see results!
I’m putting together my next 21 day health and fitness challenge. We start January 4th. If you have been wanting to start taking better care of yourself – this is the perfect opportunity! Join my supportive community of women who help each other on their journies towards better health. Be a part of our group – work out everyday for 30 mins from the comfort of your home, learn about portion controlled clean eating and enrich your mind, body and spirit! If you want more info, please shoot me an email at email@example.com or PM me via Facebook and I will get back to you ASAP with the details about the challenge.
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