So we began our little journey.
We pinned the heck outta the 21 day fix recipes ha! Pinterest has everything you need for this program.
We did our first 21 days! (Without shakeology)
First week I found pretty easy... Second week was hard. I had cravings, may have caved a bit ha! I noticed that I ate way too many carbs and not enough protein. This program was the opposite, ha! I had to limit carbs and up the protein.
Eating clean was easy, just as long as I planned my meals. Weekends were tough because hey, it's summer and there's a lot of bbq's and a whole lotta wine around.
But the first 3 weeks I stuck to it with only a few tweaks and cheats.
My meals were very yummy and satisfying.
I had the whole family on it and everyone was on board and loved their meals.
The workouts are pretty good. Easy to follow.
I actually ordered the extreme by accident but the regular program dvd's were shipped quick!
I felt great! I had more energy. And in total lost 12lbs.
Finally breaking the plateau I had for months! I lost all the baby weight I gained from baby M. I'm down a total of 45lbs from giving birth to my little guy, in 10 months! I think chasing 2 kiddies helped speed this up.
My goal is to lose another 10-15lbs to get me to pre-preg little K! Ha!
What I like best about the 21 day fix is the mindful eating. I'm paying attention to what I eat now. Even when I cheat, I take note. Before this program, I did a lot of mindless eating. Grazing, eating kids left overs or snacking all day. I wasn't drinking enough water either.
I wanted a lifestyle change. This program is perfect in helping me achieve that.
Working out to dvd's daily, is not my thing. Busy days and 2 kids. That's impossible right now. However getting in a workout 2-3x a week I can totally make time for.
That's my take on the 21 day fix :)
I always say that ALL diets/programs work as long as you follow it. That's why I'm taking all that I've learned from 21 day fix and making it work for me and my lifestyle - with treats included.