Why am I doing 21 day FIX? So, for months I have been exercising inconsistently. I little yoga here, cardio there, maybe some weight training. I had no real plan. I also, didn’t eat regularly or consistently. I would become very hungry and then binge, this made me very tired and cranky. It was easier when I worked because I had to make my lunch and take all the food I wanted for the day with me (I had to plan.)
A friend told me about 21 day FIX and I thought it would be a good way for me to get back into a healthy/fit lifestyle. And I want to finish loosing the baby weight. But, most importantly I needed to take time for myself because I am happier when I am fit and healthy. So, the 21 day FIX journey began.
I was very excited to begin and to have a plan (I am a planner.) The day before I started I made my meal plan for the week. This took a little bit of time and was well worth the investment. I love that the workouts are only 30 minutes! I am not an early morning exerciser so, there is usually at least one child if not two awake when I exercise.
The first workout was a full body workout. It was not as intense as I had expected (I have done P90X) but it was no walk in the park. 21 day FIX seems like a great starting point for anyone just starting or getting back into regular exercise. Throughout the week, I had to use the modifier for some exercises or second sets. At no point was I very sore or hurting. I was aware of the muscles I had worked and I felt stronger.
My three big takeaways from week one:
- Eating is good! And important for my body to function. I was not as tired, in fact I had lots of energy. I enjoy eating clean, whole foods and have discovered many great new recipes. My family has also enjoyed all the fruit and veggies we now have on hand.
- Meal planning is important and saves money. Meal planning saves me so much time throughout the day. I just look at my plan and eat what is listed. No counting calories or over thinking dinner. I make my grocery list based off of the meal plan and only buy the items needed. I used to think eating fresh, whole foods was expensive, but I actually spend less money now at the grocery store.
- I need to take time for me! I know we are all busy being adults but we need to find the time for ourselves. This makes us happier and more centered. I have learned that the laundry or the dishes will still be there after I exercise. Now, I have more energy to take care of the laundry and dishes.
Not only do I feel great; I am seeing results! I have already lost inches around my waist and my clothes are looser. I feel stronger and I know that I am setting a good example for my kids. My daughter has started many conversations about what are healthy foods and how much to eat. I am very inspired that my experience has motivated others to strive for a healthy/fit lifestyles. Looking forward to the week ahead!
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