21 Day Fix | Week 1


FINALLY started this fitness journey of mine and although I don’t want this blog to become a “fitness” blog, I think it’s important to record the high’s and lows of 21 Day Fix in case I have friends interested in starting an easy/ healthier lifestyle! So here we go! Week numero uno!

WORK OUTS

The workouts are 30 minute workouts scheduled every day of the week. There are two additional workouts not included in the original package the you can purchase for added charge (Ultimate Package: $13.46): Flat Abs Fix and Barre Legs. I also opted to pay an additional fee to stream my workouts- since we retired our DVD player in 2012 lol.

  1. Total Body Cardio Fix
  2. Upper Fix
  3. Lower Fix
  4. Pilates Fix – I was surprised how hard the Pilates day was for me! Exercising those itty bitty forgotten muscles were a bitch lol
  5. Cardio Fix
  6. Dirty 30
  7. Yoga Fix

FEED ME

I played it safe this week and meal planned! According to my calculations, here is what I am allotted to have on the daily: 3 greens, 2 purples, 4 reds, 2 yellows, 1 blue, 1 orange, 2 tsps. Let’s see if I stuck to this!

Breakfast: 2 eggs (1 Red) and mixed veggies (1 green)

Snack: Chocolate Shakeology (1 red), topped with unsweetened toasted coconut (1 orange) I think my favorite part about this shake is the coconut! It gave it some texture and made me feel like my shake was an actual meal, which is a plus for a girl who eats when she’s bored lol.

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Lunch: salad (1 green), goat cheese (1 blue), mixed berries (1 purple)

Snack: 2 hard boiled eggs (1 red), mixed berries (1 purple)

Dinner: Chicken (1 red), broccoli (1 green), brown rice (1 yellow)

Meal Count

Green=  3, *Purple= 2, Red= 4, *Yellow= 1, Blue= 1, Orange= 1, Tsp= 2 (for dressings and/or a tsp of almond butter)

*My snacks changed throughout the week as I learned to experiment with different baking recipes! My favorite one is the banana bread muffins! Recipe can be found here!

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PROGRESS

Forewarning you on a little TMI, I had a visit from Aunt Flo last week as well, so I was even more impressed that not only was I losing weight but I was ridding my stomach from the typical bloating that accompanies Flo’s invasive stay! Overall, I dropped 3.5 pounds and slowly started to see more energy throughout the day which I credit to my morning workouts!

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TIP OF THE WEEK

Download the 21 Day Fix Tracker app from Itunes (or wherever you non-Apple users buy your apps from lol). This has been SO helpful. Rather than carrying around your meal tracker print outs and cheat sheet with your food, everything can be accessed from your phone!

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THE HIGH | LOWS

So…. High’s: I’m dropping the lb’s and gaining so much energy to get me through my day!

Low’s: I’m super into the 21 Day Fix and want my first wave to be as by the book as possible. Even though there are cheat snacks and wine options, I’ve try to stay away from both. I think after a couple of rounds with this program, I can learn to live a little lol.

If you’re looking for more real time updates, be sure to follow me on Instagram at @hellosugarstyling 🙂

Happy Friday, sugars!

– xo –

Em

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T Minus 1- 21 Day Fix

T  M I N U S  ONE | 21 DAY FIX


Just a quick note!

As I mentioned, I’m finally starting my 21 Day Fix journey on Monday, September 5, 2016 (Labor Day- Genius Emera). LOTS of organizing to do today to make sure we have a healthy fridge and pantry, but I am very antsy! Those of you interested in what comes in the basic 21 Day Fix Package, here are the contents of my box:

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  • Shakeology shaker + 7 day supply of Shakeology to try
  • Workout DVD (I also signed up for the free trial to stream the work out videos– Normal price is $2.99/ week)
  • 21 Day Fix color coded containers

All of the paperwork you’ll need (start up guide, meal planning, calorie target tracker, meal ideas, workout calendar etc.) is available online in your Beach Body portal. I suggest you find yourself a 21 Day Fix coach BEFORE you start this process. My coach, Danielle Fontana. Danielle’s been so great because she’s always accessible for me to bounce questions, etc. In addition, I was added to a private Facebook group with other 21 Day Fix members hoping for a healthier lifestyle. After a quick skim of the page, I’m excited to be a part of this community. Everyone is so encouraging and motivated it’s a great Tribe to be a part of.

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Follow me on Instagram (@hellosugarstyling) for instant updates. I’ll probably do weekly posts on how I’m doing- so check back soon!

Those of you already on this journey, please comment or email me with tips and tricks! Cheers babes!

Xoxo

-Em

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