Wellness

21 Day Fix

Good morning, y’all! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty happening. I went to a concert Saturday night and celebrated my Mom’s birthday yesterday evening. She’s recently gotten into diffusing essential oils so we bought her a really cute bamboo diffuser to keep at home so she can have one there and one at her office.

This weekend was also full of really good eating. And when I say really good eating, I mean really bad eating (pizza, pasta, fast food, beer, soda, etc.). I woke up this morning feeling extremely tired and swollen and just yucky. I’m at the point that I can’t physically eat anything bad anymore. My body is screaming for good foods.

With that said, I’m going to attempt to complete the 21 Day Fix by Beachbody again. I’ve tried it twice so far and the furthest I’ve made it is to week 2. And the sad part is, I really have no good excuse for why I didn’t see it through. I actually really enjoy the program and it’s a very simple one to follow in comparison to other diets I’ve tried. It’s simply eating clean and working out. I’m hoping that by writing about my journey on here, it will keep me accountable.

The very first time I attempted the 21 Day fix, I did a full week of meal prepping on Sunday evening. I hated it! Not only was it extremely hard to cook a week’s worth of food in one evening, but by the time I made it to Friday, everything I made on Sunday grossed me out because it had been sitting in the fridge so long. The second attempt at the program, I planned a few meals at time and made them fresh. This worked out really well for me so that’s what I’m going to stick to this go-round. I’ve got my meals planned through dinner Wednesday at this point. I’ll regroup Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning to plan a few more. My workouts Monday-Wednesday will be the Total Body Cardio Fix, Upper Fix, and Lower Fix. You will see me refer to different colors after each meal below. Those colors are referring to the containers that come with the program. Each container represents a different type of food group and you are allotted different amounts based on your weight. Green = veggies, Purple = fruit, Red = protein, Yellow = carbs, Blue = healthy fats, and Orange = dressings and seeds. You are also allowed to have a certain number of teaspoons, as well.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

Monday
– Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with vanilla almond milk (1 Red, 1 Blue)
– AM Snack: Nature Valley granola bar (1 Yellow)
– Lunch: Salad with steak and a vinaigrette dressing (2 Green, 1 Red, 1 Orange)
– PM Snack: Apple with peanut butter (1 Purple, 3 Tsp)
– Dinner: Baked chicken, quinoa, roasted veggies, and sweet potato (2 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Green)
– Post-dinner Snack: Mixed fruit (1 Purple)

Tuesday
– Breakfast: Avocado toast with eggs and Sriracha (1 Blue, 1 Red, 1 Yellow)
– AM Snack: Chocolate Shakeology with half a banana and peanut butter (1 Red, 1 Purple, 3 Tsp)
– Lunch: Left over dinner from Monday minus the sweet potato (1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Green)
– PM Snack: Baby carrots, cottage cheese, and grapes (1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Purple)
– Dinner: Plain hamburger (no bun, no toppings, lots of freebie seasonings), grilled asparagus and mushrooms, and pasta salad (1 Red, 2 Green, 2 Yellow)
– Post-dinner snack: Mixed fruit (1 Purple)

Wednesday
– Breakfast: 2 whole grain blueberry waffles with peanut butter and strawberries (2 Yellow, 2 Tsp, 1 Purple)
– AM Snack: Cucumber slices, hummus, half a banana, and 2 hard boiled eggs (1 Green, 1 Blue, 1 Purple, 1 Red)
– Lunch: Left over dinner from Tuesday (1 Red, 2 Green, 2 Yellow)
– PM Snack: Chocolate Shakeology with half a banana and peanut butter (1 Red, 1 Purple, 3 Tsp)
– Dinner: Seasoned shrimp salad with strawberries, blueberries, cottage cheese, and vinaigrette dressing (2 Red, 1 Purple, 1 Orange)
– Post-dinner snack: Mixed fruit (1 Purple)

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