In the interest of transparency, I would like to preface by saying that this post is meant to share my experience with a new fitness and nutrition program, as well as to share more information about the program itself for others who might be interested.
- Yes, I am a new Team Beachbody Coach.
- Yes, that does mean that I earn a small chunk of change from new orders made through me.
What is more important to me, however, is helping people reach their goals. Do you want to demo a workout with me? Let’s do it. Do you want to ask me questions? Share recipes? Let’s do it.
My becoming your coach in any official capacity simply offers me an additional incentive to participate in a community dedicated to health and fitness. I thrive in my own success and in the success of others. If you’re interested in taking steps in the direction of a happier, healthier you, just remember: you have to do the work! But, also remember: I’ll support you every step of the way!
What is this 21 Day Fix™ I Speak Of?
The 21 Day Fix is a Beachbody fitness program focused on nutrition and daily exercise. It features:
Seven different 30 minute workouts. Using little to no equipment–hand weights or a resistance band, a yoga mat– the workouts include weight/resistance training, Pilates, cardio, and yoga.
A bonus 10 minute ab workout is included on both disks, too. This workout can be integrated on your own, or if you choose to follow the “double workout” schedule during week 3 of your “Fix”. A second bonus workout DVD is also included: a full body cardio workout based on plyometrics, called Plyo Fix.
Clean, simple eating. During the program, you’ll eat 5-6 meals a day using the provided color-coded containers and an easy-to-follow meal plan. To get it right, you’ll be spreading out small meals and drinking lots of water to help you stay satisfied and avoid cravings.
Another helper in the cravings department is the recommended daily dose of Shakeology. There are vegetarian and vegan options included in the food choices.
Simplicity. No calorie counting is required. The workouts include simple instructions and modifications to accommodate any fitness level.
Time for The Proof: My Results
Why the pictures and measurements? It’s a great idea to take before measurements and pictures. Sometimes, you don’t see the number you want on the scale…but you feel it, your clothes fit better, and you look different!! Don’t let that scale own you!
Day 1: February 24, 2014
Day 9: March 4, 2014
Day 17: March 13, 2014
Day 21: March 16. 2014
I do best with my data side by side, don’t you?
Overall Totals and Comparisons:
Let’s Talk Food: “You Look Good…Are You Starving?”
I admit, I really enjoy the experience of eating. I have a hard time thinking of food purely as fuel for my body. I am addicted to peanut butter and I really like a hearty, hoppy beer (or four). The first weekend of following the meal plan was a struggle for me because weekends are generally a time that I am used to indulging a bit. (Okay, a lot). After I got past the weekend hangries, though, I felt proud of myself–and not deprived. I avoided the urge to splurge by making one of the recipes in the Fix meal plan for a cheat treat–a cookie made from rolled oats, unsweetened apple sauce, cinnamon, pecans, and chocolate chips. Instead of giving up, I let myself have a little treat. It helped. (The program does allow for some replacement treats, including wine and sweet treats like these cookies!)
Here are a few examples of meals and snacks I ate during the 3 weeks:
If you have any questions or you are interested in more information about this or any other Beachbody fitness program, please contact me, visit my Team Beachbody Coach website www.beachbodycoach.com/aprocessforprogress, or leave a comment here!