Tuesday, July 7, 2015
21 Day Fix
21 Days ago today, I started a journey. I hope my insights into this program will challenge you to do great things; better things for yourself and your health. Truth be told I hope you can do it a whole lot better than I did because it is TOUGH.
Before I had kids, I was always small. About a size 3/5 through high school and a size 8 through college up until I had my son. Then I had my daughter, my kids are 14 months 26 days apart. So, over the course of a couple years my body went through ALOT. After my C-section, crunches were not an option. Exercise was HARD work, and I was exhausted, until one day I had enough. I felt so miserable.
Which leads me to my life long friend, Tiffany. And this picture that I saw on FB. Tiff was working at the Fitness Center and had trained me there, and I've always loved her, but I really loved her as a trainer. So, she started coaching softball with my husband and told me about this awesome program the 21 day fix. If you are looking for a coach check into Tiffany she is AWESOME!
So, I decided let's do this. I bought my shakeology (vegan chocolate) which I loved. Got my containers and my workout videos. And the journey began. See those cute little containers, that's what teaches you portion control.
Now, I am going to be brutally honest. I am not making excuses I am just telling you that if you have two small children, you will need some ALONE time to get this done. You will need time to prep your food, because you have to concentrate on how much of each food group you are getting. You will need time to work out, 30 minutes a day. EVERY DAY.
I would love to tell you that I honestly followed this program to a "T" but I didn't. There was one week we had bible school and I maybe got two workouts in. There was one evening I was trying to do a workout and my kids wouldn't leave me alone and I quit fifteen minutes in.
There were days that going to subway to get a sub was so much easier than filling those stinking containers.
Remember me saying this was tough?
My husband and I LOVE to eat. We love to try new restaurants, and go on dinner dates, and have a coke every now and then. I love swiss cake rolls, and cake, AND COOKIES I love cookies. Giving those things up was so hard. I gave up my coffee creamer, but I had to keep half and half tea. I would fill it up half sweet, half unsweet, sorry (not sorry).
But in the end.....
I can officially say I am down 9.4 pounds and 5.5 inches. I was NOT focused on the number on the scale from the start. My personal goal was to feel comfortable enough in my own skin that IF I wanted to rock a two piece this summer, I could, confidently. My primary focus was how I felt. I can honestly say I feel better in my clothes, I feel less tired, I feel the best I have felt in a LONG time. This was NOT easy. I'm 18 days away from my beach trip and I'm going to do another round. Stay tuned.