So it’s Thursday night and I completed the first 4 days of the 21 Day Fix. Here is how it went….
Midweek the week before I had decided to sign up as a Beachbody Coach and start with a 21 Day Fix challenge pack. Immediately after I signed up I was invited to a few Facebook groups to help me get started on my challenge as well as the Coaching side of things. At this point I was more focused on the challenge and paid close attention to my challenge group. The challenge group usually starts the week before your challenge so that you can be prepared when the challenge starts. From here I was able to get some recipes of the week and a better understanding of the 21 Day Fix program. So Saturday night, armed with my shopping list, I set out for a late night grocery store run all alone.
Sunday morning I started my meal prep, cut veggies, cooked chicken, oh crap I forgot to thaw out the burger. Meal prep ended up being a two step processes as I had to wait for the burger to thaw. All in all I would say it went pretty good. I spent around 4 hours total on meal prep and clean up, but it really wasn’t bad the time just flew by.
Monday, Day 1 started out with me undressed in front of my good friend Debbie as she took my before pictures. Now Debbie let me tell you had posted her before pictures onto our challenge group, she is one brave cookie. See those pictures was really alarming… wow had I let myself go. When I look in the mirror I usually stick to looking at the upper half and think to myself “I don’t look that bad” Well not with these pictures it is all out for you to see. After that is was time to start my day. Day one was a tough one, I was hungry and had headaches (caffeine withdrawal). I felt like I was eating all day but when I added everything up I found out that I actually had a lot more left that I could have eaten. Some changes were made for day 2.
Tuesday, Day 2. Today was my first day of trying Shakeology, I have the chocolate flavor. It tasted good, isn’t wasn’t the chocolate milk shake I really wanted, but the thought of all the goodness going into my body and I got to have chocolate was the best! First day I added almond milk, water, greek yogurt and Coconut extract for an Almond Joy Shakeology. Found out that hummus is not my thing, so I found a recipe for a ranch veggie dip that uses cottage cheese (yeah protein)! However I had a moment of weakness at Walmart, this is my trouble place and someday I will tell you more about it. I relapsed so you could say and bought a package of Oero’s and devoured half the package before picking up the kids. So of course the thoughts stream thru my head… you are only on day 2 how can you give up so easily, they didn’t even taste that good, was it worth it….I was ashamed to say the least. Tomorrow is another day and I can do better.
Wednesday, Day 3. I need to get more veggies in so I added spinach to my Shakology. I also went for a Recess flavor and added some nut butter to it. Someone stole my cup and didn’t want to give it back!
Thursday, Day 4. I am actually finding it hard to eat all the food, shocking I know coming from a fat person, but it seems like all I do is eat! I have been stepping on the scale so I know that it is working and that keeps me going. We are leaving for the family cabin tomorrow so I will have a challenging weekend ahead, plus it is my Birthday on Monday! I already know that I will be bringing up lots of veggies and I figured apples & almonds are a good snack that I can just go and grab. I also have some leftover chicken that I am going to make a version of Chicken Cashew Salad (made with homemade mayo) to bring with. The rest I am going to have to play be ear and trust myself to make good choices.
Love Always … Tam