Happy Sunday!! I don’t know about you, but my Summer has been crazy busy! I noticed that it’s been a little while since I did a progress update on the current program I am doing, The 21 Day Fix Extreme, and figured I would do one today! If you follow me at all then you know I am completely IN LOVE with the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme programs. I was so excited when they went on sale in June and ecstatic when I discovered the discounted price was going to continue through July. Seriously, this is one of the best investments you could possibly make when it comes to your health and fitness! ANYWAYS, if you aren’t familiar with this popular program, it is both a nutritional and fitness program. It comes with these cool color coded portion control containers as well as a list of NORMAL foods for each container. The concept is, if it fits in the container you can eat it! Simple as that! So, here is a plan that I followed this past week, which includes all 21 Day Fix approved meals / snacks.
Something I do incorporate every single day is my Shakeology. Shakeology is a natural meal replacement shake that includes your daily dose of nutrients. It has the proper carb to protein ratio that will keep you feeling fuller, longer. Aside from the health benefits, it has truly helped with my energy as well as curbing my cravings. Something that I hear A LOT is “I don’t want to drink a meal.” Believe me, I TOTALLY get it! BUT, if you take look at my meal plan, you will see that it is such a small portion of my day! I personally drink mine for breakfast each morning and then a few hours later I eat a more “typical” breakfast like eggs or oatmeal. And actually, if you really didn’t want to have shakeology for a meal, you could use it as a snack too!
Ok let’s talk workouts! I have been faithfully sticking to the 21 Day Fix Extreme workouts. I really love them because they are intense, yet not so intense that I can barely make it through. I also love that the workouts incorporate weights and a resistance band (for some). I feel like I see the biggest difference in my body when I incorporate weights so I highly recommend giving it a try!
I used to get up early in the morning to get my workout in but for months I’ve been waiting until late morning while my girls are up. Why? For starters, I like to get other things done early while my girls are sleeping. Second, I like them SEEING me exercise! Yes, when I first started doing this they ran around me, jumped on my while I was doing push ups, and were just crazy! Now, they know it’s a part of my day. Often times they look at the screen and try to do the workout with me (their version of course)!