21 Day Fix –Day 2
August 19, 2014
As many of you know, I was very successful on the Ideal Protein Diet.  I lost over 65 pounds! I’m not proud to admit it, but slowly that weight has been creeping back on. I promised myself that I would not buy bigger clothes, so it’s time to do something about it now! So, I have decided to do the 21 day fix. I am going to share my experience with you from day to day during the entire duration of this adventure!
So, today is day two of my 21 Day Fix!! (I’ll tell you more about the program daily)

The main focus of the 21 Day Fix is portion control of healthy foods.
The plan also comes with the workout videos…. I will workout every day for 21 days.

Day 2 workout was good but once again, I had to do the modified version for some of it! Autumn is the instructor, and she will kick your butt! My husband thought I was joking, so he decided to do the workout with me, and he can't believe how sore he is today! I'm sore too, but one thing I have learned over the years, it once you're sore from working out, when you workout again it actually makes you feel better!

I am also using Shakeology, which is highly recommended on the program, but not required. It’s not my favorite, but I am determined to find a recipe I will like. I'm using vanilla and here are the ingredients and their benefits to you.Nutrient Group Ingredients Benefits*

Protein & Amino Acids

Amaranth, Camu-Camu, Goji berry, Sacha Inchi,

sprouted quinoa, whey protein.

Help the body build lean muscle, heal wounds, improve skin

and hair. Support optimal brain function, mental clarity,

improved mood, and reduced cravings.

Antioxidants

“Red Super Foods”

Açai berry, Acerola cherry, bilberry, Camu‑Camu,

Goji berry, grape seed extract, green tea, Macaroot, pomegranate.

Help reduce oxidative damage in the body caused by free

radicals. Oxidative damage is a major cause for degenerative

(aging) conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure

(which can lead to stroke), dementia, and arthritis.

Phytonutrients

“Green Super Foods”

Barley grass, blue-green algae, Chia seeds,

Chlorella, flax, grape seed extract, Hydrilla,

spinach, Spirulina, sprouted quinoa, wheat grass.

Boost immunity, help fight diseases, can slow down the aging

process, detoxify the body, and have alkalizing properties.

Adaptogens Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Cordyceps, holy

basil leaf, Maca root, Reishi mushroom,Schisandra, Suma root.

Plant derived agents help to adapt the body or protect it from

stress. Adaptogenic herbs are unique from other substances

in their ability to balance endocrine hormones and the immune system.

Prebiotics

Pea fiber, yacon root. Promote better intestinal health.

Stimulate growth of friendly bacteria for better digestion.

Digestive Enzymes

Amylase, bromelain from pineapple, cellulose,

lactase, lipase, papain from papaya, protease.

Help the body break down foods and increase absorption

of nutrients.

 

As with a lot of diets that are based on clean or healthy eating, you are encouraged to plan out your meals a week in advance to help you succeed.

I also use a food diary…. I immediately feel much better about myself and the food I’m eating, because when you write down everything you eat, you are more likely to make better choices.   Planning ahead is the key to success.

Working two jobs and chasing around my three boys makes this very challenging at times, just like tonight when I had to take my youngest to football practice after work, then off to the grocery store and home to make dinner at 8:00pm. That's  a pretty typical day for me and that's when I'd like to rely on Shakeology.
Some of you are probably great at meal planning…. you workout with passion… you are awesome at eating healthy foods in healthy portions. But I am not, I get off track and it sucks! But with a little help from the 21 Day Fix and some encouragement from my friends and family, I know I’ll be back on track in no time!
So this is my 21 day journey. Day two is almost done and I am a little hungry tonight, but not bad.  I'll drink another glass of water (we'll talk about that more tomorrow)and that will help me feel less hungry. On to Day 3!