21 Day Fix –Week 1 Complete
August 25, 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,  week one is complete and I am happy to say, I hopped on the scale this morning and I have lost 5 pounds!  :D  I didn't get a chance to  measure, but I can already tell that my jeans are fitting different.

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.  Some of those days are lighter than others, but trust me, you'll be thankful for that!

You are encouraged to use Shakeology on this program, and after only 3 days, I am really finding it difficult to swallow, literally.  I can’t get past it’s bitter taste, but like I said, it is recommended, not required.  So, i have opted not to use it(which is unfortunate, because it has a pretty hefty price tag).   I am just doing an additional protein container.

Week one workouts were tough,  and I’m still finding myself doing the modified version for some of it!    But I am getting stronger everyday.  I’m feeling a lot less sore too.  Steching helps a lot but be sure to always drink plenty of water during and after your workout.

I  attended a party this weekend, and didn't get a chance to prepare like I would have liked, but I was able to eat meat and veggies which are totally acceptable on the plan, so it worked out well for me.  Many times, you can always find something to eat from a deli tray and/or fruit & veggie trays, but it’s better to not take a chance.  Also, when you are bringing a dish, make it a healthy one, and that way you know you at least have something you can eat. Also, if adult beverages are available, your best bet is to opt to be a designated driver and avoid alcohol all together.  But, if you choose to have a drink, a small glass of red wine (4oz) is acceptable.  To me, that isn’t even worth it, so I will just avoid it all together.
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 easily! 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. Week one is complete and I’m feeling pretty good!  On to Week 2!