Sunday, March 30, 2014

21 Day Fix, Day 21: RESULTS ARE IN!



Don’t expect to change overnight. Focus on one day at a time, making one small change at a time. Overtime, every day, every small change will add up to big transformation. Don’t give up!

DAY 21 WORKOUT & FOOD

Today I ate oatmeal for breakfast, a turkey wrap for lunch, an apple for a snack, and a salad with tuna for dinner. I, of course, did my yoga fix workout too. But I’m sure y’all don’t care much about today’s details, because its time for the results!!!

PROGRAM RESULTS

Let me just say I cannot believe how much the last three weeks have changed my life. Prior to doing 21-Day Fix, I made one excuse after another to avoid changing my lifestyle habits. “Oh I want to wait until after I finish having kids to get the body I want”… “I don’t have the money to buy a program/shakeology”… “Oh YOLO, so I’m going to eat whatever the heck I want”… But there comes a day when you wake up and say enough is enough with the excuses and commit to making a change. And don’t look back. The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come…

Weight Lost: 13 pounds

Seriously, if someone would have told me I could lose 13 pounds in 3 weeks, I would have jumped on that opportunity right away! And Josh lost 12 pounds! The program is designed for you to lose 10-15 pounds in 3 weeks- I wasn’t sure it was possible heading into it, but we both are proof that it is!

Overall Inches Lost: 11 inches

That includes 4 inches in my waist! Josh lost 11 inches too. We lost inches in every area of our body!




WHAT’S NEXT

This program has shown me that it’s practical to live and eat this way in everyday life. I had this perception that diets get easily broken because life gets in the way. Maybe that’s true with diets, but this isn’t a diet, this is a health program, a lifestyle modification. Life happens. Life goes on. In the past 3 weeks, I’ve gone to parties, gone out-of-town, gone out to dinner, gotten take-out, etc., and haven’t missed a beat with the plan.

Now, I know my future eating won't be perfect- you have to treat yourself every now and then, and you can't beat yourself up for that either, but I truly believe that consistently eating clean and portion control makes a difference- not only yielding "quick fix" results, but helping you maintain a healthy life in the long run.

I hope that by blogging through my journey, someone will be inspired to conquer their personal goals- don't let your excuses or circumstances keep you from experiencing the joy life has to offer. You are stronger than you think- you can do it!

Best wishes to everyone on their journey to health and happiness!


It always seems impossible until it’s done
–Nelson Mandela


10 comments:

  1. Thanks for writing this review! My husband and I are about to start our 21 Day Fix journey this week and although my first impression from the booklet was positive, I am afraid that - as you say it - life will happen and get in our way. Your posts have encouraged me that this will be THE program that will work for us and will become our new normal.

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    1. You can do it! This program is very versatile to carry into everyday life- I've been following this eating plan for almost 6 months now- it really works! Best of luck with your program. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help and/or if you would be interested in getting connected with a challenge group. :)

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  2. You have been doing this for 6 months now.....how much weight / inches have you now lost. You don't lose 10-15 pounds everytime you do it do you? Are still doing it?

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    1. I did 3 rounds of 21-day fix. The first round I lost 13, and the next 2 rounds I lost 7, so a total of 20 pounds with the program. I've continued following the 21-day fix meal and portion plan since then, but have switched up my workouts a bit. I did T25 from June-August, and started PiYo in September (both Beachbody programs). I'm down an additonal 10 pounds from those. So, my total weight loss to date is 30lbs and I've gone from a size 10 to a size 2! :)

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    2. I found your blog while searching for material on the 21 Day Fix Challenge. I am starting tomorrow and found your blog motivating and encouraging. I am looking forward to the next three weeks and thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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    3. Wishing you the best Mayomom! We have lots of 21-day fix recipes on here to make your 3 week journey even tastier- check them out in the Sweet As Nectar section :)

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  3. I finished my first round of 21 day fix!! I really enjoyed the challenges of cooking healthy meals and working out every day! I only lost 5 lbs and 9 inches total. But I only lost 1.5 inches off my waist. Although I am grateful that I am headed in the right direction I don't feel like my results were super awesome. I was wondering if you had any tips as I start round two!

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    1. Your results sound AMAZING to me! I have found that some people lose more in the first round and others lose more in the second round. Just be consistent with your eating and exercising- you're on the right track!

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  4. I've been researching recipes and tips on the 21 day fix as I am starting on Monday with a group of girls. I'm super excited and after reading your blog and copying some of your amazing recipes I have a great mind set going in. I'm worried about life getting in the way with two jobs and full time nursing school... But no more excuses! Thank you for your blog and motivation!!! This has already helped me so much!!

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    1. You can do it! Its awesome that you are doing it with a group of friends- the accountability makes a difference. Encourage one another and stay on track with the program as much as you can- it really works!

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