21 Day Fix Mission Complete: Round 1

So I officially finished the 21 Day Fix.

Was it easy?  No, not everyday was a walk in the park, but it was totally worth it.

Results:

Lost 13lbs

3 1/2″ from my waist
1 1/2″ from each of my thighs
2″ from my hips
4″ from my bust {don’t worry I can afford to lose the weight there}
12 1/2″ overall lost!

How awesome is that? All in 3 weeks!

Would I do it again? Yes, I am glad that you asked because I am doing it again right now. I went right back into the program and I am now almost at the halfway point of round two.  I decided that I am not taking any measurements until the end this time because I don’t want to worry about what the scale is saying.  I am going on how I feel.  I need to make it more about my new lifestyle, not about weight loss.  Yes, I am doing this to shred those pounds but I am also doing it to make HUGE changes in my eating.

I definitely want/need to lose more and the 21 Day Fix has been a fun and exciting path for me. It gave me the jumpstart that I needed to get healthy again. I have enjoyed the meal plans and the portion containers.  I knew that I was overeating but to see how much was shocking.  I have skipped all of the horrible snacks {like my chips and dips and snacks} and I have not had one bit of fast food in over 30 days!  That’s huge for me.  As much as I still want some of the junk food, l I am trying my best to walk away. I know that they make me feel horrible and not worth it.  I don’t even have them in the house anymore {except for the kids snacks – which I am slowly trying to improve as well}. I threw out an entire container of onion dip last week because I knew it would be too tempting.  It was left over from a party that we had and I knew that I just had to get rid of it. I know that what I am doing is the right thing. I even went to a St. Patrick’s Day party this past weekend and I stayed away from the chips and the cheese doodles. I didn’t even touch the hot dogs or the corned beef and cabbage. I had a nice turkey wrap and just enjoyed chatting with my husband and friends.   It was a struggle but I did it and I felt great. I even came home and did my exercises for the day.  I didn’t let the party interfere with my health.

And what has shocked me the most is that I actually enjoy Shakeology. That was one of my biggest fears is that I would not enjoy the shakes.  But they are DELICIOUS!!!!  I wake up in the morning craving my chocolate shake with banana and peanut butter! YUMMY! I have even encouraged my husband to take on a healthier lifestyle.  He just started doing Shakeology and really does enjoy it as well.  He took his bag to work and will have his shakes there.

Now it wasn’t always a walk in the park.  Did I mess up at all. You betcha. I had more wine than I should {umm hello! I am a mom of three boys here}. I had a little bit of pizza but I always, always worked out. In the 31 days that I have been doing the program I have only missed one Yoga exercise.  I made up for it the next day by doubling up on a few others! Another thing that I started doing recently was adding the 10 minute ab exercise into my routine.  My stomach is my huge issue {3 c-sections in less than 6 years} but I can definitely see a huge difference and I want to see more changes.  I have noticed some toning in my obliques but I still have this bump of fat that I MUST get rid of.  I am working on it.

I am also so much more flexible now and I am able to do more exercises without modifying the moves.  I still struggle with planks and the core exercises but I am getting so much better each and every day.  I also just graduated to heavier weights to help tone some more.  I am pretty weak since I was not an exercise person so I started out with very small weights! But I will keep increasing them as I chug along.   I also live in a townhouse so I don’t have a ton of space.  See pictures below to view my gym.  Space is not an excuse.  I just shove all the baby items to one side and get moving.  I even work out with my husband and/or a kid sitting on the couch!

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Not only have I changed my lifestyle over the past month but I have made a ton of new friends who are so supportive and encouraging.  I actually enjoy being challenged everyday to make the right decisions. I even signed up as a coach so I could possible help or inspire others on their own weight loss / healthy lifestyle goals.   I love chatting with friends {old and new} about what they are doing to stay healthy.  What programs have worked for them and which ones that they want to try next.

What am I going to do after I finish this round? Well, I will definitely continue with the shakes.  That is just going to be a new part of my life. I may not always have them for my breakfast but they will be part of my daily routine.

I haven’t decided my next challenge yet but I am chatting with my coach about it. I will post as soon as I decide my next challenge group. I really hope that you guys join me on this journey.  You can really try out anything from the 21 Day Fix to the Ultimate Reset to P90X or Insanity.  You can even just try the Shakeology.  There is so much to pick and choose from. You can customize it to YOU! That’s what is so awesome about Beachbody.  Plus at the end of May there is going to be a new release from Chalene Johnson called PiYo. It will be a combination of the best moves from pilates and yoga! I can’t wait. CLICK HERE and enter your email address so you can be one of the first to know about PiYo.

So are you ready to make a change in your life? I was the queen of excuses but I finally threw them all away and got up off of the couch and started my life over!  If you want to know what Beachbody or the 21 Day Fix is all about please drop me a quick email, call me, visit my Facebook page or just run on over and check out my Beachbody Website.

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