Tuesday, February 25, 2014

21 Day Fix Week 1 Recap

So I know I sort of dropped off with my daily recaps. But I felt like it would be boring and a little silly to keep telling you I eat the same 2 days worth of meals for 7 days...  I basically alternated 2 days worth of meal all work week.  Its cheaper and simpler for me to do that.  Plus, if I find 2 sets of things I like it doesn't bother me at all.

I loved the workouts all week. My favorite part is that there is a different one for each day of the week. So if you don't like one- you only have to do it two more times!  But I actually liked them all.  Each workout is a 30 minute interval training type workout.  1 minute work, 30 seconds rest. next exercise, then repeat those 2. Then move on to another set- 4 times total.
Here's the schedule:
Monday- total body cardio- loved this one. really hard!
Tuesday- upper fix- i need heavier weights for this
Wednesday- lower fix- this was very challenging b/c my legs were sore from my leg day at the gym monday
Thursday- Pilates- really enjoyed this. it was a nice active recovery type day
Friday- cardio fix- skipped to run
Saturday- Dirty 30- LOVED!!!! circuit style weight training
Sunday- yoga- very well needed and deserved

Along with that schedule I also worked out with my husband at the gym twice. I did Monday legs and Thursday back and biceps. I skipped my other workouts with him because I was really tired.

My workout for the program was cardio for Friday afternoon.  But I had a phenomenal day Friday, it was gorgeous outside, and I get off early.  So I decided to go for my first run in MONTHS!!!  OMG! It felt AMAZING!  I had that euphoric runners' high afterwards where I felt like I could conquer the world .

And Friday was a good mail day!!
Body Combat, Shakeology Sampler Packets; Kiki La Rue Tailored to Perfection Pants

Saturday morning I woke up feeling great! I wanted to weigh myself since it was day 6... I was just really excited.  I did re-measure myself yet though. Here are my stats:
Starting weight 2/17- 132.6lbs.                  2/22- 129 lbs.
Starting Body fat % 2/17- 20.7%               2/22- 20.4%

I was ecstatic.  My ultimate goal is to get my body fat % to 19.5!  I'm almost there.  This is the first time I have seen my numbers drop in SUCH a long time.  So because of that I did my Dirty 30 workout, had  my strawberry shakeology mixed with water (to DIE for),  and went to the mall for a little treat :)
Shiseido moistuirzer (free with my  points), Formula X nail polish, GlamGlow mask; Hourglass ambient blush

Saturday night we had a surprise Bday dinner planned for a friend of my husband.  I knew this would be a struggle for me because I am very much a social eater and drinker.  I like to participate in the festivities like everyone else.  And we were going to a really good seafood place.  I had stalked the menu ahead of time but still couldn't figure out what to eat.  The dinner wasn't until 7.  I had all my normal meals for the day except a yellow container of carbs.  I was saving that for a glass of red wine- that is allowed on the program 3 times a week.  I had 1 red container (protein) 2 greens (veggies) and 1 yellow (carbs) left.  I had my apple & almond butter around 5:30.  We ended up not eating until about 9.  I was starving to death by then.  Everyone ordered an appetizer.  I just wanted to eat something. So I asked for a salad- no dressing- bring vinegar on the side.  When my salad came so did fried pickles, charbroiled oysters (my favorite), and fried mushrooms for everyone else.  I will be honest.  I had about 3 pickles, 1 mushroom, and 1 oyster.  I couldn't help it.  I also had 2 glasses of wine... lol oops.  I vowed not to eat a yellow the next day too.  I order a 6oz filet with steamed broccoli.  It was really good.  I'm sure it was cooked in butter. But hey, whatcha gonna do?  My husband order boiled crawfish and I ate 2 of his.  I went home feeling a little disappointed, but still felt ok about my choices.

Sunday morning I woke up feeling really crappy...  My stomach hurt, I was dehydrated, My fingers were swollen from the salt.  Immediately I got up and started drinking water and had my shakeology for the day.  My meals went like this:
M1: Chocolate Shakeology with Water
M2: 2 poached eggs over spinach, sprouts, and cilantro on an ezekial pita with goat cheese

M3: ground turkey over veggies
M4: apple & sunflower seeds
M5: baked chicken and steamed brussel sprouts

We were so lazy all day. I barely left the bed. I watched about 8 hours worth of The Following- oops... We finished the first season on netflix. I love that show!

I also decided I would make one of the approved treats that you can swap a yellow container out for up to 3 times a week.  It was a healthy cookie recipe.  I made them expecting to just keep them on the counter until i wanted one this week.  Bad idea.  I had about 5 of them.  Oops... Lol... Whatever it could've been worse.  My husband ate McDonalds next to me and I didn't even have a fry.  That is huge!  Fries are my fave.

I was so lazy I didn't even feel like doing my yoga video.  Finally around 8:30 that night I got out of bed long enough to do that for 30 minutes.  I'm so glad I did.  It felt amazing.

I worked really hard all week.  I'm proud of myself for completing my first week.  I had a couple slip-ups but hey that's ok!  My body is adjusting to the smaller portions already.  I really enjoyed the workouts all week too.  I really think this program is a game changer b/c nutrition is the worst part for so many people.  Hell, me included... I struggle with it a lot.  My scale hasn't moved in months despite being in the gym some times 6 days a week.

Week 1 done- 2 more to go!!

1 comment:

  1. This was really interesting to read! I just got all of my 21 Day Fix supplies in yesterday and I start the program on June 2nd. I have a crawfish boil to go to on June 7th (I live in the NOLA area too!) so I've already started thinking about how I'm going to have to control myself because I have a feeling the food part will be the hardest for me! But it's good to know that it's not hard to get back on track after a little cheating! I hope you enjoyed the program!


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