So I haven’t done a What I Ate Wednesday post in a looooong time, but today I wanted to give you an idea of what it was like to follow the 21 Day Fix workout and meal plan. When I first heard about the plan I was completely put off: those tiny containers!? Are they kidding me!? When I’m told exactly what I can and can’t do, I fall into a spiral of anxiety; I don’t like being boxed in. But then I did a free Challenge Group where several other women, as well as friends were doing the Fix and loved it. So I did my research, I read as much as I could about it, I did some prep and tried to follow the guidelines on my own for a couple weeks and then I bit the bullet and bought the 21 Day Fix Challenge pack.
So for today’s WIAW, I’m going to share one day of eating from the Fix! It’s important to note that during this fix I was avoiding grains because my doctor told me to do so. All food groups are allowed on the Fix, just in moderation: portion size is the key!
Thank you to Peas and Crayons for hosting WIAW!
Morning: Wake up, drink some water, throw on my workout clothes and turn on my 21 Day Fix workout DVD. 30 minutes later I’m a sweaty mess but my workout is DONE! After my workout I have Shakeology, which is a nutrition drink that gives you energy, a ton of vitamins and minerals, as well as protein – perfect for after a workout. I usually make mine with almond milk, stevia and a tsp of coconut oil.
Noon/Early Afternoon: Lunchtime! A chopped up turkey burger, steamed broccoli and a sweet potato!
Afternoon: Snack of an apple and an orange container of sunflower seeds.
Evening: My current favorite meal: Spaghetti Squash Casserole! Okay, it’s been my favorite for about 2 months, but it’s so easy and delicious: Spaghetti squash, tomatoes (or marinara sauce), ground beef, italian seasoning and whatever veggie I have. Pictured is zucchini!
Usually I have a leftover fruit portion and nuts portion in the evenings so I’ll have some frozen berries and almonds for an evening snack. Or if it’s a day that I saved up a treat or a glass of wine for, I can have that!
It’s really simple to follow and the best part is: it’s ONLY THREE WEEKS! Whenever I wanted to cave and grab a piece of candy at work I reminded myself that I can do anything for three weeks. By the end of the Challenge I actually didn’t crave candy or sugar like I used to (although Christmas may have derailed that…). I knew what foods made me feel good and what foods did not and I had finally gotten back into the habit of morning workouts!
I loved doing the Fix and there’s no way I could have gotten through it without my challenge group – we all checked in with each other, shared our wins and our mistakes (or “lessons learned…”) – it made me feel more accountable!
If you’re interested in a challenge group starting January 12th, just shoot me a message or an email and I’d love to chat and see if it’s right for you!
Have you ever done a challenge group?
What is a habit that you would like to challenge yourself to follow for three weeks?