Hello, friends! I just finished up week 2 and wanted to share my 21 Day Fix results and meal plan with you like I did last week. I also want to write just a little bit more about the workouts this week, since my post last week was mainly about the meal plan.
I must say that this week was easier than the first, though I did have a few cheats on the weekend. This is a bad habit I am admitting to you right now that I struggle with. I’m human; I’m real! I want you to know that I struggle so that you don’t beat yourself up if you struggle at times. WE ALL STRUGGLE sometimes. I did the meal planning a little bit different this week since I was more familiar with when I needed to eat specific colors ( all yellows and all purples to be eaten before 6pm ). I used the below “tally” method and it worked well for me this week.
And now I want to give you a small preview about what these workouts are all like! I know one of the things I wanted to know the most was “how hard are the workouts?” – I said last week that I don’t know what I expected but these were tough! But results don’t come very quickly, if at all, with easy workouts now do they?!!
Day 1 – Total Body Cardio Fix: I think this is the most difficult workout of the whole program! I was happy to get it done on day 1 of the week. With this workout you will need a heavy and a light set of weights or resistance bands. In thirty minutes, there is cardio strength and a core workout. You get a total body workout and trust me – you will feel this one for a few days.
Day 2 – Upper Fix: With Upper Fix you are hitting multiple muscle groups of your upper body at the same time. You’ve got planks ( the hardest exercise for me! ), hammer curls, shoulder presses, etc. I’ve had people in my challenge group comment about having a hard time washing their hair after this one, LOL!
Day 3 – Lower Fix: Squats, lunges, calf raises. You name it. Your legs will burn but they will also get a lovely “pump” and you’ll be like “hey, look at my sexy legs!”. 🙂
Day 4 – Pilates Fix: My only experience with Pilates before this was in the P90x3 program, so I felt like I knew what to expect. I LOVED IT. It’s a lot of stretching, which feels like heaven for sore muscles. It wasn’t EASY by any means, but it was a nice active recovery day for me.
Day 5 – Cardio Fix: This is a good one- nothing too extreme but it will leave you a sweaty mess! The hardest exercise for me is burpees, but I am improving.
Day 6 – Dirty 30: I like this one, a lot. This one may possibly leave me the sweatiest. It’s more strength training that works your whole body. Renegade rows, squats and lateral raises and alternating side lunches are all included in this workout. I feel like I burned 1000000 calories. 🙂
Day 7 – Yoga Fix: I do not typically like yoga. I feel that it is boring and not much of a workout. However, one thing I’ve learned over time is that stretching such as in yoga or Pilates is SO CRUCIAL to your progress. It forces you to slow down and stretch, which so many of us think it is OK to skip ( I was guilty! ). I think these slower days really help in the way of progress.
Autumn always says “You can do anything for a minute” because she sets you up typically with a circuit of exercises, all 60 seconds long.
So this week I didn’t see any losses on the scale, BUT I saw some major tummy shrinkage happening. 🙂 I have not measured yet and will not until the end of the program, but I can tell I am losing inches and getting stronger every day!