21 Day Fix-What is it? My Thoughts…..

Wow time really got away from me this Holiday Season. I was prepared to write this post weeks ago, and somehow never got around to it. =( Well here I am and hopefully now I will be able to be more consistent with my postings…

So chapter 2 of my fitness journey is complete. YAY!! I did the 21 Day Fix Program and loved it so I thought I would share with all of you what it is and my overall thoughts on the program.

What is 21 Day Fix???21 Day Fix

21 Day Fix is a 21 day at home exercise program that will give you incredible results. 21 days with 7- 30 minute workouts ( plus one bonus PLYO workout if you order from a coach) and a 10 minute Ab workout. An easy meal plan that is all about portion control! You get all these lovely little coloured containers that all represent a food group. If the food fits in the container you can eat it. No counting calories just fill up the containers and enjoy. =)

THE WORKOUTS

Let me break it down for you. As I said there are 7 workouts and a 10-minute AB workout. There is also a modifier in every workout so if you are hurt, or just tired and not feeling like you can go all out for the day, you can always follow them. No excuses to NOT get your workout in.

1. Total Body Cardio Fix: (Complete body workout to get that heart rate up)
2. Upper Fix: (Chest, back, shoulders, arms and abs)
3. Lower Fix: (glutes, quads, hamstrings)
4. Pilates Fix: (strengthens your core, nice break from all the cardio)
5. Cardio Fix: (jumping jacks, burpees, mountain climbers.. This is the hardest workout of the 7 in my opinion)
6. Dirty 30 ( I think this one is my favourite)
7.Yoga Fix ( Which really isn’t a workout, just stretching all the muscles so you can abuse them all over again the next day lol.)
8. 10 Minute Ab Fix: This is an extra one you can throw in on top of another workout, or on its own whatever you choose. It’s only 10 minutes but you really work those abs!!

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Light and Heavy dumbbells OR a resistance band. Also a Yoga mat of some kind might be nice for some of the workouts, but the mat is not necessary.

THE MEAL PLAN

So when you get 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack the first thing you will do is figure out your calorie level (they have an easy formula to follow) then you will know how many of each coloured container you are recommended.

For instance I was in the 1,200-1,499 calories bracket and in a 24-hour period I was recommended to have:

3 green: ( Vegetables)
2 Purple: (Fruit)
4 Red: (Protein)
2 Yellow (Carbs)
1 Blue: (Healthy Fats-raw nuts, chesses, hummus etc.)
1 Orange: ( salad dressings, raw seeds, olives etc.)
2 teaspoons: (nut butters, seed butters, cooking oils)

Free Foods: water, vinegars, mustard, spices, hot sauce, herbs, flavour extracts etc.)

Also throughout the week you can do replacement containers. If you are really craving that glass of wine, fruit juice, milk, or REALLY need a chocolate fix there are some options. Within the meal plan booklet there are some recipes for seasonings, Shakeology, treats, and some ideas for each coloured container.

My Final Thoughts:

I really enjoyed the variety of exercises throughout this program. You got a little bit of everything. I felt like the meal plan was pretty simple to follow, although I will be honest having only two yellow containers(carbs) a day was a little tough, but I found ways to make it work. You definitely need to plan out your meals/snacks with this program to be successful. My results were a little messed up with Christmas Holidays in there and me indulging in some sweets, but I still managed to lose 3 lbs and gained some  definition in my  abs ( I don’t think they have ever been this close to being seen) Last week I put on a bathing suit for the first time since my pregnancy and I have NEVER felt more confident. I felt good about the way I looked and what I have accomplished and I think it showed.

So there you have it a  little overview of my thoughts on this program. Although I am taking a little break from it and trying something new it is definitely something I will come back to in the future.

If you have any questions about this program or any of the other programs I have done feel free to email me at angiehenry84@gmail.com, if you want to see exactly what comes with your 21 Day Fix Challenge pack click HERE. BONUS the 21 Day Fix is on sale this month and in my opinion definitely worth the money. =)

Next up for me? Focus T25, I’m not going to lie this is my hardest program yet. more to come…

Recipe: Spinach Salad with Apple Cider Dressing

 

Just a quick post to share my salad that I had for lunch. Pretty simple but delicious. I love having salad but I like variety. I’m always looking for new ingredients to try and dressings to top it off with.

Look delicious? It was!! and REALLY simple:

Ingredients:
Spinach, Cranberries, Raisins, sliced almonds, and apples (If you wanted to add some protein chicken would probably be really good)

Dressing:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), Apple Cider Vinegar, Maple Syrup.

For the dressing I didn’t use exact measurements. if you want it more tangy put more Apple cider, if you want it sweeter add more maple syrup. Pretty simple! =)

if you are using “21 Day Fix” you could break it down like this:
Green Container: Spinach
Red Container: Chicken (optional)
Purple Container: Apples, Cranberries, Raisins
Blue Container: Almonds
Orange Container: Dressing