Like I mentioned in my post on Friday, I'm starting to focus on nutrition and fitness in order to improve my health and lose weight. These days it seems like there are a million different weight loss programs to choose from, so it can be hard to decide which to follow.
Personally, I have tried and failed at a few different programs, so I have an idea of what works for me and what doesn't. Basically anything too complicated or too much work is going to go out the window almost as soon as I start it. So this time I tried to find something that would be simple and only take common sense to follow. I didn't want to count calories or do any math to figure out how many points I have left in a day, so that ruled out some of my options.
I finally decided on following the 21 Day Fix. I had heard about it from a friend and had also seen the infomercials on TV about it. There are a lot of things I like about this program. First and foremost, it's simple and straight forward. There are workout DVD's that you follow every day for 30 minutes. Also, the eating plan is very easy. All you need to do is use the colored containers to track how much food you're allowed to eat in each food group (vegetables, protein, etc). That's it!
I placed my order last week and the package arrived on Friday. Typically I would have wanted to start right away, but I knew that I'd be busy this past weekend and yesterday for my birthday, so I decided to start today. In order to prepare I put together a spreadsheet of the foods I would be eating each day so that I knew which groceries to buy and what I'd be eating at each meal. Once I bought my groceries I made sure to cut up all my fruit and vegetables right away and portion them out so I wouldn't have to measure later.
So today was the first full day I followed the 21 Day Fix. I used the workout schedule to do the upper body strength training workout. I had already done most of the workouts last week by streaming them online (a feature you get when you buy the program), so I knew what to expect, which was kind of nice. I've been eating my meals according to my meal plan all day, so that's been super easy too. Because I prepped all my food ahead of time, it made things much easier today when I was making my salad for lunch. I literally just threw a bunch of pre-measured stuff in a big bowl and was ready to go!
Overall my first impressions of the 21 Day Fix are really good. It doesn't feel complicated or overwhelming like other plans I've been on. It's also nice to know that it lasts for 21 days, so it's a reasonable amount of time to stick to something. I'm hoping that I'll love my results so much that I'll decide to do more rounds of it and keep going until I'm at my goal weight. That's the plan, anyway!
Please let me know if you have any questions I can answer for you about the program, whether it's the nutrition portion or the workouts. I'd be happy to give more details on anything that I didn't explain in this post. So comment below if there's anything I can help you with!
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.