I’ve completed my first 7 days of the 21 Day Fix. Restarting didn’t come without a few hiccups.
I’m what you would call a Type B personality (to the core!). Meal prep was always my most dreaded part of the process. I decided to start on Monday because you know – tradition. I had made the decision on Friday and I still had most of my 21 Day Fix materials, but I wanted to start on the right foot.
Logistically, I had most of my 21 Day Fix materials ready to go. I used the colored containers as my measuring cups so I was well stocked. However, I had just recently given away my weights for a garage sale. (I hadn’t worked out in a long time and was convinced any future workouts would happen in a gym!)
I spent the weekend doing a LOT of mental prep work. Besides the re-training my mind to the framework of the nutrition, I spent a lot of time being introspective on how I had come to this point and how it was going to be different.
On Sunday night, I had grapes and watermelon prepped and portioned out into containers. Yep, that was my meal prep for the week! (I figured I’d catch up later).
Monday started without a hitch! Fortunately, I do not work on Mondays, so I had an extra day to get myself transitioned into drinking more water, less coffee, and ditching the diet soda.
I also got myself plugged into a challenge group. I think one of the reasons I had so much success was that I was putting myself out there for accountability. I also realized I desperately needed the support that came with the accountability.
I typically utilize a K.I.S.S. method for food. Really that’s fancy for me just saying I go through phases of eating the same things every day. (Once in awhile I’ll vary the routine). A shake for breakfast. Eggs for lunch/snack (because I spent half of the week not getting into a grocery store). Salads most days. For dinner I brought out some of my recipes like the Crockpot Beef Stroganoff (my daughter’s fave) and the Crockpot Salsa Chicken. I made enough for leftovers (but I never had as many leftovers as I wanted).
I’ll be honest. It wasn’t a 100% clean diet this week. I was really good at tracking the containers, but there were several foods that weren’t “approved” that I ate. Some of these foods I’ve just been working on getting out of the house.
UGGHHH a little visit with Autumn is not so fun when you haven’t worked out in months. Hello, Kat, my modifier friend! We are going to be buddies for awhile! I realized halfway through the week that my second disc of workouts are mysteriously hidden in the house. So on Thursday (Pilates Day) I didn’t “work out” (I did spend a couple of hours at work moving files from one filing cabinet to another). On Saturday, I went to a nearby free gym, and spent some time doing cardio before pulling up a cheat sheet to do the Dirty30 workout without the video.
I lost four pounds on my first week. I’m happy with that! I lost more weight the first time I did this a few years ago, but I’m not going to compare myself to the girl I was. I’m getting older, and it’s getting harder, so I’ll take ANY progress!
So here I am in my #questfor50 and I have #46togo!!
I’ve got a recipe brewing this week that’s been one of my staples over the past couple of years. It’s an easy one so stay tuned!