21 Day Fix Round 1 Results

I am so thrilled by how this program works! In just 20 days I lost over five total inches and 10 pounds. I worked out daily according to the 21 Day Fix plan for 30 minutes and followed the food program. At first the program was somewhat difficult because I have never really been into measuring my food, however, it’s super simple. I can eat most everything that I want and I have now changed (somewhat, still working on this) my way of thinking about food – eating to fuel my body rather than dreaming about the amazing dinner I am going to eat while eating lunch, LOLZ. That alone has helped me lose weight.

Inches lost in 20 days:
Chest: 1/2 in
Waist: 3.5 in
Arms: 1.25 in
Thighs: 1 in
Calf: .1/2 in
Hips: 1 in
Weight: lost 10 pounds
If you are on the fence about starting this program, then make the leap and just do it because these results don’t lie. I already feel stronger and happier in just my fourth week! Finding balance is HUGE and definitely the key to success. With my crazy busy schedule with work, home-life, writing, exercising, my dog, and social life, I have had to find foods that I don’t get sick of, that are still compliant with the program and do not take forever to make or measure. Here is what I go-to:
Breakfast:
  • egg muffins (11 eggs makes a dozen “muffins” and you can add whatever greens, veggies, or protein to it you want!)
  • shakeo drink – chocolate vegan with PB2 (that’s a peanut butter powder with very little calories)
Lunch: 
  • Veggie stir fry with sugar snap peas, carrots, mushrooms, and bell peppers
  • Spinach salad with apple, cucumber, red onion, cilantro and a champagne vinaigrette with a little olive oil
  • Chicken salad with homemade aioli on romaine

Dinner: 

  • TACOS!! I eat veggie tacos almost every night if I have not eaten my blue yet (that’s healthy fat) which I usually save it for this. I use gluten free corn tortillas, tons of fresh tomatoes, and a ton of fresh cilantro with a squeeze of lime. Add lettuce, chicken, beef, beans, whatever you’d like, just measure your containers before you build! Two corn tortillas is 1 yellow container, I use about 2 greens then 1 blue for my tacos nightly
  • Spinach salad with roasted sweet potatoes, grilled beef and a fried egg on top
  • Seared ahi tuna, leafy lettuce, cucumber, radish, tomatoes and quinoa
  • Zucchini noodles with shrimp and a garlic olive oil drizzle
  • Taco salad with grilled chicken, corn, romaine, olive, cilantro, tomato, and lime

Snacks: 

  • Non-fat plain yogurt with peaches
  • Hummus and apple
  • Veggies with a creamy non-fat yogurt dressing/dip
  • Cucumbers and roasted beet salad
  • Sauteed Brussels sprouts with coconut nectar ( a maple syrup substitute)

I try to stay away from things that won’t satisfy me like the avocado, even though I LOVE avocados, I can only ave 1/4 in a day, so why bother? Fresh veggies, loads of fresh herbs, eggs, and roasted meats and vegetables are the way to go!

Romaine salad with roasted bell peppers, grilled sirloin, corn, tomato, black olives and fennel

21 Day Fix Super Yummy Dinner Recipes

I recently started the Beach Body program 21 Day Fix and I LOVE it! I love the Shakeology {I use the vegan chocolate} and I love the workouts. It’s helpful that there is someone modifying the workouts, it keeps me going if I feel like I need to stop, I just modify. The other cool thing about the 21 Day Fix is the meal plan. While it’s tough to plan ahead, it really makes you hold yourself accountable to YOURSELF to plan ahead and list out what you will eat for the day:

  1. B -breakfast
  2. S – snack
  3. L – lunch
  4. S – snack
  5. D – dinner

Because I have been doing Whole30 off and on for so long and Paleo, I have the whole planning ahead, cooking, and making extras to freeze thing down! Here is the kicker – you measure everything…yep, everything! That does make it hard but you get the hang of it fast. I put my meals into containers and just make sure I have my day planned and packed the night before, then I feel less stressed. I love food and I need lots of flavor, I also get board of food easily so I have come up with some fun, super easy, non-recipe recipes to share. Check it out, even the least coordinated home-cooks can cook this stuff!

Veggie Stir Fry: sugar snap peas, carrots, mushrooms, yellow onion all sauteed and finished with roasted bell peppers. Start with the onions, then add in carrots, then mushrooms and lastly the sugar snap peas so they are still slightly crunchy. Use a touch of olive oil to saute. Your Containers: whatever you measure out, I usually bring 1.5 cups to work with me for lunch so 1.5 Green and since I used Olive Oil, I add 1 tsp. of oil to my 21 Day Tracker.

Chicken and veggie tacos: corn tortillas softened and heated up in a pan, add shredded cheddar cheese and allow to melt then top with grilled chicken, fresh tomatoes, and spinach. This is one of my favs! Add salt and pepper to taste. Your Containers: 2 tacos – 1 Yellow, 1.5 Green, 1 Blue, 1/2 Red

Spinach salad with brown rice and tomatoes: I cook my rice with roasted mushroom broth {homemade}. Spinach, 1/2 cup brown rice, chopped tomatoes, and your favorite dressing. I use 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp champagne vinegar and a squirt of Dijon mustard with a little salt and pepper. Your containers: 2.5 Green, 1 Yellow, 1/2 Orange

Veggie salad with sirloin: SO GOOD! Blanch your corn on the cob and let it cool before cutting the kernels off the cob. For the salad use fresh spinach, sliced heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced grilled sirloin, and champagne vinaigrette. Your containers: 3 Green, 1 Yellow, 1 Red, 1/2 Orange

Staying on track with 21 Day Fix. Spices and containers, plan ahead! Stay successful with the 21 Day Fix containers (Green = 1 cup, Red = 3/4 cup, Blue = 1/3 cup, Purple = 1 cup, Yellow = 1/2 cup, orange = 2 tsp.) You can also order these clear containers from Amazon or buy them at your local kitchen store – the quart container is 4 cups, the mid-size is 2 cups, and the small is 1 cup. They store easily and you can freeze food in them! Use tape to write the name of the food and date on the outside. You’ll have pre-proportioned food all the time! Visit your local spice shop and smell the spices, ask for help and buy things you may not usually go for to keep things interesting, you will be happy you did. Get your spice rubs sugar free and salt free when possible and you will be able to use them more often without adding in additional calories.

These recipes are super easy, very healthy, and of so satisfying! Your entire family will love these too. Keep it simple and exciting when it comes to food, that’s my motto. I am on day 9 now and doing great. I feel a bit tired but overall my energy is great, my skin looks better, I feel stronger, and I am down 10 pounds! I know I shouldn’t be weighing myself but I had to look. I am loving this program and what I love more than anything {besides the food} is the accountability group – these ladies in the group are fantastic, encouraging, and inspiring. You feel safe and a part of something. They want to know how you felt when you worked out. If you have a bad day, you tell them, they want to know and they will make you feel better and know that it’s ok, tomorrow is a new day! So sign up, you will not regret it! It’s like a family who you want to workout with and show up for.

Good luck!

Click here to read more about the program – you can select any of the workouts you want to do but to start I totally recommend the 21 Day Fix. You pay initially for the accountability group, 30 days of your shake, and one full year of 600+ workouts that you can stream ANYWHERE! It’s amazing! So check it out, and you will be happy you did! Plus, you’ll get access to all these cool ladies to be right there with you on your journey to be more healthy.