Finally I found a plan that works for me. It is actually not that complicated or hard to follow and seems fairly like “duh”, but sometimes you need to a kick in the butt to even have a “duh” moment, haha!
A Little History..
For me, a very good friend of mine followed this plan for about 5 months and had a major turnaround in her health including eating, lifestyle, inches and pounds. Since I know she’s as busy, or even busier, than I am and I know she is a very reasonable person, I thought I’d give it it a try.
The week of Christmas, Sunday, December 20th, 2015 – I spent my day shopping and meal prepping, on Monday, December 21st I did a 30 minute cardio workout, ate my planned meals and felt awesome. I did that same thing again, including through Christmas and New Year’s Eve for the next 21 days. I lost several inches and 10 lbs. Yes, I had wine on Christmas, enjoyed some Christmas treats, and toasted on New Year’s Eve….it all balanced out with health eating 95% of the time and my daily workouts.
After that round, we went to Hawaii and I was able to continue with the healthy habits I’d learned and (21 days builds a habit!) maintain my healthy changes. A week after that, I sprained my ankle and while I’ve been meal prepping and following a healthy plan I haven’t been working out due to my hugely swollen ankle.
Back In the Saddle AGAAAAAAIN
Well, today, I’m back at it, with some modified moves and an ankle brace, it FEELS SO GOOD TO BE BACK! I got so used to moving every day and it was really hard to convince myself to get back to it, but I’m back…woohoo!!!
The other awesome thing I did today was I used some onions and red peppers that I prepped ahead of time yesterday in the right portion, all chopped up, and I made really EASY chili for dinner tonight with leftovers all portioned out for some lunches this week!!
I literally just googled “Easy 21 Day Fix” Chili and found this recipe, whipped it up with it on my iPad in the kitchen and voila!
Super good with some portioned out cheese and 2% Fage Greek Yogurt mixed in, too!
What is all this?
The plan I started following back in December and now that I’m back doing again is 21 Day Fix from Beachbody and the 21 Day Fix workout DVDs. I’m impressed with how easy it is to measure out my ingredients in the provided color-coded containers, put together recipes that came with the plan, but then also find TONS of suggestions and awesome tried and true recipes online from other enthusiasts of 21 Day Fix! This plan is easy to prep for, follow and repeat until I get to the goals I want to reach!