I. LOVE. THIS. PROGRAM.
I do. Simple fact. Are the workouts tough? Yes. Do I cuss at my TV? Hell yes, I do. Am I seeing results a week in? YES.
Upper Body Fix was tough and I felt it in my abs long after the DVD was over. But, oh, it burns so good! I don’t mind Upper Body day. It focuses solely on the arms and core. It is 2 rounds, 5 exercises a piece. My favorite workout is one where you lay on your back and do a modified lat pull over. Having dabbled with the 21 Day Fix before, I’ve always used the least amount of weight possible. Not yesterday. I worked it and used my heavier dumbbells. I pushed my limit, and although I probably didn’t burn as many calories as I would have liked, I worked hard and was sweating profusely at the end. Also, the plank series is NO JOKE. Your entire body will work. But man…today I felt like a million bucks! Why? I fit into a pair of jeans I couldn’t button a month ago!
Lower Body Fix is exactly what it sounds like: exercises focused solely on the lower body. Sure, your arms get a little work, but this is for the booty and the legs. Lower Body is 4 rounds, 2 exercises a piece. My favorite workout in this one is probably standing on my toes (works the calf muscles). Autumn does something tricky during Lower Body. She makes you hold the position for the last 10 seconds. She does this on Calf Raises, Sumo Squats and Split Squats. Talk about burning! Those 10 seconds are intense, but sure, you can do anything for 10 seconds…if you scream at the screen enough.
My meals the last two days have been yummy. For Cinco De Mayo, I made homemade ground turkey tacos, rice, and homemade tortilla chips (1 red, 3 yellow, 1 teaspoon, 2 green, 1 blue). I had leftovers tonight. They were loaded with taste and filling! I’ll post to recipe soon! My problem with this meal plan isn’t that I can’t eat something; it’s that I have to keep eating. I feel so full! I’ve never had a program give me that! But it makes sense and here’s why. We have fed our body junk for so long that we are all malnourished. We lack what we really need. Because junk food is so calorie heavy, however, we are so used to watching that magical number and worrying about it. To get what we really need to make our bodies as efficient as possible, we have to eat. We need lots of veggies, fruit, meats, carbs, and oils! When you really figure it how much it is, it’s a lot because foods, such as veggies, are so low in calories but are so filling because of all the fiber. Dieting doesn’t work because of this very reason! You can’t heavily restrict calorie intake and expect to have your body fully nourished! You just can’t! You have to eat. But the key is you have to eat the right foods! So enjoy those 1500-2000 calories, just make sure they are the right KIND of calories. Your body needs fuel and this program shows you how to do it!
Are you ready to begin a new lifestyle? Interested in learning more about the 21 Day Fix? Contact me! I’d love to help you start your journey!