Wednesday, August 5, 2015

21 Day Fix

Normally, I don't really buy into these kind of programs that limit what you eat. However, a friend of mine is a Beachbody coach so I figured I would try it. She swore it would help my running. I was supposed to start last week, but I failed miserably because of vacation. So Monday was my first real day of trying the program. I hate it. I hate that I am hungry all the time. I know I was probably eating portions that were too big, but dang. I. Am. Hungry. It is making me cranky and irritable which means I am yelling a lot. I am supposed to portion out my food, and follow the color container for food type. It calls for a lot of protein. Unfortunately, I don't like to eat a lot of meat and the other proteins are things I don't eat. They have beans in a different category so I am screwed. I am hoping in a week I will adjust, and I won't feel so hungry but I know they limit your calories on purpose. I am not too concerned about losing weight. I want to be toned and stronger. The workouts are pretty hard, and I typically yell obscenities at the lady on the screen. I push through, though, and finish it. The office has been transformed into a semi-gym. We bought floor mats to make it softer since we have laminate flooring. I will keep plugging away for the next 3 weeks to see how much it works, and I will do my best to stay away from chocolate (you know that thing that keeps me sane).


  1. I'm sorry to hear you don't like the 21 DF so far. I've had great results with it! I lost 9 lbs in 21 days and didn't feel hungry all that much. Try to stick it out as best as you can! Do you like fish?

  2. I've heard mixed reviews about it and have been pursued pretty relentlessly by some people to start it. I'm curious to see what you think by the end. :)

    1. The workouts are pretty tough (for me), and I like that about it. The food is the worst part for me. It is working for E. He has lost 6 pounds in a week. The hunger is getting better, but I do miss my chocolate.

  3. These programs always scare me. I hate being hungry. HATE IT. So, when I see little TINY containers, I'm like - YIKES.
    Good luck with the rest of the program and I can't wait to hear how you do at the end!

  4. Good luck! I have a ton of sorority sisters that are coaches and have been trying to get me to join. I don't know if I could do it. What you said about being hungry is exactly why!

  5. My husband did the Advocare cleanse last year and liked it well enough, but it's not sustainable.
    I've found amazing success with Pilates when it comes to toning. I feel like I harp on that all the time, but it's easier than weight training and, I swear, even more effective.


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