Wednesday, January 25, 2017

February Fitness Goals!


February is such a beautiful month. Here in Florida, the weather is always so beautiful and it's the perfect time of year to be outside! 

After finishing the 21 day fix and the #miamifamous Half Marathon in January, it was time to set some fitness goals for February 2017. 

Fitness Goals. 


If you want to get started with container eating, or meal prepping in general. Having containers like the ones below are a total game changer!



Monday, January 23, 2017

21 Day Fix: Final Thoughts and Results

On Sunday, January 22nd, I completed the 21 Day Fix!

::Applause::

It was ridiculously hard for me to stay focused, and at the beginning of week 3, I had no interest in pushing play for another workout. However, I did push play each day and complete the program. 

Thoughts on Container Eating: 
I liked having the containers to measure out an appropriate serving size, and really felt that I learned a lot about what my body needs.  Since I shop primarily at a bulk grocery store, I found that I got bored with the options I had in my fridge. I think next time I would shop at a regular store and buy smaller quantities. 

Will I continue container eating? 
Yes. 

I'd like to continue container portioning my meals for the next few months so that I can really understand visually what my plate should look like. 

Thoughts on the workouts.
Boring. 

The workouts were fine until week three, by week three I just was so bored. I also got stronger than my weights so I had to switch the the bands and really struggled to use them - that is probably because i've never used them before and need more practice. 

Will I do another round of the 21 day fix?
Not right away. 

I have the #miamifamous half marathon on Sunday, and after that I am going to start up a round of PIYO. 

Results:

  • 10.5 inches lost
  • 2.6 lbs lost



Thoughts on Results.
I was not surprised that I only lost a couple of pounds, we had something like 6 birthday parties and a wedding on our schedule during the month of January and I would be lying if I said I didn't have a treat. 

I was proud that I did the daily workouts, and when I was in my own home I ate fully on the plan. 

If you had so many birthdays and a wedding, why wouldn't you wait and start in February? 
Life is always going to have celebrations so why keep waiting for the "perfect" month? 

Would you recommend this program? 
Yes. I think it's a great program for someone who wants to learn the basics of nutrition and portion sizes. 

**Please note, I am not a Beach Body Coach and if you are interested in the program I will gladly put you into contact with someone who can hook you up! These are just my thoughts after completing the 21 Day Fix Program.**

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Breastfeeding on the 21 Day Fix

Where have I been?

Goodness! I can't believe I've been MIA from the blog for so long. Truth is, I couldn't keep up with housework, potty training, meal planning, 21 day fix workouts and everything all at once. The first thing to go is always my blog.

So,  I apologize if you were interested in getting more up to date thoughts on the 21 day fix via my blog.

One of the questions I've gotten a few times, is in regards to breastfeeding. As a woman who struggled with supply issues for my previous two babies, I was a little nervous to start any type of meal plan or diet. The value of doing the 21 day fix, is that you are not completely restricted on the amount of food you can eat, and if you are breastfeeding it is recommended that you add an additional couple hundred calories. For the most part, I'd add an additional serving of oatmeal or some more veggies on days that I felt hungry.

We are on day 19 of the 21 day fix, and I have not noticed a decrease in my supply. My personal opinion on this, is because I have been faithful in drinking my mother's milk tea and also the 21 day fix encourages whole foods and leafy greens, which naturally increases the quality of your milk.

Here's a glimpse at some of the meals we ate during the 21 day fix.


Question of the day: Have you considered a Beach Body Program?

Disclaimer: I am not a Beach Body Coach, but if you are looking for one I know several that I'd be happy to introduce you too. <3

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lunch Time Live

Hi Friends!
The last two days I've been going LIVE on facebook during lunch time and it's been REALLY fun! We've been chatting about the 21 day fix and I even experimented with a recipe!
Be sure to "like" my FB page so you don't miss out.



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

21 Day Fix Goals!

Good Mid-Morning Friends!

If you follow me (at all) anywhere on social media, you know that my husband and I committed to the 21 Day Fix this month. I have a whole lot to say about why we decided on this plan over some of the other great plans available, and I plan to either do a video about it, or maybe a blog post - so stay tuned!

Today I wanted to sit down and talk a little bit about my goals for the 21 day fix round 1.

Before Photos: January 2, 2017


Goals:

  • Understand proper portion control
  • Understand how to fuel my body with food
  • Stick to a program no matter what
How will I achieve these goals?
  • Find a buddy
    • My husband is my workout buddy
  • Have a Cheerleader
    • I'm working with a friend who is beach body coach
We are only in day 3 of the 21 day fix, but I can already see the positive affects of having a buddy and a cheerleader to keep me accountable. 

What about you? Who is your buddy, who is the one person you can count on to keep you going strong with your fitness goals in 2017?

Monday, January 2, 2017

21 Day Fix - First Shopping Trip!

Today is day 1 of the 21 Day Fix! If you caught my LIVE video over on facebook, you got a little glimpse as to what we purchased for our first week!

If you missed it, I thought I'd give a quick run down of what we purchased and how we stuck to our budget.

I took our cook book and eating plan with us to the store so I could refer to it while shopping!

Red: Protein

  • Eggs
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Chicken Breast
  • Ground Chicken
  • Protein Shake
Green: Vegetables
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Green Beans
Purple: Fruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Apples
Yellow: Carbs
  • Quinoa
  • Sweet Potatoes
Orange: Seeds / Dressings
  • sunflower seeds
Blue: Healthy Fats / Cheeses
  • didn't buy anything, we had some items on hand 
Thoughts on the budget:
We have a strict monthly budget and work very hard to stick to the budget. So, when we started thinking about doing the 21 Day Fix, we knew we'd need to find a way to stretch the food budget. I was quite pleased to see that by buying in bulk, and planning ahead before our trip we only went over budget by about 20 dollars. 

Question of the day: What are your tips for fast food prepping?


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