Fitness · Nutrition

21 Day Fix: Week 1 is done!

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 1.50.07 PMWhew, one week of summer classes down AND one week of the 21 day fix is under the belt!! It was a busy week, but I am extremely pleased with everything the 21 day fix has given me, thus far. So here are my thoughts, week of meals, workouts, progress results and more: My goal of the 21 day fix is to “tighten up”– aka lose the stress fat my body accumulated during the last month of school that incorporated poor eating habits and get back on track with working out! So basically not a crazy transformation, maybe a few pounds and see my muscle definition better while finding a way to organize my meals Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 5.09.53 PMthroughout the day to keep me satisfied while providing myself micronutrients, macronutrients an a way to satisfy my sweet tooth when need be. 🙂 What did I eat for my meals? Breakfast typically included egg-whites for protein and a complex carbohydrate like oatmeal or sprouted grain bread with peanut butter. If I was extra hungry I would have one of my fruit sources for the day like berries. Snacks included protein & fat like hardboiled eggs or shakeology and peanut butter or a protein bar w/fruit or  veggies. Lunch and dinner included a lean protein like chicken, turkey, or pork chops with veggies and salads and a carb like sweet potatoes, rice, or toast. Below is a picture of all my meals for the week! (click to enlarge!) Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 5.16.52 PMWas I satisfied or hungry? The 21 day fix meal plan is amazing because I know what I can eat and what I have left for the day, therefore there isn’t much work besides deciding the times I am going to eat and meal prepping at the beginning of the week. I thought the containers were small at first, but then when I actually ate from them, I felt extremely satisfied with the amount of protein I was given in the containers. However, somedays when I taught my fitness classes and lifted, I was extra hungry and would have an extra protein source like shakeology or hardboiled eggs to keep my hunger at bay or get my sweet tooth fix. I really like using shakeology for my sweet tooth, I’ll add bananas, peaches or pineapple to them and even sugar free pudding mix (a tablespoon or less) to have something creamy and sweet so I don’t feel like I’m missing out. Somedays I would also have a small chocolate or two, so I wasn’t eating 100% according to plan, but I still saw progress within the first week. 🙂  🙂 How were the workouts? I haven’t been completely consistent with the 21 day fix workouts because of my class schedule and fitness goals. I love the cardio fix, has great plyo moves and really gets your heart rate up. I also love that they are only 30 minutes long and I can fit them in easy during the day. On the days that I have the 30 minute upper body or 30 minute lower body fix, I choose to do a lift at the gym because I really enjoy a gym atmosphere and lifting heavy weights that I do not have at home! If I had heavier dumbbells, I Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 5.10.09 PMwould do the 30 minute strength workouts. At the end of my 21 day fix, I will put a complete review of all the workouts 🙂 Week 1 is done, what are my thoughts any any results?! I really enjoy planning my meals with the containers for the 21 day fix. It’s easy to keep track of and I found an app on the iPhone that goes along with the program, too! I feel satisfied after meals, it really helping my portion sizes, and I also am happy with shakeology because of the thick consistency, flavor and great micronutrients provided in it!! I was planning on waiting until the end for sharing my results and pictures, but I will share now after week one I am down 1 pound and am completely satisfied and finally feel organized with my meals using this system after falling off track! I will share my pictures at the end of the 21 day fix. How do you know if the 21 day fix will work for you? I honestly believe the 21 day fix is great for anyone. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or maintain weight and understand proper nutrition-it is a great way to make sure you are taking in all the proper macronutrients and micronutrients for the day while providing and easy template on how to organize your meals and understand portions! If you have questions, feel free to shoot me an e-mail at chamberlin_nicole@yahoo.com or comment below! Remember I will have a 21 Day Challenge Group starting June 8th to do the 21 day fix with me 🙂 I will share tips, recipes, ideas, videos, workouts and more! Get your 21 day fix containers, workouts, and shakeology here or talk to me if you want to know more first! www.beachbodycoach.com/fitnessandhealthspot

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