I’m so excited to introduce this new program and am happy to give my 21 Day Fix Review to all of you.
I loved the RESULTS that I got with P90X3 but I knew it would be important that I dial in my nutrition to keep the results coming. I was at a point in my fitness journey that fine tuning and changing things up were critical for my continued success. So, when Beachbody announced a new nutrition program called the 21 Day Fix, I knew it was going to be a GAME CHANGER for people. Especially those that struggle with portion control and proper food group management which I KNEW had my name written all over it! Even though I have spent the last year eating clean, I knew it was time to put my diet to the test. I didn’t realize how much of an impact it would have!
21 DAY FIX: OVERVIEW
You get 7 color coded containers that you will use and reuse several times through out the day. These containers are all different sizes and colors. What they’ve done is make it easy on you to determine which foods and how much of them you should be eating each day to reach your fitness goals. Your container allowance per day is calculated based on your weight and an average calorie burn of 400 calories per workout (oh… did I mention you get 7 fantastic workout routines too? I will explain those soon!). For me, I started with the 1200-1499 calorie plan. That equates to the following container allowance:
3 Green – Vegetables
4 Red – Proteins
2 Purple – Fruits
2 Yellow – Starch/Carbs
1 Blue – Nuts & Cheese
1 Orange – Seeds & Dressings
2 tsp – Oils & Nut Butters
21 DAY FIX REVIEW: MEAL PLAN
From there, you know how many containers you should be consuming through each day. You receive an Eating Plan guide that includes a sample list of approved foods for each category and that’s what you use to build your meal plan and recipes each day. Super simple, right? No more tracking, weighing, or counting! Instead you get to use these containers as a way to VISUALLY see what you are consuming each day and how much of it you should have. It really creates a lifestyle out of it because after several rounds, I now know what that going to the pantry for an “handful” of nuts throughout the day HAS TO STOP! That all adds up and knowing I only get 1 blue container put a scratching halt to that habit quickly!
It was really easy to create a meal plan based on this structure because you know how many you need each day, you have a list to choose from, and all you have to do is put it together. What I decided to do is make an *EXCLUSIVE* bonus guide for all my members to make it REALLY SIMPLE to plan and excute their meal plans each week. Here is a sample 21 Day Fix Meal Plan template that I provide all of my members with:
I chose not to eat out of the containers because I believed it was important to SEE the amount of food that I was consuming which helped me after I finished the program. Though I love my cute little containers, it is more important that I taught myself proper portioning and food groups for each meal so I needed to SEE it to train my brain. I encourage all of you to do the same.
21 DAY FIX: RECIPES & MORE
Another INCREDIBLE tool that I started to create is a place on my site for all of my recipes and ideas… CHECK OUT MY RECIPE PAGE. You can clearly see that you will NOT starve on this plan, that the food you consume is wholesome and delicious, and that there are a variety of ways to meet your needs each and everyday. I’m adding to this page all the time and pinning more ideas on PINTEREST everyday to make it simple for people to get ideas and feel comfortable and confident that they can succeed with this program too!
21 DAY FIX REVIEW: SHAKEOLOGY & TREATS
SHAKEOLOGY is also included with your challenge pack bundle. It counts as a red container which is one of your proteins. This makes one of those meals on your plan super easy to plan for! You do get the option to use milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut water, coconut milk, or fruit juice but you need to subtract a yellow container in order to do so. You can also only do this 3x a week! So choose wisely.
In addition, you have allowances for wine, chocolate and desserts (recipes included) which will also replace one of your yellow containers. It’s all about moderation not deprivation. Remember, we want to create a lifestyle that is sustainable and not torturous!
There are several recipes in the book that will help you get started. Seasonings are “FREE” and there are 3 highlighted in the book that are VERY good! In addition, they have some great salad dressing options too.
TIP: Make your seasons and dressings in advance. You can triple up on the recipes and have enough for the week. This will cut the time down each night when preparing your dinner and meals for the next day!
21 DAY FIX REVIEW: WORKOUT REVIEW
So, we’ve discussed the plan and Shakeology… let’s talk about the workouts. I love my Beachbody workouts. I’ve completed Insanity, Insanity Asylum (three times), P90X2, the Ultimate Reset (twice), Focus T25, P90X3, and am half-way through Les Mills PUMP! If you are familiar with these programs, you know that that line up is no joke and means BUSINESS! So, truthfully, I was really just focused on the nutrition portion of this program, not so much the workouts but boy was I pleasantly surprised with this program. The new Beachbody trainer, Autumn Calabrese, means business. I thought it would be something lightweight and just enough to spike your heartrate to help you burn calories from the day. Let me tell you something… I had to drop to my knees at the end of the 1st workout known as Total Body Cardio FIX. She has done an excellent job pulling together these workouts that include full body, upper body, lower body, stretching, and cardio routines. You get 7 workouts with this program and a special bonus workout if ordering through me as your coach! Plus, they have a wide range of individuals doing the workouts, including someone who modifies the entire time. So, if you need to take a break, make adjustments for past injuries, or just choose to follow them for low impact but high effectiveness, you can and you can the entire time!
21 DAY FIX REVIEW: WORKOUT SCHEDULE
Here is the workout schedule for this program:
So, you can see that this is the REAL DEAL. I really LOVE this program. It’s a great way to start something new and exciting but not have to commit to something that is 60 or 90 days long. It’s effective so you see results and that makes you WANT to keep going. We all know our bodies are made in the kitchen and what they’ve done here with this program is give you the tools you need to succeed quickly but do it in a manner that is sustainable.
Would you like to join me and others in this challenge? CONTACT me today or purchase your challenge pack below! This is a great way to start a new fitness journey or shake up one you are already in! I encourage you to go after your goals with all you have and do it in a healthy manner!