Sunday Sentiments

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I saw this link up over on Ramblings of a Suburban mom courtesy of advocareRunner and wanted to link up!

~We had a pretty low key weekend over here.  We cleaned the house and stayed in for the most part catching up on Once Upon a Time
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~ I managed to get my grocery shopping done yesterday so I had everything needed to cook a delicious dinner tonight with enough leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Greg and I both loved it! The recipe I used is here: 21 Day Fix Approved Meatloaf

~I’m looking forward to next weekend.. We plan on venturing out to the beach and up to the Mt. Soledad cross to take in the view

~Gracie is finally fully healed from her surgery.. She is 14 yrs old but has been running around like a puppy.,I would say she is feeling much better! Hope you all have a fabulous week!


My 21 Day Fix Results (so far)

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I have been following the 21 day fix program since the end of June. This program has really been a life saver for me and really helped kicked my healthy lifestyle into high gear! I still follow the nutrition guide pretty exclusively but have been changing up my workouts to keep things interesting. The program is really simple and great for those wishing to get back into healthy eating and fitness habits! There are 2 parts (3rd optional) to the program:

Nutrition Guide & Containers : The nutrition guide provides a calculation for the amount of containers you get per day. Once you calculate your allotment, there is a list of foods for each color of container. Basically, as long as the food is on the list, you can eat it! Easy Peasy, and you get these cute little containers to use.The nutrition guide also has a couple or recipes that are delicious as well and some tips for getting your water in!

Workout DVDs With the fix, you get a set of DVDs. There is a DVD for each day of the week so you have plenty of variety in your workouts! The best thing is they are only 30 minutes long so they are perfect for those with busy lives! You get to get your workout in, feel great about yourself, and move on with your day!

Shakeology:. When I started the fix I wanted other really to full steam ahead and I’m so glad I did! The shakeology is totally optional but included if you purchase the 21 day fix challenge pack. I use the chocolate shakeology and look forward to my check every day for breakfast. The chocolate shakeology counts as one of your proteins on the fix and is great for an on the to meal! I always make different shakeology recipes so I’m not bored. The Shakeology has been my secret weapon for weight loss as it gets me going in the mornings, keeps me full all day, and kicks those pesky cravings to the curb!

My results thus far are below. This is from three rounds of the fix! I have no intention of stopping anytime soon as I love the changes in my mind, body and confidence!

I also run a private Beachbody support group on Facebook to encourage others on their journeys. If you are interested in the 21 day fix or any other beachbody programs please see my link here My Beachbody Team Page

Front Results:

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Side Results:

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Sunday Set Up

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I like to plan my food for the week and do my grocery shopping on Sundays. Typically through the week I jot down meal ideas in my notes app on my phone. Once I have five or so meals put down I work on filling in the ingredients and determining what I have on hand and what I need to purchase. Ingredients are then grouped together and broken out by store. I like to go to trader joes for fruits, yogurts, nut butters, and all natural sauces and Vons for the rest. I typically only buy fresh meat for the first 2 days of meals and then pick up meat on my way home through the week to make sure it’s as fresh as possible.

For daily meal planning, I use the notes application on my phone and write down the number of 21 day fix containers I get for the day and the contents of the container broken down by ingredient. I then update my list nightly for the next day to make sure I stay on track.

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My typical workout schedule

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Living in California, it has been a lot easier to be motivated to get on a workout schedule!. I am following the 21 day fix eating plan pretty exclusively, however I like to change up my workouts to take advantage of the abundance of activities and classes offered in my neighborhood. I still sprinkle in the fix workouts when I just want to come home after work and get my workout in. Typically my workout week looks like this:

Sunday: Bike ride & 21 Day Fix Yoga
Monday: Body Pump
Tuesday: UJAM fitness
Wednesday: 21 Day Fix lower fix
Thursday: UJAM fitness
Friday: 21 Day Fix cardio fix
Saturday: Zumba with an amazing instructor!

On days that I can’t make it to the gym, I sub 21 day fix workouts as necessary. I really like having variety in my workouts and the muscle definition I am starting to see!