Last Sunday I wrapped up my first round of the 21-day fix extreme. To be honest, at first, I felt like I totally failed. My weight remained the SAME. Unchanged in 3 weeks with what is truly one of the most amazing programs combining effective 30 minute at-home workouts with easy to follow nutrition. You get a little bit of everything but I didn’t get the “extreme” results that I’ve seen others share…
So how did this happen…I didn’t follow the nutrition! I started this program looking for ABS and although I still believe this program will help me get there…it didn’t happen, not this time. I let life events get in my way…stress, personal health issues, social get togethers…my WHY wasn’t big enough. But at the same time – I’m still HAPPY with my results even though I didn’t meet my initial goal of killer ABS.
^I did lose an inch off my waist, belly button and hips.
^I learned that cod and tilapia at 10am can become a meal and cold veggies travel well smile emoticon
^I learned that one pound of cinnamon roasted almonds in 3 days will make you feel extremely bloated!
^And coconut oil is a staple in my daily life!
So while I’d love to show you an amazing 21 day transformation – I can’t…I don’t have one! But what I can share is something else this program helped me realize. As I scanned through my before and after pictures and my stats I realized something that I didn’t realize at the beginning. I actually started this program 2 pounds HEAVIER than I was a year ago when I wasn’t even working out or eating clean – say WHAT?!?!
On the left: Last February, the day before I started my very first challenge group and started a journey that would leave a lasting impact on my life, and all those around me! Happy – YES! Healthy? Not even close!
On the right: This February the day before I started the 21-Day Fix EXTREME…a year into my own journey as a Beachbody coach working continuously to be the best version of me. Happy? Heck yes! Healthy? You better believe it!!!!
Reflecting on these pictures helped me realize…weight is JUST A NUMBER!!! So of course I had to do an “official” comparison. So below you will see my before pictures for both the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme and the bottom pictures show what each program did for me…in just 21 days! I am focusing today on measuring my success on what I can do:
**I can carry the 70+pounds of my kiddos on my hips, up and down the stairs with ease…
**I can give my kiddos horsey rides all throughout the house…their giggles alone are enough to help me stay HEALTHY
**I’ve learned to BALANCE..we bake cookies and we bake sweet potatoes…we go out for pizza and we go out for delicious salads
**We exercise, we have fun, and we live our life to its fullest and I help others do the same!!!
There’s always a story, there’s always more than meets the eye – DIG DEEP and find what you’re living for – what makes your light SHINE BRIGHT.
For me…its my health and happiness!
I know I’m not perfect but its progress…and I’m going to be progressing forward!!! If you want to join me on this journey comment below or send me a PM…like I always say – THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS!!!
I still think I can get the results I’m dreaming of and I’m going to give it another go! We have lots of fun and some family travels coming up and we also have our ALL EXPENSE PAID vacation to Cancun with my Beachbody family in April…so I will be doing this again and I will get those CUT ABS!!!