21 DFX – Week 2 recap

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Well I wish I could say that I nailed week 2…but truth be told it was not my greatest…I let me excuses get the best of me and I didn’t like it, not one single bit! It was “that time” of the month, I was tired, I was short on time, I was just going to have “one bite” which we all know always leads to more…and so on and so on!!!

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Let’s talk about the good —> I started off strong…new workout gear on Monday morning, a solid week’s worth of healthy meals stocked and ready to be grabbed and a few new things to try out like the Turkey Meatballs and the PB & Strawberry Oatmeal along with a favorite from week 1 – the Veggie Egg cups!

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I had opted for the ultimate upgrade package when I ordered my 21DFX and I added in the Power Strength Extreme (in lieu of Plyo) on Monday along with ABC Extreme (in lieu of Dirty 30) on Saturday and the workouts went great!!!

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Even though I missed my first workout in almost 1 YEAR on Sunday…the rest of my workouts were pretty on point!!! I can tell that my 8s are getting “light” and its time to up to 10s. I can feel different muscle groups being sore so I know I am working my body right…

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It wasn’t so much what I didn’t do but rather what I did do…

An unplanned trip to the grocery store Tuesday morning had me grabbing a bag of cinnamon roasted almonds, and it was a BIG bag! I knew I was in trouble as soon as I opened it but one handful led to another and I consumed the entire pound in less than 3 days…which equates to 48 blues…FORTY EIGHT BLUES – that’s 7 weeks worth of blues in just 3 DAYS!!! Ugh I get disgusted just thinking about it.

But just like I tell my challengers all the time-you can’t change the past! Its time to focus on the the week ahead!!!

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My week 3 is off to a great start and I’m looking to add in some cod this week (last week’s planned cod was replaced with tilapia – I was nervous to try something new!!!) and the very popular chicken fajitas. I’ve been chugging water like crazy and its definitely helping me steer clear of the mindless snacking along with lots of sugar free gum!!!!

I’ve laid it all out and joined in with Autumn Calabrese, our CEO of Beachbody, Carl Daikeler and 2000+ additional Beachbody coaches to kick up my own accountability and NAIL the week!

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Yes, even as a beach body coach, I need that accountability as well!!! Are you holding yourself accountable??? If not, I can help! Join me – we can do this together…THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS!!!!

21 Day Fix Extreme one week down 2 to go!

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I’m excited to say that I survived week 1 of the 21 Day Fix Extreme! Although I’ve been sore somewhere new every single morning, I find the workouts fun yet challenging and I can already see some changes in my body! I loved all of the workouts in the original 21 day fix and this program proves the same. The variety is perfect! Every day targets a different muscle group and that Sunday Yoga fix comes at a time when your muscles REALLY need that extra stretch. Kind of like they knew what they were doing, lol 🙂

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I had never used a resistance band the way its used in Pilates but WOW – talk about resistance training at its best!!! I thought you just used it as a subsitute for weights but turns out some basic moves can be turned up a notch or two or three with this simple little band!!!

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I still kind of feel like a twisted pretzel at times but I’m getting better for sure!!!

Now truthful moment – my nutrition has not been where I’d like it to be! The planning part is there…and prep is there…its controlling my urges to eat when I know its not “time” to eat! I keep reminding my challengers and myself – Don’t mistake that feeling of thirst for hunger – if it hasn’t been 2.5-3 hours since the last meal – CHUG!!!!

I’ve been dabbling in a lot of the new recipes within the 21 Day Fix Extreme nutrition book – and those are nothing short of AMAZING – I’ve tried out the Cashew ‘N’ Oat Hotcakes, the Turkey Chili, Strawberry Protein Bars, Chocolate Pudding and repeated each of them!!!

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I never miss my SHAKEOLOGY and even found myself subbing some of my “reds” last week and doubling up on my shakeo!!! Perhaps it was the new addition of the Candy Bar to my rotation (modified to fit into my daily container allowance!) but there have been people sick all around and I know that will only help boost my immue system with all the antioxidants along with the pro and pre-biotics! This mama doesn’t have any time for getting sick!!!

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I know a lot of people/men see Autumn and wonder if this program can be for men too. Well let me tell you my hubs has been working out regularly for almost a year and while he is in the middle of Insanity Max: 30, he passed on the PULSE day and joined me for a little Dirty 30 on Valentines Day morning and he even admitted he got a good 30 minute burn in!!!

We’ll be doing round 2 together 🙂

Its been FRIGID in western PA this weekend and as much as I dislike these subzero temperatures I can tell you I was pretty darn productive!!! Today I’ve already prepped the Turkey Meatballs and Veggie Egg Cups for this week…along with some cajun chicken, tilapia, mancakes for the hubby, and veggies!!! I’ve set myself up for success….I just need to resist the random snacking and desire to finish off my munchkins’ snacks!!!

2015-02-10 06.51.32My week 1 goal was primarily to STOP finishing remaining food and the mindless snacks – and I failed. Why is it that that macoroni and cheese just screams out my name to take just ONE bite?!?! My willpower was just bad this week!!!

So this week I’ll try again…no more finishing the oatmeal or cereal or those darn cheese its – its time to FOCUS and stick to my meal plan!!!

 

21 DFX Week 2 Meal Plan

I’ve planned out week 2 really focusing on the foods at the top of the lists to maximize my results!!! My YELLOWS are primarily quinoa, sweet potatoes and oatmeal…my REDS are usually fish/seafoood, chicken, turkey, eggs, and Shakeology, my PURPLES are apples and berries and my GREENS are asparagus, broccoli, peppers, spinach and cucumbers. I’ve also eliminated bananas, greek yogurt and almond milk.

I took the time, planned, shopped and prepped and now I’m looking to my challengers and accountability group to help hold me to my goals this week!!!!

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