21 Day Fix : Day 15

Today was weigh in day number two for the 21 Day Fix. Remember, when I weighed in after week one, I’d lost FOUR POUNDS. I was so excited. I was very sure I wouldn’t lose another four pounds, but I was hoping I’d at least lost a little bit. I was pleased to see I was down another TWO POUNDS when I got on the scales this morning. That’s SIX POUNDS in two weeks. Oh my wow! So awesome.

This is what I ate on Day 15.

Meal 1: 1 Red  1 Yellow  
2 Eggs
Sandwich Thin

21 Day Fix Day 15 Meal 1

 

Meal 4: 1 Blue 1 Red 2 Yellow 1 Orange 2 Green 3 Tsp
Salad
Chicken
Beans/Corn
Dressing
Chips (Yes, I admit to eating the chips. Not many, but I did eat some.)

21 Day Fix Day 15 Meal 2

 

Meal 3: 1 Red 1 Purple 1 Yellow
Yogurt
Strawberries
Skinny Pop

21 Day Fix Day 15 Meal 3

 

Meal 4: 1 Red
Deviled Eggs

Yes, I know there is all kinds of other stuff in there. We’re just ignoring that for a minute. Bad me. Bad me.

21 Day Fix Day 15 Meal 4

 

Meal 5: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Purple .5 Yellow  2 Tsp
LOADED SHAKE
1 Scoop Shakeology
1 Cup Berries
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale
2 Tsp peanut butter powder

21 Day Fix Day 15 meal 5

 

Totals for the day:
4 Green (short 1 )
2 Purple (short 1)
4.5 Red (under .5)
4.5  Yellow (over .5)
1 Blue
1 Orange 
5 Tsp

Workout: Gym Time

21 Day Fix Day 15 Elliptical and Bike

 

Takeaways:

  • I cannot each just one chip at a Mexican restaurant. Nope, can’t do it.
  • I truly have a weakness for my deviled eggs.

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21 Day Fix : Day 14

Day 14 of the 21 Day Fix. I can’t believe two weeks are done already! Tomorrow is weigh in day two. I don’t expect to do as well as last week, but I’m hopeful for some more change.

Meal 1: 1 Red    
1 Scoop Shakeology

21 Day Fix Day 14 Meal 1

 

Meal 2: 1 Red 1 Purple
Greek Yogurt
Strawberries

This has become my go to snack for at church. I serve at the first service and then attend the 2nd. So, I enjoy this in between. I just throw it in a cooler bag to keep it cool. I will confess that Maggie usually steals some of my strawberries. They’re her favorite.

21 Day Fix Day 14 Meal 2

 

Meal 3: 1 Red
I ate a chicken leg fresh off the Big Green Egg when I got home. Could not even help myself. I love when the hubby smokes meat.

No Picture. :(

Meal 4: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Purple .5 Yellow  2 Tsp
LOADED SHAKE:
1 Scoop Shakeology
1 Cup Berries
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale
2 Tsp peanut butter powder

21 Day Fix Day 14 Meal 3

 

Meal 5:  1 Yellow
Skinny Pop

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 4

 

Meal 6: 3 Red 1 Purple 1 Yellow 1 Green 1 Blue 1 Orange 1 Brownie
Turkey Burger
Whole Wheat Bun
Fruit
Veggies
Multiple Deviled Eggs
Brownie

Our small group had a cookout with all the families. It was a BLAST! And, there was lots of amazing food. However, most of the food was pretty good for you. Oh, we had some chips and such, but there was plenty for us 21 Day Fix folks to eat. There were two of us there. Unfortunately, I made deviled eggs and brownies – two of my all time favorite recipes that I make. (No, I don’t have the brownie recipe posted. Maggie has decided it’s a family secret.) So, I did a little indulging there. Weigh in day is tomorrow. Oops.

21 Day Fix Day 14 Meal 6

 

 

Totals for the day:
3 Green (short 2 )
3 Purple 
6 Red (over at least 1)
3.5  Yellow (short .5)
1 Blue
1 Orange 
5 Tsp
1 Brownie

Workout: Gym Time – Elliptical and Bike
I really do enjoy working out in the gym. I feel like it uses totally different muscles than the videos. And, there is no pressure on my knees. That I really like.

21 Day Fix Day 15 Elliptical and Bike

Takeaways:

  • Don’t make my brownies and then be around them. They are like a siren’s call.
  • It’s more fun when you’re working out and doing a weight loss challenge with a friend. You can then rely on each other when times get tough.

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21 Day Fix : Day 13

We’re entering into the second weekend on the 21 Day Fix. Weekends are hard friends. Your routine is different. Your family is around. You go out more. Weekends take planning.

Meal 1: 1 Red  1 Yellow  
2 Eggs
Sandwich Thin

21 Day Fix Day 15 Meal 1

 

Meal 2: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Purple .5 Yellow  2 Tsp
Shakeology
1 Cup Berries
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale
2 Tsp peanut butter powder

I LOVE my loaded shake!

21 Day Fix Day 13 Meal 2

 

Meal 3: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Orange 1 Tsp  
Chicken
Lettuce and Veggies
Sunflower Seeds
Dressing

21 Day Fix Day 13 Meal 3

 

Meal 4: 1 Red 1 Purple
Light Ricotta
Peach
Cinnamon 

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 5

 

Meal 5:  1 Yellow
Skinny Pop

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 4

 

Totals for the day:
4 Green (short 1 )
2 Purple (short 1)
4 Red (short 1)
2.5  Yellow (short 1.5)
0 Blue
1 Orange 
4 Tsp

Workout: Dirty Thirty
This might be my favorite workout of the DVDs. I didn’t do it last week because we were tromping through the woods on Saturday. So, today was my first time doing it. It was the first workout that I didn’t have to stop before the full 60 seconds were up. That felt awesome. I really felt like I accomplished a lot. I kinda can’t wait to do this one again.

Oh, and please notice my new workout pants. I <3 them.


21 Day Fix Day 13 Dirty 30

 

Takeaways:

  • New workout clothes can make you feel good about yourself. Who knew?
  • Having a Facebook group via your Beachbody coach is kinda awesome. I showed them my whole new workout outfit, and they all appreciated it much more than folks who are not in the middle of this crazy struggle would.

 

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#HOHGetsFit – A Comparison Picture

Last night at Legally Blonde Jr, we snapped a family selfie. We like family selfies.

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I posted it to Instagram – like I do all good pictures of the family, and immediately got all kinds of response! Everyone was saying how much thinner I looked.

Here’s the thing. When you look at yourself in the mirror every day, it’s hard to see big differences. You see some of course, but not the full picture.

So, I went back in the iPhoto archives to find another family selfie. I believe in comparing the same angle of picture. In some pictures I look like I have five chins. In others, I only have two. So, the angle is important.

I found this one from early January before we started #HOHGetsFit

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So, um, yes. there is a difference wouldn’t you say.  IN ALL OF US!

I’m so proud of my family for being on this journey.

Oh, and if you didn’t get the full effect. Here’s the comparison pictures I put on Instagram later that night.

HOHGetsFit Comparison

Can’t wait to see the difference another few months brings.

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21 Day Fix : Day 12

Day 12 of the 21 Day Fix was a Friday. And, it was opening night for my girl in her camp production of “Legally Blonde, Jr.” where she absolutely killed it as Vivian. And, she looked too old…

LegallyBlondeOpeningNight

But, you’re not here to see pictures of my beautiful daughter. Or, maybe you are. There are plenty to be had on House of Hills.

Let’s get down to what I ate on Day 12 of the 21 Day Fix!

Meal 1: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Purple .5 Yellow  2 Tsp
Shakeology
1 Cup Berries
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale
2 Tsp peanut butter powder

I have begun in my note taking to call this a loaded shake. It is LOADED with veggies and fruit and typically takes up an extra cup besides the Shakeology container. Y’all, it’s so good. Like, the other day I truly just wanted to eat these all day.

21 Day Fix Day 12 Meal 1

 

Meal 2: 1 Red  2 Yellow  
Chicken
Rice
Corn (1/2 yellow)
Black beans (1/2 yellow)

I remembered I had some black beans in the freezer and pulled those out to have with the chicken and rice. Then, I went on a hunt for corn. For some reason I wanted corn with it. It was mighty tasty. So thankful my husband smokes chicken on the Big Green Egg for me (well us) on the weekends. It’s so great to have on hand all week long.

Oh, and I took a picture of these apart (I mixed them to eat them) so you could see HOW MUCH CHICKEN is in one red container. If you’re thinking about doing the 21 Day Fix but are afraid you won’t get enough food. Don’t be. There is enough.

21 Day Fix Day 12 Meal 2A

 

Meal 3: 1 Red 1 Purple
Light Ricotta
Peach
Cinnamon 

I know. I know. This is typically what I eat last. However, I knew I was going out to eat with the hubby for dinner, and I started getting hungry around 3:00. I have learned that if I don’t feed myself once I start to get hungry it becomes an issue pretty quickly. So, I had this as a quick snack. Plus, the peach was about to go so it needed to be eaten.

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 5

 

Meal 4: 1 Blue 2 Red 1 Yellow1 Orange 2 Green 3 Tsp
Taco Mac (yes, I just had it the other day)
Roasted Wings
Side Salad

Hubby and I went out to dinner after we dropped the girl at the theater so she could get ready for the show. Any other Drama Mamas out there? You know that early call time on the first show – right? So, we headed over to Taco Mac, which is close to the theater. I ordered 6 roasted wings (rather than fried) and a side salad. I’m pretty sure I paid extra for that side salad, but it was worth it. This meal was a very tasty and satisfying and probably about half of what I would have eaten there five months ago. Yes, I did have some blue cheese dressing on my wings, but not a ton. A girl’s gotta live – right!

21 Day Fix Meal 4 Taco Mac

 

Totals for the day:
4 Green (short 1 )
2 Purple (short 1)
5 Red 
3.5  Yellow (short .5)
1 Blue
1 Orange 
5 Tsp

I’m sure that by eating wings I got more blue, orange and tsp than that, but, like I said above, it was way less than I would have eaten at Taco Mac a few months ago. So, I still call it a win!

Workout: Cardio Fix
I die. Sweaty selfie proves it.

21 Day Fix Day 12 Cardio Fix

 

Takeaways:

  • You can go on your date with your husband, eat real food, and not feel guilty. WIN!
  • My daughter is one talented girl, and she didn’t get it from me.

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21 Day Fix : Day 11

The 21 Day Fix continues! Come along for the ride.

Today was the 2nd to last day doing the early carpool run for camp. Let me tell you… having this shift really messed with my schedule. But, it was worth it as the girl is having a BLAST!

Meal 1: 1 Red
Shakeology (nothing added)

And in the car on the way to the studio no less. Let’s just say it was a rather rushed morning.

21 Day Fix Day 11 Meal 1

Meal 2: 1 Red 1 Purple  1 Yellow
Greek yogurt
Strawberries
Skinny Pop

Thankfully I brought snacks to work.

21 Day Fix Day 11 Meal 2

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 4

 

Meal 3: 1 Red 1 Yellow 2 Tsp
2 Eggs
Oatmeal with Almond Butter

21 Day Fix Day 11 Meal 3

 

Meal 4: 1 Red
2 Hard Boiled Eggs

Yes, I seem to eat a lot of eggs. They’re just so handy and quick. I should probably reign that in.

21 Day Fix Day 2

 

Meal 5: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Purple .5 Yellow  2 Tsp
Shakeology
1 Cup Berries
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale
2 Tsp peanut butter powder

Got my workout in late today (because of the aforementioned crazy morning) so had my packed shakeology later in the day. It really is my after I sweat treat. Excuse the sweaty selfie. We take a lot of those in the challenge group and share them with each other on our private Facebook group. BEST part of doing this 21 Day Fix thing – the Facebook group of awesome ladies I’ve “met.”

21 Day Fix Day 11 Meal 5

 

Totals for the day:
2 Green (short 3 – ya, that’s not good. Did I mention the bad start to the day?)
2 Purple (short 1)
5 Red 
2.5  Yellow (short 1.5)
0 Blue (short 1)
0 Orange (short 1)
4 Tsp (short 1)

Workout: Elliptical and Weight Machines at the gym.
I realized at about 6pm that I hadn’t worked out. (I told you. Nutty day.) So, I had two choices. I could change clothes and do something about it. Or, I could just ignore it all together. I decided to do something, and I headed to the gym. Sometimes it’s nice NOT to do the DVDs that come with the 21 Day Fix. I mean, I do like Autumn and all she’s taught me, but you can only listen to her talk for so much. So, off to the gym I went. I did 25 minutes on the elliptical and got my heart rate to a nice place. Then, I went upstairs and did the weight machines. I worked. Believe me.

21 Day Fix Day 11 Workout At Gym

 

Takeaways:

  • Don’t ever give up. Ever. This is a journey. And, a crazy day being either at work or with family does not excuse you from taking care of yourself. (Yes, I am writing this down so that my own words can come back to haunt me on a day I want to give up.)
  • Always have a sweat rag. Always.

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21 Day Fix : Day 10

I’m blogging my way through the 21 day fix. I’m almost halfway there!

Here’s day 10 –

Meal 1: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Purple .5 Yellow  2 Tsp
Shakeology
1 Cup Berries
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale
2 Tsp peanut butter powder

Pretty sure I have a packed Shakeology addiction at this point. It’s my favorite after my morning workout. Or evening workout. Any workout really.

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 1

 

Meal 2: 1 Red 1 Yellow
2 Eggs
Sandwich Thin

Imagine there is twice as much here. Forgot to take the picture before I started eating.

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 2

 

Meal 3: 1 Blue 1 Red 1 Yellow1 Orange 2 Green 2 Tsp
Taco Mac Monterey Chicken Salad

So, Maggie was not feeling great this morning so I took her into theater camp late. In all the crazy of the morning – essential oiling her up, getting her food, making sure she was going to be good – I FORGOT TO PACK FOOD FOR ME! The plan was to drop her at camp and then stay down near camp and work in Starbucks until it was over because the drive back wasn’t worth it. I LEFT THE HOUSE FOR A PLANNED FOUR HOURS WITHOUT ANY FOOD! This is the first time I’ve made this mistake since starting the 21 Day Fix.

So, rather than panicking (okay after I panicked for a minute), I thought about what was near and decided to get a salad at Taco Mac. The Monterey Chicken Salad seemed doable. With a vinaigrette dressing on the side, it really hit the spot.

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 3

And, of course I had to celebrate National Iced Tea Day. I mean. I do love my tea.

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 3a

 

Meal 4: 1 Yellow
Skinny Pop

The salad for lunch was VERY FILLING. So much so that I hardly ate much the rest of the day. This sounds good, but actually left me short on some of my containers. Well, that’s if I counted the salad containers right. A little snack for dinner.

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 4

 

Meal 5: 1 Red 1 Purple
Light Ricotta
Peach
Cinnamon 

And, of course, I ended the evening with my favorite.

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 5

 

Totals for the day:
4 Green (short 1)
2 Purple (short 1)
4 Red (short 1)
3.5  Yellow (short .5)
1 Blue
1 Orange 
4 Tsp (short 1)

Workout: Lower Fix (3o min DVD) I have to use the lighter weights on the lower fix because if I don’t it puts too much pressure on my knees. Not as painful as last week so that’s a win.

21 Day Fix Day 10 Lower Fix

 

Takeaways:

  • There is no need to panic when you leave the house without food. You can make wise choices when you go out. It’s all about thinking it through.
  • You will start to see food in terms of containers. I looked at the chicken on my salad at Taco Mac and was like “That’s not even a full red worth of chicken!” Of course, there was also bacon.

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21 Day Fix : Day 9

We’re in week two of the 21 Day Fix, and while it would be easy to give up at this point, I’m not going to. Why? Because it’s working! I feel better, fitter, stronger, healthier. And, did you see I LOST FOUR POUNDS last week. While it’s not all about the weight loss (blah, blah, blah) it really does feel good to see the number on the scale go down.

So, we push on!

Here’s how Day 9 went down.

Meal 1: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Purple .5 Yellow  2 Tsp
Shakeology
1 Cup Berries
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale
2 Tsp peanut butter powder

This time I remembered the nut butter, and that TOTALLY masked the kale. Looks nasty. Tastes GOOD!

21 Day Fix Day 9 Meal 1

 

Meal 2: 1 Red
2 Hard Boiled Eggs

I cook eggs 18 at a time so they’re ready in the fridge whenever I need them. Seriously a good idea to have these around when you’re doing 21 Day Fix. Especially, if you have to get 5 red in like I do.  (The number of containers you get in each color is based on your weight at the beginning of the 21 Days.)

21 Day Fix Day 2

 

Meal 3: .5 Blue 1 Red 1 Yellow
Grilled chicken sausage
Brown Rice
Feta Cheese

21 Day Fix Day 9 Meal 3

 

Meal 4: 2 Green 1 Purple 1 Blue
Green Smoothie
Veggies and Hummus

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Meal 5: 1 Yellow 2 Tsp
Oatmeal
Almond Butter

21 Day Fix Day 2 Meal 5

 

Meal 6: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Orange 1 Yellow   
Lettuce, peppers, mushrooms
Grilled chicken
Sunflower Seeds and Dressing
Toast (Not pictured)

21 Day Fix Day 9 Meal 6

 

Totals for the day:
6 Green (over 1)
2 Purple (short 1)
4 Red (short 1)
3.5  Yellow (short .5)
1.5 Blue (over .5)
1 Orange 
4 Tsp (short 1)

Workout: Upper Fix (3o min DVD) This might be my favorite one. It makes me feel strong because I can do most of what Autumn is doing. I don’t have to do all the modifications. Of course, I’m only use 5 pound weights, but I’m not using the 2 pound weights! And yes, we use Starbucks cups ALL THE TIME in the HOH. They go through the dishwasher (straws too) really well. There’s that little tidbit for you.

21 Day Fix Day Day 9 Upper Fix

 

Takeaways:

  • The hardest thing for me is keeping going after I achieve a goal. I wanted to lose weight. I’m doing so. However, just because I lost weight last week doesn’t give me permission to slack off this week. I always want to slack off after I have a good week. So, these next couple days are important. Must keep working.
  • This was the first day I was actually hungry and discontent most of the day. I think it’s because I didn’t get my Shakeology in within twenty minutes of my workout. If I don’t workout and then refuel immediately, it throws me off for the whole day. Because it’s summer, and our schedule is wonky, that means I have to time finishing my workout just as my family is rising. The Vitamix is awesome, but it is LOUD, and we have a small house. Nobody wants to wake up because they hear mom making a smoothie in the kitchen. Also, I love Shakeology.

 

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21 Day Fix : Day 8

Thanks for coming on my 21 Day Fix journey with me! We’re on Day 8, and it’s weigh in day!

I LOST FOUR POUNDS THIS WEEK!

What? What? That’s crazy to me. This is just what my body needed to kick-start my metabolism again. For those of you just joining us, before I started the 21 Day Fix, I had already lost 20 pounds working out at the gym and making better eating choices. However, I had hit a plateau. Well, that’s gone! I know I won’t lose four pounds again this week, but it’s great to be a huge step closer to the magic number I was hoping to hit on this challenge!

Here’s what I ate on Day 8:

Meal 1: 1 Red 2 Green 1 Purple .5 Yellow  
Shakeology
1 Cup Berries
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale

Yes! I put kale in the smoothie! And, I could almost not taste it. I forgot my almond butter. If I’d have had the almond butter, we would have been totally kale taste free but with all the nutrients. I love the nutrients in kale. I HATE the taste of kale.

21 Day Fix Day 8 Meal 1

 

Meal 2: 1 Green 1 Red 1 Yellow 2 Tsp
Baked Fajitas
Brown Rice

This travels and warms up well at the office. Just an FYI.

21 Day Fix Day 8 Meal 2

 

Meal 3: 1 Green 1 Purple
Green Smoothie

I made a batch of my green smoothies yesterday so I could easily get a few more veggies in at the office. These are pretty good, and I LOVE to drink them in the summer. They are so refreshing. Based on the recipe and the fact that one batch makes four mason jars, I’m going with one green (veggie) and one purple (fruit) per jar.

21 Day Fix Day 8 Meal 3

 

Meal 4: 1 Red
2 Hard Boiled Eggs

Pretend there are two eggs in the picture. Sometimes, you forget to snap a picture before you start eating. Hard boiled eggs travel REALLY well and are a quick and easy red (protein).

21 Day Fix Day 8 Meal 4

 

Meal 3: 1 Red 2 Yellow  1 Tsp
2 Eggs
2 Pieces Toast

This is called the lazy meal, but it gets the food in. And, we obviously need a new toaster oven. We got ours for a wedding gift. That was in 1998. I’m thinking it’s time.

21 Day Fix Day 8 Meal 5

 

Meal 6: 1 Purple 1 Red
Peach
Light Ricotta Cheese
Cinnamon 

Yes, I could eat this to end my day every night. LOVE IT! One thing I have discovered. There is a definite difference between brand name light ricotta cheese and store brand. Do yourself a favor. Buy the brand name. The store brand will end up in the trash. Trust me on this one.

21 Day Fix Day 10 Meal 5

 

Totals for the day:
4 Green (short 1)
3 Purple 
5 Red
3.5  Yellow (short .5)
0 Blue
0 Orange 
2 Tsp (short 3)

Workout: Total Body Cardio Fix (3o min DVD)
This one killed me last week. I was sore for days. That did not happen this week. So, either I was lazy (and judging by the dripping that was happening I don’t think so) or my muscles are getting used to working in a different way. We’re hoping for the latter.

21 Day Fix Day 8 Workout

 

Takeaways:

  • The program works. Obviously. Four pounds. One week. Wow!
  • My body is getting stronger. My muscles are stretching. That’s cool.

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21 Day Fix : Day 7

It’s day 7 of the 21 Day Fix! I made it through the first week!

Weigh in day is tomorrow. I know I’ve lost weight, but I’m curious to see how much. And, actually, the most important thing is that I feel good, and I’m getting stronger.

Meal 1: 1 Red 1 Purple .5 Yellow  2 Tsp
Shakeology
1 Cup Berries
1 Cup Almond Milk
2 tsp Almond Butter

Still out of spinach. I might should go to the store.

21 Day Fix Day 7 Meal 1

 

Meal 4: 1 Purple 1 Red
Strawberries
Greek Yogurt

I’ve decided this may be one of my go-tos when I’m going to be out and about. Very easy to transport if you’ve got access to a fridge or cooler. Today, I enjoyed it at church!

21 Day Fix Day 7 Meal 2

 

CHEAT ALERT: So, I didn’t have enough snacks with me. We went from church to running errands, and by the time we got to Sprouts I was starving. I haven’t been starving much during this whole thing, and it made me very grumpy. So, I had a few slices of salami that we had purchased at the deli. Then, we rushed home so I could eat.

Meal 3: 1 Red 2 Yellow  1 Tsp

2 Eggs
2 Pieces Toast

 

21 Day Fix Day 8 Meal 5

 

Meal 4: 1 Green 1 Red 1 Yellow 2 Tsp
Baked Fajitas
Brown Rice

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Totals for the day:
1 Green (short 4 – ya, that’s not very good)
2 Purple (short 1)
4 Red (short 1)
3.5  Yellow (short .5)
o Blue
o Orange 
3 Tsp (short 2)

Workout: Gym Time with Maggie and Yoga Fix (30 min vide0)
It was great to be back in the gym sweating it out, even if I was watching Germany totally destroy their opponent on the soccer field. I realized that I missed the hard sweat I could get from the elliptical. In addition, I didn’t have to watch my knees the whole time I was working out. So much of the 21 Day Fix routines are high impact, and I just can’t do those fully yet (or maybe ever) because I’ve got such weak knees. So, Mags and I had a good workout at the gym. Then, since my muscles were nice and warmed up, we came home and I did the yoga video (Maggie declined). It felt awesome to stretch everything out.

21 Day Fix Day 7 Workout

 

Takeaways:

  • Sundays are going to be the hardest day for me. I’ve got to prepare better.
  • I’ve been avoiding the gym because I didn’t want to overwork my body, but the five months of hitting the cardio machines almost every day has made my body stronger than I realized. I can do both the gym and the videos, just a in a combination that won’t tax me.

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