21 Day Fix : Day 3

I’m blogging my 21 Day Fix journey! Here’s Day 3.

I went into this day already learning a lot from Days 1 and 2. One thing I determined was that I liked drinking my Shakeology after I worked out. So, I needed to get my workout in early if I was going to have that first thing. I also knew the day had to be planned well, especially since I was going into the office for the whole day. So, I lined up my containers in order of the meals I planned to have while I was away from home. They didn’t all get used, but I had plenty of food with me!

21 Day Fix Day 3 Containers

I also was sorer than I have been in years today. I mean let’s just say that I was thankful that the bathroom at work is handicap accessible because that means there is a bar by the toilet. Seriously, every time I would sit down in my chair at work I would count to three to prepare myself for the pain. My co-worker was laughing at me. Well, not really laughing out loud, but I’m sure it was funny. I know it will get better as I get stronger and keep stretching my thigh muscles, but my goodness are the ticked at me right now.

Meal 1: 1 Red
Shakeology

21 Day Fix Day 3 Meal 1

 

Meal 2: 1 Purple 1 Yellow
Mixed berries – some frozen, some fresh
Steel Cut Oats

21 Day Fix Day 3 Meal 2

 

Meal 3: 1 Green 1 Red 1 Yellow 2 Tsp
Grilled Chicken
Roasted Zucchini, Squash, Onion
Brown Rice

FYI – This was REALLY GOOD. I picked up the zucchini, squash and onion mixture already cut at Publix over the weekend. Then, yesterday I roasted it while I was cooking the oatmeal since I had to be near the kitchen then anyway. I just tossed it with olive oil and then sprinkled with salt and a little pepper. So yummy when paired with the chicken David grilled me over the weekend.

21 Day Fix Day 3 Meal 3

 

Meal 4: 1 Purple
Cantaloupe 

21 Day Fix Day 3 Meal 4

 

Meal 5: 2 Green 1 Red 2 Tsp
Fresh, chopped vegetables with 2 eggs
Salad w/Dressing

21 Day Fix Day 3 Meal 5

 

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

Y’all! This is SO GOOD. Like I couldn’t wait to eat it again good. It almost tasted like cheesecake. Well, I mean, a light cheesecake. But, it was so delicious I totally consider it my go-to for dessert now. You’ll be seeing this picture a lot.

21 Day Fix Day 3 Meal 6

 

Totals for the day:
4 Green (short 1)
3 Purple
4 Red (short 1)
2 Yellow (short 2)
No Blue (short 1)
1 Orange
4 Tsp (short 1)

I was short a green and blue because I didn’t eat the veggies and hummus I had planned to. I just ran out of time.

Workout: Lower Fix (3o min DVD)
I was SERIOUSLY dreading this workout because my legs were so sore. However, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It felt good to stretch everything out. I had to do some of the modifications as these knees have been through A LOT in their 43 years, and squats are not something they do with ease. However, I didn’t fall out and die. So, there is that. I was, however, dripping sweat into my towel.

21 Day Fix Day 3 Workout

Takeaways:

  • I still haven’t been able to get in ALL the food. I found this very interesting and briefly talked with my coach about it. She thinks that the reason I hit the weight loss plateau is because I haven’t been eating enough. It’s a thought. I have been eating decently, but nothing like the structured eating I’m doing now. I’ve for sure been eating better since I was before January and #HOHGetsFit began, but I knew I could improve on the nutrition, which is one of the reasons I wanted to do the 21 Day Fix.
  • You need a lot of little containers to do this thing. Like lots of them. That might be its own blog post – the number of containers in my fridge right now is staggering.

 

The 21 Day Fix Series (June 2015)

4 Comment

  1. Mandi says: Reply

    i love that you’re blogging this – good stuff!! This program has always intrigued me but I’m so not good at meal planning so that’s intimidating to me – like I would just be setting myself up for failure – but probably just an excuse:). I heard you only get one set of the containers with the program – is that right? So yes, a whole post on that might be awesome!!

    You’re doing awesome girl!!

    1. Jessica says: Reply

      Mandi, I’m not a meal planner either. My family just doesn’t function well under that much structure. I don’t know anyone in the whole world who’s as organized as Kathy.

      But I’m doing my 3rd round of the Fix and have settled into a decent eating routine. I just keep the fridge stocked with the right things and track the number of each color container I’ve eaten through the day. As the day goes on, I look to see what containers I have left and eat those. You can totally do this if you want.

    2. KHill says: Reply

      I agree with what Jessica said. It’s more about prepping and having it available to eat. Like I didn’t have brown rice or oatmeal the first day so didn’t get all my carbs in. Once you’ve got it all available, you can choose day by day. I started meal planning on Sunday and haven’t eaten EXACTLY what I planned yet. So, there is flexibility.

  2. Dottie Hill says: Reply

    Sounds like you are on your way! Cinnamon in oatmeal is really good too with mixed berries. Do the colors correspond to the bright colors of food you are eating?

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