This 21 Day Fix journey is interesting to lots of folks so I thought I’d try to blog through the days. So, here is Day 1.
First, I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH that preparation is the key to doing this. If you do not have food prepped and you either work or have children or both, you will find it difficult to do this correctly at the start. I’m a pretty organized person who meal preps for the week anyway, and I’m still struggling a little bit. I’m confident that it will get easier over time, but this first week, you’ve got to get your ducks in a row.
The other thing to note is that you’re encouraged to eat 6 “meals” a day. You and I, we would call them snacks in between meals, but no. It really is more like 6 mini-meals, and I’m trying to get my head around that.
So, here’s what I had on Day 1
Meal One: 1 Green 1 Purple 1 Red
Fresh, chopped vegetables with 2 eggs
Banana not pictured
Meal 2: 1 Purple 1 Red
Mixed berries – some frozen, some fresh
Plain greek yogurt
Meal 3: 2 Green 1 Red 1 Yellow 2 Tsp
Lunch at Cinco with Team
Fajitas with corn tortillas
Forgot to take a picture, and I’m pretty sure I went over on my fats here, but it was worth it. I did say NO to chips and salsa, which is HUGE for me. So, I considered the meal a win for my first day on the 21 Day Fix.
Meal 4: 1 Red
Meal 5: 1 Green 1 Blue
Veggies and Hummus
Meal 6: 2 Green 1 Red 1 Yellow 1 Orange
Salad with grilled chicken and dressing
Side of brown rice
Forgot to take a picture…
Totals for the day:
6 Green (over by 1, but if you’re going to go over, this is the best place to do it)
2 Purple (short 1)
2 Yellow (short 2)
2ish Tsp (pretty sure all 5 were covered and I just didn’t know)
Workout: Total Body Cardio Fix (3o min DVD)
I was able to do it with some modifications. Obviously, I’m not in great shape or I wouldn’t be doing this. They do have a fabulous lady, Kat, who shows you how to modify each exercise. We are becoming great friends.
- Getting the 4 yellow containers in is going to be hard. I have avoided carbs so much that trying to eat some, even healthy ones, is hard. I’m pretty sure that’s because I never eat healthy carbs.
- This is A LOT of food. A LOT!
- If I had not already been working out consistently since January, this would be really hard. It’s totally doable, just requires commitment and discipline.
The 21 Day Fix Series (June 2015)
Very proud of you and your commitment to get healthy. You are doing a great job! xoxo
Thanks Sis! I appreciate your support so much.
If you don’t love greek yogurt plain (I don’t…) they make vanilla liquid stevia and it really takes the bite out!
Good tip! Thanks Leah. I’ve been putting berries in it. But stevia might help too.
I also like to mash 1/2 a banana and mix it into my plain Greek yogurt. Gives it sweetness. Super delish if you have a nut butter to mix in.
Ooooh. That does sound good! Banana and nut butter…. yummmm…
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