3.23.2015

21 Day Fix, Week One

Well I've done it!  I have officially completed the first week of the 21 Day Fix and I feel GREAT!  Today was the first day of the second week which means I'm already 1/3 of the way through the program - talk about fast!  Time flies when you're changing your life, I suppose!

I wanted to hop on here and share my thoughts on the first week of the program as well as my results!

When I started last week I wasn't sure how it was going to go.  I had never tried any of the workouts before and I hadn't tried the meal plan, either.  Instead of 'dabbling' like I've previously done where I try out a workout or two before I officially begin a program, this time I jumped in feet first - and I'm glad I did!

21 Day Fix Post Partum


The first day was, let's just say, intense.  After not being able to workout for a long while because of having Bonnie Ann and then tweaking my back, I wasn't completely used to working out and my legs reminded me of that fact with every step I took!  Let's not even talk about stairs - those were a trick to maneuver!  The soreness in my legs only lasted a couple days, though, and I knew that they were sore because I was getting stronger which is what I'm going for!

21 Day Fix Sore First Day


Instead of skipping day 2 because I was too sore, I pushed on and buckled down.  My arms and shoulders were a bit sore after day 2 (I really didn't want to shampoo my hair because it requires me to lift my arms up!) but, again, this only last a day or two.  By the end of the week I could already tell I was able to do more, push further and work harder.

I'd be lying if I said I never modified a thing - I definitely used the modifier and I see no shame in admitting it!  With my back so recently screwed up, I'm a bit hesitant to get too crazy with the jumping, so when there were moves that required both feet off the ground at the same time, I almost always modified them.  I was still working up a great sweat, though, so I know it was getting me results!  

21 Day Fix Pilates21 Day Fix workout


The rest of the week went well - I loved pilates and I hated-but-loved Saturday's workout, Dirty 30.  Whoever invented side planks - I'm not a fan of you!




With the 21 Day Fix, though, it is not just about the workouts - in fact it's not even mostly about the workouts!  The real magic of this program is in its meal plan.  When you order the 21 Day Fix, you not only get the complete workout program on DVDs, you also get a collection of color-coded containers and a meal plan booklet that spells out what to eat and how much of it.  It takes all the guesswork out of the meal planning and seriously tells you what to eat!  You don't need to eat diet food or cut out any food group, either.  You can eat whatever you want, it's just changing up your portion sizes!  It tells you how you can still have wine, chocolate, waffles and even pizza - it's great!

21 Day Fix Food


I honestly thought that it would take me a little bit longer to get used to eating from the containers.  I thought it might be difficult to figure out, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was!  To think that I have 2 weeks left in the program?  I got this!

As of just this first week, I am down six pounds - SIX!  That is quite a few right out of the gate, and I'm guessing a lot of it was water weight but hey, I'll take it!  My goals for this next week are to once again get all workouts done on the assigned day (one for one so far!) and kick butt on the meal plan - and I'll be back in a week to share how I'm doing!

Had you heard of the 21 Day Fix before?  Are you interested in trying it out?  If so, comment below or email me at ashleykrek@gmail.com - I can help you get it ordered and help you throughout  your entire 21 day journey!  


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