Well, I've successfully made it to the other side of my 21 Day Fix experience!
My overall thoughts: I absolutely LOVE this program. Easy portion control and 30 minute at home workouts. It's effective, it's fast, it's simple, and it will keep you motivated to stick with a fitness routine and master the art of portion control!
My goals going into this challenge were to gain muscle tone (especially in my midsection), figure out what healthy portions actually look like, and to get comfortable with the program so I can offer the best support possible to my Challenge Groups!
Here are my final before and after photos (drumroll.....)
I think it's safe to say that I achieved all of my goals! I lost a total of 4 inches from my hips, thighs, and abs, but am only down about a pound--which means I burned off my Polar Vortex fluff and replaced it with muscle!
One of the other women in my Challenge Group, Kaite, lost 10 pounds and FOURTEEN INCHES overall!! I guess we are real life proof that the 21 Day Fix is just as effective for toning up and breaking a plateau as it is for weight loss!
Here's what Kaite had to say:
"This is the soundest short-term nutrition plan I think I have ever come across. I experienced terrific results (-10lbs and 15 inches) and gained significant muscle definition by fully committing to the 21 Day Fix, nutrition, and workouts. I felt it was the perfect time frame. Long enough to create legitimate healthy habits, but not an overwhelming time commitment, and you can always return for another round or a re-boost. I feel great after struggling for a year and a half at an uncomfortable plateau and plan to carry on these daily habits working towards my fitness goals that seem so much more attainable now.
Thanks Anna, you were a terrific coach!"
She committed 100% and it paid off--I am so proud of her and can't wait to see the results of the awesome ladies I have in my current group!!
Now I have a renewed commitment to my health and fitness journey. I have never felt this strong, confident, and empowered in myself and what I can accomplish, and I am so excited to take everything I learned forward into my daily life, as well as pay it forward and help the ladies in my current and future Challenge Groups crush this program and reach their own health and fitness goals!
I never felt too hungry on this plan, and I only did the 30 minute daily workouts. Nutrition truly is key when it comes to getting in shape--exercise is important too but you don't need to kill yourself at the gym every day!
I ate lots of yummy stir fries and protein waffles this week.
Moving forward, I am going to slowly transition out of the 21 Day Fix by bumping up to the next calorie bracket and keeping up with the container system for a while. Honestly, I am kind of dependent on the containers because they make eating healthy SO FREAKING EASY. And I already miss the workout routine--the freedom of being able to choose what I want to do instead of popping in the DVD for the Fix of the day is almost stressing me out haha! But it's nice to go to the gym again too :)
If you have ANY questions about the 21 Day Fix, or just want to chat about what you can do to take the first step towards a healthier and more active lifestyle, let me know! You are NOT alone, and I would love to help you gain confidence and reach your fitness goals!
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