Sharing my personal progress pictures is absolutely TERRIFYING! There, I said it. But it’s important to me that you know that I’m on this journey, too, and I don’t have it all figured out! I am a work-in- progress, just like you!
My results after completing the 21 Day Fix Extreme program—I’ve lost 8.2 pounds and 8 inches. But more importantly, each time I complete one of our workout programs, I always go into it wanting to learn something about myself. So here is what the past 21 days have taught me or reinforced for me:
1. Fitness isn’t just about a number on the scale. In fact that is at the bottom of my priority list. For me Fitness is about feeling in control and setting a good example for my Family. It is about having more energy and feeling confident and in control. Before The Fix, I was eating way too many BLTS (Bites, Licks, Tastes, and Sips) so I loved that this program helped me get that under control. I haven’t had peanut butter (GASP!!) or a Quest Bar (DOUBLE GASP!!) in 3 weeks, and I’m still alive!! And just to be clear—there is nothing wrong with peanut butter and Quest bars, but for me it was something that I needed to cut out to get my nutrition dialed back in again.
2. When you eat real food, you crave real food. When you eat junk, you crave junk. Because my birthday, the Super Bowl, and Valentine’s day are all in the same month, I allowed myself too many “treats” prior to The Fix and so it was important to me to completely cleanse myself of the junk. And seriously—when you cut out the junk and just fill your body with clean, real foods, that is what you begin to crave!
3. When you use food as fuel and you don’t starve yourself or restrict your calories too extremely, you don’t feel deprived. Previously when I’ve done “EXTREME” programs, as soon as the program is over, I want a bowl of icecream! But because I don’t feel deprived, I’m going to continue following the 21 Day Fix program. I do plan to increase up to the next calorie bracket to accommodate my intense workouts, but I love feeling in control and getting rid of those BLTS.
4. I thrive on accountability. When my boys were all slurping on their cereal as their nighttime snacks, I LOVED knowing that I could go into my challenge group and my fellow challengers would be there for me! They “get” me and without them, I would have probably fallen prey to a few handfuls of cereal (or heck—bowls of cereal!!) 😉
My next 21 Day Fix group starts on March 16, so if this sounds like something that would meet your needs, reach out to me today!