Ok, I'll admit it. I thought the 21 Day Fix program was going to be pretty easy. Not so much the food part because meal planning and portion control are not my favorite things. But I did think the workouts would be pretty basic. It's 30 minutes....It's advertised as a great beginner/intermediate program... and there's an extreme version for those who want to take it up a notch. So, how hard can it be? I know going in that I hadn't worked out in the last six months but I worked out a lot previously that so I just thought it would be fairly easy. Well, it's not quite as easy as I was expecting.
Don't get me wrong, it's not too difficult for beginners who's just starting a workout program. You can always modify the exercises. I however, don't like to modify the exercises if I don't have to. But Autumn makes you do every exercise for 60 seconds. So that's no joke. I'll admit - I had to modify some. I know I'll get stronger, maybe I won't have to modify in week 2. The workout has got a good mix of cardio, strength and stretching so it's a complete total body workout.
Here's my face after one such workout.
That was a temporary feeling and 5 minutes after this photo, I felt great for having accomplished and finished this workout and you will too!
Overall, I'm really enjoying 21 Day Fix. The workouts are simple enough to get the hang of quickly and they go by pretty quick. Just occasionally does that 60 seconds feel like 60 minutes. :) Whatever level of fitness your at, this program will make you work.
I absolutely love the 21 Day Fix App that lets your track your workouts and your food. I'm learning that I definitely do not eat enough fruits and veggies. The amount of food I'm supposed to be eating sometimes feels like too much food so I'm definitely not hungry. And, best part, you can have wine and chocolate on this plan (in moderation a few times per week, in stead of carbs). Everything in moderation right?
Have I been perfect? Nope, my eating still needs work. I tend to eat too many carbs and I may have cheated once or twice but I'm human. So are you! If you have a bad day, you just start over the next day. One bad decision doesn't define you and every once in a while it's ok to know w'ere not perfect.
One week in and the combo of the workouts, shakeology and meal planning and I've lost 2 lbs. Not too shabby. It takes 21 days to form a habit. Making getting healthy my habit. Can't wait for the next week!