So far in my journey to losing the baby weight, round 2, I have completed (and I use that word LOOSELY) two rounds of the 21 day fix. I missed days, and even WEEKS during these rounds and as to not discourage myself, put the scale away (in fact, hubby hid it from me) and decided NOT to use the scale as my measure of progress, so as of right now, I couldnt tell you how many pounds I have lost, but I see a difference already!
Despite the imperfection of my workouts and inconsistency with following my meal plan, I still feel like I walked away with some pretty amazing results! I still have quite a ways to go though before I reach my goal. I am officially 3 months postpartum as of today so I am not being too hard on myself.
Also, I am finding more and more that the 21 day fix meal plan + Shakeology is REALLY helping to keep my milk supply up while exclusively nursing Caleb. It is a super nutrient dense combination and really, it is pretty fool proof.
|Weight loss using Shakeology, the 21 day fix diet plan|
and Focus T25
I decided for the next challenge group that I will be doing Focus t25 along with the 21 day fix portions. I KNOW that this combination WORKS as this helped me get to my goal weight last time around. The pictures speak for themselves!
I know my biggest struggles are TIME, ENERGY, and just out right GETTING IT DONE. So I am taking it slow, keeping my eye on short term goals, and just focusing on GETTING THROUGH THIS WEEK. Thats it.
To set myself up for success, I planned out my menu and prepped (almost) all of my food. It saves SO much time doing it all at once and I HIGHLY suggest everyone do the same. It is essentially that bridge between what you PLAN on eating and what you ACTUALLY eat. Like the saying goes, if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail and I find in my life that to be SO TRUE!
You will notice my menu plan this round is gluten free! One of my friends and challengers was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and to help her with her own menu planning, I decided to cut gluten myself and join her for the ride!
I will be sharing some of my favorite gluten free 21 day fix approved recipes as I try them out and test them on the family.
With the menu's planned and my workout gear laid out the night before, I seriously set myself up for a successful monday and official day 1 of my t25 journey! I am SO excited to see where this round leads and the kind of results I can get at the end of the 10 weeks!
Life is crazy in the Baez household...we had 2 sick kiddos this past week, which meant boogies and vomit GALORE. I know life is not slowing down any time soon and in order for me to be CONSISTENT with my workouts, I need to get up before the rest of the family and power through before I can give myself a chance to talk myself out of it! TRUST ME... more than anything this morning, I wanted to just stay in bed and sleep while the boys were sleeping, But 25 minutes is a small price to pay for the confidence and health changes that follow. SO, I didnt wait for the motivation to strike, I simply dragged my tired booty out of bed and pressed play. And what do you know? I have had more energy today than I have had in DAYS! Its amazing what proper diet and exercise can do ;-)
I have gotten such great feed back from my challengers lately too with their own amazing results and non-scale victories, that I decided to run another 21 day group this month starting on JUNE 21! The 21 day fix has completely changed our lives in the way we see food and portions and I have seen it help SOOOO many of my challengers develop a healthy relationship with food and achieve the results they have been looking for all while complaining THEY CAN'T EAT ALL THIS FOOD. Those little tiny containers are DECEIVING. Trust me, you will NOT go hungry on this plan. Since it has my utter dietitians seal of approval AND is on sale this month, I think we should take advantage of that and help spread the fire for fitness and nutrition as much as possible.
I will be accepting applications until Friday, June 19th, so if you would like to be considered for this group, fill it out and lets get you to your goals!!! Trust me, you will NOT regret the decision to CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
Make it a fabulous day today everyone! Until next time.....XOXO