This past year I have completely changed up how I work out. It’s been one of the best things I’ve done for myself.
I used to waste so much time working out. While it was great to have a long stretch of mommy alone time it was stressing me out!! Waking up at 5:15 am, driving to the gym for Spin class & driving back home took almost 2 hours!! Nearly every afternoon I was exhausted & took a nap while my preschooler napped!
Not only was I wasting time to work out, I wasn’t seeing the results I thought I should! I was mainly doing cardio workouts (running + Spin) & still needed to include strength training. I just couldn’t figure out when I’d fit that in too!!
Heres my before photo. This is working out six days a week & eating moderately healthy.
I needed a workout that was short + included a simple eating plan & this was perfect for me as a busy mom of two little boys!
Here’s what I did!
The 21 Day Fix!
After I received my box I took out the Eating Plan & determined which calorie bracket I fit into.
I determined how many color coded containers I get per day & then I planned out my meals & made a grocery list. I love that I don’t have to make separate food for me! I can make meals that my whole family can enjoy! A lot of my favorite recipes are on this blog. Click HERE
The BEST time for me to workout is before anyone else is awake in the morning which means 6 am. Let’s face it – much better than when I used to drive to the gym at 5:15 am – yay! It’s quiet in the house & it’s just me sweating my butt off!
Each day was a different 30 minute workout which was great because I never got bored & it was a great mix of cardio & strength training. The workouts are 7 days a week but if I had to skip a day I used Sunday as my make-up workout!
The Eating Plan was a bit challenging at first because I had to keep track of all the food I ate each day. This was actually a really good thing because it made me aware of EVERYTHING that was going in my mouth!
I found it challenging to not eat so many carbs (my favorite!) but it got easier & my body adjusted.
I really liked that I could search on www.teambeachbody.com & Pinterest (under 21 Day Fix recipes) for healthy + easy recipes. It wasn’t hard to meal plan at all! Loved that!
Completing the 21 Day Fix was a huge accomplishment for me! It was an amazing program because it was simple + saved time!
Here’s a comparison of my before & after pics. I did not drop a lot of weight (5 pounds) but I lost fat & gained muscle which is much more important to me! I lost 6 inches overall!! Remember, this was completed in 21 days!! Pretty impressive!
If you’re a busy mom that’s ready to make a change then I would love to help you!!
Each month I run wellness groups for moms that want to gain confidence + lead healthier lives. Just comment below or message me so we can chat & see if the 21 Day Fux would be a good fit for you!
Click HERE for more information on the next group!!