July 23, 2015

Initial Thoughts on the 21 Day Fix

It's been three days since I started the 21 Day Fix. (That would be Monday, if you can't do math). I didn't make a big ado about it since there's always that fear of failing and not completing what you set out to do, but it's hard not to mention it here or there, especially since it effects my daily life.

Anyway, before I subject myself to posting any before photos or stats, let's wait and see if I can survive and conquer the next 21 days. In the mean time, here are some of the random thoughts and realizations that went through my head these past three days.

21 Day Fix Workout
{My little workout buddy}

>> Fiction: I thought I didn't eat a lot during the day. Fact: I really do eat during the day, except that instead of meals, I'm a perpetual snacker and grazer. A cracker here, a hunk of cheese here, Sully's unfinished breakfast/snack/lunch here, etc, etc. I'm constantly popping something into my mouth.  
>> Oh my god, I eat a lot carbs! I almost always reach for something carb-y when I'm hungry. It takes a lot of mental power to convince yourself that you do not need a starchy carb to satisfy your hunger. Still working on that.  
>> I'm starving. I want more carbs. 
>> I might be able to run 10k, but I am not in shape AT ALL.  
>> How am I sweating so much?! Even my eyelids and elbows are sweating. 
>> I am so sore. Every inch of my body hurts. Why am I so out of shape? 
>> Why are my neck muscles so sore? Do I not know how to do crunches anymore? 
>> Why does my kid want me to read him a book while I'm holding a plank? He doesn't even like books! 
>> I don't want another container of veggies. I want more carbs! 
>> I'm starving.  
>> Why does coffee with milk taste so much worse than coffee with cream? Why can't I just like black coffee? 
>> THIS is one serving of brown rice? I've easily been eating three times as much food at one meal as I should have been. 
>> Am I going to be sore for the whole 21 days? 
>> I have way more willpower than I ever gave myself credit for. I can do this.*


*Confession: I'm not doing this all on my own. A friend of mine (she who will remain nameless until she's ready to share her story) started this at the same time as me. We figured the moral support would be good, and keep us on track.  When she texts me that she's hangry and starving, it's so comforting to know I'm not alone. Only someone who has gone through this program or is going through this program, can truly appreciate how challenging it is. And I feel like if we can hang in there together, we can get through this. Accountability really does make a difference. 


Have you done the 21 Day Fix, or a similar program before? 

15 comments:

  1. You are both doing great! I've said this before but I know I couldn't do the meal plan so you have awesome will power! I know you'll complete it & see results :-) And yeah, you might be sore for 21 days! I've done fix three times now and still get sore!

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    1. Food is my number one weakness! I LOVE eating so this is very challenging for me and will be a miracle if I can keep it up! Haha oh great - sore muscles for 3 weeks, yay! ;)

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  2. You are both doing great! I've said this before but I know I couldn't do the meal plan so you have awesome will power! I know you'll complete it & see results :-) And yeah, you might be sore for 21 days! I've done fix three times now and still get sore!

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  3. I didn't follow the meal plan, but I know how tough the workouts can be! Hang in there, it will be worth it!

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    1. I just figured, if I'm going to do it, do it all! Plus, my eating was out of control, haha!

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  4. Oh girl, this made me LOL, because I'm thinking those things too.
    Only 17 more days to go. You got this <3

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    1. ;) We can be crazy together! xo

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  5. Great job!! We did the meal plan the first month and now just keep in mind to stay low on carbs which is hard! And I calorie count instead now with my fitness pal!! The work outs are pretty intense but I love them!!

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    1. Yes! I needed to do the meal plan part because I'm eating is horrendous and out of control and I needed a wake-up call! I'm enjoying the workouts so far (I mean, yes they are tough!!), but I love that they are only 30 minutes!

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  6. Good luck! Carbs are the best.

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    1. They really are, aren't they?

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  7. Good job!!! The meal plan is awesome if you can follow it. I plan to after the baby - well a ways down the road. I love the workouts, they are my go to right now and I just stopped the Extreme ones!

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    1. Thanks! I've had a few slip-ups, but overall, it hasn't been as hard to stick to the meal plan as I thought it would be. Although, a bowl of ice-cream right about now would be awesome, haha!!

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  8. Great job Brie!
    ">> Why does coffee with milk taste so much worse than coffee with cream? Why can't I just like black coffee?" ----> YES.

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    1. Thanks, Amie! I don't need a lot of cream in my coffee, but milk is just ugh! haha!

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