So, as you probably know from Instagram (@theaccidentalmrs) I just finished up a 21 Day Fix! My brother-in-law, Roly, and sister-in-law, Jaclyn, are BeachBody coaches, and, after hearing us say over and over again that we were going to start working out and losing weight, asked if Mr. R and I would be interested in trying out 21 Day Fix, which they had both had phenomenal results on!
So, we thought, what the heck, and we gave it a shot. The gist of the program is that you eat super clean and only the amount that can fit into the designated containers for 21 days, while following the 21 Day Fix workout program, as well, and you lose tons of weight. So I thought, eh, we can do anything for 21 days! (Also happens to be one of their mottos!) Well, I must say, the first day was rough! I went from a breastfeeding diet to a portion control diet overnight, and it was tough!
So you can get a better idea of the containers for food, let me show you a picture:
And now, here’s how much of each you can eat:
- 4 Greens (vegetables) – You could have a salad with veggies on it and that would be 2
- 3 Purples (fruits) – I used these fruits for snacks and dessert throughout the day
- 4 reds (lean meats) – Chicken, pork, 2 eggs, or a yogurt all fit in this category
- 3 yellows (carbs/starches) – rice, potatoes, sweet potato, one slice of bread
- 1 blue (healthy fats) – I ate nuts and/or cheese as my blue each day… and sometimes hummus
- 1 orange (dressing) – I actually never used an orange!
So, here’s a typical meal plan for a day for me:
- Breakfast: 2 egg omelet with spinach (no cheese) and a piece of toast – 1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 green
- Snack: Greek yogurt – 1 red
- Lunch: Spinach salad with grapes, strawberries, apples and chicken – 1 purple, 1 green, and 1 red
- Snack: Cashews – 1 blue
- Dinner: Pork chop with grilled veggies – 1 red and 1 green
- Dessert: Fresh pineapple – 1 purple
With this meal, I still had 1 green (veggie), 1 purple (fruit), and 2 yellows (carbs) left. Yet I was FULL every single day!!!
After a few days, I was eating like a pro and the weight literally started falling off. But let me back up a bit. Let’s take a look at my before stats:
- Weight: 137 pounds
- Waist: 29 inches
- Hips: 38 inches
- Bottom: 41 inches
I mean, I wasn’t humongous and for having a baby a year ago, it surely wasn’t the worst I could look. But I wasn’t happy. I didn’t feel good. I didn’t feel like me.
But after 21 short days of eating clean and working out (something I hadn’t done since before the baby was born) I felt ah-mazing. Like, not to toot my own horn, but I weighed less and looked better than I had in at least 4 years. So, here are my Ending Stats and a few comparison pictures (fyi- purple sports bra was Day 1, green sports bra was Day 11, and pink sports bra was Day 21):
- Weight: 130 pounds (-7 pounds)
- Waist: 26 (-3 inches)
- Hips: 36 inches (-2 inches)
- Bottom: 38 inches (-3 inches)
To say I was happy with my results would be an understatement. I was completely blown away by how I could literally shrink in 3 weeks. Was I starving myself? Heck no. In fact, there were days that I was full before even finishing all my cups. Was I a perfect 21 Day Fixer? No- I must admit that when Anissa was in the hospital for asthma, I took 2 days off of working out, and at the beginning of the program I had a cookie (ok, and chocolate a few times)! So there- you can still have the results without being PERFECT! Now, that is not to say that if you work out twice a week and eat dessert every night you’ll get results- because you might get a tiny bit, but definitely not the results you would if you put your mind to it. But, don’t kill yourself over it either.
So what about the workouts? Well, they are each 30 minutes long, and each excercise is for one minute, with a 20 second rest in between, which I must say is totally do-able! Now, since I hadn’t been working out, I started the program just doing the excercises but with no weights. In the second week, I added on 5 and 10 pound weights, but would still drop them about halfway through. By the last week, I could do the excercises with the weights, but it was still HARD!
I loved the variety of workouts- there were a few cardio workouts, some with weights and some without, an upper body fix, lower body fix, a 10-minute ab add-on, and yoga and pilates, which are technically “active recovery” days (meaning your “days off” or your “relaxing days”) but they are still hard and get you feeling good!
Oh, and as an added bonus, Mr. R said he didn’t mind if I shared his results, too! He did AMAZING!!! Check out his before and after pictures! He lost 13 pounds and 4 inches of his waist, hips and booty!!! Go babe!
Well, there ya have it. I never know if I can believe those hot bodies on tv saying “So and so workout plan worked for me!” But now, you have a real-life, honest-to-goodness person you know that has succeeded on a fitness program and loved it. Seriously, if you’re looking for a quick fix, 21 Day Fix is the answer!
I’d love to answer any questions you have about the program, and I’m sure my brother-in-law, Rolando, would, too! You can email him at email@example.com or check out his fitness blog, X-Gains, and make sure to see his 21 Day Fix results while you’re at it! If you’re ready to purchase 21 Day Fix or any other BeachBody program, you can shop here.
Disclaimer: This post was made possible by BeachBody Coach Rolando Rodriguez. Although I received product in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own.