A 21-Day Fix Challege x3 Completed. I feel good. I would have liked better results for 8 weeks of working out 30 min a day, I mean hardcore 7 days a week working out, however I didn’t follow the food guidelines so I guess I shouldn’t complain. I can’t stand diets, I hate counting points, counting calories of any kind and limiting myself. I’m a foodie at heart and everything I breath is related to food. However I’ve learnt a few things a long the way and my family and I ARE eating healthy. We eat fresh foods, a lot of fruits and vegetables, less carbs, and just plain GOOD food. My daughter wasn’t happy when I said no to pizza the other night. I sat down beside her at our breakfast bar and explained that we as a family we are going to start eating better. I said we need to eat certain things to keep our bodies healthy and growing. She then said, “No mommy I need to drink milk to stay strong and grow big!” I said yes honey you do but you also need to eat other things too. I’ve only lost 4 pounds so it’s a bit discouraging, these workouts were really tough for me at first. I haven’t worked out faithfully since I got pregnant with my daughter so that was almost 5 years ago. I modified the modifier for the first whole round (3 weeks) the second round got easier and I noticed I could handle more. Then by the third round I realized the muscles that I was really supposed to be working I was actually working! I have to move onto a new program though, change it up. Unfortunately it probably means more cardio for me. I know it’s the only thing that will make this baby belly go away (if it’s even possible). I’ve lost inches, I can’t really feel a difference I have to admit. I wish I felt it in my cloths. I guess I could say that I feel the rest of my body toning up a bit but nothing is going on in that belly area. I have to push myself harder is what I’ve realized. Thank you to the people (friends and family) who has noticed. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you can see a difference. It helps me stay motivated that’s for sure. I’ve tried quite a few Beach Body recipes and I do plan on sharing them all with you but this Momma has been busy! Follow my Beach Body Recipes on Pinterest I will be updating them. I’m going to be working more hours than originally planned when I first took this job because I actually want to. I thought I would feel guilty for putting my one year old in day care 2 days a week but I don’t. I’m loving what I’m doing, and it was well overdue for me. So Drew will now be going the 3 days a week with his sister! I still get 2 full days a week with them and they get a patient Mommy at night these days. Usually come 4pm I’m ready to pull my hair out as I try to remain patient with my forever asking questions toddler. Now I look forward to the nights. I actually kept Madison up an hour after her bedtime last night because I wanted to snuggle with her on the couch. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved snuggles however when your getting them all day long come 7pm you can’t wait for bed time because you just want to take a hot shower or watch something other than Curious George or Daniel the Tiger. So to sum it all up, here is what I’ve learnt during this challenge:
- I do deserve 30 minutes a day to myself. I do deserve to do something healthy because in the end my kids will reap the benefits of it. NO MORE GUILTY FEELINGS.
- I do have the time to make this lifestyle change. You make the time. End of story. There were plenty of times throughout the past 8 weeks that I would rather have cleaned my house, played with my kids or just sat and rested but I didn’t. I don’t have to choose between cleaning and working out. My house is just dirtier. Oh well.
- I have some really great supportive people in my life. I miss a lot of my friends since life has gotten so busy with raising a family. However you make time. I may not see my bestie as much as I’d like, or have to schedule out 6 weeks in advance to have dinner out with a friend but I’m doing it. These people are my rock. They push me when I need pushing, they sit when I need to talk and they encourage when I just want to give up and go back to eating potato chips every night. Thank you thank you!
- My husband is pretty amazing. It’s not that I just realized that in the 8 week of this challenge, of course I married because he is amazing but everyday he just gets more amazing to me. He makes me feel beautiful when my hair is pulled back, yoga pants are getting some really good use and the second I open my eyes in the morning. When I do get to wear a dress or actually do my hair he just makes me feel that much more beautiful. Thank you baby.
- The number one thing I’ve learnt from this challenge: Life can be so much better when you have a positive outlook on it. I am such a better person, an amazing mother and a dedicated wife when I feel good. So why not just do what makes you feel good?
Don’t worry I’ll keep you posted on the next program! I just purchased the 30 Day Shred from Jillian Michaels. For now I’ll leave you with a new healthy and fit recipe we had a few weeks ago that my whole family ate. Even my picky toddler ate a few bites.
Vegetable Frittata Serves: 4
6 egg whites 1 egg Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil 1 tomato, sliced thin 5 mushrooms, roughly chopped
1/4 cup of red pepper, roughly chopped 1/4 cup of green pepper, roughly chopped
1/4 cup of onion, roughly chopped
What to do:
Preheat oven to 375. Scramble the egg whites and egg together and set aside. Dab a paper towel with oil and rub all over a frying pan. Set the heat to medium and pour in the egg mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
Scatter the vegetables around the pan and let it set. Once you see the edges start to form, place in the oven and let it cook for 10 min. Keep checking it until you’ve see all of the eggs settle, it’s hard to give a perfect time because every stove is different however you can tell when it’s done.
Let cool. Slice into the sizes you want, serve or put away for the week. I had this for 3 breakfasts that week. Use whatever veggies you like or that you have on hand.