My 21 Day Fix Adventure: Day 1

21 Day Fix, Day 1 | January 26, 2017 | By

Well, after much deliberation and many excuses, I have decided to do the 21 Day Fix program. My husband and I have done this once before and had great results and we felt 100 times better! If you aren’t familiar with what the 21 Day Fix is, let me explain a little about it. It is a 3 week exercise and eating plan that helps you burn the most calories you can with the intense workouts while structuring your eating, using color coded containers. Based on your weight, you are put in a calorie range and within your calorie range you can eat a certain number of certain containers per day.

I am in the 1,200-1,499 calorie range and here is what my container allotment looks like per day.

3 Green Containers : Vegetables

2 Purple Containers: Fruits

4 Red Containers: Protein

2 Yellow Containers: Carbs

1 Blue Container: Healthy Fats

1 Orange Container: Dressings

2 teaspoons: Oils and Nut Butters

I keep my tally sheet posted on my refrigerator to keep track of what I am eating throughout the day.

I am going to be honest…..I had SO MANY excuses on why I didn’t want to do this program again. My husband and I are on a budget and buying all the foods we will need is going to be expensive. I also was thinking about the blog! I didn’t want to take a 3 week break from posting delicious recipes! Alex has been really pushing me to try another round, so we are doing it. Still full honesty here….I am not totally thrilled about the idea. Do I want to be more toned? Yes. Do I want to feel better and less bloated? Yes. But I also want to eat what I want when I want it….waaaaaa. But I am going to stop complaining and see this as just another adventure and a challenge for me to still make delicious food along the way!

I am looking forward to posting about what I am eating everyday for the next 21 Days and how this experience is going for me overall. I hope you will follow me along on this journey!

Now, I want to post before pictures but I am having a really hard time with even thinking about posting a picture of me in shorts and a sports bra… oh the horror! So I may eventually get that picture up, if I can do it without having a nervous breakdown.

Here is what breakfast looked like for me on Day 1. Scrambled eggs and spinach. Toast with almond butter. I used 2 teaspoons / 1 yellow / 1 red / 1/2 green.

A midday snack was a smoothie. I blended up fruit with some almond milk and ice. 1 purple / 1 blue.

I also did some food prep yesterday. I made Balsamic Dressing, cooked some turkey breast, and bagged up some veggies and fruits. Having foods already measured out and ready to go makes life ALOT easier. Especially packing my husband’s lunch.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe from 21 Day Fix Eating Plan

6 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tsp. raw honey or maple syrup

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Lunch was Tilapia filet, mixed greens salad with balsamic dressing, and white rice with lemon pepper. 1/2 green / 1 yellow / 1 red / 1/2 orange.

I was so very happy when it was time for dinner. I also had one more red container than I thought I did so that was awesome! I had Veggie Burgers that I bought pre made from Wegmans and roasted broccoli. 2 green / 2 red.

Alex and I did the workout last night after getting the kids in bed. Full Body Cardio is no joke people! I know the first week is going to be really hard since I am not used to working out, but I know we will get there. I am determine to stick with this and eat deliciously along the way!

Starting Stats

Weight = 172 pounds

Measurements to come!

  1. Debbie
    January 27, 2017

    Thanks Emily for this encouraging blog on 21 day fix and receipes. I bought this but could not understand the containers, etc. The way you outlined it and showed pictures has helped me understand it better. Thank you!

    • Emily
      January 27, 2017

      I am so glad I could be of help! Thank you for following me along on this journey. I am getting ready to post Day 2! I made a flat bread pizza today for lunch that was to die for! It felt like a cheat meal but followed all the guidelines. I can’t wait to share that recipe with you!