It’s that time! A little sooner than my full 21 days but that’s okay.
Now if you recall, I never posted my before picture. I was embarrassed. The thought of posting that picture really made me cringe (and still does). But now that I have put in almost 3 weeks of hard work, I am willing to show my before picture so you can see my results!
I started at 172lbs and now am 164lbs. That’s 8 pounds lost! I now weigh less than I did when I got pregnant with my twins, who will be 2 next week! The things I notice the most are my face thinning out and also the change in my stomach/hip area. Hallelujah! I can even see my abs peeking through! Well hello there, old friends!
Here is my side picture. I put my arms up so you could see my stomach better.
I don’t just look better but I feel better. I feel stronger. I am able to do way more than when I first started. Cardio is still a struggle for me but it has been such a motivation to see improvement in myself everyday. Everyday I am able to do a little more. Lift heavier weights. Do one more rep. That’s exciting!
I don’t have a complete plan moving forward, but I know I want to continue working out. I am going to sign up for the Beach Body All Access Pass, so I can stream all the programs they offer. That way I can mix it up a bit! I am very excited to continue working out and seeing even bigger changes.
Don’t worry, I have some recipes coming that I can’t wait to share with you! I am still a total foodie guys!
Thank you for following me on this journey and thanks for your support!
Results = -8 pounds total!
This is going to be a short post. I did not follow my eating plan today and I can see that I am starting to fall off the 21 Day Fix wagon. I did get my workout in before the kids woke up which felt great. I decided to do Dirty 30. I am not used to working out in the morning and it was hard. My body wasn’t even awake yet, but I am glad I got it done and over with.
My mom invited us over for brunch and I made this Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake. Oh man, this was amazing!
We also cooked up some scrapple we got from a local farm. Is there anything better than scrapple? So needless to say, I ate brunch.
For dinner, we ended up ordering Cava Grill because we had a gift card we wanted to use. I didn’t get a picture of it but I had a grain bowl with rice, beef, red pepper and eggplant humus, cabbage and feta cheese.
I told you this post was going to be short. I am going to go ahead and share my before and after pictures on Day 20. A day early….which really isn’t a day early because somehow I skipped posting about an entire day. Still not sure how that happened but that’s okay!
Weight Check = 164lbs
Here’s the thing…..I have gotten a little off track with my 21 Day Fix and it started with Day 18. As you can tell by my chalkboard, I didn’t workout today. I was so tired by the time the kids went to bed that I went to bed myself instead of working out.
For breakfast I made myself two tacos. A filled two corn tortillas with scrambled eggs, onions, and cheddar cheese. 2 yellow / 1 1/2 red / 1 blue
I had a friend’s baby shower to go to in the afternoon, so I thought I would get my Shakeology in beforehand, that way I wouldn’t be hungry and I could stay away from the food table. Well, easier said than done. Yes, I drank my delicious peanut butter and chocolate Shakeology. Yes, I got to the baby shower and the food table called my name. Yes, I went to said food table and grabbed a plate. I filled said plate with yummy food and ate it all……woops. I’m really not going to beat myself up over it. I have been working really hard!
After the baby shower, I headed to Lotte Plaza to pick up some ingredients for dinner. A foodie friend on Instagram shared some salmon burgers she had made and I knew I had to make them! Lotte’s produce section is amazing! I have only been to this store once before and now I remember why I loved it. I need to shop there more often. They had any produce item you could ever need and all for great prices.
One of the items on my list was Cilantro. They had the Cilantro I was used to getting and then had a different kind also. It smelled like what I was used to, so I decided to try something new. I’m still not sure if this is just a different variety or what……if you know please leave a comment.
When I got home, I threw together the delicious and easy to make Salmon Burgers. I will be making these again and again! Thank you Cyn at Especially Southern Dishes for the recipe!
I am still down a consistent 8 pounds which I am very happy about! I am getting a little tired of counting containers, as you will see in my next post. 🙂
Weight Check = 164lbs
Some how, some way, I missed posting about a day. I don’t know where the day went but I am one day behind. Technically, today is day 18 from when I started the 21 Day Fix but I am only on Day 17 posting on the blog. Hmmm….very strange. Maybe it’s the lack of ice cream in my diet? I’m not thinking clearly? Oh well. I am going to roll with it.
I actually had something other than oatmeal for breakfast! I sautéed some leftover potatoes in a pan with a little bit of olive oil. I added in spinach and let it wilt down. I poured over 3 eggs I had scrambled in a bowl, and stirred while they cooked. I topped the whole thing with cheddar cheese. 1 1/2 red / 1/4 green / 1 yellow / 1/2 blue
On Facebook, I saw that a local small business was featuring a produce bundle for sale and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to go check it out. I grabbed a snack for on the go and loaded the kids up in the car. Yogurt with cinnamon, honey, and berries. 1 red / 1 purple
Local Homestead Products LLC was featuring this produce bundle and I think it is such a great idea! You get to try a variety of different items and the bundles are always changing. They even have a bundle loyalty card where if you buy 10 your 11th bundle is free. This bundle was $25 which is a great price. I am glad I went to pick it up. I also picked up a couple treats for Alex and I for Valentines Day! Yes, there is ice cream involved. 🙂
Since I didn’t have oatmeal for breakfast, and it was freezing cold outside, I thought it was a good idea to have it for lunch. You didn’t think I was just not going to eat my oatmeal did you? Peanut butter oatmeal with strawberries and maple syrup. 1 1/2 yellow / 1 purple
Time for dinner! I blanched the green beans I got in the produce bundle and then sautéed them in olive oil, with red onions and garlic. As for the squash, I tossed it in a little bit of Tuscan Herb olive oil and roasted it at 400 degrees until tender. The pork tenderloin was something I found on sale at Wegmans. I’m not sure it was totally 21 Day Fix approved but it tasted amazing! It was already marinated with bourbon and ready to bake. 2 green / 1 1/2 red
Tonight was Lower Fix and 10 Minute Abs. I’m not sure why, but these past couple nights, I have been having a hard time getting motivated to workout. I posted on my accountability group that I was thinking of skipping my workout and a girl quickly commented back telling me to get on it! That was awesome! Just what I needed to get my act together and complete both workouts! A big thanks to my accountability group for being so awesome!
Weight Check = 164lbs
It felt great going for a walk on Day 15 and getting both my workouts in, but today I am feeling really tired and wondering if I did too much. I woke up and had my coffee with almond milk and honey. I also made myself some oatmeal before the kids got up. I mixed it up with my oatmeal this morning. I added chopped apples and maple syrup. So heavenly! 1 yellow / 1/4 purple
For lunch, I made a flatbread pizza. I added some diced chicken, spinach, red onions, goat cheese, and olive oil on top of a Fit & Active Original Flatbread. They are only 90 calories per piece! I baked it at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. 1 yellow / 1 red / 1/2 green / 1 teaspoon
I had picked up a pre-made Sage Turkey Meatloaf from Wegmans as an easy dinner option. I popped that in the oven and made a couple vegetables to serve alongside. Now, I usually would never buy a pre-made dinner, but while on the 21 Day Fix, I find that they are a great option for us. This meatloaf was really moist and had tons of flavor. I sautéed some spinach, with garlic and olive oil and also roasted some butternut squash. 1 red / 2 green
My husband went to bed right after the kids since he had been up since 2:30 AM and I was SO tempted to not workout. But guess what!? I pushed through and worked out anyways! I powered through Upper Fix using mostly 8 pound weights, which was awesome, and afterwards I was beat. I decided to press play on Cardio Fix and see how much I could get done. I got a little over halfway through the workout before calling it quits. I am very happy with that though!