Today started my third and final week of 21 Day Fix. Two weeks under my belt!
As I suspected I have really enjoyed the workouts (well, I mean, I am not loving every minute of them, but they have a lot of upside). It is just so much easier to get yourself out of bed for a workout in the morning when you know that from warm up to cool down, you’re only going to spend 30 minutes.
So far I am actually down about six pounds. I haven’t measured my inches again, but I will at the end of the entire program. The hardest thing, as always, is wanting to snack at night. I have cheated a few times, I will admit, that darn Halloween candy has been just sitting there tempting me and a few mini size Twixes may have made it into my mouth (to be honest, the fact that it’s only been a few is a pretty big accomplishment. Usually it’s “once ya pop ya can’t stop”). I’m thankful that I’ve still seen changes and I am really determined to be perfectly clean this last week. I can tell in my arms and legs that there’s a bit more definition there.
One of the biggest keys for me, is preparation. That is always a downfall of mine. I am not the most organized person in the world, and I also find that life seems to throw me curve balls when I do try to plan. Mostly though, I just need to be more disciplined and stick to what I planned.
This week I, the hater of all things sea food, discovered a fish that I REALLY like, cooked in ghee with garlic, salt, pepper and lemon. I am so thankful for that and plan to have quite a few meals of fish and broccoli. Sounds so diet-y but I really truly enjoy it. I’ve also found a protein powder that I like that is all natural- Sun Warrior Blend Chocolate. I can’t say that I love the stevia sweetener in it, but I’ve had other all natural proteins that tasted like dirt, and I’ve tried Shakeology which tasted like chocolate pudding (which was okay with me) but costs like 4 times the amount of this one.
I’ll settle for the Stevia.
This challenge has been a lot more than a diet. It’s showing me some spiritual things as well that I’d like to get into more this week, maybe when my brain is feeling a lot less mushy (someone didn’t sleep well last night and kept the rest of us up…)…
This week there is an option for 2 a day workouts. I am excited to go through the week and see more changes to my body. I am also thankful to have a foundation of fitness to build on from here.
I have been wanting to write about some of these things, and I will, but I would really love comments from anyone who reads this on what you think about the answers to these questions:
- How do you view fitness from a Christian standpoint? Is it something we should prioritize?
- Is it wrong/good/neutral to want to make aesthetic changes to your body? What’s your take on focusing on building muscle just for the sake of how it looks?
Would love to hear your thoughts, and I promise, I’ll give you mine at the end of this program!
**UPDATE AND DISCLAIMER
After doing this program I ended up doing another Beach Body program called The Master’s Hammer and Chisel and buying it in a challenge pack that included Shakeology. Thus I tried Shakeology for a whole month as opposed to one week. It changed my mind on it. You can read about that here.