I have a secret to tell you, I haven’t been following my 21 day fix program to a T. *Shame* I know! How can I call myself a coach if I’m not following a program? I have asked myself this same question! I have felt guilty because I let myself get derailed over Christmas and have been struggling to get back on track ever since!
I have been running my online fitness groups but not fully following a program myself. Yes I work out here and there and eat ok, BUT I really needed to get my butt back in gear and follow a program exactly for a couple rounds to get my body, and mind back where it needs to be. I have be off track and I feel it! Yes my strength is still ok, because I am working out once and a while. BUT I really see a difference in my body when my nutrition is slacking. I had always heard about the 70/30 rule but I never really realized how true it was until I started thinking that I was in shape so I didn’t have to worry too much about what I eat and that I was kind of eating clean. Boy was I wrong! I have really noticed a change in my body lately because I haven’t been dialing in on my meal plans. Well no more! I am getting back on track!
After meal planning and prepping all my food I realized something
I eat more food when I follow the 21 day fix meal plan, than when I am just eating what ever I feel like. But yet my body looks and feels way better! How is this possible? Well its because when I eat what ever I feel like I tend to go for the carby, high calorie foods, but don’t eat as much of them. My body doesn’t get the nutrition that it needs from these foods and therefore doesn’t perform right, or look and feel how I’d like it to either! When I follow the 21 day fix meal plan it ensures that I get a variety of food from all different food groups, from vegetables to protein and even healthy fats! This program ensures that your body is getting the right amount of calories from the right food groups. And you get to eat some yummy foods! Take a look at what I was eating my first day back on the program.
Breakfast! Probably my most favourite meal of the day. During the week I have the morning off so I can actually make myself a good breakfast. When I am busy and waitressing I use my shakeology for breakfast because it keeps me full for so long!
I packed a snack and headed to see my mom for the afternoon, while I was there I was a little hungry but wasn’t ready for my lunch/snacks so I grabbed a couple pecans to tide me over.
Ok so 5 pecans can really only go so far! 25 mins later I was working on my snacks/lunch. I knew that I’d be tempted to get off track while I was visiting her so I brought my shakeology to help curb any sugar cravings that I had, and snack foods that I could eat while we visited.
I have been on a bit of a beet kick, so I whipped up a beet a carrot salad, seriously super easy to do with a spiralizer and tastes yummy! Dressing is ginger, lemon juice and a tiny bit of honey. Just want I needed to tide me over until dinner.
Oh how I love pasta! I would never ever give this up! and I am so glad that I don’t have to! this was also a quick and easy meal (do you see a theme here?) no sauce needed because all the ingredients give it so much flavour!
I always get a sugar craving near bed time, so I save a protein for the evening when that hunger struck. I made an awesome healthy cheese cake that counts as a protein too! I didn’t count the 10 blueberries that I put on top though ( its all about balance and that wont make a huge difference in my results).
After eating all of this food I certainly end the day feeling fully satisfied! Keep in mind I eat from the lowest calorie bracket, which are determined by weight. So if you weight more than me (I am little) you will get even more food! The best thing about this program is you have so much choice and variety of food! Its perfect for foodies like me who love making new things! The possibilities are endless!!!
If you have been interested in learning more about this program or joining my next fitness accountability group (I run them every month) just hop on over to my comment page and send me a message! I would love to hear from you.