It’s been so long since I’ve blogged, that I almost forgot how to use WordPress! I just really haven’t had anything to share, but now I do so here I am.
In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m always looking for something to help me with weight loss. I’ve done Weight Watchers successfully a few times, but then gained the weight back. I’ve done a Sugar Detox a few times, and started gorging on sugar again right after. I need something permanent; a lifestyle change, if you will.
Nikki’s weightloss journey
Damn straight I can. And I will.
Last week I started the 21 Day Fix, which is part of the Beachbody program. In a nutshell, you’re given color-coded containers that correspond with different types of food: Red is protein, Green is veggies, Purple is fruits, etc. If you can fit the food you want to eat in its corresponding container, you can eat it. Even potato chips.
I’m always intrigued with something that can help me with portion control, which was what I liked about Weight Watchers, but didn’t want to do any WORK. I don’t want to count points or calories. I just want to EAT. And I definitely do eat. This is just for breakfast, lunch and snacks during my workday:
Shakeology with peanut butter and banana for breakfast, snacks of veggies, grapes, almonds, cheese, crackers, and cottage cheese, and a nice lunch of meatballs, broccoli and sweet potato.
And then there’s the exercise part of it, which I’ve never really done with any consistency. I haven’t been to the gym since October. I haven’t run since…hell, I have no idea the last time I ran. But Nikki’s transformation convinced me and I ordered the 21 Day Fix with Chocolate Shakeology.
I’ve done the exercises for 2 weeks now and I have to say it’s becoming part of my nightly routine. I put Chase to bed and Carter either does the DVD with me, or cheers me on as I grunt and sweat my way through them. I actually LIKE doing the workouts. Each exercise is just one minute, and there’s a 15-20 second break in between each one so you get a chance to catch your breath.
I’m part of a 21 Day Fix Challenge Group, so we post in the private Facebook group after we workout, we post what food we’re eating, we post any challenges we’re facing, and we post any celebrations. It’s a great way to be accountable. I need that accountability, which is why I’m excited to start my own challenge group in a few weeks. It’ll be totally FREE and I’ll provide workout ideas and inspiration, menu plans, etc. Who’s in??