21 Day Fix – The Review

Because my 21 Day Slim Down for Summer Challenge starts NEXT MONDAY, I thought it was time to share more details and my review of the 21-Day Fix program that we will be using for the challenge. I’ve shared how the 21-Day Fix started me on a new path of discipline, and I’ve shared bits and pieces of program details with some of you in the past few weeks. However, this is the first time I’ve really laid out in writing exactly what my thoughts are about this incredible program! Before I share my thoughts, check out this very short video about the program: As you can see from the video, the 21 Day Fix is a 3-week program of SIMPLE portion control and 30-minute workouts that ANYONE can do. I can’t stress the word SIMPLE enough. I have tried so many different things… nutrisystem, counting calories, other workout videos, running, going to the Y, etc. This is the only program that I stuck to and that seriously changed my discipline (in every way). There is no counting calories involved. There is no giving up of carbs. You literally can lose up to 15 pounds in the 21 days. Not only did I lose 11 pounds, but I also lost 15 inches off of the measurements that you take before and after. The inches lost were spread out, too. There wasn’t an area of my body that did not lose at least an inch! So what makes the 21 Day Fix unique? The wonderful colorful portion-control containers take all the guesswork out of losing weight. It is so simple to control how much you eat. Trust...

This Thing Called Discipline

I’ve always struggled with this thing called discipline… in every area of my life… spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically. Good intentions are where I start, but then when the follow-through doesn’t happen, guess what DOES happen? Depression and self-defeat. Since I spent my 30s having babies, my former athletic body faded away a little more with each pregnancy. And then guess what? More depression and self-defeat. Or maybe it was justification. “I have a mom’s body now.” Nah, not buying it… and neither is my adorable husband. So at 41, “something” took hold of me (otherwise known as God and Jeff) and said “you’ve got to do this now or you’re in trouble.” Jeff has always wanted me to eat healthier and get back in shape, but nothing (so far) has pulled me in enough to root that discipline into my heart and mind. Then I found Beachbody and the 21-Day Fix. Even though I’ve never been the most disciplined person, I’ve always had an athletic mind. Guess that means there’s at least potential for discipline in there somewhere. So with more determination than I’d had in the past, I started the 21-Day Fix, excited about the prospect of losing weight and getting healthier along the way. This program exceeded my expectations! Not only did I lose 11 pounds and 15 inches, but the muscles that were formed from ballet and sports in younger years began to resurface! And to go along with the physical changes, my heart and mind became stronger as well! The 21-Day Fix was such an incredibly simple-to-follow program that I was able to stick with it, eat healthier,...