Monday, August 18, 2014

The 21 Day Fix -- Return from Vacation

My family and I went to Maine for a week of rest and fun.  We had a great time.  Although I ran a couple of times during the week and we walked everywhere, I still put on a few pounds.

So I am going to put Focus T25 on hold for 3 weeks while I do the 21 Day Fix.  My goal is not just to lose the few pounds that I put on (T25 could handle that) but I also want to get out of the habit of eating the junk that I allowed myself to eat while on vacation.  I need that break.  Once you start eating ice cream and chcolate it is hard to break that habit.  The 3 Day Refresh would help with that but since I am training I need more calories than the Refresh allows.  The 21 Day Fix will be perfect.


I will continue to do a hybrid since I am still training for my Half Marathon.  And I will also continue to do PiYo on some days for the next 2 weeks since that helps me recover faster.

Day 1 went well.

Workout:  Total Body Cardio Fix

This workout is 28 minutes long with a 3 minute warm up and a 3 minutes cool down.  It is a weighted cardio routine.  I had to change the weight with different moves since I was able to go heavy on some but needed lighter weights with some moves.  The participants on the DVD stuck with 1 weight.

This workout is not as easy at it first seems.  The move call "Surrenders" are tough.  But good thing they are in the beginning of the workout.  The workout is made up of 4 rounds and each move is 60 seconds.  You can do anything for 60 seconds.  The last round is Abs.  I was feeling it at the end and I loved the cool down!!


Food: Tier 1.  It was a good day.  I was a little hungry but nothing too bad.

Breakfast: Shakeology and grapes, coffee with coconut oil and milk. (1 Red, 1 purple, 1 Tsp).  I do not count the milk.  This is my cheat.  I do not suggest you cheat since it will impact your results.  But since I only have a few pounds, I am going to accept that I am cheating with this.  I cannot drink my coffee black.

Morning Snack: Homemade energy bite (1 Yellow)

Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs, cucumber and tomatoes (1 Red, 1 green)

Snack: Cottage cheese, raisins and cantaloupe (1 Red, 1 purple)  Raisins aren't really allowed but I didn't have that many and with all of the running I do, I am not concerned.
 
Dinner: Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla, sautéed mushrooms, onions, peppers and tomatoes. Arugula salad with 21 Day Fix dijon dressing. (1 Yellow, 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Green, 1 Orange, 1 tsp)


I ended up eating 1/2 red container of plain yogurt.  I was concerned about running 6 miles in the morning without enough fuel.  I don't eat prior to shorter runs and rely on the food I ate the night before.  When I go to bed hungry...it is never a good run.

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