Call me vain. I'm not really, but I am on a quest for six pack abs. Well, some definition in my abs really. I want to prove that age is just a number. If you've read my other blog posts you know that I've been doing Beachbody workouts for a while now and I've had great results. I lost weight, gained strength and endurance. But the sixpack keeps eluding me. When it comes down to it, abs are made in the kitchen. I knew when the 21 Day Fix Extreme (21DFX) was announced, it was what I needed.
***I'm late in posting this since my first round was in February 2015 and it is now November 2015. Somehow I just never posted it and thought I did. I'm actually doing my third round now. I did my second round just before a vacation in July and I'm now running a 21 Day Fix Challenge group to get ready for the holiday season. This post is about my first round.****
So first, let me tell you a little about the program. The 21 Day Fix Extreme is a new extreme version of the popular 21 Day Fix. The concept is the same -- 30 minute workouts and color coded containers to control portions and each the right ratio of foods. The difference is the nutrition is dialed in and the workouts are bumped up a notch or two or three.
There are no cheats and no treats. Some of the foods on the original list are not on the Extreme list of allowable foods. There are still plenty of options to make delicious and satisfying meals. The other difference is it offers a Count down to Competition meal plan to really get quick results.
I was training for an Ultra Relay team at the time of my first round so that was an extra challenge. My total mileage for the relay was almost 34 miles so when I did the 21 DFX I was also running about 35 miles a week. Therefore, I bumped up my nutrition to the second tier on the calorie chart during the week and went to the third tier on my long run day.
So during the week I had the following: