Well well well. Long time no blog, eh? I trust that the world kept spinning and life went on without my randomness clogging up the blogosphere. For those of you who have reached out to me, I truly appreciate you missing my musings and progress updates. It makes a girl feel good to be missed.
I can’t promise any kind of regularity with blogging right now. To be quite honest, blogging was cutting into my TV time. No I am not kidding. I decided to cut back on blogging as often so that I can watch more television.
I am not a morning person, so I wake up in time to get my self clean and presentable for work. After work, I have to juggle being mom, wife, chef, and fit in a workout. I know you all are in the same boat and know how hard it is to juggle all of that. After a day is spent dealing with responsibilities, if I am lucky I have an hour maybe two left over at the end of the day. In the past, that was the blog time. A quick post could turn into an hour or three long pursuit. This was eating into my TV watching time. Watching TV makes me happy, and it is my favorite thing to do.
That being said, I do plan to still check in here and share new recipes, my progress (when there is some to report), and any other randomness that seems like it would be fun to share.
On that note, I want to share my thoughts on the 21 Day Fix 2 weeks (14 days) into the program. So far the scale has moved down 5 lbs and stopped. However, I am noticing changes to my body and Tim confirmed that he thought I was looking thinner lately. That is a love language, right?
While I am still planning meals, and meal prepping, I don’t have to break out the scientific calculator to calculate my calories in advance of making a dish. The containers are really an awesome way to keep your portions in check and make sure that I am getting a balance of all nutrients. Prior to starting the program, I was eating between 1,300 to 1,400 calories on my planned and prepped days.
I decided to up my calories for this plan. I am still under what the booklet told me I should have, but I was nervous about adding too many calories to my diet I know that part of my being stalled may be from not eating enough calories. I am eating between 1,500 and 1,799 calories a day now on the 21 Day Fix plan. I am occasionally a little hungry, but it is usually when it is time for my next meal or snack. Sometimes, I actually can’t eat everything I am supposed to eat that day.
The workouts are really phenomenal. I have never found a love for the Jillian Michaels workouts, but just chalked it up to hating working out. While I am not going to be hanging up my medical billing hat to become some workout guru (I still don’t LOVE working out), I actually don’t hate the 21 Day Fix workouts. There are 9 different workouts that came with my package. It is designed really well to give you total body work, but also let you rest an area that was worked extra hard the day before.
The look of someone who exercises out of absolute neccesity?
I am liking this program so well, that I have already decided to keep it going and go for round two after the 21 days end.
My coach, Angie, is going to start another challenge group on August 4th. I plan on keeping the food and workouts going in between my end date and the start of the next group. The Facebook group we have is really small and offers a lot of great support and daily accountability to keep going with the plan. If you are interested in joining the next challenge group with me, you can order the 21 Day Fix with Shakeology here and without Shakeology here.
Anyone who orders a challenge pack, and sends Angie an email to angieinprogress(at)gmail(dot)com telling her that I sent you, will get a $10 Amazon gift card for ordering!
Deadline to join, so that you have time to get your Fix goodies in the mail, is July, 25th.
I do not receive a commission on sales, and I am not compensated in any way to promote Angie as a coach or Beachbody products. I was provided the 21 Day Fix plan for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Next Monday is the end of my first 21 Days, and I will share before and after pictures, weight and measurements so you can see my progress on the plan.
Thanks for reading here and interacting with me. Let me know what all of you have been up to and if you have any questions about anything I am currently doing! Also let me know if you are joining me in August!