Eating By Color – Thoughts After Fix Day 1

Yesterday I started the 21 Day Fix program. I figured I’d wait until I was able to post about how I felt upon rising the following day to share my first impressions. Yesterday morning I woke up and immediately got ready to try out the first workout: Total Body Cardio Fix. The exercises themselves were pretty basic and I liked that the people doing the workout in the video were at all different fitness levels and still giving it their all. Really made me believe that anyone can do this program! Basic exercise or not, it definitely does the trick! I definitely worked up a sweat in those 30 minutes and my abs were feeling it for a few hours after and again this morning when I woke up along with my legs and inner thighs especially! It’s that good “I am changing for the better!” kind of sore!

21 Day Eating PlanMy first meal of the day was a Chocolate Shakeology Shake with 1/2 of a banana. On the 21 Day Fix Plan you eat by COLORS, so this meant I had used up 1 Red and 1 Purple Container for the day. Shakes are pretty easy and don’t require much planning in advance so it wasn’t until my next meal came around that I started to feel a little overwhelmed. It’s definitely a lot harder to eat this way than I originally thought but only because you have to plan it out and you’re also cutting back on things you probably normally eat more of and eating more of the things you don’t eat much of.

For me, I LOVE veggies and feel like I already eat quite a lot of veggies, but let me tell you… filling that green box 3 times each day. I apparently have NOT been eating enough veggies! Same goes for protein. Filling 4 of those red boxes? I realized I probably should have gone grocery shopping this weekend in preparation. My fridge is lacking in the vegetable and protein department! So I’ll be stocking up on the veggies, yogurt and cottage cheese this weekend!

Breann's 21 Day Fix ResultsThe other container challenge for me? The Yellow container! I typically eat a sandwich for lunch. If you eat a whole sandwich using TWO slices of bread, your yellow is DONE for the day. Gotta use those yellow containers wisely! If you like your carbs like I do, you better pick and choose! That container fills up quick!

All in all, I like the challenge of this eating plan. My eating habits aren’t terrible but they have been better and this is forcing me to eat more balance while also encouraging me to eat the best things to help fuel my body and give me the best possible results (hopefully).

I’ve been reading a lot about the kind of success people are having after 21 Days on this plan and it’s really keeping me motivated! I mean look at the results that Breann got after her first round! I heard last night about a girl who lost 9 Pounds and 3 Inches but most importantly felt more confident, tight and toned after and said it changed her life! I’ve seen a lot of other very inspiring before and after pictures too so I really hope I’ll have a similar story to share at the end of these 21 days!

One thing I’ve noticed is that there aren’t too many Container Recipes out there. I’m going to try and come up with some using other healthy recipes I like. We’ll see how it goes! I’m going to have to start hoarding recipes for this! Especially if after 21 Days I have created a habit of eating by color! As they say, it takes 21 Days to form a new habit. Let’s see if I can get rid of those bad habits that worked their way back in my healthy lifestyle and trade them in for something new!

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