One Week Down – 21 Day Fix Review

I wanted to post this at the start of this week but this week has turned out to be quite the busy one! I’m not going to re-take my measurements or photos until the end of my first round of the Fix, but since I started my weight loss journey I’ve been in the habit of “weighing in” every Monday morning. After the first week, I’m already DOWN 2 pounds! Most importantly, however, I feel more energized, I feel stronger and I am definitely already seeing a difference in my arms, shoulders and even my abs! This week I did have a “cheat meal” but I set aside two yellows, 1 red and 1 blue box to allow for my meal and I’ve also decided to add in the 10 Minute Ab Fix every day this week (except I didn’t do it on Monday because I decided to do it yesterday).

Create Your Own FutureMy abs are probably my biggest trouble spot. For people who have generally been somewhat thin all their lives or at least never in that overweight or obese range, they maybe just want to tone their tummies or flatten them. If I had been around this weight range for all my life I’m sure I’d be seeing a lot more ab definition after just one week, but I’m still undoing years of damage that I subjected to my body. My tummy is absolutely the most stubborn part of my body. Toning my legs has been easy. Ever since I was a toddler I had strong legs. Speaking of which, today was LEG DAY, my favorite probably because it’s my strength! This is definitely NOT true for my abdominal area. It’s my weakest muscle group and the hardest, most torturous part of any workout is any ab/core work. Point is, I’m not getting discouraged about it. As with many things, it just requires time and perseverance! That’s why I decided to challenge myself by adding in that extra 10 minutes of straight ab work every day. And let me tell you, it’s KILLER. Those 10 minutes FEEL like 30 minutes but it WILL get easier and I WILL see progress!

As for the eating plan, I’m still going strong on that. It’s gotten a little easier now that I know how it works and I’ve got an idea of the size portions should be. I don’t know if I’ll 100% stick to the eating plan following the 21 Day Fix, but I certainly plan to at least use the premise and portion my food according to the boxes because I love how healthy I feel eating more balanced meals every single day!

On Soreness: I was wondering how sore I’d be this week in comparison to last week. Personally, I LOVE when I wake up sore the day after a workout because it makes me feel like I’m making progress and getting stronger so if I don’t wake up at least feeling a LITTLE sore in some area, it makes me feel like I need to change it up. Happy to report that I’m STILL waking up a little sore but not QUITE as sore as last week. I’m going to try and push harder every single time and challenge myself so that I can keep that sore feeling going! And by the way, it’s not a “I can’t move. I’m dying.” soreness. It’s a manageable soreness!