Week two of The 21 Day Fix is in the books. As I have mentioned before, with fibro, I would often have to take a week to recover after one workout. The fact that I have been able to go for two weeks on this program is amazing. The key I find, is to take is slower and easier if I need to. Don’t stop moving and keep going.
…and the nutrition. Fuelling my body with nutritious foods has really helped. On the days when I messed up my eating, I could feel the difference.
The workouts are getting a bit easier and I don’t feel as though I have to modify the movements as much.
This week was pretty hectic.
Day 8 – Cardio Fix
Soreness – Not bad.
Nutrition – It was my husband’s birthday so I had some cake. I had saved my “yellows” but I know I blew it. The rest of my day was reds and greens.
It was a special occasion.
Workout – Seemed to fly by. I am still modifying.
I overestimated my ability to enjoy eggs.
For ease, I added them to every breakfast for the week.
I do not think I will be eating them again for a very long time.
Day 9 – Dirty 30 + Bonus 10-minute Abs
Soreness- My lower back hurt a little, but I think it came from rough housing with my kiddos.
Nutrition – Better than the day before, but I was so unprepared my husband stopped at a fast food place when we running errands. I had a veggie burger, plain because I am weird and fries because I had been craving them.
Workout – I loved it.
I’ve made some progress and do even more of the bonus abs.
I didn’t do a great job with my meal planning for this week and spent quite a bit of time looking up to remind myself if rice should be measured cooked or uncooked as well as some meats.
I saw that my coach was eating breakfast sausage links…
I bought some.
Then realised that I should have bought turkey sausage.
I miss the microwaveable Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles that I used to buy in the states.
Day 10 –
Yeah… I blew it today.
I had to take my husband to the doctor today over his foot hurting. Turns out its just plantar fasciitis, but it was an all day thing. We had run a few errands after the doctor visit such as getting his meds and trying to get our “non essential” goods before everything goes into lock down for almost four weeks starting tomorrow, xmas eve. The added stress of people and general anxiety kicked in and I ran out of spoons really quick. I wasn’t planning an all day trip so I didn’t bring food. I had protein bars and almonds, but I let my blood sugar drop and felt sick.
I tried to switch out with yoga today, but only got in 10 minutes as my kids were super needy. Aren’t they always when you don’t feel the best.
But I finally got my containers in the mail!
I blame COVID and the Holidays for the delay. I was trying to estimate using random containers that I had on hand and measuring cups.
Soreness – Abs are a little sore.
Nutrition – A joke. Processed foods, tried to make the best choices in a hurry.
I could tell that I wasn’t giving my body the best nutrition.
Workout- I plan on doing Upper Fix tomorrow morning, then yoga in the afternoon before xmas eve shenanigans start.
I have the xmas eve food already planned and accounted for.
Day 11 – Yoga Fix [+ Upper Fix]
Since it’s xmas eve, we got off work at noon. There were plans with my mom later than night, but I was able to work in both workouts.
Soreness – The soreness seems to be getting less and less. The nutrition is helping as I am fueling my body with better foods than I have been.
Nutrition – I worked pizza into my daily plan. It kind of went to crap when my five year old kept shoving chocolate covered marshmallow reindeers into my mouth, but it was xmas eve and I did two workouts so I didn’t let it bother me.
Workout – I feel like I am getting more flexible and I am able to go longer.
Day 12 – Lower Fix + 10 -Minute Abs
Soreness – The abdominal workout really seemed to hurt my back today. No soreness left over from the previous workout.
Nutrition – Crap. We ordered fast food for a late lunch, but I kept it as healthy as I could with chicken and forgoing sauces and dips. I also had some of the cookies that we were sent home with.
Workout – I love the lower fix days… but like I mentioned the ab workout seemed to really hit my back this time. I was able to complete more than the last time. Progress!!
Day 13 –
Total Body Cardio Fix
I spent 8 hours deep cleaning my house.
I was exhausted.
I ended up playing Just Dance for a few hours before bed with the family. My heart rate went up, I sweated a lot… So I kind of cheated and called this a workout.
Soreness – I was so sore from cleaning the house.
Nutrition – Getting back on track. I used the fruit to help get over the sugar cravings from the last few days of holiday treats.
Workout – I ended up playing Just Dance. It was fun, the whole family was moving. I had to change into lighter clothes due to sweating. My heart rate was definitely up and I was out of breath by the end of our “dance competition” as my five year old put it.
Day 14 –
Pilates Fix Total Body Cardio Fix
Soreness – A little bit stiff. Maybe it was the lack of stretching.
Nutrition – I feel like I am getting back on track. I haven’t been hungry, but I also haven’t eaten all the containers. Whole foods really will help you feel full.
Workout – I was able to jog instead of the really fast marching. Progress.
Had a bit of a hard time with the crunch/fold/roll up combo at the end.
Looking towards Week Three
Now that the holidays are over, I need to dial in on eating plan.
I have my containers now, so that should be easier.
I have one week left, wow!
That also means that I need to think about what I will be doing after 21 Day fix.
Since I am still using the modifiers, I am leaning towards doing another round of 21 day fix and really working on my “diet”. I use diet in the sense of everyday eating, not a restrictive plan.
I have the most motivating beach body coach. She is my cousin’s friend who I hope to meet in person after the pandemic. Check out Cindya on Instagram if you have any questions or want to get started.
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