I'm 6 days into 21 Day Fix Extreme (don't do the math from my last post) and I remember why I like it so much. I'm going to confess, I'm not following the meal plan but I am tracking what I eat with my FitBit app and making sure I stay within my the calorie range 21 Day Fix Extreme recommends. I've also found a meal replacement shake which I'm pretty excited about...but more on that later.
A couple of weeks ago I declared my goal for that coming week. You can read about it here. And while I didn't exactly dust off my 21 Day Fix Extreme DVD's, I did follow through on my other goals:
- I made mini goals for the week so that I wouldn't be overwhelmed
- While I didn't dust off my 21 Day Fix Extreme DVDs I made sure to move my body mostly every day. Whether it was a funky new Pinterest workout I found, or it was dancing around with the kids, or challenging my son to a push up challenge, I made sure to move.
- I also wrote down what I was eating and chose foods that didn't cause my IBS to flare up.
- And I practiced patience. Patience with myself, my family, and other people around me who find a way to work themselves under my skin on most days. It felt great to not surrender to the stress of daily life.
I think one of the only times I stuck to an actual workout plan was when I was on maternity leave the second time around. I was able to jump on board the fitness train earlier and by the time I had got back to work I was almost at my goal weight. I lasted a couple of months completing 30 day challenges.
So I'm excited to try again, this time with a short time frame (21 days) and also with a target date. Stay tuned, my journey continues!