Woop! One week down! I am very excited to have completed the first week! I'll be honest and tell you, I haven't stuck perfectly to the program, however I have done well. Here's a little recap of my week -
Day 1 - I posted about already here.
Day 2 - I woke up on day 2 and could barely move. I'm not sure how to adequately express the pain in my legs. The act of sitting down and standing up was damn near impossible. I was so thankful the workout was arms. I also didn't eat a great dinner, since I hadn't planned well and ended up rushed.
Day 3 - I still was having extreme leg pain. So I replaced the scheduled workout with a Pilates workout. I did well with my food, even skipped the cake as we celebrated my 5 year old's birthday. I made homemade chicken nuggets and made mine without breading. However, I did not time it well and my chicken wasn't done until well after everyone else's food was done and I didn't end up eating dinner until after the kids were in bed. I need to work on making sure my meals are done at the same time as my family's as we eat together every night. I don't really make myself a whole different meal, just substitute as I need to.
Day 4 & 5 - I did well with my food these days but I did not work out. I wasn't sure what else to do besides maybe arms over again since my legs were now cramping up every time I moved. I decided not to push it and possibly injure myself.
Day 6 - Day 6 was good and the first time I had to order something to eat at a fast food restaurant. I did the cardio workout before we left home to travel out of town for a birthday party (where I again resisted cake!). We were a little rushed and stopped for lunch at the only place we could find - Jack in the Box. I ordered the grilled chicken salad. I can't even describe to you how disgusting this salad was. I do NOT recommend anything chicken from Jack in the Box. The chicken was slimy and mushy - more like fish consistency. It.Was.Gross. I spit out both bites I tried. I ate some of the iceberg lettuce and threw the rest out. I knew that wouldn't be enough and I'd soon be Hangry, so I walked over to Starbucks and got one of their little sandwich boxes with a small turkey sandwich, apples, and carrots. I should have just done this in the first place! The only downfall was it wasn't whole wheat bread. On our way home we grabbed El Pollo Loco and I got the chicken avocado salad (something like that) and topped it with pico and salsa instead of dressing. I can't even tell you how good it was!! Maybe I was just really hungry... either way if I'm out I will definitely chose El Pollo Loco over Jack in the Box. I'd love to know what everyone else does when they're eating away from home and in a pinch? I need to also start packing my own foods. Save calories and money!
Day 7 - Today. I got my Nutri Ninja in the mail last night!!! As well as a fresh supply of Ningxia Red from Young Living! I feel like I'm getting more set up for success. I noticed a drop in the number on the scale this morning and I'm pleased about that, though I don't want to put all my stock in scale numbers. I'll do measurements again at the end of week 2. I made a smoothy with chocolate Shakeology, a banana, and 2 tsp of peanut butter for breakfast. It was pretty good! I did my yoga workout and am about to head to the store for food to prep ahead for week 2.
Overall I feel like the week went well. I could have done better in some areas but I started, and stuck with it. I'm happy about that. There will always be room for improvement and I'm trying to be honest with myself on how I do so that I can recognize those areas I need to improve in. It was hard to keep going when my legs felt so horrible the first few days but today my body feels great! Sore, but that good sore you get after a workout where every time you move it just reminds you that you kicked some ass!
The biggest help to me this week (other than encouragement from a good friend) was the 21 Day Fix app. I love the 21 Day Fix app! It makes it so easy to track and doesn't waste any paper. I can't wait until all those days are checked!!
Have you done the 21 Day Fix? How did it work for you? What are your best tips?