So in what can only be described as an insane decision I have embarked on the Beachbody 21 Day Fix Program starting today December 1, 2014. Yep, that’s right – during that insane month of constant eating between Thanksgiving and Christmas I’m taking at least 21 of those days out of play.
I think need my head examined (I’m pretty sure my family thinks so too – but perhaps for more reasons than just this).
The 21 Day Fix is an eating program using portion control of regular grocery store food paired up with a daily Exercise Program that changes the type of exercise daily for 7 days and then repeats those exercises the second week - followed by the final week of double exercise.
Sounds insane right? Well these are the same folks who gave the world Insanity and P90X and at least 20 more work out programs.
But I’m sick of being overweight, I’m sick of not being as athletic as I’d like to be, and I’m ready to be a better role model to my kids – It’ll be hard because I spend so much time in my vehicle because of their activities but over the next 21 days my goal in addition to eating better and exercising every day on this program is to lose at least 12 pounds and get into the next size lower jeans (that are already waiting in my dresser drawer from back when they were the ‘right’ size jeans).
Yesterday I planned and prepped some meals (and ate some cookies to get that out of the way), today I started off with the Full Body Cardio workout at 5:40 AM this morning, I’m been eating according to the recommended portions / types of food and I’m ready to keep this going.
I want to be one of the success stories so if you see me over the next 3 weeks feel free to keep me accountable.
(oh and between Dec 22nd and Jan 1stit’ll be time to feast – so long as I earn it)