You guys, I did it!! Already wrapped up my first 21 day fix round this year! YAY!! I am so proud of myself, I know its only been 3 weeks BUT I am feeling stronger than ever and I have stuck to my goals! I haven’t had ONE cheat meal, and I haven’t missed a single workout!
I lost 3 lbs this week! That makes 6 lbs this round. I am so excited about that! It really shows me that its ALL about being consistent and you can’t out run a bad diet LOL. I have really focused on sticking to clean eating and tracking all my food.
Meal Prep this week was super easy! Gone are the days that meal prepping on sundays used to take 5 hours LOL. With Annabelle being so busy and David having off on the weekends, I just don’t want to have to spend that much time in the kitchen. So I try to make it as quick as possible. Shredded Buffalo Chicken in the crockpot was so easy. Just steamed some green beens, and then a super easy kale & quinoa mix from Aldi.
Because everyone keeps asking me how I do my Shredded Buffalo Chicken:
Take 2-3 chicken breasts (raw) place them in the crockpot. Add about 1 cup of Franks Buffalo Sauce, and 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth. I also added some parsley, some Mrs. Dash and salt and pepper. Cook on low for about 4 hours. Remove the chicken and shred with a fork, then add it back to the crockpot and continue to cook until ready to serve.
I made these again from last week because I can’t get enough of Buffalo Chicken!
For these YUMMY Buffalo Chicken Bowls, I just layered 1 cup of spinach, half a cup of quinoa, 2 TB of black beans, 2 TB of corn, half an avocado, and some diced tomatoes. Topped with a heaping spoonful of the buffalo chicken and then topped with my skinny ranch dressing and some parsley. YUMO!! You guys, I may have made these for lunches this next week. I’m obsessed!
Of course I had to make my yummy protein pancakes. I am also really LOVING these Kodiak Cakes! They are so yummy! Now I love my Abs Protein Pancakes, but I also like to mix it up, and these are my fave at the moment! Top them with peanut butter and maple syrup. I usually save my protein pancakes for the weekend, so its my treat meal 🙂
I’ve also been REALLY good about getting my daily shakeo in! Not going to lie, I wasn’t always the best about drinking it everyday, so one of my goals this round was to drink it EVERYDAY no matter what! And that’s what I’ve done! And 3 weeks straight of getting my daily super foods, has helped me SOOOO MUCH!! It REALLY helped me ALOT with reducing my cravings for junk food. OH and I had family dinner this week with TWO desserts (homemade apple pie AND blueberry cake OMG DROOL) that I said No thank you to. AND then a Baby shower over the weekend and I passed on the Vanilla Cake! Thats HUGE for me!
Here’s the thing, do I think that you need to be SUPER strict all the time, NO. BUT I am starting over in so many ways, so I know how important it is to have the solid foundation of eating healthy. So I am choosing to cut ties with my emotional connection with food and choosing to enjoy social gatherings without going crazy with sweets. 6 months from now, will be a different story, but now these first few months are SOOOO critical, and I need to prove to myself that I can be stronger than my excuses.
Instead of indulging in sweets at the party I came home and made these healthy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies. I only had two, and they were delicious! Take 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 egg, 2-3 TB of honey or sweetner of choice and mix well. Form into 1 inch balls, and bake at 350 for 7 minutes! SOOO yummy!
My dad and I have been on a ROLL with our weekend running! We did a 5k this weekend BUT our training was set for a 6 mile run, so we got their early and ran 3 miles before we ran our 5k. Yes we were those crazy people who run before they go run LOL. Let me just say that three weeks ago I could BARELY run a mile without feeling exhausted, and now I am doing 6!! It just shows that being consistent is so important and taking it slow! I have been doing a mix of running 3 days a week and 21 day fix home workouts 3 days a week and it has REALLY been so refreshing!
This round I was VERY nervous about getting back to running, but I am happy to say that it has been awesome! It has given me that push I needed! I’ve also been loving getting back to the 21 day fix workouts too! I can tell I am getting stronger EVERY workout! That is way more important to me than the scale. Forget that number, let’s talk about will power to say no to dessert and being able to do that bonus exercise! LOL I’m all about Non Scale Victories!
Okay I want to talk about my “transformation” in just three weeks! I am using these pictures because you can “edit” a selfie with good lighting, angles, ETC. And I want to focus on a non edited image. This photo comparison is so important to me, because the picture on the left was from 4 weeks ago, when my family all did the Disney Marathon, you can read more about our trip HERE.
I remember feeling SUPER bloated (Holiday FOOD overload anyone?!), super tired and looking at all the runners and thinking, why not me? Why can’t I do another half marathon OR even a full marathon? What are they doing that I’m not? The answer: the training, the hard work, the daily to do list of working out and eating healthy. Do I want to do a FULL marathon any time soon, NO, but someday Yes! I also realized that I MISSED running, not the actual daily act LOL But the events, the crowd, the adrenaline. Having a GOAL EVENT was something I missed, and so I came home from that trip and decided enough was enough! It’s time to get serious and get BACK to being consistent!
So yes, maybe it’s not a huge difference, maybe I am only down 6 lbs. But the BIGGEST change?! My Mindset!! I am not “jealous” of the other runners any more, I am PROUD of them and PROUD of myself for getting back out there! At the end of the day, its YOU vs YOU! And YOU have the power to choose happiness! So here’s to kicking butt on my first round and continuing to work hard!
I have had alot of people interested in my training schedule, so I decided to share it with you all!! Having my notebook with me everyday has been AWESOME! I love checking off the workouts! If you want to train for a 9 mile run and incorporate the 21 day fix workouts, feel free to use my schedule!
To download my 21 day fix & 15k running schedule CLICK HERE.
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