Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Round 1 complete, Round 2 is a go!

I'm not sure what to say. I completed round 1 of my 21 Day Fix. However, I didn't complete all of the workouts as scheduled. I actually didn't start the workouts until the last 6 days of the fix. So many things kept me procrastinating; my son was on a trip to Costa Rica, and I was vigilant on my phone for when he messaged me; I got sick with a cold; and the worst part, I had the mother of all cramps and the heaviest flow of the year. Yea, I know. Excuses. I am ashamed of myself.


I managed to loose 3lbs and 3.5 inches DESPITE all my excuses. I stuck to the shakes and followed the meal plan and portion guide almost to a "T."

So here are my stats:

Before 7/6/15

  • CHEST 41"
  • ARMS 14"
  • WAIST 41.5"
  • HIPS 47.5"
  • THIGHS 24"
  • WEIGHT 208.4lbs

After 7/26/15

  • CHEST 41"
  • ARMS 13.5"
  • WAIST 41"
  • HIPS 45.5"
  • THIGHS 24"
  • TOTAL INCHES 202.5"
  • WEIGHT 205.4lbs

So not bad, considering my struggles. Hooray!!!  (sorry, no pictures right now. I'm waiting until I'm done with round 2.)

I jumped right into another round of 21 Day Fix on Monday, 7/27/15.  So today marks day #3 of round 2. Here's what I can tell you right now:

I DISLIKE leg day (aka Lower Fix). I absolutely LOVE arm day (aka Upper Fix). Total body cardio is, well, it is what it is, lol. BUT, this week so far, I've been able to complete more of each round of the workouts than I did last week being my first week. When I started last Monday, 7/20/15, with the Total Body Cardio, I could barely walk for the next 4 days. So, arm day was amazing. I had no issues with doing the arms, but my legs were protesting so much, the first two days I ended up sleeping away my afternoon after the workout and my shake. That probably wasn't a good idea. I could be doing the workouts before bed, but from past experience, I've found working out in the morning helped me get through the rest of the day. It also gives me more motivation to wake up early. I'm a night owl, so this is going to take a while to get me to bed earlier to wake up earlier. Especially during the summer! Anyway- tomorrow is Pilates Fix, and I'm looking forward to doing that. It is one of the exercise programs I've always wanted to try.  I completely skipped that last week because of how much pain my legs were in. I also skipped Cardio fix on Friday, the dirty 30 on Saturday, but I did the yoga on Sunday. I've always loved yoga!! 

I'm glad that this week my muscles are not protesting as much! I can actually walk normal, lol. I looked like a sad penguin, hobbling about most of last week.  Right now, my abdominal muscles are feeling it, my thighs and shoulders as well, and my back. I really need the muscles in my back to get stronger. I tend to slouch. A lot. :(

So in addition to my 21 day fix, round 2, I am participating in another challenge that will start August 1st, and run the entire month. I can't wait to see what this brings me!! I can't wait to compare my side by side before and after pictures either! I'll catch up with everyone in another two weeks, when I'm halfway through the second round!

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