This week was my week to get back on track with training and really life in general. We were done with our road trip and life was going to start to slow down just a bit before it gets crazy with a new school year starting. This means I will be back to work soon and for the first time since having baby. The sadness I feel about this is almost too much. I mean look at how cute he is.
distract me from going back to work get both stronger and lose the remaining baby weight I made the decision to start the 21 Day Fix in addition to marathon training. Often marathon training means letting myself eat extra since I ran all those miles. It also usually means not so much cross training. Both of these “marathon habits” are counter productive to my goals so this is where 21 Day Fix comes in.
So far I am loving the 21 Day Fix. I’m not a coach or compensated by the program in any way. I love that it encourages clean and healthy eating without restricting any foods. Of course you can’t eat what you want whenever, but it gives you the control to choose when to treat yourself. A diet plan with no options for wine is just not going to work for me. I also love that the workouts are only 30 minutes. I absolutely have no more time to devote to exercising than what I am already doing. I do not want to cut back on running or my once a week yoga class. 30 minutes is perfect.
I am going to be completing the 30 minute workouts each day while also remembering to enjoy these little baby moments. Some days I may not have time to run and do a 30 minute fix and that is ok. I’m following the eating plan loosely. I moved up a calorie bracket because I’m breastfeeding and also will be eating an additional carb because of the running I’m doing. Maintaining my milk supply is number one. Losing weight and getting stronger is the overall goal, but not at sacrificing more important things.
The workouts are also perfect for all ability levels and include modifications. I’m weaker than I’ve ever been since having baby, and I love that I can do these in my own home and can make the workouts more challenging as I get stronger. I highly recommend 21 Day Fix to others looking to get stronger, lose a few pounds and get back on track with their eating while still having a life. It is also perfect for runners who often struggle to do anything besides run. I never can make myself strength train on my own; this is the motivation I needed.
Here’s what this week looked like:
Monday-3.33 mile run and 60 minute Yoga Barre class
Yoga Barre hurt so good and I was sore for days. It was a great feeling.
Tuesday-30 minute Upper Fix
Wednesday-5 mile run and 30 minute Lower Fix
Thursday-30 minute Pilates Fix
Friday-3 mile run and 30 minute Cardio Fix
Saturday-30 minute Dirty 30 workout
Sunday-off (family over all day so moved workouts to Monday)
Monday-7 mile run with little man in stroller and 30 minute Yoga Fix
Total Week 5 Miles-18.33
Another perk of starting 21 Day Fix is trying new recipes. Ever since getting pregnant I have not wanted to cook. I’d been lacking motivation in anything to do with preparing meals, grocery shopping and trying new recipes. I had so many food aversions during the first half of my pregnancy and feel like I’m just starting to like some of those foods again. There are a million recipes that are 21 day fix approved on Pinterest which has motivated me to start cooking again. The husband and I enjoyed this Mexican Lasagna last Friday. Regardless of whether you are interested in 21 Day Fix or not give this recipe a try. I look forward to sharing more healthy recipes with all of you.