Monday, November 10, 2014

My 21 Day Fix Week 1 Review, Results, and Meal Plan

WEEK 1
21 Day Fix


So to be very honest, this is not my first round of the 21 Day Fix. I started my 6th round, and realized I have never blogged about my journey week by week! So here it goes!!

What is the 21 Day Fix??
This is my soul mate workout and nutrition guide! I started my first round March 10, 2014 and now 7 months later, I am down 65 pounds and over 60 inches!! Pounds & inches to never return again!! I changed my mindset, I change my lifestyle. I am getting healthy and fit for me and my family. This is not a diet, this is a way of life. It opened my eyes and my mind to how I was sabotaging myself for over 20 years.

When I researched the 21 Day Fix, it talks about how "fitness & nutrition made easy, that anyone can do it"...I laughed out loud. Yea OK, simple and easy??!? Yea sure. I haven't exercised in over 10 years, I have never watched my portion sizes, if I felt like eating a bag of cookies I would. I tried every type of fad diet, pills, starvation, binge eating, WW, coffees, teas....you name it I have done it. Nothing worked, so why would this? But I made the decision to try it anyway, even if it was to prove myself right that nothing works for me.

The 21 Day Fix is designed for beginners, intermediates, and advanced - for those people looking to loose 5-15 lbs (or more because you can do a million rounds), for people looking to control their portion sizes, looking to maintain, looking to tone up.

If you do not already have your 21 Day Fix, you can get it here:


So how do we get started??

Step 1: Figure out your Calorie Level 
You loose weight by maintaining a calorie deficit. I've made it easy for you to figure out. Just plug in your weight and the rest is done for you!



Step 2: Find the Calorie Chart that goes with your Calorie Level
Below is the calorie chart. As you can see, there are different ranges for calories, and within the ranges is how many containers you should have each day. The numbers are how many times you fill up that color container each day. For example, you fall into the 1200-1499 range. You got this, based on your number from above. Specifically you are at 1349 calorie target, then one of your container levels would be 3 greens, so you would fill up that container 3x for that day. 

Is your mind crazy yet?? Its not as hard as you think. Day 1 I was definitely like I am going to loose my mind!! But luckily I have an amazing Coach, who walked me through it. I can be that Coach for you too! Email me for info knicolellis@gmail.com



If you want to learn a little more about the workouts themselves, click here

Ok let's get to Week 1!!!

So when I originally started, I was in the highest Calorie range. This round, I am in the 1800-2099 calorie category for the fix plan. My meal plan below reflects what I ate week one. There were some days that I didn't get in all my containers. For example, afternoon snacks are the hardest for me because I am either super busy with the family or so tied up with work, sometimes I simply forgot to eat. But the problem was this, I was starving later in the night whenever I missed a meal. So the morale of the story is this. Do whatever you have to in order to remind yourself to eat all your meals each day. That will keep you satisfied, not ravenous and then getting in your daily water intake really helps to keep you full and energized as well.



The workouts are amazing, they challenge you but they are not impossible. There is a modifier with every move, and sometimes I still do need to follow her. Listening to Autumn, did empower me. I did felt like I could do it, I felt I was getting stronger, and I wanted to keep moving forward. As long as I was better today then I was yesterday, that's all that mattered.



Meal planning and prep is very crucial to the 21 Day Fix, and to any lifestyle change you are making. It is so easy to get caught up with life, that you will forget to eat, or just grab something with no nutritional value. The meal plan is nothing to be afraid of and is actually quite easy. I suggest that you sit down with a piece of paper and pencil and write out your weekly plan, buy your groceries and have your game plan in place so that you aren't caught off guard at meal times. If you have plenty of fresh fruits and veggies in the house you can make it through!
Week One Results!
Down 3 lbs and 4 inches!!! Its a start to loosing my last 45 lbs and I am so proud of myself!!!  


So now that you are watching my journey on my 6th round of the 21 day fix journey either on my facebook or through my blog.....are you ready to join me?!?!?
What does that mean?!? It means that if you are interested in participating in my next Fix Group which starts November 17th then you must reserve your spot now. Spots fill up quickly, and you want to get in now so we can make it though the holidays together.


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So fill out the application below, reserve your spot and lets get you on the path to your own 21 day fix transformation!! 

If you start now imagine where you will be in 7 months!??!











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