Good morning, everyone! I can't believe it's Wednesday today--thanks to our long weekend, I'm a little off on my days. It feels like a Tuesday to me!
Well, since it's Wednesday, let's jump on in to my favorite blogging tradition...
Today's WIAW post is going to be a little different than others! On Monday, I started the 21 Day Fix as a part of my Beachbody coach's June Challenge. The challenge is basically sticking with fitness and healthy eating (with the addition of Shakeology) with the added accountability of other like-minded people. We have a Facebook group where my coach and other coaches on Team Inspire Joy post daily motivation, ideas, and check-ins. So far, I'm really enjoying the group!
I chose to complete the 21 Day Fix, which is a fitness program and nutrition plan. You're given colored containers, with each color representing a different food group (red=protein, yellow=carbs, green=veggies, purple=fruit, blue=dairy, orange=healthy fats). Throughout the day, you can have a certain number of each color based on the calorie intake you're shooting for. For today's post, I'll show you what I ate on Tuesday and how it corresponded to the 21 Day Fix plan!
Thank you to Jenn for the link-up!
I started the day with a bowl of oatmeal topped with chopped strawberries and teaspoon of peanut butter mixed in. I was surprised at how many strawberries I was able to fit in the purple container when prepping this meal! (1 yellow, 1 purple, 1 tsp)
Afternoon Snack #1
While waiting (forever) to see the pediatrician, I ate apple slices. I didn't take a picture, but here's what Baby Fish looked like while I was snacking:
Afternoon Snack #2
I completed the Upper Fix workout from the 21 Day Fix DVD. I had to use a resistance band for it, which worked but wasn't ideal. I think I'll get some hand weights when I head to Wal-Mart today!
Keeping Track of the Foods
When I started this, I thought that I would not feel full or be satisfied by limiting certain food groups. However, I was really surprised that I DID feel full AND satisfied throughout the day! And I didn't even eat all of the containers I was allowed during the day. Pretty crazy!
This short amount of time on this eating plan has shown me that it's not how much you eat but what you are eating that makes a difference. I'm hoping that this eating plan will translate into better eating habits after this program is over!
Question for you: What do you use to track your food?