21 Day Fix Week 1 Recap PLUS How to Use the Containers

I did it - I survived Week #1 of the 21 Day Fix! The first 7 days of the program flew by and I feel accomplished, energetic and stronger. I have dropped 4 lbs and lost 2 inches (from my waist) in just 7 full days of being on the program.

Cardio on Day 1 was challenging, but not extreme. I never felt like I might get hurt or as if I could not keep up. There are modifications for each move, and I used those as needed. I really like Autumn! She explains the movements well and the segments flow seamlessly together. I added in the 10-Minute Fix for Abs a couple of nights out of the week and really enjoyed that workout as well.

I am following the program 100% in the kitchen and I am NOT tired or hungry. In fact, there have a been a couple of days where I just couldn't finish my whole meal. There is a treat incorporated in the program to allow for a glass of wine every now and again, but I've decided to cut out alcohol completely. It's only 21 days!

By the end of Day 3 I was over any cravings for pastries, candies, excess sugar, etc. Yes, it did take about 3 days for me to get the cravings out of my system. Remember that I work at Starbucks. Until last week, I started every day with coffee or a flavored espresso drink topped with whipped cream and caramel. The rest of the day I ate pastries or breakfast sandwiches on breaks and lunch. Cleaning up my diet is a huge task, and I cannot believe I have come this far in 7 days without touching an Iced Lemon Loaf or drinking something sweet.

None of this is "easy", but it is doable. It takes 21 days to break a bad habit, and I have many. If I can do it, you can do it! 

Today I'm describing the colored containers and what you can eat in them as well as providing an update on my own journey. In this video you will hear what I am eating in my containers. 

(UPDATE: I am no longer a coach but my videos, transformation and review are all still valid!)