If you told me two years ago that the exercise part of the equation would become more attractive to me than the nutrition part of the equation, I would not have believed it. I wish, wish, wish that I could just work out a little more and eat a little more freely. But I have been working out pretty hard and eating healthy foods for the most part and not seeing the progress I wanted to see…I have been in denial about something.
The 21 Day Fix has been a real wake-up call for me, in a good way.
I think the planning is the most challenging part as you begin your 21 Day Fix journey, but so important!
For Week 2 I kept a lot of last week’s menu in place, but changed around the dinners and a few of the breakfasts. I’m sure I’ll tweak things during the week; I’d like to try out some new recipes. But having this plan will make sure I have all the ingredients I need in the house and if I switch it up I can save those for later.
You can see my clean eating meal plan for my Week 2 of the 21 Day Fix here:
21 day fix week 2 menu copy copy
I’m sure with more experience this step will get easier. Once the containers are more second nature to me it will be easier to branch out, too. Right now I like to know that what I’m eating is exactly the right portion, so I’ve been making things separately. For example, my turkey quinoa adobo would be totally fix-friendly, but until I’m further along I’d rather measure each ingredient out separately and then combine them.
The full menu for each day also helps you make sure you get in all your containers for the day, and don’t go over on any either. If you know you’ll be having cheese (a blue container) for dinner, make sure you don’t plan cheese and crackers for a snack that day.
Planning ensures balance in your menu, and therefore in your nutrition.