21 Day Fix

One of my favorite workouts comes straight from the 21 Day Fix.  It is challenging enough to make be feel like I am giving my body an amazing workout, but also low impact enough for my body to avoid any injury.  I am not planning on becoming an Olympic medalist, I just want to lose weight, get in shape, and feel as healthy as possible.

Of course, just doing cardio is not enough to help me achieve my goal.  I need to build lean muscle which will help my body continue to burn fat.  It will also help me strengthen my weakened joints…and build my aging bones.  All essential elements of the fitness and health of a forty-something working mom.

What is 21 Day Fix?

21 Day Fix is a nutrition and fitness program that makes losing weight so simple, anyone can do it.  Trust me, I am the girl who creates random meals and never follows a recipe unless forced to. But this works for me.

There are easy-to-follow portion control meals and 30-minute workouts provided for you which take the guesswork out of losing weight.  This really helps me to actually stay on the plan.

I don’t have to worry about counting calories or logging food into software.  I just follow the program and use the portion control containers that come with the program.

I was very worried that I would be hungry at first.  Although my focus on clean eating meant I stayed clear of chemicals, I had snuck in rather too many LARGE portions of good food the past few months. I call it “Winter Comfort Eating” but my waistline is not so comforted!  Anyway, the portion control containers and the healthy eating guides that come with them really have provided me with a great range of foods to eat and I have not found myself hungry between meals yet.  What I have appreciated, is not feeling overly full and bloated.

According to BeachBody, results can be seen pretty quickly – up to 15 pounds in 21 days!  I’m fine with losing my weight at a slightly slower pace, but whatever your goal, even to jumpstart an even bigger weight-loss goal, 21 Day Fix really works! Check it out HERE

How Do I Know it Works?

Although I am just starting out on this journey – and I hope you will join me – I have a friend who is the embodiment of 21Day Fix success.  We usually meet on the baseball field as both our sons are budding Yankees.  The Fall Ball season came and went.  By Spring Tryouts, I saw almost half a friend sitting on the bleachers.  Seriously!  I had to ask what she had done to lose so much weight.  She told me all about her 21 Day Fix workouts and her daily Shakeology.  I was immediately impressed, but being me, needed to find out if this was a sensible way for a crunchy, organic loving, positive energy seeking mom to go.

Love At First Try

Due to the fact there is a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on the BeachBody programs and Shakeology orders, I decided to give it a whirl. OH…MY…Goodness!  It was exactly what I had been looking for.  Why?  Let me tell you:

  1. I could decide when and where I worked out.  Morning, before school.  At lunchtime when my kiddos were at recess (door locked so no one accidentally caught me huffing and puffing). In the evening at home, on the go as I like to travel…even in England when I visit my mom.
  2. I could watch the workouts anywhere by just loading up my DVD player with the DVD set that comes with the package, including bonus material, or popping the disc into my computer at work or on the go. Even better, I discovered BeachBody On Demand (BOD) offered all the workouts streamed to me wherever I am.  Awesome!
  3. I could make decisions about the type of food I was going to put into those portion control containers;  organic? – Oh yes!  Food my kids would also eat? – Absolutely!  21 Day Fix does not require you to follow specific recipes or buy strange ingredients. You can keep eating the foods you love, and you can still cook for the family—just use the containers to portion out your servings.
  4. I could do this with other people!!!!  I think this was probably the most important point for me.  I am not as honest with myself as I would like to think and joining a challenge group kept me accountable and gave me so much more confidence.  I was not just dieting and exercising;
    • I was creating a new way of life for myself.
    • My routine changed so I could make sure I fit in my daily exercise.
    • My attitude towards myself changed…I began to value myself and like myself more.  
    • And I made new friends who I am sure I will treasure forever!
  5. On a day when I felt I needed to pull back a little, I could follow the ‘modifier’ AKA Kat.  She demonstrates the same moves but with modifications.  I actually started out just following Kat until I felt ready to do the full moves and it worked so well.
  6. The easiest, and my favorite meal of the day is now my chocolate Shakeology shake.  I look forward to it every day.  I usually enjoy it for breakfast, after my yoga session (which I stream from BeachBody On Demand.)


I have just started this program.  I am into my third week (at time of writing – I’ll update again soon.)  I feel better, much more awake all day.  I am fitting into my clothes much better now.  I like the way my skin looks – although a little sun-kissed glow would be nice – and even my hairdresser commented on how much thicker my hair is.  Admittedly, I have been drinking Shakeology longer than working on the exercise program so skin and hair improved over about a month.  On the scale, my weight is down 6lbs.  My goal is much more, but I know this is a jump-start for me.

What Do I Get with 21 Day Fix?

Apart from a whole new fabulous lifestyle that is super easy?  Well, the 21 Day Fix will provide you with:

7 color-coded portion control containers plus Shakeology shaker cup – No more guessing about how much you should eat. Fill up the containers with your choice of food— if it fits, you can eat it!

6 workouts plus 1 bonus workout on 2 DVDs  – These boot camp-style workouts burn calories and can reshape your body in just 30 minutes a day.

21 Day Fix Start Here Guide – Start seeing results right away. This quick start guide and workout calendar shows you how simple losing weight can be.

21 Day Fix Eating Plan – This simple plan guides you step-by-step and makes portion control so easy, you can lose weight without counting calories.

3 Day Quick Fix • Autumn’s secret weapon for losing weight fast before a big event. Do it during the last 3 days of 21 Day Fix for mind-blowing results.

FREE TRACKING APP: 21 Day Fix Tracker App for iPhone • A free iPhone app that allows you to easily track your containers and workouts.  But no need to track all those calories 🙂

BeachBody On Demand – My Happy Extra!

When you purchase 21 Day Fix and become a Beachbody On Demand member, you’ll get unlimited access to Beachbody On Demand, where you can stream 21 Day Fix, along with other popular programs from Autumn—including 21 Day Fix EXTREME®, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel®, plus hundreds of other proven Beachbody workouts. Just look for the “Purchased Programs” section on the Beachbody On Demand homepage to stream your 21 Day Fix workouts. You’ll also have access to FIXATE, Autumn’s 21 Day Fix-approved cooking show, complete with healthy, delicious recipes and valuable cooking tips. Each recipe is portioned to fit your container equivalents for maximum weight-loss. You can even download and print recipes and shopping lists— all available on Beachbody On Demand. 

I would say this has made my life so simple compared to trying to budget and plan for several different meals a day, work out calories or points, and try to please everyone in the family with every choice I made. Now it is laid out for me and yet, I still feel completely in control.

Why is 21 Day Fix effective? Because it’s so simple! You don’t have to count calories, points, or log your food into diet software. With 21 Day Fix, everything is laid out for you. All you have to do is use the specially designed portion-control containers and do one 30-minute workout per day. Commit to it for 21 days, and you’re going to love your results. What makes 21 Day Fix unique? It’s the only fitness and nutrition program that combines portion-control containers and world-class workouts. By placing equal emphasis on fitness and healthy portion control, 21 Day Fix can help anyone lose weight—and keep it off—in a way that’s simple and sustainable. Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, you can do it with this program.