How 21 Day Fix Changed My Life and Ramping Up for 21 Day Fix Extreme

I’m a notorious workout quitter. I have very sporadically worked out my entire life and generally no longer than a few days at a time. The only time I’ve stuck with a workout longer was while I was pregnant with my daughter and I used an elliptical for 1 hour every day of the 9 months. I never really went on “diets” either since I never really ate a lot and was generally skinny.

I found myself with a 2 yr old daughter and not at all happy with where my weight had gone after giving birth. How did this happen? I don’t eat a lot of junk food… I don’t eat unhealthy… how did I get here?

A friend asked me back in November (2014) if I wanted to try the 21 Day Fix with her. I knew I had to do something and being accountable with her for only 21 days seemed like a good fit for me. Not to mention you were still allowed to have wine!


I started on November 17th and haven’t looked back! The 30 minute workouts are a breeze. The meal plan is simple and easy to follow taking out all the guesswork and calorie counting. I made it through my first round of the 21 Day Fix and lost 7lbs!

Sample Meal on 21 Day Fix Program
Sample Meal on 21 Day Fix Program

Why stop there? I still wanted to lose at least another 10 lbs, so I kept going. I’m in my 4th round right now and down 12 lbs. BeachBody just release the 21 Day Fix Extreme with a Countdown to Competition meal plan that I can’t wait to start! I’m really excited to see my final results after the Extreme Challenge and post my before and after photos.

I’m also running my first ever 21 Day Fix Challenge Group on Facebook starting February 23rd. If you’d like to join me, please email me for more details!

Recipe Roundup!

This week I’ve got two dinners + two desserts for you to try. I’m trying to slow down my baking until I can round up some more friends to take them… or at least switch over to baked goods that can be shipped! I never thought it would be so hard to get baked desserts out of the house, but husby + I just don’t eat them often enough to keep up with it all.


Chicken Gyros via Annie’s Eats ~ instead of stuffing into a pita, I used naan bread as a substitute. Tastes amazing, but be prepared to start 24 hours before you want to eat to prepare the tzatziki sauce.


Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests via Two Peas & Their Pod


Mini Whiskey Oatmeal Cream Pies via Food Plus Words ~ I used Cabin Fever, a maple flavored whiskey in this recipe. They taste exactly like the pre-packaged oatmeal cream pies with a kick of booze!


Spiced Pork Chops via Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite with Sweet Potato Italian Fries via Martha Stewart Recipes