the proof is in the pics

by jessica on August 25, 2015

Well…I am both happy to be writing this post and a bit sick over writing it. I’ll just get to the point – I freaking loved the 21 Day Fix. It gave me some solid results and has changed my food habits. It takes 21 days to create new habits and damnit, it worked!

While I’m not measuring my food out in the containers everyday, I find myself still thinking in those terms. Have I had four servings of protein? Two servings of carbs is probably enough (for today). I also find that my sugar and carb cravings are much reduced. Those are never going away, but they seem better.

So why am I cringing? Everything I’ve said so far sounds like great news! Because further down I’ve included my own before+after photos. I feel a bit vulnerable putting pictures like this out on the internet. There is no undoing this. No one likes their before pictures! To be honest, I’m not in love with my after either. I feel great and I look great, but it’s a picture of me in a sports bra and shorts. It’s not really my best look.

For the record, this is my best look…

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It felt amazing to be rocking a little black dress after finishing the 21 days. I actually planned it so that I’d finish the challenge the day before my friend’s wedding.

Ok, now my top 3 favorite things about the 21 Day Fix:

  1. Dirty 30 workout – It’s my favorite. I think most people don’t like it because it is crazy hard, but I LOVED IT. I look forward to that workout.
  2. I don’t have to count calories, and the food restrictions are not very restrictive. The containers make it easy, and I ate meatloaf, tacos, and even some cheese. Cheese is my everything, you know that. If I had wanted I could have even had wine on the meal plan! Seriously, you can have wine.
  3. It’s only 21 days = 3 weeks. It went by so fast. A lot of other “diets” or challenges that I have participated in lasted 6 weeks. When I had my trainer, that felt like it was going to last forever. This is just three weeks to killer results.

Fine. I’ll post the pics now. This just feels so vulnerable, but I know that the proof is in the pudding pics.

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Down 8 pounds and looking much slimmer. I didn’t take measurements. Honestly, I can get a bit obsessive with statistics so I try to limit how often I weigh myself and I avoid measuring. What matters is how I feel and also the pictures don’t lie! My pants don’t lie either!

Why am I sharing all of this with you? One, because the program works! Two, because I’m going to host a challenge group in September with Katie. I’m going to do the program with that group as well in preparation for my big 3-0. I’m super close to my goal weight so hoping a second round will give me that final push!

Want to do it with me?? Comment/email/text/facebook/etc. and I’ll tell you more about it. I’m already looking forward to a round two!

 

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