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21 Day Fix Postpartum Weight loss reviews and results from real people
It is true that the 21 day fix is what set in motion for me a new beginning. For the past 7 years I have eaten pretty clean. Of course pregnancy sort of derailed that at times… but all in all I considered myself a pretty healthy eater. But the main issue I was having, the thing that was preventing me from truly losing the baby weight and re-shaping my body was the lack of weight training and cardio AND balanced nutrition. I was a yogi and I was a calorie watcher. But I had been doing yoga for 7 years and eating the same things! Calorie counting didn’t matter if I was eating too many grains, fruit, and my beloved peanut butter! I had no clue how important veggies and proteins really were in losing weight and toning.
When I started the 21 Day Fix my daughter was almost one year old. I tried for almost a year to lose the baby weight. While some of it came off, a lot of it did not. I was tired, out of shape, and sick of feeling like this. I decided to try the 21 Day Fix after seeing an infomercial, and having some friends who had success with it.
21 Day Fix Postpartum Weight Loss – the Pros:
~Teaches balanced nutrition and portion control. One is not independent of each other. Eating balanced nutrition in huge quantities will not help you neither will eating small portions of the wrong things.
~Shakeology was definitely a high point for me. Each program has a meal plan and obviously the 21 Day Fix is about fixing bad food habits and teaching new and healthy ones. Treats are few and far between with the 21 day fix. But everyday I was able to have Shakeology. I chose chocolate vegan that tasted like dessert. I really began to look forward to it everyday. That mental side of not feeling deprived and getting to have one “treat” a day really helped me to continue on!
~Mixing weighted and non-weighted workouts that are short! 30 minutes was doable for me. I really did not want to dedicate myself to a program that would make me work out for more than 30 minutes. I just don’t have that kind of time! I run my own business as a wedding photographer and I am the primary caretaker of our two small children. It had to be quick! So that is a plus! Additionally, the mix of cardio, weights, and pilates and yoga workouts were a great way to keep my body guessing about what was coming next and start to lean and sculpt!
21 Day Fix Postpartum Weight Loss – the Cons:
-You eat less. Which is not fun. I love food so the portion control was (and still is) a challenge for me. But it did help me to understand how much more I was eating then I should.
My 21 Day Fix results! 8.5 pounds and 4 inches down!
Here is me at work, last September and this June. I cannot believe the difference. Photography equipment is extremely heavy and you are on your feet and up and down all day long. I would come home from shooting a 10 hour wedding day last year in so much pain. There were times I could hardly even lift my camera by the end of the day! This shot of me on the right is from the reception (about 6 or so hours into the day). I no longer feel that pain and getting up and down and lifting my equipment is no longer an issue. To be able to do my job better without pain is priceless!
I just finished up my second round and am so delighted at the results. In my first round I lost 8.5 pounds and lost 2 to 3 sizes. Between my first and second rounds I went on vacation and gained 3 pounds 🙁 BUT in round 2 I was able to lose those 3 pounds and now I am maintaining my weight. I am so thrilled with this and can’t wait to continue on with this journey!
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Update: As you can see I am still going strong! You can follow my daily journey over on Instagram!
Have you done the 21 Day Fix? What was your experience like? Comment below and let me know!
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