It's no surprise that I have been working on getting healthier this year. Just check my Instagram and my 2015 goals. I am one of those that has been posting my "healthy" food, workouts and "You can do it!" quotes. You will also see that I have completed the 21 Day Fix. My thoughts? Does it work?
They say all it takes is 21 days. 21 days to change habits and develop new ones. 21 days to change yourself. When it's put like that, it makes it obtainable. Makes it a goal I wanted to do.
As I have previously mentioned a time or two, I have put on some unwanted pounds since switching jobs and I needed to change my eating habits. Less carbs, more veggies. That's exactly what the 21 day diet is about.
You receive different colored containers and follow a specific plan for calorie intake. You know how many containers you are supposed to have each day. It's absolutely essential that you meal prep since you need to make sure all your containers last you throughout the day. The first week was hard but by the third week, it became easier to know what snacks, lunches were what containers. Dinners also became easier as I was preparing ahead of time.
Was it worth it? Was I able to finish?
Full disclosure: I was going to put a side by side picture here but couldn't bring myself to reveal what I look like now..
Going out to eat has changed. I am aware of what I am ordering. I find myself calculating the containers in my head of what each meal is. I still meal plan with salads being most of my lunches and broccoli in every dinner and multiple snacks a day. Spinach in my protein shakes and maybe adding a dash into my eggs with a topping of cheese.
At the end of the 21 Day Fix, I started on the Tone It Up Bikini Series. I have been doing pretty well following the workouts. There have a been a few days that I might opt for a later workout instead of an early morning one.
I like that the workouts are different but there is a schedule for me. It tells me what workout to do and what strength exercises to do with the cardio. If I had a little more of a budget, I would order the nutrition plan because being told what to eat would be a HUGE help for me. Basically, I need someone telling me what to do with everything.
After a full month, I am finally starting to see results in my body. My abs might start peaking out soon and my legs feel more toned. I am really excited and proud of myself for how far I have come in just a few months.
I was eager to try out the new Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture with my new, more intense workouts. They equal more seat. Having used the same brand of deodorant for years, I was curious to see how this would hold up and compare. What can I say I am a creature of habit.
Each time I put it on, I felt like I was moisturizing my underarms. Does that sound odd? Possibly. You can actually feel the NutriumMoisture working its magic up under there. It has the ingredients that are known to be able to keep skin moisturized. Something I never felt in my other deodorant and something that is great for those workout tanks.
Dove Advanced Care lasted throughout my workouts and then some. I always felt dry and even after a serious Cardio Fix workout, the 48 odor protection proved itself. Not sure I would let myself wait the full 48 hours after one of my workouts but my bet is that it would last. This deodorant really lives up to everything it promises and I would recommend it again and again. I know this has knocked my previous deodorant out of the park. Or into the trash can at least.
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