It’s here: the 21 Day Day Fix Extreme! Here is how I prep and plan my meals for the week.
It’s time!! My 21 Day Fix Extreme arrived early this week, and I’ve been planning and prepping my meals for the week! I am going to be 100% committed to this program because I know it’s going to bring me some results!
There’s just one little thing…I’m headed to Mexico soon, and that is NOT a good place to start. So…this week, I’m planning and following the meal plan to a T, doing the workouts, and “testing” everything so I’m ready to go when I get back!
I got my program delivered on Tuesday, and since then, I’ve just jumped right in and started! Because I’ve been following the 21 Day Fix meal plan for the past year, I had a good idea of how to prepare what I was going to eat. That being said, the 21 Day Fix Extreme meal plan is a bit different because it includes a “Countdown to Competition” plan along with it, which is very different eating than I’m used to.
I started by reviewing the nutrition guide, calculating my calories, determining the number of containers I can have each day, and then printing off the tracking sheets. You can print off your own tracking sheets at www.teambeachbody.com under the GET FIT tab and Workout Sheets. They are seriously the best way to keep track of what you’re eating each day. There are also some great apps in the app store to help you with this if you prefer to keep track on your phone.
I created my own Excel spreadsheet for my personal meal plan which I have printed off and keep in the kitchen so I know exactly what I’m going to eat for each meal. On Sunday, I plan for the next week and prep anything I’ll need, like cooked chicken breast or veggies so that I’m not scrambling during the week.
My game plan for this week is to do the “reverse” Countdown to Competition eating plan, meaning I eat 2 days from the regular Extreme meal plan, and 1 day from the Countdown to Competition meal plan. With the 21 Day Fix Extreme, you can choose which plan you want to follow. But I want to test out the Countdown to Competition eating days first before deciding whether or not I should do it for 2 days in a row or just 1.
I encourage you to make a meal plan and write it down like I did. It just makes it so much easier to know what you’re eating. You will be prepared with healthy foods in the house and won’t be guessing what you’re eating next, which can lead to poor choices.
What I love about this program is you can choose which meal plan you want to follow. You can go really extreme and follow the Countdown to Competition plan to a T, or you can mix the regular Extreme plan with the Countdown to Competition, OR you can just do the regular Extreme meal plan. If you feel you aren’t getting results or you’ve reached a plateau, I would recommend following the Countdown to Competition plan. While it is restrictive and you may find it tough, it is doable! And hey – you can do it for 21 days!!
For the workouts: you will need a set of light and heavy weights and a resistance band. There are suggestions in the guide book about the weights you might want to use, but I was going a bit heavier than the suggestions, I was using 8 lbs for my light weights, and 15 lbs for my heavy weights. But again, it’s totally up to you. You can even use NO weights!!
The resistance band is used quite frequently, so please make sure you have one of those. I’m using the pink one that came with my TurboFire and T25, but if you don’t have one, you can find them at any sporting goods store, or even Walmart.
The bottom line when it comes to the 21 Day Fix Extreme is there are no cheats when it comes to your eating and you’re doing workouts that push you to your max! I personally know that when it comes to losing the last 10 lbs or trying to get those abs to show, you’ve really got to dial in your nutrition and workouts and go extreme! Of course, this isn’t something you have to maintain forever, once you get the results, you can go into maintenance mode. I know it can be done! That’s why Beachbody has coaches like myself who are here to help. My job is to provide you support, guidance, tips, and accountability to start and finish the program!!
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