This winter has been absolutely brutal on the northeast. Thankfully, my part of NY hasn’t taken the beating that some of my friends in Boston have received this winter, but it has been a challenge. I am supposed to be running the NYC Half Marathon next Sunday, and I feel VERY unprepared. I simply can’t get out to run!
This week I started the 21 Day Fix. It is DVD program from Team Beachbody, which lasts 21 days (did the name tip you off to the duration?) I’m four days in and I have to say, I’m REALLY impressed. If you know me, you know that I’m not easily impressed. Each day there is a new work out to test your fitness levels. The best part, it is only 30 minutes!
I’ve done Beachbody DVDs before. The Other Sister and I both bought insanity. We tried to keep up with Shaun T. We tried to dig deep. Sadly, we could barely get through the work outs without feeling like we were going to vomit. Even though I knew Shaun T workouts were intense and I’d eventually see insane results, after each work out, I’d feel like a failure. Even though I was doing my best, I didn’t feel good about my workout because I just couldn’t get through them with out taking a break. That is not the case with the 21 Day Fix.
The 21 Day Fix seems way more manageable for my fitness level. Led by celebrity trainer Autumn Calabrese, most workouts are four rounds, two exercises, two sets of each. You do need two sets of free weights, a light set and a heavy set (I use a 5 and an 8lb set). I’d also recommend a yoga mat or beach towel so you aren’t sweating all over your floor. I really enjoy that their is always a modified version being done on the video so if you try and are having trouble, you can continue on with the modified version of the exercise.
I took before photos and took all my measurements. I hope when I measure again on March 23rd, I have some more of this winter weight removed. Like anything else, you have to stick with it to see results and I really feel this is something I can stick with. If you are interested in learning more about the 21 Day Fix DVD, connect with my friend Nicole Simmonds and Team Fit Mission group. Click HERE to learn more about Nicole and HERE for her Team Fit Mission Facebook Group.
What are some of your favorite workouts?