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I recently completed the 21 Day Fix and LOVED it! I’ve done other Beachbody workouts (P90X, Insanity, Brazil Butt Lift, 10-minute Trainer, and T-25) and this is one that I’d been wanting to try for awhile and finally just got it done. This 21 Day Fix Review gives you all of the details of this Beachbody program.
21 Day Fix Review
The 21 Day Fix is a Beachbody program that includes:
- 8 (30 minute) Workouts on 2 DVDs
- Eating Plan
- 7 Color Coded Containers & Shakeology Shaker Cup
- 3 Day Quick Fix Guide
The 21 Day Fix was created by celebrity fitness trainer, Autumn Calabrese. According to the Start Here guide “experts say it takes 21 days to get over a bad habit and replace it with a good one, ” hence the 21 days. The program focuses on developing good, clean eating and exercise habits. It’s not just a “diet”. The goal is to help you become more aware of what you eat and make a permanant lifestyle change. The plan includes treats & wine so how bad could it be?
- Yoga Mat
- Set of Light & Heavy Dumbbells OR Resistance Bands
The 21 Day Fix has a different 30-minute workout for each day of the week and a bonus Ab workout.
- Total Body Cardio Fix
- Upper Fix
- Lower Fix
- Pilates Fix
- Cardio Fix
- Dirty 30
- Yoga Fix
- 10-Minute Fix for Abs (Bonus)
Here’s the schedule I created so I can cross off the workouts as I complete them and print again when I’m ready to do it all over again.
The Eating Plan
This was probably one of the hardest meal plans for me to create. It took me three times to get it right the first week. I like to plan my meals & cook by recipe, not just portions (protein, vegetable, carb, etc). It should be so simple, and to most people probably is, but my mind just doesn’t work that way and if I think about food too much I don’t want to eat it. I also need variety so I’m not one of the people who can meal prep on Sunday and have the same thing all week, bleh. Luckily I found this awesome meal planning spreadsheet on Fancy House Road.
Eating on the 21 Day Fix is all about preparation, so taking the time to plan your meals and check off your boxes makes eating during the week a breeze. We usually eat a pretty healthy diet but it was very eye-opening for me to see I was eating way too many carbs and not enough vegetables. Visit my Weekly Menu page to check out new menus every week. You’ll be able to tell when we’re watching what we eat. For more on healthy menu planning check out my meal planning post.
I like the way the workouts are broken down into rounds & segments. For most of the workouts you do each exercise for 1 minute followed by 20 seconds of rest. As Autumn says, “You can do anything for a minute!” You’ll be checking the countdown timer to see if your 60 seconds are almost over. The workouts are tough but they also offer a modifier. If you’re just starting out you can stay with Kat.
My husband and I both got great results (you can check out my before & after pics on my Beachbody page). I noticed a big difference in my hips, legs, shoulders, back and obliques. To get the best results we followed the meal plan and used Shakeology. If you’re ready to develop better eating and fitness habits you should give the 21 Day Fix a try. It’s only 21 days (3 weeks) and it’s working here!
Have you tried the 21 Day Fix? What is your favorite recipe or workout?