21 Day Fix – Day 2

The Workout: Upper Body Fix

For some reason, I went into this thinking it would only be working the arms, and boy was I wrong. Basically everything from your abs up will be burning by the end of this workout. You’ll need a set of light and heavy weights, I used 5lbs and 10lbs. There were a few typical arm exercises I’d seen before, but mostly everything else was new and challenging. One thing I’m noticing is that Autumn is the master of working multiple muscle groups. No movement is wasted, it’s all designed to work you to the fullest. Which is why only 21 days later, people are seeing amazing results!

The Meals

Breakfast

Day 2 Breakfast
2 eggs (1 red), 1 slice of toast (1 yellow)

I gave you fair warning, you’re going to see a lot of eggs and toast. If you see me throw in a bagel or something into the mix, you don’t have to hide your surprise.

Snack #1

21 Day Fix Snack - Banana and Peanut Butter
1 banana (1 purple) and 2 tsp peanut butter

Again, I warned you. I mean, I get 2 tsp. a day, you think I’d waste it on anything other than peanut butter? Please.

Lunch

21 Day Fix Shredded Chicken Tacos
21 Day Fix Shredded Chicken Tacos
Shredded chicken (1 red), 2 6″ corn taco shells (1 yellow), salsa, lettuce, onion (1 green), cheese (1 blue), plain Greek yogurt (1/2 red)

Here is last night’s dinner, back and better than ever. I had so much chicken, salsa and veggies I couldn’t even fit it all in the taco shells. Which was fine with me since that allowed me to create a perfect little taco side salad. Another lunch that left me feeling super full!

Snack #2

21 Day Fix Snack - Apples and almonds
Apples (1 purple), whole raw almonds (1 orange)
CORRECTION: almonds are actually a blue container! My bad.

After mowing the lawn I was starving, and this snack hit the spot! I don’t usually eat nuts unless they’re part of a recipe like this one or this one but today I discovered plain almonds are pretty amazing. I foresee a lot of orange containers filled with these little guys in my future. (CORRECTION: almonds are actually a BLUE container! I know, I was surprised too. Peanuts are the only nuts that are orange, along with flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds.)

Dinner

21 Day Fix Chicken Sausage, Roasted Squash
Chicken Sausage (1 red), roasted zucchini and yellow squash (2 greens)

Remember lunch yesterday? Here it is again, minus the quinoa and with another green container of those delicious veggies. I’m really enjoying how little I’m actually cooking during the Fix, since I’m cooking batches of simple foods and using them in various ways. I’ve even had enough leftovers for my 6 year old, who enjoyed the rest of the shredded chicken from my tacos. This was important because today is Taco Tuesday, which is a real thing in our house and is observed religiously like a weekly holiday. I’m not even kidding.

So another day down and I’m still feeling great about everything. What I love most is the eating plan, which doesn’t feel at all like a diet and more like a blueprint for how I should be eating for the rest of my life. So many diets ask you to cut out one food group or another, or count calories or points, and it’s just not realistic to live your life like that for an extended period of time. But this plan is a keeper. Granted, I’m only 2 days in, so I guess you should ask me again in 19 more days. But so far, I’m pretty confident I’m going to stick with it for a lot longer.

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26 Comments on “21 Day Fix – Day 2

  1. So what does the specific count of almonds or walnuts mean?? Healthy Fats section “12 almonds, whole or raw”

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  3. You’re absolutely right, a banana is equal to 1 purple container. I should have explained that the bananas I had were particularly small, and when I cut them, they fit perfectly into the container. Normal sized bananas will likely all equal 1, though 🙂

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  4. A banana is considered 2 fruit, so 1 of them woukd be 2 purple containers, not 1 ☺

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  5. The portion is for one person. So for example the meal with the chicken sausage and roasted veggies was comprised of 1 red container full of sausage and 2 green containers full of veggies. Hope that makes sense!

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  6. If its one red and one green what is the portion size? I’m new to 21 day fix

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  7. You’re exactly right Jo, thanks for pointing that out! Here’s a list:
    12 almonds, whole, raw
    8 cashews, whole, raw
    14 peanuts, whole, raw
    20 pistachios whole, raw
    1o pecan halves, raw
    8 walnut halves, raw

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  8. I thought you have a Certain amount of nuts = blue container…12 almonds = 1 blue not to fill up the blue container.

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  9. Looks yummy – but I think the corn tortillas are supposed to be the fresh ones – not fried.

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  10. Perfect, thanks! I am meal prepping tomorrow and this is on the list!

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  11. Hi Amy, great question. I don’t have a recipe but it’s pretty simple. Prepare the sausage according to the package directions… I believe I used a small amount of oil and cooked them in a pan on each side for a few minutes, til they were brown. For the squash/zucchini I just chopped them in pieces, tossed them in a bit of oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, and probably a Mrs Dash seasoning blend. Roast them on 400 for about 10-15 min, take them out and flip them, then cook for an additional 10 min or so. I’m pretty sure I caramelized some onions as well… chop onions small and cook on med-low in a small amount of oil for about 10 min. Toss everything together and there you have it. Sometimes I drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on it as well. Hope this helps!

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  12. How did you fix your chicken sausage and squash/zucchini? Is there a recipe to link? Thanks!

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  13. Raw nuts like cashews, almonds, peanuts and pecans are all in the blue container if they are left whole, not chopped. Seeds are orange containers, as well as chopped nuts because chopped nuts are smaller and you need a smaller portion size. Hope this helps!

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  14. I just received my 21 day fix plan and in the book under the orange container the first thing on the list is Raw nuts, chopped. Would this not include almonds, cashews etc? Seeds, peanuts and flax are listed separately in the orange category so what else would raw nuts be?

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  15. Brit, chicken and turkey sausage are a better substitute than regular sausage, but it should be a “sometimes” food because the sodium can be high. Make sure you also check the ingredients to ensure it’s clean… I like the Aidells brand. http://www.aidells.com/ Enjoy!

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