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!
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.
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.
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!
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.)
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.