21 Day Fix – Day 3

The Workout: Lower Fix

There are many four letter words I dread hearing, but today I added a new one to the list… “HOLD”. Why you ask? Because at the end of each of these minute-long exercises, Autumn would casually ask you to “hold” your position for the last 10 seconds. You’re thinking, 10 seconds? I could do anything for 10 seconds! Well, sure you can, but there may be sweat pouring down your body and tears welling up in your eyes while you’re doing it. OK I’m exaggerating. But I can assure you this workout was fierce, my legs felt so strong afterwards and I really worked up a sweat. Once again, I was really impressed at how she incorporated weights into a lower body workout. This exercise is called the Curtsey Lunge, which involves holding your heavy weights at shoulder height, and bending your leg behind you until your knee almost touches the ground. You are working every inch of your body, and this is what you can expect from every exercise in this workout.

21 Day Fix - Lower Fix
Curtsey Lunge – Lower Fix

The Meals

Breakfast

21 Day Fix - Day 3 Breakfast
Half of a bagel (1 yellow)

Yup, I decided to change it up a bit. This is a millet sourdough bagel, so it’s not whole wheat like they suggest, but millet is also super healthy and the other ingredients are just as good… brown rice flour, flaxseed, the list goes on. Don’t worry, I’ll be back to eggs and toast tomorrow (which is also millet sourdough!).

Snack #1

21 Day Fix Snack - Apple
Apple (1 purple)

Lunch

21 Day Fix - Zesty Sriracha Shrimp and Quinoa
21 Day Fix - Zesty Sriracha Shrimp and Quinoa
Shrimp (2 red), baked broccoli (1 green), and quinoa (1 yellow)

This, my friends, was such a treat. I rarely make myself a lunch with something as extravagant as shrimp, but this was so easy to prepare I know I’ll be doing it again soon. You can find the recipe here.

Snack #2

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

Hello there, old friend.

Dinner

21 Day Fix - Stuffed Peppers

21 Day Fix - Stuffed Pepper
Green pepper (1 green), salad (1 green), ground turkey (2 red), cheese (1 blue), and Balsamic dressing (1 orange)

I’ve made stuffed pepper lots of times but usually I include brown rice. I had already used both my yellow containers earlier today so I threw caution to the wind and made this without rice, and honestly it was so good I wasn’t even missing those carbs. I seasoned the ground turkey with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and Worcestershire sauce, and once it was almost done cooking I tossed in some chopped tomatoes and half the cheese. I also topped it with some more cheese before I baked it. Paired it with a side salad with homemade 21 Day Fix Balsamic vinaigrette and it’s quite a meal!

When I planned the meals for this week, I had planned a third snack for after dinner, usually a red container. But by the time I put the kids to bed it’s too late to eat, so I’ve been adding that snack #3 container to my dinner. I love that although this program requires you to make a plan and stick to it, it’s flexible enough that I change it on the fly to better fit my day.

So another good day. I woke up sore today, which is really saying something because that hasn’t happened since I was doing Insanity. I’m loving these workouts and I swear I’m eating more now than I ever was.

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11 Comments on “21 Day Fix – Day 3

  1. thank you so much for keeping this journal. the recipes look great and i look forward to trying them. u have made it much easier for me to follow the 21 day fix…thanks so much!!!

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  2. Do you have the recipe for the stuffed peppers listed somewhere? They look amazing! I’m super new to cooking more vegetables!

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  3. You know what, I don’t actually have the recipe posted! I should really do that! It’s pretty simple really, just brown the ground turkey and season it with Worcestershire, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper. I usually chop up a tomato and toss that in while it’s cooking as well. Then I dump in some marinara sauce and cheese and cook til the cheese melts. The peppers just need to have their tops cut off and seeds removed, then boiled for 5 minutes. Then they’re ready to be stuffed, topped with cheese, and baked at 350 for about 20 minutes or so, until the cheese on top melts.

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  4. I have to echo all the previous comments about your blog, this is so awesome! I was completely overwhelmed by the containers and the long list of food. You’ve made this so much easier and I’m excited to read your journal each day to see what’s next! Thank you so much!

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