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.
Curtsey Lunge – Lower Fix
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!).
Apple (1 purple)
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.
1 banana (1 purple) and 2 tsp peanut butter
Hello there, old friend.
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.