21 Day Fix – Day 5

The Workout: Cardio Fix

21 Day Fix - Cardio Fix
Cardio Fix – Down & Ups

Having loved Shaun T. and his insane brand of cardio for years, I really wasn’t sure what to expect from Autumn. I was not disappointed. This workout is not nearly as intense as some of Shaun’s workouts, but still extremely effective. Like the other workouts, each exercise is a minute each, followed by a 20 second rest. There were a lot of the common exercises I’ve seen before, like burpees and mountain climbers, but the challenge was having to do each of these for a full minute. Your heart will definitely be pounding by the end of this one! The bonus exercise for this workout is called Down and Ups, which is a killer. You begin in plank position, and then lower yourself to your forearms one at a time, and then raise back into plank one arm at a time. I don’t care who you are, do that for a minute and you’re spent!

The Meals

Breakfast

Day 5 Breakfast - Banana and Peanut Butter
1 banana (1 purple) and 2 tsp peanut butter

Snack

21 Day Fix - Day  5 Snack #1
Apple (1 purple)

Lunch

21 Day Fix - Day 5 Lunch - Ground Turkey, rice, veggies
21 Day Fix - Day 5 Lunch - Ground Turkey, rice, veggies
Ground turkey (2 reds), brown rice (1 yellow), roasted zucchini and squash (1 green)
Remember that stuffed pepper the other night? Well here is that leftover ground turkey, mixed with some seasoned and roasted squash and zucchini and some brown rice. Incredibly simple, and so very filling! I was full all day until dinner time, so my second snack had to wait til after dinner.

Dinner

21 Day Fix - Dinner - Grilled Chicken, Salad, Cheesecake
Grilled Chicken (1 red), Salad (1 green), Balsamic dressing (1 orange)
21 Day Fix Approved Cheesecake (1 red, 1/4 purple)

Another super simple, super delicious dinner. I seasoned the chicken with Poultry Magic seasoning, and the salad is topped with the Fix Balsamic dressing that I absolutely love. I wound up chopping up the chicken and mixing it into the salad. And the best part? I had room for dessert! This healthy, raspberry-topped cheesecake is EVERYTHING. Make it immediately, then thank me later.

So I didn’t eat all my containers today, and that’s OK. I felt satisfied and didn’t need or want more food, which is incredible because before the Fix I was always down for a snack. I can really feel how this eating plan is changing my own natural eating pattern… I feel hungry at the same times each day and leave each meal feeling satiated. Since I didn’t have any yellow containers I might treat myself to a glass of wine.. I think I deserve it after that Cardio this morning!

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4 Comments on “21 Day Fix – Day 5

  1. when you aren’t using the containers for your protein, how do you measure per serving ie 3 grams? 4 grams? or more?

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  2. Hi Treena, great question. The red container is equal to 3/4 cup (6 oz or 170 grams), so that’s helpful to know when I’m making recipes with things like ground turkey, ricotta or Greek yogurt. Things like chicken breasts and other cuts of meat, fish or tofu are a little harder to measure without the container. I’ve found that I can usually fit about 1/2 of a chicken breast and an entire filet of salmon into the red container. Another trick I use is that I know I can fit my fist into the red container, so sometimes I just eyeball it based on the size of my fist. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions

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