21 Day Fix – Day 6

The Workout: Dirty 30

21 Day Fix - Dirty 30
Dirty 30 – Renegade Row
21 Day Fix - Dirty 30
Dirty 30 – Side Plank Raise
21 Day Fix - Dirty 30
Dirty 30 – Chest Fly Raise

Dirty 30… I don’t even know where to begin. This workout was packed with so many intense and unique exercises, some with weights and some without. I felt totally worked and loved every minute of it. I think this might be my favorite workout, partly because there were so many new exercise and partly because it was, in my opinion, the hardest workout and therefore the one I need to improve upon the most. I love weights and some of the moves Autumn had us doing were pretty unbelievable. The Renegade Rows involve getting into high plank position, and then using your heavy weight in one hand to do rows. I’m not the most coordinated person out there so this was a little tricky for me at first, trying to find my balance and still lift a 10 lb. weight. Helpful hint: engage your core, butt, legs, and pretty much every other muscle in your body so you don’t fall over and drop a weight on your face. Speaking of your core, the side plank raise was a new twist on a familiar move. Once you’re in side plank position, take your non-supporting arm above your head, in line with your supporting arm. Then raise and lower your non-supporting leg while again clenching every muscle in your body for balance. This move is no joke! The modifier rested on her knee instead on her foot in plank position and even that looked hard. Another weighted exercise was the Chest Fly Raise, which again started out familiar and then got crazy. You start out laying on your back, holding your heavy weights in the air above your head with your legs straight up in the air. As you lower your arms into a chest fly, your legs lower to just above the floor, and then you raise your arms and legs together into the air again. Again, squeeze that core so you don’t brain yourself with a pair of dumbbells. Moral to the story: Dirty 30 is incredibly intense and you’re definitely going to need weights you can handle so you don’t hurt yourself. Be prepared for anything because Autumn is going to keep you on your toes for sure.

The Meals


21 Day Fix Breakfast - 2 eggs and toast
2 eggs (1 red), 1 slice of toast (1 yellow)


21 Day Fix Lunch - Salad with grilled chicken, grapes and feta
21 Day Fix Lunch - Salad with grilled chicken, grapes and feta

Spinach (1 green), grilled chicken (1 red), grapes (1/2 purple), reduced fat feta (1/2 blue), dressing (1/2 orange)

p>I’ve been having a lot of filling, carb-loaded lunches this week so today was a nice change of pace. Baby spinach, grilled chicken, red grapes, reduced fat feta cheese and the Fix’s balsamic dressing. Sweet and tangy, crunchy and crisp, and even without carbs it’s totally satisfying.


21 Day Fix - Day 6 Dinner - Grilled Buffalo Chicken, broccoli, pasta salad
Grilled Buffalo Chicken (1 red), roasted broccoli (1 green), pasta salad (1 yellow, 1/2 blue, 1/2 orange)< p>Tonight I had family over for a cookout, so my guests had burgers and hot dogs, while I had one of my favorite meals ever: Grilled Buffalo Chicken. I enjoyed the same sides as everyone else, a little pasta salad with dressing, feta and bell peppers and baked broccoli. There were cupcakes for dessert which I let everyone else enjoy, but don’t feel to bad for me because I’m planning to polish off the rest of that cheesecake that’s calling to me from the refrigerator. I just have to wait til I’m alone so I don’t have to share!

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6 Comments on “21 Day Fix – Day 6

  1. Emilie, I’m so glad the blog is helping you stick with it! It gets easier, I promise! I love to have Shakeology for breakfast since mornings are very rushed for us. I didn’t drink it during my first round of the Fix but I’ve been drinking it for over a year now and I love it! It really makes nutrition simpler for me. And even though I prefer it in the morning, really any time is a great time to drink it 😉


  2. I just came across your blog and this is the inspiration and help I needed. I have been on and off this 21 day fix for a few months now after my second son and the food planning is what is killing me, then I give up and give up on the workouts. This has inspired me that I can do it since your meals are right up my ally! So thank you!!! One question though, when do you have your shakeology?


  3. Hi Angel, great question. I chopped up some peppers, tomatoes, and other raw veggies and tossed them and the pasta in some dressing… I believe I used the 21 Day Fix Balsamic Vinaigrette but I think the Creamy Herb or Dijon would be amazing too!


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