21 Day Fix – Week 1 Recap

Well it’s Monday again and I’m happy to report I survived the first week of 21 Day Fix. When I tried it before, I didn’t give it all of my effort because I was afraid it would be too hard, I wouldn’t be able to find anything to eat, and I would have to constantly cook (which isn’t so bad unless your dishwasher decides to go on the fritz the day before you meal prep). To be honest, I used way too many excuses on why I didn’t try it in the past because after this week I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner.

Yes, there is some planning that has to be done. Yes, it might be a little bit more expensive that your normal grocery shopping. Yes, there is cooking involved but I was able to get by with minimal cooking thanks to my good friend Trader Joe’s. I love Trader Joe’s for the sense that I can buy healthy products without breaking the bank (I’m looking at you Whole Foods). I was able to stock up on already made caesar salads, spicy california rolls, non-fat greek yogurt, freeze dried blueberries and already cooked chicken to make my meals 100 times easier. I was able to pack up my breakfast, two snacks and a lunch the night before so all I had to do was grab my lunch back and head to work. Brandon and I went to dinner on Wednesday night for Houston Restaurant Week, but since I knew I would want pasta I saved my carbs for dinner.

Here are a few things I ate this week

Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet

This was by far the best meal I cooked all week. My fiancee asked when I was going to make it again as he went for his second helping. The only modifications I made was I used spicy mustard instead of dijion and added some red pepper flakes.

Workouts for the Week
Total Body Cardio (21 Day Fix Plan)
TRX – Holy Soreness
Arms workout at home
Spin – In hopes of sweating out wine and sushi

The weekend kind of threw my 21 Day Fix plan for a loop with a sushi dinner, popcorn at the movies and not getting enough greens in. I didn’t beat myself up about it,  I chose to move on and make better decisions for the upcoming week. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or tweet me @BalsamoHeather. I would love to hear from you.

Pounds Lost

I’m heading to Louisiana tomorrow with my company to volunteer with the Red Cross to help those affected by the recent flooding. I’m really looking forward to helping those in need.

There won’t be a Beauty Haul this week, but I’m going to participate in a fun month end linkup called “What’s Up Wednesday!?!” so be sure to check back.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather 


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