A year ago I was looking to make changes to my lifestyle in terms of nutrition and workouts. There is always that struggle working for a smaller company where there is not a cafeteria and you either bring your food or drive to a fast-food place or restaurant. Neither tends to be great from a healthy or cost perspective. Initially I was reluctant to join Beachbody since sticking to a workout routine is not easy. The best way to get started is the 21-Day Fix (also called 21-Day Challenge.) The focus is making healthy nutrition and workout changes to your lifestyle that you can live with once the 21-days is over. The initial workouts were tough – you realize how much you do not move! In studying their 21-Day Fix meal plan, I realized that my diet included far too many carbs and fruits. No matter the workout routines, if I didn’t make sensible food choices, my goals would not be reached. A few years ago, Greg and I were playing a lot of disc golf – burning a ton of calories – but not losing any weight. Now when I review the food choices, it is understandable.
I love Autumn’s (founder and trainer of 21-Day Fix) focus on the importance of nutrition.
Through the 21-Day Fix Program and other Beachbody programs, I found workout routines that actually translates to results! My food planning is better than ever and I am eating clean about 80% of the time. A year later I still love everything about Beachbody including all the different types of workouts to avoid the boredom that can come with working out. My year of healthiest living, which includes drinking Shakeology every day, has been commemorated with a wonderful gift from Beachbody.
My renewed focus on health is also coming at a good time. This fall Greg and I are planning a New Hampshire hiking trip. We will bring the Beachbody nutrition with us that includes Shakeology and their workout performance line. In the meantime I will continue to improve my workout routines to handle those rugged New Hampshire hikes! Stay tuned for more blogs on healthy living and nutrition. Currently new healthy recipes are being explored that I hope you will also enjoy! And let me know about your lifestyle changes journey!