I wanted to make a post about how to get started right with the 21 Day Fix. I know that when I first opened my package, I was overwhelmed. I thought the containers were small and that there was no way I could stick to eating so healthy for 21 Days. It’s the truth. I have always struggled with eating and I felt like that was going to be the hardest thing for me. So these 7 tips will help you get started right and set you up for an awesome 21 days. I know it’s what made a difference for me.
Tip #1: Email Your Coach
Let him/her know that you got the package and that you are ready to go and that you are going to go through everything by a certain date. If you don’t have a coach, that’s ok! I am here for you. CLICK HERE TO MAKE ME YOUR COACH:)
Tip #2: Open Up Your Package!
Seems obvious right? Well I have had a few customers order and then let the package sit, unopened, waiting for….??? That right day/week/month?? There will never be a right time. There is only the time that you decide to make this happen! Go through EVERYTHING in the package and read the ENTIRE Nutrition Guide. There is a wealth of knowledge in there and you will be surprised at how many of your questions are answered.
Tip #3: Calculate Your Calories
In the beginning of the book is the formula used to calculate your calories. This number will correlate to a level and you will know how many of each container you need to eat each day. If you are nursing, you will want to take into account the number of extra calories you need to fuel your body. I added 500 extra calories when I completed the program at 3 months post baby #2.
Tip #4: Be Ready to Track Your Containers
The book comes with a tally sheet for a reason–you won’t be able to keep track of a full day of food in your head. It’s best to be prepared! So print extra sheets online, create your own tracker, or even download the APP HERE (this one is for iPhones only but I believe there is an app for Droid too).
Tip #5: Set Goals
You will want to set some specific and measurable goals. Someone from the outside should be able to tell that you have reached them or that you are doing what it takes to get there. Your goals should sound like you already achieved them. So: I worked out 7 days a week for 21 days and lost 10lbs. Write your goals down on paper and look at them every single day.
Attach a why to your goals. WHY do you want to workout? Why do you want to lose weight? Do you have a wedding coming up? Do you want to fit into those awesome jeans again? Do you need to do something to help improve your health overall? Setting a why will help you stay focused and give you BIGGER push to workout.
Tip #6: Take Your Before Pics and Measurements
Sometimes the scale gets stuck. Sometimes it moves and we still feel like we look the same! If you take your before pics and measurements you will be amazed at the changes that happen in your body in just 21 Days. Changes that you don’t see when you look in the mirror because you look at yourself every single day.
Tip #7: Participate in the Group
I put my all into every single group I run as a coach. You will receive so many tools to help you have success. And when you are struggling, all you need to do is show up and ask for advice. When you want to celebrate a win, share it. And believe it or not, you have some tips to share too. We are all in this together and the group is created for you. If you are not part of a Challenge Group and would like more details about mine, please send me a friend request/message on Facebook.
Those are my 7 tips for getting started right with the 21 Day Fix. If you have others, be sure to leave them in the comments and best of everything to you on your fitness journey!