The 21 Day Fix Results – Success breeds Inspiration!

I talked about my experience starting the 21 Day Fix HERE. After our awesome time experiencing the YUMMY side of Austin, I decided to take turn this into a 28 Day Fix – and get back on track another week after our trip to regroup! We DID make some smart choices in Austin and made sure to share a lot to watch portions.
Then there were moments we had wayyyyy to many “yellows” (a.k.a. Carbs) in the form of Austin goodies and sweets.
#Oops
BUT once home, I made a quick trip to the store and immediately food prepped so we had healthier goods in the fridge ready to get back into the week at work on a positive note.
Zucchini boats for the win!
Workouts haven’t ever been the issue with me. I LOVE IT. I LOVE the feeling I get when I get home from work and can let endorphins take over, making me stronger and sweaty and SUPER STELLAR!
FOOD is the main thing I can trip up over – le sigh – so the focus continues on with that – NO doubt!
How’d I do though?
By the way, posting any results or before/after photos is nervewrecking! It’s always scary to be judged or looked at BUT if I could motivate one person to try something new – to focus on THEM to be better in any way possible – it’s ALL worth it in the end.
I didn’t lose any POUNDS – which no biggie at ALL! I’m already semi-petite and wasn’t shooting for pounds lost, always inches and muscle tone – and that’s just what I got! I always stress for people to focus on changing their BODY COMPOSITION – more lean mass means more muscle burning fat down the road for the long haul! I LOST 10 INCHES ALL OVER! My waist, arms, hips, legs, all lost inches over the 28 day time span! I surprised myself! I even measured twice then three times with another measuring tape just to be sure! I mostly noticed a difference in how my jeans fit – perfectly without anything hanging over YAY. Also, my posture and back has gotten better with a renewed focus on yoga through ‘The Fix’ and in general with stretching.
I am SO much stronger and for that I am GRATEFUL!
Highlights:
* Easier focus on portions even for veggies and proteins so I ate less but more throughout the day
* Easy color-coded measuring/carrying containers
* Fun varied workouts easily incorporated into the week
*Shakeology has helped me get in an easy but EFFECTIVE breakfast daily and I owe a lot of my inches lost to it!
* Freebies like mustard and balsamic vinegar add TONS of flavor to food
* Creativity was encouraged for meal prep each week to keep it all fresh
Hiccups:
* I love sweets. It’s a problem. I know it. I am retraining myself to rarely eat them, see them as a treat, work them off, substitute them.
* Alcohol on vacation and weekends needs to be reeled in. It’s a treat like sweets, but not in excess.
All-in-All I LOVE recommending this program to people especially those wanting to focus on a multitude of workouts that are easy and under 30 minutes while also targeting their nutrition! SUCCESS is measured through victories NOT related to a scale, but related to how you feel and how you measure up in regards to muscle versus fat! I have had TONS of energy since I started Shakeology and now have that much more from drinking a ton of water and eating proper amounts of veggies and clean foods daily.
What now? I keep what I’ve learned in my back pocket, focusing on food portions and being aware of what I eat and when to FUEL my BODY! I maintain workouts and focus on strength through body resistance as well as remain MOTIVATED as I COACH OTHERS through this program! If you want MORE INFO ON the 21 DAY FIX – go HERE
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I also wanted to share another motivating SUCCESS STORY from a Beachbody family member of mine, Heather H.! Heather started out feeling overweight, unhealthy, having some chronic health issues she struggled with before she decided to TURN THE PAGE and make a change! She focused and FOUGHT hard from start to finish multiple Beachbody programs (Including Insanity Asylum and 21 Day fix most recently – she’s got workout A.D.D. like me!) along with taking Shakeology and has shown incredible results! She was part of a Challenge group early on as well (accountability group of peers like the ones I do monthly) and focused on fulfilling her DESTINY to lead a healthier and happier life! It was never instantaneous, but over the course of a year she lost over 70 lbs & 72 inches !
Heather’s story is so similar to mine so definitely hits home!
She also won $1000 from Beachbody in their Beachbody Challenge contest held monthly – she’s now up for the Quarterly prize and I want to virtually cheer her on to winning!

 Does seeing real-life stories motivate your own success?

What are you grateful for that you’ve done to get you in a positive place recently?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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31 Comments
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    April 30, 2014, 11:36 am

    Wow! You did great. I can def see the difference in muscle tone. Heather did sending too. Going to vote now;)

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      April 30, 2014, 11:36 am

      Amazing not sending. (Ugh auto correct) lol

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      April 30, 2014, 12:16 pm

      Thanks so much girlie!

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    April 30, 2014, 12:25 pm

    You did awesome, Kat! Ten inches is so impressive!!

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    April 30, 2014, 12:33 pm

    Wow!!! 10 inches is amazing! I see the results the most from the side and back, and you look amazing! Congratulations, girl!

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    April 30, 2014, 12:42 pm

    What did you put on the Zuch boats? They look awesome!!

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    April 30, 2014, 1:13 pm

    Wow, what a transformation in just a month’s time! Hard work and focus definitely pays off! Way to go!

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    April 30, 2014, 1:21 pm

    Awesome Girl! Dedication and persistence defiantly pay off!

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    April 30, 2014, 1:43 pm

    Well done my friend! You are adorable. Way to stay on the plan!

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    April 30, 2014, 1:52 pm

    Great job, friend! You look even more fabulous!

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    April 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

    Great results-it is a brave thing to post photos online but you look great! I have the same hiccups as you. I’m trying to limit alcohol to the weekends and keep my sweet tooth in check!

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    April 30, 2014, 2:09 pm

    What awesome results Kat! You look amazing!!!

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    April 30, 2014, 2:10 pm

    Wow that is a lot of inches lost, you look great and I love your non worry over not losing weight, clearly the results speak for themself. Great job you look awesome!

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    April 30, 2014, 2:22 pm

    Great job Kat! You are inspiring so many (myself included!). I need to eat better too. I love a damn cupcake. Lol

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    April 30, 2014, 2:27 pm

    Congrats on your amazing results! I loved seeing your before and after pictures. Awesome job!

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    April 30, 2014, 6:02 pm

    Nice work girl! 🙂

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    April 30, 2014, 7:51 pm

    This program is totally awesome! My girlfriend saw just as much of a drastic change with her experience too. I have a feeling I’ll be doing this postpartum.
    Great Job Kat! Way to set the bar.

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    April 30, 2014, 9:34 pm

    Love the pic of you flexing! #welcometothegunshow 🙂

    T.

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    April 30, 2014, 10:21 pm

    Great results – it is the inches that count & how the clothes fit!

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    April 30, 2014, 10:41 pm

    Nice work! Dialing in the nutrition is a toughie for me too. In the weeks leading up to a race, I’m very diligent about it, but if I don’t have a race on the near horizon (like now), then it’s tougher to make the best choices–like eating a coworker’s Starbursts. 🙂

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    May 1, 2014, 12:04 am

    You look amazing as always.

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    May 1, 2014, 1:14 am

    You look strong and beautiful! And that cupcake looked amazing too!

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    May 1, 2014, 2:20 am

    Great job!! You look so strong. And love Heather’s story!

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    May 1, 2014, 1:48 pm

    Well done you definitely look toned and strong in the after pictures! Good on ya 🙂

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    May 1, 2014, 1:56 pm

    Way to go!!! You look great. I hear you on the sugar and the booze… they’re my weaknesses!

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    May 1, 2014, 5:11 pm

    I am so impressed with your results. 10 inches and you can see such a change in your photos. I am definitely going to adjust my diet a bit more in the next few months….I have such a sweet tooth and Easter candy is still lingering around my house!

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    May 1, 2014, 5:33 pm

    You are gorgeous chick! Thanks for sharing your progress and I voted for your friend 😉

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    May 1, 2014, 8:26 pm

    Also..I nominated you for a Liebster award Kat! No pressure…it’s just for fun so I understand if you don’t participate. 🙂 http://www.roadrunnergirl.com/2014/05/the-liebster-award.html

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    May 2, 2014, 12:20 am

    Wow – super inspiring! Regarding sweets, if you have chocolate cravings you might be magnesium deficient. I increased my magnesium because of migraines and leg cramps and realized after a few months that I no longer craved chocolate (& I’d been a chocoholic my whole life)

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    October 14, 2014, 3:28 pm

    WOW. Great work Kat & Heather! WHOA!!! I really need to watch my sugar intake. My activity level has decreased a fair bit but my appetite for treats has not and that has contributed to some unwanted inches around my midsection. Those need to go STAT!!!
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