21 Day Fix

So today I’ve started my first 21 Day Fix!

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So what’s the 21 Day Fix?! It’s a program designed to help address the problem that most of us have with portion control. You get different containers that correlate with different food groups.

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Green: Vegetables
Purple: Fruits
Red: Protein
Orange: Seeds/Oil
Yellow: Carbs
Blue: Fats/Cheese

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Massive food prep for the Fix!!

So I’m going to be eating in the second ‘calorie category’ . According to the booklet I should be eating in the first one.. The math looks like this:

Weight x 11 = 1430 (Let’s not do any division to figure out my weight here 😉 )
Add 400 for daily workout DVDs (come with program) = 1830
Subtract 750 for calorie deficiency = 1080

Then they said that if you’re under 1200 to bump up to the first calorie category which is 1200-1450 calories. Well, since I’m ultramarathon training and many of the days I’m training and running 5+ miles as well as doing T25 I’ve decided that I’m not going to eat in a deficient, and I will burn more than 400 calories most days.

SO: Weight x 11 = 1430
Add calories burned/day (~150+ on ONLY T25 days, or ~500+ on running & T25 days) = 1580-1930

So I’ve decided that eating EVERYDAY in the second category is going to be best for my body and my training!

Roommate and my fridge last night after we both prepped for today/the week.

Roommate and my fridge last night after we both prepped for today/the week.

I’m excited to see what results that I have by nourishing my body with the proper amounts of the proper nutrients! 🙂 I’ll keep you guys updated!!

 

 amount of 'before/during/after' pictures I have is getting a bit ridiculous! BUT I love putting them side by side to see results after a few weeks!

amount of ‘before/during/after’ pictures I have is getting a bit ridiculous! BUT I love putting them side by side to see results after a few weeks!

If you have any questions about the Fix or any Beachbody program feel free to comment below or email me at healthyindetroit at gmail dot com.

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What I Ate Wednesday!

It has been a LONG time since I’ve done a WIAW.. Maybe because I feel like my meals just got boring and were all pretty much the same so I figured none of you guys wanted to see that.. Oh well. I guess if you don’t you can hit that little X in the corner of your screen now….

Are you still with me?! AWWWWW, I knew I liked you guys!

So let’s first give credit where credit is due: To Miss Jenn over at Peas & Crayons for organizing this awesome link up every week!

Now, onto my Tuesday eats.

My post-workout breakfast (which I totally forgot to photograph) was a delicious smoothie. Made of 1 cup frozen berries, 1 cup spinach, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop light vanilla creme muscle milk, and 1 scoop vanilla Herbalife Formula 1.

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I then made some coffee at work and proceeded to sip on it all morning.. I don’t know why, but coffee at work is never as good as coffee at home.

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Morning snack is a must when I go to the gym in the morning. Since I ran out of my beloved Luna Protein bars,  I decided to snack on an apple that I brought to work but didn’t eat on Monday.

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Lunch consisted on 1/2 chicken breast, ~1.5 cups of brussels, 1/2 cup of quinoa with some pasta sauce on top. Sorry, picture is half eaten as usual. OH, I even got to have two little grape leaves that my labmate brought from home.. Oh how I LOVE Lebanese food!

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Got home around 5pm and started making dinner, but decided to try a Kroger brand greek yogurt that I just bought at the grocery store. It was really yummy!

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Dinner is always a tough thing for me to decide on. Luckily I went grocery shopping on my way home and could pick up some food so that I could make some of my First Time Curry. Served the curry over some rice for a complete meal.

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Dinner was at 6pm, so around 7pm so I didn’t have a grumbling tummy when I went to bed I had an apple and some organic peanut butter!

Fitness has taken over my Christmas List!!

So, what does a twenty-something ask for for Christmas? Well, I mean other than abs? ok, ok, I know, I know, I have to work for those! Well, let me tell you what I’m asking for for Christmas! Basically inspired by the fact that I registered for the Winter Warriors Half Marathon Series, and that I need to get my butt into gear and start training for summer triathlons.

1. Underwater Audio‘s waterproof iPod. Talk about having a great time in the pool with this!

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2. The Original Buff. Need to keep that neck warm on those cold runs!

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3. Allied Medal Display, medal hanger. It’s just too perfect.

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4. Running gloves from Target. No need to get all fancy. (As will be with most of the clothes.)

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5. Active Headband from Target.

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6. Compression tights from Target.

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7. Compression Long sleeves shirt from Target.

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8. Some socks more ‘specific’ for running, from Target.

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9. And JUST added this week, Saucony Women’s Guide 6 GTX. To help keep my toesies warm while running in the snow!

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If it’s not obvious, my mom got a part-time job at Target this Holiday season.. SO it just made sense to try to find as much of the gear that I wanted at Target.. Saves money! =D

In no way am I expecting to get all of this stuff, but I just gave my parents a large list of ‘wants’ and am letting them choose what they want to get me.