I was so shocked how sore my muscles were last week. I guess I forget that anytime I start a new workout, I get really sore. My muscles get used to what I was doing and then when I change it up...Boom...they get confused and sore again. But that's what makes them stronger!
Here was the schedule for my week and review of the workouts!
Monday: Plyo Fix Extreme - Ok...My legs get nervous when I see the word PLYO. So to be honest I was quite nervous about this workout. It really pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me work harder since plyometrics are not my go to exercise. It wasn't my favorite of all the workouts, but I know it works my legs...my legs were definitely jello afterward!
Wednesday: Pilates Fix Extreme - I'll be honest, I'm mot a huge fan of Mat Pilates, however, since Autumn adds in the Resistance Bands with this, it totally changes everything about this workout! I REALLY like this Pilates workout, A LOT!! It makes such a huge difference in level of workout you get when you add the bands in! It's not boring and you come out feeling like you got a great Pilates workout!!
Thursday: Lower Fix Extreme - UGH...I have a love/hate relationship with leg workouts. Autumn LOVES leg days, which always scares me... I know they are the biggest muscle group so for that reason I like working them. She actually breaks up this workout into manageable exercises. What I DO like about it is that it's not just a "squat for a minute" type workout. It's more interval-like where you'll squat with weights for 30 seconds and then the other 30 seconds you do squat jumps. So each exercise is kind of broken up like that. It makes the time go by faster and breaks up the monotony of just one exercise for a minute.
Friday: Cardio Fix Extreme - Ok...so, not the best workout for me on this day! I am not sure what happened to me on cardio day, but I had a minor injury/irritation with the top of my foot. Each time I bent my left foot, like standing in a high heel, then I would get this "bone pinch" type feeling. It almost felt like the tiny little bones in the top of my foot felt twisted. It would bring me almost to my knees when it would happen. So, needless to say, I had to modify quite a bit on this one and my focus was more on my foot rather than the workout itself!
Saturday: Dirty 30 Extreme - LOVE THIS WORKOUT! Ok, honestly as I sit here and write about the Dirty 30 workout...I don't remember specifics of this workout other than the fact that going through it, I REALLY liked this workout! It was fun, I felt like I got a great burn and it went by fast! Definitely a favorite!
Sunday: Yoga Extreme - So, I go back and forth with liking yoga and not. I think it just depends on my mood for that day. I know that it's really great for stretching and balance, but sometimes I just don't feel it...I guess I was having one of those days. There were parts of it that I really liked and I felt like I got a good stretch, but there were other parts that were a little too slow for me and I just wasn't able to get into the entire workout! Just being honest!
So, those are my thoughts on the 7 days of workouts! Overall, I really enjoyed last week! I was SO super sore this week, I really didn't expect how sore I would be and how much it would be a shock to my muscles.
I'll continue week 2 as planned with all the workouts...I will be more focused on my nutrition. I did a pretty good job overall on my nutrition. I think there is definitely room for improvement on my end. I did end up losing 2.5 lbs in the first week! That was exciting!!!
|PB & Strawberry Oatmeal - A Favorite 21 DFX Recipe|
Here's my meal plan for this week. I made some adjustments on when I eat particular things like my protein. I found that when I had a snack with protein in the morning I was actually more hungry throughout the day. So I have tried playing around with the time of day that I have certain food groups to see if that makes a difference in my hunger when I'm most likely to "crave" foods!!
|21 Day Fix Extreme Meal Plan Week 2|
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