Yes. A couple avocados do cost more than a super-size bag of cheesy poofs. Healthy food can be more expensive than processed food. But it doesn’t have to be. Before I show you the math, let me ask:
Yep, it’s green. And kinda weird. But you may have fallen in love with matcha just like I have.
My Fitness Journey
6lbs. 7 inches. 1 dress size. 21 days.
If you want something you’ve never had, do something you’ve never done.
Quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m kind of obsessed with eggs. The egg people should sponsor me. Just saying.
This is part of the 21 Day Fix Basics series. If you’re just getting started with the 21 Day Fix or are curious as to what you would need if you did it, here’s your answer…
What Equipment Do You Need for the 21 Day Fix?
So let’s start with the obvious…
The traditional way is obviously the TV and DVD player. Your workout program comes with DVDs. But, you do NOT have to use the DVDs. Or even the TV for that matter!
What about weights?
21 Day Fix and Fix Extreme are both weight-lifting based workouts for the most part. The Yoga, Pilates, and some of the Cardio do not use weights, but all the others do. You will need two sets of handweights/dumbbells. You need a light set and a heavy set. The exact weight is up to you and your individual fitness level. If you are completely new to weightlifting or are getting back into fitness after a long hiatus, start LOW. 3 and 5, or 5 and 7. If you’ve been active for a little bit, go up a little higher: 6 and 9, or 8 and 12. If you’re a beast, go for more! You want to push yourself, but not injure yourself.
Mats and Towels?
What clothes do I wear?
Sneakers are a key element as well. You can go barefoot during Pilates and Yoga if you want, but you’ll need shoes for the other workouts. Support your feet! If you have strong feet,good knees, and good arches, grab those cute Nike Frees. But, PLEASE, if you have knee problems, have issues with your feet, have flat or high arches, or have any other leg issues… GET GOOD SHOES. Go to a store where they fit your feet and pay the money. They will last twice as long as your cheapo shoes and will solve so many problems. Shoes without adequate support can cause knee pain, plantar issues, and numerous other problems. GET GOOD SHOES. Okay, rant over…
And that’s it!
You asked, and you shall receive. In response to my post on my own training plan for my full marathon on November 8 (read it here), I got several requests for plans involving half marathons or the 21 Day Fix Extreme program.
So….VOILA! Here is ALL FOUR, along with tips that I have provided for the adapting the eating plan to your training…
Eating Plan Tips…
Half Marathon Eating Plan Tips:
Full Marathon Eating Plan Tips:
JOIN OUR TRAINING!
It’s Ashlee’s fault.
But I don’t want to stop lifting . . .
So I started searching for a 3 day a week marathon training program. Runner’s World had an article about training just 3 days a week that I had seen before. (Check it out here if you want.) I liked the idea as it incorporated cross-training and had you running less. This past spring, I kind of did that by accident while running several half marathon races. And it worked well. I didn’t have to be out pounding the pavement like I used to, but I felt even stronger and didn’t suffer in my performance whatsoever. (Not that I’m super fast. At all.) I read up on the basic concepts and started drafting what you see below…
To address some things up front:
Your diet needs to change a little too.
As I’ve written about recently, my husband and I went on a dream trip to Europe, starting in Belgium and ending up in Paris. We went to Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, saw the 200th anniversary battlefield reenactments at Waterloo, took the train to France, walked ALL over Paris, and even saw the Palace at Versailles. It was fantastic! Exhausting, but everything we had hoped for.
Before leaving, I had gotten into the preview workout for Beachbody’s newest program, CIZE by ShaunT. It comes out on July 20! But there’s a preview workout on Beachbody On Demand. It’s called “You Got This,” and features Bruno Mars’ song “Treasure.” I am NOT a professional dancer. I had some ballet lessons growing up, but that was a long time ago. This stuff is FUN, though, and it’s a great workout.
I danced my way across Europe…
Have you tried CIZE yet? What did you think?
Let’s be honest. Even those of us who get real super excited about things have down times. And THAT IS OKAY.