If you’ve followed my journey at all, you probably know that I did not enjoy doing 21 Day Fix Extreme all that much the first time. There was something about it and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Was it too hard? Was getting the flu in the middle of it the problem? Was it just not my soul-mate-workout?
After returning home from California, I had a 21 day stretch to get me to Coach Summit in Nashville, TN. I had just finished 60 days of PiYo and figured a rematch of 21 DFX was calling my name. This time, I was going to decide for real if I liked the program or not.
If you would have asked me after the first day if I liked it, I would have given you a really mean face, probably raised my eyebrows at you, and may have actually hit you. Day one was HARD!!! Like, “I want to quit, NOW” hard. I paused the workout three times in a pool of my own sweat, heaving like a chain smoker, and praying that the Lord didn’t call me home in that moment. “There’s too much life to live!!!” 🙂
Fast forward, though, to the end and I have to tell you that I actually felt AMAZINGLY strong. I conquered the workouts and stayed on point with my eating. And I got on that plane to Nashville last week ALL SMILES! I mean…just look at the difference!!! 🙂
I think the most rewarding part of this journey was how I finished it. Technically you’re supposed to do “Leg Day” on day 4 of each week. But on the third week, I skipped leg day and saved it for last. On the final day of my 21 day journey to Coach Summit, I didn’t have to pop in a disk and curse at a screen.
I got to attend a LIVE workout with celebrity trainer Autumn Calabrese herself! And what workout did we do?!
And to put a cherry on top, I got to do the workout alongside of my coach, mentor, and friend Emily. I can’t even begin to tell you the kind of energy it gives you to finally do these workouts live. I love my at home workouts, I really do. They are quick to get done. They are EXTREMELY effective. And they take the guess work out of what I should do that day. I don’t have to worry about it! But to experience your trainer in person and to be surrounded by thousands of fit friends who are just like you?! I mean, there’s truly nothing like it!
So, you may be asking what’s next for me?! What workout do I have up my sleeve? Well, it’s ironic, because yet again the number 21 comes right back up. I have 21 days left until Charles arrives and we pack up the car to drive across America to start our lives together. I’m taking on 21 Day Fix Extreme- ROUND TWO, BABY! 🙂