I started the 21 Day Fix Extreme program yesterday and my first day impression is LOVE!!!!
I felt so incredibly strong doing Day 1 Plyo Extreme Fix. I was able to complete it without modifying (thank you Shaun T and Insanity Max: 30) and had an incredible feeling of accomplishment when I was done. For me, I needed that boost of confidence, because Insanity Max:30 wasn’t for me. I did a month of it prior to the scheduled start of this Challenge and while it is an awesome workout, going for failure just made me sad. I know that that is the purpose and to get a little better each time, but at this point in my life I need to feel successful on a daily basis. Ken is totally rocking Max:30 and I can’t wait to share his after photos with you in two more weeks. I will revisit it when I am mentally prepared.
Back to 21 Day Fix Extreme. Kicking off with plyometrics was an awesome introduction for me. I love this kind of training. I am not a fan of cardio for cardio’s sake, so I appreciate this change up for Mondays. It was intense and believe me, my booty was S-O-R-E afterwards all day! What I wasn’t expecting was the soreness in my calves in the morning. I have very strong legs and thought I could calf raise all day, but apparently I am not so well conditioned LOL!
Nutritionally- I am following the Countdown to Competition Plan and made it through Day 1 just fine. Disclaimer: I do splash a bit of cashew milk in my coffee and will be weaning to black but it is unsweetened and 25 calories for 8 oz, so I think that will do. I did have 2 Shakeology shakes (chocolate, 1 tsp PB & water) since I am finding it challenging to get 6 reds in during the day. I also have killer cravings, so this saves my butt! I may correct course on that later if I am not seeing results.
Day 1 in the books and I am a happy girl! See you tomorrow for Day 2