21 Day Fix Update

This post has been a long time coming.  As you may already know from the blog & my insta feed I recently participated in Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix.  I started back in January and followed both the meal plan and the workout plan.  After those 3 weeks I continued with the workouts but modified the meal plan.

Over the next couple of months I was able to hit my goal weight (down roughly 12lbs) and loose those inches I have been wanting to, especially in my stomach area.  Since then I’ve continued the workouts on an occasional basis, about 3 times a week and also mixing in spinning as well as running.

Here are a few tips for anyone thinking or planning on doing the 21 Day Fix:

Follow both the meal and workout plans the first time around.  You will not see the results you have been hoping for if you do not.  After the first round you can modify the meal plan a bit if needed.  I found I learned what my body craved more of (carbs!) and I added in extra of that while still doing the workouts.  This slight change made me happier and I was still able to loose weight and inches.

Use Shakeology as a meal replacement once a day.  I love Shakeology but financially I am unable to continue with it as it is pretty expensive.  Don’t fret, Bill came to the rescue and found me a replacement called Vega One.  The shakes still fill me up and the price is much more affordable.  I highly recommend the vanilla flavor over the chocolate which tastes a bit chalky to me.

Get a coach and join a Facebook accountability group.  If you don’t know anyone who is a coach you can contact Beachbody and they will pair you up with one.  Many coaches hold 3 week groups where you gain motivation and accountability from the others who are also participating or just trying to stay on track in their everyday lives.  These groups are free and have helped me tremendously.

In the end I am very happy having found this program.  I even thought about joining Team Beachbody and becoming a coach.  I was so inspired and proud that I was able to follow this program and wanted to share it will so many others.  After learning more about joining I decided now is not the time.  I can still share my experiences (as I am doing here!) and try other Beachbody workouts without  signing on as a coach.

If you have any questions at all about this program feel free to comment below and I would be happy to answers.


North Conway Getaway


Last year during April school vacation we decided to  take a mini-vacation to North Conway, NH.  So much fun was had in one of our favorite places that we decided to do it again this year.  No camper in tow though!   Instead we were hotel bound for a two night stay at the North Conway Grand Hotel.

This time of year is considered off season so the prices are more affordable than the ski season, summer and leaf peeping time.  There is still plenty to do with the kids such as short family hikes, playgrounds, Zeb’s General Store, swimming at the hotel, outlet shopping and just the general excitement of being somewhere different.

Take a look of some of this years adventures and maybe you will consider visiting next Spring vacation.

At the park in downtown North Conway

The hotel lobby!

Family hike

At the summit

Me and my hubby enjoying the view

Moat Mountain Restaurant ~ Yum!!

Did you travel for your April School Break?

~ Carrie



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