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How I'm finally succeeding at the 21 Day Fix

Posted: 6:34 PM, Jan 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-11 18:35:52-05

Confession time: I'm not the healthiest eater.  

I love food and will eat or try almost everything, but when it comes to everyday eating, I'm all about the quickest meal, which is not always the healthiest.  I.e. PBJ sandwiches.  Not healthy, but I love 'em.

I've tried going on diets in the past to change my eating habits.  I did Atkins for a hot second (not for me), tried Weight Watchers (I hate math), and several cleanses (torture).  Then last summer I decided to give 21 Day Fix a try.  Yes, I thought, this will work! I will eat healthy! I will lose weight! I will look fabulous!

I failed.  Miserably.

So what went wrong? For me, I needed more structure.  I had the booklet of all the foods I could eat in each container, but I needed recipes.  I needed meals I could eat (and re-heat) to make it seem less like a diet and more like a lifestyle change.

I've started it up again with my co-worker Katie as my coach.  Each week she sends out a meal plan, recipes even a grocery list!  I completed my first week, and I did leaps and bounds better than when I tried it last summer.

Here are a few of the recipes we had last week that I really liked.  Siobhan is also doing 21 Day Fix and she tried some other recipes she found online.  We figured we'd share, so if you're also doing 21 Day Fix or just want to eat healthier, you've got options!

I should note, neither Siobhan or I are getting paid to endorse 21 Day Fix.  We chose to do it because our co-worker, Katie, did it and had amazing results.  You really have to find a plan that works for you!

One Pan Mexican Quinoa -- 1 red, 1/2 green, 1 blue, 1 yellow, tsp

Yummy Chicken Bake -- 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, tsp

Mason Jar Oats -- 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 purple

Turkey Burger with Greek Salad  -- 1 Red, 1/6 Blue, 1/6 Green (Burger) and 1 Green, 1/2 orange, 1/2 blue (Salad)

If you have any recipes to share, please send them to us! We sent our carrier pigeons to a birdie sanctuary, so you'll have to email us at megan.knight@wmar.com or garrett@wmar.com