Oh Autumn, you really wanted to see how hard you could push me, didn’t you? As if meal planning for the original 21 Day Fix wasn’t enough of a challenge, you go and throw the Countdown to Competition plan at me and just rock my world!!
That’s ok because I got this.
I figured out that the most difficult part of planning for C2C was going to be fitting in #allthereds – because I never eat that much protein!! But, I think I have this meal planning thing down pat. Here’s my plan for this past week:
You’ll see I am NOT eating cod 2829 times per day. Can’t. Just can’t do that. Props to Autumn and any other competitor who has that kind of dedication. I have goals and I have drive but I also don’t intend to make myself completely miserable haha. I know my limits.
I also don’t strictly eat the + foods that Autumn has tagged in the Countdown to Competition eating guide. I am avoiding dairy for the most part, but I am drinking regular Shakeology instead of vegan, and I am including some whey protein. I’d rather throw in a little whey and reach my protein goals for my red containers than try to choke down another serving of meat during the day. Again – I am doing what works best for me. My goal is to do better, not be perfect. 😉
As for my dinners – the chicken chili is modified from the turkey chili recipe that’s in the book. I am not a huge fan of ground turkey so I opted to use shredded chicken breast in place of the ground turkey here. The poached tilapia, beef and squash stew, and turkey meatballs are all found in the 21 Day Fix Extreme eating plan recipes.
Today is day 6 for me, and I have stuck with this plan about 95%!! I had an issue with my lunch on Wednesday and ended up eating a bagel. And I may have had an extra carb or two today. Oops. However, I’ve had NO wine or beer this week, NO chocolate, and I’ve been eating ALL my reds! I am going to attempt to get 7 reds on my Countdown to Competition days next week, since I am not really trying to lose any weight at this point. I just want to drop fat and gain muscle. I’m already down a couple of pounds and my muscles are super sore so I know I’m retaining water. Plus it’s my time of the month, so who knows what tricks my uterus is playing on me. She and my bathroom scale do not get along.
Do you have any awesome 21DFX recipes you’d like to share? Creative ways to get in all those dreaded reds? Please share! Drop a note below or email me!