It is possible to lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks…the healthy way. If you haven’t been able to do it before, it’s not because it’s impossible, it’s just because you haven’t found the right solution.
That’s great news! Maybe you’ve got a big event coming up, or maybe you are just sick of trying other things that haven’t worked. To lose 10 pound in 3 weeks, it takes a 3 week commitment to a healthy diet and an effective exercise program.
21-Day Fix is the solution. This fitness program combines a comprehensive nutrition plan with 7 different 30-minute workouts that will get you in shape in only 3 weeks.
I committed to completing 21-Day Fix and was amazed by the results I got! This picture show my transformation after only 21 days of 21-Day Fix:
Committing to this program doesn’t mean you can buy it and let it sit on the shelf. You have to put in the work! But, when you do, you will be thrilled with the results.
Based on my own personal experience, I have created a list of 10 things to do to guarantee you’ll lose 10 pounds in only 3 weeks with 21-Day Fix. It worked for me and it can work for you.
But first! You can get a sample copy of my own personal meal plan while I was on the 21-Day Fix to help you get started!
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1. Eat (and drink) only the 21-Day Fix approved foods.
The 21-Day Fix nutrition guide will come with a list of approved foods. Stick to the list 100%.
It’s quite an extensive list so you will have plenty of foods to choose from. You don’t have to force yourself to eat foods you don’t like, there is something on the list that everyone will like. Trust me…I’m about as picky of an eater as they get!
You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight. You don’t have to eat less, you just have to eat right!
The nutrition plan comes with a few recipes to try, but I urge you to also get creative with your meals using the approved foods list.
The food list is broken down into the different food groups. It includes nutrient-rich foods composed of roughly 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat, a balance that is great for weight loss and energy needs.
I even made pizza while doing 21-Day Fix!
2. Plan, plan, and plan
This program is going to take some planning. Plan your meals for the next day or even better, the next week. Planning what you will eat will reduce the chances of you having to stray from the approved list.
You will also need to plan when you will workout every day. Plan and schedule 30 minutes every day for 3 weeks as your “workout time”. Don’t compromise it. This may require you to shift around your schedule.
Being inconsistent with the workouts will not get you results!
3. Use the heaviest weights you can while maintaining good form
Whether you are using handheld dumbbells or resistance bands, make sure they are challenging enough for you. You should have 2 or 3 different weight sizes. Some of the exercises may require less weight than others. Don’t limit yourself to one size.
In case you are not sure what weight size to use…I used 5 and 10 lb. dumbbells for most of the exercises. By week 3 I was able to push myself to 8 and 12 lb. weights.
Going through the motions is a waste of your time. Push yourself during the workout. By the end of each exercise, you should feel like you couldn’t go 1 more second. If you don’t feel that way, you need to either increase your weight or push yourself harder.
4. Drink shakeology for one meal a day
While the workouts are important, you can’t outwork a poor diet. Drinking shakeology for one meal a day ensures that you get all the nutrients your body needs. It will help with your energy levels and junk food cravings.
Shakeology makes the process simpler because you don’t have to plan or prepare one of your meals every day. It’s a superfood nutrition shake that is like a protein shake and multivitamin in one!
You can get it in chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, greenberry, vegan chocolate and vegan tropical strawberry. My favorite are the chocolate and strawberry!
You can order Shakeology here, or better yet…order the 21-Day Fix challenge pack, which includes the entire 21-Day Fix program and a 30-day supply of shakeology bundled into one at a discounted rate. It really is the better deal! You can get the 21-Day Fix Challenge Pack Here.
5. Do the workouts in order, as recommended on the calendar
The order of the workouts are laid out the way they are on the program calendar for a reason. Follow the workout calendar. This will ensure that your muscles are working at top efficiency.
When I first started, I thought the Yoga workout was not my thing and I considered skipping it. I then realized that it is in the program for a reason. Your body needs an active recovery day. It is possible to over-train, so giving your body a day to recover is important for your progress! Don’t skip or substitute the workouts.
6. Throw away the junk food
Get rid of the junk in your house, your desk drawer, or your secret stash. If it’s not there, you won’t be tempted to eat it. Yes, you will crave some junk foods during the 3 weeks, but once your body learns how to eat healthy, your cravings will reduce.
If you do have a splurge during the 3 weeks, don’t throw in the towel. One unhealthy meal is not going to undo everything you’ve done, as long as you get right back on track and keep going.
7. Add the 10 Minute Abs Fix workout into the routine every other day
This ab workout is killer! But good! Your abs will be burning so bad in only 10 minutes. I recommend adding it onto the daily scheduled workout every other day.
I believe that adding in this workout pushed my results even further than I could have imagined. You don’t have to do it immediately following your scheduled workout, but tossing it in as much as you can will get you one-step closer to a six-pack!
8. Get a friend to join you or join an accountability group
It is very difficult to change your habits and routine without some support. If you get someone to join you in the process, you will be more likely to succeed.
You don’t necessarily have to physically do the workouts together. You can stay in contact remotely and hold each other accountable to your healthy eating and workouts.
I think a lack of support and accountability is the #1 reason people fail when it comes to losing weight and reaching their fitness goals. That is why I will be happy to become your personal “coach” throughout this program and support you through your goals! If you would like for me to become your 21-Day Fix coach, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know and I’ll get you started!
9. Ditch the containers if needed
The 21-Day Fix program comes with color-coded containers to help you learn proper portion control. It’s a great system, but it can be difficult to maintain. I recommend that you use the containers for the first week so that you can learn proper portion sizes based on your goal caloric intake. Once you have a good understanding of how much you should be eating, you can ditch the containers.
I know some people may think I’m crazy for suggesting this, but I think it is more important that you eat the right foods than to worry about whether it fits into the container. Some people can get too overwhelmed with using the containers so I recommend you use them as a learning tool and then move on.
10. Commit to 3 weeks
It’s 21 days of your life. That’s it. You can do anything for 21 days. If you can commit to the program, the workouts and nutrition plan included, you will see results.
If you decide that you want to change your body, all you need to do is commit. It only takes 3 weeks to succeed.
If you are ready to commit click on the “Learn More” button below to get started with 21-Day Fix. When you order through this link, I will become your free personal coach to support you through the program!
And don’t forget to check out my own personal meal plan I used during the 21-Day Fix to reach my goals! When you enter your email below, you will receive my downloadable 3-Day Sample Meal Plan!