21 Tips for the 21 Day Fix

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Here are some tips for the 21 day fix that should help you be successful!  I started my journey with on the 21 day fix in March 2015.  These are some of my personal tips!

  1. Read your materials!  Every Beachbody program comes with a nutrition guide, workout calendar, information on how to take measurements.  As well as information on how to join a challenge group.  ***Take the time to read your materials!  If you want to be successful in your program—READ the MATERIALS!
  2. Pick foods that you like!  What I mean by this is pick foods from each container or food group that you enjoy eating!  There is a variety of foods on the program!
  3. Try 1 new food from each container or food group. Don’t limit your diet-and by diet I am referring to the foods you consume in a day.  Try making if different!  You may not like something one way, but you may love it prepared another way.  (raw, steamed, seasoned…)
  4. Measure your teaspoons! Don’t eyeball it!  I love to use peanut butter for my teaspoons and it is easy to over do it!  A teaspoon is actually smaller than you think.
  5. Take it 1 meal at a time! Eventually it will fit your lifestyle.  If you struggle with getting in all your containers, add the ones you struggle with to your morning meals.
  6. If you overeat or skip a day–KEEP GOING! You do not have to wait until Monday to restart! There is no rule saying you have to start a program on Monday!
  7. Never miss a workout! It’s just 21 days!  You can do this!
  8. Do the full workout! If you have difficulty doing a certain move, walk in place, jog in place…just keep moving!  There is no shame in modifying!
  9. Listen to you body! If something is too easy, up your weights! When starting a new program it is normal to experience muscle pain.  Joint pain is not normal–popping, grinding…this should be addressed by a doctor.
  10. Put yourself 1st for 30 minutes a day! There are 48 1/2 hour blocks in the day–PICK ONE!  I know people are busy. I know some of you work 5 jobs, have kids, have sick people in your family to care for.  Put yourself first!  Don’t forget about yourself in the business of the day. As a firefighter wife and mom to 5 little ones, I understand it isn’t easy, but YOU ARE WORTH IT!
  11. WATER, WATER, and MORE WATER! Drink as much water as you can.  It will help flush out the toxins in your body.  Aim for 1/2 your weight in ounces of water per day.
  12. Combine your containers and eat ALL your containers per day. By this I mean make a mini casserole on your plate. Try mixing together different containers for a different creation so you don’t get bored.  Also, you can add more that 1 type of food per container.  (example for your green you could fill it will some pepper, tomatoes, and carrots)
  13. Be proud of your accomplishments! Whether you lost 1 pound, 10 pounds, 1 inch or 10 be PROUD!  Every accomplishment is worth being proud of!
  14. Use your spices! In the guide book Autumn provides some spice recipes.  Mix them up and store in the pantry.  They are great to throw on some chicken!  Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland or boring!  Just go easy on the salt!
  15. Join Challenge Groups! They help you stay motivated and accountable.  There are people in them going through the same struggles you are!  (I am always running challenge groups.)
  16. Get a workout buddy. If you are face timing, skyping, video chatting, texting or whatever with your workout buddy it keeps you both accountable and motivated when it gets hard.
  17. Skip the soda. If you are a caffeine junky try coffee instead of soda.  Just don’t add cream or sugar!  It is less toxic for your body!
  18. Focus on the muscles you are using. Don’t strain and NEVER swing your weights.  If you are swinging your weights you are lifting too much or too fatigued.  Drop your weights or go through the exercise without weights.  Make sure you have proper form first!
  19. Get a Coach! Coaches are her to help educate, motivate and encourage you along the your journey.  If you don’t have a coach or the one you were assigned isn’t motivating you, I would love to be your coach.
  20. Take before and after pictures. You may not see the scale move, but measurements and pictures show so much more than the scale.  You don’t have to share them with anyone.  You may not like them, but they are a great motivation.  When you notice that you are dropping inches or really toning up, you are going to wish you had them for comparison.
  21. Drink your SHAKEOLOGY! This is the most important! It is seriously the most nutrient dense, healthiest meal you will ever put in your body.  It has no soy, no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners.  It is from whole foods ground up and put in a bag.

BONUS: Remember how hard you worked–is it worth cheating? When you are craving that chocolate or extra carb think about how hard you worked that morning or how hard you will work later that day!

*You are worth it and I know you can do this!

**If you want to join any of my challenge groups, message me @ tonistoothoff@hotmail.com

***Need a coach?  I would love to help you personally reach your goals! Click here if you do not already have a coach!  If you have a coach, but want to switch: Here is the info to switch if you want to. You will just need to contact Coach relations at (800) 240-0913 or at CoachRelations@teambeachbody.com You will need to give them my coach id which is 630590.

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Chocolate Veggie Muffins

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Last week the kids and I were at Costco doing some shopping.  Their favorite part about Costco is the SNACKS!  We have to try pretty much everything.  One of their favorites was a Gluten-free Chocolate Veggie Muffin.  I did sample a little bit and I will admit it was good!  It was a chocolate muffin with zucchini and carrots along with chocolate chips!  Our very picky 2 year old loved them!  (So did the other 4!) At first I was about to give in a buy them a box.  After all, Triniti was loving them and they have veggies for her!  But I was having a hard time with the price tag…nearly $9 for a box of 12 muffins, especially since I was pretty sure I could recreate something similar for a fraction of the cost! (Plus make it 21 day fix friendly!)  Mission accomplished!  The recipe makes 24 muffins, so I made one pan for the kids (I sprinkled a few chocolate chips on top of theirs) and one for me.

Chocolate Veggie Muffins serves 24

4 egg whites

1 whole egg

2 cups shredded zucchini

1 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/3 cup coconut palm sugar (if you don’t have this, you can use regular granulated sugar)

2 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups oat flour (toss some old fashioned oats in a blender or food processor to make oat flour)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 regular muffins pans, 24 muffins total.  I like to use parchment paper muffin liners so that the food doesn’t stick to the pan or the muffin papers. Combine the egg whites, egg, coconut oil, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl combine oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder.  Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture.  Mix well.  Add the shredded zucchini and shredded carrots.  Mix well. Divide batter evenly into 24 muffins.  I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to help fill the cups.  Bake for 18-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from pan and cool on a rack.  Try not to eat them all at once!

You can freeze any leftovers for later!  I like to store the extras in the refrigerator for the week.

21 day fix: per muffin 1 green, 1/2 yellow, 1 tsp

If you would like more information about the 21 day fix or to join my challenge group, message me tonistoothoff@hotmail.com

 

 

BBQ Chicken Salad

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A few nights ago we had BBQ Chicken Pizza for dinner!  It was amazing! I used my 21 Day Fix BBQ Sauce and made homemade gluten-free pizza crust.  The family had all of the homemade crust since I wasn’t sure how to calculate it for my yellow containers.  I ended up making mine on corn tortillas.  If you don’t have to worry about gluten-free you can easily make them on a pita bread or the flat out wraps.  Just make sure that you count your yellow containers for they type of crust you use.

The next day I used the leftovers to make myself a salad at lunch!  It was just as amazing as they pizza!

To make the pizza: (serves 1)

Pick what type of crust you want to use, ie pita bread, flat out wraps, or corn torillas

2 Tbsp of the 21 Day Fix BBQ Sauce

3/4 cup shredded chicken breast

3 Tbsp chopped red onions

2 Tbsp cilantro

1/3 cup shredded cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Top your crust with the bbq sauce, chicken, onions, and cheese.  Bake for 10-15 minutes.  Top with the cilantro after you pull it out of the oven.

To make the salad: (serves 1)

2 cups salad greens

3/4 cup shredded chicken breast

2 Tbsp 21 Day Fix BBQ Sauce

3 Tbsp chopped red onions

2 Tbsp cilantro

1/3 cup shredded cheese

Mix the shredded chicken breast and the bbq sauce in a small bowl.  Place the salad greens on a plate.  Top with the chicken mixture, red onions, shredded cheese, and cilantro.  Enjoy!

 

21 day fix: Pizza  1 red, 1 blue, 1 orange, 1 yellow

21 day fix:  Salad 2 green, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 orange

21 Day Fix BBQ Sauce

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Last week I was craving the BBQ Chicken Pizza from California Kitchen!  Of course, I knew I could make it for cheaper and a healthier version…especially since we have to have gluten & dairy free!  Most BBQ sauces you will find in the store have sugar added, so I wanted to make my own refined sugar-free version.  Not only was is great on the pizza it is a perfect combination for some home-made chicken fingers!

21 Day Fix BBQ Sauce servings about 15, 2 Tbsp per serving

6 oz can of tomato paste

3/4 cup water

2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is what I used)

1 Tbsp molasses

1 Tbsp raw honey

Heat all the ingredients in a small sauce pan until it bubbles.  Stir every few minutes.  Adjust seasoning to taste.

21 day fix:  2 Tbsp 1 orange

 

21 Day Fix Sausage Gravy

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Biscuits and Gravy have always been a favorite in my house for breakfast!  However, since my husband had to go gluten-free and dairy-free we haven’t had them!  Over the holiday’s I made Scalloped Potatoes and Ham and I had to make a dairy-free sauce/gravy to go with it and I decided to give it a try as a Sausage Gravy.  I also figured why not make it 21 day fix approved so I could enjoy it too!  This turned out amazing! I made my husband Biscuits and Gravy earlier this week!  He was excited to be enjoying his favorite breakfast again! (I had made Gluten-free rolls the night before which I used for the biscuit.  I like the recipe on the Pamela’s Gluten Free Bread Flour mix.)

21 Day Fix Sausage Gravy serves about 8 (1/3 cup each)

1 pound of lean ground turkey breast

1 TBS sage

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic

1/4 tsp fennel seed

1 TBS coconut oil

1/4 cup whole wheat flour (since we have to have gluten-free, I used my Pamela’s gluten-free flour)

2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk

black pepper, to taste

In a medium bowl mix the ground turkey with the sage, salt, garlic, and fennel seed.  Melt the coconut oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.  Once the coconut oil is melted, brown the ground turkey, using a spatula to break up the pieces.  Stir frequently so it doesn’t burn to the pan.  After the turkey is fully cooked, sprinkle with the flour and stir.  Pour the milk over the ground turkey/flour mixture. Bring to a slight boil then lower the heat to medium/low.  Continue to stir as it thickens.  As it cools it will thicken more as well. Season with pepper to taste.

21 day fix: 1/3 cup serving  1/2 red, 1/4 yellow, 1/3 tsp

 

 

21 Day Fix Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

 

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Get the recipe HERE!