What the 21 Day Fix did for me

I’ve always had a weird relationship with food.  Eat when I’m hungry, eat when I’m bored, eat when I’m sad, eat when I’m broke, eat when I am nervous…basically eat all of the time.  Luckily, I had my metabolism on my side and stayed relatively thin throughout my years.  Then I hit 25, and my metabolism was pretty much telling me to pound sand.  I tried going to the gym and eating better at that point, but nothing stuck.  A year later, I decided to get braces.  Now, if you’ve had braces, you’ll know that ALL OF THE GOOD (BAD) FOOD YOU CAN’T EAT.  Getting through pizza, or a sub from Jimmy John’s became as difficult as walking, chewing gum, and rubbing your head at the same time.  So for two years, I was having the “best diet ever” because I was limited on what I could eat.  You can only imagine that when the braces came off, the gloves came off, and I ate EVERYTHING in sight. Burgers, pizza, subs, bread, bread, and more bread.  It was a beautiful thing until I got on the scale and realized that in 3 months I had managed to put on 15 pounds.  Ooops?

Once I realized that I needed to stop my ways, I started exercising here and there, but never really committed.  I started eating better, but that would last all of a day and I would go back to the bag of potato chips that I had picked up a CVS on my lunch break.  It was becoming a really vicious circle.  I was getting embarrassed.  So much so, that I wouldn’t even change in front of my husband.  You know it’s bad when you don’t feel good enough in your skin to let it all hang out in front of your husband.

Back in January, a girlfriend of mine started her fitness journey, and was posting about it on Facebook.  Like the creep that I am, I silently watched as she shed her pounds and became more healthy.  All the while getting kind of jealous that she was making these awesome strides at her health, and I was not able  to zip up my pants anymore.

Yeah…something HAD to change.

Finally,  I put my big girl panties on and talked to her about it.  She told me ALL about how she was doing it, and asked me what I was hoping to accomplish.  You know what we did?  We came up with a game plan! Finally, something structured that I could work at continuously, and be held accountable!  Because that’s what I needed.  I easily could give up on myself, but having other people involved meant that they wouldn’t give up on me as easily.

That plan was the 21 Day Fix.  It’s all about eating clean, and portion control.  It’s truly not a diet, but a way to change your life! The whole plan is fool proof.  Eat the meal plan, drink Shakeology once a day, work out every day for 30 minutes, and lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days.

Really? That’s it.  Why the hell didn’t I message her on day 1 of me feeling horrible about myself?

So, I did it.  I TOOK THE PLUNGE.  And I have to say, it was the BEST decision I’ve ever made.   The 21 days flew by, the eating plan was GREAT, and I was SO happy with my results.  Now, I’ve actually learned the proper foods to eat to make me feel better.  I can honestly say that I have more energy than ever, and love my body and how it’s changing.

 

21 Day Fix results

21 Day Fix results

YOU CAN LOVE YOUR BODY TOO!

If you want more information about the program, please do not hesitate to ask! You can comment below, or e-mail me at jessica.jean.evans@gmail.com.  I’ll happily talk to your ear off and tell you everything you need to know.  I feel so strongly about this program, and how it can change everyone’s life.

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Comments

    • Jessica Evans says

      Hi Krista! Shakeology is awesome! <3 It's made my hair and nails grow wicked fast, and cleared up my skin. Nothing wrong with that! :-) Have you ever tried Shakeology or any of the programs?

  1. Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says

    Good for you! I’ve done Beach Body Challenges recently too, and even blogged about it. It’s amazing how successful they can be. :)

    • Jessica Evans says

      That’s awesome, Blair! What programs have you done in the past? Also, did you have a coach for them? Having a coach was a HUGE deal for me, because it kept me focused and motivated!

  2. Carrie Lynn Ingles Groneman says

    Way to go girl to achieve your goal! Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  3. Twenties Chic says

    This is wonderful! Congratulations, I’m starting the fix on Monday and hope to have similar results! :)

    • Jessica Evans says

      Hey girl! That’s awesome that you are starting the Fix on Monday! I hope you have a coach and a focus group that you are apart of, because it’ll make a HUGE difference! Let me know if you don’t, because I can get you set up with one just in case. :-)

    • Jessica Evans says

      Kimberlee! The program is really so simple, effective and amazing! I loved how easy it was, and all of the support I got from the focus group I was apart of. If you’re interested, I can give you more information. <3

  4. Jen says

    You look great! I have a lot further to go than you did, but I recently lost 9 lbs by adopting a vegan diet. I’m working with my sister, who happens to be a holistic health coach. In the beginning I thought I was doing her a favor by listening to her schpiel and blogging about it, but it turns out that she’s doing ME the favor! I’m sure you feel fantastic – keep up the great work!

  5. Amy Lou says

    I have always been the same way! Very high metabolism, and a major sweet tooth, plus junk food lover, so hey why NOT go ahead and eat what I want? But heart disease is very prevalent in my family and I have a daughter now who I don’t want to teach my bad eating habits to… I’m also 28, like you, and I recently decided it was time to start taking better care of my body before it’s too late! I’m not trying to lose weight because I’m lucky enough that my metabolism hasn’t slowed down yet but I want to gain some muscle and just overall be in shape and healthy! I’m also the same way that I’m bad about giving in and quitting early on! I need someone to help keep me accountable and motivated as well! It looks like you are doing a great job with that though! Keep up the good work!

  6. Nicole says

    Gah! I have been wanting to try this out for a while. Love your results! Have you ever tried intermittent fasting? I’ve been doing that for a while and it’s given me pretty good results too. I wrote a post about it a while back. Anyway, thanks for sharing this! Annnnd…I think you’re just gorgeous. Also, I am a cat mom as well. Just thought I’d throw that in there LOL.

  7. Karla Medina says

    COngratulations!!! I’ve been on and off from diets and exercise for a few years now and I only gain more weight. It’s quite sad really. I recently tried AGAIN and after a week, gave up AGAIN. You should be very proud of yourself for sticking through it. Go you! :)

  8. titina says

    Hi congratulations, Im 54 and 4 years ago I had a back operation and the doctor said that I only have to walk, and swim for exercise, so I became to get more and more weight and now I feel like a ballon , I have 200lbs, and I have to lose 50 pounds, Im a petit person, please I made diets but I feel , I gain more weigth. what I can do. thanks.

  9. CONNIE says

    Ok I really need to know what you did. What is Shakeology? And what else do I have to do?I need the same thing as far as support and someone to hold me accountable. So if you are telling others who want to start this process I’d like to be paired up with an accountability partner. CONNIE

  10. Lauren @ Bless'er House says

    So inspiring! You’ve got abs, girl! I did 30 Day Shred while trying to get rid of baby weight and ended up losing 50 pounds, but I still can’t lose the flab and get some tone. I might have to try this.

  11. Kalliste says

    I definitely relate to eating any time, in any mood and more so when I’m feeling angry. This year I put on 10kg(22lbs) in 6 months!! Yikes.
    I decided, once my favourite shirts weren’t fitting so well, that it was time to fix that about 3 or so weeks ago. I’ve been using Myfitnesspal to count my calories and doing the blogilates Beginners Calendar and so far have lost about 8lbs in 3 weeks! :)
    Good work on your progress so far :)

    • Jessica Evans says

      Tanya,
      I love that you know what I’m talking about. No, it’s not easy at all! That’s why I was so happy when I found the program! <3

  12. Clare says

    You look amazing! (Well you did before to be honest but now you look even better!) I’ve heard so many good things about this 21 Day Fix. I really need to check it out myself.

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