What I Learned From the 21 Day Fix


So I thought that I would follow up and share with you all of the benefits that I gained while on my journey with the 21 Day Fix.  I gained a lot of things that I lost along the way that  I never even realized that I had lost!

A New Sense of Self

Having a new sense of who I am has been the greatest gain that I have found with the 21 Day Fix.  I feel confident, strong and am starting to feel beautiful again which I have not felt since gaining so much weight!  I have worked hard to lose the little weight that I have lost but I know that by pushing on and continuing my journey I am going to do better than I have before.  I feel like I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel and like I will accomplish the goals that I have set out to accomplish.

Freedom from Food and Sugar

I will admit that I had a rough first few days while I was on the first round of the 21 Day Fix but what I found is that I was finally able to get away from all of the foods that I had struggled with for years.  Freedom from these foods that seemed to weigh me down like chains and freedom from foods that I never felt like I’ve had freedom from before.

The biggest challenge for me was Coke.  I love soda and Coke was my weakness.  I have learned how terrible for you that Coke is and that dark soda is so much worse than clear sodas.   While I would love t state that I have spent the last two months soda free, I have had a few sprites and Mt Dew once.  I can state that I have been Coke free and that I broke this habit that was terrible for me.


Confidence was something that I never thought that I would feel again.  I had been struggling for so long I thought that I was just going to remain trapped inside this overweight version of me forever.  I now know that eventually I am going to reach my goals, even if it takes me a bit longer than I would have wanted or liked.

A New Way of Life

Finally I can not state enough how much finding a new healthy way of life has meant to me.  I feel encouraged and empowered when I work out and I actually wake up wanting to be more active.  Of course with the lifestyle of a writer there are a lot of times when I am sitting and writing rather than being the most active.  However I feel encouraged to do little things and make changes that I know I can stick to for life.  In addition I find that I love working out when I get the chance and that I am making the time for workouts a lot more frequently than I ever did before.

Finally I am learning a new way of eating.  I am able to better portion and control the food intake that I have.  I love that I have learned how to eat food for fuel and learned how to disconnect the emotions that bound me to foods for years.  Now instead of gorging on things when I am sad or depressed I find that I can separate my feelings.  I might have one bite but then I find myself thinking…”What are you doing?  You’re not hungry.” and then I am able to stop.  It does not mean that there are not times when I have failed but failure is happening a whole lot less often these days.

I think that the 21 Day Fix really is the diet and exercise program that can work for everyone.  I loved my journey on the 21 Day Fix and I saw real results.  I lost over 10″ and about 8 lbs.  While I would like to say that I had lost more, I am happy with the progress that I have made and know that I will continue going on with my journey to health in the future.  Contacting Jackie is the best way to get started.  You can check out her BeachBody site or you can email her at jackiebeachbody@gmail.com.