Hello out there! It has been a LONG time since I have blogged, and for that, I apologize. The blog is definitely still one of my priorities, but other things have taken its place lately. Needless to say, I'm glad to be back!!
As some of you know if you follow me on Instagram (@tveen.verano), I have been doing the 21 day fix EXTREME workout program! I'm in my 3rd and final week, but this last Sunday, I started a more focused segment of the plan with my friend and business partner. This meal plan is called "countdown to competition" and it has been totally rocking our world!
Countdown to Competition is basically a very focused, high protein and veggie meal plan. You still follow the 21 day fix container system, but you eat a lot more red (protein) containers, and eat every 2 hours. When I first got the program, I preemptively decided that I could never do a C2C plan! But, little did I know my friend Marika would text me soon after and non-chalantly mention that she wnated to do the C2C plan. That quickly got me on board, because I love accountability, I love a challenge, and I love Marika!
The C2C is set up that you follow the competition plan for 2 days, and then the regular 21 DFX plan for the 3rd day. Then again, 2 days C2C, one day 21 DFX. You get the picture :) this is the portion breakdown for each plan:
C2C: 6 servings protein, 4 servings veggies, 4 tsps oils, and 1 serving starch/carb
21 DFX: 4 servings protein, 3 servings veggies, 2 servings fruits, 2 tsps oils, 2 servings starches/carbs, 1 servings dressings, and 1 serving healthy fat (nuts, avocado, etc)
A typical day on the C2C plan looks like this:
Beach Body Recover drink post-workout, Shakeology (2 proteins)
Oats w/coconut oil (1 starch, 1 tsp), or sweet potatoes!
Ground taco turkey meat with steamed veggies (1 protein, 1 green)
Beef stew with green beans (1 protein, 1 green, 1 tsp)
Egg scramble with spinach (1 protein, 1 green, 1 tsp)
Grilled salmon w/green beans and kale (1 protein, 1 green, 1 tsp)
It is a TON of food, and I made sure to eat every 2-3 hours. This food was totally satisfying and left me feeling great, but I won't lie, protein is tough to eat! The chewing gets to you, but I felt so on top of the world that it was worth it to me!
For the days that I'm on the regular 21 DFX plan, I am just adding some fruit, an extra carb (usually sweet potatoes), and my afternoon nuts as a snack. Today is a "regular" day, and I am so looking forward to my fruit and nuts!!
Why am I doing the C2C plan?
Well for one, I really felt like I had to dial in my nutriton lately. Too much halloween candy has been eaten, and too many excuses have been made. Baked goods have been consumed (not good for my gluten allergy, which I am constantly in denial of) and I have just felt like my sugar addiction is in full swing. I really wanted to nip it in the bud before the holidays REALLY set in, temptation is on every corner, and I am left with a box of peppermint bark crying in the corner. Ok that's an over-exaggeration, but still, sugar is my jam.
Marika and I plan on continuing this plan until November 13th, when we are both attending a Beach Body coaches event (YAY SO EXCITED!) And even after that, I may continue this pattern because I am really loving eating this way. I'm eating real, whole foods, and even though it is a lot of eating, this plan is helping me keep myself accountable to the self care that I KNOW I am worth!
This month, as in for the next 3 days, both the 21 day fix and the 21 day fix extreme are on sale! I am running a 21 day accountability group for these programs starting November 16th, so now is the perfect time to take the plunge and order! If you order through me, I can be your personal coach and cheerleader to ensure that you finish strong! These programs have been life-changing in my life, and I am sure you will experience the same benefits! If interested, fill out the form below and I will get back to you ASAP!