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Working out on The Fix as a fat kid

Good. Lord. Y'all.

As you all know, the Bearded Wonder and I have been doing the 21 Day Fix (henceforth known as "The Fix").

It' a program that combines portion control, healthy eating habits, and working out. The working out part is no joke. It's only 30 minutes a day, but it's still 7 days of working out. They mix it up though, so you're not just doing pushups every.single.day. I'd probably stab my eyes out if that were the case.


We do ours Monday-Sunday in this order:

Total Body Cardio Fix
Upper Fix
Lower Fix
Pilates Fix (HOLY CRAP DID YOU GUYS KNOW PILATES IS FREAKING HARD?!)
Cardio Fix
Dirty 30
Yoga Fix (HOLY CRAP DID YOU GUYS KNOW YOGA IS ALSO FREAKING HARD?!)

There's also a 10 minute Abs Fix workout we can do to add on, or in lieu of one of the 30 minute workouts.

The workouts are all hard, but they're... doable. This whole program is making me re-evaluate the way I do things. So for working out, generally they do a workout for a minute, rest for ~15-20 seconds, another workout, rest, then repeat. They do 4 sets like that for a bunch of the workouts to keep it different and from being too repetitive. They always have 1 woman (my girl Kat) that always modifies the workouts, so I follow her a lot.

Buuuut... I can't go as fast as most of the folks in the workouts. I'd rather do it right but slow than fast and wrong (thus hurting myself!). Because of that though, I've been able to do more of the workout in it's "regular" way than modifying.

We live right in a hot zone for Blizzard Jonas, and have ~30 inches of snow right now. So you can imagine that we're not getting out of the house too much, except to walk our poor dog (who does not love the snow!). But the Fix DVD was great to give us exercise since we're spending a lot of time laying around watching movies. =P

So, my friends. If working out 7 days a week is intimidating to you, it's really not that bad. Granted I've skipped a day here and there (if I shovel the driveway, that counts as a workout. I don't care what you say!), but overall it's really good.

It's only 30 minutes. Suck it up so you don't have to suck it in. ;)

xo
A Redhead

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  1. This is something that every fat person wants to do and doing the workout and staying on a fixed diet is a bit difficult but I think that you can easily make it.

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