Because of my balance and knee issues, I have a tendency to watch an exercise before I actually do it. This gives me a heads up on what to expect. And because today is a lower body routine (called Lower Fix), I knew I should watch the DVD before giving this morning’s workout a go. Boy, am I glad I did. Ends up, the DVD doesn’t play on any of our players. We tried it on three devices and all three of them stall after a few minutes into this one workout. That doesn’t seem to be a problem on any of the other workouts on the DVD but this one lower body one simply would not play.
I didn’t let that get in my way or slow me down! The brochure that comes with the 21 Day Fix says that if you don’t have time to do a full 30 minutes, you can substitute the bonus 10 minute ab workout. But I wanted to do a full 30 minutes of exercise so I went ahead and did 20 minutes of someone else’s lower body exercises and the 21DF Ab Fix workout.
A replacement disc should be on its way any day now.
As I suspected, yesterday went more easily because I knew what to expect and I already had the grilled chicken ready to go. I just had to reheat it. I simply love the Southwest Blend of spices that are in the 21DF Eating Plan, especially with the ground turkey. I swear, spices and herbs are food’s saving grace. Egg whites with a bit of red pepper flakes and garlic this morning . . . yummm. Oatmeal with a dash of cinnamon? Sublime! I am happy eating my way through the third day of the 3 Day Quick Fix. After today, I start using all of the colorful containers. I can’t wait to have some raw vegetables again. I miss the crunch of fresh food.
When I was doing the aborted Master Cleanse, I mentioned that I never reached ketosis, contrary to the many assurances that it helps burn fat. I was curious to see how the 3DQF measured up. The past two days I’ve checked my levels and there are trace ketones in my urine. In spite of my eating oatmeal for breakfast and yams shortly thereafter and lots and lots of veggies, I am reaching ketosis. Awesome!