I’ve done a few rounds of the 21 Day Fix. I’ve always loved the length of the program because I can totally schedule 21 days of workouts in the life. 3 weeks is a really achievable time frame. When you finish, you feel accomplished. Some time last year I decided that I was beyond 21 Day Fix. I could go Extreme. So I did! I finished a few rounds of 21 Day Fix Extreme and THEN Autumn’s program – The Master’s Hammer & Chisel (twice). I felt like I was a pro or something.
Isn’t that always what happens? You get cocky.
I’m doing a new challenge with Autumn – Your Fit Journey. It started earlier this month and in it you do ALL 4 of her programs, back to back. I have done all the programs so I thought, no problem. And we started with 21 Day Fix. I definitely thought I’d be golden.
Coming off another program, I was ready. I even had to overlap the two for a couple days. No problem. This was just 21 Day Fix. I was ALL. OVER. THIS.
And then, the first move on the first day. Surrenders. Ugh. The worst exercise for someone with hip flexor weakness. Let me tell you something true. This is not an easy program. Sure it is approachable for beginners and I usually recommend it for beginners, but it is as tough as you want to make it. And even though I think I’m badass, I’m modifying. I’m pausing for a drink because it is GO time for 30 min.
It was totally hubris to think I outgrew this program. I was familiar with the program and probably ready for a change and a challenge. But it was never EASY. I was never BEYOND it. So to everyone I’ve recommended the program to: it’s really great isn’t it? I’m right there with you and I have so much respect for ALL of us that finish each round.