The time has come – time to get serious about getting back in shape and just getting healthy again! My path to a balanced, healthy lifestyle of exercise and clean eating is the Ultimate Portion Fix program. This is the latest Beachbody program, and I must admit I’m a full-blown Beachbody believer! For full disclosure, I am also a Beachbody coach (although this was on hold during my pregnancy). I’ve completed various Beachbody programs over the years, 21 Day Fix and Extreme, 80 Day Obsession and Shift Shop. I’ve loved them all and had results each and every time. I first tried 21 Day Fix when I was preparing for my wedding, and was able to lose those pesky 10lbs before my big day!
The largest transformation I’ve ever had (so far!) was after the birth of my first child. For some reason, I expected to be one of those women who is just magically skinny weeks after giving birth. I don’t know why I had that expectation (because I was clueless about what it’s really like to have a baby, most likely ;)) but I did. I was WRONG. Instead of being magically skinny I was exhausted, out of shape, and eating tons of junk because I had no time or energy to eat healthy. After about 2 months of this I decided something had to change and started the Shift Shop program. The results started almost immediately – within 2 weeks I felt better, energized and confident. By 1 month I was starting to feel progress physically – exercises that I could barely finish at the start were now too easy, I was increasing my weights, etc. By 2 months I was seeing the results – not just fitting into pre-pregnancy clothes but actually liking the way I looked in them. By the time my son was 6 moths old, I had not only lost all the baby weight but had actually hit my goal weight, which I don’t think I had been at for a decade!
For each program I’ve completed, I’ve used some version of the portion-controlled meal plan. I believe it is the best way to eat because it is :
- Easy to follow
- Largely Plant-based
- No deprivation!
I don’t believe in crazy fad diets that may be effective short-term but then you can’t keep it up and you end up gaining back all the weight (and then some). So, when I was looking into what program I’m might try after this pregnancy, I was psyched to see a new Portion Control program available. If you’ve ever tried 21 Day Fix (or 21 Day Fix Extreme), the Ultimate Portion Fix is very similar. Essentially it is an update to the meal planning guidelines and containers that were developed for those programs, incorporating all the learnings over the last 5 years and including 100+ new recipes. They are also updating the 21DF and 21DFX workouts.
The version of the program I ordered (there are different options in terms of the supplements) pictured above came with:
- Ultimate Portion Fix Kit:
- 30+ Step-by-Step Videos
- Daily Logbook
- Set of 7 Portion-Control Containers
- FIXATE® Vol. 2 Cookbook
- FIXATE Cooking Show
- 75 Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids (Digital PDF)
- Access to nutrition tracking and the Ultimate Portion Fix program through the Beachbody App
- 21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix EXTREME workouts shot in real time, updated for faster progress
- 30-day supply of Beachbody Performance Stack
- It includes two supplements —Energize and Recover— designed to help give you a blast of energy, sharpen your focus, improve your performance, and speed recovery.*
- I LOVE the Energize to take before workouts, I’ve actually missed it during my pregnancy and can’t wait to start it up again!
- Performance Shaker Cup
- Free Access to my own Personal Coach
- This is one of the greatest benefits of Beachbody programs – you gain an entire community of people who are going through the program alongside you – they help offer support, but it also keeps you accountable as you want to check in with your team every day!
I am planning to start the program next Monday, as this is when the new live versions of the 21DF Extreme workouts will start to stream. I’ll be 5 weeks postpartum and ready to start exercising again (although I will need to modify some exercises) and ready to start eating a bit more healthy (although still consume at least 1800 calories a day to support breastfeeding). For the rest of this week I’ll be getting ready, making my meal plan, shopping and prepping food, and reading up on all the program materials and videos!
If you are interested in taking this journey with me, or learning more about Ultimate Portion Fix (or any Beachbody program) please let me know in the comments section!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.