Getting into shape can be a real challenge — from eating the right foods and portions to actually taking the time to exercise. It’s hard not to eat a box of Oreos after a long day of carpools, soccer games, and work. We know what we should do to stay fit, but how do we make it a habit to eat right and workout? Luckily Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix can help!
“Simple Fitness. Simple Eating. Fast Results” is the motto for Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix. This program is all about portion control, but instead of just telling you how much to eat, the 21 Day Fix gives you an easy way to stay on track. With seven color-coded containers to sort food types and a diet plan, it’s easier to see what you should be eating. It’s not about cutting carbs or only drinking liquids, but about the importance of measuring and prepping what you eat. Celebrity trainer Autumn also offers a combination of varying 30-minute workout videos you can do in the comfort of your home. Each focus on different muscle groups, from cardio to pilates to yoga.
We asked 21 Day Fix trainer and mom, Autumn, how she does it all, including what she eats, what inspires her to workout, and how she passes her healthy lifestyle to her son.
What inspired you to create 21 Day Fix?
“I saw clients constantly struggle with weight. The workouts weren’t the problem, understanding nutrition was. So I set out to create portion control that anyone could understand and use. You have to have the combination of fitness and nutrition to have lasting results. However, I wanted workouts to be fast and efficient. We just don’t have time to spend hours exercising.”
How do you get inspired on those ‘off’ days?
“I have a go-to playlist that I love, and that gets me pumped up no matter what. Having a buddy to keep you accountable is also great motivation.”
How do you teach your son about healthy living?
“He sees me exercising and cooking healthy meals and we talk about how it’s good for you. We also talk about moderation and that it’s okay to have treats sometimes, but it’s important to take care of your body to be healthy and strong.”
As a busy working mom, how do you make time to exercise?
“I schedule my workouts just like I schedule a work meeting. I know exactly what time I’m working out each day and I don’t let anything else get scheduled for that time.”
What’s in your workout bag?
“Wireless Beats headphones, BeachBody Performance Energize powder (pre-workout formula), BeachBody Performance Chocolate Recover powder (post-workout), hair ties, Neutrogena facial wipes, and a water bottle.”
What’s your favorite “cheat” food?
“My brother is an amazing chef. I honestly can’t pick one, every time he makes something new for me that becomes my new favorite. I love to eat!”
What’s your absolute favorite healthy recipe?
“My grandma’s sauce and meatballs from my cookbook FIXATE.”
What does your typical lunch look like?
“Salmon, sweet potatoes, and sautéed bell peppers.”
Good news — you too can get your health routine on track with the 21 Day Fix!
Babble is giving away a very special prize package to one lucky winner: one 21 Day Fix base kit and one copy of the FIXATE cookbook! All you have to do is tell us, in one sentence, how you will use the 21 Day Fix to be healthier. Sweepstakes ends March 7.
To enter, click “see comments” below this post. You must include “#21DayFixSweepstakes” within your Facebook Comment. Get the full details on this awesome sweepstakes below, and get commenting!
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. See the complete General Rules and eligibility requirements that apply to all Sweepstakes here.
- To enter, click “see comments” below this post, and leave a Facebook Comment telling us how you will use the “21 Day Fix” to be healthier! You must include “#21DayFixSweepstakes” within your Facebook Comment.
- Only 1 entry per person is allowed.
- The Sweepstakes entry period starts on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 20:00:01 PM EST and ends on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 14:59:59 PM EST.
- The retail value of the prize in the Sweepstakes (one (1) 21 Day Fix base kit + one (1) copy of FIXATE) is $79.80 (US). (Limit one prize per person.)
- We will choose a potential winner in a random drawing on or about Tuesday, March 8, 2016 and send notice to that person by replying to your comment on Facebook. (You will get a notification on Facebook if we have replied.) If you are a potential winner but fail to claim your prize within 10 days of us sending you notice or are otherwise in non-compliance with the Sweepstakes rules (both General Rules and these Specific Rules), then we will choose an alternate winner.
- We will announce the winner here on or around Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST. By entering, you give us permission to include your first name (or the name provided on your Facebook account) in our winner announcement.