MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
As you may have seen in my previous blog post or on my Instagram page, I started the 21 Day Challenge with Healthy Happy Us beginning of December. Now, it has been a week or so since I’ve completed my challenge, so I thought I’d fill you up on my overall experience.
Going into my week 1 assessment, I had no expectations at all. I was following all the recommended work-outs and recipes, but to be honest I didn’t expect to see any tangible results. The moment Rola, from Healthy Happy Us, filled me in on my excellent results I was super proud of myself. She mentioned that I was already losing body fat and gaining muscle mass. After seeing my results, I had even more faith in my challenge and that is when I started taking it seriously (not that I wasn’t taking it seriously before, but the results made me more determined to finish my challenge on a positive note). Week 2 also showed amazing results that were pretty consistent to my week 1 results in terms of numbers. Week 3 (the final week) was a bit tricky. It was getting closer to Christmas and things started to get a bit tempting as I was constantly surrounded with chocolates and yummy treats. The results weren’t as great as the first two weeks, but I was okay with that. I didn’t want to be hard on myself since I was told by Rola that blaming myself and feeling guilty is one of the worst things that I could do to myself while on a program or a challenge.
Overall, I would say that I really enjoyed my experience with the 21 Day Challenge. I’ve been going through a rough patch for the last couple of months, so it was exactly what I needed to boost my self-esteem, and to gain a new life purpose/challenge. In terms of the program itself, I would say that the work-outs are very interesting as they change every week, so this gives you the chance to challenge your body. Also, the food portions are very generous, I rarely felt hungry during the day. The program also made me enjoy experimenting with new recipes every week, as well as made me appreciate the concept of meal planning. I realized after week 3 was over, that this is not only a challenge for 21 days, it is really a new lifestyle that you can adapt to whenever you want.
If you’re interested to know more about the 21 Day Challenge, make sure you reach out to Healthy Happy Us to start your program. You can meet the dietitians Baraa El Sabbagh or Rola Ghaddar at Healthy Happy Us in Beirut, Lebanon or you can book an online appointment.