Life is Messy and so is My Kitchen

What I Learned From Fit Girls Guide

This week is another beginning to a Fit Girls Guide Group Challenge- 28 days of clean eating, good work outs and a whole lot of inspiration and lady love. Fit Girls Guide has 2 different 28 day programs: the 28Day Jumpstart and the Fitkini Body Challenge. They also have a Fit Girls Detox book and a FGG Cookbook to get even more tips and recipes. I started my own first Fit Girls Guide 28 Day Jumpstart in February and saw results within those 28 days. This is how it goes:

  1. Buy the FGG ebook (I highly recommend starting with 28 Day Jumpstart or buying a Bundle on their website)
  2. Follow FitGirlsGuide on Instagram and look for their post on how to officially enter the challenge (usually a before picture with a copy of your FGG ebook)
  3. Search all the FGG hashtags to meet amazing, supportive and fun girls all over the world. #fitgirlsguide #28dayjumpstart #fitgirlvaristy #fitkinibodychallenge and post your own photos with these hashtags.
  4. Follow the meal prep, recipes and work outs in the book. (I did my own work outs since I do not love working out at home but all of the work outs in the book can be done at home.)
  5. See results, make friends and feel great!

The program is easy to follow and the recipes are amazing. Even though I have not participated in a challenge for awhile, we still make many of the recipes at home. See my post on Overnight Oats if you need any further convincing that you can eat amazing foods while participating in FGG. Here are some recipe examples:

Sweet Potato Tacos
Sweet Potato Tacos
Sushi Undressed
Sushi Undressed
Curry Soup
Curry Soup
Dreamy Polenta
Dreamy Polenta
Grown Up Grilled Cheese
Grown Up Grilled Cheese

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Capreggse Egg Cups
Capreggse Egg Cups
Brunch for Dinner
Brunch for Dinner
Veggie Bowl
Veggie Bowl
Pita Pizza
Pita Pizza
Overnight Fridge Oats
Overnight Fridge Oats
Magical Unicorn Salad
Magical Unicorn Salad
Andie Build a Bowl
Andie Build a Bowl
Pumpkin Lasagna Roll Ups
Pumpkin Lasagna Roll Ups
Power Bowl
Power Bowl
Sweet Potato Street Tacos
Sweet Potato Street Tacos

Looks pretty delicious right? FGG gives you exact instructions on how and when to meal prep so you are always prepared and are less likely to give in to tempting take out or fast lunch at work.

Amazing recipes are great (really great) but the really unique and special part of FGG are the people. There are over 3 million Fit Girls on Instagram who are all going through a similar experience. These girls share encouragement, recipe tips, work outs and stories. Some girls post several times a day, some only a few times a week. No matter what your health goals are, I recommend following a few Fit Girls for inspiration. Some of my favorites? @fitgirlkmfd @fitgirl_colesim @fitgirllindsayb @fitgirllaitlyn88

There are a few parts of the FGG plans that I did not follow when I was participating in challenges. They recommend 2 “free drinks” per week… I like to enjoy a beer or wine or cocktail especially on the weekends and I focused on making smarter choices when I did choose to drink rather than limiting myself to 2 drinks per week.

I also did my own work outs through ClassPass. I know that I prefer to try new studios and work out outside my house. Plus, I knew this would be sustainable over the long run for me.

I went out to eat. FGG doesnt say you “can’t” go out to eat… in fact, they don’t really say that you “can’t” do anything. But, I love to go out to eat. I just made healthier choices at restaurants, split dishes with my husband and really enjoyed the meals that I ate out.

Overall, FGG helps to create a healthier lifestyle instead of a diet plan. Even though I do not participate in every challenge, I have created healthy habits for every day and learned how to have a healthy balance in my life. FGG doesn’t say no eating out, no carbs, no fun. They do say no negativity, no self hate and no diet. The girls at FGG want to make fit as fun and do-able as possible and to create a positive environment for girls to become their best selves.

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