16/21 ~ Day SIXTEEN of JUMP START Challenge

Whitney Carlson’s 21 Day Jump Start Fitness Challenge 


We are in phase TWO of the fitness challenge… only a few more days!IMG_4451

 Click here to see phase one.  

Phase two consists of…

  • eating lots of veggies ~ I’m talking LOTS, more than I’ve ever eaten within a 16 day period in my entire life
  • eating (no more than) 3 servings of fruit
  • eating lean protein; healthy meats, beans and TLS shakes
  • eating (no more than) 2 servings of low GI starches which can include squash & sweet potatoes
  • No carbs/gluten
  • VERY limited fats which can include ONE SERVING of advocado, egg yolk or healthy oils (olive, coconut)
  • a customized FAT-BURNING workout routine.  Whitney has us exercising six days per week, five of which include strength training and three+ cardio days.  

DAY SIXTEEN, my personal thoughts… 


  • Down about 5 pounds!  Lost 6 during the detox phase, but gained one back last week after adding back in protein and starches.  I put the scale away this week so I wouldn’t be tempted.  It is supposed to be more about INCHES and less about POUNDS.
  • Learning to eat cleaner, don’t have (as many) sugar cravings.  Haven’t had any chocolate in sixteen days, which is an accomplishment in and of itself for me.
  • Like the camaraderie (we have a FaceBook group) and being in touch with like-minded fitness folks with similar goals.
  • Been a lot more focused on my FITness goals during this process.   Great to have this JUMP START!


  • Headaches for first 4 days of detox, off and on
  • Tired and cranky during detox (mostly the whole 7 days, according to my students :))
  • Now that we can have protein, I definitely have more energy.  However, after almost passing out last week during a run (low blood sugar maybe?) I did ‘cheat’ and have half of a whole grain english muffin with some peanut butter before our 8 mile run this past Saturday.  I decided my body needed the glucose!  And I’m pretty sure I burned it off 🙂
  • Went to a wedding Saturday and fell off the wagon a bit.  Luckily I had run 8 miles and walked 1 mile that AM, so hoping the 900+ calorie burn compensated for some of the wedding cheats.  Why is it so hard to be healthy when you’re out being social?  Glad I put that scale away!

Be sure to check in early next week when we reveal our total inches/weight loss amounts and MAYBE some before/after photos!  We don’t want to scare you away though…

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Please contact Whitney if you’re interested in pursuing a fitness challenge of your own!

Click HERE to see DAY ONE and Teresa’s Weight Loss Journey.

“My body, like my life, is a work in progress!”  ~ Jessica Simpson, Weight Watchers spokes-momma

Here’s to LOSING weight while GAINING confidence and an even happier, healthier, FIT life!  


Photo credit to; espressoandcream.com 

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