It’s the 12th day of the program; you’ve made it past the halfway mark! Take a deep breath and get your second wind. Today you will be doing Weight Workout B. It’s only a 20 min. workout – less time than it takes to check your face book page! Do not be afraid to eat. The body has to have a minimum of 1200 calories just to function. If you eat less than the program calls for, your body will react by feeling as if it’s starving and will actually hold on to the fat you are working so hard to lose. Everyone on the program is of different weight and daily activity levels – therefore, some may require extra calories. Add in extra protein, dairy, or whole grains. If you choose an extra grain serving, have it at one of the first 4 meals of the day – not with dinner. Grains provide energy – which your body needs during the day, less so in the evening. Remember, the plan calls for no fast food or sugary drinks during the 21-day program. Your body will thank you for it. If you slip up, such as missed a workout or had a piece of cake at the office birthday part, don’t beat yourself up about it. Start fresh with the next meal or the next workout. We are also learning about balance for a healthy lifestyle. Hang on – we are almost there!