It has been four weeks since I started this journey. That is four weeks of no processed foods, no sugar, and no added salt. This list can go on and on. I have been following the timed nutrition plan as closely as I can with my schedule but making sure I am sticking to my containers at each meal. I am choosing to trust the process. There have only been a few times that I am hungry. There have also been a few times that I was HANGRY. I have been bloated a lot and I have adjusted my meals accordingly.
I cannot wait for phase 2 because I think I am so much better prepared for the eating portion of the program. Even though I have no idea what the workouts are going to entail I am excited. Again, I am choosing to trust the process. This program is changing me both physically and mentally and I am embracing it and giving it my all.
So without further ado, I am so excited to show you my results. These results are from my day 0 which was January 14th up until now, February 11th. Even though I have not lost a lot of weight, I can see the physical changes in my frame (and this was after my TOM) and am loving how the inches are coming off.
Phase 1 Results
For the first phase of the program, I was following Plan C which is my weight loss plan. I got every workout in and followed the plan as accurately as I could. I have not had processed foods, desserts or sweets, or any alcohol in 28 days and my body feels so clean.
Between these result photos, there is only a 3-pound difference; however, I am down 5.25 inches. One of the things that Autumn has mentioned is that stress can cause our bodies to retain weight; as well as, not getting enough sleep. I have been getting 7 hours a sleep a night on average; however, I know that I should be getting 8. It is hard to do that though when I wake up at 3:30 am which would push my bedtime to 7:30. But for phase two I am going to make this a priority to be in bed by 8 whenever I can. I have also been over-stressed at work thanks to a number of situations so I am going to focus on keeping my stress levels down whenever possible and make sure I am taking time for me throughout the day to reset my mind.
As I sat and recalculated my eating plan with the Phase 2 calculation, I am now going to be eating in Plan D. I am choosing to trust the process with this one because I haven’t really been hungry eating in plan C. What I was shocked to realize was my maintenance bracket should be Plan F. I am going to see how eating in Plan D goes for Phase 2 and may jump to maintenance for Phase 3 if I think it makes sense. Remember, sometimes your body needs more fuel and that means eating more. If you don’t give it enough, you are often going to hold onto your fat stores and not see that major weight loss.
Trust the Process
Life transformations don’t happen overnight. No one said this program was going to be easy. My results were earned not given. But if you are willing to stick with it, trust the process, magic can happen! I am 100% into this program. Although, I did set some goals at the beginning of the program, you know at the end of the day my biggest goal, just like when I run races is to finish. I want to see this program through. It can’t be said for certain if I will ever follow this program to a T again, especially when it comes to the 100% clean eating. But one thing I can say for sure is that I will do the workouts again. I will just incorporate them into a more 85/15 lifestyle.
At this point in my life and being less than 16 months from the wedding, I think this is ultimately going to be the program that I use as I start really sweating for the wedding!
If you are interested in learning more about 80 Day Obsession and how you can join me for my next round, leave me a comment or send me an email. You can also follow my entire journey on Instagram at FitnessMadeBreezy. Remember, with this program, you have to be ready to expect everything!