Week 5 was one of those weeks that I think I am absolutely obsessed with. I can really feel how much strength I gained in Weeks 1 – 4 and I am so proud of myself. This phase is all about building on that strength. There is also an emphasis on form and compound movements so that your body can never guess what is coming next. Even the order of the workouts got shaken up to keep your body guessing. I am so in love with this program it is incredible. This is going to be the phase where I truly see my results start to really pop.
I was so excited when I woke up this morning I felt like I was starting a brand new workout program. And ultimately that is really the case. In this phase, we get 5 totally different routines plus in cardio flow, we had the 2 extra reps to everything. I also changed meal plans. The reason for all of these changes to keep your body guessing and to help prevent your body from getting too comfortable.
Meal Plan Curve Ball
As I mentioned in my Phase 1 results post, instead of eating in Plan C, I am now eating in Plan D. This simply means that I get more food throughout the day. So, that meant this morning during my pre-workout meal, I got to enjoy an extra purple container. I love my purples so I threw ½ a banana into my oatmeal that I enjoyed along with my cauliflower pizza.
This meal plan just like the workouts is designed to keep your body guessing. You don’t want to keep fueling your body the same way or with the same foods because then it can plateau. By providing my body with more fuel than the last phase, my body knows it can burn more. It can use the energy to burn more fat or repair my muscles overnight.
It also meant I got to have an extra red container with my post-workout meal. So I am currently enjoying Greek Yogurt with my power greens and cinnamon, cooked chicken, and a sweet potato waffle with peanut butter. This will keep me energized up all morning long.
New Booty Day Routine
As I mentioned, we had a change-up in the order of the workouts this week which was so nice! That meant today was Booty Day. In Phase 1, you do a lot of the workouts from the ground. Not so much in Phase 2. By the end, everything was on fire and to be honest still is. Autumn said during this workout, you can be sore tomorrow or sorry tomorrow. You decide. I am happy to say I am will be sore tomorrow and so happy about it.
It is amazing to be hitting day 30 already. We are basically 1/3 of the way through the length of this program (91 days). I can officially say that I have made it 30 days without processed foods and dessert! I am also able to say that I made it 30 days with no alcohol. Was it always easy? No! Cravings are going to happen. Saying no to friends is hard but when you have goals and you are trying to focus your life and living your best one, it becomes a little easier. We have to prioritize what matters most in life and for me, sometimes I have to say no to friends so I can sleep.
Now when I do spend time with my friends it is healthy and quality time. It is not always centered on food and drinks (those nights are fun too). I have realized over the last few months that we as a society center our lives around food. We plan entertainment around food. This is where we have to start changing.
When I woke up this morning I was really tired. I went to bed way to late last night and my body wanted to punish me for not letting it fully recharge. I fully intend to go to bed by 8 pm tonight, at the latest. There is no excuse. I want to be feeling my best on my work out tomorrow, unlike todays. Especially because these are new workouts when you are tired you tend to let your form go which can cause injury.
Even though I wasn’t feeling 100% ready to work out, I buckled down and got it done. However, it was struggle bus city for sure. This Cardio Core round is much more intense than Phase 1 and I can only imagine next week when she isn’t giving us the breaks she gave us today.
By the squat to lunges, my quads were totally burnt out and I had to really slow it down. I was also completely unable to do a single-leg pike. But that is not going to stop me from pushing harder and improving next week because that is the ultimate goal, be stronger than you were yesterday.
Going into today’s workout I definitely thought that it was going to be similar to last week. Boy was I wrong. But again, that is the beauty of this program. It is designed to keep my body guessing so that it continues to torch calories and get stronger.
This was by far the hardest workout of the program so far for me! The entire routine was intense and required me to use far less weight than the last couple of workouts. With that said, I love it. My core is on fire. The compound movements were challenging but because my mind was thinking about the movements I wasn’t thinking about the pain in the rest of my body.
All I needed for this workout was 10 & 15-pound dumbbells and my sliders. I should have checked beforehand because I assumed it would be like Phase 1 and require bands which meant I needed to wear leggings. Now, I know for next week that Phase 2’s Total Body Core, Cardio Flow & Leg Day do not involve bands.
I am really looking forward to tonight because Brian and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a date night in. Traditionally we make steak, scallops, and some kind of veggie. This year it is asparagus and baked red potatoes. We also always have a dessert but this year, my dessert will be an apple with peanut butter and Brian’s is the ice cream I bought him yesterday. I am such a good fiancé. I am very lucky to have someone who supports my eating habits. We rarely have dessert in the house now but I wanted Brian to have a sweet treat to end the night. After all, it is Valentine’s Day.
Typically, I follow an 85/15 lifestyle. 85% of the time I am eating healthy and the other 15% I am living life and eating off plan. Life is all about balance. If you stick to your plan 100% of the time (unless it is for a certain purpose), that is often when the cheats happen. After these 91 days are up, I will definitely be going back to my 85/15 lifestyle but for now, it is 100% clean. And you know what, I still don’t feel deprived!
Holy CORE! My abs and stomach are definitely feeling yesterday’s workout. Just breathing regularly I can feel it. But you know what, I am feeling it all over my body and it is that good kind of sore. It is not pain so I know that I focused and held good form yesterday!
Last night for Valentine’s Day, Brian surprised me with 30-pound dumb bells that couldn’t have come at a better time since today was leg day and I was ready to feel the burn! He also got me a couple’s massage for next Monday which I am totally looking forward too. To top it off, he got me 3 new workout tanks! My babe knows me so well.
Waking up today wasn’t hard because I was in bed by 8 pm and got a great roughly 7 ½ hours of sleep. Ideally, I would be getting 8 hours but right now it is just not possible. Hopefully, after basketball season, I can make that happen.
I feel like I am saying this every day so of this week but this Leg Day was my favorite day so far. I pushed really hard and burned out my muscles, thanks to the weighted exercise, followed by the same move on the slider. Each day my body is being challenged in new ways and it is so incredible. I definitely took advantage of having those 30 pounders and can’t wait to use them in some of the other workouts!
Tonight is going to be a late one because we are getting our taxes done at 8 pm so hopefully, I will be able to make it through the day tomorrow and my workout. It is another hour-long one so I have to be prepared!
I won’t lie, I seriously considered snoozing my alarm today. I was on less than 6 hours of sleep and my body definitely could have used it. But I knew it was Friday and I would be able to sleep in a bit on the weekend as we had limited plans (except for starting our bathroom remodel). So, I got out of bed and enjoyed my pre-workout meal while listening to a training done by my coach.
As I went downstairs to push play I didn’t know what to expect out of AAA. I wasn’t a super fan of Phase 1’s AAA. I was also sore from leg day. But I was pleasantly surprised! This workout was amazing and complex. It kept my body guessing and I was exhausted by the time we were halfway done.
I was so grateful that Autumn said we would only be doing the negative exercises during the second round. I am not sure if my body could have taken doing both again today. However, I did get it done and I feel stronger.
We have a tournament starting tonight for basketball which should be interesting. It is about 30 minutes about from home so I will be riding the team bus. I am hoping that I can stay awake! Another late night but thankfully it is the weekend.
Well, that was a sweaty one for sure. I woke up this morning knowing I had to get my workout in before the construction team arrived at 9 am. For the first time during this program, I skipped my pre-workout meal to ensure that I was done on time. Truthfully, I was really nervous about this workout because it was adding 2 reps to every single move. I don’t know how that meal would have sat in my stomach. But I also know that as I worked through the moves, my body was missing the calories.
But unlike 4 weeks ago when I did this workout the first time. I felt mentally strong. I pushed through. Even though by the end I was gassed! I was proud of myself. The truth is, we can do hard things. Our bodies know how to push through but it is often our minds that stop us. I am determined to not let that happen to me.
My body is definitely in need of a rest day. I don’t want to see myself get sick or injured because I am not taking care of myself. So I was not surprised when I laid down to take a nap today, I passed out for over two hours. It felt amazing!
To say that I was excited about this rest day would be an understatement. I knew today was going to be a very relaxing day of working on my client’s businesses, meal prepping, and stretching. Also on the agenda, a nice long nap.
I got all of our meals done for the next couple of weeks (at least the dinners). Then I was able to make sweet potato waffles for the next two weeks, post-workout meals. I chopped all of my veggies for the week and made a breakfast pizza for my pre-workout meal for the next week.
What also felt amazing was I laid down again to go and relax and watch some Netflix and took another 2-hour nap. I now feel incredible and am excited about starting week 6 tomorrow.
Week 5 Kept My Body Guessing
Week 5 was the start of a brand new phase which meant all new workouts. It was also the start of a brand new eating bracket for me. There were ups and downs and I learned that I have to make sure my body is getting the rest it deserves. This program is always challenging me in new ways and keeping my body guessing. I am excited about every workout because now I know my body is strong enough. My mind is also so much stronger! I have turned my can’ts into cans and I just can’t wait to see where it takes me!
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!