The time is finally here! The opportunity with 80 Day Obsession to break down and push past my limits. I know this week is going to be a huge mental battle. There will be detox portion that I have no idea what it will look or feel like. This meal plan is intense but I know I am ready!
My Day 0 was a Sunday and I spent it stretching, meal prepping and at a baby shower. I definitely indulged and enjoyed a few hard ciders before saying goodbye to alcohol for the next 80 Days (I just keep looking at it as two Lents right in a row! I also tuned into the weekly episode of Weekly Obsession to check-in with the cast and see what they thought of week 1. The nice part about these episodes is they give you insight into the program from the people who are going through it in the workouts! This was the first ever program recorded 80 days in a row. So when you are sore, remember the cast is too! And remember as you adjust to the new meal plan, you are probably going to experience detox symptoms. This is normal!
I am so happy today is a bank holiday because it allows me to take my time and adjust to this new meal plan. I woke up at 9:00 am and ate my quinoa (yellow), ricotta & 1 egg (red), and spinach omelet, or at least that is what I am calling it. While eating, I drank a full bottle of water and worked on some work for my freelance clients and planned out my meals for the rest of the week. By 10:15 it was time to press play and boy did I sweat.
At one point, Brian came in and asked if I was okay! Obviously, I was but I was pushing myself to the max and grunting in the process. It is Day 1 and I am hooked.
Day 2’s workout consisted of 60-minutes focused solely on the booty. There were moves that really hurt from the beginning and then there were moves that just seemed to creep up on you. Also, the bands were being super annoying for me. This is supposedly normal but I was not amused as I just wanted to keep going and had to keep pressing pause to fix the rolling bands.
This was also my first day of waking up at 3:45 so that was another type of adjustment. Because of all the water, I was drinking on Day 1, I was up 3 times to pee in the middle of the night. And by 3 pm I was exhausted and had to go to basketball practice. Not to mention the massive headache I was experiencing as my body has been detoxing from the Christmas holiday. This detox is no joke! So I made the decision to cut out the recharge in this evening because it was 8oz of water that my body didn’t need especially right before bed. We will see how I feel in the morning!
Waking up this morning was not as bad as I thought. Thankfully, I only woke up once to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night which was great and I was asleep by 8:30 (my body functions best off of 8 hours of sleep). I think I will only be using recharge when I really feel my body needs it. Breakfast today was what I had prepped on the weekend which is just a slight twist from Monday: quinoa (yellow), ground turkey & 1 egg (red), and spinach muffins. I am also continuing to drink a full 24oz of water to get everything going in the morning.
After waiting my hour, I jumped into my workout (Energize down the hatch) and pressed play on Cardio Core only equipment need – sliders. Now, when your trainer tells you they don’t expect you to make it through the workout you get a little worried. But at the end of the day, I made it through without stopping! Talk about a mental game!
I won’t lie, my headache is still here but that is to be expected. Detoxing is no joke! I am addicted to chocolate and sugar and went a little hard over the holidays. I expect after today my body will have pretty much adjusted to the meal plan and all will be good on that front but stay tuned!
When I woke up this morning, the struggle was real! But since my body is finally adjusting to the morning timing, once the lights are on and I have had a few sips of water, brushed my teeth, and splashed cold water on my face, I am good to go. I think my body has also adjusted to the pre-workout meal and it is exactly what my body needs to fight through these workouts. What I am struggling to figure out how to incorporate a full spoon into the pre-workout meal. I know there is a little coconut oil used in my ground turkey but it was one spoonful for 9 servings. I have seriously debated having a spoonful of natural peanut butter just to get it in.
With my pre-workout in hand, I pushed harder than I have during a workout in a long time. I lifted heavier weights and pushed passed the mental block that told me I wouldn’t be able to stay up on the pushups and that I would have to go lighter on my weights for the 2nd round. The truth is I survived! I didn’t have to lower my weights or break my form. Your body can do hard things; you just have to let it.
Yesterday, I will not lie was an extremely rough day. I got tough news to take at my corporate job and I was just emotionally charged. This lead to a rough night sleep, fighting temptations to cheat on my meal plan (I didn’t – FYI), and just wanting to stay in bed. It was then I realized I was so thankful to have something structured in my life to fall back on, my health and fitness journey. My meals were laid out for me, my workouts were set. This was something I could count on, a constant. So after I cleared my thoughts this morning, I decided life is about controlling what you can control. Nothing is given in this world, everything is earned.
I absolutely love this morning’s leg workout. It was lots of lunges and squats that activated my entire lower body and core. I was concerned that it was going to be tough but I think I am growing mentally stronger because it was tough but it wasn’t impossible. You have to break down the mental battle to become your best self and that is what I am doing.
Today, my nutrition has been on-point. I am very proud of this. I have had a lot of stress! Two games and big projects going on is a lot. But by planning ahead and preparing my meals I was set to tackle the world. Now, this weekend will be more challenging because I will be home. I will be surrounded by time and by my kitchen cabinets. But I am hoping to stay strong and trust the process. I cannot wait to sleep tonight because I am emotionally and physically exhausted but we will be heading out with friends so this will be interesting!
Wow, this week was such a roller coaster of emotions but I am so lucky that I had this program to fall back on. We went out last night to a comedy show at a whiskey bar and I made sure that I ate before we left so I wasn’t tempted! We had a ton of fun with our friends and the local comedians were great. When we got home I was exhausted! I had been up for 20 hours so I knew another 3:45 am was not in the cards. Plus I had never planned that I would keep the same schedule on the weekends since I have never been one of those people to not be able to sleep. I knew I would let myself sleep in until my body wanted to get up which was 9 am! Full 10 hours of sleep, score!
After such a good night sleep, I was pumped for my workout! I knew it would be the last one of the week and Sunday would be a rest day! I also knew the workout was only 30 minutes! As I pushed play, I quickly learned that this was not going to be a walk in the park. Why did I ever think that? The ladder pattern was anything but easy and even though there was limited jumping involved, my heart rate was climbing. After making it through and beginning the cooldown, I thought to myself, I am so glad I don’t have to do that again! Then Autumn decided to throw a curveball at us. She let us know that the workout we just did would be our Saturday workout for the entire program, with a twist.
That twist was that throughout each phase of the program, you would increase by 2 reps. That meant, phase 1 was 4 reps, phase 2 would be 6 reps, and phase 3 would be 8 reps. So my “easy” Saturday workout would be systematically getting harder each phase.
When I woke up this morning, it was nice because I didn’t have to worry about a hard workout. Today was a rest day and that meant foam rolling, stretching, and embracing the recovery. I knew I had worked hard this week because I was feeling like I did during college basketball season. As I began to move around I quickly realized how sore my shoulders were. They were seriously on fire from all of the inchworms yesterday!
A solid half an hour of foam rolling and stretching was just what the doctor ordered! The other piece of Sunday was the nutrition plan. I won’t lie; eating on the weekends is tough. For me, it is not necessarily about eating the sweets. But it is more about continuing to eat the right combos of food as the plan dictates for me. My goal for next weekend is to be better about this. I want to make sure I am getting all my meals in.
After basketball practice, I enjoyed watching the 2nd episode of Weekly Obsession! I learned I would probably need to order 25lb weights. I am holding off for now since I just purchased 15s but we will see how the week ahead goes!
I cannot wait to see what Week 2 truly has in store for me. My energy is up, I am feeling great, and I no longer bloated. Thank you detox! 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.