Obsessed – Day 35 – Oh the Struggle

Today was a great and productive day for work and good fun was had texting with my team at work. I met a ton of new customers today which is always rewarding. Then after work I came back to my airbnb and the struggle became so real.

After drinking my pre-workout and waiting the appropriate time, I pushed play and started my workout.

This is right before the final set of the 3rd round of Day 35. I was literally fighting back vomiting. But I finished after a 30 second pause. I wanted to quit but Autumn Calabrese had just said, “hit pause but DONT QUIT” so how could I quit?!

I love this program because I push myself harder than I have ever pushed myself. I lift heavier each week and try harder each day to do more than I did yesterday. I am 42 years old and in the best shape of my life. I still have a LONG way to go but I believe that by the end of these 80 days, I’m going to be the bombshell I’ve always wanted to be. The biggest motivator for me is that for the first time ever, in my life, I’m doing this for my. Both my parents have diabetes from obesity. When I started out with Beachbody in Jan 2017, I was at my heaviest outside of pregnancy. I’m 25 pounds lighter today but sooo many inches smaller and 10 times stronger. Most of that has come in the last 35 days. I wake up in gratitude everyday for the healthier choices that come so easy to me now. Cravings are GONE! I cant wait to post my 40 pictures.

I ate very clean today but am still struggling with digestions issues. They are getting better but traveling takes its toll on me. I have to get that part figured out.

Now to finish my favorite movie Lord of the Rings, get some work done and then get to bed.

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Obsessed – Day 31

OK – I’m going to make this short and sweet today.

My day consisted of getting up and going to Denver to work and getting my bangs trimmed and then coming home to do more work on the computer and then it was workout time.

My workout today was total body core and I have to tell you guys I hurt everywhere since this new phase started. This workout program challenges me more than anything I’ve ever done and I love it but I hate it. So my legs hurt so bad and tomorrow is leg day. I am so scared!! Ha!

Below are just 2of the 12 exercises I did today.

Nutrition was good. Light breakfast of a couple of slices of toast of this amazing homemade bread recipe that I found on the Against All Grain website, leftover spaghetti squash bake for a late lunch and leftover corned beef, cabbage and parsnip/turnip puree. All foods today fit into the SCD foods list. Digestion has improved some this week.

Want any of these recipes?

Obsessed – Day 30 – Motivation and Fun Cardio?

Up until a few months ago, I was attempting to build a team actively coaching for BeachBody. Its quite a rewarding job and I really wanted to help people. However, with my travels and my busyness opening a coffeehouse, I found network marketing to be too much of a time consumption for me so I ended my coaching business. That doesn’t mean I don’t still love the programs and do them. The 80 Day program I am currently doing is changing my life!!! And I couldn’t be more enthusiastic. I LOVE motivating people, educating people and praising their progress. I find that talking about this program in my blogs and having them posted on social media has generated some motivation for my friends which has been incredible for my to witness. It took me so long to get to a point in my life where health and nutrition as well as fitness took a high enough level of importance that I find an great level of gratitude for people in my life to find motivation from me. I’m telling you this because I can still help if you’re looking for it. I am still an active coach, I just haven’t been actively working the business.

On another note, my workout today was a brand new cardio workout that was actually super fun. It was hard as hell, don’t let me mislead you, but one of the most fun cardio workouts I recall doing. Everything was different from anything I’d ever done and went by very fast. And I enjoyed that it went quickly. Nutrition was good. Light but good and my digestion is still improving. I’ve added L-glutamine as well as collagen, probiotics and changed my diet to start excluding many of the items that the Specific Carbohydrate Diet “illegal foods” list. Baby steps.

Off to bed now. Until tomorrow!

Obsessed – Day 26 – Almost Done with Phase 1

TGIF!

I’ve had one very long day!  Woke up at 6:30, crawled out of bed at 7:00, and COFFEE!!!  I had another day of working in Denver so after a quick breakfast, I was off and running.  It snowed north of us. That was a big bummer to see. I wish it would snow at my house!

I finished my work around 3:00 in Denver and heading back to the springs was excited to workout.  Its LEG DAY!!!  I’ve never liked leg day until now.  This program is so packed with upper body on every other day that leg day is almost like a rest day only not.  I still hurt and I still break a sweat and I still use weights.  But at no point during leg day am I in a plank position and for that, my friends, I am happy to see this day arrive.

I arrived home around 4:30 and checked in with Tyler who was also in need of a workout.  I grabbed my pre-workout drink and sucked it down, changed clothes and headed for the basement.  Eager to get started because I still had my weekly grocery trip to make, I began.  This week, the weight was increased and the sets were 2 x 15.  YIKES!  When that workout ended and for a short while after, my entire lower half shook and felt like jello.

Then shower, store, home and unfortunately a very late dinner.

As for my nutrition, here’s where I’m at.  I bought only foods for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  After a couple of days of heavy research, it seems to be one of the more structured forms of eating that truly targets healing the gut.  That’s where my head it as right now.  The plan that falls in line with my workout program involves way more food than I can or, quite frankly, should be eating.  I feel much better over the last three day in just not eating so much.  However, my digestion will be a challenge and one I’m truly ready with earnestness, to take on.  Leftovers have been consumed and tomorrow starts a new day and hopefully the beginning of a long overdue healing process.

~More to follow.

Obsessed – Day 14

Today was supposed to be my rest day. But I ended up taking my rest day yesterday. Today I did cardio flow which is one of those cardio workouts that makes me want to throw up. Thats pushing the body. I have a little sample of it for you here.

After a delayed flight to Las Vegas last night, I got to my hotel around 10:30 and quickly downed my superfoods shake before getting to bed. Tonight I had it with coconut milk, thanks to the starbucks in the hotel selling me the milk, and then quickly got ready for bed.

I’m learning that weekends are going to have to be treated with much more diligence as far as my eating plan. I’m not eating bad things but I’m not following the timed nutrition at all due to running errands and working around my house to get things done.

Here comes Monday. In Vegas. And I speak on a panel in front of 500 people. Can you say nervous??

Until tomorrow!

Obsessed – Day 13 (Rest Day)

Today was not intended to be a rest day but I won’t say I’m sad it was. Today was supposed to be cardio flow and we were going to do it this afternoon. I love it when my boyfriend and I are able to workout together.

We got up and had our morning routine including coffee and breakfast. Then we quickly got our things together to run errands and hit the road. With expectations of only being gone a couple of hours, I left highly unprepared without packing any food or snacks. We were gone for more than 6 hours. Oops. I made it through that time having two street tacos and feeling satiated. We came home and did a couple of things around the house and then I cooked dinner (salmon, potatoes and collards that I should have snapped a picture of).

Its now 10:00 and we’re in bed and ready for cardio in the morning and another full day including me leaving for Vegas for work tomorrow night.

~sleep well

Obsessed – Day 6

Happy Saturday!!!

I don’t have much to tell you today. I’m currently in route home from CA. We’ve been in the car now for 14 hours and we have just under 5 to go. Needless to say, I did not workout. I’ve eaten “street food” ie; drive thru and gas station snacks (but they did have 100% grass-fed jerky much to my delight) and had way too much coffee.

On the other hand, I’m grateful to get a rest day. As much as I loved leg day yesterday, I can barely walk today (and sitting for hours isn’t helping). I’ll be back to my regular exercise schedule and timed nutrition (if you’d like to know more about timed nutrition let me know) tomorrow.

~until tomorrow