Transformation Tuesday 80 Day Obsession

The rest of the workouts flew by. We did a lot of zoom calls on Saturday mornings to do our cardio flow workouts together. They are SO much better with friends.

After 80 Days, I learned to prioritize sleep and practice self-care. I fell in love with my foam roller and stretching and made it a part of my weekly schedule. Sometimes it’s not about the before and after pictures, it’s about learning how to improve yourself and be your best self.

The results were pretty awesome.

This is the first time I’ve ever seen some carving on the front of my core!

Addiction

It’s interesting this was part of my fit book club reading for today. I have been thinking a lot about addiction this week. My fitness accountability twin (same birthday!) and I were talking about how if we hadn’t found workouts and healthy food we would probably be caught up in a less positive addiction. We are still tied to scale and size, but working towards healthy balanced lives and it could always be worse. 

I realized that considering myself as an empowered addict was actually a helpful mindset. This weekend I wanted the instant gratification of junk food. Brownies, bread, ice cream, pizza, the stuff I don’t eat usually. It tasted amazing (haven’t eaten it in so long) but the body aches, lethargy and GI bloat stink. 

I was talking to another friend today about how a loved one is struggling with drugs. And how hard it is to get clean and not go back to the old life and old habits. It was a super helpful conversation to me. I need to have the mindset of someone in recovery. Mine is from putting poisons in my body that cause inflammation and dwelling in negativity. No going back. 

Country Heat Recap Day 11

Today has been a lesson on expectations and where you find your worth. I had an early morning annual physical and hauled the kids there early! Some of you are parents and know what that all means when your kids are late risers and went to bed late. It went way more smoothly than I was even hoping. 

They did my vitals and I’m down 1.3lbs from my last appointment last year. WIN I thought. My blood pressure was also significantly lower, which is a major win for me because of family history blood pressure issues. 

And then after the exam and waiting for blood work, the doc comes back out. Not only does she not applaud me for my hard work of daily workouts and eating healthy (which I wrote on the form), she asks if I work out at all.  I respond, “6 days a week a with a stretch day.” “Oh, then you probably don’t need this.” “What is it? I’ll take extra info!” It was how to move more to add exercise in your life and how to eat healthier based on the food pyramid from 11 years ago. WTF. 

Demoralized and totally annoyed, I went to the local coach pool party. Those girls have become dear friends and they were supportive and encouraging. We concluded that BMI is not a good indicator of health for anyone who lifts weights. 

After enjoying a yummy lunch, we did a little country heat together. I love how fitness looks different on everyone but all bodies are great bodies. 


Happy and suprised to be down another 0.2. 

Country Heat Recap Day 9

Such a good day!!!  Got out to the zoo, did our nails, watched Michael Phelps and the Final 5 win gold, and had an amazing friend join the team. 

Kelly and I met in a FB cleaning group and bonded over wide flat feet and Reebok Nanos. A year later, she came to our massive 27,000 person workout at the butt crack of dawn in Nashville. 

I’m SO excited she’s joining the team.  She’s overcome her struggles and is passionate to help people on their journey!

After 9 days of Country Heat, I hit my first weight milestone goal!  I didn’t think I’d be able to get back to this number and leanness and it’s happened!!!

Something Shiny

I’ve reached the point in the workout schedule when I’m tired of it. The novelty has worn off, I’m not totally ripped and lean and though the blocks change, I want the excitement and freshness of something new. Normally, my coach team and challenge group (Facebook virtual support group) get me through, but today, I seriously want to throw in the towel and start a new program with my friends. There’s something powerful and awesome about positive peer pressure. 3 of my coach friends are doing Insanity Max 30 and now I want to stop P90X in week 10 and go back to something I’ve already completed. 

But I won’t. Because even though I’m dying to switch, to have the new shiny dreams of what could happen with Max 30, I also have coach friends cheering me on to finish. To do the last 23 workouts and be proud I finished a full round of P90X. Those friends are also as powerful to keep me going. 

Do you have those friends too? The ones who push you when you’re down and want a distraction away from your main goal? I hope you do. If not, our team is always open to new friends.