I cannot believe that tomorrow I begin Peak Week, the final week of 80 Day Obsession. In some ways it feels like I have been doing this program forever (I kind of have….I started January 22nd), and it some ways it feels like it was just yesterday that I began. It’s crazy how time can make you feel that way!
The final two weeks of Phase 3 have not been all sunshine and roses, and I won’t even try to sugarcoat it. There’s something about this final phase that has really been challenging. Like I mentioned in my last update, this phase has been a complete mind#$k. I’ve lacked motivation, I’ve felt like quitting so many times, and I have just struggled to get through the workouts. I really just think that it is my workout ADD kicking it…..this has been such a long commitment, and as someone who loves those shorter workouts and changing up what I’m doing, that commitment has been incredibly tough. You better believe I am going to be so proud of myself when I finish this program, and I am definitely rewarding myself with some new Lorna Jane gear. I freaking deserve it.
When it comes to my nutrition, I’ve barely cheated. I had two days that involved tacos, one being after our quarterly Super Saturday, and the next being the following day for Wrestlemania. I specifically chose tacos that weren’t super bad for me and could still work into the meal plan, but I won’t lie….some plantain chips and guac were included, and those definitely weren’t. I did remain focused on my meal plan and water, and I was really happy about that. This morning I met some girlfriends for brunch at one of my favorite local spots, The Blue Door, and I was able to resist the chicken and waffles I love from there and made a meal plan approved choice instead (The Olympian….it is so tasty).
But….I did have some moments with my nutrition that were touch and go. This past week was a bit of a struggle for me. One of my best friends lost his father, and my heart was absolutely broken for him and his family. At the same time, watching him go through a loss of a parent brought up a lot of weird feelings and sadness that had me feeling like I was reliving the loss of my dad all over again. I was proud of myself for not emotionally eating and addressing my anger/sadness by killing my workouts, something that has served me as therapy the past few years. I cried a lot more than usual, and I slept way less than I typically do, and let’s not ignore the fact that I was a royal bitch because of the weird feelings and emotions I had going on in my head. Yet, somehow I avoided falling into the emotional eating mindsuck, and I’m super proud of that.
I was very pleased to complete my FINAL 8 round trip to the zoo aka Cardio Flow, and I was kind of sad to see it go. From hating the workout initially to slowly falling in love with it, my relationship with the moves was definitely one of the greatest transformations I had during this program. This definitely has been the workout that has had me incredibly sore following its completion each time, and I have remained committed to self care following that workout. Any excuse for a bubble bath, right?
As of now I have lost 14 lbs and 19 inches……and I’m pretty okay with that. My strength and endurance is what really has me happy, especially since my Ninja Warrior training is going to kick into high gear as soon as I complete 80 Day.
Many people have asked if I am going to do another round. Maybe….a long time from now. My plan is to begin an MMA/Muay Thai inspired 30 day workout on the 30th, then go into one of my all time favorite lifting program, Hammer and Chisel, before beginning one of our newest lifting program early summer. In addition to that, I will be Ninja training like I mentioned and mixing in some running and rock climbing as well.
Here’s a look at my meal plan for my FINAL week of 80 Day aka Peak Week! It’s mostly protein and veggies with a few carbs mixed in.
So excited to share my final update with you…..and also eat a fat ass donut.