You’ve read my 80 Day Obsession posts, right? It’s a program I started out just loving (still do, by the way), but by the time Phase II came around I was struggling with getting my workouts in. Thanks to the new pup in my life.
An excuse? Maybe. But life is definitely a reality and it truly got in the way of my dedication to the program.
Don’t get me wrong. I was fully committed to 80 Day Obsession when it started in the middle of January. I even did all the sneak peek videos multiple times to prep myself.
Then Ivy came into my life, and it was hard to get my workouts in–what with the endless whining she did from her crate. Add in the four human children in my life and my husband and let’s just say life got in the way.
I started procrastinating. And when I did get my workouts in they were in the evening, which is not an ideal time for me to work out.
Once I skipped my workout for four or five days, I figured I’d just take the whole week off. That week turned into three weeks.
When you miss workouts, your nutrition tends to take a nosedive too. This was totally true for me. The switch from Phase I to Phase II, with more containers required, was difficult for me. I wasn’t eating enough and then I compensated by eating some of the wrong things.
I considered just scrapping it all and starting over at Day 1. I mean, the results at the end of 80 days would not be the same as if I had stuck with it the whole way through. But as I voiced my concerns to a teammate, she convinced me to start over at the beginning of Phase III with her. I was grateful for having the support, so that’s exactly what I did.
If you’ve ever fallen off the wagon on a workout program or your nutrition (or both!), you know how frustrating it can be. I really felt like I let myself down. And the longer I stayed off the wagon, the worse I felt about being off track.
But something I realized in all this was the mindset I have surrounding food. When something difficult happens in life, I start to stress eat. And that’s never a good thing when you’re looking for results.
Because of this, I’m looking forward to the new 2B Mindset program that comes out this week. It’s a full nutritional program that helps to stop emotional eating without having to rely on a strict calorie-counting nutritional plan.
I’ll keep you posted on the program as I dive into it! Let me know if you’re interested in finding out more!
In the meantime, I’m giving myself some grace and moving every day so I can live my best life. Are you?