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Surgical menopause

Laparoscopic surgery is amazing! My tiny bilateral scars are barely seen… the scars completely hidden are internal. Some days I’m completely at peace with the past 3 yrs others I am pissed off. How can something that is supposed to be completely natural in a woman’s body wreak havoc in mine? .

Working out has taught me strength, been a place to work out my irritation. Been a place where I don’t think about what my future will look like in my new phase of life. A place where I can test my limits and push myself further. And grow confidence.

I spent an entire year on a medicine that completely changed my body. That only worked for 6-7 weeks out of the 3 month cycle. Where I was gaining weight matter what I did. I thought that would be normal post op. I was wrong! It’s really not about the number on the scale but I felt off. My clothes were tight! I hate that.

So happy that after surgery and in surgical menopause instead of medicated. I feel like I’m getting back to myself on a physical level. Mentally it’s a work in progress. This has given me strength at times.

The workouts I have been doing are awesome, and with the meal plan I know what to eat and when I feel satisfied and I honestly don’t miss all the shit that I used to comfort myself for so long! I’m excited to see what the end looks like. But I’ll take this one day at a time.

Thank you to all of you that have shown support in my time of need.

Can I ask if you’re ready to join me yet?

Phase 1 – 80 Day Obsession

I made it through the first phase!! And I LOVE it. That being said it was an adjustment. Wrapping your head around timed nutrition was different. I mean I ate every 2-3 hours before, well for the most part. But I mixed up what I was eating. So to eat the way she combined the meals was the hard part. Also, eating before your workout. I normally would wake up and go. So it was different fueling myself before I pushed play.

I started in Plan B for weight loss. What did that look like?

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I moved Meal option 1 to my pre workout. Since I get up at 515 so I want to drink my shakeology and get right to my workout. I also don’t wait 60-90 min before i do the workout. My stomach does not need it!

Looking at this and thinking what the hell do the colors mean? Well…

Green- Veggies

Purple- Fruit

Red- Protein

Yellow- Carbs

Blue – healthy fats like cheese, avocado, hummus, nuts

Orange – Seeds, or dressings

tsp- is oil, butter, nut butter

Easy right?

I started the program, in a detox sort of. Eating very clean, I normally eat pretty good but totally cheat way more then I ever admitted. But I was freaking DETERMINED to stick to this plan. So the first week of this my energy started to go up, but I got a lot of headaches. And I would be done by 8pm.

Week 2 though! Sleep was great energy up so full. Felt amazing. Same with week 3, then week 4 I started to feel hungry again, my metabolism was revved up. YAY! I dealt with the hunger. Knowing that I was going to be recalculating on Sunday and probably switching plans.

The Workouts.

You do 6 days on 1 off. And that off day you rest or stretch no supplementing with additional workouts. Your plan is as follows

  1. Total Body Core – 60 min (Weights & Resistance Loops)
  2. Booty – 60 min (resistance Loops)
  3. Cardio Core – 40 Min (strength slides)
  4. AAA – 50 min (Weights, Resistance loops, and strength slides)
  5. Legs- 50 min (weights)
  6. Cardio flow

Each week the reps change. You start 15 reps going through 2 times. Week 2 is 10 reps 3 times. Week 3 you do a group of moves 10 reps then repeat 3 times before moving on to the next group. Week 4 you do that again but 15 reps 2 times. So same moves the whole 4 weeks but it was always different and how much weight you used would change. I was amazed on how much stronger I am than I thought. And although you get the moves down they never really become easy. I never got bored the entire time which is amazing. I have ADD with workouts.

Phase 1 Results

I am down 9.2 lbs and 7.5 Inches total. 2 inches off my waist and 1 off my hips. Check out my before and afters….

Today starts PHASE 2. The workouts are different. The sequence in how you do them is different and they are more compound. I moved into maintenance for phase 2 and good lord it is so much freaking food. I cannot wait to see what happens this month!

Want to join me? I start my next 80 Day Test Group Next Monday. 5 SPOTS LEFT!! Fill this out and lets talk

Sloppy Joes

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Ingredients

2tsp extra virgin olive oil (divided)

1 red bell pepper

1 yellow onion

1 jalapeno  pepper (can omit if you don’t like heat)

1 lb of 93 % lean ground turkey

2 cups tomato sauce (sugar free)

1 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tbsp Worcestershire  sauce

1 1/2 tsp hot sauce

2 tsp  minced garlic.  (would be equal to about 4 cloves.)

In a pan add a tsp of evoo. Ad ground turkey and crumble and brown This takes like 8 min.

While you are cooking the turkey. Rough chop the veggies. Add to food processor and pulse until finely diced. In a pot ad remaining evoo. Then add the onion and peppers sauté for 4-5 min. Stirring frequently. Add in sauce, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and minced garlic. Stir. Then add in the turkey. Cover and simmer for 15-20 min.

Serve on Bun, or noodles.

For a healthier meal you can to on a baked or sweet potato, or ezekiel bread. (this is what i did! )

You could also do zoodles

Serves roughly 4 (1 cup) servings

If you are on a Color container meal plan this is…

Red (protein)

Green (veggie)

tsp (oil)

yellow (carb if you serve it that way.)

Another green if you do zoodles!

This was so easy and it is probably the best sloppy joe I have ever had.

3 Day Refresh

I decided to do a little cleanse to start the new year to get all the gunk out of my system for having both surgeries in December.

The Cleanse I did is not  a juice cleanse but it is plant based. I won’t lie and say its easy because you are cutting all carbs, animal protein and junk. For the 3 days and you are following a pretty strict plan. But it will do exactly what you want it to. Also it is recommended that if you do workout you stick to something light. And there is a yoga plan that they cleated specifically for the 3 day refresh.

What your day looks like.

  • Wake and immediately drink 8-12 ounces of water.
  • Within an hour of waking is breakfast which is Shakeology with fruit. (From a list provided.)
  • An hour after breakfast you have an optional herbal tea
  • Mid Morning Fiber sweep (digestive health drink)
  • Lunch Vanilla Fresh Shake (High protein shake that is dairy and soy free) You also get veggies and a fruit with a Healthy Fat all from the provided list)
  • Afternoon snack of a veggie and healthy fat
  • Optional herbal tea
  • Dinner Vanilla fresh shake and a dinner recipe (provided) with an optional cup of organic veggie broth.
  • Optional evening herbal tea

Tips!

Drink tons of water and the herbal tea really helps. Also eating the same stuff will make it cheaper and have all your veggies cut and ready to go.

Results!

Over the 3 days I lost 6.6 lbs and 6 inches total. It made it easier to get back on track with nutrition.

Want to ry out the 3 day Refresh? Go here

Interested in Future Fitness accountability groups with me?

 

 

Decembers are for Surgeries…

Say what… I know stupid right and they weren’t even anything fun like boobies or removing saggy skin. I had 2 this month. So that is what I have been up to all around the holiday chaos. So fun and exciting. NOT

What I had done was a ganglion cyst on my right wrist December 8th. They apparently can just form and sometimes can come back. Then this requires more surgery. But so what not bad. It is gone I am a few weeks out and although it is still sore I will heal I just need to gradually start lifting again and putting weight on it to get back to where I was with out pain.

The other is I had both of my ovaries removed for endometriosis December 19th. YAY me. (I am being sarcastic.) So now a week and 2 days out I’m starting to feel better although I get tired quickly and I am having some other hurdles. I will touch on this more in another post. Just wanted to check in show you what I have been up to and let you in on my mess.

I will be doing a 3 day cleanse next week to hopefully get myself out of my funk and clean some of the meds out of my system. Want to join me? Send me a message!

In my head

If you have been following my journey at all you would know I suffer from endometriosis. It’s a bitch it really is. I also have been in a medical menopause for a year now. I workout pretty much daily. Enjoy food in moderation and am an online fitness coach. Health is super important to me and so is self belief and mental health.

I stress to my customers to be nice to yourself not to focus on the scale. But other changes. Falling in love with yourself: that the number on the scale although it is some indication of health. The scale itself does not measure success.

But if I am being 100% honest with you all. This part is hard for me! I was that person that would weigh them self multiple times a day that fucking thing haunted me. And my self worth went down when that number went up or didn’t budged. I got better with it I stopped caring I really did. But over the past yr being in menopause at 32 and watching my body change get curvier and shape differently is throwing me in old habits. I can tell how different it is, cheats cling on me quicker.

My last Drs appt to talk about my hopefully final surgery I was paralyzed with fear to get on the scale. I knew it changed I can feel it. I was right. That appt was weeks ago and I find myself obsessing over that fucking number. Everything’s been different. How I’m feeling, working has pretty much stopped and I hate that I live my job!

But here’s the thing guys, sometimes the coach in me comes out. I am literally in my underwear writing this. And that scale doesn’t mean shit. Yes my body changed but I am in better shape now then I ever was in my early 20s. I’m taking my own damn advise and choosing to be kind.

So here we are 3 days from surgery, I just thought I should give you all some insight into what’s been in my head.

I’ll keep you all updated on that. For my Endo sisters keep fighting.

Hey Momma…

Hey Momma,

I see you.
I see your unhappy and tired.
I see you never putting yourself first.
I see you hiding in baggy clothes or your towel when you wear your bathing suit.
I see you looking at those girls that rock their bodies in complete and total confidence and that you would kill to be that comfortable.
I see you hiding from your spouse as you get changed because you know that you no longer have the body that they fell in love with.
I see the fear that you think the only boy you ever loved will leave because the only other man you really loved left you constantly so much that one day it became permanent.

I was you.
I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to feel like that.
It doesn’t have to be that way.

You can take care of you.
You can feel confident, happy, and healthy.
You can change your mind.
You can know how loved you are and how attracted your husband is to you.

And I can help.

I know this post won’t resonate with everyone. But if I reach even that one Mom that can relate. I want to encourage you to message me so we can chat. ❤️

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80 Day Obsession

Today is Pre Launch day for Beachbody’s newest program. You can set the bundle packs for an additional $10 off the already discounted price.

This program is a progressional digital program. Meaning every single workout is different you will not repeat one of the workouts throughout the 13 weeks. The trainer and crew progress right along with you.

It is also based on a timed nutrition plan. You know exactly what to eat and when to give you the absolute best results.

80 Day Obsession by Autumn Calabrese: Program Details

The 80 Day Obsession workout program is an effective, step-by-step approach to building a shaped, curvy butt while simultaneously shrinking the core. It’s 80 days of obsessive focus on fitness and nutrition spread over 13 weeks.

How It Works
80 Day Obsession launches on January 15, 2018. The first week of videos will be available the day before, Sunday January 14th. After week 1, each week’s workouts will be launched on Saturdays at 9pm PST*until all 80 workouts are live on Beachbody On Demand, where they’ll stay permanently so you can do the program as many times as you want.
*Workouts added before the days end. Timing may vary depending on system and resources.

What is the fitness level?

 This workout is intermediate/advanced. If you are just starting out this would probably not be the best thing to start with.

Equipment required

You will need a variety of dumbbells. Floor slides and resistance loops.

Group requirement

I will be doing this for the first time right along with you, this is all new to me too so I want to get your full commitment. I will be requiringg that you.

  • Showing up daily and participating in the group
  • Weekly submitted photos and measurements.
  • Follow along the times nutrition meal plan according to your body type and goals.
  • Drink shakeology to make sure you get the nutrition your body needs through out the workout.
  • Must have me as your coach.
  • Utilizing the strength bands and sliders for ultimate results.

Please send me an email at coachkalawilliamson@gmail.com for SERIOUS inquires only!

***BONUS***

Submit your photos of your end results and get a chance to win $500 or more!

So i want you serious.

What are your package options?

For new Customers?

MEGA CHALLENGE PACK (BEST OPTION)

Gives you everything you need for the entirety of the program and saves you a total of $275.

Mega-Pack-New-Customers

  • Shakeology on Home direct
  • 2 tubs energize (pre workout)
  • 4 tubs recover (post workout)
  • shaker cup
  • Portion fix
  • 2 sets resistance bands
  • sliders
  • Intro guide and calendar
  • 1 year subscription to Beachbody on demand which has 80 day obsession and all of the other programs in Beachbodys library and the meal guides/ calendars.

Pricing

  • US $440
  • CA $505
  • UK 440

COMBO CHALLENGE PACK

This pack includes everything you need to start the program but allows you to just try energize and recover. Savings of $200.

  • Combo-Pack-New-CustomersShakeology on Home direct
  • 1 tub energize (pre workout)
  • 1 tub recover (post workout)
  • shaker cup
  • Portion fix
  • 2 sets resistance bands
  • sliders
  • Intro guide and calendar
  • 1 year subscription to Beachbody on demand which has 80 day obsession and all of the other programs in Beachbodys library and the meal guides/ calendars.

Pricing

  • US $240
  • CA $276
  • UK 240

If you are a Current Beachbody On Demand Customer

MEGA COMPETION PACK

You get everything you need for the program (assuming you already have BOD). If you On Demand is about to expire. See the products above! This pack saves you $205.

  • Shakeology on Home direct
  • 2 tubs energize (pre workout)
  • 4 tubs recover (post workout)
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  • Portion fix
  • 2 sets resistance bands
  • sliders
  • Intro guide and calendar

Price

  • US $410
  • CA $470
  • UK 410

COMBO COMPLETION PACK

Save $130 and get started with 80 Day Obsession!

  • Shakeology on Home direct
  • 1 tub energize (pre workout)Combo-Completion-Pack-Existing-Customers
  • 1 tub recover (post workout)
  • shaker cup
  • Portion fix
  • 2 sets resistance bands
  • sliders
  • Intro guide and calendar

Price

US $210

CA $243

UK 210

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