Phase 3 Of 80 Day Obsession

I did it You guys!! Done with all 3 phases. Now I am in the final week which is Peak week. It is Autumns favorite workouts throughout the entire workout and an option of doing deplete week with the meal plan. Where you carb cycle for 2 days have a day on the regular meal plan then do that again.

For Phase 3 I continued with the same meal plan as the 4 weeks prior In Phase 2 . Where Phase 2 was a bulk phase and you lifted a bit heavier. This one is lean. You are lifting a bit lighter the moves are harder. But basically shredding out. Out of all the phases. This one is the most difficult. But after being on the plan for 8 weeks you are ready. This one was my Favorite!

The Plan days switch around a bit.

AAA -60 min

  • Weights (light,
  • medium,
  • heavy),
  • Resistance Loops,
  • Strength Slides

Cardio flow -45 min

  • 4 reps of each move. But once you get all 10 in you go all the way through 8 times instead of 2.

Legs – 50 min

  • Weights (light,
  • medium,
  • heavy),
  • Strength Slides.

Total Body Core -60 min

  • Weights (light,
  • medium,
  • heavy),
  • Resistance Loops,
  • Strength Slides
  • Really THE HARDEST ONE YET

Cardio Core- 45 min

  • Slides
  • Resistance loops

 

Booty – 50 min

  • Weights (light,
  • medium,
  • heavy),
  • Resistance Loops.
  • Strength slides

I was definitely the most sore this phase. So self care was key. Foam rolling, stretching and some added yoga.

Results

Down a Total of 8.2 lbs and 12.5 inches

These are from Then End of Phase 2 Till the End of Phase 3

 

From Day 1 Until The End of Phase 3

 

Really happy with the results and excited to see what the end of Peak week brings. This was tough I won’t lie. But so freaking worth it. I am coming back after a year of medicated menopause. Where honestly I felt awful most of the time. The medicine only worked sporadically and I could not regulate my weight. I felt ballooned up and I thought that this would be the way my body was from now on. I thought I just would have to deal with it. I wanted to be healthy the rest didn’t matter.

So after the removal on my ovaries not even a full month later this program was released. I went all in. I did not think I would see anything like this. I am so thankful for this. And that Surgical Menopause has made a world of difference in my life. Yes there are still struggles. Some of the symptoms are annoying. But anything is better than where I was. I did not know how I could live that way anymore. Everything was suffering. Me, my family, my business. Im back to feeling great. Everything is on the up.

If you are ready to join me. Fill this out and lets talk!

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Every Sweat Matters

  Hey!!!!! Well I have stepped back on the inspirational posts, blog posts and sharing so much. Well I just haven’t felt like it. I am not feeling very inspirational right now. Most days I have to bite my tounge from saying things I know I shouldn’t. Still with Beachbody and I don’t plan on stepping back from that anytime soon…

So what’s going on? Endometriosis is a bitch. Seriously how do you keep the positivity up when you feel that you are doing all this hard work for nothing. That you’re taking care of yourself and your body is still failing you. How can you eat right and exercise and still have health problems even after making a choice for surgery that you never thought you would have to make at the age of 29. Then at 30 have to make another tough decision because the Endo is not done yet. It’s discouraging, but I’m still here still fighting for my health and working on being better daily. I show up everyday, exhausted and sometimes moody and persevere.

Always going to back to my why, like why the hell I started doing this to begin with. Sometimes I remind myself that if I hadn’t taken care of me how much worse if a situation I may be in. I workout and eat healthy for me, for my kiddos, for my husband, for my health. I show up because Every Sweat Matters, because I still can.

I’ll be back to my old self soon I hope and I find inspiration daily with my team, and my challengers. So I thank you all for holding me up!

Questions for me? Just ask

How to Successfully stick to a fitness plan.

Working out for me is such a HABIT that for me it is weird when I do not do it. I am just so used to working out, that I feel bad when I don’t. Now Do Not take this as I am being obsessive, or ridiculous. I know when my body needs a break and believe me when I feel that way I take it!

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So how did I get where I am now? What keeps me going?

Research shows that it takes 21 Days to form a habit. Think about that. That is only 3 weeks. Does not seem like a  real long time am I right? So if you have to torture yourself for such a short amount of time for a healthy habit, for something that will improve your life why not do it? Seriously?

So what you need to do…

  • Schedule it. Make it as important as a Doctors appointment or a business meeting. You don’t skip those!
  • Pick a time and workout at that time daily. For me it is first thing in the morning. Weekends too unless its a rest day. I get up drink my pre workout, pee (hahahah TMI), then hit play. Now sometimes it does not go as planned. But does that mean I say fuck it and throw in the towel? Nope. It will make me feel better. Somedays, a 30 min workout takes triple the time because my kids need me. They have gotten better with it though so this does not happen as much anymore.
  • Let your significant other know this is important to you. That you will be working out and you need this time.
  • Remember that it is not selfish to take care of yourself. Sometimes you need to put you first.
  • If your day does not go as planned and you cannot fit it in. Do Not get discouraged just move your schedule back one day!
  • Quitting is not an option.
  • Have a Strong Why. What do I mean by this, this is the reason why you started on the journey to begin with. Really think about it. It has to be so strong that you will always go back to what you were doing. 10881666_10153186596365921_86908588061412141_n
  • Triggers! Set out your workout clothes, go to a gym then leave a gym bag in your car, set a reminder on your phone, have an accountability partner text you, put on your workout gear as soon as you wake up, this list is endless. Basically do whatever you need to so you Move your ASS!
  • Pick something you actually like to do. If you like to run do that, lift, dance, yoga, I don’t give a shit. Pick something. Want to workout at home, great, a gym great. Just do something.
  • Don’t get discouraged. Sometimes the scale won’t move. Think about everything that you are doing that is good for yourself! Remember those little NSVs!

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Hope this helps you!! Keep moving forward. Don’t compare yourself to others. What good is it going to do for you? You have no idea what leg of the journey someone else is on! Be supportive of one another for the same reason. You supporting someone else may help you stay motivated!

Endometriosis Diet

Ok, so if you have read most of my posts you would know that I suffer from Endometriosis. If you have not and this is news to you, first off I would like to say, HOW DARE YOU! Kidding (Read about it here). I know I am not that interesting. So it is completely ok that you do not know this!

I had a partial hysterectomy 9/15/15 to hopefully end the symptoms I was having. This seems kind of extreme, but when you are having cramps so bad that you feel like your in labor and envision yourself physically taking off someones face daily. It sounds way better. Scary I know… My poor family!

After the surgery I felt 100 times better migraines went away so did labor cramps, then last Tuesday an Ovarian Cyst burst. (seriously thought I was dying) Since then I am having symptoms again, great. Called my Doctors yesterday and the nurse said you can be having phantom pains. Well thats just beautiful.

It got me thinking (dangerous pastime I know, name that Disney movie?!)

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Sorry, got side tracked…

But I started thinking, I wonder if I could change my diet to help me subside these symptoms. I then googled Endometriosis Diet. What do you know? there is one! And there is a lot of Shit I should be avoiding. Like Gluten, No wonder anytime I eat Pizza or Breads I feel awful! Like I might as well have eaten a brick. Now don’t get me wrong, mama loves pizza, but nothing tastes good enough to feel like that.

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If you disagree, theres something wrong with you. hahahaha

Here is what the Endometriosis Diet would look like.

Endo diet

UMMMM that seems like a lot, but it is actually not too far from my current diet. Why do you avoid these?

  • Wheat- Includes bread, cake, and pasta . They contain phytic acid, which can aggravate symptoms. Also they contain gluten which women with endo are sensitive to.
  • Red Meats- causes inflammation and can contain growth hormones.
  • Refined and Concentrated Carbs- includes bread, cake, and pasta most of the nutritional value has been removed.
  • Refined Sugars and Honeys- Causes inflammatory reaction (Certified organic honey is fine)
  • Caffeine- NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Increases abdominal Cramps and estrogen levels
  • Chocolate – Blah contains Sugar (see above I do however eat a higher % Cacao which has less sugar)
  • Dairy- Causes inflammatory reaction
  • eggs- Unless you get organic (thank god I decided to be a farmer so we get fresh eggs!) they can contain a chemical residue of dioxin.
  • Fried foods- Although these are awesome. Should be avoided most the time anyway!
  • Saturated fats and oils- Stimulate negative inflammatory prostaglandins
  • Soy and Soy protein products- bad… tamari can be used in small bits.
  • Convenience foods-  They are junk!
  • Tinned foods- Use sparingly. There is exceptions like canned tomatoes, and coconut milk.
  • additives and preservatives- HELLO Chemical Overload.
  • Alcohol- Excuse me while I go Cry…….. This consumes your B vitamins stored in the liver, Good liver function is vital to eliminate estrogen from the body.

I wanted to research this! And I am going to try it out for a while. I would rather not feel like crap.

Check out this site! http://www.endo-resolved.com/diet.html

Recovering

I have been quiet lately! I’m sorry about this but I have a good reason I promise. On sept 15th I had a partial hysterectomy. This was a hard and scary decision for me to make since I am only 29. Thankfully I had kids really young. I have Endometriosis.

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I only figured it out in may of this year when I had the laparoscopy test. And a procedure that should have helped my issues called an ablation. As you can see it didn’t work.

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Everyone of my issues were hormone related. I would get cramps so bad it was similar to contractions making me worthless and my temper ridiculous. I could have tore someone’s face off. Migraines were coming more often and lasting for days. Everything was getting worse and lasting way longer. I was exhausted and frustrated. How can someone that takes care of themselves the way I do feel this bad? I mean I ate healthy and exercise all the time. But this was completely out of my control.

So I opted for this surgery only doing partial so I won’t be thrown into menopause before I hit 30. Fingers crossed that I feel great with out having to take them out too! I want to be done with drs for a while!! And I want positive and happy me back! 🙋

After surgery. My recovery is 3 to 6 weeks. I will see my doc at 3 and he will let me know if I can resume my normal activities. Right now the pain isn’t awful I’m crampy, but seriously what’s so different about that? I am very exhausted and can’t keep my eyes open More than about an hr at a time. Which makes having a 2 yr old at home difficult I know she is bored but she will get over it!

I will keep you all updated on my progress 🙂