Saturday Sweat – Crushed It!

I mean shit, I absolutely crushed this move today; 10 rounds of it and this was actually the last round and I got FULL EXTENSION of my legs and DID NOT topple over this time…

This move was always hard for me to get enough oomph to get a full extension, because it is the last move of a round, and my wrists are always shredded by the time we get to it, but today was no problem! Felt awesome to get some solid ones in!

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It’s Saturday – who’s getting their sweat on?!

 

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Work For It Wednesday – Tricep Kickbacks

This move from 80 Day Obsession challenges the eff outta me, and it’s not perfect, but the first time I tried this move for 15 reps I needed to take a break, so that I got 15 each side with no break is a victory in itself and I’ll take it, spaghetti arms and all!

The killer is right after THIS move, she goes into 15 triceps pushups, because I think it’s been established Autumn eats crazy with a side of WTF for breakfast 😉

It’s Wednesday – GO WORK FOR IT.

Sunday Runday!

Sundaaaaay Rundaaaay!

So this morning was my first run/5k since November, and post-80 Day Obsession/Ultimate Reset.

All my runner friends who did 80DO said the program helped their endurance/stamina and so I was hopeful but also skeptical (I’ve gotten my hopes up ENOUGH this week only to have ‘em dashed down, haha)

Well, here we are… having shaved 1:19 off my average pace, I’d say 80 Day Obsession helped MY endurance too!

And FUCK YEAH I’m stoked about THESE numbers! My first 5k I averaged over 11 minutes! (And today’s run was with a sore arch from the yellow jacket sting, too!)

Cheers to always improving!

Saturday Sweat – Back to the Zoo!

In other “things I said I wouldn’t do” news…

I went back to the Zoo, voluntarily! And it was a BREEZE compared to back when I was in Phase 1 of 80 Day Obsession! It’s always fun to go back and see how much you have improved, how much stronger you are (and in full transparency, how less WINDED you are, haha)

Felt good to get my sweat on early so I can get some stuff done today and still know that I’m making my wellness a priority!

Who’s getting their sweat on today? Whatcha doing?

Fuck Yeah Friday – Program Completion Swag!

If I may be a materialistic person here for a sec… I LOVE these shirts we get for completing a Beachbody program!

I love a tangible reminder of the tears, the sweat, the effort, the grind, the highs AND the lows. I just love it.

It’s a nice little prize in addition to the FEELING of accomplishment, of knowing no matter how many times you may have wanted to quit and throw in the towel (guilty…) because something is HARD, you didn’t quit, you kept going and you completed it.

I have said many times how the timing of this programs release was absolute perfection for where I was in my life, and I am especially so grateful to this program for lifting me out of a serious depression, showing me what I am made of, giving me a worthwhile project to focus on, and helping me {{ HEAL }}

Have you ever completed a program in its entirety?

Transformation Tuesday – 80 Day Obsession Final Results!

Some people chase physical transformations. Some people chase the number they want the scale to show them. There is nothing wrong with that, it’s just not what I do all of this stuff for. I don’t workout to lose weight. I do always love a physical transformation, because who doesn’t want to SEE their efforts in their reflection? But it’s never the goal for me.

As I mentioned in previous posts, I wasn’t taking this program on for a physical transformation… I would say if any goal I had going in, it was mental/emotional. I needed to heal and I needed to feel strong, capable… I needed a release for the intense emotions swirling around in my heart and my head.

I will say I came out of this program MUCH stronger; my legs have always been notoriously hard to tone, and I definitely feel my legs are significantly stronger, I’ve always had a booty but I can’t say she’s ever been this high and mighty, and I gained some fierce muscles! The biggest reward is {{ REALIZING }} that I am worth all of this effort; that there is hope, I can heal, and I am the best project I will ever work on.

For too long, NONE of that felt true.

I am so proud of myself for buckling down and getting back into the swing of things – I lived my life; I didn’t follow the nutrition plan to an absolute T but I did eat cleaner and struck a good balance, and I am happy with my results.

I am especially happy to be out of the deep, dark place I was in – this is why I say fitness heals; because it DOES.

If YOU are in a dark place and you want someone alongside of you to lift you up, and show you the way back to love and light… it would be an absolute honor to help you!

 

Transformation Tuesday – Phase 2 Results!

How are we already at the end of Phase 2 in this 80 day journey? We are 50+ days in, and I am still loving it!

I took this program on to tone up some spots, build up some more muscles, and feel like a fuckin’ badass, and OBVIOUSLY, it’s all workin’!

Super excited to take on the final phase and see my results at the end – and lucky us, Phase 3 is the SHRED phase! WEEEE, let’s do it!

Interested in joining me for the next round, or hopping in to your own journey now?! Let’s chat – I would LOVE to help you see just how fierce you are!

 

 

Fuck Yeah Friday – More Rewards!

I posted a week ago about my reward to myself for successfully completing Phase 1 of 80 Day Obsession… and then these showed up on sale on Amazon, so I mean, I basically had to!

But really, rather than buy 17 more sets of weights, I liked the idea of being able to go heavier on some moves without adding a gazillion more pieces of equipment, so these seemed like a great investment, and several of my teammates spoke very highly of them, so I am excited to give them a whirl!

I am proud of myself for desiring tangible rewards I can enjoy time and time again as opposed to something I would enjoy for a minute or two… and let’s be honest here, these babies make me feel like WAY MORE of a BADASS than a cupcake would!

You and me, Bowflex… we gonna do BIG THINGS! 😍