80 Day Obsession: Week 6 Results
I knew it would happen at some point. A week where motivation would fade, and progress would start to stall. And Week 6 of 80 Day Obsession was just that for me.
Week 6 was a STRUGGLE. I'm about sharing my REAL feelings and just not the highlight reel. At some point you're going to lose that motivation and you have to go back to WHY you are doing this and WHY you want to CHANGE. For me, I wanted to prove to myself that I can push past a plateau. That I can survive without cocktails. That I can cook more meals than the basic AF ones I have been making.
Week 6 marked the first "refeed day," which everyone in the Test Group was looking forward to. Basically, it was a day to totally CARB OUT prior to Leg Day.
These days are few and far between (only 4x in the entire program), but totally worth it. I was able to have SEVEN servings of carbs in one day (when I usually have four) and we got to have some "dirty" treats (including bagels, cookies, brownies, fries, etc).
I was pleasantly surprised that the next day I wasn't bloated or felt too full (see picture below). Refeed day was designed to replenish the sugars back into our system, and carb up for a day of heavy lifting. I enjoyed this day (hello, cookies) and look forward to another one in Week 8. I'll be sure to do a better job at prepping to bake some delicious treats those days!
Benefits of Plan C
I am pleased that I was bumped up into Plan C (1800-2099 calories) because this allowed my B container (healthy fats) to finally be paired with a protein!
I bought some low fat mozzarella cheese this past week and have been melting it on EVERYTHING, haha. Baked chicken parmesan has been a personal favorite and I'm going to continue to have that in Week 7. I try to keep my meal with a B (Meal Option #2) at night because I can have a protein, carb, veggie, healthy fat and fruit (which I usually have for dessert).
The Week 6 Weigh In
When I stepped on the scale this morning it showed that I had gained weight from the last week. And I am doing my best to process this, as I know what the gut-wrenching response is...
I failed. I went backwards. I messed up last week.
But in reality, that number on the scale could be the reflection of a LOT of different things...
How many carbs I ate the night before.
How much liquid I drank.
If I ate processed foods.
If my body gained MUSCLE.
If I went to the bathroom yet that day.
I'm moving past it, and channeling my energy in Week 7 on new and exciting FOOD. I meal prepped on Sunday night to make sure I'm on track and motivated this week.