I’m restarting 80 Day Obsession (and not quitting it this time around)
Last year I was very consistent and really good at blogging weekly about the fitness programs I was following. In 2018, I haven’t been as consistent, so I’ve decided to commit to weekly blogging again. So hi, internet! I’m glad to be back.
For those of you that don’t know my story, I’m Lauren. I’ve been a health and fitness influencer for 5 years. I work full time in Corporate America and do this as a side hustle in my free time. I love social media (my background is in marketing) and sharing my health journey has helped me not only be able to stay on track, but now I am able to coach others on how to lose weight and keep it off.
Last year I was asked to be a part of the 80 Day Obsession Coach Test group, which basically means I was a guinea pig for the program! I got to do it before it was released to the public, and my results were used as a baseline and for marketing purposes for the promotion of the group. It was an awesome experience, and I lost 13 pounds and 13 inches in 13 weeks of the program.
The last weekend of the program, I met my now fiance. Needless to say…life has happened, and I’ve put back on some “Relationship weight” as a result of dating, moving in together and getting engaged. I’m not mad about it; we have had an amazing time since we have met. I am excited to have a wedding as my new motivation to get into good fitness habits and get back into a stricter routine.
I have decided to go back to what got me to the BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE. I’m excited to commit to 80 Day Obsession again, on my terms now that my situation is a bit different 1 year later (all different in good ways!).
I am going to follow the exercise calendar (6x a week, for 45-60 min a day), but I am going to swap out “Cardio Flow” with different workouts. I hated that workout. HATED. IT. I don’t want to go into that workout with negativity, so I’ll use it as a “free” day to try out other workouts!
I’m not going to freak out if I can’t do the timed-nutrition 100%. The timing of what I had to eat when was a lot easier when I was working from home as my own boss. I’m now working in an office, and have more of a social life with my fiancé. I am going to do my best to commit to this during the week…and not ruin plans if I’m a little bit off.
I’m going to allow 2 treat meals a week, that are off the meal plan. The first time I did 80 Day Obsession I followed the meal plan to a T…and I was miserable. I gave up alcohol and pizza and candy… and it played with my head. So this time around I will allow 2 treat meals (meals…not days) a week as long as I have earned them. That means 90% of my meals will be according to the meal plan.
Booze in moderation. I went no-booze last time around. I’m not saying I want to toss back a handle of vodka every weekend, ha! But I do want an option to have a cocktail with friends or family if the opportunity arises.
Don’t get me wrong – the plan that Autumn designed WORKS…just look at the results I got the last time around. I am also being realistic of the lifestyle that I want to live, and I’m willing to sacrifice results to keep my sanity.
I kicked off Day 1 on 10/22/18. It's not too late to feel awesome by Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Eve!
Have you ever committed to a program like this before? What scares you most about making a 3 month commitment to a health and fitness program?
PS - Want to join me on this journey? Shoot me an email and we can find the perfect program for you.