It’s hard to believe that I am writing my last update for the 80 Day Obsession. I wanted to have it done earlier but with flying to Rome and getting settled, the post was left on the back burner until I was able to sit down and write.
Never in a million years did I think I would be wearing a crop top, let alone putting pictures of myself up on a blog in one. The 80 Day Obsession gave me a confidence that I have never had before, which is one of the most important outcomes for me from this program. I pushed myself both physically and mentally throughout this program and I am excited to continue doing so in the future.
Overall, I am somewhat happy with my results. I gained muscle and I feel stronger. I did lose eight pounds overall, but I am not sure about my overall loss of inches because I did not take my measurements before I left for Italy. Most importantly, I learned what foods are beneficial to my body and which are not. I have always had a love for food that I have shared on the blog.
For this post I planned on wearing another workout outfit but chose these pictures instead when C and I were visiting the castle on Ischia.
The second most important take away was I learned what foods are beneficial to my body and which are not. I have always had a love for food that I have shared on the blog.With that being said, I need to workout because I do not have a fast metabolism. I never looked at working out as a chore until I started the 80 Day Obsession. Before starting the program, I would wake up at 5:30, do a 40 minute workout, shower, and get ready for work. I had tons of energy and I felt great. If I wanted/needed to wake up early to get my workout in I had to wake up at 4:15 in order to eat and digest before being able to workout. On days I did this, I was dragging by 2:00 pm; it was rough. Working out became something I had to do rather than something I wanted to do. Granted, I felt great after the workouts but I just did not look forward to working out by the end of the program.
This was not the final update that I was hoping to write. I was hoping to write about how much weight I’d lost, how many inches I lost, how great I felt, etc. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I did learn more about what foods I need to eat to fuel my body properly (And yes I can indulge on a prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich here and there while in Italy and not feel guilty about it later on). Another thing I learned is that not all programs are going to work for everyone. I have a very busy schedule between school, tutoring, and blogging. I do not get home from work until 6:30 and usually work on my blog after eating dinner. I want my workouts to be a seamless part of my day that I look forward to. With the 80 Day Obsession, that was not the case. I was working out either late at night or up to early in the morning in order to eat before my workout. I felt more drained than energized.
I have noticed positive changes in my body and I am happy about that. I would have liked there to be more but I’m ok with it. That just means I need to find something else to keep challenging myself both physically and mentally. I started BBG today and I’m really excited about that. I have heard a lot of great things about it – the workouts are challenging, fun, and are not long which is perfect for me. There is a park down the street from C’s apartment where I have been running and now will be doing my BBG workouts; I plan on continuing running or walking after the workout depending on how I feel. I’ll will keep you posted on that journey as well!
Has anyone done the 80 Day Obsession or in the process? What about BBG? I would love to know how you feel about it!
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