Day 1/21 Well here we go again-Going Back my roots
Monday, April 16, 2018
Well the last time I checked in I was on day 9/80 of the 80 day Obsession. I was kicking but and taking names and then Phase 2 happened. In phase two I was supposed to change my meal plan and go from 1200-1599 calorie plan to the 1,900-2,400 plan as I was trying to maintain and was burning a lot of calories with the workouts. As I looked at the food list and what I was supposed to eat in one day, I choked a little. It was ALOT of food. I am going to admit I panicked a little. It really was overwhelming and I didn't have the money in my grocery budget to buy all that food! So, I decided to just do 'my own thing' and not follow the specific meal plan because 'I got this!' Yeah, well I wish that was true, but at the end of the day I do need the structure of what to eat and need a solid plan, which is why I love the portion control containers. They don't really tell me the exact food to eat but does give me guidelines of how many macros I should be eating in a day and then a list of foods I can eat.
So fast forward to this past week. As you guessed it, "I didn't have this" as i thought I did and was all over the place with my food. I did pretty good with the workouts, except for a couple of weeks that I missed in the middle and decided to repeat the week. As of last week I still had four weeks left of completing all 80 days and the thought of it really did not get me excited. To think of having to do these hour long workouts for another month, really made me act like a whiny toddler. I am pretty sure that the phrases 'I don't wanna!!' and 'you can't make me' came out of my mouth. That is when I realized I really didn't have to complete the program because well I am a grown up, (or I like to pretend I am) and not a Beachbody coach so really if I decide I am ready to move on to another program I can. At first I fought it, because those sound like really bad excuses but when I really thought about it I decided that I have not been able to stick to a program in over a year and just need something fresh to get me back on track. It made me think of the first time I did 'The 21 day fix' and how determined I was to follow the meal plan and stick to the workouts. It seemed so easy at the time and really paved the path for me to move on to more challenging workout programs.
Well I have somehow lost my way off the beaten path and sometimes the best thing to do, to find your way, is to trace your steps. So that is what I decided to do. I am tracing my steps back to the workout program that changed it all for me and finally got me to lose the extra weight, gain my confidence back, and was the first program I ever completed. The 21 day fix really did change everything and made me fall in love with The Beachbody workouts. Sometimes you have to go back to basics to really help you get going again.
Today was the first day of the 21 day fix program and I am doing it as a beginner. I took my before pics, weighed myself and did measurements. I have studied the meal plan, printed out a calendar and have the same excitement as I did when I first started in the summer of 2015. I plan to share my journey by blogging two or three times a week and being more active on Sparkpeople, as that is another way I am getting back to the basics. I have really missed this community and the friendships I made. I have been sharing my journey and life on Instagram but I find myself getting lost in the black hole of the feed and don't get me started on the stories. I do enjoy social media as an outlet to catch up with old friends and family. However, for my own fitness journey I wanted to come back to my roots, before Instagram and Facebook were a thing and the only place to post about what you food you ate or took a sweaty selfie was on this very website. I guess you can say I have that the spark has been ignited once again. (I know, I know super corny
So here we go again. It's good to be back!