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Hey, I'm not afraid anymore! Did you hear me? I'm not afraid anymore!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Yes, I did just quote "Home Alone".

I've been a Beachbody user for a long time. Not the nutrition so much as the workouts. It was a big part of how I lost almost 100 lbs several years ago. I've recently lost 50 lbs doing 21 Day Fix Real Time and 21 Day Fix Extreme Real Time. For a long time, I've been dying to try 80 Day Obsession, but I was always making excuses. "It's too hard", "I'll try it when I get to this particular weight", "Why bother if I'm going to have to modify some of the moves?", "The loops will just roll up on me because my thighs are larger". The list of excuses went on and on...and on and on and on.

When I couldn't shut my brain off a few nights ago, I decided to Google "80 Day Obsession, plus size". To my shock, a crapload of YouTube videos popped up. I found that was especially helpful. It was by a plus-size Beachbody coach who was in the test group prior to the launch of 80 Day Obsession. I think she started the program at 385 lbs, which is much, much more than I weigh now. She not only showed her before and after pics, which were ridiculously amazing, but she also very bluntly addressed some of the issues she ran into as a plus-size girl doing this program. The bottom line, however, was this: THIS PROGRAM CAN BE DONE BY PLUS-SIZE PEOPLE. She had to modify the modifier at times and she had marks from where the loops rolled on her thighs, but as she made it further into the program, the less frequently she had to modify, and the loops? They stopped rolling up on her.

So, I started 80 Day Obsession today and guess what? I. F*CKING. KILLED. IT. I followed the modifier on a few moves, but I did every single exercise. I sweat like a pig, whimpered and cursed (often), and I loved every single minute. It made me realize how bored I was with my previous workouts because I've been doing them for so long. The moves were complex and I worked muscles that 21 Day Fix Extreme doesn't. I'm so excited to see where I am in 80 days. My husband took some "before" pictures of me standing in a sports bra and underwear...and lemme tell you, even after losing 50 lbs, I still hate seeing myself like that, but this is who I am at this point in my journey and I'm going to own that $hit.

Don't be afraid to start something new. While some workout regimens do require a certain fitness level just so you avoid injury, don't let your current weight discourage you from trying something you're wanting to try. We're often physically capable of so much more than our brains tell us we are!
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  • -POOKIE-
    That's awesome. Can feel your excitement!
    66 days ago
  • no profile photo INCH_BY_INCH
    emoticon I know I had to/having to struggle with some mental baggage. When I lost over 100 pounds; hit a plateau, someone made a hurtful comment. It just triggered something, not sure where in the recess of archives in my mind. Instead of focusing on conquering the plateau, it inch the weight back up in the other direction.
    Some of the remark validated how I was feeling too. Secretly, the scale said one thing and the body was showing signs of loose skin, waves of indentations of filled areas. My skin did not bounce back. So gaining the weight back smooth out some of those areas making it easier to look at myself in the mirror.

    I really had no idea the body image would hit me so hard. I'm working more on self improvement now. Weeded out the toxic people who claim to be a support to me. Welcome to new learning curves and conquest to healthier all around person.

    67 days ago
    I'm going to own that $hit!! that is the best line of the day!!! lol
    67 days ago
  • KIMCAR08
    Wtg! That is so cool and you are so right. I have a couple exercise regimens that I love and I do but I do add other work outs on particular days that are new. I love Beachbody. Keep up the good work. Have a fantastic Monday.👍😊
    67 days ago
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