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!