Lets talk about the 80 Day Challenge. What it is and how and why YOU should join me on this journey.
On January 15th I committed to a brand new program but not without kicking and screaming first. When I heard about this program in October I told myself, “Nope, won’t be doing that.” Why? Because up until this point I was all about short workouts and eating mostly clean. In fact if I am being 100% honest I wasn’t even following the meal plan I had a lot of my challengers doing. I thought I knew my body and was eating plenty of healthy foods. I didn’t want a plan. I didn’t want structure. I didn’t want to say bye to sugar. I didn’t want to give up my weekly chips and salsa binges. For a while I just blamed it on the name and said I couldn’t commit to the program because I hated the word obsessed. Then I used my season of life as a crutch. “I don’t have time for an hour long workout with a baby and full time job.”
Then it hit me- this may just be the best thing I could do for my walk with Jesus, myself, my family and my business in the new year.
Because I needed another level of discipline. I needed to get up earlier. I needed more structure in my day. I needed to have more energy. I needed to eat more vegetables. I needed to push my body harder. The truth is I had become complacent. I had become used to short and sweet workouts. Were they challenging? Sure! But my body needed something more.
So here I am 24 days into this program in the final week of phase one.
Here are a few things I have learned through this journey so far..
+God uses things like meal plans and workout schedules to teach you discipline. In this program, you eat an hour before your workout (pre-workout meal) and this has fit in perfectly with spending a solid 45 minutes in the morning before anything else with Jesus. No distractions. Just me and Jesus.
+When you eat matters as much as what you eat! I never realized HOW true this is. The reason being is that your body can only absorb a certain amount of nutrients at a time. If you eat all your veggies for the day in one sitting and no other veggies that day, your body won’t be able to absorb all the nutrients and you miss out. When you eat a set combination of macro-nutrients at each meal, your body actually absorbs it and turns it into FUEL.
+Structure and boundaries create freedom. Since committing to this meal plan I have had WAY more energy and I am actually at the point now where I don’t even crave sugar! (Crazy right?!) I feel WAY less bondage with food and finally see it as fuel.
+Accountability is a game changer. I know I have said this before but this time I REALLY mean it! I don’t know if it’s because the program is so intense or what but the women in this challenge have committed on a level that I have NEVER experienced with any other group! I 100% believe it’s because we are in the trenches together. Cheering each other on and wanting each other to succeed! There have been days I wanted to cheat or just call it a week but I didn’t because I KNEW they were there and I had to do it for them. I had to lead well.
A few things I love about this program..
+ Sunday is Rest Day, which is VERY important for success since it allows your body to recover. Perfect for me since I believe God calls us to have a day of rest and Sunday’s are the day I have committed to! God can do more with our six days than we can with 7.
+I love that I am supposed to eat an hour before my workout. This allows me to get up at 5 am and spend time with Jesus while eating breakfast. Then I workout at 6 am and by the time E wakes up mama is all done and ready to care for her!
+I love that this program encourages you to be in community with others and cheer each other on. The trainer says that throughout the program about not comparing your journey with others and staying in your lane. Such an important thing to remember!
+I love that I am SEEING results. So far I am down 3 pounds but even better my clothes are fitting WAY better. The other day I washed and dryed some pants by accident that I don’t usually dry in the dryer. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to button them, but nope! They fit perfect!
+I love all the energy have! Because of all the nutrients I am feeling amazing. This helps me juggle everything on my plate and have the energy and joy to push through.
What women in the current 80 Day Challenge are saying…
“My breastfeeding baby had only been pooping every 4-5 days. Once I started this program he started going every day! It goes to show that changing my diet and giving my body all the nutrients it needs not only affects me but also him.” –Whitney
“So far I have lost 6 pounds!” – Nicole
“I’ve lost 3 pounds so far but I feel great and my clothes are fitting better” –Mel
“Non-scale victory- Spending time in a devotional and in prayer, then working out before work sets me up for a successful day! I am loving the way I feel!” –Amy
“Mid-week I found myself thinking.. this program is disrupting my life! But the Lord was so gracious to remind me that YES, it may be a disruption but it’s a BEAUTIFUL DISRUPTION!” –Amanda
“I feel thinner but mostly excited that I just feel BETTER!” –Chelsey
“I haven’t weighed myself yet, but I feel better and can feel my legs getting strong already!” –Jenny
Here are some photos of women who have completed the 80 Day Challenge…
This is Brittney Legette and she was apart of the 80 Day Test group with the trainer Autumn. She was breastfeeding during this program and got AMAZING results!
So here's the deal- from NOW until February 12th I am opening up enrollment into the 80 Day Challenge. However- I am ONLY taking 10 new people and 3 spots have already been claimed. If you are 100% IN fill out the form below and I will email you all the information! Can't wait for you to experience this AMAZING program!
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