Hello and welcome to another day with Shona! I’m so sorry I haven’t been talking to you this week because I was having severe kidney pain. No worries though, I’m feeling so much better! If you know me well enough, you know I love my natural remedies, so that’s what I did to rid my pain. I wanted to end the week updating you on my 80 Day Obsession progress.
I was actually tempted not to share this week because I was struggling a lot. But this entire process is all about being real with myself and my progress as well as being real with my viewers. Why hide the struggle when I can possibly inspire someone?
I want to start from my January 29th progress tracker. I was feeling super tired and I wasn’t motivated to do a single exercise. Sometimes I feel like my instructor Autumn is right in my living room working out with me because she knows exactly what to say when I feel like I can’t go on with another rep. Right when I was about to say forget this, she said,” you absolutely CAN, you have to believe and PUSH and work through it.” You think I continued after hearing that? Heck yeah I did! Who can quit after hearing that motivation?
Day 16, I was feeling distractions from every which direction. I mean from messenger alerts, to IG messages, phone calls, the list goes on! It was booty day so the routines were crazy hard. I had to do 3 sets of 10 reps using five different moves. I felt myself slacking and not putting in the effort to push harder. And guess what came out of Autumn’s mouth? This woman said, “ do everything with PASSION otherwise why do it at all?” What the what?! Seriously Autumn? I was like, she just put me on blast lol! This is what I like to call, stepping on my toes. It’s when someone says something that is so true, but the truth just hurts! Yup, I felt the toe stomping for sure, but I had to suck it up and complete day 16.
Day 17 was Cardio Core. Man oh man was it HARD!!!!! Autumn was pumped with loads of encouragement that day. I had to pause the workout twice because I was trying to catch up. I was tired y’all! Lol! During the mountain climbers routine, Autumn said, “ your legs say no, it your mind MUST say YES!” That made me say YES the rest of the way. At the end, my instructor asked what the hardest move was and I would have to say Pepper Steps. It’s when we run in place super fast. Girrrrl my calves were screaming STOOOOPPPP!!! Lol!! I admit, I stopped like twice, but I picked it back up until the end.
Day 18 & day 19 I was feeling super proud of myself. I felt so strong! Yeah, I felt like patting myself on the back for making such great progress. Lol! Hey, don’t act like you don’t do it…insert smirk HERE. One major thing I need to work on is my balance. That’s something I will work towards during these last phases coming up.
I will end this with another quote from Autumn. She said, “you deserve this. You deserve this time. You deserve to be the healthiest best version of yourself possible. It’s only gonna help everything else in your life.” That is so true!! So if you started working out consistently as well, keep at it because you deserve it!
I started my fitness blog posts saying I would share every week, but I’m finding it’s a bit much for me to share because the program is 80 days. So I will continue to take progress photos and journal my thoughts as well. I will be sure to keep you updated. I’m thinking I’ll share again on week 6! Below are some progress pictures, stay tuned, more to come!
Until next time, “laugh hard, love harder, capture each moment & sprinkle a little joy in someone else’s life.” – XO Shona