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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Meet the Pattons!

I met Melissa and her family through Kathy...such a cute family!  I love it that she asked gramma to join in on the photoshoot too :-)


who knows what was going on in this picture!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

My Thoughts About 80 Day Obsession

I have a love/hate relationship with this program...they say it's not for everyone, and that's totally true.  It helps if you are already comfortable working with weights.  They do have a 21 day fix that you can try first that I hear is a little less intense to get you ready for 80 day obession.  Here's the pros and cons to think about if you're interested:

1.  You don't have to drive anywhere.  You can stream the program from Beachbody on Demand through your Apple TV, Hulu, laptop or tablet

2.  No one is gonna judge you...unless you have family members that are assholes!

3.  I am literally drenched after each workout.  I love that feeling.  I feel like I did something worthwhile.  It's not easy but you feel really good afterwards

4.  Even though the workouts are similar, you actually do have a different workout everyday (except cardio flow, it's the same every week within each phase).  I liked that a lot.  I really do get bored with the same workouts, especially videos.  You have to watch the same one over and over again.

5.  There is a modifier you can follow if you have difficulty doing some of the workouts.  This worked out good for me for my knees and when I had my sore toe

6.  If you follow the program strictly you will see the results.  Even though I didn't lose as much as I had liked, I only can blame myself because I didn't follow the nutrition as much as I should have.

7.  You get a year subscription to Beachbody on Demand so you have access to any of their workouts so I guess that's pretty good since you can try all of them without having to pay extra

8.  It's pretty easy to follow the nutrition plan since they give you the containers, and you don't really get deprived of anything, except sugar of course.  But you do get refeed days where you kinda can get some sugar stuff

It's gonna seem like there's more cons than pros, but for me it was still worth it...

1.  You don't (well I didn't) get the support from friends while working out like you do at a gym.  I miss working out with my buddies!!

2.  I don't care what they say, it's not cheaper than going to a gym.  This is what it shipping/handling.

I ordered the Deluxe Challenge Pack.  The supplements there are good for one month, sort of.  The chocolate recover was only good for about 20 servings.  If you do the recommended nutrition, you're gonna have to reorder and it's not cheap!
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My shakeology lasted a little over a month.  I only reordered once for the both of them.  My gym membership was $200/month

3.  You're gonna have to buy more loops, they're gonna tear or just get too loose from overuse.  Those aren't cheap either, considering they're just big rubber bands!  And if you remember from an earlier post, I hate these frickin things!
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I ended up buying this one, plus two others from Amazon.  It's not quite the same, but it was close enough.

4.  They say you need at least a 6' x 6' space to work out in.  That's very true.  There were a couple of exercises I couldn't really do to it's full potential because I started kicking furniture or I just couldn't stretch out as far.  Don't judge my messy house but this is what I had to work with.  


I did move the mats away from the door to give me a little more room but it still wasn't enough.

5.  You need to buy a pretty big variety of weights.  I already had a set of 5, 8 and 12 lb dumbells but I ended up buying 15, 20 and 25 lb pretty quick after I started.  I could probably use a 30 or 40lb kettlebell but I don't have anywhere to put it.  Those freakin things are heavy so storing them is a pain, especially if you don't have much room like me

6. Autumn Calabrese, the instructor, is really good but can get annoying sometimes, like when you're tired and struggling and you just don't wanna hear her irritating voice... :D

7.  Although the meal program is good, it's a bitch to meal prep if you have a small refrigerator like me.  All of your space gets taken up by your meal containers.  Also, unless you live alone, you're pretty much forcing whoever you're living with to eat the same stuff since you're hogging up the whole fridge!  If you're lucky you have an extra fridge somewhere to store real food, which I don't.

8.  If your co-workers are evil they are gonna offer you all kinds of yummy food that you just have to turn around and walk away from (pouting is optional...I did a lot of pouting!)

9.  If you do something stupid like run over your toe with the trash can, you can kiss the idea goodbye that it's gonna heal up before the 80 days is pau.  You put too much pressure on your feet, especially since you're wearing shoes during the workout.  My toe is still sore, but much better than before.  I think it's about 75% healed, until I kick it again.

10.  You're gonna have to watch a bunch of skinny fit bitches for 80 days and all you wanna do is punch their faces cause they don't need to be there to begin with!  (bitter much??)

So that's about it.  I'll let you know how round 2 goes.  I might even try one of their other workouts later too.  There's lots to choose from!

Monday, January 14, 2019

80 Day Obsession - Day 80

So Saturday was my last day!!!  I'm definitely gonna do another round of this, now that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are out of the way.  Hmmmm but I'm now stuck with Valentines day and my birthday....I guess it's not as bad though, I think.  Overall I think it's a great program.  I'll go over my thoughts in another post but here's my results - don't get excited, there's not much difference, but I guess it's better than nothing.

One thing I did notice, when I get out of the shower and I bend over to wrap my hair up in a twisty thingy, I used to see a lot of gross wrinkly cellulite on my thighs.  Now, not so much.  So I'm happy about that!



Overall loss:
Weight:  7 lbs
Body fat: 1.5% (which I consider no change at all...wth!)
Chest:  upper -2" 
original "bra" measurement: -.5"
Waist:  -3"
Hip:  -3"
Right leg:  -1"
Left leg:  -1"
Right arm:  -.5"
Left arm:  -.5"

I hope round 2 will be better.  I'll be sure to let you know!

Saturday, January 12, 2019


Brannt is a senior and will be graduating from Miliani this year....good luck Brannt!!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Meet the Le family!!

The Le family flew in for a quick visit from California...they are friends with my sister Sandy and since they just got married they asked if I could get some family pics.  This family is so so so cute!

Congratulations Rachael and Andrew!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

80 Day Obsession Day 70

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year everyone!!!  Yah sorry, I've been slacking here...this last month has been crazy busy.  I'm not gonna bore you/gross you out with more pics this time, my results haven't changed.  Well it did, I gained a couple of pounds during the holiday but at the time of weigh in/measuring it went back to what it was from day 50.

I can't believe i'm on day 70 already (well day 72 now). Crap.  Only a few more days to go.  I think I'm gonna do one more round of this one to see if I can do better the next time.  I knew it was gonna be tough doing this through the holidays but I didn't want to wait 3 months before I started.

I'll see you in about a week at day 80!  I'll give you my full review of the program and my sad results :(