Ho. Ly. Crap. HELLO PHASE 3!!!! That soreness has returned full force, these workouts are tough, and I am obsessed all over again. Today was leg day and I am not going to lie, I was scared. But then I got well into the workout and just was impressed at how far I have come. I thought about where I was day 1…where I was last year…where I was when I started my beachbody journey. SO many parts of my life have completely transformed, but I think the two things I am most impressed with/excited about is my control on my nutrition and my discipline for the last 53 days, and my strength improvement. I remember when I bought my set of 15 pounds weights and I was CUSSING Autumn using them. And now? 15 feels light for me. I use those on medium days. So awesome! I can also go deeper into moves that before I half-assed, and now you can see it in my full ass. 🍑😉😂 See what I did there?
This week my eating has been 100%. I want to do my ABSOLUTE best up until Costa Rica so that there is no doubt in my mind that I could not have done any better. Zero room for regrets or doubts. Speaking of which, we leave in 5 days and I am SO ready!!! Well, I am mentally ready, but still have lots to get done/prepared to leave. I have already looked ahead at hotels and made sure I knew which ones had gyms and which didn’t so I can do my best to stay on track with my workouts while I am there. I used to be that person that thought that vacations were a break from life (including exercise), but now I see that exercise makes me feel as good as I do and I honestly can’t imagine using vacation as an “excuse” to not get it done.
As far as eating goes, I am SORT OF at the mercy of the hotel/resorts because this is an all-inclusive trip and we will be spending a lot of our time doing activities and travelling, however I am armed with my meal plan that is basically ingrained into my brain and has become second nature now, and will make the absolute best choices that I possibly can. That is another thing that I am now thankful for…. the life lessons that I have learned from Autumn and since beginning this program. This information is invaluable to me, and my discipline that I have learned/strengthened has been so worth it!