22 women, all from different backgrounds, all with different stories, all with different obstacles in life, all with the same goal! Growing into the happiest, healthiest version of themselves and helping other women do the same!
This trip has been hands down the most invigorating experience I have had in a long time! I literally cried in my Uber on the way to the airport when it was time to leave (Thanks for the tissues Larry!)
Before going, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was worried because usually, I am the odd girl out *coughcoughSociallyAwkwardIntrovert*. But let me tell you.... from the moment I stepped foot into our home for the week (holy shit btw, I totally had to do a MTV cribs style walkthrough), I felt at home! I felt like I was in the right place and was met with nothing but love.
Quickly the team bonded because let's be real, everybody in this house was there because they are on the same mission. We all have our load of life shit, and we all chose to use it as fuel instead of an excuse to propel ourselves to a place where our soul can breathe!
For 5 days we celebrated each other's success, got to know each other, exchanged our stories, our methods, laughs and cries. I would have never thought that I could feel THIS close to my work family and I cannot wait to see everybody again in 4 weeks when we will be at our next work trip together, this time in Mexico.
I had SOOO many people reach out to me while we were in Florida, asking about what I do, how I got into it, and how you can be a part of it so I decided to open up a no BS, straight to the point, virtual job booth type of group that I would LOVE for you to check out! I will be giving you the deets on exactly what the job looks like, what the requirements are, what it takes to be successful and how you can get started!
Just a heads up, when I talk about this opportunity that has completely turned my life around in all the best ways, I get very emotional and excited so be prepared for potty mouth Mareike because FUCK YEAH!
What a feeling to complete something like this! When I first learned about 80 Day Obsession I was thinking to myself "No way! I am such a free spirit... there is no way I can follow something this structured!" But here is what I found! First off, if I am such a free spirit, who am I to tell myself I can't do something?! So, I committed. Then the crazy part happened: It.was.easy!
What seemed so scary and big and complex at first ended up being absolutely doable once I stopped fighting myself over it! Once I allowed myself to just DO and not overthink it. The plan is laid out, there is no guesswork, I run everything else in my life but with 80 Day Obsession I just handed over the reigns and did as I was told and it took a HUGE burden off my shoulders. It was that one thing that I didn't have to worry about.
It was so awesome to see how fast your body adapts when you challenge it and treat it right.
In these 4 short weeks (they FLEW by) I I noticed the following changes:
- I have gotten way stronger
- I upped my weights
- My skin got better
- lost 8 pounds
- build some solid muscle!
- saved *drumrollplease* 213.51$ by eating according to plan. (Yes, I got an app and documented every time I would have for sure grabbed that thing at the gas station, ordered that pizza, or would have gotten that little nicknack at the grocery store). Over 200!!! How freaking crazy is that? Mind you, we are not a family that eats out so I can only imagine what those savings would look like if we did....
- been feeling overall pretty badass
- have grown amazing connections with my fellow 80DO crushers!
Matter of fact, the group I am in for this has made all the difference to me. My newsfeed is literally swamped with people on the same journey, doing the same thing and I LOVE IT!! Talk about being obsessed. What BETTER thing to be obsessed about than your health?! They have inspired, motivated and dropped that real talk along the way which made the last 4 weeks fun, emotional at times and downright kickass. Something about being surrounded by people with the same goals and drive... it pulls you! You just have to allow yourself to commit, then let go, and go with the flow of your fellow goal crushers!
Before I go, let me show you some more of those phase 1 results so you can decide if you want to start getting your own!
Want a more detailed review of phase 1? Earmuffs on! Potty mouth as usual!
So here I was having said out loud that I will be a participant in this test group for our new program 80 Day Obsession. You wouldn't BELIEVE the emotions I went through up until now. From "Meh, sure... I will do some of the workouts and eat some of the right foods" over "Hold up! I have people who are looking up to me and I really need to give this a good run" to "Holy shit! I am going to do this 100% and now I am scared". YUP! I once I decided I will be going all in and made that commitment to myself, that I KNOW it takes to get the results I want... I was scared. My brain went into panic mode and tried to weasel it"s way out of it. "OK, so we are doing this BUT let's like, do it our way. Shift things around, swap stuff out, plan for cheat days!" And then MAMA BEAR showed up. The creator of the program and as she spoke to the participants of the group it was clear, I wasn't alone! Her words stuck with me, "You can do this YOUR way, and get YOUR results *coughcoughImayhaveafresh20tolosebecauseofmywaycough* OR you can do it MY way and you will get the results that I.CAN.GUARANTEE. During that chat with her Autumn Calabrese I decided that it is time to practice some inner voice discipline. I often preach that growth happens outside of our comfort zone, yet here I was clinging onto mine like I haven't in a long time. SO.... it was time to let it go, trust the process, and face a challenge! When is the last time you set a HUGE goal and crushed it? Feels amazing doesn't it?
And that is EXACTLY what I will be doing over the next 80 days.
We started prep week and I would love to share my shopping experience (talk about saving money eating health!!) and my meal prep with you (under 20 min cause ain't nobody got time for that!" So whether you are doing this program with me or considering it for the future, I hope this will be helpful for you!
Should you have any questions whatsoever make sure to reach out! Here to help!