My Journey: Week 3 of 75Hard

Days 15 – 21

I cannot believe I wrapped up week 3! It doesn’t feel like I’ve almost been at this for a month, but at the same time, feels like I’ve been doing this thing forever (in a good way!).

Getting my tasks done feels like second nature at this point. I know I can make it happen so I’m not stressed about them. But, like Andy Frisella (the creator of 75Hard) says, this is when most people slip up. They forget a task because it starts to feel easier.

I definitely felt this on Saturday evening! I was sitting on the couch, talking to Greg and our friend Dylan, when I saw Garrett go to grab the book I have sitting on our coffee table. THAT’S when the lightbulb went off…I still needed to read 10 pages!

Garrett and I had been running around all day. So, I was exhausted and just wanted to go to bed. But, I didn’t come this far just to come this far 👏🏼👏🏼.

I made myself a cup of lemon loaf herbal tea, and read my pages in bed. It was actually a really nice way to wind down after a busy day!

Some of the challenges I faced include:

  • Ballpark Snacks
  • PMS
  • Increased workout intensity
  • Forgetting to bring lunch to the office
  • Meal prep

How did I overcome these challenges? Well, I’ll tell ya 😉…

  • Ballpark Snacks: I packed my own veggies and lean proteins to snack on and kept a water in hand. This way, I still felt like I was able to enjoy snacking at the game, but it was in a way that felt good!
  • PMS: was actually way more manageable this month than it has been lately (thank you strong nutrition focus!).
    • I dealt with minimal bloating, which is a HUGE improvement over the 4-6lbs I was gaining from my period before. I’m sure lall the water I’ve been drinking helped!
    • My biggest struggle here was (and has been) mood swings. I’m continuing to focus on personal development with my 10 pages of daily reading, and I know that’s going to help so much!
  • Increased Workout Intensity: I’ve needed to increase my food a bit to match the increased intensity of my workouts. I feel like I eat all day at this point, but I know it’s what I need to keep feeling my best!
  • Forgetting Lunch: I DoorDashed healthy options to the office! I had Smoothie King for breakfast and a salad from Aladdin’s for lunch. It wasn’t a weight loss day, but I still felt GOOD afterwards, and that’s what counts! Old me would’ve used it as an excuse to eat treats all day, but not anymore 👏🏼👏🏼
  • Meal prep; my son is SO ACTIVE now and doesn’t want to sit still, so full meal preps are nearly impossible. I tried something new this week and took 1-2 hours on Sunday (split up throughout the day) to chop up veggies and pull meat out of the freezer for the week. This way I just need to dump and cook throughout the week, saving time + energy. Thats a win-win in this mommas book!

Even though there may be challenges + rocky moments, I know I’m building up my strength (mental + physical) to handle whatever life throws at me. And THAT’S what this challenge is about!!

Some things I’m celebrating this week:

  • Losing 3lb this week (4.6 total)
  • GAINING muscle
  • Getting stronger + being able to carry my sons pumpkin seat easier
  • Being able to do push-ups on my toes
  • Increased endurance
  • More energy
  • Not giving into stress eating

My biggest takeaway this week how important it is to have a backup plan (or 3).

Your day will never go perfectly. Own that ish and make it work! Despite. All. Obstacles.

Want to start your own journey and need help along the way (or need help getting started? Check out ways you can work with me here, I’d love to help support you along your journey ❤️.

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