I wanted to share a huge milestone for me today! So, I had surgery on my toe yesterday (nice pink bandage) and I had been unable to really workout for 4 days prior to surgery because of the pain. I had started back with the 21 Day Fix with my group that just started and I was bummed out that I wasn’t able to do the workouts, but I knew I could follow the nutrition part since I have done it over and over to where it has just become a lifestyle for me. I even had a “treat” of some cookie cake this week (shame on me)… so why is this a milestone? If this toe thing would have happened back this last spring, I would have been lost, depressed and devastated that I “missed” and will miss almost 2 weeks working out! I probably wouldn’t have listened to the doctor and would have tried to workout anyway so I wouldn’t “lose” what I had gained. Prior to the 21 Day Fix (this last spring)…I was obsessed with competing in a bikini competition. I thought the ONLY way to be lean, was to follow the footsteps of all the bikini competitors. I was at the gym every day (2-2.5 hours when you factor in the drive and time there) and obsessively counted macros and every little bite. I drove myself insane trying to get lean and really didn’t focus on the mental aspect of what I was trying to accomplish in the long run! My goal was purely physical…where was that going to get me? I decided to stop what I was doing, which was extremely difficult since it had consumed me…and started focusing on my MIND! I also cut out ALL counting and only stuck with the 21 Day Fix! This was so hard for me, because all I could think was, how the HECK would this at home program with silly containers actually work, when I was spending all this money on training, plans, macro plans, gym memberships, extra supplements etc. Crazy that I feel great about how I look and feel! This was long overdue!