If you are reading this, you must be VERY curious about Beachbody’s latest program, “80 Day Obsession,” because I know this blog is way down the list when it comes to sites on the subject. Still, I’m glad you’re here! My name is Katie and you can learn more about me under the “About” tab. I am an independent Beachbody Coach – I became a Coach halfway through the 80 Day Obsession program because I was so inspired by my results and how I was feeling that I knew I had to let others know this program could work for them.
However, as much as I enjoyed my journey through 80 Day Obsession, and the physical and mental changes the program brings, I found I had a LOT of questions as I was navigating each week. I would Google my questions to see if anyone else had the same questions as me, but to my surprise, all of the 80 Day Obsession blogs consisted either of a SINGLE post of an excited coach who was admitted to the test group in August 2017, or of a SINGLE post of an excited coach who was promoting the program prior to its release in January 2018. I saw nothing about workout clothes or eating plans or foods or refeed days or the like. Nobody was blogging as they simultaneously conquered each workout.
So, with Round 2 of 80 Day Obsession set to start on April 23rd, I decided to fill the void with this blog.
First and foremost, I am NOT a nutritionist, nor am I a personal trainer or a doctor. And, obviously, as with any workout program, results vary. However, I can tell you what worked for me and didn’t work for me.
Secondly, I know I can’t be alone with these questions. Nor am I alone with the fact that during the first round of 80 Day Obsession, life didn’t really want to cooperate with me. It was not an easy ride, and if I had given up when a loved one landed in the hospital, everyone would have understood. Except me.
I was ready for a change and I wanted to see what my body could do.
If I am describing you right now, then I seriously urge you to consider starting 80 Day Obsession.
If you are reluctant, or if you worry about your fitness level, here’s what I can share about my own experience and fitness level when I started.
In 2017, I started and completed Beachbody’s Hammer and Chisel. I LOVED it, and I found myself hooked on both Beachbody on Demand and Shakeology. After Hammer and Chisel, I did 21 Day Fix, then 21 Day Fix Extreme. Then I did 21 Day Fix Extreme again.
And then I did nothing.
The workouts I described took me up to about September 2017, and after Labor Day, I literally did not work out again until I did a week of A Little Obsessed the week before 80 Day Obsession started on January 15, 2018.
Yes. I was DYING during the week of A Little Obsessed. It was terrible. I had no idea how I was going to get through the next 80 days given how out of shape I was. But at that point, I had already received by 80 Day Obsession Challenge Pack in the mail, and I had already planned out my first week of meals. So I decided to go for it.
Best decision I ever made.
Again, I am not a personal trainer or a nutritionist, but if you are wondering if 80 Day Obsession is for you given your current fitness level, consider the following: If you have been working out regularly in the weeks leading up to this point in time, then 80 Day Obsession could be a good fit. If you have been exercising sporadically up ’til now, and don’t get winded walking upstairs, again, 80 Day Obsession could be a good fit. If you haven’t worked out in months, or even years, and you don’t have an underlying foundation in fitness (i.e. a history in playing serious sports, or of exercising regularly), think hard about whether 80 Day Obsession is right for you at this time. Maybe consult with your doctor. Or, try one of Beachbody’s other programs to test your fitness, such as 21 Day Fix. If you know you can make it through a week of 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme without going into cardiac arrest, then you can do 80 Day Obsession.
If, after the above, you doubt your physical condition but know that you HAVE to at least TRY 80 Day Obsession, then follow the modifier. That’s the great thing about these workouts – every single one has a modifier demonstrating what you can do if the move is too hard or the weight too heavy. You can adapt each workout to the level you are at right now, and as you get stronger and your fitness improves, you can step it up.
I realize this post is light on 80 Day Obsession details – don’t worry, I have at least 80 days to fill in the gaps. But for right now, if you found this page, congratulations – you are curious about putting your health and fitness first. If you decide to start 80 Day Obsession and you stick with it, you won’t regret it.
And, of course, if you have any questions, feel free to message me, or click on the link below to learn more about the programs mentioned above.
You are on the precipice of a change in lifestyle and mindset. I’m so excited for you to see what’s on the other side.