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I just finished Beachbody’s latest fitness program 80 Day Obsession, a step-by-step fitness and nutrition program designed to flatten and tone your abs while lifting and firming your butt. It includes 80 challenging workouts spread over 13 weeks, plus an Eating Plan that’s based on the advanced theory of Timed-Nutrition. Each of the 80 workouts is filmed live, so you get a different experience every day. Spoiler alert: I loved it and got great results. If you’re thinking about giving it a try I’ve got everything you need to know in this 80 Day Obsession Review.
80 Day Obsession is unlike any other fitness program ever released by Beachbody. The program is only available through Beachbody On Demand, Beachbody’s on-line streaming fitness service (Learn everything you need to know about Beachbody On Demand here). Since the program is available exclusively on-line all the program materials are also on-line.
80 Day Obsession Program Materials
- Starter Guide
- Nutrition Container Food List
- Eating Plan
- Workout Calendar
- Tracking Sheets
When you purchase an 80 Day Obsession Challenge Pack or the 80 Day Obsession Accessories (loops, slides & containers) you will receive a printed version of the program materials with your order. I ordered the Accessory Bundle for the loops and slides. I wanted to keep up with the same loop resistance as Autumn and the cast.
- Beachbody On Demand
- Beachbody Resistance Loops
- Beachbody Strength Slides
- Beachbody Portion Control Containers
80 Day Obsession Workouts
Trainer Autumn Calabrese created 80 Day Obsession to help you reshape your body with an emphasis on your abs & booty. The program includes 80 unique workouts in 3 phases. The workouts range in time from 30-60 minutes, most closer to 60 minutes. I’ve included a printable workout calendar below so you can mark off each workout as you complete it.
Each workout has a particular focus:
- Booty (60 min., targets the glutes with moves to help shape a firm butt)
- Total Body Core ( 60 min., works your entire body using compound moves)
- AAA (50-60 min., targets your arms, abs and a**)
- Legs (45 min., builds stronger quads, hamstrings, glutes & calves)
- Cardio Core (30-45 min., high & low intensity intervals with core moves)
- Cardio Flow (30-45 min., endurance workout using movement patterns)
Autumn changes the reps and set patterns week after week to help you continue to make progress and avoid plateauing. The workouts are filmed live so it’s never the same experience twice and you get to experience the journey along with the cast. The Weekly Obsession videos give you a behind the scenes look at the cast’s journey and lets you know you’re not alone in your struggles.
80 Day Obsession Eating Plan
The eating plan uses Timed Nutrition and a color coded portion control system. According to Autumn when you eat is just as important as what you eat. Eating the right foods at the right times helps promote muscle recovery and growth and boost performance.
The eating plan tells you exactly what containers to eat when. Instead of eat 5 greens a day the program lists the containers for each meal. For me it makes meal planning that much easier. Each meal is scheduled around the time you plan to workout.
The plan also includes “Refeed Days” where you get to eat extra carbs to help replenish glycogen stores. During the last week of the program or Peak Week the program includes optional carb-reduced “Deplete Days” to help you look extra lean.
The misconception about losing weight is that you have to eat less but really it’s about eating the right foods. Most of the time you’ll find the meal plans that Beachbody provides with their workouts have you eating a lot of food, several times a day. It’s healthy, wholesome food. The color coded portion control system is very helpful in making sure you’re eating a good balance of the right foods. I do notice a big difference in my body when I follow the meal plan, but it does take some effort.
For help with meal planning for 80 Day Obsession check out my 80 Day Obsession Meal Planning Post. It includes a printable template for creating your own 80 Day Obsession Meal plan. You can also find 80 Day Obsession Snack Recipes here and 80 Day Obsession Meal Plan A, Meal 2 ideas here. Also, if you go to the Weekly Menu archives starting with January 14th you’ll find my actual 80 Day Obsession Menus. I used 80 Day Obsession Meal Plan B.
80 Day Obsession Review
I really enjoyed the 80 Day Obsession program. I love how each workout is fresh and new every day. Since other Beachbody programs repeat the workouts over and over again I know everything each trainer will say, verbatim. Even all of Tony Horton’s corny jokes. As much as I enjoy those workouts it’s easy for them to get old fast. But with 80 Day Obsession it is something new everyday.
The moves are unique and keep things interesting and challenging. I love the compound moves that work multiple areas of your body at the same time.
I enjoyed getting to progress along with the cast. Watching the Weekly Obsession videos gives you a behind the scenes look at how the cast is doing with the program. It helps you feel less alone in your journey. I was also part of the Coach Facebook Group which offered support & encouragement. If you’re looking for someone to cheer you on and hold you accountable I’m happy to help.
The program helped me make fitness a priority. I’ve never really enjoyed working out. When I did 30 minute programs I got up and got it over with first thing in the morning. I’m not a morning person so getting up earlier wasn’t going to happen. Since I work from home I decided to carve out an hour every day during lunch for my workouts. Now, I am able to focus on my workout without feeling rushed.
80 Day Obsession Results
I am really impressed with the results. No other program has reshaped my body this much. My booty is tight and lifted. I’ve got ab muscles I’ve never seen before. My shoulders, upper body and legs are toned. Besides looking toned I also feel strong.
My Day 1 picture is taken after a winter of slacking a bit on workouts and eating pretty much whatever I wanted. The Day 80 picture is really taken after 90 days of the program (if you add in the rest days).
A lot goes on in 90 days. My nutrition wasn’t 100%. We went on my husband’s sales trip to Grand Cayman at the end of Phase 2. The results up to that point helped me feel confident in my swimsuit on the beach in front of people I used to work with as well. I kept my workouts up on vacation but the nutrition, not so much. Let’s just say Pina Coladas have a LOT of calories. I gained about 5 pounds on our trip but got back on track when we got home with a few exceptions here & there.
All in all you get out what you put into these fitness programs. If you’re willing to do the work you’ll get the results you want. It really just depends on how bad you want it.
Ready to give 80 Day Obsession a try? Use the link below to get started today. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about this or any other Beachbody program. If you’re looking for accountability I’ve got you covered as well.