I was SO excited to start 80 Day Obsession and the program didn't disappoint. It is touted as Beachbody's hardest program, and I felt like I was ready to take on my next level of fitness. With a year and half of working out daily, using portion control for my eating and drinking Shakeology for the past year, I knew it was time to turn up the heat.
I worked out 6 days a week, for 45 minutes to an hour. EVERYDAY was a different workout and it never got boring. I NEVER skipped a workout and NEVER quit on myself.
Over the three months I learned some surprising things about myself...
I LOVE timed nutrition. Essentially, timed nutrition is a way of eating that fuels your metabolism. I originally felt like I was eating all day and in the beginning it was a hard adjustment. BUT now my body is so used to it, and I freaking thrive off it. If I go past the time that I supposed to eat, I know it. Since I am working out so hard, and lifting heavy, my muscles are practically screaming to be fed.
I LOVE eating so many veggies. For my timed nutrition, I have to eat five servings of vegetables a day. That is a lot for sure! So it's been super fun to fill my plate with colorful veggies and my skin, hair and brain love it!
I LOVE how disciplined I have become. I don't mess around with my workouts and my food. I took this program SO seriously and only cheated twice in three whole months. That's impressive I think. Being gluten free for the past 13 years gave me a lot of discipline, but this program definitely upped my game for sure!
I LOVED not drinking alcohol! I have never really been much of a drinker, so this part of the program was not difficult for me, but I loved not falling into temptation when my girlfriends were enjoying a margarita or a glass of wine. I totally fall victim to social pressures and then I sleep like CRAP that night. This program gave me an excuse to say no and hold my guns. And dude, I slept SO well for those three whole months.
I LOVE lifting weights. I have done Autumn Calabrese's workouts in the past, 21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix Extreme, but this program was a lot more weights than in the past. I loved feeling like a BEAST and lifting heavy. The heaviest I lifted in my first round was 15 pounds, and by the third round I was lifting 20's and doing kettle bell swings with a 35 lb bell. I felt like a BADASS.
I LOVED seeing my body get cut, my stomach get ripped and my bootie lifted. I lost an inch in both of my thighs, gained a 1/2 inch in my arms from gaining muscle and now I have way more definition in my abs. I didn't have a lot to lose in this program, but let me tell you, I gained so much more than strength.
I LOVE the freaking confidence I have to wear whatever the heck I want, strut around the pool in a bathing suit and how good I feel in my own skin. I have never felt this confident about my health and fitness in my entire life!
Are you interested in doing 80 Day Obsession too? I am doing it again and I would love to have you join me. It's a game changer of a program. Reach out and I will hook you up with everything to get started, hold you accountable to reach your goals and even plug you into my current challenge group with other badass women who are pushing hard to reach their goals.