Before I get into my journey with 80 Day Obsession, let me just tell you that I’m a wife and mom to two awesome kids - and I’m unapologetic about my fitness and nutritional goals. I’m a Diamond Beachbody Coach and love my Team Energy tribe. I’m a leader, a mentor and love living out my life's purpose with passion & positive vibes. I'm getting ready to do the fitness/nutrition program 80 Day Obsession for the third time, and I wanted to give you a view of what 'a day in the life' of this program looks like.
80 Day Obsession features 80 different workouts and a timed nutrition plan. That means I have to plan what I am eating and when to get the best results. The nutrition component is timed to help maximize the way your body responds before, during and after your workout. I won’t spell it out in full detail here, since it’s part of the program. If you’re interested in learning more about it or the other awesome Beachbody programs, email me and I’ll get you set up. Let's take a closer look at the 80 Day Obsession program and the timing of my food.
THE MEAL PLAN - why this works!
Premise of the plan is TIMED-NUTRITION.
The Portion Fix containers play a significant role, just like 21 Day Fix, but the meal plan will specify AT WHAT TIME you will eat specific containers. No more guessing about what foods you should eat pre- and post-workout and how long before/after. It will all be laid out for amazing results! Autumn makes every part of this nutrition plan EASY to follow.
You'll have SIX calorie brackets to choose from (Plan A-F), you'll calculate your bracket and find your meal plan using your current weight and whether you want to lose weight or maintain. No matter which bracket you fall into your meal plan will look pretty similar (just with more or less containers):
Each meal is laid out showing you how many servings of each food group you should eat AND when you should eat them. The time you eat will all revolve around when you plan to workout, so keeping a consistent workout schedule is really helpful when it comes to meal prep.
Plus, we get these magical "refeed" days, which you are going to LOVE. These are days you get to indulge in foods like burgers and pasta... basically the "bad carbs" we've been avoiding!
But I have news, unlike 21 Day Fix, alcohol is NOT allowed! This is always the hardest part for me!
MY TYPICAL 80 DAY OBSESSION DAY:
4:45 am: My alarm goes off and I hit the day running. I eat my PRE-WORKOUT MEAL (usually these egg cups with veggies) and drink my pre-workout drink as I work through my Miracle Morning routine. This sets my entire day up for success.
Each "Phase" (month) has a different workout schedule, 6 workout days and 1 rest day on Sunday.
Total Body Core
AAA (Arms, Abs, A*$)
Rest/Self Care Day
The workouts range from around 30 to 60 minutes, with the cardio days being your shorter workouts. On Sundays there are also optional Roll & Release stretching routines to help you recover!
7:30 am: I drink RECOVER then 30 min later my POST-WORKOUT MEAL. This is typically my chocolate superfood shake blended with coconut milk, spinach and fruit which I can take on the go. I also have 1/2 of an Ezekiel Muffin with sunbutter. Not only is this delicious, but sticks with me!
8 :15 am: My mom game is strong. I get one kid on the bus and drop off the other at preschool. No two days are the same for me, there are days where I need to run errands and days where I work on my business in the morning. One thing is certain, I don't dare waste this precious time! I'm either working or getting prepped in some way or the other so that when the kids are home I can focus on them.
11:00am, MEAL 1
Here’s the secret sauce. BE PREPPED. I love shopping at Trader Joe's and prepping my meals and snacks ahead of time. I knew I HAD to start doing this to be successful at 80 Day Obsession. Winging it was not an option because I'm on the go so much and fast-food stops are not in line with my goals!
12:30pm : Pick up! One of the best things about being part of the Beachbody Family is that I get to do life and business on my terms. I don’t have to choose between work and my kids. I can do both. I always pick my kids up and volunteer at their schools.
2:00 pm: Water water water and MEAL 2! It’s so important to hydrate! One of my favorite combinations is lemon, cucumber and mint! I aim to get 1/2 of my body weight in ounces of water consumed everyday.
My afternoons are spent catching up on laundry, cooking and prepping food, playing with my daughter while we wait for my son to get off the bus. I usually grab a black decaf coffee at this point. I try hard to keep a good balance while working from home, which can be a challenge!
If I need to, I connect with my team members, follow up with new clients, check in on my challengers and work on social media while my daughter watches sesame street for an hour. Social media is part of being really visible. I don’t love to do it when the kids are around.
I’ve had people reach out to me and tell me that I’ve inspired or motivated them to take the steps towards a healthier lifestyle. I try not to think about the number of followers I have, but instead focus on changing people’s lives one conversation at a time.
4:00pm From here on out it’s homework, dinner, family time and bed time. At 5:30pm we eat dinner and I'm eating MEAL 3 to end my day of food.
8:00pm, The kids are in bed and I spend 15 minutes catching up on any loose ends with my coaching business. This is typically responding to an email or enrolling a new challenger with a quick link. I'm also drinking my Recharge protein fuel before bed. On Mondays, I drink it while hosting our Team Call with my tribe!
Each day is similar for food, that is why meal prep is best and makes it easier to stick to the plan. The next day is on repeat except it'll be a different workout!
MY PERSONAL RESULTS
Full disclosure, I'm using the Performance Line to boost my results. Learn more about them here.
Our pre-workout, Energize, is consumed 30 minutes prior to our workout, Recover is consumed 10 minutes after our sweat sesh, and then Recharge right before bed. With 100% conviction, they have helped tons in this process and curbing soreness and night snacking/wine. I am a believer—they're worth every cent!