Well, here I am with my review a week earlier than promised. Originally I planned on updating my 80 Day Obsession Review at the end of Phase 1 but I am coming to you early for one specific reason. I really struggled in week 2 but felt so much stronger in week 3! I thought others that might be early in the program would benefit from knowing there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have included snippets from week 3 so you can enjoy the struggle with me. :). Please don’t judge. This is real life peeps! If you haven’t yet seen my week one review you can find it Beachbody health tips online here.
It is at this point in every Beachbody workout that I start to identify with one cast member. For me it is my boy Donald. He is sweet, hilarious and very upfront with his struggle. I see you Donald trying to hide in the back row so you can cheat every now and again! If you watch the Weekly Obsession videos you will really enjoy getting to know the cast and see that they too are working hard to make it to 80 days. Beachbody has never done anything like 80 Day Obsession before. The fact that all 80 workouts are unique is so cool. Instead of gradually conquering a workout I do again and again, I know I am going to have to push myself harder each week as Autumn challenges me with heavier weights and higher reps. You will need heavier weights this week and of course the strength slides and resistance loops. You can find the slides and loops in my resource guide here.
For the most part I felt pretty proud of myself this week. A couple of times I caught myself breaking rule number one of living your best self and that is comparing yourself to others. Heck, there are 20 year old athletes in the cast and I just can’t compete. Also the modifier Carrie seems to be making more progress than me in the push up department. Darn it….I am still on my knees and probably always will be. Also my range of motion in lunges isn’t what it was 10 years ago. Oh the glory days. With that said I must admit I feel like I kicked week 3’s butt and am now an official member of the double band club. I actually needed two resistance loops to fatigue my muscles in several of the workouts. Hooray! My core is getting stronger and I see my quad and hamstring muscles becoming defined. I have lost 1 pound but overall 3.5 inches. My waist & Hips being the most prominent. Waist 29 to 28 and hips 36 to 35. Pretty darn cool!
I still say 80 Day Obsession is not for the faint of heart. You need to be dedicated. I wish I had started with their prep program “A Little Obsessed” but I am in this now!
80 Day Obsession is available on Beachbody on Demand.
I wil update you again a couple of weeks into Phase 2!