80 Day Obsession: Week 1 results

Welp, here goes nothing.

80 Day Obsession - Week 1 results

Starting weight: 175

End of Week 1: 172.5

Weight loss: 2.5lbs

*I'm 5'10" and 33 years old*

I just published my weight on the internet. All in the name of transparency and inspiration.

If you don’t know me, HI! I’m Lauren. I’m an online health and fitness coach (it’s my side-hustle) and I share my fitness journey on social media. I blog/post/share to inspire others to get healthy, like I have. I’m an affiliate/Coach for Beachbody, and their programs have helped me lose 25 pounds over the past 5+ years.

One year ago (October 2017) I completed the toughest fitness program I’ve ever done: 80 Day Obsession. I was asked to be a part of the Coach Test Group and acted as a Guinea pig for 3 months following the program to report back to Beachbody what my results were.

It was rough, tough but an amazing journey. And at the end of the program, I met my now fiancé and life has been crazy since then!

As an ode to the program, I decided to start it back up again to finish 2018 strong. My work schedule is a bit more hectic this time around (I work fulltime in corporate America in digital marketing) but I am excited to blog and share how it goes.

WEEK 1 is in the books! I took this week kind of as a “stress test” to see how I’d be able to follow the schedule.

Honest truth:

These workouts are longgggg. Man, I got used to shorter 30-45 minute workouts. I took for granted that I was used to shorter workouts and it was hard to motivate myself to do the entire workout each time around.

I also struggled with where to do my workout. Over the past 3 months I’ve been exercising at the gym at work, so I could sleep in and workout during my lunch break and avoid my husky that wants to play when I work out at home. On the second workout last week I realized doing these at home isn’t going to work: they are too long, the sliders don’t work on the gym floor AND a lot of the moves with the bands make me self conscious to do in front of co-workers. (imagine being on all 4’s lifting your legs up and down, or laying on your side doing butt exercises, haha).

New plan: Workout at home for all workouts. Aim for morning workouts, which means 5:30am wakeup time.

What I’ve been eating:

Breakfast: Shakeology + fruit

Lunch: Chicken, Hot lunch bowl (baked veggies, baked sweet potatoes) or Turkey chili

Dinner: Turkey Chili, Salmon, Chicken, baked veggies

Snacks: Veggies, Fruit, Hummus, Beachbars (snack bars from Beachbody that have less sugar than Cliff or Lara Bars)

My treat meals this week:

Friday night: Chips & Queso from On the Boarder, 2 Spike Seltzers

Saturday: Frozen Margarita, chips & salsa (more chips than I needed to eat)

Sunday: (here comes the doozy) Frose cocktails, martini, donuts, fried chicken sandwhich with French fries, gummy bears

I’m trying to be as transparent as possible when it comes to how I’m following this program and the results I’m seeing.

This first week I wanted to stop snacking. There is a snack table at work with mountains of candy and chips (AKA everything I love). I wanted to stay away from it and get out of the habit of stress eating. I’m proud to say I did, and now going into Week 2 it’s not as tempting as it was that first week.

Yes, I ate a ton of crap over the weekend for my treats. I decided this time around I’d allow myself 2 treat meals a week. I'll have cocktails as well - TBD on the exact # that I want to commit to.

Do you want to give this program a try? Send me an email and I'll give you all the details about it.


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