20 Sep

Your Simple Guide to 80 Day Obsession

A Quick Breakdown and Review of 80 Day Obsession

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In this fun episode of Crunches and Cosmos I’m breaking down all the nuts and bolts of the 80 Day Obsession program with someone who recently completed the program.

In this interview we talk about what’s included in the program, your options for buying it, what equipment you will (and won’t need), the nutrition plan and all the workouts.

So, stay tuned and I’ll help you figure out if 80 Day Obsession is right for you…

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You’re listening to the Crunches and Cosmos podcast where I simplify women’s fitness.

If you’re a woman with a family and a career and a crazy busy life who struggles with keeping or getting your exercise routine where you want it then I can help you.

I break down all the parts that make up your exercise routine—from your mindset to the programs and products that make up your fitness schedule—so that exercise is a more manageable part of your life.

I’m so happy you guys are here today I think you’re really going to love this episode of Crunches and Cosmos.

I interviewed one of the coolest people I know, Shannon,—truly a creative genius with one degree in theater and another in design but who currently works as a software programmer.  Shannon is a fitness enthusiast and one of my favorite people.

And the reason I asked her to talk with me about 80 Day Obsession is because she recently completed the program. 

I was inspired to put this episode together by all the questions I’ve been asked about the Autumn Calabrese workouts and the 80 Day Obsession program specifically.  So, I’m listening to you guys and thank you for asking!

If you follow me in Instagram you’ve seen me do a lot of the 80 Day Obsession routines over the last few months but I did NOT follow the nutrition plan so I wanted to talk to someone who could share with you all the details of the program and I think we covered everything in this interview.

I apologize for any random blips and beeps in the background.  The audio isn’t perfect but the interview is packed full of awesome content that will definitely help you decide if you should try 80 Day Obsession.

Make sure you hang in there until the end because Shannon is responsible for today’s positive tip of the day.

We talk about several different ways to access the program and all the accessories and ways to buy those and I have links to all of that below.

We do jump around a little bit but eventually we cover everything you’d want to know about this program.

And one more thing, you have to have a membership to Beachbody on Demand (BOD) to get 80 Day Obsession.

If you buy 80 Day Obsession online it comes with this membership.

If you want to know more about BOD (which is an awesome exercise on demand service with all the Beachbody programs) then listen to my first full podcast episode which was about Exercise on Demand.

Also, I mention exercise ‘bands’ when we talk about the equipment in 80 Day Obsession.  These are loops.  Not the long straight bands or the bands with handles at the end, but closed circles.

So, enjoy the interview…

A Detailed Guide and Review of the 80 Day Obsession Program

How do you purchase 80 Day Obsession?

Only from the Beachbody website.

You have several different package options to purchase the program from the Beachbody site (they all include a membership to BOD).

Prices range from $180-$440 (depending on whether you add on supplements and equipment).


*If you ALREADY have a BOD membership (or want to purchase that first) then you can access all the workouts (and will just need to get the equipment).

Here are a few links that will help:

The individual accessories:


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The Key Components of the Nutrition Plan in 80 Day Obsession

This program (like most of the Beachbody nutrition/diet plans) uses colored portion containers to prepare your meals so that you don’t have to count out your calories.

You eat small, frequent meals on the 80 Day Obsession nutrition plan.

You can choose to use the ‘add-ons’ in your meal plan or not (supplements and/or Shakeology).

Timed Eating is the key component and what makes this nutrition plan unique.

The colored foods are the same ones used in 21-Day Fix and Autumn’s other programs.

You can download a chart from the Beachbody website.

The foods are low on carbs and small portions.

The Workouts in 80 Day Obsession

There’s a calendar on the Beachbody on Demand website for all the workouts in the 80-Day Obsession program.

On each workout day you’ll see the name of the routine, the length of the workout and the equipment you’ll need to do it.

The equipment isn’t optional.  You’ll need to buy some to do these workouts.

There are 3 phases of workouts.  Each phase lasts about 1 month.

There are 6 main workouts in each phase.

The workouts are called Total Body Core, Booty, Cardio Core, Legs, AAA (abs, arms and ass) and Cardio Flow.

The 6 routines in each phase stay the same for each month but the intensity and number of reps increases.  So, each phase has 6 new routines (one for each title).

There’s no choreography to learn so anyone can do these workouts.

Your balance will be challenged at times but stick with it because that will improve with each workout.

There’s no music.  This isn’t a dealbreaker but I had to get used to that.

There’s no particular ‘style’ (like kickbox, yoga, etc.) of exercise in the workouts but the focus is on sculpting and toning.

Who will love 80 Day Obsession?

The beginner/intermediate exerciser who’s looking for a long-term nutrition + exercise plan will love this program.

If you don’t want to think about what to do but just be given directions then I think you’ll really like 80-Day Obsession.

The nutrition/diet plan takes some time and effort at first but eventually you learn what the foods you can eat are and the meal prep becomes easy.

And there’s just enough variety in the exercise routines to keep you from getting bored.

All the extra resources like the calendars and charts, paired with the timed nutrition, are really helpful at making exercise and healthy eating a habit.

As a recap, my recommendation for 80 Day Obsession is this:

  • If you’re positive this is for you then go ahead and buy it from the team Beachbody website and get the accessory bundle they sell.
  • If you’re not sure if you’ll love it or not then sign up for a Beachbody on Demand trial and check out the details and workouts in the program during your free trial period. Then you can cancel without buying any of the equipment

PRO TIP>>>Have someone GIFT you a membership to Beachbody on Demand OR an 80 Day Obsession +BOD

And the positive tip of the day is inspired by a book recommendation by the guest I interviewed in this episode:

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

Smile. Everything is going to be ok….

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