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Welcome to our “A Little Obsessed” Challenge Group.
This group is designed to help you prepare for Autumn’s 80 Day Obsession programme. For five days, we’ll be working out and following the A Little Obsessed Eating Plan together. After we finish this first round, I encourage you to continue doing these workouts as many times as you like until you feel ready to start 80 Day Obsession. It’s important to have a good base of fitness and be familiar with using all the equipment before jumping into the more challenging programme. And your results will be so much better!
80 Day Obsession uses the concept of Timed-Nutrition, where you eat the right foods at the right times to maximise your results. A Little Obsessed follows a modified version so you’ll only time your food around your Workout Block, which is a 4- to 5-hour window that tells you what to eat before and after exercise. The rest of the day you can eat your portions as they fit your plan and lifestyle. You’ll see how the right nutrition, including Shakeology and Beachbody Performance supplements, can really help jump-start your results.
Along the way, there’s one more thing I want you to do: hold each other accountable. OK? Think of this as your ultimate support group. No judgment. Just friends helping each other out, sharing experiences, and connecting. Feel free to ask any questions. Don’t be shy! The more you engage, the more you’ll get out of this challenge and the more prepared you’ll be for 80 Day Obsession.
Throughout this challenge I’ll give you nutrition and fitness tips and healthy recipes to keep you obsessed with trying new things and getting ready for 80 Day Obsession!
So as we begin, please introduce yourself to the group. Copy and paste your answers to these questions into the comments section below:
- Why are you committing to this challenge?
- Where do you live?
- What is your occupation?
- Which Shakeology flavour(s) are you drinking?
- Which Beachbody Performance supplements are you taking?
- Why did you join this Challenge Group?
- These workouts are meant to prepare you for 80 Day Obsession. Do you plan to do 80 Day Obsession after A Little Obsessed? (If so, reach out to me if you need help transitioning or have questions about the difference between these two programmes!)
Let’s talk equipment. Here’s what you need for A Little Obsessed (as well as for 80 Day Obsession):
Weights – A set of light, medium, and heavy weights. You’ll notice Autumn and the cast using weights that are anywhere from 5 pounds to 25 pounds or more, but don’t compare yourself with them. Select your weights based on your fitness level. Choose a weight that challenges you for each exercise, but doesn’t make you compromise on form. You can always add more as you get more fit. Autumn will tell you what weight she’s using for each exercise, but you can go lighter or heavier depending on your strength.
Beachbody Resistance Loops* – These come in 9-inch and 12-inch lengths and if you purchased an 80 Day Obsession Challenge Pack you received both. So which one should you use? If you’re over 5'10" tall or have more than 30 pounds to lose, start with the 12-inch length. Everyone else should start with the 9-inch loop. Go ahead and try out the loops now to get familiar with them. You’ll be using them around your feet, ankles, and thighs. Sit on the floor to put them on, then move them into the proper position. They should be flat against your body, but if they roll up just readjust as necessary. You may find it more comfortable to wear pants instead of shorts on the days you’re using loops around your thighs. Also, pants that are not shiny or slippery will grab the loops better and help reduce rolling.
Beachbody Strength Slides – If you got an 80 Day Obsession Challenge Pack you also received these. You’ll be sliding using your body weight as resistance, and I know you’ll feel the burn! If you’re working out on carpet you don’t need the booties that cover your slides. But if you work out on tile or hardwood floors, keep the booties on. They’ll help you slide better. And if you work out on rubber mats you’ll want to lay down a blanket or towels and remove the booties to help you slide. Check out the video below to see more about how the Beachbody Strength Slides, as well as the Beachbody Resistance Loops, will work.
Beachbody Portion-Control Containers – These are essential for making it simple and easy to eat according to your Workout Block. Autumn took all the counting and challenge out of knowing what to eat by creating these containers that practically do the work for you.
Beachbody Core Comfort Mat* – While not required, a mat will be helpful if you want more cushioning or work out on a hard surface.
Don’t hesitate to ask if have any questions about the equipment or if you are unsure of where to get it.
Coach Tip: Check out the Coach Link Generator for direct product links you can send to your customers.
*Resistance loops and mat contain natural rubber latex, which may cause severe allergic reactions.
Now is a good time to review the A Little Obsessed Eating Plan—it’s under the “programme Materials” section of the A Little Obsessed programme page on Beachbody On Demand. Use this plan to calculate how many servings of each container you’ll eat throughout this next week.
Also be sure to start drinking your Shakeology (if you haven’t already).
Shakeology is an incredibly healthy way to get the dense nutrition your body craves but you might not get from the rest of your diet. It’s a superfood protein shake that also contains globally harvested ingredients with phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, pre- and probiotics, fibre, adaptogens, and more. Even though I try to eat healthy every day, I consider Shakeology the “missing link” that helps fill in the gaps and round out my diet.
Not only can Shakeology help benefit your overall health,† it can also help provide healthy energy,† support healthy digestion,‡ help neutralise free radicals by providing antioxidants,* and support normal immune system function.††
How to incorporate Shakeology into your nutrition plan.
Shakeology provides the healthy nutrition your body needs to perform optimally, as well as to help you get the best results from this programme. It fits in anywhere you see a red container in your A Little Obsessed Eating Plan. It can be part of a healthy breakfast, or sometimes I save it for an afternoon snack when I want something yummy and sweet. It’s an integral part of your nutrition plan, so make sure you’re drinking it daily.
How to incorporate Beachbody Performance supplements into your nutrition plan.
Beachbody Performance are supplements that help you maximise exercise performance and recovery during and after hard workouts.* They’re specifically timed around your workouts to help you get maximum benefits.
†Vitamins C, B6, and B12 contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
‡Calcium contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes.
*Antioxidants – Vitamins A, C, and E contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
††Vitamins A, C, D, B6, Folic Acid, B12, Zinc, and Selenium contribute to the normal function of the immune system.
Get familiar with the A Little Obsessed programme materials and Beachbody On Demand.
Beachbody On Demand
This is where you’ll find all the workouts and programme materials, including the A Little Obsessed Eating Plan (as well as A Little Obsessed Vegan Eating Plan) and the Workout Calendar. Just go to BeachbodyOnDemand.com. You can stream your workouts from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You can also stream Beachbody On Demand through your TV using Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast, or download the Beachbody On Demand app for iPhone, iPad, or Android.
How much space will you need for your workouts?
You only need about a 6' x 6' workout space.
You won’t get the results you want if you don’t have the right nutrition to fuel your workouts! Even though A Little Obsessed is a 5-day programme that’s designed to prep you for 80 Day Obsession, we want to help you set up healthy habits now so you see results for the long run. So let’s talk about a few strategies to make sure you succeed next week.
Clean out your pantry. If it’s not there, you can’t eat it. So get rid of the junk, the processed foods, anything that will not help you succeed in this journey. If you have to have treats in there for your kids or spouse, can you promise me that you won’t touch them? If the answer is no, then I would suggest throwing them away. Instead of keeping it in the house, why not take your kids out for a treat instead? Then it becomes a special once-in-awhile thing, not an everyday habit. This is a great strategy for helping your whole family adopt healthier habits!
Meal prep. Just about everyone who’s serious about nutrition does some form of meal prep each week. That’s where you cook a few things in advance so they’re ready to eat during the week when you’re the busiest. I like to plan my meals and grocery shop on Saturday, then use Sunday as my meal prep day. I cook things like grilled chicken and hard-boiled eggs, and I cut up veggies for my meals. Have you done meal prep? What are your go-tos?
Get ready to get A Little Obsessed!
Are you as excited as I am? Only a couple more days until we start!
✔But before we do, make sure you check these off your to-do list ✔
- Plan your meals and shop for groceries
- Prep your meals so you’ve got great food to eat
- Make sure all your equipment is ready to go
- Decide what time of day you want to work out and block this out—this is your time!
OK everyone, if you’ve done all your homework for the week—like planning your food, shopping for groceries, and doing a little meal prep—I want you to get plenty of rest so you’re ready to go tomorrow.
We’re going to work hard and have fun. Some days may be tougher than others for you, but we’ll get through each one, together. Chances are, you’ve NEVER regretted a workout. And I guarantee you, once you start to feel the change in your body from these workouts, you’ll be begging for more.
A Little Obsessed
Day 1: Total Body Core
Day 2: Booty
Day 3: AAA
Day 4: Cardio Core
Day 5: Legs
Welcome to the official start of A Little Obsessed!
Today’s workout is Total Body Core. We will work your entire body, with some extra focus on your core, in just 10 moves. Have your weights and Beachbody Resistance Loops ready to go!
Also, let me know how you do with eating around your Workout Block. I know this is new for lots of you. Do you have any questions about timing your nutrition in this way? If so, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re ALL in this together.
This glute-focused workout will use your Beachbody Resistance Loops and weights to shape a lifted backside in just 2 sets of 8 exercises. You’re going to feel it later!
How are you feeling? Are your muscles sore after these first two days of workouts? Just remember, it’s totally normal to be sore when you start any new programme, even if you’re already pretty fit. I recommend that you stretch a lot, and keep moving as much as possible. Because, believe it or not, the longer you stay still, the stiffer you get!
Are you using Beachbody Performance supplements? They can help significantly when you’re pushing your body—especially when you’re new to working out!
Beachbody Performance are supplements that help you push yourself harder so you can take your results to the next level. They’re specifically timed around your workouts for the best benefits. You’ll see how to incorporate them in your Timed-Nutrition Meal Plan, but here’s a quick overview:
- Energize: Take before your workout to help improve intense exercise performance and sharpen your focus so you can get the most from your workouts.
- Recover: Take after your workout to get 20 grams of protein. Protein contributes to a growth in muscle mass and supports muscle protein synthesis so you can work out just as hard the next day.
Whew! That was a lot of information. You can also watch the below video hear Autumn talk about how to integrate Shakeology and Beachbody Performance into your nutrition.
Ever wondered how to prevent muscle soreness from lingering for days? Check out this article for some tips.
Today’s workout is called AAA—which stands for “Abs, Arms, and A**.” Your arms, chest, back, shoulders, core, and booty will all get worked with 9 moves, 15 reps, and 2 sets. Grab your weights, Beachbody Resistance Loops, and Beachbody Strength Slides, and let’s do this!
As you know by now, nutrition will be key for getting the results you want with 80 Day Obsession. It can be challenging at first to eat certain foods at certain times, but that’s how you fuel your body for results! And that’s one of the many reasons why Shakeology is included in this programme. Because it’s packed with some of the world’s most potent, nutritious, and delicious ingredients, it’s a fast and easy way to help you eat healthy when you’re doing these A Little Obsessed workouts.
So even though I try to eat healthy every day, Shakeology is a must-have for me. I don’t miss a day! My favourite way to drink it is [ADD YOUR FAVOURITE RECIPE HERE]. How have you been preparing yours?
Who’s excited for Cardio Core?!
6 low-intensity cardio moves, 6 high-intensity cardio moves, and 6 core moves make this a sweaty and fun challenge. Only equipment needed are your Beachbody Resistance Loops and Strength Slides. Oh, and your towel, of course.
I know…new workouts can be incredibly draining. Both physically and emotionally. But, the only way to get results is by putting in the work. ALL the work. There are days when even I want to skip the workout or cheat a little bit on my nutrition, but when excuses start popping into my head, this is what I tell myself: “I [INSERT YOUR MOTIVATIONAL TIP].”
I even write my motivational tip down on sticky notes and leave them in key places around the house so the truth can’t escape me. The reality is, everyone has those days when you just don’t want to do it. You’re busy. You’re tired. Your to-do list is 10 pages long. But, I know that if I put myself first and complete what I set out to do, my body, mind, and soul will benefit beyond belief.
A little nutrition talk: How are you doing with your container combinations? At first, you might want to eat single foods so you can check something off for each container (chicken = red, banana = purple, etc.). But once you've mastered that, you can mix it up a little by trying some new recipes. In fact, for hundreds of great container-friendly recipes, check out Autumn's Beachbody On Demand cooking show, FIXATE.
LAST DAY EVERYONE! It’s Leg Day!
You’ll be doing 9 simple leg moves to sculpt your quads, hamstrings, calves, and glutes. Have your weights and Beachbody Strength Slides ready to goooooo!
So, how did you like these workouts? Were they harder than you thought they’d be or just right? Autumn recommends that you do more than one round of A Little Obsessed before you jump in to 80 Day Obsession, to make sure you’re really ready. Remember that I’m here to help you plan the next phase of your fitness journey.
But before you decide what to do next, check out this amazing Success Story from Emilie F. who lost 21 lbs. and a total of 23 inches with 80 Day Obsession.† Not only did this programme re-sculpt Emilie on the outside, what it did for her mindset and way of life is beyond belief.
I'm actually starting a new 80 Day Obsession Challenge Group on [insert date] and would love if you joined! Just message me if you’re interested.
Way to go, everyone! I’m so proud of all of you for making it through this challenging week with me! Congratulations!
†Results vary based on effort and following Beachbody’s healthy eating plan.