Beach Body: 80 Day Obsession Week 1 Complete

Friday, I completed week one of 80 Day Obsession with my rest day being on Saturday. Today, I started Week 2.

I decided not to post my measurements until the end of phase 1.

But so far here is what I have experienced with this program.

The very first day I couldn't figure out how to get the bands to stay. In a week, I only have trouble with the ones that are on my feet (looking at the side plank with a knee crunch move). For the one, I had trouble with I either did the modified version or without the bands. I felt like they were working in two different areas when I did either version.

Day 3, which was Cardio Core I wanted to throw up. It was an intense work out for myself and look forward to improving. I did not purchase sliders, I purchased bands (not the Beach Body ones), and didn't want to spend more money. I used paper plates instead. They worked fine on my vinyl floors. I can see myself buying sliders in the future, any recommendations would be great. 

Day 4, I surprised myself, I did 5 push ups before dropping down to my knees. I had no clue I could do that many! 

Day 5, my notes only have one sentence. I HATE LUNGES. 

Day 6, Cardio Flow was definitely not a favorite. I enjoyed all the exercises up to this point. The moves were awkward and moved rather quickly. I found myself needing to watch the first rep of a new move at the end just so I knew what I was doing. I read a review with a similar opinion, can't remember where and for some reason can not find. As soon as I find it I will link it. But she suggested doing a different cardio program. I believe this is what I am going to do. If I try this program again I will try the Cardio Flow again but right now I am going to try a different program in its place. 

Weights I used: 3LBS, 5LBS, and 8LBS mostly alternated between the 3's and 5's with the occasional 8's. I am planning on not using the 3's this week and probably use 5 most of the time with some 8's. 8LBS is the largest I have currently. Next month I will probably add to my collection because I am growing and gaining strength. 

Pumpkin Pie PlayDough Recipe

During October, we had a pumpkin theme for my preschooler. We set up a pumpkin patch play area, read books about pumpkins, and did some fun pumpkin activities. 

One of those activities we made pumpkin pie playdough. The photos do have Halloween cookie cutters in them but swap those out for some pumpkin shapes or thanksgiving theme ones and it would still work today.

After we made the playdough I gave him some items to use to create pumpkins or to let his imagination run wild

The recipe I used was found on DIY Natural and I added pumpkin spice to the recipe. 


  • 1 cup of flour
  • ¼ cup of salt
  • 1 Tbsp cream of tartar
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • 5 drops of orange food coloring
  • Pumpkin pie spice

  1. Mix together the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Mix together ½ cup of warm water with a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Slowly pour the water into the flour mixture, stirring as you pour. Stir until combined, then knead with your hands until the flour is completely absorbed. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour until it doesn’t stick at all.

** For the pumpkin pie spice, I did not measure it, I just went by smell. It is really up to how much you want to use. I would say  I probably used 1 tablespoon but give or take.

Beach Body: 80 Day Obession

In my bullet journal for December, I am going to keep a blog tracker. I really want to make this happen for a creative outlet for myself. 

I want to become a healthier version of myself. I would like to lose weight but it isn't a priority, I just want to make myself stronger physically and mentally. When I exercise it puts me in a better mood. I remember seeing Beach Body all over Facebook last year, so I went ahead and signed up for Beach Body on Demand. I am NOT a coach. I am NOT doing shakeology or following their nutrition program. I am just doing the workouts. 

I am going to start with 80 Day Obsession and want to share my results. Today is day one out of 80. Every week, I want to update with my results. I am hoping it will help me keep on track.

I drink 2 cups of coffee a day with some International Delight creamer and water for the rest of the day. I eat when I am hungry and I try to make healthy choices. I do not deprive myself of food. If I want a slice of pie, I will eat the pie. Dieting does not work for me and is a huge trigger (maybe I will share that story at another time).

My measurements before I start the program, I am not going to share my weight but at the end I will share a before and after photo. 

Chest: 37"
Right Arm: 12.5"
Left Arm: 12.5"
Waist: 35.5"
Hips: 41.5"
Right Thigh:  25"
Left Thigh: 25"

A little bit about 80 Day Session: (info found on their website) It was created by Autumn Calabrese. It features a timed nutrition plan (I am not doing this part) and features 80 unique workouts that are spread out over 13 weeks.