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Beachbody’s 80 Day Obsession: Day 3 – Supplements. Are they worth it?

In case you’re wondering, no, I’m not being paid to promote 80 Day Obsession nor am I a Beachbody coach or affiliate of any kind, as proved by what I’m about to say about their recommended supplements. I’m just a gal who’s working hard to change her life and sharing her experience along the way with complete honesty.

See, I love Beachbody workout programs. (Yes, I’ve never actually completed an entire one, but let’s breeze over that fact.) I love how they’re time bound by exact days, giving you a firm end goal. I love being told what workouts to do seeing as how I make decisions all the time, while I’m writing fiction, in business, or planning Joyful Miles’ content. With Beachbody workouts, all you have to do is just hit play and do the workout, so I don’t bulk at paying for their on demand service. I consider that a gym membership, one that can be done at home with unshaven legs.

But Shakeology and their supplement line?

I think they’re overpriced, over-pitched, and possibly over-hyped. Plus the cynic in me is very leery of the non-stop sales tactics by Beachbody that you must consume these expensive supplements in order to achieve full success. I mean, if they offered these products at a fair price, and they worked, then absolutely, I’d order with no hesitation because I do believe good health is an investment and a lot cheaper than being sick.

But the price.

Come on.

Here’s a cost breakdown of recommended doses for 80 days:

  • Beachbody Performance Energize: $49.95 for a 40 day supply x 2 = $99.90
  • Beachbody Performance Hydrate: $34.95 for a 40 day supply x 2 = $69.90
  • Beachbody Performance Recover: $69.95 for a 20 day supply x 4 = $279.80
  • Beachbody Performance Recharge: $69.95 for a 20 day supply x 4 = $279.80

So the total cost for a 80 days worth of the performance products not counting shipping and handling is $729.40. They do offer a bundle package available where all four products:

  • Beachbody Performance Bundle: $199.95 for a 20/40 day supply x 2 = $399.90.
  • Additional two containers of 20 serving Recover: $139.90
  • Additional two containers of 20 serving Recharge: $139.90

Total bundle cost is $679.70 plus $23.95 shipping and handling. (More if you do separate orders.)

And then there’s Shakeology. A 30-serving bag is $129.95, adding up to $346.53 for 80 days. Holy cow. So not counting any shipping and handling expenses, in order to have enough of their recommended supplements for the 80 Day Obsession, you’d have to spend a minimum of $1,026.23.

Say it with me.


If my calculations are incorrect, someone please let me know. And don’t get me wrong. I do believe you can’t put a price on health. Plus, if there is a product out there that is safe, makes me feel and look amazing, increases my well-being and productivity, helping me be more productive and write more books that in turn, brings in more money and helps my family’s finances, then okay, add it to my shopping cart, please, and thank you.

But $1,026.23, not counting shipping?

I can’t. I just can’t.

Especially the Shakeology since I think the Vega Essentials Nutritional Shake Powder that sells at Target at $36.99 less discounts for an approximate 18 day supply is a comparable product.

And look, for the sake of giving a full and complete review of my 80 Day Obsession experience, I was willing to try all the other Beachbody performance products for 40 days to see how much of a difference that made. Then for the remaining 40, I’d try other comparable alternatives that I’m currently researching to see if there really is a difference.

Of course, this wouldn’t be entirely fair, seeing as how the last half of the program is more difficult, but by then, I’ll also be in better shape.

And I do realize that it’s unfair for me to make a judgement or criticize the price tag of a product I’ve never tried it. Maybe it could change my life. Maybe it’s exactly what I need and the outcome would be worth every penny. The cost, however, for a 40 Day performance supply is $363.80 including shipping.

Again. I just can’t do it.

The notion of becoming a Beachbody coach in order to get these products at a discount entered my mind for a brief second, but no, forget that. Adding a new commitment ain’t happening, plus I’m the world’s worst salesperson.

So this is why I’m not going to follow the recommended Beachbody supplement plan and will instead seek comparable alternatives. But seriously, if you are someone who has paid for the products, (and aren’t trying to sell me them,) I’d love to hear your input. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Until then, I need to get going with my next workout. More later, thanks for reading this long, rambling post, and as always, have a joyful day!

About the author: Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger, vlogger, mom of two college boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that.

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  • NY Runner March 4, 2018, 7:59 pm

    I too would find it hard to spend 1G on products that are dietary supplements

    Have you read the reviews on Amazon?

    • Laura Bowers March 6, 2018, 6:04 am

      I did, but the reviews were so all over the place! Hard to get a true feel for the product. The only way would be to try them myself – I looked at the sampler pack but they’re very small – I don’t think it’d be enough to get a true feel. Thanks for stopping by!

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