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INSANE Accountability!!!
6/30/11 8:42 AM
Good Morning Beachbody Community,

I want to tell you my story. I am 25 years old, will be 26 on July 3rd. I play in a summer mens lacrosse league and have been for over 7 years. Three years ago, I started experiencing major pain in my back while playing. I tried to play through it thinking I just pulled/strained something. The next year I experienced the same thing and could not even finish out our 8 week season. I went to the doctor's and this is what he said "You are not 18 and 190 pounds anymore. You are 23 and going on 230. You are out of shape." I was not ready to hear this (But needed to). After that, I started running off and on to try to get in shape for the summer season. By March of last year I was still at 225 and wasn't getting where I wanted to be. That's when I saw the infomercial for P90X. I thought about it for 2 days asking myself if I could do it and if it really worked. I bought it on that third day and have not looked back. Today I weigh in at 184.8 pounds. I have done 3 full rounds of P90X, one round of Insanity, and a P90X/Insanity Hybrid. I also drink shakeology daily.

There were a lot of hurdles along the way, the first one being my dad's reaction when I told him I was going to do it. He just flat out laughed at me. Then there have been some slip ups on the nutrition side here and there. The weekends are still a struggle sometimes. My workouts are the only thing that have been a constant throughout this whole process. As of March of this year, I have turned a new leaf and have been very successful. I have achieved or surpassed all of my goals and am setting and reaching more everyday.

What I want for this thread is for it to be a support system as well as tool for everyone to use to stay motivated and focused on your goals. I will post my Day 1 pictures from a little over a year ago and my pictures at the end of this week (end of my hybrid round). From there I want everyone to commit to posting your pictures on September 1st. This is where the accountability comes in. Knowing that you have to post your pictures for the world to see will help you get out of bed in the morning and will be in the back of your mind when you are deciding whether you should get McDonald's or make yourself a salad or something healthy. Get over your fear, we are all here to help and are all on similar journeys. Start being accountable and commit to posting your pictures in 60 days.

Now lets GO!!! Who is starting Insanity with me on July 3rd???
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6/30/11 9:03 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Here are my pictures from Day 1 over a year ago and also my most recent pictures taken (about 30 days ago). I will be taking more pictures this weekend and will post them as soon as I do so everyone has a feel for where I am at the start of this round of Insanity.

Please share your stories and include strengths, weaknesses, successes, and failures. All of that is vital to how you got to where you are today!

Keith
Attachments: Before and After Front.pdf (452.0k), Before and After back.pdf (285.8k)
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6/30/11 6:32 PM as a reply to eldiablo.
Wow! What a great and positive change! Congratulations! You sound positive! You are a great exemple for others!


You are right, we have to share about our progress and post pics! Is it the "Before and after Photo galleries" after all?
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6/30/11 9:59 AM as a reply to Buffle1961.
Diablo,

Great story. I think this looks like a great place to come get some support. I finish Insanity on Saturday and plan on starting a hybrid program starting on July 5. Not sure yet what the program will look like, but I expect to have a plan in place over the weekend. Probably some combination of P90X/weights/Insanity.

Great pictures too, btw. Amazing progress.
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6/30/11 10:26 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
September 1 huh? Sounds like you are going to keep us honest through the summer. Count me in.
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6/30/11 7:17 PM as a reply to thevandal.
I am in!

Ok, I know, I posted a thread OVER a year ago. Had a pic in it. Before and all. I did 3 days and fell WAAAAAAAYYYYY off. p90X was a great program but not what I was looking for. I was in the Marine Corps and was looking for that fast fast fast moving changing go go go type workout. A guy at work game me the set (P90X) and I wasn't feeling it at the time.

Fast Forward 1 year later. Here I am. Same weight and still out of shape. I am you when you started. 225lbs. of depressed.


I have always known how and what to do as far as eating. Water, protein, fuel.....all that stuff. Just found "comfort" in food that was not in any of those catagories.


So, I now have INSANITY. Hoping my muscle memory jumps in and I can shed some serious weight and inches. I will post a picture on the 1st of september. I will take that challenge. We using this place to post daily updates or just wanting a picture come the Sept 3rd.
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7/1/11 7:26 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Hybrid day 5; Back & Bi's/Cardio Abs:

So, in attempt to avoid Legs & Back for this entire round, but not duck the pull ups, I scheduled Back & Bi's for this morning and it CRUSHED me. After 11 weeks of no pull ups, I really suck at them, although I was never all that good at them in the first place. My weight & reps were down on the biceps too. Cardio Abs went well and the more I do this workout, the more I like it. Overall, 700 calories burned.

My weight was at a year long low this morning, even though I'm no longer trying to lose weight & have been eating at what I thought was a maintenence level. 165.6 this morning & I got my Insanity shirt last night!!

ch, if you are looking for a fast paced program, Insanity is it. I just finished my first round 2 weeks ago & basically you can push as hard and fast as you can. It's fun & it's rewarding, but it is tough. Best of luck.
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7/1/11 7:37 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Though I’ve already started my hybrid program, I will definitely check in periodically. Good luck and keep pushing and posting.
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7/1/11 9:16 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Hey guys!! I'm glad to see you are interested!! I got up this morning and had my shakeology and am gonna knock Core Cardio & Balance out tonight when I get home from work. Then I only have 1 more day until I am done this P90X/Insanity Hybrid. I am really excited to have a group to keep me accountable, I have found that is the best way to succeed.

Buff: I am definitely trying to set a good example! I guess this kinda is the before and after gallery lol, but i thought we could do more than that help make sure that all of us get to the finish line. What do you say. You in? What program are you doing? When do you start?

bnskap: Great job on finishing up Insanity!!! Let me know what your hybrid looks like, i found one online that I have been doing and loved it! I can send it to you in a message if you want.

Vandal: Damn right! Time to get back into muscle building now that you are lean and mean...Legs and back is a brutal workout, but honestly it has grown on me and is now one of my favorites!

ch: I hear you man, P90X isn't for everyone. But it sounds like Insanity is exactly what you are looking for. I know exactly where you are coming from. I wasn't a marine but always played sports and was very active then after college that all stopped. This page can be whatever you want it to be, but I am hoping to get some motivated people that will keep each other going. I have found that if you share your goals with people you are more likely to stick with them, so I will be here daily (hopefully) checking in and giving updates on my status and I hope you will do the same. When are you starting your program?? July 3?

Here we go guys, let's get this thread goin!!! Have a great Holiday weekend everyone!
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7/1/11 10:52 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Diablo, definitely send me that hybrid, I would love to see it. I am planning on working my bowflex into my workouts more this round. Instead of all the pushups, I plan on doing bench press, incline press, decline press and some flies every other week for chest. And I will rotate the two chest workouts from P90X in with that. I think I will stick with the shoulder, arms and back from P90X with a few modifications. There are a few exercises I don't like, or don't feel right when I do them, so I will sub in a few different movements. For cardio I plan on doing Pure Cardio, Plyo Cardio Circuit and Power and Resistance. Maybe after a month or so I will throw in a max workout from Insanity too.

I hope everyone continues to bring it, dig deeper, reach for the brass ring, whatever. Have a great weekend.
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7/2/11 8:07 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Hybrid Day 6;Cardio & Power Resistance:

Last night my traps and neck were so overly sore that I thought I may have to take some time off. I decided to do what I could to ease the pain and since the wife was working, kids were at their grandparents, & I know 0 people in this town, I spent the evening with Tony, The Blam, Meathead Phil, & Shawna, aka Gumby doing the X stretch. Then put on some old person cream and took some motrin.

This morning, I wake up feeling a little better, but not 100%, but I threw in C&PR. Shuan T is still a !@#$%^&*. I found myself taking more breaks than I woulda liked, but considering that I was contemplating taking a break 12 hours before, I think I did pretty well.

The nutrition is probably jumping the tracks this afternoon and may stay that way until Tuesday. I don't usually have issues on the weekend, but I have been good for so long that I'm going to allow myself a little break. I was considering doing Fast & Furious (a quick 20 minute workout from the Insanity Deluxe set) as pentence for my future sins, but I don't wanna.

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend and remember "America, F@#& Yeah".
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7/2/11 2:41 PM as a reply to thevandal.
Hey guys, just popping in real quick. I hope everyone is having a great Holiday weekend!

Bnskap, here is the hybrid I just finished up. I figured I would post it here incase anyone else was curious.
Attachments: p90x_insanity_hybrid_workout_schedule.pdf (204.8k)
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RE: INSANE Accountability!!!
7/2/11 2:42 PM as a reply to eldiablo.
Oh and I did Ab Ripper X instead of Cardio Abs.
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7/4/11 8:56 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Happy 4th y'all,

Hybrid Week 2, Day 1:

So after last night, I can longer claim to be binge free in 2011. The wife & I went to go see Transformers 3 and I couldn't stop myself from eating sugary food after sugary food. Today probably won't be much better as I'm going to a cookout, but again, I'm trying not to beat myself up too much.

So C&B/Cardio Abs were on my schedule this morning, but I decided to make a payment on my calorie surplus from yesterday and switched out Cardio abs for Insane Abs & then added Fast & Furious after Insane Abs. It took me an hour & 50 minutes to get that all in & since my body was being fueled by less than ideal food, it wasn't the prettiest thing ever, but I pushed through.

Diablo, that looks like a solid hybrid program. I would definately recommend a schedule like that to anyone who hates Yoga, but being a Yoga lover, don't think I could do it.

Alright peeps, take some time to enjoy your family & friends today & enjoy some fireworks.
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7/5/11 6:51 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Eldiablo/Keith, thanks for sharing and setting the board up!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!!! Busy here with too much yardwork, but lots of fun with the family too.

Last three workouts were Yoga (Bikram class), P90X One-on-one 30-15 and more Yoga this morning. I'm getting closer to 30-15, was able to do a '30-13'. Adding 2 more pull-ups per round is going to be really tough. Pretty sore everywhere these days which isn't too good since Asylum starts for me tomorrow. Kim, are you ready?

My little girl turns 4 today, so it's going to be a busy one. Have a great day!
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7/5/11 7:30 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Alright, time to get this train back on track today as my nutrition has been awful for the last three. Saturday, I drank more alcohol than I had in the last 7 months combined, which was pretty easy since I had none in that period. Sunday was a day of mass quantities of refined sugars & Monday was encased tubes of meat + pies and ice cream. My temporary weight gain for the last 3 days was not a new record, but still pretty epic.

Hybrid Week 2, Day 2, Pure Cardio:

This workout is always rough, but even more rough on less than optimal fuel. Still got it done.

John, glad to hear you enjoyed your 4th & happy b-day to your daughter. Good luck with starting Asylum.

We should have some "new" posters returning home from their trips, hope you guys get caught up & have time to stop in and tell us how the trips went.
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7/5/11 8:11 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Hey guys!

So, the 3rd was my birthday and I celebrated WWAAAAYYYYY to hard! Yesterday i felt awful and pretty much did nothing. It was supposed to be my first day of Insanity, but I missed it. However, it was only supposed to be the fit test so I am going to get that done tonight when I get home and then do my workout for today so not really a big deal at all. Hopefully now with the holiday being all done, we will start to see some new faces in here regularly.

John: Glad to hear you had a good 4th!! happy Birthday to the little one!

Vandal: I feel your pain. I had a less than stellar weekend on the nutrition front. But I look at as I was celebrating finishing my round and hitting all of my goals. I start new today and will set new goals to hit.

Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th!
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7/6/11 6:15 AM as a reply to eldiablo.
Hybrid week 2 day 3, S&A/Cardio Abs;

Pretty good workout this morning. I'm really loving getting back to the weights. Not much more than that to report on today's workout.

I'm loving watching my excess water weight from this weekend melt off as I lost 4 lbs yesterday. I am a bit scared by the idea of how fast it comes off and thinking that I can get away with shennanigans like I pulled on a regular basis.

Happy belated birthday Diablo. Now get to work.emoticon

I really hope Kim, Ebb, the Brians, Adam, & Vart find their way over here soon & some new bloods too. LETS GET THIS THING GOING Y'ALL.
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7/6/11 7:00 AM as a reply to thevandal.
Day 1 of Asylum, Speed and Agility, here. Was feeling SO sore this morning but had to push play. (Accountability works!) Back and knees feel much better afterward. Fascinating workout using the ladder with all of the jumping and plank moves. I'm still faking the jump rope during the warm-up with no ceiling room in my temporary workout space. This 45 min. workout is a bear, but has some fun moments too. Still have much opportunity for improvement, which is good!

Diablo: Happy belated birthday to you! Sounds like you have a plan to keep on track after a well deserved weekend. That's what matters!

Vandal: Enjoy the hybrid! Insanity cardio + P90X strength + some yoga is just an awesome combo in my book. Enjoy!

Kim: How you doing? Hope you had a great trip to Vermont!

Everyone, keep bringing it! Have a great day!
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7/6/11 8:48 AM as a reply to john4275.
I am here! Posted shout outs on old thread. Will read up tonight and catch all of you later .

Day 1 asylum - Fun! I am a little uncoordinated . Will post tonight. Hi to all!

Have a good one! Kim
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