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After a year of following Beachbody I found that there are four keys that you need:

• Motivation (Most Important)
• Goals
• Nutrition
• Workouts


Motivation

This is the most important of the four. Without motivation any workout even walking around the block is extremely hard. This is where I and other people that form our team come in. When you follow this thread I am dedicated to following you to make sure that you are working out.


Homebirthmama:

I am so thankful that Coach Greg "adopted" me from the boards. He always quick to reply to board posts, sent me messages of encouragements (or "where are you" emails), and he checked in on my blog and twitter. Over and beyond the call of duty.

I wasn't sure what benefit I'd get of having an e-coach, but I was proven wrong, his encouragement really helped me along the way. I finished P90X and started Chalean Extreme today.



I can do the same for you!! I can't wait to get started so send me a buddy request and get ready to BRING IT!!!

Look at my results!! You can do this too just stick with me and my team and we will get you the results that you are looking for!!



Make sure that you subscribe to this thread!!! By subscribing you will be able to find your way back easier to post your daily activity and follow others on the thread. So how do you subscribe? 1. Hit reply to this this or any of the posts and make a comment, tell us your goals or just tell us how the weather is in your part of the world and click save. 2. Scroll up to the top of the thread and there should now be a button that says subscribe. Follow the directions and you are good to go! If you still can't get it to work watch this video for directions:

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Check back daily as I will have posts about Goals, Nutrition and the challenging P90X workouts as we get ready to starting JUNE!!!

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RE: Motivation and Commiment - Starting June 4 - 17
5/27/12 2:43 PM as a reply to CoachGShort.
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Motivation and Commiment - Goals
5/27/12 4:07 PM as a reply to JohnnyMacs.
GOALS

Why are you doing this? Is it to loss 5 to 10 pounds, is it to impress someone or is it to change your life? This is a life changing program and it is total worth it but everything worthwhile is worth working for. To make sure that you get these life changes you should read through the Fitness and Nutrition guides to help you understand the steps necessary.

Watch this to help understand what do do with you why: http://youtu.be/eLvFnD52jbU

Track your accomplishments:
• Take your measurements
• Take your before and after pictures
• Take the fit test (found in the Fitness Guide)
• Print out the P90X Excel Workbook and track the weight and reps to see how you are doing week by week. Download here P90X Excel Workbook

You don’t have to share your pictures but the motivation that it provides to others is invaluable as you will see when others post their pictures. Take a look at this video to help you get your photos right. How to Photograph Your Transformation

1 Week Away from changing you life!!!

CoachGshort


JohnnyMacs I am excited to have you on board for another round of fun!! Let the fun begin in one week!!
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RE: Motivation and Commiment - Goals
5/27/12 7:41 PM as a reply to CoachGShort.
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Nutrition

Nutrition maybe one of the most frustrating keys when starting out P90X. The problem is that most of us don't have a clue what is in the food that we eat and how it affects us!

You need to start off with your goals or why you are doing P90X. If you want to lose weight you should start with phase 1 the Fat Shredder phase, but if you have a low body fat % you will want to start with Phase 2.

What are these crazy phases and how do I work them? The first thing that you should understand is that there are three basic categories that food is broken up into, carbohydrates, protein, and fats. It is important that you get each one of them, yes even the fat. Each component has calories associated with them and they are Carbs & Protein are 4 calories per gram and fat is 9 calories per gram.

I recommend that you us the ratios in the P90X2 guide opposed to the P90X guide as these ratio have more fats in them which studies have shown that the body does better with health fats.

Nutrition Phase 1 Fat Shredder 2.0
Phase I or the Fat Burner stage incorporates a 50/30/20 nutrition plan which is a breakdown of 50% protein 30% carbohydrates and 20% fat. Many athletes maintain a 50/30/20 plan while in training as it promotes an optimal diet for burning fat and building muscle. The more muscle you build the more fat you are able to burn.

Nutrition Phase 2 Energy Booster 2.0
Phase II or Energy Booster stage incorporates a 40/30/30 nutrition plan (40% carb, 30% protein, 30% Fat). This phase is about an even balance of protein, carbs and fat. Generally, athletes benefit from increased carbs, but some people feel better with more balance.

Nutrition Phase 3 Endurance Maximizer 2.0
This phase must be earned!! With a the ratio of 50/25/25 (50% Carb, 25% Protein, 25% Fat) this is for someone that is giving 100% and you need to make sure that you are using all your calories other wise you could have a major melt down and put the weight back on!! As the P90X2 nutrition guide says paraphrasing a certain web-slinging superhero "with extra carbs comes extra responsibility."

For those who want to try the percentage tracking over the portion approach, I would recommend Myfitnesspal.com. This is a free online tool that will allow you to set your intake goals and track you calories burned. Plus it will allow you to share your food diary with other on your team who also have signed up for Myfitnesspal. If you go this route add me as a friend: Username gshort76.

Eat more times during the day:
It is best to eat 5 to 6 smaller meals every day. Spreading out your calorie intake is easier this way and your body responds better to digesting smaller meals.

In general, there are three things that can lead our bodies to storing calories as fat.
1. Consuming a very large meal. This alerts our body to the fact that this could very well be our last meal for a long time to come, so we better preserve as many calories as we can (as body fat, of course) just in case our next meal doesn't come for a long time.
2. Waiting too long between meals. Again, this kicks in our bodies "starvation" mode and it stores calories as fat because it's not sure when it will be getting its next meal.
3. A sudden and severe restriction in daily calorie consumption. Just like going too long between meals, this kicks the "starvation" mode into action, causing the storage of body fat.

When you go through the nutrition guide and figure out what your daily intake of calories should be you may be shocked and then get stressed out that it's too high! You may find it to be a daunting task to achieve like I did. So I did what everyone here should do. I asked questions and I received answers to help me find ways to consume additional good calories throughout the day.

How can I add more calories?
Incorporating a protein shake into your daily regiment is an easy way to load up on calories. By adding additional healthy items such as fruit, almond butter, low fat milk or almond milk can give you several hundred extra calories in a single serving. If you are not using a protein shake I recommend trying Shakeology. It has over 70 healthy ingredients in a single serving. I would rank it as one of the tastiest shake drinks I have tried.

Also protein bars are a good source of protein and calories to fill you up when you are on the go or as a snack. Other great sources are almond butter or peanut butter, turkey jerky, fruit, lean meats, and veggies.

Do not skip breakfast!
I always heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but before P90X I never wanted to take the time or eat the calories. Now I realize that it provides my body with the fuel it needs and it jump-starts your metabolism and gets you going. That being said most people do not like to eat a lot at breakfast. That is why I incorporate a shake as I can load up on calories and it fills me up without eating a ton of food.

Do not eat 1.5 - 2 hours before going to sleep.
If you must have something, try a shake as it will process better than solid foods. But try to stay away from eating at night. I combat this by drinking water or some hot caffeine free tea.

Hydration:
You must hydrate your body! Do not forget about this. A good rule of thumb that I got from my wifes doctor was 1 quart of water for every 50 pounds, which means me at 160 pounds should be drinking 112 oz. This is 14 oz every two hours. So get into the habit of taking water with you everywhere you go. Your body will thank you for it!

Tracking:
[Edited By CSBB5]They are completely free; just create a log-in. Most allow you to type in your height and weight and they calculate your BMI and help you select goals (ie, weight loss vs healthy lifestyle). They will generate meal plans for you, but you can turn that feature off and enter your own food. It will tally your calories, fat, protein, carbs, and even other nutrients like calcium, iron, etc if you choose. At the end of the day it will give you graphs of what percent of your calories were spent on each food, another for what percent were spent on each meal, etc. You can also record your exercise and it gives you estimated calories burned, etc.

Well that is about it for now. Each of you will have different needs and reactions to the nutrition plan. You will have to experiment with new food types to find a good balance for you. If you start bonking during the day or during your workouts you will need to incorporate some additional carbs into your diet. Remember what the guide says, that the phase 1 nutrition plan does not have to extend for the full 30 days of the p90x phase 1 program. It could last 2 months or 2 days. You will have to decide this for yourself based on how you feel.

Finally ASK QUESTIONS! This is a lot of information and it will take time to grasp everything.

I am so excited that you are all here. I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you! Together we can achieve great things! So prepare yourself to COMMIT, ENGAGE and Succeed!

BRING IT!!!

CoachGShort
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You know Im in!
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Just a note to anyone just starting out....this is a GREAT place to be. CoachG is an AWESOME coach. He answers all your questions and keeps you accountable. Best of all....he genuinely wants to see his team members succeed!!!! My guess is also that a lot of his existing team members will join him on this thread. They are also a great bunch with LOTS of knowledge, experience and advice.

I finished my first round of P90X about a month ago, and this group and CoachG helped me A LOT!!!!

You can't go wrong here!!!!!

Good luck and BRING IT!
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Joining... In!
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In the middle of Insanity right now. But that ends on June 22nd. Not exactly sure what I am doing next. P90X/Insanity, P90X/Asylum, or X2/Asylum. But on Monday June 25th I will be starting one of them. So I am in, if a week late is okay.

Brent
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I'm in.... emoticon And it's hot here in upstate NY!!!
KPP!
Jen
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Coach Greg Congratulations on starting a new thread, your off to a great start and I see some familiar faces here..I'm in..Everybody Coach Greg, is my personal sponsor coach he is very supportive coach, he is full of knowledge on fitness, and nutrition...If your looking for a place to post for accountability this is the place to be for support and motivation.

GO TEAM ENGAGE

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I'm on Day 5 tomorrow of Insanity. Are you seeing the results?? Are you happy with it?? I obviously have a long way to go but it's kicking my a$$! I'm sticking with it though!
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Good Evening TEAM!!!

I am really exicted to get started here in less then a week!!!

Congelos Welcome to the thread! You commit to the program, you eat healthy and you will see results! It will still kick your butt but stick with it and you will get to where you want to be!!

Off to do my Tai Cheng. Have a great night!

CoachGShort
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I'm starting insanity I'm excited!!
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Welcome to the thread MarissaCruz!! How many rounds have you been through? Is this first round of Insanity?

CoachGShort
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Good Morning Team I busted it out this morning with Motivation & Commitment

P90X Back & Biceps This workout is for me I love this one, working on the biceps & back..The soreness in my arms weren't as bad today and I can feel the soreness in my lats arms and back, but it's a good sore you know your working and getting results. I will be doing ARX latter this evening when I get home. My Avg HR 136 Peak 158 Total Burn 972. I'm excited about the results I'm seeing on this round

Keep Pushing Play

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GOOD MORNING TEAM!!!

Wow what a busy morning! I have been painting this morning. Well when I say painting I mean finishing up the boys Pinewood Derby car emoticon . We have races tonight so the car is weighed and now all we need to do is put the wheels on and we are ready to go!

This morning I got some Tai Cheng in and I am loving the combo moves that I get this week but can't wait for the full sequence next week. Yesterday was day 30 for Tai Cheng, it is not challenging like P90X and Insanity but the more of finesse. I am planning to do the Tai Chi part of the exercise after my morning workouts which should get me in the right state of mind to BRING IT the rest of the day!!

CoachGShort
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RE: Motivation and Commiment - Goals
5/30/12 6:56 AM as a reply to JohnSpartan.
Congrats on the new thread! You're going to do amazing!

Sara
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RE: Motivation and Commiment - Goals
5/30/12 7:24 AM as a reply to TexasSara.
Coach -- great results and really cool new thread starting out here...BRING IT

Go TEAM ENGAGE!
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