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ENTER THE REALM OF INSANTIY, WALK INTO THE ASYLUM...AND LEAVE TRANSFORMED!
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NEW ROUND STARTING MONDAY, AUGUST 13TH!!!!

Welcome Beachbody enthusiasts.

We will be starting another round the week of Monday, August 13th, 2012.

ARE YOU READY TO BRING IT? ARE YOU READY TO DIG DEEP? ARE YOU READY TO GET INTO THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE?

If the answer is YES....

We will help you succeed. We have done multiple rounds of Beachbody fitness programs and we know what works and what doesn't work. We will push you beyond what you think you are capable of and when you emerge on the other side, you will be completely transformed.....

It doesn’t matter if you are doing P90X/Insanity/Turbo Fire/Power 90/Ten Minute Trainer/Hip Hop Abs or any of the other great Beachbody fitness programs available. Whether it's your first time, second time trying, or you have completed a Beachbody fitness program and looking to do it all over again, EVERYONE is welcome.

No need to be shy about joining this group. We are just a bunch of ordinary people looking to reach our personal fitness goals by using Beachbody fitness programs as a means to do it. Our group ranges from people who finished programs like P90X, Insanity, Insanity: The Asylum, Power 90, Slim & 6 to those that just opened their Beachbody workout DVD's for the first time a few days ago.

Now we understand that "Life Happens" and when it does sometimes we need support and motivation to continue on our fitness journeys. This group will offer support, motivation and information on how to get over those "Life Happens" bumps in the road. If you have any questions, concerns or just want to throw in your support to others - this group is for you!

Don't be worried if you start late, that just means that there is more of us that can help get through P90X. We will share success stories and who knows you may make a friend for life while getting into the best shape of your life!

The theme for this group is, "We will leave no team member behind."

"Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today."
- Author Unknown

Before we start there are some things you need to know:

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT:

THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR INSANITY AND ASYLUM COMES WITH THE SPEED/AGILITY LADDER AND RESISTANCE BAND...but for those wanting to start a different program...here you go!! emoticon

Dumbbells - You can use good ole fashion regular dumbbells from Wal-Mart or you can go to the extreme and get yourself a set of Bowflex® SelectTech® 552 Dumbbells or Bowflex® SelectTech® 1090 Dumbbells. Some of us used and will use again the CAP Barbell 40-lb. Dumbbell set from Wal-Mart. Some have since moved up to the Bowflex® SelectTech® 552 and/or 1090 Dumbbells.

Resistance Bands - The resistance bands serve as great and affordable alternatives to weights and dumbbells. They allow for more flexibility and easier storage as well. WARNING: This is something that you do not want to go cheap on. Some of the group members purchased the cheap ones thinking they were saving money and they broke. If they break, you cannot do the workouts!

Chin-Up Bar - A good ole fashion chin-up/pull-up bar found at any Wal-Mart or Target store will do.

Push-up bars - You can use standard push-up bars that can be purchased at Wal-Mart or Target. You can go with the P90X Power Stands designed and used by celebrity fitness trainer Tony Horton or you can do the good ole fashioned pushups with your hands.

Optional Equipment

Yoga Mat - You can pick up a good ole fashioned Yoga mat from Wal-Mart or Target.

Heart Rate Monitor: Unfortunately you can't go cheap on these. Some members tried to go cheap to save money and ended up paying more in the long run. If you are going to invest in a heart rate monitor invest in a good one. You will greatly appreciate your decision in the end.

Nutrition

This is the most important part of any workout program, whether it be P90X®, INSANITY® Hip Hop Abs®, Slim In 6® etc. Following the recommended nutrition plan is crucial to the success of the program. Planning and preparation are key ingredients for success. This is not as hard as it seems. If you need assistance on recipes for meals, post your needs on the thread and someone from the group can share with you some recipes.

Optional Nutritional Supplement

Shakeology®, The healthiest meal of the day. Want a simple way to transform your health? All it takes is one glass of Shakeology® a day. This ultra-premium nutritional health shake contains the world's most powerful superfoods. It's the perfect combination of antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, prebiotics, protein and many rare ingredients – including adaptogens, camu-camu, and sacha inchi – giving you the essential nutrients you can't get from an ordinary diet. Replace one meal a day with Chocolate or Greenberry Shakeology to increase your energy, reduce cravings, lose weight, improve digestion and regularity, and transform your health.* and it's just 150 calories.

Whey Protein - You may find that you need to take a supplement like this to reach the necessary protein levels found in P90X's Fat Shredder Phase. Protein use is desirable immediately before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles. You can purchase this through TeamBeachbody or get it at any GNC, Wal-Mart, even some supermarkets are carrying whey protein.

Caseine Protein - As stated above, rapid protein use us desirable immediately before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles, but delayed digestion and absorption may be more beneficial at other times; including bedtime when your body typically goes for hours without food. Casein proteins are acid sensitive and thicken in the stomach. Because of this, it can take more than twice as long for Casein to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents than other proteins. What does this mean to for you? You are burning calories while you sleep!

Now that you got the proper equipment and nutritional requirements out of the way. What next?

WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS!!!!

When you write a goal, use the SMART acronym to help you make sure that you are creating something that you will actually DO!
S = Specific "I want to lose weight," is not very specific. How about: "I am going to lose 25 pounds or 3 pants or dress sizes."
M = Measurable Anything that you can measure, you can accomplish! "I will network with more people and make better connections for my business." How would you measure "more"? Try something like this instead: "I will meet and follow-up with 2 new people at every networking event that I attend this year."
A = Attainable Is it possible to attain your goal? When you create your goals and write them down you should make sure that your goals are possible! Now, you have to be cautious though. Don't go too easy on yourself. Your goals should have some stretch to them so that you can grow!
R = Realistic "I will get into shape so I can jump over a tall building in a single bound" Uh...nope, not going to happen. There are certain laws of physics that still make it impossible for humans to jump over a tall building in a single bound. Make sure that the goals you created based on reality.
T = Time Limited Give yourself a deadline. In fact this has already been done for you by the folks that created P90X. It is 90 DAYS!!!!

TAKE A BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTO AND WRITE DOWN YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER MEASUREMENTS.

You will want to take a before photograph of yourself along with writing down your before measurements. At 30, 60 and 90 Days you will also take a photograph of yourself and take your measurements. Comparing the before and after photos will show you how much progress you are making.

TAKE THE FIT TEST

Take the fit test prior to Day 1. This will give you a foundation to judge your fitness level. Having this foundation will help you get through the workout programs.

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS DURING THE WORKOUTS

Use the P90X workout sheets to track how many reps you completed, how much weight you used and as you progress through the program, try to do more than you did the previous time. Writing it down will help you remember what you did and your notes you make will help you remember if the workout was too easy, too hard, or just right.

Below is a link to the workout sheets.

P90X workout sheets

TRACK YOUR NUTRITIONAL PROGRESS

Keeping a journal of what you eat and when you eat it will help you track your calories, protein, carbohydrates, fats etc. Using phone apps such as MYFITNESSPAL, or LIVESTRONG or TAP & TRACK Calorie Counter (Diets & Exercises) will be of great assistance to you. Most of the group use MYFITNESSPAL to track what they eat when they are away from my computer. All of these apps sync to their particular websites so you have a well documented list of what you ate and when you ate it. Keeping track of calories is critical to the success of your personal fitness goals. These apps are also useful when you are out at a restaurant and you need to know if the food you are ordering is within the limits of the guidelines set forth in the P90X program. You could seriously damage your progress by ordering something that is high in calories and fat.

SO YOUR READY TO WORKOUT....THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

The size, timing, and content of your pre- and post-exercise meals and snacks can play an important role in your energy levels during your workout, how well your body recovers and rebuilds after your workout, and whether the calories you eat will be used as fuel or stored as fat. There are numerous studies out there on whether or not it is good to eat before exercising. Depending on your particular goals and your body type will determine if you should eat before a workout or not.

During the fat shredder stage of P90X, you may need to supplement your water during the workout. Mixing a supplement that contains carbohydrates into your water will give you that added boost you may need to get through those tough workouts.

Some may experience lactic acid build-up in their muscles and stomach. Other supplements may be used to offset this if this occurs.

During workouts you may find that your heart rate is rising. Knowing what fitness zone you are working and depending on your goals will depend on what fitness zone you want to work out in.

SO YOUR DONE WORKING OUT....THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

One of the most important part of any exercise routine is the recovery period. Rest and recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. Your after exercise recovery routine has a big impact on your fitness gains and sports performance and allows you to train much more effectively. Recovery after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair and strength building.

Studies showed that carbohydrates and protein combined using a 4:1 ratio is best.

After you've finished a workout your body is warm and your muscles are tight because they've been contracting over and over. Stretching immediately after a workout is the best time to lengthen your muscles which, in turn, will reap you huge benefits on the recovery end. DON'T SKIP THE COOLDOWN PORTION OF THE WORKOUT!!!!!!!

As always we need to add the disclaimer.Consult your doctor before starting any new workout plan.

Now... Let's stop talking and let's start BRINGING IT!!!!!



Coach Libby - FITnFABat43
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I'm in. I got home this evening, and my package was waiting at my front door. I'm doing the fit test tomorrow morning and I'll be ready to go on Monday!
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AWESOME!!! WELCOME, GLAD TO HAVE YOU ON THE JOURNEY WITH US...SHOULD BE A GREAT RIDE!! emoticon
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Can't wait! This is going to be an awesome ride! You know I'm in!!!! emoticon
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Remember when starting one of these programs, NUTRITION AND HYDRATION ARE KEY!!!!! emoticon

Remember to not be afraid of those carbs, don't listen to the bad rap they've gotten over the years. Lots of different carbs out there, lots of different fats....send me a buddy request or email me at BBCoachLibby@verizon.net

I have a lot of knowledge in the area of nutrition and would be very happy to help you calculate you calorie needs emoticon

Make today fabulous because you're always someone's inspiration!!

Coach Libby
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YAY!!!! MELISSA!!! THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!! emoticon

It doesn't matter if you're just starting, in the middle or thinking of another program...we have an incredible group and we'd love to have you join us!! The motivation, support, and knowledge we share is awesome emoticon

Send me a buddy request or email me BBCoachLibby@verizon.net

Buckle up people!! emoticon
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Woo Hoo! Lets do this!
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BRING YOUR SHOVELS PEOPLE....WE'RE DIGGIN' DEEP!!!!! COME JOIN US!!

This is going to be a great experience with awesome people and tons of fun, motivation, support and information!!

Send me a buddy request or email me at BBCoachLibby@verizon.net



Make today fabulous because you're always someone's inspiration!!

Coach Libby
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Insanity Asylum-13 Aug 12

Starting it for first time.


Just completed Insanity Round 1 and ready for the next level up.

Am down 26 pounds from the program, pumped to see what Asylum has to offer.

Grade A Shovel here
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NICE!!! We may have to hand out a Golden Shovel Award at the end...lol!! emoticon

Glad to have you with us!! Awesome job on the weight loss, Insanity is a great program and I'm psyched that it you worked it and got tremdous results!!

Hey, FBD, did you get my message?

Coach Libby
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Okay Insaniacs and Straight Jacket peeps!!! We are T minus 4 days until we see how far we can push our bodies!! Are you ready? What have you done to prepare? Here are some things I've been doing, check out the list!!

1. Read your nutrition guide!! Asylum has a 2 week fat shredder program with it. Both programs have menus or you can stick with your daily calorie intake. If you aren't sure about your calorie intake...PLEASE ASK ME ABOUT THIS, SEND ME A BUDDY REQUEST OR EMAIL BBCoachLibby@verizon.net...I'm happy to figure this out with you!!

2. Plan your menu!!! Don't leave your nutrition to a day by day basis, there are too many "life happens" moments, try not to let nutrition be one of them. Pack your meals and snacks the night before if you work full-time. Have a plan of action!!

3. Go Shopping!!! Get your food and be ready!!

4. Hydrate!! DRINK YOUR WATER PEOPLE!! Make sure you have a good water bottle that you can bring with you and refill easily. You should be aiming for at least 64oz of water a day, you will be drinking more once you start the program.

I'll be posting regularly with more helpful tips....jump on the crazy train and ride this journey with us!!!

Coach Libby
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Of course I'm in. Im happy you can help me with everything I need rather it be nutrition, stuff about the workout, whatever it is I know you got my back emoticon
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To all of the posters to this thread:

Get ready to rock it hard with Coach Libby, cuz she aint taking crap from no one!!! From my experiences with her, she is all business and is ready to push each and every one of you to your fitness limits!!! She excels is motivation, nutrition and dedication to the task at hand.......she is living proof that weight loass goals can be obtained with hard work and perserverance!!!!!

Good luck to you all as you have a tremendous leader in Coach Libby!!!





Coach Frank
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OKAY EVERYBODY...ARE ARE T MINUS 2 DAYS FROM STARTING OUR PROGRAMS!!! MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR MENUS PLANNED, FOOD IN THE HOUSE, SUPPLEMENTS READY (if you are using any, ask me if you think you may need/want more information on any)!!

If you haven't looked over your fit test exercises or watched the video, now would be a great time to do so....For Insanity, you have 5 fit tests, 1 on day one, one every two weeks and one on the last day. Track your numbers on the workout calendar...this was my favorite part of the program...seeing the progress I made from Day 1!!! Its a HUGE motivator!!

For Asylum, we should do the fit test today or tomorrow, I will be doing mine tonight and will post my results. We don't have another fit test until the end of the program. Hmmmm...not sure how I feel about that...HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?? SHOULD WE ADD ONE IN THE MIDDLE TO TRACK OUR PROGRESS??? POST YOUR THOUGHTS HERE!!!

I want lots of feedback!! Your thoughts, opinions, progress, its all motivation for everyone!! We will work together to reach our goals emoticon

This is going to be so AWESOME!!

Coach Libby
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YAY!! I'm in. I finished P90x a couple weeks ago and am looking forward to Insanity. I got some great results with P90x but is hiding under about 10-15 pounds yet. Really eager to start and can't wait to compare before and after pics!
Aimee
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YAY, AMIEE!!!!!! So glad you joined us!!! Your energy and experience will really add to the success and motivation of the group!! emoticon

Hey, chk your requests, girl!! Accept my buddy request so I can msg you!! emoticon

Coach Libby
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What about those of us that have already started Insanity? I started on the 6th, and I am definitely wanting in on this group!
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Girlfriend, you are in!!!!! WELCOME!!!! emoticon

We'd love to have you share your experience with Insanity...hardest workout ever put on DVD!!! Some of will be screaming from inside the Asylum...LOL!! Either way, all the input you give can only make us stronger!!

Thanks for joining us emoticon

Coach Libby
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Hey everyone!! I'm Czarina! I actually started Insanity on July 30 so I'm going onto my third week, but I can and will definitely appreciate the support of you if you're starting tomorrow (or have done this before!)

So far I am loving/hating it (in a good way of course!!) The workouts have been great, but as I was telling Libby, it's the nutrition part that I am having the hardest part keeping up with. I don't eat terrible, but I do have slip ups that shouldn't happen as often as they do emoticon So! That's where I look forward to talking to you all. Keep me on track and motivated! :]]

I look forward to hearing from everyone and feel free to buddy me! I love meeting new people and hearing your stories I am sure will inspire me!! and remember.... DIG DEEPER!!!!!!

-Czarina H.
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Okay...its D-Day people!!!!! Time to sharpen those shovels are start digging!!! emoticon

I will be doing the Fit Test and Day 1 today...I will post my results and how I felt after Speed and Agility. I previewed that workout today and WHOA!!! Its like Max Cardio Conditioning, no breaks...lots of speed. I'll be using the jump and doing lots of quick foot work in and out of the ladder!!!! Diggin' Deep People!! emoticon

Something I'd like to talk about before we begin our workouts....HYDRATION!!!!

This is so important!! To quote Tony.."DRINK YOUR WATER PEOPLE!!!" The average person needs about 81oz of water daily to keep the body functioning progerly. Without the proper hydration level prior to exercise, you'll lose your energy and risk dehydration. It's important to have 16-24 oz of water two to three hours before exercise, 4-emoticonz of water for every 15 min of exercise during your workout, and then another 16-24oz after your workout.


See you in the morning!!! emoticon BRING IT!!! emoticon


Coach Libby


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