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3/14/13 1:22 PM


HAVE YOU DECIDED IT’S TIME TO BRING IT?
ARE YOU READY TO COMMIT TO GET INTO THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE?

IF THE ANSWER IS YES...
OUR TEAM WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED!!


You have come to the right place! Our motivated group is full people like you and me who have DECIDED that it’s time to make a change… a CHANGE FOR THE BETTER! It doesn’t matter if you’re a “Rookie”, a “Seasoned Veteran”, or someone who has started it before but never reached that finish line, you are all welcomed. WE WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED!!

We have completed 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. You will be transformed not only on the outside but on the inside as well. You will be able to run faster, jump higher, but increase your overall health as well.

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.

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®, P90X2®, 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. We are here to help you. If you need support, motivation and/or inspiration, welcome. If you need information on nutrition, welcome to the “one stop shop” for all your Beachbody needs!

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 you’re fitness program. 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 "TEAM"
T= TOGETHER
E= EVERYONE
A= ACHIEVES
M= MORE

"Coming together, sharing together, working together, succeeding together"-Unknown



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

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT

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 is 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(S)

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. For those people who love strawberry flavor and/or are vegan. There is Tropical Flavor which is also vegan.

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 YOU’RE 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 workout sheets that came with your program or download them using the links below 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 Sheet

P90X+ Workout Sheet

P90X2 Workout Sheets

Insanity: The Asylum Workout Sheets

Need a hybrid workout schedule? Check out the following link.....

P90X/P90X+ Workout Sheets

P90X/P90X One-On-One Workout Sheets

P90X/Turbo Fire Workout Sheets

P90X/Insanity Workout Sheets

P90X/Insanity: The Asylum Workout Sheets

Insanity/Insanity: The Asylum 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 fitness program. You could seriously damage your progress by ordering something that is high in calories and fat.

SO YOU’RE 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 early stages of your fitness program, 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 YOU’RE DONE WORKING OUT....THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

One of the most important parts of any exercise routine is the recovery period. Rest and recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. You’re 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 show 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!!!!!


Disclaimer:

All information contained within this thread, the testimonials, and posts are for informational purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health problem – nor are they intended to replace the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare professional.
No action should be taken solely on the contents of this thread. Always consult your physician or qualified healthcare professional on any matters regarding your health or on any opinions expressed within this website, especially before attempting the P90X.
The information provided within this thread are believed to be accurate based on the best judgment of the authors but the reader is responsible for consulting with their own health professional on any matters raised within.
Healthcare information changes rapidly. Therefore, some information within this thread, including but limited to testimonials or blog posts, may be out of date or even possibly inaccurate and erroneous.
Please see your physician before changing your diet, starting an exercise program, or taking any supplements of any kind.
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Thank you for visiting our thread and remember to KEEP PUSHING PLAY!!!!

Once again Welcome all!! Welcome to the place where the NEW YOU begins!! We have some highly motivated and knowledgeable folks ready to help you and guide you every step of the way. Here's a little motivation to get things started! One thing that we enjoy is posting motivational and inspirational pictures to get you going. Feel free to "steal" them and use them to help you to PUSH PLAY. LET'S DO IT!

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Harrison "Coach CottyMo"
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Sheyla "Coach Shey25"
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Hey everybody,

Just wanted to drop a couple more lines to piggie back on my husband's post. Ladies and Gents, we have the open heart and desire to help others achieve their fitness goals! Our main purpose for starting this thread and hope to start many more, we felt the weight of an unfit lifestyle and after experiencing rock bottom, we want BETTER for ourselves and our family. If this is what you want, here we are! Ready to help!!!!!

I hope to hear from you soon. Sheyla
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HOPE EVERYONE HAD AN AWESOME WORKOUT TODAY!!! Here's a little motivation for everyone!

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Great information Coach Harrison. I love the motivational picture. Thanks for starting this thread. I had an awesome workout today -

Here is my contribution to the motivation on this thread.

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Woke up this morning and knocked out a nice round of Tai Cheng! I love doing Tai Cheng, its one of the most relaxing workouts out there. Gets you going the right way! Hope everyone is having a great morning!

Here's a little motivation for you on this fine day!

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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"

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CoachJohnX:
Great information Coach Harrison. I love the motivational picture. Thanks for starting this thread. I had an awesome workout today -

Here is my contribution to the motivation on this thread.

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Thanks for the motivation Coach!

Harrison
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Good morning folks!!!

Another day another nice and relaxing Tai Cheng workout!! Woke up with a lot of energy this morning! It might be because my weekend starts tomorrow! ;-)

Hope everyone is having a great day! Here's a little motivation!

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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"

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Hope everyone is still Pushing Play!!!

Just in case you need some more motivation...



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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"
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What an awesome day everyone!! Hope your days was a blast!!

Here's a little motivation to take with you as you go to sleep... Remember it when you wake up!!



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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"
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Another great day!

I was off work today but still woke up early enough to do Tai Cheng! Have I mentioned how much I love that program?

This is my second time doing it. The first time I did to try it out and learn a bit more. But this time around I'm doing it because I just love it! It's very relaxing and the fact that I've always enjoyed doing martial arts is and added bonus.

Hope everyone had a wonderful day and workout!

For those of you that stop by to check us out please feel free to post your own accountability or questions. We have a lot of experience on the great majority of Beachbody programs. So it doesn't matter what program you may be doing, we will love to help.

Good luck on your journey!!

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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"

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Like I mentioned earlier, I was off work today so I changed my schedule a bit... Needless to say I'm a little bit late with this one...

Today's SUPER food is... The Egg!

If you want to learn some more about the nutritious Egg, please go here: The Egg

Enjoy!



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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"
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Looking forward to joining the team.i have done p90x before but fell off the wagon 2 months into it.ready to go all the way this time
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cowboysstar:
Looking forward to joining the team.i have done p90x before but fell off the wagon 2 months into it.ready to go all the way this time


@cowboystar

WELCOME AROUND COWBOYSTAR!!!

Glad to have you on our thread!!!! And welcome to P90X

Before anything I want to tell you that this thread is moderated by both my wife and I (Coach Sheyla).

I understand your where you're coming from. I did the same thing when I first bought P90X. But back then I had no clue about TBB and these message boards. But once I got here everything changed! I've done several rounds of P90X and I've done some hybrids of it also. And I've had some awesome results. I've also completed other programs like Insanity, Turbo Fire, Tai Cheng, etc.

We would love to help you get the results you're looking for. Did you start already? Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. You can ask about the program itself or the nutrition side of it. We can certainly get you on the right track.

I hope to hear from you again soon!

Take care and good luck on your journey!

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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"
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Today's SUPER food is... Broccoli

If you would like to know more about how powerful Broccoli is please swing by here: Broccoli



Enjoy!

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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"
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Hello everyone!!

Even though it's a Saturday I woke at 5:30 am. I'm usually up at 4:30 during the week so I'm guessing I'm used it and I can't stay in bed past that.

I knocked out my last workout of Phase 1 of Tai Cheng and like I've been saying all along, I love Tai Cheng! This morning my knees were hurting a little more than the usual but I was able to get through it with no problem.

I can't wait to start next week's phase!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! Here's a little motivation to take with you.





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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"
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Starting Insanity tomorrow! Lookimg forward to it!
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Vernsho2:
Starting Insanity tomorrow! Lookimg forward to it!


@Vernsh2!

Hi and welcome to our thread! I'm glad to have you here!!!

So you're going with Insanity! Great choice my friend!

I want to let you know that you can post any question you may have here and we'll do all we can to help you out. You can also post your accountability and post all the pictures you want. We would love to know a little more about you.

By the way, do you have your calories calculated? Do you have an idea of what your meal plan will like? Supplements, Recovery Drink, etc? If you have any questions about any of those things, please feel free to post them here, we got your back!

Good luck on your journey! Thanks again for joining us!

Here's a little motivation!


Take care!

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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"
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Vernsho2:
Starting Insanity tomorrow! Lookimg forward to it!


Awesome. Insanity was the greatest workout for me. I got hooked on it and even my husband got hooked. Let us know how it goes!!!!
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How was everyone's Sunday?

Usually, on Sundays, I like to relax and have a nice family day. Today was no different! I got on the computer for a little bit in the morning to say good morning to my team members but after that the computer was off. I like to unplug a little bit on Sundays so I can concentrate on my family!

But I can't wait to do my next workout tomorrow morning!! I'm pumped!!

I hope you all had a great day! Let me know how it went!

Here's a little Sunday motivation!


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Harrison
"Coach CottyMo"
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Vernsho2:
Starting Insanity tomorrow! Lookimg forward to it!
Good luck with your journey and just remember to DIG DEEPER!! I'm on my last few days of my first go around of INSANITY and man I can tell you from my experince that it works!! Just do your best that you can do and don't let that first week or two make you lose hope or motivation. You can ask anyone who did INSANITY the first couple weeks is the hardest. If you stick to it and really push yourself you will find yourself lasting longer on the workouts and feeling less pain. Also try and watch what you eat. For me it was a little harder to get the healthy food that I wanted because I'm a deployed soldier but I made the best coices with what I have. In the end I feel and look like I'm 18 years old again and if you stick to it I can promise you will be here motivating someone else who is thinking of doing INSANITY. Again goodluck and keep us updated with your progress or any questions you may have. Aloha!

p.s. Here is my day 1 photo and a picture I took a few days ago on my last week of INSANITY. Hope it gives you a little motivation to get started and push you to reach the end.
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