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Insanity Starting 10/22 - Engage With Us, Be Done Before Christmas!
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10/20/12 12:47 PM


ARE YOU READY TO COMMIT TO A BETTER YOU?

ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE BEST SHAPE IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE?

DO YOU WANNA HAVE FUN GETTING FIT?

IF YES, THEN IT IS TIME TO ENGAGE!!!



I challenge you to commit to succeed with us for the next 60 days. I will be doing my second round of pure Insanity and invite you to join in. Lisa will be doing a hybrid of Insanity/P90X-X2/BBL. We are here to help you with your journey and know that together we can all do this! Whether you are new to a program, restarting again, in your 2nd or 3rd round, it doesn’t matter, we are all here for the same reason: To get fit, be challenged and above all engage each other to succeed!

Let's kick this off Monday the 22nd and we'll have this round under our belts before Christmas!!!!

The more people that join in this thread the better it is, so bring yourself and invite your friends. There are going to be many ideas and helpful tips collected and posted. Best of all – it's going to be fun!!

IT'S AS SIMPLE AS G. N. A. - Goals, Nutrition, Accountability

Goals: Where are you now? Where do you want to be? Have Goals!

Nothing is more important or motivating than to see where you started and how you are progressing along the way. Make sure you document where you currently are. The following is super important. Just as important to success with the program as eating well and doing the routines.

• Take your Measurements
• Take your before & after pictures
• Take the fit test

It is not a requirement to share this information here (you are certainly welcome to) but it's ultra-motivating to track your progress and see the results!

(In future posts we will find out from each other how we set and track out goals)

Nutrition:
If you want to see great results, you have to focus on your nutrition as much as the workouts. Nutrition plays a key role in how you will reach your goals and attain the new and better you! Be prepared by getting a solid nutrition plan in place prior to starting. You can do this week to week or even plan out your entire month. It plays a key role in the success of this program. If you want to see great results you need to spend some time getting comfortable with your nutrition. Over time you will learn new eating habits that you can carry with you for the rest of your life. (Shakeology is a great way to meet all of your nutritional ways. As a meal or a snack it fuels your body with everything it needs in order to Dig Deep everyday.)

Track your progress and record everything. Learn how calories work for and against you. Our thread will discuss the role of heart rate monitors, calorie tracking apps, and the proper micro nutrients ratios to consume each day.

Accountability: Post your Accountability Daily. It is a great motivator day-to-day and week-to-week as you see yourself getting stronger and build up your stamina and endurance. This message board is your first stop for your accountability. Whatever your style – short 'n sweet or ...er... not (why am I looking at me?!?!) - tell us about it! Your forum buddies are going through exactly what you are and together we provide the tips, tricks, and encouragement to stay motivated. It's awesome!

This is a fun adventure. We look forward to getting to know you and seeing the new you. To start today simply click on the “Reply” button below, tell us who you are, and click “Save”.

J.D. & Lisa

WHO IS WITH US?!?!
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I'm in!! Looking forward to connecting with friends here, and meeting new ones on our journey emoticon
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CoachJDP & LookoutLisagreat info and fantastic energy!! I am feeling the motivation through the screen! I know the people who come here are in fantastic hands! Two wonderful people paying it forward with open hearts! Keep rocking it!

Here is my accountability post for the day!!

Recap of P90X2: Day 20! emoticon

"Rest Day" but I tossed that out of the window and did my rotating Ab Routine of Cardio Abs, X2 Ab Ripper, and Insane Abs. Nothing short of intense! Core hurts of awesomness!! All I have to say is THANK YOU SHAUN T & TONY HORTON!! I LOVE the Ab Routines!!

Meal Plan for today:

Breakfast: 2 whole eggs mixed in a bowl of beans and stew meat with a dash of cheese.
Lunch: TBA
Snack: TBA
Dinner: Chocolate Shakeology w/ peanut butter, 1 banana and Beachbody chocolate whey protein.

Lunch and Snack TBA since I am going to a gathering with appetizers of which I don't know the contents of. I may have to run down the street to the store to get something healthy haha! I'll update later of what I had.

Raz emoticon
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Hi guys!
I am deep in my fall baking today... mini apple pies, baked apples, and pumpkin-vegetable soup. And yes, I am experimenting with reduced fat and sugar, so that I can actually EAT these yummy treats!

The wind brought Autumn in today, and so it is time to balance the walks outside with some P90X inside.

Everyone enjoy their weekends!

3M
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Insanity is a great way to end the year! Shaun T's programs are awesome.

Fall food is great, too emoticon Planning to make some baked oatmeal with added vanilla whey protein tomorrow - yummy (may add some pumpkin spice).

Make it a great day and dig deeper,
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RE: Insanity Starting 10/22 - Engage With Us, Be Done Before Christmas!
10/20/12 5:48 PM as a reply to CoachRadRazor.
Thanks Raz. Great example of accountability!
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3M- Yum, those treats sound spectacular! Thanks for linking up again on another of our threads. Wouldn't be the same without you!
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You know I'm followin ya wherever you go JDP and LOL! You guys are so wonderful and motivating emoticon Although I won't be on the same car of your Insane Train, I'm ridin right along with ya chuga chuga woot woot!! haha

On that note, nearing the end of my first week of the Max workouts and holy moley they are kicking my BUTT!!! Plus I had to do a week of overnight shifts to boot. Did Max Recovery last night before work, which I said they should rename Max Shaking and Crying emoticon I came home and slept two hours on the couch this morning, then it was up with the kids and that was all the sleep I got today. I've been walking around in a coma all day! My son and I just got done with Max Interval Circuit about an hour and a half ago and I still feel like I wanna die! It was my worst INSANITY workout so far. I just couldn't dig. I kept trying, but I didn't get very far. My son was struggling too, so I said "All we can do is do our best, and if our best is suckin then suckin is better than nuthin!" So we just powered through the best we could.

On a positive note, I made some absolutely delicious homemade protein bars tonight! I used a recipe from one of my fellow Insaniacs, but tweaked it just a bit. I made my own raw cashew/pecan butter instead of peanut butter and used raw honey (local) instead of agave. I also used a vegan protein powder, as I cannot do whey. They are fantastic! I will post the link to the recipe tomorrow.

I don't even know how I'm awake right now. Slowly fading away....
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RE: Insanity Starting 10/22 - Engage With Us, Be Done Before Christmas!
10/20/12 9:44 PM as a reply to Queenamideana.
Michelle! Thanks for the post. For those that don’t know Michelle is also a coach for Team Engage and has a rockin’ P90X thread going. The nice thing about Team Engage is that we can lean on each other for support, answers to questions, motivation, answers to questions and… did I mention answers to questions? That is why hooking up on a thread run by a Team Engage coach is so beneficial. If we don’t know (hey, it happens sometimes…) we know someone who does.

Wow – day one with the new thread and I am awestruck. I looked up dedication in the dictionary and found Queenamideana’s picture! People, read her post. Look again at her profile pic. This is how you get to look as awesome and be as awesome as her. Take care of yourself Queen – and I sure am looking forward to the recipe! (Here is a little secret, don’t let Queen know but I am modeling my commitment for this upcoming round after her and her commitment for the round she is in now. It has been crazy cool to see fight and stick to her plan.)

Thanks for checking in folks. Sunday will be a day for me and Lookout Lisa to try and catch up on the ‘other’ things life brings. Monday in the early morn – it’s me, Shaun T, and Fit Test time! (The dog will probably be there too and one of the cats. Just sayin.)

Goals and starting measurements tomorrow. I might even let you know what they are....emoticon

KPP from JDP!
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Coach JDP Man oh Manichevitz, is this place hoppin! I didn't know you fired up a new thread. Lets get rockin!

Rob
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Coach JDP, WTG starting a new thread to help more people! You totally rock!

Hey everyone, Here is a tip, you are going to want to measure your body and chart your progress. Make sure you are taking all your measurements and body fat percentage using calipers. You can get calipers for real cheap on the TBB shop or on Amazon. Also make sure you have taken your pictures. You should start seeing those early results in a couple weeks. Measuring is key if you are only looking at a number on a scale and aren't seeing it move as much as you want, don't be discouraged. This is why you measure your body. You are most likely getting stronger while you are burning fat and the scale can fluctuate based on water and time of day and is not the most accurate gauge of your progress. It could mean a few things, but generally it's either a matter of

1. Muscle gain and fat loss balancing each other out

or

2. Temporary water retention brought on by the stress of a new, hard program.

Either way, it typically rights itself in a few weeks.

Finally share you progress with the group! Post your fit test results, and share you progress in your body improvements.

80% of the people who start Insanity will give up and not finish. Do you want to be one of the 80% or one of the 20%? If one of the 20, then you have to commit to posting with this support group every single day because it's critical to help keep you motivated and on track!

Dig Deeper!!!
Coach Greg
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I am so ready to start this challege, to feel and look great. tomorrow will be my first day for insanity workouts and i know its going to be a challege and not gonna be easy but am not going to give up and with the help and support of my new friends doing with me here am sure am gonna do greatemoticon
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RE: Insanity Starting 10/22 - Engage With Us, Be Done Before Christmas!
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10/21/12 11:40 AM as a reply to CoachJDP.
I am so ready to start this challege, to feel and look great. tomorrow will be my first day for insanity workouts and i know its going to be a challege and not gonna be easy but am not going to give up and with the help and support of my new friends doing with me here am sure am gonna do greatemoticon
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Wow JDP I don't know what to say except...thank you! Believe it or not, me being an inspiration to you is motivational to me as well. It's a very symbiotic thing; we motivate each other!

That being said, I would like to say a word of encouragement out there for those of you getting ready to start on your INSANITY journey tomorrow. You CAN do this! No matter where you are on your fitness journey; whether you are just starting out trying to get fit or you are looking for that thing to bring you to the ultimate fitness level, this program WILL help you. Just remember that you will get out of it what you put in.

I know JDP has already stated this, but I want to reiterate: You MUST hone in on your nutrition for this to work to it's fullest potential. If you are new to eating right/healthy, the Elite Nutrition guide should basically be your eating bible for the next 63 days. I would suggest you take today to read through the entire book (if you haven't already) and decide which of the meals you think you will like. It is very easy to substitute in these recipes. As you will see, there is a list of possible substitutions in the back. Another VERY important detail that you must not overlook is making sure you consume enough calories. I have learned a lot in the last few years about nutrition and caloric needs. One major thing I struggled with before my INSANITY journey was not consuming enough calories, especially carbs and fats. We have been so ingrained to believe that we need to reduce our calories and/or carb and or/ fat intake to lose weight. While this may be somewhat true, it is only true to a point. The carbs and fats need to be the RIGHT carbs and fats in a healthy balance of protein. You should only reduce your caloric intake if you are consuming too many. On the same token, you must increase your intake if you are consuming too little. What is too many/too little? That is where we all vary due to our gender, age, current weight, and activity level. In your nutrition guide is the formula to figure out how many calories a day you should be consuming. When you come up with your number, a lot of you may be surprised at how high it is. Trust me, when doing a program like INSANITY you will need these calories! If you follow an intense workout program while trying to eat too little calories, your body will try desperately to hold on to any fat it has. This will cause you to not see results and get discouraged.

As Coach Greg has already stated, do not use your weight scale to gauge your results. This scale can be very misleading. I feel it just plain lies! For those of you who weigh yourself everyday; stop! I was one of these people myself. My scale is now put away and only taken out on fit test days. I gained weight the first week of INSANITY and as of my last fit test only lost half a pound, yet my body fat decreased by 4% and the pants I am wearing in my profile pic did not fit me before I started. The pants I wear everyday fit me differently as well. This is the scale I now use daily; The Pants Scale. This is the one that doesn't lie!

Here is the link to the protein bar recipe. I used vegan protein, raw honey (instead of agave), and homemade cashew butter (instead of peanut butter). After figuring out the nutrition content of each bar, I realize they are a bit more calorie dense than I expected and a bit off balance in carbs/sugar and protein. When I make them again I am going to reduce the honey by a 1/4 cup. I think I may decrease the oats by a 1/4 cup as well and increase the protein powder a 1//4 cup to balance the two out. These are great for a quick on the go meal/snack and are very filling.


Protein Bars


Good luck to everyone tomorrow and remember to DIG DEEP!

~Deana
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Welcome Monic271 to our thread! Glad to have you along with us. It appears you understand what kind of challenge lies ahead. We are here to help each other along the way.

What other exercise programs have you done in the past? Any other Beach Body programs?

Keep Pushing Play my friend!
CoachJDP
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Monic272: Welcome! Commitment and motivation are about 9/10ths of what is needed here, and it looks like you've got it! Looking forward to doing the program with you.

Queenamideana: Great to have you along again too! Your motivation in everything you do is awesome. Thanks for the protein bar recipe, I will look into these next week! Also, thanks for the info on the So Delicious creamer -I love it! Coffee is one of of those things that I need daily, and I like it creamy, usually with full on half&half. I took out the sugar many years ago, but I haven't found a cream substitute that I could stand until you mentioned the So Delicious, so thanks!

3M: Hey there, always great to see your posts!!

Great to have so many wonderful folks stopping in to say hi, very exciting! Can you see me waving?? emoticon

Well gang CoachJDP and I have been working on our meal plans today, taking measurements and chatting about our goals. We're also cleaning up and organizing our pantry. New shelves are going up so everything can be viewable and accessible, making planning and cooking that much more easy (and fun!).

Hearing about everyone's baking has motivated me as well (plus I need to clear out some room in the freezer!) so I'm making some banana/raspberry bread this afternoon for our treats this coming week.

See you all again soon!
-Lisa
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I'm new to this so I hope I'm doing this right. I start tomorrow with my fit test. Doing Insanity for the first time. This is my first Beach Body program. I have really let myself go and want to get in shape. I've poured over the nutrition guide and have my meals planned. I have a terrible sweet tooth and have let it get out of control. I will do good for a while then go crazy and eat crap for a week or more.

I had my health assessment at work last week and my fasting glucose was at 99...100 is pre-diabetes! Now that was a wakeup call. It's time to start looking at health and nutrition and a lifestyle. Not something I do until I reach some goal.

Anyway, glad to be part of this thread and looking forward to being accountable with you all emoticon
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shannanc:

Anyway, glad to be part of this thread and looking forward to being accountable with you all emoticon


We are glad you are here too shannanc! You stated it is time to start looking at a lifestyle change. This is the place and the time. It took me a lot longer to come to the same conclusion but I did and here we are now!

Do you have any questions or concerns we can help you with or are you ready to "Dig Deeper"?

Tomorrow is the beginning of great things - Keep Pushing Play!
CoachJDP
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Queenamideana – great information! Thanks for the post. I am toying with idea of putting the good stuff in quotes on the welcome/opening post. Same for the info you provided CoachGreg. I will quote you often for sure.

Queen - I am looking forward to the homemade protein bars as well. Like everyone else, I struggle to get to or maintain the protein ratio on a daily/weekly basis. Anything to help (like this) is greatly appreciated.

In order to determine what the nutrition for a round needs to be I figure it needs to be determined what exactly is being fed. In other words what are your goals for this round? Like Lisa mentioned, we have been prepping and calculating to come up with some numbers.

My goals for this round:

  • End up with a body fat percentage of 16. This would represent a 7.4% reduction.
  • By my calculations this is 22 pounds that will need to be lost.
  • That means a 2221 calorie day for me (that’s right, not 2222 but 2221).

This isn’t a goal because I don’t believe it can be absolutely control but the main measurement I would like to improve is the waist (belly button) and finish at 40 inches (down 3).

My Insanity specific goals are to make greater improvements in every fit test category than in my round 1. For example I had a 46% improvement in the number of Switch Kicks from the first fit test to the last. This round I hope to have a 47% improvement in that category.

So gang - what are your goals?

With that end in mind, pictures have been taken. Measurements recorded. Just waiting here twiddling thumbs until tomorrow morning. Wait..this just in...it seems there will be no thumb twiddling. That has been replaced by 'closet storage preparation'...

KPP from JDP!
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Hey Coach...nice thread here...great information all over the place -- folks if you are looking for a place to share your experiences, ask questions and get support...you found it!

--Mike
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