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It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
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Hey Everyone!! I'm Emily Campbell. I'm a beachbody coach and I have been doing programs for about 8 months consistently. They have changed my life in so many ways, and fitness has now become a passion of mine. This group is for people either on my team "It's Never Too Soon With Emily" or my partner in crime Derek Roos and his team "Derek's Journey to a Healthier You"

This is also just a message board to help keep everyone motivated! Starting a fitness journey is not easy, and we understand that. We're here to help motivate, support, and encourage everyone to keep going! We didn't get to where we are without some help from others. Connecting with others is key to success in your fitness. You need to surround yourself with positive people who are trying to make these same changes in there life.

Any program is welcome! It's just all about Support. Please ask any questions, concerns, vent to us, and encourage others as well. It's all about helping one another.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Keep pushing play every day, and get others to do the same!

MENTALITY: Stay positive and spread that positivity to others!

Hit "Subscribe" at the top right if you want to stick with us and keep yourself motivated. We're here for you emoticon

Lets Get Motivated!!
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
10/26/12 12:25 PM as a reply to eccsoup.
I'm excited to see the results of our member! I hope this message board is very helpful for you! Remember you are not alone! We are taking this journey along with you!
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
10/26/12 3:28 PM as a reply to eccsoup.
I'm on Emily's team and just wanted to add a book that will help you guys a lot. It's called "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success By Carol S. Dweck, PH.D." It's an amazing book teach's you the mindsets of how to be successful in anything. Has sure helped me a ton. I'm a machine after learning from that book.
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
10/26/12 6:11 PM as a reply to eccsoup.
I'll have to look into it. I'm a big reader, but not so much in motivational stuff. But I'm learning that a lot of people use it as an outlet to continue their fitness and become mentally stronger
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
10/28/12 8:56 AM as a reply to eccsoup.
Hi Emily!!! Where does it say to subscribe? I don't see it...emoticonemoticonemoticon
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
10/29/12 7:49 PM as a reply to Morales777.
Morales777:
Hi Emily!!! Where does it say to subscribe? I don't see it...emoticonemoticonemoticon


For me it shows it in the top right. Above the box to where all our posts are.
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
11/1/12 10:17 PM as a reply to eccsoup.
Tomorrow will be the last day of month 3 week 3 in ChaLEAN Extreme. I can't believe how fast I've gone through this program. What about everyone else? What programs are you doing? How far in are you? What are your goals?

Have a great night everyone!
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
11/2/12 9:46 AM as a reply to eccsoup.
So I am sore ALL OVER. Yesterday was a lot of chest and shoulder work. I can barely move my arms! So much for being in shape. But that means I'm changing it up creating change for my body. I don't want to plateau again or something like that. I want to keep moving forward so sore means good.

The chest muscle is my least favorite sore though. But I'll live. I remembering starting at 5 pounds with the chest fly. I'm currently using 15's!!!!!!!!!!! And sure it's tough, but I'm able to get through it without failing before my 12 reps. It's crazy what 6 months can do. I have muscle that I never thought I had before. I learn more about my body and my limits every day. Can't wait to learn more!

Burn It Off & Recharge today. Rest day tomorrow. And end of Month 3 Week 1!! Where has the time gone??
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
11/5/12 10:00 AM as a reply to eccsoup.
5 Ways to Break through Dreaded Weight Loss Plateaus
By Justine Holberg
 
You're tracking calories, working out each day, then bam! For a week or two, the scale refuses to budge . . . and you realize you've hit a dreaded weight loss plateau. Now what?
 
Even though it's completely normal to hit a snag in your fitness journey, a perceived setback like this can send even the most dedicated dieter off course, away from healthy eating and toward cookies, cake, and pizza. But you can be strong and start getting back on the weight-loss track again. Try at least one of the following techniques, and there's a good chance you'll burst through your plateau in no time.
Here are five important things to know about hydration and exercise:
 Zigzag your daily calorie intake. In theory, you've got to eat less to lose more, but this isn't always the case. Sometimes you just have to shake things up. Here's one way to do it: If your average daily intake is 1,400 calories, try dropping to 1,200 one day, going up to 1,800 the next day, and then dropping back to 1,400. The idea is to keep your metabolism guessing. There's no magic number that works for everyone, so you'll have to experiment until you find the right calorie levels for you. 
 
According to Beachbody Director of Results Steve Edwards, what happens when you zigzag is that you force your body to choose how many calories it needs to recover from the rigors of your exercise program. 
 
"Most people who hit a plateau are undereating. If you are indeed undereating, adding calories for a few days, then lowering them again, will help you force your body into a hormonal response that will not only help you break out of a plateau, but—as you learn to recognize the signals—will teach you how much food you should be eating."
 Switch up your exercise routine. If you do the same workout each day, eventually it can start to become less challenging, and (unfortunately) less effective. If you push yourself to new levels of strength or exhaustion, you'll almost certainly see a shift. Here are some ways you can challenge your body: 
 
 
Swap your jog for a bike ride.
Try weights with your cardio routine. (ChaLEAN Extreme® or RevAbs® can help you do this.)
Add intervals of high intensity to really make you sweat. (INSANITY® is a great workout for this.)
Drop to the floor for 10 push-ups right now!
The idea is to try something different. According to Edwards, "The better you get at something, the easier it becomes. That's why we're always telling you to add more weight as you get stronger, and to move faster and jump higher as our programs progress. But it's also why all of our programs have phases of training. As your body adapts to stimulus, you need to change that stimulus in order to keep results happening."
Eat some almonds. Almonds are a great snack, plus there's some research that indicates that they can help you burn fat. That's because they contain fiber and fatty acids—the good kind of fat that helps you lose weight. A study published in theInternational Journal of Obesity compared two groups of people who ate a 1,000-calorie-a-day diet. As part of their daily diet, one group ate 3 ounces of almonds every day. The other group ate a mix of complex carbs. What happened? The group that ate the almonds lost more weight. 
 
So next time you grab a snack, try a small handful of almonds, or as Edwards says, "Any nut, really. While almonds are one of the better nuts, all of them have a similar nutritional profile and make excellent snacks. That research probably would have turned out similarly if they'd used walnuts or filberts or whatever."
Get more sleep. This may seem like the opposite of number 2, but the truth is is that you could be training too hard, which is about the quickest way to hit a weight loss plateau, because an over-trained body holds on to weight as if it were starving to death. There's no better way to test this than to try and sleep more. The reason is that your body recovers much more quickly from exercise while it's asleep, and if you're burning the midnight oil while trying to do INSANITY, you could easily plateau from lack of recovery time. 
 
In a recent study at the University of Chicago Medical School, researchers found that during a period when study participants were deprived of sleep, they metabolized glucose less effectively. Additionally, they had higher levels of the hormone cortisol, which has been shown to impair memory, increase insulin resistance, and slow recovery in athletes. 
 
"There's a good reason why five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx said, 'The Tour is won in bed,'" says Edwards. Your body's recovery response during deep sleep is only rivaled by performance-enhancing drugs. When you're on the borderline of overtraining, getting more sleep is the first thing anyone should try."
Relax. Believe it or not, the one big thing besides diet and exercise that can cause you to plateau is stress. 
 
When you're stressed, your body sends out higher levels of the hormone cortisol that, as stated in number 4, can encourage your body to hang on to fat. "Cortisol is actually a performance-enhancing hormone," says Edwards. "But it's gotten a bad rap because we've begun living our lives at too high a volume. Cortisol is released at times when the body is in an emergency state. It increases performance, but only over a short period of time. When cortisol is released and forced into action at regular intervals, it causes your body to wear down and switch to more drastic means of survival, like holding on to excess amounts of body fat. Your life shouldn't feel like one big emergency. As a society, we need to learn to be moretranquilo, as the Spanish say." 
 
We get stressed for many reasons, almost all of which are influenced by the society around us. One of the best ways to combat stress is to get some alone time to chill. If you're the type who can't let go, try some forced relaxation techniques, of which yoga seems to be one of the most effective. There's something special about the mind/body interaction of yoga that forces a relaxed state even from the most stressed of us. 
 
If you feel you need a lot of help, dig into an intense course, like P90X Yoga X. For others, something lighter, likeYoga Booty Ballet® Pure and Simple Yoga, will do the trick. If you're not into yoga, then consider at least adding some stretching into your schedule. Most of Beachbody's programs have at least one stretching session.TurboFire® even has two!
Now are you ready to break through that plateau?
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
11/6/12 7:05 PM as a reply to Rooskii.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I attempted to start Asylum Vol. 1 on top of my last 3 weeks of ChaLEAN Extreme. I was able to do two days of both. I was so sore and in pain. I realized I have to know my limits and know when it's too much. That's something that I really struggle with.

I wasn't able to give Asylum my full effort. I'd give myself a 6 out of 10. Maybe even a 5. If I can't give it my FULL effort, I feel like I should just wait until I can. So I'm going to give these last 3 weeks of ChaLEAN Extreme my all and see how the results go. Then start Les Mills Combat, and maybe hold off on Asylum until the New Year. Nothing wrong with that right? I'm an overachiever, but at some point I need to say no!

I'll let everyone know how the results go emoticon
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RE: It's Never Too Soon! Lets Get Motivated
11/14/12 9:31 PM as a reply to eccsoup.
I’m Starving: 5 Overlooked Causes Of Hunger
From Bodybuilding

Feeling famished on your diet? If so, you have probably considered boosting your fiber intake, adding protein, drinking plenty of water, and other classic strategies to help combat hunger.

But what if these strategies fail you? What do you do when you still have a hankering so intense, you struggle to focus on anything else?

That's when you need to take a look at your lifestyle and assess whether any of the following five issues may come into play.

1 - Excessive Low-Level Cardio
Multiple studies in recent years have suggested that cardiovascular exercise is an effective way to suppress and manage hunger.

One recent study suggested that appetite can be better controlled by exercise than by simple restraint-take note, dieters who struggle to say "no!" But if you're chained to the cardio machines for hours on end at a moderate intensity, it could send your hunger soaring.

A study of German cyclists found that their production of the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin rose significantly after a 120-minute low-to-moderate intensity exercise session, but not nearly so much after high-intensity workouts of any duration.

Other recent studies have reinforced the notion that high-intensity workouts don't dramatically stimulate appetite. If you're stuck on the moderate intensity cardio bandwagon and feeling ravenous, now might be the time to up the intensity.

Of course, not all cardio is the same. One recent study, for instance, suggested that swimming can have a tendency to stimulate appetite in the hours following exercise.

If you find yourself climbing out of the pool and racing for the bakery, consider mixing cross-training into your routine.

2 - Lack of Sleep
It's no secret that sleep deprivation can damage your workout performance and make for a miserable recovery period, but it may also influence how well you can stick to your diet plan.

A study in the Journal of Sleep Research found that a single night of sleep deprivation caused subjects' reported hunger levels and their appetite-stimulating ghrelin levels to rise drastically. Other studies have reported similar findings for subjects who slept poorly over multiple nights.

These studies suggest a simple relationship: The less you sleep, the more you put yourself at risk for uncontrollable hunger. You probably don't need an academic study to tell you that if you're feeling tired and cranky after a bad night's sleep, it's going to be hard to stay positive about a diet.

3 - The "See-Food" Diet
Speaking of temptation, a growing body of research suggests that exposure to delicious food increases cravings. Big surprise, right?

The food you see in pictures, on television/Internet commercials, or on your coworker's desk can create a feeling of hunger in you. Smell is another powerful hunger stimulant. If you walk into a room filled with the aroma of delicious food, don't be surprised if your stomach starts rumbling.

It's almost impossible to totally shield yourself from hunger-spiking "food porn," but if you're feeling famished, it's probably a good idea to try.

One recent study found that people who struggled with weight control in the past are especially susceptible to the temptation brought on by exposure to food. If that describes you, do your best to build a wall around you!

4 - Time of Day
Most of us have been conditioned to grow hungry at the typical meal times: in the morning after waking up, at midday, and in the early evening.

If you've switched over to a higher frequency meal plan, don't be surprised if you still experience some hunger when those old meal times hit.

This may be especially acute if those around you are eating, since hunger can be socially triggered.

If nostalgia for those three-squares-per-day impacts your ability to stick with your diet, then you may want to consider being flexible about your meal times and moving at least a couple of them in-line with the traditional times.

Your body will probably catch up to your new system with time, but you might feel a powerful hankering until it does!

5 - Drinking Your Food
High-protein, low-carb diets have been shown to help control hunger and increase feelings of post-meal satisfaction, but when it comes to suppressing hunger, how you get that protein still matters.

If your shaker bottle has taken the place of your knife and fork, take note: A pair of recent studies at the Nutrim School of Nutrition found that solid protein meals are more effective in suppressing hunger than similar liquid protein meals.

The subjects received the same nutritional benefits from nutrient shakes and chicken breasts, but the difference was after the shake, they still felt hungry.

So while those supplements may help you to reach your fitness goals, don't forget that they're supplementing food!
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