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11/18/12 12:25 PM
Are you struggling to take that remote and press play? Maybe you need some extra support, or have some unanswered questions. Maybe you just need someone to hold you accountable with your actions and decisions towards your fitness and nutrition goals. Whatever the case, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

Before we get started, I wanted to let you know I started my first round of Insanity on Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2012.

You may stumble upon some bumps in the road, just as I did, but always keep pushing forward. No matter how many barricades you come across, never give up. Failure isn't falling down. Failure isn't getting back up. So get on your feet, press play, BRING IT, and Dig Deeper!

I want to know, are you ready to get committed for the next 30, 60, or 90 days of your life? Hold on, don't stop there, keep going, think about that ultimate beach body you've always wanted. Join us, and we will get you there!

So again, why should you join this group you ask? Because motivation and accountability are essential to getting you to where you want to be. Sharing your experiences in a thread like this will not only help motivate, but inspire you as well through your fitness journey.

Exercise + Nutrition + Motivation = SUCCESS.

Now, are you ready to do this? Are you ready to commit to the next 90 days of your life of a life changing event? Come and join in, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. I will help you get there!

Before you begin, here are a few items for you to review.

Equipment

Dumbbells: You can begin with the standard dumbbells from Wal-Mart or any other retailers all the way to the Bowflex Select-Tech 552 dumbbells. Powerblocks are also an option. However, I personally like to use the standard dumbbells that I find at my local Wal-Mart.

Resistance Bands: These are an affordable alternative to Dumbbells. These allow for easier storage. Better for on the go. Don’t go cheap on these. Buy quality bands to avoid breakage such as the bands you can find on Team Beachbody.

Chin-Up Bar: You can find these at Wal-Mart, Amazon, etc.

In addition for p90x2:

Medicine Balls: Two 4 pound medicine balls should suffice. You have the option of using other balls, such as basketballs, but once you use the medicine ball you may want to stick with it.

Stability Ball: 55 or 65cm depending on your size. 5'0” to 5'7”, 55, and 5'8” to 6'3”, 65. Other sizes are available for people out of those ranges. These are available at practically any store out there.

Foam Roller: Assists with relief of muscle and joint pain. Many varieties available out there. Have seen these sold on the Beachbody site or anywhere online that sells yoga or exercise equipment.

Optional

Push Up Bars: Totally optional. Some of you may experience some wrist pain from the push ups. If you do, the bars will eliminate that. These can be found at Wal-Mart or Amazon. The Power Stands are also available through Team Beachbody.

Yoga Mat: All retailers have these. Just need something for a little cushion.

Yoga Blocks: If you are not the most flexible, these will assist you in your stretches. On the other side of things, if you are very flexible, the blocks will help enhance some of your stretches.

Additional Nutritional Supplements

Shakeology: ‘The Healthiest Meal of the Day’. One glass a day of this delivers ultra-premium nutrition and contains numerous super foods. Replace one meal a day with Shakeology to increase energy, reduce cravings, lose weight, and improve digestion. It’s only 150 calories and tastes great. Flavors include Chocolate, Strawberry and Greenberry. There are many recipes out there as well to change things up. Interested in trying this? Message me and we can talk about sending you a free sample.

Whey Protein: You may find that you may need to add this supplement in order to get the protein you need in some of the phases in the P90X nutrition. Whey protein use is helpful before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles. This can be purchased through Beachbody or at numerous retailers.

Recovery drink: Tony and Shaun T talk about this constantly. It really is an important part of your post workout nutrition. It provides the carbs and protein your body needs for recovery. It will help to eliminate soreness and muscle fatigue. Make sure the carb:protein ratio is 4:1 like the P90X Results and Recovery Formula.

Nutrition

Your nutrition is not to be ignored, as it play a vital role in your fitness journey. Read through your P90X guide that was provided with your DVD kit. Feel free to share any tips and recipes you may have on this thread to help others. For many, this can be a very challenging part of your fitness journey. If you have any questions in the general area, please feel free to send me a message, or post it on this thread.

Water - Drink your water. You should drink anywhere from 8 to 10 (8 oz/250 ml) glasses per day. Water will help replenish and hydrate your body, especially through intense workout programs such as P90X, Insanity, and TurboFire.

Vegetables and Fruits - Getting the nutrients your body needs will not only give you a more enjoyable life, but will prevent any health issues from occuring such as Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, etc. These nutrients are also building blocks to your success in the results you are looking to find.

Avoid Junk Food - Junk food will not help you get the results you want. Junk foods such as Ice Cream, Pizza, Hamburgers, Chocolate Bars, etc., are all high in fat, sugar, sodium, etc., which can cause a lot of health issues.

Goals

Use the SMART Acronym

S = Specific. Not ‘I want to lose some weight’. Instead, how about ‘ I want to lose 15 pounds’.
M = Measureable. Make sure the goal you set is something you can easily measure and accomplish.
A = Attainable. Make sure the goal you are setting is realistic. Don’t go too easy, just make sure it is something within your reach in a 90 day time frame.
R = Realistic. Keep it real. Make sure it is attainable. Make sure it is challenging.
T = Time Limited. We’ve already made that one easy. 90 DAYS!

Before You Start

Take before and after photos. The P90X guide explains this in full detail. Make sure you get front shots, side shots, back shots and muscle flexing shots. You want to make sure you can visually see your progress. You will also take shots during days 30, 60, and 90.
Take measurements as outlined in your guide. This will provide you with additional information on your progress.

Take the fit test associated with your program and write it down. This is essential in judging your fitness level and tracking improvement.

After You Have Started

Track your progress. Use the worksheets to track reps, weights, and write down whether you need to increase or decrease weights.

Below is a link to the Workout Worksheets.

Workout Worksheets

Tracking Your Nutrition

Keeping a journal of when and what you eat will help keep track of all your calories, protein, carbs, fats, etc. MyFitnessPal, Livestrong, etc. all will provide assistance for you. All of the apps sync to their particular websites so that you have everything well documented. Calorie count is critical for your goals and is emphasized in all of the Beachbody nutrition books. Log your meals and see if you are where you need to be. These programs can also be very helpful when eating out in order to find out if the food you are ordering falls into the guidelines of the fitness program.

Well – that about sums it up. Lots of information here. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have.

Who is with me? Let’s do this! BRING IT!

Disclaimer:

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Hey Andrew!

Thread looks great! Looking forward to some motivation through the holidays. (Lots of temptations out there!! emoticon )

Lets BRING IT!
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Great information on this thread! I'm looking forward to stopping by frequently for support. With all the sweets and treats floating around at this time of year...I need all the help I can get! emoticon

KPP!!!
Kristin
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Thanks Jason and Kristen!

Caught up with the workouts. Core Synergistics complete today. Now to get ready for Phase 3 of P90X tomorrow!

So whatta Y'all say we Bring It eh?

Keep Pushing Play!

- Andrew
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I'm psyched for Chest/Back/Triceps tonight!!! I kind of sort of pulled a muscle in my neck last night while cleaning out a closet. ARGH! Going to see how it goes tonight with the push ups. If I'm in too much pain I'll just run on my treadmill instead.

Hope you all are having a great day!!

KPP!
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Kristen,

Be careful with that neck. Your starting to sound like me LOL. Anyway, of course you are a coach so you know how to listen to your body. As for me, been MIA past couple of days, but I am BACK! Doing a double today to catch up to the workouts I have missed. Everyone else...

BRING IT!

- Andrew
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Hi Coach Andrew!

Neck is back to normal. Yoga X2 helped a lot. emoticon

My current "issue" is nutrition. I had to bake some cookies for a bake sale this morning....the whole house smelled wonderful. Cinnamon oatmeal cookies. ARGH!!!! So tempting. So I LEFT the house, grabbed the leash and took our dog for a hike! Totally helped. I had to exhibit quite a bit of self control to avoid eating something that I'd totally regret later!! I've posted a picture for some motivation to others!

Hope you're having a great day! Legs workout coming up shortly for me!

BRING IT!
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Hey thanks Kristen! Need the motivation emoticon

Glad to hear you neck is back to normal! As for nutrition, I have that same problem. Fell off the nutrition wagon today, but I'll just climb back on even stronger! As for tomorrow, doing a repeat week so it's back to Chest & Back along with some Ab Ripper X!

BRIG IT EVERYONE!

- Andrew
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Reporting in! Repeating week 1 of Phase 3 this evening. Chest & Back, I'm ready to BRING IT! I'll post back here to let you all know how it went emoticon

Keep Pushing Play!

- Andrew
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Chest & Back along side with some Ab Ripper X complete! I exploded in todays workout, did not give up so easily, and I feel GREAT! Just about to have some R&R, and looking forward to tomorrow's workout.

BRING IT!

- Andrew
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Missed Plyometrics yesterday due to lack of time but will somehow fit it in later this week. Shoulders & Arms is yet to come tonight, looking forward to the BURN! I'm gonna shred it to pieces!

BRING IT!

- Andrew
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Hey there Coach Andrew!!!!

Great thread you started. I will be popping in from time to time to post things if that is ok...

John
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Sounds good to me, thanks for stopping by emoticon

- Andrew
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Did a 10k brisk walk/jog today for that bit of cardio. It was tough, especially for a newbie runner like me, but fun at the same time. Monday I'll be starting Insanity, who is with me? What program are you doing?

Dig Deeper!

- Andrew
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Andrew - Thread is looking good!

Insanity - Get Ready to DIG DEEPER! That program Rocks! Looking forward to seeing your full report!!

Jason
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Holy crap! Insanity Fit Test is NOT what I had expected... It's MORE than I expected. Just the warm up alone is a workout. P90X's Plyometrics has NOTHING on Insanity's Fit Test haha. I done just as much work on a half hour DVD as I did on Plyometrics. Half way through, I realized I am Insane! Anyway, here are my Fit Test 1 results.

Switch Kicks: 60
Power Jacks: 30
Power Knees: 60
Power Jumps: 20
Globe Jumps: 4
Suicide Jumps: 5
Push-up Jacks: 15
Low Plank Oblique: 40
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I'm gonna die! Haha... Plyometric Cardio Circuit complete on Day 2. Today's workout made me come to realization that P90X has NOTHING on Insanity. If you don't hear from me tomorrow, it's cause Shaun T. killed me haha. Good workout today though, took lots of breaks but still pushed through. I think my cardio needs to be worked on the most, glad I picked Insanity. That is all for now emoticon

Dig Deeper!

- Andrew
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Day 5, INSANITY'S Pure Cardio in the books. Great workout, but still struggling... It's TOUGH!

Keep Digging Deep Everyone!

- Andrew
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