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Join me in JANUARY and we will become INSANIACS together!
Welcome Beachbody enthusiasts.




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 are starting a group of INSANIACS who will be working out using Insanity.

STARTING THE 2ND WEEK OF JANUARY.


We have done multiple rounds of Insanity 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.

Whether it's your first time, second time trying, or you have completed Insanity 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 Insanity 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. 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, "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.

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

Beachbody Results and Recovery Formula - Studies show that with proper nutrition during the first hour following exercise you can increase your body's ability to recover more than 100%. Beachbody's Results and Recovery Formula combines the proper nutrients into this state-of-the-art, great tasting, body-shaping cocktail that's guaranteed to take your results to the next level.

Whey Protein - 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.
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 Insanity. It is 60 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 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.

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.
Any and all product names referenced within this thread, testimonials, or blog posts are copyrighted and trademarked by their respective owners. None of these owners have sponsored, authorized, endorsed, or approved this website, videos, testimonials, or blog.
Always read all information provided by the manufacturers’ product labels before using their products. Neither this thread nor the authors of testimonials, or blog posts are responsible for claims made by product manufacturers.
The statements made within this thread, testimonials, or blog posts have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.


Thank you for visiting our thread and remember to KEEP PUSHING PLAY!!!!
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RE: Join me in JANUARY and we will become INSANIACS together!
12/27/12 7:04 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
Great words of motivation, coach! I can't wait to get this started!!!!
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RE: Join me in JANUARY and we will become INSANIACS together!
12/28/12 12:25 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
Welcome Beachbody enthusiasts.






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. 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.

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. 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, "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

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 Sheets

P90X Plus Worksheets

P90X2 Workout Sheets

Insanity: The Asylum Workout Sheets

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

P90X/P90X Plus 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.
Any and all product names referenced within this thread, testimonials, or blog posts are copyrighted and trademarked by their respective owners. None of these owners have sponsored, authorized, endorsed, or approved this website, videos, testimonials, or blog.
Always read all information provided by the manufacturers’ product labels before using their products. Neither this thread nor the authors of testimonials, or blog posts are responsible for claims made by product manufacturers.
The statements made within this thread, testimonials, or blog posts have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Thank you for visiting our thread and remember to KEEP PUSHING PLAY!!!!
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RE: Join me in JANUARY and we will become INSANIACS together!
12/28/12 10:26 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
This is going to be an incredibly motivating thread!!! Thanks Coach Chris!!! Lots of great information and if you're ready to DIG DEEP IN THE NEW YEAR... this is definitely the place to be ... emoticon
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