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Are you ready to get to work and have the body you've always wanted? We've got a new INSANITY motivational and support group starting on January 7, 2013. It's all about motivating each other and keeping each other accountable. I am telling you, IF YOU PUT IN THE WORK, YOU WILL SEE THE RESULTS! I did! In October 2010, I started INSANITY. At first, the weight just flew off my body. When it was all said and done, I lost 23 pounds by doing the workouts and eating sensibly. I am here to help you do both. Whether you need help in modifying your workout or a sensible nutritional plan, I am here for you. Take a look below, and let me know if you are READY TO HIT PLAY!!!

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.

JANUARY 7, 2013....STARRING YOU

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
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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:

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Thank you for visiting our thread and remember to KEEP PUSHING PLAY!!!!

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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 12:10 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
I'm ready, starting 12/31/12! Yup on New Year's Eve - I will forgo a few drinks on New year's eve, go to bed early, wake up early and do my day 2 workout!
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 12:18 PM as a reply to midgetgrl72280.
That is awesome! Good for you. Have you done it before? Keep me posted on your results--I've done it multiple times and the best feeling is your first few weeks doing it and the weight just flies off!!

Let me know if you have any questions on the workout or if you need help with nutrition tips. Happy New Year and Keep hitting play!emoticon
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 12:29 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
I'm starting next week and haven't ever done anything like it before, no real dieting or workout program. Just been really active playing sports. I was looking over the nutrition plan and the meals and since I'm low on money at the moment I was wondering how much I can expect to being spending while eating meals out of the elite nutrition guide? Also, I can't afford the results and recovery formula, and I understand the 4:1 carb to protein ratio, but what amount of carbs should I be eating after a workout, is it better to have say 20 carbs and 5g of protein or 40g carbs and 10g protein?
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 12:53 PM as a reply to EndersChosen.
Hey man-

I was the same way--played sports in high school and college and then some men's league stuff here and there. I started doing Insanity a couple years ago when I realized that I needed to pick it up a notch (AKA I was getting fat!), and it's the best workout out there, and it will help you out in athletics, too. Please, don't hesitate to ask me any questions about the program. You can even join our group if you want.

As far as the nutrition goes, I guess it all depends on what you're looking to do? Tone up? Add some muscle weight? Talk to me about your goals and I will point you in the right direction, my friend.

Best,
Chris
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 1:09 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
I just started doing insanity today, I have done nothing like this before, but I REALLY want to change my body and just be a much fitter person... university has left me with a lot more pounds on the scale than I started with!

Would be fab to join this group as I'm sure I will be in some need of help pretty soon! The nutrition stuff can be a bit confusing. I was wondering if using protein shakes are worth doing (I can't use the shakeology stuff since I'm from the UK)?

Thanks,
Han
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 1:11 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
Alright count me in. My Insanity package should arrive 12/31 I've never done a program like this one. My name is Jessica, I'm wanting to loose roughly 40 lbs after having my daughter almost 3 years ago I'm in dire need to get this show on the road. I joined a gym and I was doing pretty awesome with group classes about 5x a week but recently moved to a very remote city and no gym within 30 minutes driving distance.
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 1:11 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
I'm ready, excited, anxious, nervous and a little overwhelmed all together. Jan 7 is the day I chose to start the program because I've been sick for the last two weeks. I have to lose 3-4 pant sizes by the end of the month. Sounds like a lot but its not. By the end of 60 days I want to have lost at least 30 lbs. 530 am is going to be rough for the first week, but its the only time I have to fit in my daily schedule where its about me and I have nothing or no one to distract me. Hoping my husband will work out with me at that time ;)
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 1:35 PM as a reply to HL2441.
I think I'll start it when I get it, just to get a good idea, but I'm fine with January 7th. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling the best, I hope you get better soon so that you can start shredding away at some Insanity with us! I'm going for 40 lbs in round 1 of Insanity, I hope I can do it. I like to set my goals a little higher than I should cause I'll push myself more for them. My husband is a bit of a light sleeper so I'll be doing mine more around noon Mountain time USA.
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 2:15 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
Yes...I am ready! I just received Insanity for Christmas and I am ready to start. I hope this group will motivate me till the end emoticon
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/28/12 3:10 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
I am defintely ready for January 7th :-) This will be my second time doing insanity the first time I got threw the first month and I lost about 9 pounds but a whole of inches, but then personal things got in the way and I just stopped doing insanity. Now its time for the determination again and I am sooo ready to be fit before the summer season again. Bring on insanity!
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
new job air force retiree
12/28/12 7:54 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
After seeing the results my colleague Becca was achieving with Insanity, I decided to give it a shot. I'm just finishing off a 20-year Air Force career and starting a new career in January as a civilian. Even though we "PT" a lot in Air Force Special Operations, the reality is that flying 3 nights a week (and thus sleeping during the day half the week) really messes with my biorhythm, makes it difficult to find time to workout, and contributes to bad caffeine and sugar habits. With my new life (and new wardrobe!) I want to make up for the last few years and improve my fitness. Got my DVDs for Christmas, and ready to roll. Incidentally, 7 Jan is also my first day on the new job - orientation day.
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/29/12 9:01 AM as a reply to Samsound.
Wow! CoachG - Great information and it looks like a super motivated group! As you move into 2013. Keep these words in mind! Good Luck to all of you!!!!

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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/29/12 12:06 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
Hey all!

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply, but I didn't have access to my computer last night or this morning (I need to download the iphone app!). I LOVE seeing the enthusiasm in this thread and can't wait to get started!! If we aren't buddies already, I've sent you all a buddy request, so if you have any questions you want to personally ask, just fire away.

As far as everyone's goals, they are definitely within reach if we put in the work. Like I've said before, I've personally seen the results on myself and from friends and co-workers of all ages...not to mention people I've made friends with by being a coach with team beachbody. LETS DO THIS!!!

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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/29/12 12:36 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
So what's everyone doing to prepare themelves for January 7th? Even though we're not starting the program until then, we should already be fueling our bodies for the grind to come!!!

Make sure you are consuming foods that are high in protein and watch the calories. Remember--your body can not process more than 500 calories at a time and it stores as fat, so 5 or 6 smaller meals during the day is ideal. Depending on how much I'm working out, I like to keep my meals between 350-400 calories and then have smaller snacks between meals.

Here's what I did to fuel my body today

Breakfast: Glass of chocolate shakeology (mixed with low fat milk instead of water)

Mid-morning snack: One honey wheat english muffin topped with chive cottage cheese
Hint: If you've never had cottage cheese, it is really good! It's low in calories and is a great source of protein

Lunch: Turkey Salad Sandwich (leftover from Christmas!)Instead of using mayonaise (fat) to make the turkey salad, I mixed it in roasted red pepper hummus. I added some lettuce and green peppers and slapped it between two pieces of Pepperidge Farm 100% whole weat, whole grain bread. Delish!

I'm about to have another snack...I'm thinking Triscuits and hummus, unless one of you has a better idea. What kind of snacks do you guys like to hold you over and keep your metabolism high?

All my best,
Chris
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/29/12 12:57 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
Hi... I just received my Insanity package today. My goal is to get started January 1st. I am really nervous and excited about doing this. I'm finishing up the coursework of a doctoral program, working full time for an agency, and am also in private practice. I am thinking I will need to get up early in the morning to do this. Several of years sitting with my laptop in my lap studying has drastically slowed down my metabolism and so I am looking to lose 25 lbs and 3 pants sizes. My other challenge is trying to figure out how I should eat. Low carbs, protein? I don't know. I hope to gain this insight on this team. So... I'm ready!!
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/29/12 1:08 PM as a reply to CoachG33.
I mix lowfat Cottage Cheese with Sugar Free Jello mix (powder)......a sprinkle of that is GREAT on Cottage Cheese.......kinda like eating a desert emoticon I like the Strawberry flavor.
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/29/12 1:11 PM as a reply to simonmom.
I weighed and measured today and took a before picture (very depressing)...then I made out my grocery list (very easy since I am doing the Beachbody program....it makes one for you once you select the meals).
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/29/12 1:49 PM as a reply to SavvyJB.
SavvyJB:
Hi... I just received my Insanity package today. My goal is to get started January 1st. I am really nervous and excited about doing this. I'm finishing up the coursework of a doctoral program, working full time for an agency, and am also in private practice. I am thinking I will need to get up early in the morning to do this. Several of years sitting with my laptop in my lap studying has drastically slowed down my metabolism and so I am looking to lose 25 lbs and 3 pants sizes. My other challenge is trying to figure out how I should eat. Low carbs, protein? I don't know. I hope to gain this insight on this team. So... I'm ready!!


Speaking from experience, 25 lbs is definitely attainable--I lost 23! Seems like you have a lot going on, but just remember that this workout is only 4% of your day!! You'll have far more energy once you get started, that's for sure. As far as the nutrition, my two big things are watching the calories and eating foods that are rich in protein. You will probably need to eat more than you usually do while you are doing this program, because you are burning more calories. The most important thing is to start by having a breakfast that is high in protein (it keeps you from feeling hungry and "binge eating" later in the day).

Most mornings, I either have an english muffin (topped with chive cottage cheese), a banana and a glass of low fat milk OR I just have my chocolate Shakeology drink if I'm in a rush. Make sure you bring snacks for mid-morning to have while you're at work. Snacks like almonds or crackers (triscuits are healthy) with hummus usually work for me. Just take the time to read the nutritional facts before you eat something. If you have a question about a favorite meal, or something you get at your locat sandwich shop, just let me know what it is and I'll figure out how many calories your taking in.
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RE: New INSANITY group--Jan 7, 2013!
12/29/12 1:55 PM as a reply to simonmom.
simonmom:
I weighed and measured today and took a before picture (very depressing)...then I made out my grocery list (very easy since I am doing the Beachbody program....it makes one for you once you select the meals).


It's OK--it might be embarassing now, but that picture is what will keep you motivated through each day! Just think, in a couple of months, you'll be taking another picture where you're looking lean and mean!!!!
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