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Not a Resolution, it's a Revolution, 2013 let's see how far you can go
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ARE YOU READY TO ENGAGE YOURSELF FOR 30/60/90 DAYS??

Do you need a coach who will push you and encourage you? Doesn't matter if you're doing P90X, X2, Insanity, Asylum, TurboFire, Chalene Extreme - the challenges are the same and I can help you conquer all of them.

Throw away all excuses and doubts! Instead decide to make a change! Commit to that change! Continue to challenge yourself to succeed! You can do this. I am here to help you along the way. So dig deep and together we will cross the finish line!

I've completed P90X, a P90X/P90X+ hybrid, Insanity, P90X2, Asylum and TurboFire. I've improved my health, dropped 30 pounds, lowered my cholesterol 40 points and look and feel better at 49 than I have at any time in my adult life. I'm currently doing a hybrid of all my programs and can help you with a program or setting up a plan of your own
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PLEASE READ!!

GOALS
Why are you doing this? Is it to loss 5 to 10 pounds, is it to impress someone, or is it to change your life? This is a life changing program and it is totally worth it and everything worthwhile is worth working for. To make sure that you get these life changes you should read through the Fitness and Nutrition guides to help you understand the steps necessary. Whatever your goals are now, I urge you to consider this a lifetime change, not just a 90 day challenge. Make fitness part of your life and you will forever be thankful and you will be a better partner, parent, person and be around for the ones you love. Make your GOALS SMART:

S = Specific "I want to lose weight," is not very specific. How about: "I am going to lose 15 pounds or 2 pants or dress sizes."

M = Measurable Anything that you can measure.

A = Attainable Is it possible to attain your goal? Don't go overboard, but don't go too easy either.

R = Realistic Related to Attainable, ha to be something you can do. Are you looking to lift a cretain weight, run a faster mile or just not get out of breath tying your shoes.

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!!!!

Nutrition
If you want great results, then consider nutrition half of the battle. Nutrition plays a major role in how we reach our goals. Read the nutrition guide and follow the plan. You can prepare week by week or whole month at a time.

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Motivation
Nothing is more important than motivation. Times will get tough and there are going to be days that you feel like you cannot get up or you feel too tired at night to workout. This is where your coach and these boards help out. By joining this thread you will find like minded people that will push you and look for help from you to be pushed. This is a 90 day program and it helps to have not just your coach in your corner but a whole team ready to cheer you on and waiting for you to cheer them on.

Also Track your accomplishments:
• Take your measurements
• Take your before and after pictures
• Use the Worksheets

I can't stress this part enough. It REALLY helps to see your progress! Get those measurements and pictures. You don’t have to share your pictures but the motivation that it provides to others is invaluable as you will see when others post their pictures. Take a look at these videos to help you get your photos and measurements right.

How to video your transformation

How to take your measurements

Workouts
WARNING: I know the first week of P90X was ROUGH for me and I assume it will be for you. Fight your way through, do your best and things will get easier and better with time. Do your best and do what you can do, that's all you can ask for. As Tony says, "Do your best and forget the rest".

Pre-Workout
All the workouts are intense! You need the right fuel to “Bring It!” and a pre-workout meal about an hour before is important. But be warned if you workout too close to the pre-workout meal you may lose it.

If you workout first thing in the morning, you can skip the meal but you may want to include a 1/3 of your recovery drink in to your water to make sure that you have enough energy to get through your workouts or 1/2 a banana or try the Energy and Endurance for that extra push.

Post Workout:
One of the most important parts of any exercise routine is a recovery drink. I cannot stress how important this is. By adding a recovery drink immediately after your workout you will significantly decrease the amount of soreness you will experience while recovering from your workouts. Plus it replaces vital nutrients that you burned during your workout and prevents muscle damage. The P90X Recovery Drink is a very good product and I highly recommend it. Aside from the proper 4:1 Carbsemoticonrotein ratio, it has Creatine and L-Glutamine which both help your muscles replenish and rebuild.

Lastly post your Accountability Daily.
The message boards are a great way to meet others that are going through what you are going through and it helps stay accountable and motivated! Everyone comes from different backgrounds and will be able to share tips and information that has helped them and could help you as well. The boards helped me tremendously through my first round of P90X and I can tell you if we can get a group to stick through this together, we will all be better for it.

I look forward to getting to know you. I’ve met many great people in my time here and look forward to meeting more. Personally I'm going to do the program with a few twists, but for the most part will be following the P90X Classic format. I started on the 15th as I like to have Friday as the rest day. Let's all do this together.
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Wow coach!!! There is so much awesome information in here!! Join this group if you want that motivation you're looking for!! You will get it for sure with this guy! emoticon

Brandon
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RE: Not a Resolution, it's a Revolution, 2013 let's see how far y
12/30/12 11:42 AM as a reply to BrandonFlynn.
Not a resolution, but a revolution! You're so right, coach. This summer in Key West And Cozumel are going to bring a new meaning to the words "beach body" for me. I'm sticking with it. Just press play and you WILL see results. This coach will help you.
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Brandon - Thanks for the support. Your whole perspective changes when you make it a lifestyle not just a resolution or a vacation plan.

Vanessa - Thanks for the support and I know you're doing an excellent job reaching your goals.
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Larry: You are absolutely right! What I like to say is, "See it as something you NEED to do, rather than something that you WANT to do."
But it helps if you want to do it as well! emoticon

Brandon
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RE: Not a Resolution, it's a Revolution, 2013 let's see how far y
12/30/12 3:50 PM as a reply to BrandonFlynn.
Coach Larry: OOOOHHHHH Yeah 2013 Here we come by force!!! The new year better look out cus Coach Larry is leading the "Revolution"!!!

Way to prep for the new year buddy, Let's do this!

Bring It!!!!!!!!


Rob
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Brandon - That's the rub, in a way you want to do it, but some days it doesn't feel that way. Of course that;s the beauty of the thread, a group of people on a jouney together going through the same ups and downs and helping each other.

Poppy - Thanks for the support and 2013 is looking to be a good one for those that will open their eyes and see the light. Thanks for coming by.
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Good morning Team ENGAGE, Happy New Year's Eve. On day's off (yes I'm off today), I like to workout first thing, but with this stuffed head, I'm not ready yet. Maybe later I'll feel better. Taking my daughter to see Jeff Dunham at a 3:00 show. It was her birthday present and she thinks he's hysterical. I also like him so it will be good, just wish I felt better.

Who's getting ready to start 2013 off with a new program? P90X, Insanity, Les Mills Combat, TurboFire? Bring it here and let's all go together.

I saw this quote today and thought it was a good one, hope you enjoy and let's all write a great book this year.

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
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RE: Not a Resolution, it's a Revolution, 2013 let's see how far y
12/31/12 8:28 AM as a reply to CoachLarryM.
Hey coach...great thread starting here for those looking for accountability and a great support system!

--Mike
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Thanks Mike, just trying to keep the momentum going and pay it forward.
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Under the EAT SMART tab on this site is a button for Michi's Ladder, that is a good guideline for the best foods to eat. In addition here are some food tips to get PROTEIN

Chicken Breast without skin
Turkey Breast fillets
Eggs/Egg Whites
Bison/Deer Meat
White meats Pork, Lamb great sources of protein
93% and up lean beef (ground beef, roast beef, london broil)
Fish (tuna, salmon, talipa, shrimp, etc.)
Low Fat cottage cheese (Dairy products kept to a minimum)
Whey Protein (Try to only have Post-workout, you don't want a ton of
shakes a day, real solid food is much better then liquid shakes
especially for those skinnier guy's, those needing to lose weight can do more shakes)
Casein Protein (Bedtime ONLY, take with an essential fat Ex. Casein
Protein w/ Flax Seed Oil or Natural Peanut Butter)

FIBROUS CARBOHYDRATES (These are the types of carbs you should consume)Brown Rice
Wheat Products
Wheat Breads (not enriched type, whole wheat only),
Wheat Cereals and wholemeal products

Vegetables High in Fiber
Beans, Green beans,
broccoli,
courgettes,
carrots,
cauliflower
Sweet Potatoes, Yams,
spinach, cabbage
Salads, cucumber, lettuce, celery, etc.
Oats (Only all natural steel cut/rolled oats)
Black Beans
Pinto Beans
Rice Cakes

STARCHY & PROCESSED CARBS (best avoided)
White Bread
White Rice
Pastas
Snack Bars, bagels, muffins etc. (Avoid)

Good Essential FatsAlmonds
Avocado
Peanut Butter (PB2, Naturally More, or Natural)
Udo's Choice (look it up! It's perfect for your fat needs!)
Cashews
Extra virgin olive oil
Fish Oil
Mixed Nuts
*Note* You want nuts, almonds, cashews, etc. without salt. Raw is best

Check ingredients!
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RE: Not a Resolution, it's a Revolution, 2013 let's see how far y
1/1/13 7:30 AM as a reply to CoachLarryM.
Good morning Team ENGAGE, Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone is ready to rock out 2013. Sinus infection still has me. It's worst in the morning when I first wake up, so maybe later I'll get something in.

This seemed like a fitting New Year's motivation as many people look to start at New Year's because they've quit before.
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Coach:
I'm the same way with my allergies, and when I get a cold. It's worse in the morning, but as the day progresses I feel better!

Like the motivational pic! emoticon

Brandon
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RE: Not a Resolution, it's a Revolution, 2013 let's see how far y
1/1/13 2:25 PM as a reply to BrandonFlynn.
Accountability P90X2 V-Sculpt - I thought I felt good enough to do a disc. Rather than go do a disc that wasn't too strenuous, I pulled this alternate P90X2 disc out that I had only done once, barely remember, and the only thing I remembered was there was band moves that I didn't do last time because I never used the bands yet (I tried to do them with weights, but you can't get the same position or burn on some). So first the move people have discussed here recently where you're in a plank with dumbells and do rows has a variation on this disc called a med-ball renegade row. In plank, one hand is on a med ball, the other is on the dumbbell and you do rows, then switch sides. Also a medball renegade curl, same move with curls instead of rows. There are crazy stability ball moves, including stability ball lawnmowers. Bent over, one forearm on stability ball and doing lawnmowers. Plus an assortment of crazy pullups. When I started the disc, my chest was heavy and breathe was hard. I didn't max out weight or reps, but had a good workout and tried to make sure I didn't overdo it.

Brandon - I don't have allergies, my daughter was kind enough to share her sinus infection with me. I'm battling it, but it's hitting me.

I'll try to check in later. Feel OK after the workout, time to rest though, still need to get better.
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