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Calling Insaniacs Who are DIGGING DEEP and Making 2013 YOUR YEAR!
Are you ready to dig deep? And get INSANE results? If so you have come to the right place. This group is made up of some very motivated and inspirational people; people who care about not only their success but yours as well. We are all on our individual personal fitness journeys but we have one thing in common. We DECIDED to COMMIT to our GOALS!

Right now you may be asking yourself. Can I get the results those others who have done the INSANITY® program got? The answer is YES! They say that the INSANITY® workout might just be the hardest fitness program ever put on DVD. Right now you may be asking yourself. Can I do the INSANITY® workout in the shape I am in? The answer is YES!

When you stick with our group you will learn HOW to get those INSANE results. We will teach you HOW to modify the program so you can get through it regardless of the shape you’re in.

With our help you find out what happens when you get your mind out of the way and push your body to an intensity level you thought was reserved for elite athletes.

We will do this using the simple formula for success. That formula is:


Before you begin you are going to need to do a few things.

First – GET YOUR MIND RIGHT. There is no “CAN’T” in your vocabulary anymore! There is no “FAIL” in your vocabulary anymore. Those two words DO NOT exist anymore in your vocabulary. Those two words will be replaced with “CAN” and “SUCCEED!”

Second - READ over all the materials that came with INSANITY®.

The "Elite Nutrition" plan that comes with the Insanity program discusses the importance of getting sufficient calories each day to support the rigorous workout routine. Use the formula contained in the fitness guide to determine the right amount of calories you will need to get through the program.

If you are having trouble figuring out your calories, ask me and I will be glad to assist you in determining the right amount of calories you will need to properly fuel your body during the next 60 days of INSANITY®.

Third – obtain the proper EQUIPMENT. No we are not talking about weights; we are talking about foot wear.


Shoes - The biggest mistake people make when they start any exercise program, is just reaching into the closet and pulling out an old pair of sneakers. Doing this is going to cause injury! A good pair of cross-trainers will do your feet good... To choose a good cross-trainer, you want to look for the following:

A firm heel
Good support (you shouldn’t be able to bend the shoe too easily)
Light weight (you don’t want to add a lot of pounds to your feet)

There are some optional pieces of equipment you may want to get.

Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) - One of the secrets to optimal fitness isn't just the amount of exercise you get. It's the intensity level of that exercise. The more intense the exercise, the more calories you burn. Getting your body into the proper fitness zone will allow you to reach your personal fitness goals faster. A good heart rate monitor (HRM) is a useful tool to find the proper fitness zone.

If you are having trouble finding a good heart rate monitor, ask us and we will be glad to assist you in finding a good quality HRM.

Nutrition, Nutrition, 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.

Optional Nutritional Supplement

Post Workout Nutritional Supplement - Post workout or post exercise is the period immediately after your workout or race. This period is often considered the critical 2 hours post exercise when your body craves and is very receptive to nutrition and supplementation. Properly re-hydrating, building your glycogen stores, and replenishing your nutrients immediately after exercise will help you recovery much faster and reduce muscle soreness. This will enable you to train harder and more frequently without accumulating excessive fatigue that you carry from one workout to the next. The optimal ratio is 4:1; which is 4 grams of carbohydrates to every 1 gram of protein.

If you are having trouble finding a good post workout nutritional supplement, ask us and we will be glad to assist you in finding a good quality post workout nutritional supplement. There are many on the market and we have tried a lot of them.

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.

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.

Now that you got the proper equipment and nutritional requirements out of the way. What next?


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!!!!


You will want to take a before photograph of yourself along with writing down your before measurements. At 30 and 60 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 on Day 1. This will give you a foundation to judge your fitness level. Having this foundation will help you get through the workout programs.


Unlike P90X, Insanity does NOT have workout sheets. Instead you can track your own reps, etc., or just remember mental notesif the workout was too easy, too hard, or just right, did you need a break, etc.


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 Insanity program. You could seriously damage your progress by ordering something that is high in calories and fat.


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.

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.


One of the most important part of any exercise routine is the recovery period. Rest and recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. Your 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 showed 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!!!!!

Coming very very soon - our own Facebook page to make talking to each other that much easier.

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

Let's do this together!
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Great information coach!!!!! You are certainly ready to rock it once again!!!!!

Coach Frank
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RE: Calling Insaniacs Who are DIGGING DEEP and Making 2013 YOUR YEAR!
1/7/13 11:29 AM as a reply to CoachNicoleG.
Today I completed Max Cardio Conditioning! It is an amazing workout - one of my favorites!

This program has truly been a body changer for me and I can't wait to start another round of this.
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Who wants to accept the challenge to make 2013 YOUR year?!?!? I can not wait!

Lets do this together!
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Hi Nicole I started my Insanity challenge on 1/7/13. I am 5"2 and out of shape! my stomach is my biggest problem. I am on day 3 and I am so sore from yesterday but I am going to hit play! I am committed to finishing this and I know that I just have to stick with it, I have been doing the nutrition part for about a week and I have been sticking to about 1100 calories and using my mobile app to track my water intake and calories which has been a big help. I would like to lose about 3 sizes not so much the weight because I have weighed more in the past but was fit. So here's to 2013:emoticon
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RE: Calling Insaniacs Who are DIGGING DEEP and Making 2013 YOUR YEAR!
1/10/13 7:34 AM as a reply to CoachNicoleG.
Hello Loca2!

Welcome to the Insanity program! Lets to this together!

Is 1,100 calories enough for you? It sounds like a low number when you are doing such a high intensity workout program. Be sure that you are eating enough to fuel your body properly. Nutrition has always been what I struggle with the most. I was actually eating too few calories for the first couple months, and finally listened to my coach and increased my calories by 200 per day and the weight began dropping.

3 sizes are totally doable! I started at a tight 10 to lose 12, and am now wearing a lose 8! The scale hasn't moved much but my clothes continue to fit looser and looser so I know its that I'm building muscle.

Also, be sure you take your starting pictures! They are great to look back at on day 30 and 60 and see the awesome changes!!!!

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RE: Calling Insaniacs Who are DIGGING DEEP and Making 2013 YOUR YEAR!
1/14/13 5:34 AM as a reply to CoachNicoleG.
After catching my kids' flu I am finally back up and at 'em! Ready to start week 8 of Insanity today with the Fit Test and Max Interval Circuit.
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RE: Calling Insaniacs Who are DIGGING DEEP and Making 2013 YOUR YEAR!
1/16/13 6:18 AM as a reply to CoachNicoleG.
Half way thru week 8! Feels amazing! And really pushing myself harder. The results are proof! emoticon

Lets stick with is in 2013!!!!
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RE: Calling Insaniacs Who are DIGGING DEEP and Making 2013 YOUR YEAR!
1/17/13 6:51 AM as a reply to CoachNicoleG.
Oh Recovery Day!!!! How I love you!!! Still a great burn though!
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RE: Calling Insaniacs Who are DIGGING DEEP and Making 2013 YOUR YEAR!
1/28/13 1:08 PM as a reply to CoachNicoleG.
Just completed Day of 1 of Asylum. Man that is a killer workout!! Ready to the new workout! Love to feel the burn!
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