Total workouts completed today

People in the gym at today's peak

People working out now

More statistics
Message Boards

Simple Fitness. Simple Eating. Fast Results.

Message Boards

Whether you're seeking expert advice or looking for peer support, you'll find helpful and knowledgeable friends on the Message Boards 24 hours a day. 

 

How to post photos in your Message Board threads:


Threads [ Previous | Next ]
INSANITY Group Starting 2/4/2013- Are you READY to DIG DEEP??
Showing 1 - 20 of 202 results.
Items per Page
Page of 11
HEY Y'ALL,

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.

FEBRUARY 4, 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
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!!!!
Attachment

Attachment

Attachments: Measurement Tracker.jpg (58.8k), This is it.jpg (24.1k)
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: INSANITY Group Starting 2/4/2013- Are you READY to DIG DEEP??
1/27/13 10:04 AM as a reply to MrsHavenD.
Hello,

I will be starting my Insanity Challenge on Feb 4, 2013, and I will be completing my fit test on Sunday.

Yay!
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: INSANITY Group Starting 2/4/2013- Are you READY to DIG DEEP??
1/30/13 9:57 PM as a reply to AmandaDiva.
AmandaDiva:
Hello,

I will be starting my Insanity Challenge on Feb 4, 2013, and I will be completing my fit test on Sunday.

Yay!


Welcome AmandaDiva!

I'm looking forward to having you in my group! Here, we post our accountability each day, ask questions fot better understanding, and encourage one another to stay strong and keep pushing! During your journey with Insanity eating clean/healthy will ensure your results! Holding yourself accountable in that aspect is truly essential to your success! Have you ever used any of the Beachbody programs before? If so, what and how were your results? I will private message you so we can touch bases on your desired goals! Let's get it girl!

Haven
Report Post Report Post
?
Hello emoticon

My name is Stephanie and I plan on starting Insanity on Feb 4th. Can't wait!
Report Post Report Post
?
My name is Shannon, new mother to twins, gotta get back in shape!!! I began Insanity 2 days ago but I would love to start with a group to help me out!
Report Post Report Post
?
Hello my name is Lyn. I'll be starting my Insanity Fit Test on Sunday and starting the program on Monday. emoticon
Report Post Report Post
?
I'm starting Monday as well. I would LOVE to have extra support! My name is Mel.
Report Post Report Post
?
My wife and I will be starting Insanity tomorrow 2/4/13. We plan on doing the fit test in the morning, then hitting the 1st workout later on in the day. I have done a couple rounds of P90X over the last couple years, and have been a gym rat since high school. We love a challenge and can't wait to crank it up a notch with this workout, looks killer! - JC
Report Post Report Post
?
I'm in... bring on the pain and pleasure!
Report Post Report Post
?
I did it! I completed the first day, it was tough but doable. I had a false start at the end of December and could not get through the first workout, so I did the 30 day shred to build a bit of endurance. Apparently it worked!

How are the rest of ya'll? If you have not done the workout yet, push through! You really can do it! Lots of water!!
Good luck!
Mel
Report Post Report Post
?
I did the fit test today and took my measurements. I def have a long way to go!

I have a question about the fit test. Right now I can't do a complete push up so I def couldn't do the push up jacks. Should I modify the push ups until I can complete one or should I just keep attempting the push ups without modification?
Report Post Report Post
?
Hi, my name is Jean.

I'm ready to start and FINISH Insanity. I started it back in October but I stopped two weeks before month 2 was over. The holidays got the best of me.


I'm ready to get back into it and EARN MY SHIRT!

I'll complete the fit test in the early afternoon and the first workout later this evening.
Report Post Report Post
?
My wife and I just completed our fit test this morning! Originally i posted that we would do the fit test in the morning and the first workout later, but we are just doing the fit test today and workout 1 tomorrow...don't want to over do it this early...Here are our fit test results


ME
Switch kicks: 137
Power Jacks: 67
Power Knees: 93
Power Jumps: 55
Globe Jumps: 11
Suicide Jumps:23
Push-Up Jacks: 40
Low Plank Oblique: 51

My Wife
Switch Kicks: 99
Power Jacks: 45
Power Knees: 85
Power Jumps: 30
Globe Jumps: 11
Suicide Jumps: 17
Push-Up Jacks: 17
Low Plank Oblique: 37

Great work-out... we both seemed to fade a little in the middle and seemed to finish up fairly strong. Looking forward to the next 59! Good Luck!
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: INSANITY Group Starting 2/4/2013- Are you READY to DIG DEEP??
2/4/13 10:46 AM as a reply to AmandaDiva.
Hi everyone! I am starting Insanity today (Day 1). On my schedule, it did state that my Fit Test was today, so after work we will see where I am. I know I'll see a lot of improvement just by Day 15 on my fit test as long as I stick with the program & the nutritiion plan. Good luck everyone. We can do this!
Report Post Report Post
?
Did the Fit Test last night and Day one at 6am... It was definitely an early morning... blech!!

Fit Test
Switch Kicks: 105
Power Jacks: 56
Power Knees: 105
Power Jumps: 37
Globe Jumps: 8
Suicide Jumps: 22
Push-up Jacks: 25
Oblique: 63

Day One Workout
My biggest complaint was having to stop so often and rest during the sets. Clearly this is going to target my goal of having better cardio, but it sure is humbling/depressing to start with. I'm keeping my eye on the prize and know that this will only improve with each workout.

Looking forward to accompanying all of you on this journey. Like some of the others in this group, I also want to meet my secondary goal of actually completing the entire program.

Cheers to you all and lets go kick some ass!
Report Post Report Post
?

I'd like to joing here. I started last week, the 28th, I was humbled!!! I am 6 workpouts in--wait 7 counting today, and I am not sore today!! WOO HOO!!! (I could barely walk all last week.) This is my 4th BB Program. I love it!! Anyway, I would love to keep in touch with all as wqe progress. I will tell my full story later this week.
Later,
Cindi.
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: INSANITY Group Starting 2/4/2013- Are you READY to DIG DEEP??
2/5/13 10:40 AM as a reply to wildrunner35.
JCCway-- Your fit test results look amazing! WAY better than mine!

Cindi--Welcome! It will be nice to have someone a bit ahead of the rest!

Well, I completed day 3 (second workout) this morning. I expected to wake up extremely sore, but was not at all. The workout itself was fine. I am thankful for the stretching after the first round, it gives me a chance to catch my breath!

--Mel
Report Post Report Post
?
cindell23:
Hello emoticon

My name is Stephanie and I plan on starting Insanity on Feb 4th. Can't wait!


Welcome Stephanie! I look forward to sweating hard with you! We will consider this group the group of AWESOMENESS! Are you ready? I am! Let's show Shaun T and his machines how these workouts are really done! Whoop whoop!
Report Post Report Post
?
shandear:
My name is Shannon, new mother to twins, gotta get back in shape!!! I began Insanity 2 days ago but I would love to start with a group to help me out!


Welcome Shannon! And congrats on your babies! Motherhood is wonderful except working off what we put on! But it is possible! How are you liking the workouts already? I love the sweat! Makes me happy unlike rain! Hehe! You got this mamma!
Report Post Report Post
?
Yenthlyn:
Hello my name is Lyn. I'll be starting my Insanity Fit Test on Sunday and starting the program on Monday. emoticon


Welcome Lyn! What did you think of that fit test! My first time I seriously thought I was gonna die! But loved my first round results so now I'm back for more! What are your thoughts on this program this far?
Report Post Report Post
?
Showing 1 - 20 of 202 results.
Items per Page
Page of 11