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It's JUNE but you still have time to look good this summer.
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We started with a small group and looking to add more.

It doesn't matter which program you are doing, Summer 2013 is around the corner and if you want to look good on the beach now is the time to hit that Beachbody program. I will help you every step of the way whether it is with workout tips, nutrition, motivation or whatever you need. What are your goals? What do you want to acheive? You can do anything you set your mind to and we can be stronger as a team than as individuals fighting alone. 60 days!! 2 months!! That's all I'm asking for now, commit to that. Ad once you do that we'll be talking lifestyle and beyond. Come join me and let's have some fun.

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!!!!
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Hey gang, the first post gave you some tips on setting goals, now let's delve into nutrition which you will see is the key to making all of this work.

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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Pre-Workout
All the workouts are intense! You need the right fuel to “Dig Deeper!” 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.
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Some more good tips. Beleive me, doing this stuff helps more than you can imagine.

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 any program is TOUGH!! 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 Horton says, "Do your best and forget the rest".

Equipment:
If you do Insanity, you don't need any equipment at all. Asylum comes with the ladder and bands you need, they use a pullup bar, but Shaun shows pushup substitutions and if you get the deluxe package the Upper Body Weight Training uses weights. Asylum 2 I haven't done, but I beleive it is the same. P90X a pullup bar and weights are best, you can do the whole program with just bands. Combat you need a couple of weights in discs that you couold probably do without, but will get more effect with them.

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.
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Accountability Combat Day 12 Power 45 Kata - For those of you just checking in, I am finishing my 2mnd week of Combat. I've done Insanity, Asylum, P90X, P90X2 and TurboFire. I've helped many people on their journey to good health and want to help you too. The challenges are the same regardless of your program and having a group doing work together makes things easier. Knee was a little stiff today, but I did pretty good. Had to modify the jump knee attack, but the rest of the kicks were OK. Had a surprise yesterday, my brother saw a client in the city so I met him had dinner then met another old friend and watched some basketball. Unexpected rest day, but it was a good night. Kicked butt early today and I'm back on track. Tomorrow is a new disc, always exciting.


OK everyone, gotta run. I'll be back later to check on you all so push play. push yourself, and come back here and push each other.
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Good luck with the new thread CoachLarry. I have been with this guy since I started BB workouts nearly two years ago now. The workouts, coach and the people I have met on these threads have had a profound impact on my life. I am much healthier and enjoy working out and running,which I always used to hate. I have completed P90X, P90X2, Insanity, combat and am about to finish Asylum.

Coming to a thread daily and posting what I have and haven't done has really made the difference for me. The group we have together is motivational, supportive and full of advice. So come on in, tell us about yourselves, Push play and have fun. I can assure you this will be a great experience, and you can join the people who can say they completed these programs, rather than giving up.
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PJ Thanks for stopping by and the great advice. Posting to a thread on my first round was so helpful to know the things I was feeling were normal and to get help with certain moves. Now just paying it forward to see if I can help others have the success I have had and I know you have had, Great job!
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Hi! I'm finishing up Turbofire (1 more week to go) and then I'll be starting Insanity! I'm scared and excited to move on to Insanity.
Today's accountability: Turbofire HIIT 15 and a hike with the family!
Have a great weekend!
~ashlea
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ash Thanks for stopping by, Don't be nervous about Insanity, it is intense, but you'll be fine. TF is a good prep. Just do YOUR best, take breaks when you need to (and you will), modify any moves you have to and keep pushing play.
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Great advice. Am starting insanity on Monday and will keep refering back to this post.
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Sorrell Definitely stick here, should be a great place and hopefully we get a bunch of people starting around the same time.
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OK...so I'm in!

A little about me, I'm Jon, 45 from Warwickshire England. I saw myself in the mirror and thought...this needs to change. I haven't done any real exercise for a long while, apart from my daily dog walk (around 4 miles)!

So...I now have insanity....sitting there looking at me! I did the fit test today..wow..so hard!! I hope it's still ok to join this group.

I'd love to get some buddies (both male and female) to help with the motivation, that is something I need...a good kick!

So my desire for this...I want to lose around 15lbs! I'm currently 212lbs but 6'2" so hide it a little, but I know It's there and I want it gone!

That's it for now...I've got pics and measurements to take....good luck everyone!!!!
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Jon welcome glad to have you. If you see my first post you'll know I like your goal, fits the SMART pattern. Insanity is intense, here's my basic tips; don't worry about the people on the screen, they have 6-pack abs and 6%body fat and they need breaks. Just do YOUR best, take breaks when you need them (and you will), modify any mocves you have to and keep pushing play every day.
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Just stopping by to show some love for Coach Larry! He has been a great source of motivation, information and inspiration for me!

I am a P90X grad and have dabble with Insanity and TF! I am currently doing the Insanity program again, with every intention of earning my t-shirt! I have found that working out or not, posting everyday has helped me stay focused. It is more important for me to be honest and post on days that I don't work out, or do something that seems small. ANY workout is better than no workout at all and sometimes it takes someone else to pick out a small victory out of your post to motivate you to do more the next time, which is what Coach and the lunatics I post daily with do for me!



Ashlea-Insanity will be a bit of a change, especially if you love Chalene's happy go lucky attitude. Shaun T is a no frills kinda guy, and will push you to get killer results! Good luck and congrats on TF!!!

Sorrell-Insanity is awesome, make sure you take your before pics and track your first fit test results so you can see your transformation!

Jon-Even after working out regularly the fit test in Insanity still gives me a good workout! Make sure to pace yourself during Insanity and remember to do your best, you don't need to keep up with the people on the video bc you will tire out way to quickly and be less motivated to finish, push yourself but don't over do it! Also, take advantage of both stretches bc you will need them!!!!


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Accountability Combat Day 21 Inner Warrior 1 Upper Body Blowout - This was only 24 minute long, but it was an upper blowout. So far in this program, when Dan uses a weight I've been using the same. Did that today and I'll tell you, those 20 lb dumbells were getting heavy on the one-armed clean and press followed by the weights together 2 handed press up. Good Ab sequence at the end too. This was a new disc and now I've done them all except the live versions of Combat 30 and 60. Still interested to see what those are like.

Jessi Thanks for the support and excellent advice.

Let's all have a great day everyone. Weekends are toughest for most, less structure, food is often unplanned and with the nicer weather more to distract you. Make sure you do something good for yourself and try to make good choices.
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just got done with insanity round 2 and just finished my recovery week i start asylum monday but i do the fit test today excited to see how my body will change
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CM Awesome, Asylum is a wild ride. Only 30 days, but tough as you would expect form Shaun T. Welcome to the group, stick with us here and give and get motivation.
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Larry!!!!! So glad to see you are still here supporting others. You are the real deal my friend. emoticon Keep doing what you're doing.

If you want true support, do NOT leave this thread. I met Larry here and he is one of the best!

Keep up the great work!

CK
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CK Thank you for coming by and for the support. You keep it up too, you've done awesome!
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I think so far we have a few people starting tomorrow. Let the excitement begin. First day is always exciting and a little scary, but as my earlier post showed, the hardest part is that first step of getting off the couch. YOU CAN DO THIS!! And I'm here to help, so don't forget to ask questions you have, you'll be surprised how many people were thinking the same thing.
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Firstly......thanks Jessi for the extra advice, very kind of you!

Day 1 Plyometric cardo circuit.

Completed this, wow how hard was that! My legs, stomach and backside all ache this morning. But pleased I stuck with it, my first real fitness session in a few years! I must confess I did lose form towards the end through shear exhaustion, which I know I shouldn't do. This is one thing I feel I need to concentrate on.

So, onwards and upwards for day 2! I really need some people to help motivate me, I work 12hr shifts, then have to walk my dog for 1hr. Only after this can I get on with insanity, I feel I'll start to struggle as the days and weeks go by.......so please...give me a kick!!!

Keep up the great work Larry!!!!
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