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RE: RE:Team Howtobefit Support Team
10/14/09 11:12 AM as a reply to fitwithanna.
hello i'm new to this got slim in 6 back in july 2009. promise husband that i would do it everday..that last 4 wks total ...the thing is i loved it ...but the problem is if i don't get up at 430am and do it ..i don't get it done ..my wk day starts general at 530am see what i mean...i've been fighting figitue for at least 5 yrs .....i love to exercise cause it makes me feel better .....i just need the motivation.....please help me
or any suggestions
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Sleep and early workouts
fatigue sleep early workouts lack of sleep working out early
10/14/09 1:10 PM as a reply to sweets.
You have to look at your day and your priorities and the benefits that you get from the things that you do throughout the day. Since working out made you feel so good, then there is a high return on your investment in that part of the day. You now need to cut out things or delegate them so that you can get to bed by 9:00. You also need to identify the cause of your fatigue and if you provide us with more information about your health and your diet, we may be able to help you feel less fatigued and have more energy.
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
10/22/09 2:09 PM as a reply to howtobefit.
how many calories do you think you burn doing any 1 of the insanity workouts
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Calories burned in Insanity workouts
10/22/09 2:23 PM as a reply to donis.
The number of calories burned by an individual in any workout is dependent on factors like heart rate, age, weight and so forth, so it is an individual measure.

I would suspect with the intensity of Insanity, it would be in the range of 400 to 600 calories or more in an hour. But again, the number of calories burned is dependent on a range of factors - even current fitness level.
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
10/23/09 8:26 AM as a reply to howtobefit.
I Love Beachbody products. I always feel better when I eat right and exercise and their products make it easy by mapping it out for me.

I used P90X to get all my baby weight off (then unfortunately had achilles surgery and put back on 15 of the 70 I had lost). So now I'm on a new adventure called Insanity and am loving it.

Rockin' bod - here I come!!!!
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
10/23/09 8:36 AM as a reply to CathyCarman.
What a great post and I agree 110%. The muscle that you put on with P90X will help a lot as you do the cardio intensive Insanity. I think that you will be surprised at how fast you lose that 15 pounds. Keep us posted, okay!
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
10/24/09 3:53 AM as a reply to howtobefit.
I did my first INSANITY workout tonight. HOLY COW - it was awesome. I was "done" by the end of it, but felt great. I guess I am insane.

If I don't lose weight doing this workout routine, there is something wrong. Shaun T definetly knows how to make you sweat. I can't wait for another workout. emoticon
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
11/15/09 2:46 PM as a reply to howtobefit.
HowtobefitI'm thinking of ordering Shakeology for my wife (I'm doing p90-x)

my question is about the 30 and 50 min workouts that you get are they good for a beginner/out of shape person. Do you start with the 30min and work to the 50min? Or what is the best BB program for a totally out of shape person to start out with?

DB-
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Shakeology is the best place to start if you are totally out of shape
11/15/09 6:09 PM as a reply to doughboy1970.
DB (not DB Cooper, I presume), if I were you, I would have her start by fueling her body with healthy nutrients and getting the energy she needs to start working out. I think that to give someone a nutrient packed drink that is absolutely delicious, can replace a meal to get your weight down if necessary and with so many ingredients to give you the energy you need to work out is awesome. What better place to start than properly fueling the body that has to do the working out.

Personally, I have used both Shakeology workouts and think they are great. In fact, I still use one of these workouts almost every week, because there is invariably a day when all I have is 1/2 an hour or I just want to do Shakeology 50 because I think that it is very well done.

I can't think of a better plan than for your wife than to have her start with Shakeology and the 30 workout and have her continue with it until her body adapts and she is ready to do the 50. Drinking a "high test" fuel like Shakeology will help immensely.

Rich
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
1/22/10 9:37 PM as a reply to howtobefit.
Hello, I started P90X last week but don't have the meal guide. I thought I could access the meal plans on Beachbody's website, but I don't see the P90X guide anywhere. Please let me know where I can find the meal plans... Thanks!
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
1/25/10 7:45 AM as a reply to RaymondChampion.
If you bought the P90X program, you should have everything you need - meal guide, exercise guide and DVDs.
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
1/30/10 9:54 AM as a reply to howtobefit.
I just started p90x, I've never heard of any of these products until my 26 year old son told me about them. I want to subscribe to all of your threads and also if you could repeat your cure for sugar fiends you posted in '08? something about tree bark and water? I'm 51, in good shape but not swimsuit shape and would like to end the "jiggles" and get healthy and rebuild my endurance. I am very active, walk, scuba dive and snorkel, ride horses, but I haven't been on a regimented fitness program for several years. thanks in advance for the wealth of information you have already provided and I know will provide in the future.
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
1/30/10 9:54 AM as a reply to howtobefit.
I just started p90x, I've never heard of any of these products until my 26 year old son told me about them. I want to subscribe to all of your threads and also if you could repeat your cure for sugar fiends you posted in '08? something about tree bark and water? I'm 51, in good shape but not swimsuit shape and would like to end the "jiggles" and get healthy and rebuild my endurance. I am very active, walk, scuba dive and snorkel, ride horses, but I haven't been on a regimented fitness program for several years. thanks in advance for the wealth of information you have already provided and I know will provide in the future.
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
1/31/10 7:50 AM as a reply to sailnbyu.
My team of coaches is here to support you every step of the way on your journey with P90X. You can contact them by email at askthecoach@howtobefit.com and you can learn more about the individual coaches by visiting http://www.howtobefit.com/team-howtobefit.htm.

As for the white oak tree bark tea, most health food stores sell the tea in small bags (probably a few ounces). Get a gallon of distilled water. Soak the tea for 2 hours. Bring the tea to a boil and then let steep for 20:00. Strain the tea and place in the refrigerator (sun tea jars are good for this) and drink two ounces in the morning and two at night. You should finish it in about a month and may need to repeat, but hopefully not.

Keep in touch - we are always here to help!

Rich
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RE: Should I try fasting?
7/19/11 11:52 AM as a reply to howtobefit.
Is it ok to fast for A week? Or 3 days?
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RE: Should I try fasting?
7/19/11 3:06 PM as a reply to Marie1204.
Hi there! Great question - with so many possible answers! I think the best thing to say first is that any fast should be under the close supervision of a physician. There are many things to consider when deciding to fast, including the type of fast used. Some people use temporary fasting as a way to detox the body and other research suggests that brief fasting (one day) at certain intervals can help with aging and longevity but there are many health issues that you need to consider. A complete fast for long periods - no food or water/juice - is NEVER a good idea. This will cause dehydration and low blood sugar. You would also need to be very careful about reintroducing food after the fast as well. Going back to normal eating following a long fast, could cause illness. Pregnant women and those with diabetes or other medical conditions should also not fast.

With all that said, here are MY reasons not to fast. I believe that fasting is not a good way to get quick weight loss. Yes, you would likely lose weight but it is mostly fluid loss at first. If it is easy to come off, it is also pretty easy to put back on when you return to normal eating.

Do you work out? When I don't get enough to eat, I can't make it through my workouts with the intensity I normally can. I feel weak and very tired afterwards. Plus I have noticed that if I am not careful about getting enough to eat, I actually GAIN weight. Your body tends to go into a starvation-type mode and holds on to body fat and your metabolism slows down. Plus your body needs the vitamins and minerals from food, especially if you are active.

If fasting doesn't sound right, check out some of the meal programs on the Beachbody site. You might also try a clean-eating diet or checking out eating from the top two tiers of Michi's Ladder. Good luck.

Diane
(Team How to be Fit Coach)
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RE: Should I try fasting?
7/22/11 11:08 AM as a reply to Marie1204.
Marie1204:
Is it ok to fast for A week? Or 3 days?


Hi Marie, my answer might not be too popular, but I've fasted at times for spiritual reasons and had no medical issues.

There are some fasts that allow you to drink protein shakes or broths. Always make sure you drink water very often during your fasting.

The PC answer is to check with your doctor, but I'll be honest, I've never done that. But I will say check with your doctor.

Beachbody also sells a 2 Day Fast formula that I have had some clients get great results with and one lost 10 lbs over the 2 days. She did it because she felt like she needed to detox.

There is also the Shakeology 3-day Performance Cleanse which is like a very modified fast. Again, I've had friends and clients do this with great results. I did it last year and I should have done it in between workouts. I was hungry a lot. I was also really cold during the fast. So if I did it again, I;d drink a lot of hot green tea.

There are so many different ways to fast. But I recommend that you do your research and see what's best for you. And I'd say lay off the exercises during the fast. And again, make sure you drink lots of water.

Jessica
(How to be Fit Coach)
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We've Moved!
10/14/11 1:45 PM as a reply to fitwithjessica.
We had some great times on this thread with lots of great posts, but I have started a new thread that consolidates the efforts of Team Howtobefit into one new and constantly updated thread. This is what it says:

"As Team Beachbody Coaches, we must lead from the front and set the example for others to follow. If we are not products of the Beachbody products and getting results, then how can we tell you that you should use them? If we aren't working out regularly, eating nutritiously and making positive lifestyle choices, how can we expect you to?

Aristotle’s followers are said to have discussed philosophy while walking about with him. We suppose that they could have been said to “walk the talk.”

For us, we say that “if you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk” or “actions speak louder than words” and “practice what you preach.”

So this is where you will read about how Team Howtobefit Team Beachbody coaches are "walking the talk".

We invite you as members to share how you are walking the talk, too!"

Please visit the new thread at http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/130692638
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RE: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!
10/29/11 9:43 AM as a reply to howtobefit.
Hello,
I'm 18 yrs old and I'm currently at day 40 in P90X and already seeing some results. But I do have some questions.
1) A solid worked out body should be in a V shape, right? But when I look at a mirror my chest and shoulders aren't very wide so it seems very strange. Is it because my shoulders are too small or is it my chest? Or maybe it's my body and I cannot change it?
2) I have some "wrinkles" in an area between chest and shoulder. Is it normal or do I have some fat? I've never seen anything like this in any athlete body.
3) I've trained judo for 2 weeks now. Although I've been working out hard for 40 days I feel very week. Some judo practitioners seem fat to me and yet they are much stronger than me. What should I do? Train my core, arms, legs?
Thank you for your replies.
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RE: RE:Team Howtobefit Support Team
1/3/12 5:34 AM as a reply to howtobefit.
I see you have closed this Message Board... Good luck with the new one. Just reminding you of some good seeds you have sown and hope you find some great scenery along this journey with your disease... it is a challenge to have thyroid and arthritis issues.... Take Care, Buddy!
howtobefit:
I wrote, "The Journey" today and wanted to share it with our visitors:

I am always thrilled to be able to fellowship with so many members and to be able to answer questions, provide advice and motivate in words and by example. This morning was no exception and I got an email that was typical of so many, that I wanted to share it with you. It says, basically, that the person was hoping to see some weight loss after a week of P90X. The person was 5' 3" and weighed 165 pounds and moderately active.

Where it says, "P90X", you can substitute any number of Beachbody workout DVD's, because it is not the workout that is creating the disappointment, but the expectation of immediate results based on losing weight.

Here's my response: "Yes, this is a journey and an exciting one with great "sights" along the way - clothes fitting better, more energy, better mood, more confidence, feeling empowered, etc. Those etceteras are weight loss, more strength and better endurance, but they come in time. Those aren't the first things that you will see.

You just ended a journey that got you to 165 pounds and you saw a lot of "sights" on that journey. You can't expect to work out for one week and start reversing what you have done to your body. You need to give it time and appreciate the things that I mentioned above.

Please read Chalene's blog about how some people, in fact many people, myself included, actually gained weight with an exercise program (each time I start P90X or when I did ChaLEAN Extreme, I gained some weight at first). It is entitled, "Why Do Some People Gain Weight When Starting an Exercise Program" and if you didn't gain weight, then that is a very good thing."

Our lifetimes are a journey with a destination based on our belief systems. Within the journey of life are, for want of better words, adventures and misadventures. The misadventures are paths that we take that ultimately have negative outcomes and consequences. Many are obvious and don't need to be stated, the one appropriate to this article is the misadventure of neglecting regular exercise, eating poorly and not making positive lifestyle choices. In this case, the misadventure ended at 165 pounds or it could have been 225 pounds or more. The misadventure didn't last weeks or months, but probably years and people on it seem to be oblivious to where they "are".

The adventure begins with a decision to change and a commitment to act and the destination is succeeding in reaching and maintaining optimum health, fitness and ideal weight. The first step of the adventure is in the mind, the next step is in the heart and the third is putting a plan into action. There are many, many more "steps" that have to be taken before you can totally reverse the effects of the misadventure that got you to where you are now. What keeps you going, as I said, are all of the "sights" along the way - clothes fitting better, more energy, better mood, more confidence, feeling empowered and so forth. They are all motivating until you start seeing real weight loss, greater strength and more endurance. Let's face it, if you gained 20 pounds, 50 pounds or more or saw your fitness decline and your health become not as good as it once was, those are not pretty "sights" from your misadventure.

Be patient. Focus on the positive and if you tried and failed with a workout program, give it another try. Focusing too much on losing weight, which takes time, and not appreciating what you were accomplishing in the beginning is a missed opportunity to succeed.
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