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We MAKE our own DESTINY - Let's work together and SUCCEED!
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Welcome Aboard!!

Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you have chosen to take your journey with us!!

Being around other like minded people when taking on a challenge such as this is SO IMPORTANT. I know first hand because it has helped me.

We will be here to help encourage, support and hold accountable anyone who wants to join us.

Whether you are a first time through, or a fitness guru, you are welcome here.

If you've been disappointed before, we know how you feel, we will ROCK this together and help you get the results you desire!!

THIS time you WILL succeed!! Our destiny is what we make it!!


NO excuses!

No judgments!


We are....

TEAM DESTINY
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RE: We MAKE our own DESTINY - Let's work together and SUCCEED!
12/18/10 12:54 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
My story:

I am just your average 44 year old suburban dad who over the last 15 or so years has found himself going from a guy who was in pretty good shape to a man who was feeling uncomfortable in his own skin, tired all the time, lazy and basically going through the motions of life.

I would be the guy who would sit on the couch for hours and watch TV. I would even sit watching "The Biggest Loser" while eating ice cream, cookies, and whatever gross toxic food I had laying around.

The turning point for me was when I was faced with the reality of needing to buy yet another size larger pants. I had gone from a 27 waist in High School to 2 38 waist at age 44. I was squeezing into 34's but they were about to burst at the seams.

After seeing the P90X informercial and saying to myself every time "You know, I should really do that", I finally took my own advice and bought the program.

My biggest regret is not having done it sooner.

I started my first round in June of 2010 only to be sidelined by a broken foot 3 weeks later. After recuperation of about 8 weeks, I started again and just finished my first round. This program is NO JOKE and COMPLETELY LIVES UP TO THE HYPE as do all of the Beachbody programs.

I went from:
175# down to 153#
38 waist to 32 waist
28% body fat to 18.5% body fat

If I can do this ANYBODY can do this!!

Round 2 Starts Dec 20, 2010

Who's with me?

Now, I am not a fitness expert, nutritionist, trainer or anything like that, I just want to help motivate and encourage other people as was done for me when I first started.

If you're in - be ALL IN and let's rock this!
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RE: We MAKE our own DESTINY - Let's work together and SUCCEED!
12/18/10 1:17 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
More Round 1 P90X
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12/18/10 1:19 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
the last of P90X Round 1
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RE: We MAKE our own DESTINY - Let's work together and SUCCEED!
12/18/10 10:22 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
If you have done this before then you already know most of what I am about to say. If this is your first time through, here are some tips that I hope are helpful to you.

1. STAY THE COURSE - you have made a big step in getting started, continue along the program as directed and do your very best not to miss a day. It is very important that you try and stick as close to the 90 days as possible at least in your first round to see result and make maximum progress. Illness and injury aside - DO NOT give yourself excused to miss a workout day.

2. TAKE PROGRESS PHOTOS!! - if you are anything like me, the idea of taking pictures of the guy that started this was a rough one, but it gave me something to compare every 30 days and really blew me away in terms of progress. When we look at ourselves in the mirror everyday, it's hard to see the changes, but put those photos side by side ansd BAM talk about encouragement and motivation.

3. FOLLOW THE NUTRITION PLAN!! - The workouts and diet guide are meant to be used hand in hand. If you don't make the proper dietary guide, you may be disappointed with your overall results and give up. Remember - you are working towards makin a better you and that starts on the inside.

I personally, am not a gourmet chef, so I chose the portion approach and that worked quite well for me. I usually do all my cooking on Sundays and portioi everything out for the week. That way it's really easy to throw something in a cooler bag for the day and not be tempted to pollute my body with that yucky stuff.

You need not give up every single one of life's indulgences, just be smart about your choices and set limits and don't give yourself excuses not to be disciplined.

4. SUPPLEMENTATION - Very important as well. You need to get the proper nutrients in your body for maximum repair, recovery and overall nutrition. You are working your muscles very heavily and you want them to rebuild and repair quickly and properly.

I use the P90X Results and Recovery after EVERY workout within 30-60 mins after completion. I also use Shakeology daily as one of my snacks.

Please anyone else who has tips and suggestions, please share!
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12/18/10 10:27 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
Kenpo X today - Crushed it!! Taking tomorrow off for rest day and the ROUND 2 Starts on MONDAY!!

BRING IT!
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12/19/10 5:24 AM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
Good morning Team Destiny!

Tommy your results are outstanding, and so motivating!

Your team is very fortunate to have such a dedicated co@ch and friend!

Rock on!

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RE: We MAKE our own DESTINY - Let's work together and SUCCEED!
12/19/10 3:32 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
Hey Tommy - Great results man! Those progress pics are AWESOME!!!

Your story is similar to mine so I'll be checking back in!
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12/19/10 3:39 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
How's it going Tommy. I love your story and your commitment. We are lucky to have you my friend. Congrats on becoming a co@ch, you'll be a great source of motivation and inspiration to your entire team.

Keep pushing play and always dig deeper.

Paul
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12/19/10 3:48 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
Hey Tommy!

Congrats on your thread and your amazing results!

You've done great!

Keep pushing play!

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12/19/10 4:16 PM as a reply to 2ndshot.
Hi Tommy....I will echo what the others are saying;EXCELLENT results my friend! Keep up the good work and pass it on to all who want it!
BRING IT!
Ted
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12/19/10 4:33 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
For those of you who are doing this for the first time - checfk this out. Very good information!!

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE 90 DAYS
Written by Mike French

Clarity, like the fine edge of a newly sharpened blade. You have a plan, a goal, a schedule; you have your nutrition down to a point. Your workouts are intense, you suffer daily. You are making sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night to ensure adequate recovery from your brutal regimen. You are even doing your own version of "Doubles" whether its 20 minutes of HIIT, running, swimming or any other form of cardio three days a week to burn even more fat. You have a clear mental picture of what you want to accomplish during your round of the X, you have your "mind right". So what should you expect? I'll give you some insight so there are no surprises.

DAY 1 - 30 (PHASE 1 - APPROXIMATELY)
1.) This is the adjustment period. Your body is getting into the schedule and tempo of your workouts. It is adjusting to your new nutrition habits. Expect some differences, perhaps not the drastic visual differences you crave but your clothes will become baggier.

2.) Stay the course during this period. I have had allot of people say to me "Something is not right, I'm not getting as lean as I should be."

This is normal; during Phase 1 you are priming the body and stoking your metabolic fire. **YOUR BODY DOES NOT SPOT REDUCE FAT! I REPEAT, YOUR BODY DOES NOT SPOT REDUCE FAT! **

Your body will take body fat off in "sheets". What I mean is that it will reduce your overall body fat evenly. Where we hold the largest amount of body fat largely depends on genetics and gender. Women tend to hold their body fat in their butt, leg, hip region. Men generally hold their body fat in their waistlines. This is what to watch for in this Phase: loosening of your clothes, stay off of the scale and above all, remain patient and continue to work hard.

DAYS 31-60 (PHASE 2 - APPROXIMATELY)
1.) This phase is where your body kicks into high gear. You are getting stronger and leaner. Expect dramatic results during this Phase as long as you remain disciplined and suffer daily.

2.) WHAT TO EXPECT: You will start to see that your outer extremities, (Forearms, calves, upper back, shoulders) generally where people hold the least amount of fat, will start to get leaner.

3.) Where you hold the most fat will improve but not to your impatient satisfaction. Why? Because as your body removes the fat in "sheets" naturally the leaner sections of your body will show definition the quickest.

4.) REMAIN PATIENT AND STAY THE COURSE!

DAYS 61 - 90 (PHASE 3 - APPROXIMATELY)
1.) This is the Phase to let it all hang out. It's an all out assault on body fat. Your metabolism is in high gear, you have noticed a drastic improvement in definition throughout your entire body and your most stubborn pockets of fat are carving away.

2.) This is the time to do some extra workout sessions. Walk after dinner, take an extra bike ride. Skip rope, box, and do something extra to burn more calories and more fat.

3.) At the end of this Phase you want to be standing tall on Day 90, proudly take your after pictures and be able to say, "I worked as hard as I possibly could have during the past 90 days, I BROUGHT IT!"
So there it is, what to expect during a Phase of P90X.
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12/19/10 8:10 PM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
What's up Tommy? Excellent transformation. Congrats on becoming a coach.
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12/19/10 8:28 PM as a reply to Roeckies.
Alright everyone! The night before D-Day!!

I'm very excited to get started again and I hope you all are too!

Gotta make sure I get be bed early enough so I can get my 7 hours.

Hope you all had a great weekend and looking forward to tomorrow!

Tommy
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12/20/10 4:00 AM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
Wow - Congratulations on your inspirational results Co@ch Tommy and the new thread is awesome!! Keep up the good work and thanks for the motivation!

Rage
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12/20/10 4:02 AM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
Good Morning Team Destiny!

Ok who is here for a NEW ROUND?


Back later with my accountability. emoticon
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12/20/10 6:45 AM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
Awesome job man. Great thread. Keep up the good work and encouragement.

Lanny
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12/20/10 8:18 AM as a reply to LannyBivens.
Insanity's Cardio Power and Resistence-DONE

It's been awhile since I did CPR....and I actually didn't need any after!emoticon
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12/20/10 10:44 AM as a reply to tommyellisfitns.
Checking in and happy to say I woke up early to Bring it this morning. Looking forward to this journey, can't wait to see what we can accomplish!
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12/20/10 1:02 PM as a reply to Chetta77.
Chetta77:
Checking in and happy to say I woke up early to Bring it this morning. Looking forward to this journey, can't wait to see what we can accomplish!


Welcome Chetta!

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