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21 Day Fix How to Keep it Fresh!

What’s up!!!?? It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted ANYTHING! Sorry!! I’ve been so busy working with some of the new coaches who decided to take control of, not only their fitness but their finances too! I’ve been running what’s called mini sessions. Its like a mentorship for an handful of people who join me as a coach each month. I’ve basically made that my focus for a while. I’ve put a system into place that is so easy to do and easy for my new coaches to do with their coaches! Its became a “win-win” for everyone. So that’s what I’ve been up to! And just FYI if you’d like to get more information about being apart of my next internship position shoot me a message and I’ll be glad to talk to you more about it. I must warn you though, I can only work with a few each month. Mainly because I want to make sure I give them my full support and attention. My goal is to get you helping others and earning income as quickly as I can! So get in early!

So lets get down to it!

21 Day Fix – How to Keep it Fresh!

First off let me say that Autumn Calabrese knows what she’s talking about! There’s a Reason that this program continues to stay at the TOP of the sales charts! BECAUSE IT WORKS! The 21 Day Fix is a simple, easy to use program that takes all the guess workout out of portion size and nutrition. If you struggle with not knowing what to eat, or how much to eat then this is something you can’t afford to go with out! The main focus of this program is the 21 Day Fix Color Coated Containers that tells you which food group to put in it and once you’ve filled the container then that’s it! Thats all you get of that food. Don’t worry though, its enough! You wont go hungry. Theres no hard to weigh out recipes to follow. Just your normal foods prepared the 21 Day Fix way and measured quickly and easily in the container!

21 Day Fix Saves Time in the Day!

So you’re short on time? Well guess what, so is everyone else! Here’s the reality…if you want change then you’ve got to be willing to change. EVERYONE can change. You might be thinking “oh im so busy and I can’t fit 30 minutes to workout into my life”. Bull CRAP! Yes you can. You might have to give something up, or shift some things around but you CAN do it!

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

So how can it really save you time? It saves a ton of time in the kitchen. Like I said before. All you need to do it look at the meal planner. When you go to the store, you get the things you need (you may already have most of what it calls for), then you start prepping your food.

Lets just say on a Sunday afternoon you cook enough food for the week. Its really not that hard and its not like cooking each night for dinner. Cooking in bulk takes only a short time, and once its done, its DONE! Then you just measure out in your containers for each meal for the next 3, 5, or 7 days. Or if you want you could measure out each day the night before. So Im sure your thinking; I’ve got a spouse and kids in the house. This isn’t going to work! Well I would first invite you to STOP looking for a reason to fail! Secondly, its not crazy food!! Its good, healthy foods, that in all honesty your family needs to eat too. Think about it! You’re teaching your family the habits that they are going to carry on for life. Right? So why not get their taste buds used to making healthy choices and even teaching them the right portions to eat. Now thats something worth passing down to each generation!

Check out what Autumn has to say about ‘keeping it fresh’!

 

The Workouts…

Yes they are really 30 minutes. Are they easy or hard? Well, you can make it easy by lolly-gagging around or you can make it tough by pushing yourself for the time you have. Its up to you.

Who is the 21 Day Fix best for?

  • Families of ANY size
  • Doctors
  • Lawyers
  • Social Workers
  • Stay at Home Mom’s/Dad’s
  • Single Parents
  • Teachers
  • Police
  • Fire Fighters
  • Athletes
  • Beginners
  • Advanced fitness enthusiast

Do I really need to keep going? Its an AWESOME workout for anyone to do!!

I would invite you to do a few things:
  1. If you’re interested in health and fitness and would enjoy helping yourself, others and make some extra money the contact me about being a coach. DON’T get confused. You DON’T need experience, you DON’T need to be in shape. You just need to have a willingness to learn!
  2. If you just want to get in shape, again follow the link below or get in touch with me ASAP and I’ll walk you though the process of getting started
  3. DON’T wait for the “right time”. Don’t be confused. There is never a perfect time to start anything new. Break out of this routine and start something new and exciting for yourself. Be a leader!

I hope this post has helped you make a decision on what to do. I hope its helped you in your awareness of what you can do and whats possible and available. Take the challenge! If you’re reading this and have done the 21 Day Fix, I’d invite you to tell me your story. How its helped you, and leave some words of encouragement for other readers! Until next time, make it a great day!!

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If you want to become a coach or would simply like more information about it please contact me!

*Results vary.

Fight Cancer With Fitness from Beachbody

Living with cancer is anything but easy. It is not uncommon for cancer patients to suffer from depression and overall feelings of hopelessness. Many forms of cancer are difficult or impossible to treat effectively. However, there are many simple ways to increase the chance of recovery and improve the mood of the patient. Physical activity is one of the best ways to deal with cancer on an individual level. Physical activity can be anything from a rigorous exercise routine to a simple walk around the neighborhood. Exercise provides a list of physical and mental benefits including enhancing the mood and strengthening the immune system. Routines like P90X, P90X2, TurboFire or Insanity would be considered more of your more strenuous workouts. If you were simply looking for something that will help you move, and move better with very little impact, Dr. Mark Cheng created Tai Cheng for such people. Moves made specifically for healing, building back strength or creating better flexibility is what this program is all about. The one thing that ties all the workouts together and still helps to the fight against cancer and/or other sickness or illnesses is Shakeology. Watch this short video to see all about how Shakeology is good for your health. Pay close attention around the 5:25 minute marker. Doctors specifically address Shakeology and cancers together.

Cancer Prevention And Exercise

Physical fitness can help patients recover from cancer, but it can also help to prevent cancer cells from forming in the first place. There is much proof that fitness directly lowers the risk of developing colon cancer (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/24/us-colon-cancer-idUSBRE90N11L20130124). Fitness increases strength and energy levels required for the body to defend itself. Other evidence has shown that there is a good chance that lung and prostate cancers are also linked to physical fitness. It is not hard to believe that a fit body would be better equipped to fight diseases. If you’re looking to prevent these things now, you’re at the right place. I’ll do my very best to help you find the workout and nutrition guide thats right for you. Have you seen the Beachbody Challenge?

How A Poor Mood Can Effect Cancer

Believe it or not, the mood of a cancer patient has a very interesting effect on the turnout of their condition. People who become depressed during treatment are less likely to recover. This occurs mainly because of the effect on the immune system. The body and mind are not as separate as many people would like to believe. How we think and how we feel is connected to how we feel on a physical level. The immune system itself will weaken and may become damaged when your mood is poor. Physical fitness is the most effective way to boost energy levels and improve mood while also improving the body. If you watched the video above, you’ve seen the ingredients that are in Shakeology. Lots of those ingredients are natural mood enhancers. Believe it or not, what we put in our body whether liquid or solid, it definitely has an effect on how we feel and think.

Exercise After Diagnosis

Many types of cancer develop due to a weakness in specific regions of the body. For instance, mesothelioma (http://www.mesothelioma.com/mesothelioma) occurs in weak tissue around the major organs. This form of cancer is very difficult to treat, but physical fitness can help strengthen the immune system and boost the mood to help overcome the disease more effectively. There have been many studies linking fitness to an increased chance of cancer survival. A steady exercise routine is one of the first treatment methods suggested for patients to practice on their own. Combined with other medical treatments, physical fitness is the best way to stay strong and positive during such trying times.

If you or a friend could use help in finding a very affordable workout routine that comes with a complete nutrition guide and or interested in Shakeology contact me today!

Shakeology Ingredients Review by Tony Horton

Watch Tony Horton in this video Review Shakeology Ingredients at the checkout lane.

This video gives you a review of the ingredient list in shakeology. Tony Horton the P90X master, is hilarious in this video! But with all jokes aside, it’s all true. Just imagine…lets say you knew all about the ingredients used in Shakeology, and you had a full understanding of their health benefits. It would still cost you a small fortune to get all it. Not to mention, the amount of time it would take to be able to prepare it all and consume it all. I wouldn’t happen.

What Shakeology has done for me.

Well for starters it helps me keep my cravings down for foods that aren’t healthy. I honestly can tell a huge difference in how I feel. I’ll never forget what my coach told me when I was thinking about getting it. I was complaining about how much it cost. When I should have been looking at it as a “cost-per-day” since its replacing a meal and thats only $4 a day. Pretty cheap when you look at it that way. So I was told how great I would feel and honestly I thought, yeah right, you’re just trying to sale me something. My coach said, “ok well its backed by an empty bag money back guarantee, so its totally risk free. He said drink it for a month and then just stop for a week and see the difference.” It was literally a difference of night and day. I could instantly tell how my energy levels were up during my workouts. My digestion was very good and I just felt better. When I stopped. My energy seemed to drop. My digestion was good, but I could definitely tell it wasn’t as good when I was drinking it. So long story short, I’ve drank Shakeology ever since. Going on almost 2 years now. Its funny too, my 3 year old son likes it. Of course I give him a small dose, but Im glad he likes it. I know its extremely healthy for him and that makes me happy. Anyone who has kids knows how hard it is to get your kids to eat veggies or anything healthy for that matter. Its been a life saver for me, my wife (who also loves it and got great results drinking it and doing P90X) and my son! I would strongly recommend it. Give your body the best! Don’t cheap out on your health! We need it to survive!

Body Beast – Eating like a Beast

Body BeastMany of you may be wondering what the eating plan is like while doing the Body Beast workout. Im going to share how the Body Beast Book of the Beast says about eating on a budget found on page 44.

The Body Beast Eating Plan on a Budget — The most annoying thing about food is it doesn’t grow on trees.

Well, technically, some of it does, but you still have to pay for it – and when you’re eating several thousand calories a day, the cost can add up fast.

Luckily, you’re not the first bodybuilder to operate without an unlimited cash flow. During leaner times, even Sagi resorted to living on tuna and beans, and he still didn’t lose his Beastliness.

So here’s a little collected wisdom to help you bulk up on a budget.

  1. Buy in bulk. You can find rice, potatoes, beans, oats, nuts, and protein foods in bulk for pennies on the dollar. You can freeze protein foods like chicken breast for later use, or make Beast-sized recipes and freeze them in individual servings to re heated later.
  2. Avoiding ready-made prepackaged meals. This contributes not only to your good health, but also to your wallet, because you’re basically paying for the packaging and processing.
  3. Buy your fruits and veggies in season. They’ll be cheaper, more nutritious, and tastier. Frozen produce is another tasty, healthy alternative; it tends to be inexpensive, and flash freezing maintains the nutritional value of fruits and veggies better than stamping them “fresh,” then shipping them across the world.
  4. Always us a grocery list. Also, avoid shopping on an empty stomach if you’re prone to unhealthy impulse buying.
  5. Keep an eye out for sales. Plus take advantage of coupons and buy generic when the ingredients are the same as the brand-name product.
  6. Top affordable bodybuilding foods:
    • Canned Tuna
    • Eggs (choose high omega 3 varieties)
    • Chicken brest
    • Lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken
    • Nut butter
    • Whole-grain breads and pastas
    • Cottage cheese
    • Legumes (beans, lentils, ect.)
    • Bananas
    • Oats
    • Brown rice
    • Whey protein-based supplements (like Beachbody Hardcore Base Shake)
    • Potatoes

Awesome Lunch or Dinner Recipe

Page 92, Easy Chicken Fajitas (Makes 4 servings, 2 fajitas each)

  • Total time: 36 minutes
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 6 minutes

Fajitas are health and filling and make a great dinner. This recipe teaches you an easy way to marinate chicken. The result is a very flavorful dish.

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided us
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves ( about 1 pound total), cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh lime juice
  • 8 small corn or whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • Fresh salsa ( for garnish; optional)
  • Lime wedges (for garnish; optional)

Sound delicious so far! If you want to know how to prepare everything, well you’re just going to have to get the Beast workout! The Book of the Beast has a ton of great recipes and easy to follow instructions. You’ll get tons of info and tons of support. So if your ready to add some size, and learn how to eat great food that will pack on the muscle, then stop waiting. Get yours now!

How to Buy, Where to Buy Body Beast?

I would recommend purchasing the Challenge Pack for the Body Beast Program. Its at a discounted price, and gives you the entire workout plus your first 30 day supply of all the supplements. Its the most economic way.

If you just want to start out with the program, you can Buy it here.

You can alway get free account with me and het consultation from Toronto CPR.

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P90X vs Body Beast

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Both P90X and Body Beast are very good workouts but target a different result. I’ll give you my best P90X Review and Body Beast Review and let you decide which program you think will best help you accomplish your goals. They will both help with muscle definition and working on your six pack, but one as it was described to me is for “looking” and the other is for “doing“. Those are the words of Tony Horton the co creator of P90X. What I mean by that is we all in a sense workout for ego to a certain degree. Most of us want a great looking stomach, defined arms, legs, shoulders and back, male and female. Of course in the back of our minds we all want to be over all more healthy and in great working physical condition, but you have to admit there’s some ego involved as well.

P90X Review

This workout is for “doing”, again this is how Tony described it an online chat with the Team Beachbody Club members in June of 2012. Doing, in layman’s terms means to be able to perform athletically. P90X is designed to burn fat, lean out the body and build muscle, not muscle mass. While some definitely do get great muscles from doing the P90X program, in most cases it shreds the body of fat and turns it into lean muscle. The moves associated with P90X help you to be able to play sports better (for fun, or even as a pro athlete) or help you enjoy physical activities such as running, rock or rope climbing, mud runs and so on. Or even practical things such as just being able to move better or have better balance. For example simple things like picking up your child, doing yard work, climbing steps, or other leisure activities that might be a problem for you right now.

Body Beast Review

This program is the one for looking”. Im not sure if Tony was being sarcastic when he gave this answer…I personally like Sagi Kalev (co creator of Body Beast) and have done 90 days of Body Beast (and got great results), but there is some truth to what Tony said. This program is all about building muscle mass. There is very little cardio in this program, with the exception of Leg day which really revs my heart rate, and there is a Beast Cardio workout, but it seems like another Leg routine to me. The Body Beast program is all about ego. You want big muscles. What do we do when we have big muscles? We look at them…every time we walk past a mirror we have to give a little “flex” if you know what I mean? And there is nothing wrong with that. But lets be realistic. You don’t see many body builders out running 5k’s or 10k’s. Why? Because you don’t want to lean out that muscle mass. I was under the same impression that Im sure most of you are, before I learned that cardio isn’t always the most effective way of burning fat. Tony even said himself, lifting weights builds muscle. Cardio will give you an after burn for and hour or three, but (and thats a big but) muscle burns fat 24 hours around the clock, which is why both program work and is why the Body Beast program won’t make gain fat taking in a all those calories. Oh yeah, with the Beast you EAT!

A little about Both

Both the P90X and Body Beast programs provide you with excellent meal planners. But again they are both very different.

P90X has 3 Phases:

  • Fat Shredder: Phase 1 is a higher-protein diet that jump-starts your fat loss as you begin building muscle.
  • Energy Booster: Phase 2 gives your body the energy it needs with a balanced mix of carbs and protein.
  • Endurance Maximizer: Phase 3 is an athletic diet with more complex carbs and lean protein for ultimate performance.

Body Beast is a little more lenient. It doesn’t tell you what to eat each day. It does however give you an example of what your day could look like. You first need to figure out how many calories your going to take in (the planning guide will help you figure this out), and then you can choose from the recipe’s in the book for healthy ways to get your calories. McD’s hamburgers are definitely not on that list of suggested foods. Body Beast did a great job of planning a healthy way for you to build your muscle mass and has gotten great reviews for it.

Which program is the best?

Well there isn’t a good and better choice here. You really need to figure out what your goals are. If you want to lose weight, and build a lean body, work on your athleticism, balance, running or just be able to enjoy some of the simple things in life we take for granite like picking your child up or playing with the grand kids in the yard, then the P90X program is the way to go. For the men reading, you can add a great deal of muscle with P90X so don’t get me wrong. But if straight up muscle mass is what your looking for, and you enjoy lots of weight lifting, and/or want to even compete in competitions then the Body Beast program is what you want. For the ladies, let me say this, I do know several women who do Body Beast and there is actually a “Lean Beast” schedule that you can follow. The amount of size you put on is based on the calories you take in and genetics does play a small role, so if you’re a lady and you want to do this program I encourage you to do so!

So who is P90X designed for? Simple answer: Anyone that wants to be in better shape, and live a healthy lifestyle. It helps with simple task around the house or performing athletically better. The winners of the $100k at summit in 2012 both did P90X (and Shakeology) to get their results. The male was obese to start and he actually lost 200 lbs. So really anyone can do this workout. But it takes a lot of commitment. Don’t worry though, you get free support from me as your coach, and tons of support from the Team Beachbody community. They are real people, getting real results.

Who is Body Beast designed for? Any male or female that wants to concentrate on building muscle. You will and can burn fat and lose weight with this program. Just keep in mind that its designed to make you a “Beast”. Sorry I had to say it, but really it is designed to help you build muscle. And the same applies here. You get me free for support as your coach, and tons of support from the Team Beachbody community.

Equipement

Just going to keep is short and sweet. You’re going to need equipment for either of these programs.

P90X you at least need:

  • Dumbbells (5’s, 10’s and 20’s (the more the better, sometimes you can find a complete set on Craigslist for cheap, or go with the adjustable dumbbell set like the BowFlex SelectTech)) or Resistance Bands
  • Pull-up bar or you can use resistance bands to simulate a pull-up

Optional

  • This really shouldn’t be under optional. Nutrition is just as important as the workout. Shakeology. Your body needs it. Its great for meal replacements to help you achieve your weight loss goals, and its a great post workout shake. It has everything you need to give your body after a hard workout. I even drank Shakeology when I was doing Body Beast. It’s just a way of life for me.

Body Beast you at least need:

  • Dumbbells…If your serious about building muscle, in my opinion you really need a complete set, 5’s to 50’s or even 80’s. There are some moves that are very challenging with only 5 lbs. Some moves I can use 50’s and that’s not enough.
  • Pull-up bar or you can use resistance bands to simulate a pull-up
  • A bench or yoga/stability ball to lay back on
  • The Body Beast Supplement. If your committing to the workout, you need to commit to the supplements. It’s perfectly designed to give you what you need. Designed by experts and tested by real people, plus it helps you achieve your caloric goals.

Optional

  • Curl bar. Before I got the curl bar I used my dumbbells and it worked ok, but I personally think I got better results with the curl bar. You can get the bar and the weights for a great price when purchasing Body Beast.

I’ve made my decision, so how do I get my program?

P90X Challenge PackFor the P90X Program I would recommend purchasing the P90X Challenge Pack. Its at a discounted price, and gives you the entire workout plus your first 30 day supply of Shakeology. Its the most economic way. If you just want to start out with the program, you can Buy it here.

 

 

Body BeastFor the Body Beast Program I would recommend purchasing the Challenge Pack. Its at a discounted price, and gives you the entire workout plus your first 30 day supply of all the supplements. Again its the most economic way. If you just want to start out with the program, you can Buy it here.

You can find all the equipment you need minus the dumbbells once you’ve gotten the program from your new free account.

 

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What’s The Easiest Way to Lose Weight?

What's The Easiest Way to Lose Weight?It’s almost Christmas and Thanksgiving is once again in the past. Are you one of the people who had to visit with lots over the Thanksgiving holiday? If so you may be wanting to know what’s the easiest way to lose weight? Well believe it or not I do have the answer for you. There are actually a number of suggestions that Im going to share with you that will work well for you and even be a great Christmas gift for your family or close friend!

Simple Facts!

Lets dig into the facts for just a minute. Most average people will gain between 8-12 lbs from Thanksgiving to New Years. Most of it comes from the home parties and office parties due to the holiday cheer. Im going to share with you some of the easiest ways to lose weight FAST and actually save some money over this holiday season!

Money Saving TIPS first!

Saving money this holiday season is actually easier than you might think. This is my suggestion. STOP feeling like you have to give to everyone. Now don’t get me wrong…I’m not being a scrooge. But there is no reason to buy for people who a. don’t need anything, and b. just because they’ve bought for you. I would encourage you to actually reach out to the people on your normal Christmas list and and simply suggest that you not exchange gifts this year mainly because there is nothing that you really need. Take the money that you both would spend on something that you think the other would like and pay down some debt with it…WOW yes I just said that. Pay off some debt. Now that’s a real gift for the holiday season, that any and everyone will appreciate. I know that I can personally do without another pair of socks that I wouldn’t even buy myself this year or some useless device that I really don’t have room for now. I love Christmas, because its about Christ. Our government, has allowed it to become such a big deal and we’ve been lead to believe that if we don’t share, then we don’t care. And that just isn’t the case. So my suggestion would be to buy a pack of cards, and write something nice about the person or family your giving it to. That will last forever. Also, stop all the unhealthy baking, of cookies and pies. With every get-to-gether we always feel like we should take some food, and the easy thing to take are…you guessed it, cookies and pies. While not hard to make and not that expensive, but if you do it several times during the holiday season, it can add up. There just isn’t a need to do it, and people don’t need the unhealthy foods! So if your like me, then I probably just saved you at least $500 to $1000 on unnecessary giving. Now the best news is you can get a great, easy plan to lose weight and start losing it fast for less than the $500 I just showed you how to save!

Beachbody Ultimate ResetLooking for What’s The Easiest Way to Lose Weight?

This is the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. What is it? Well this is the best and healthiest way to reset your body. Its a 21 day challenge. This comes with a meal plan that is strict and very precise. For 21 days you’ll learn how to eat healthier, what super foods are and how to use them. You’ll break free from you caffeine addictions and junk food addictions, without ever having to lift a weight or go to the gym! We’ve done our research with this one folks! Check out Megan’s results. Regardless of your size you can do this, and get great results!

Beachbody Ultimate Reset ResultsNow I want you to keep in mind, that after you finish the 21 Day Ultimate Reset, you will never have been more ready to start a workout program. In fact studies show that most people have more energy and actually those who worked out before doing the Ultimate Reset performed better and lifted heavier once going back to their workout routine. Yes, the Ultimate Reset is an the easiest way to lose weight, because you don’t workout at all when doing it. But the fact is, once the 21 days are over, you will need a plan in place to continue this new healthy lifestyle and you’ll WILL BE READY for it. Ready’er than you’ve ever been! There are several ways to get the Beachbody 21 Day Ultimate Reset. All you need to do is pick the package that suits you the best.

Losing Weight after or without the 21 Day Ultimate Reset

You actually have so many options. And again, with the money that I’ve already told you how to save you can get a great workout, plus the nutrition from Shakeology, all for yourself, and still have enough to get one for a close friend, relative or your spouse. I’ve written several articles on most of these workouts, so it won’t be hard for you to do your research on them. How ever, Im going to list them out from Basic/Beginner to Advanced. With all these programs, you get free support, you’ll get me as your coach, and an online community to further help you in achieving your goals. We have a proven system that works. Are you ready for your new life or are you going to hide in fear? We’re here to help you, but you have to be willing to help yourself…what are you going to do?

Basic/Beginner 

 

 

Middle of the Road

 

 

Advanced 

 

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Why am I So Tired from Doing P90X?

Tired during or after doing P90X? Well that could  be one of two reasons. 1. either you didn’t get enough rest or 2. you’re not eating right. Yep thats what I said. What you put in your body can affect your workouts and how you feel all day long. I personally know all about this. How you ask? Well because I was in both categories when I first started doing P90X. I had never counted calories when I first started with the Beachbody workouts. To be honest I never knew how.

What does Counting Calories have to do with P90X?

P90X is an extreme workout. Your body is just like a car. If you don’t put fuel in your not going anywhere. I’ll just be completely honest with you. I was ignorant to health and fitness prior to P90X. When I first received P90X, I was like over half who do the same thing. I got it out of the box, looked at the schedule, tossed the book aside and started the workouts. Why is the wrong? Again P90X is an extreme workout. When you do the workouts your burning calories. When you burn calories, you need to make up for it by what you put in your body. I simply thought that eating healthy was what I needed to do. And it was what I needed, but you have to know what exactly to eat, the portions to eat and when. You have to give back to your body what your taking out.

Lets just say for example when you do P90X Plyometrics that you burn 600 calories. Some of you may know where Im going with this, but honestly I never knew. If you burn 600 calories, then you are at minus (-)600 calories. So if you need to take in 1700 calories for the day and you don’t make up the 600 you’ve burned, but you do meet your 1700 calorie goal, then you’re really only at 1100 calories for the day. So that means that your energy level is going to be down somewhat because your body needs the full 1700 to keep up with your lifestyle and the extremity of the P90X Workouts.

How do I know how many calories I need?

The answer to that question is inside your P90X Nutrition Guide. You know the white book that was tossed to the side. In the first few pages you’ll learn what you need to know about how to eat.

“DETERMINE YOUR NUTRITION LEVEL

Your nutrition level is based on the daily amount of calories your body needs for optimal health and performance during the extreme fitness program. To determine your nutrition level, simply complete the following 4 steps.”

In the 4 steps you’ll learn how to:

• Calculate your resting metabolic rate (RMR)
• Calculate your daily activity burn, the calories required for daily movement apart from exercise.
• Add the calories required for you exercise needs, which have calculated at 600 calories per day for the P90X program, etc.
• Now use your energy amount to determine your nutrition level in the table provided.

Of course I left some of the verbiage out, I don’t want to copy everything down from the book. At that point once you’ve figured out how many calories you need, you can proceed on through the 3 phases of the meal plan. Now Im not going to say that you have to 100% stick to the P90X meal plan, even though it is highly recommended, but at least you’ll have an idea of what your calorie intake should be, and if you read through each phase you will see what types of food you should be eating. If you feel like your not going to stick to the P90X Nutrition Guide I would recommend that you follow the Online Meal Planner through the Beachbody Club Membership. Unless your an expert, I can’t stress enough that you need to follow the outline of a good meal plan. Beachbody has done their research and hired experts to put these tools together so theres no sense in trying to recreate the wheel or struggling through your diet yourself. Shakeology is an absolute must for any intense workout. You’ll find great reviews on it, plus almost every single trainer from Beachbody will tell you that your body needs it. Just ask Tony Horton from P90X, Chalene Johnson from TurboFire, or Shaun T from Insanity. With great fitness there needs to be great nutrition!

How much rest do I need?

I personally can answer that. Only you can determine how much rest you need. I can only recommend that you get anywhere from 6.5 to 8.5 hours of rest each night. If you have the luxury of sneaking in a nap mid day, go for it!

I just need more juice during my workout!

This last bit is for those of you who just need a little more ‘get up and go’ in your workout. If you’ve gotten everything else under control but you want a little more focus and strength, then the best recommendation I could make is Beachbody’s E&E (Energy & Endurance) Formula. I do a few scoops right before my workouts and it truly does help to make it through them.

I hope this helps you get some energy back. Good luck in your workouts, and please if I’ve helped you with this post, please click the ‘Like’ button below, share this blog with a friend, and leave me your feedback. Don’t forget to get your Free Account with me so we can stay connected through the Beachbody site also! Beachbody Free Membership.

Beachbody Challenge

The Beachbody Challenge WILL change your life forever! If your tired of feeling tired, sluggish, no energy or just want to get in amazing shape. I’ll help get you going with the right fitness program & nutrition to help you reach your goals. You may be asking what is the Beachbody Challenge and how’s it going to help me? Watch the short video below (be sure to turn your sound on) and then we’ll discuss it a little further.

I hope after watching that video your as pumped up as I am.

The Beachbody Challenge…

There is really so much to it, but at the same time there is so little to it. I know that’s an oxymoron, but it really describes it to perfection. What I want to really stress to you is this; its all for you, for the people. The ones who are willing to do what ever it takes. It’s not for me or for the other Coaches. Its not for the corporate world or the money hungry business people out there. This is all for you. It’s to help you not only start a new healthy lifestyle, but it gives you a clear and direct foundation to get started and maintain your results for the rest of your life. In being a part of the the Beachbody Challenge you also get a free coach >>thats ME<< to help you with any questions, concerns and motivation! You also get a small private group to be apart of that will share this experience with you and essentially could become life long friends. You see, through the countless hours of research we’ve figured out that folks get better results with they feel accountable. Being a part of a small group, you tend to lean on one-another.

The Breakdown…

Im going to give you the breakdown from start to finish, on how to get started in the Beachbody Challenge.

  1. You need a Beachbody Coach – thats easy, because Im right here. You need to start off by signing up for your free membership.
  2. Once you’ve created your account and filled in some of your basic information we need to figure out which program would be best for your to start out on. Most often, everyone wants to start out with the hardest or most extreme workout, but I highly recommend that if your new to fitness or starting over, we really need to pin-point a program for you to start out on. Remember, this is a lifestyle, so you don’t have to concur P90X in your first Challenge. I generally like to ask a few questions about you and your goals, and then I can make a recommendation on what I think you should start out with.
  3. Once we have your program picked out, then we chose a Shakeology flavor. There are 3 different Shakeology flavors.*Regular Shakology (animal based protein) Greenberry or Chocolate OR *Vegan (plant based protein and no dairy products) Chocolate or Tropical Strawberry.Both are equally potent with all the ingredients your body needs to become more healthy and lose weight. With Shakeology you’ll replace 1 meal each day. That’s not hard at all!
  4. Once we have the program figured out and your Shakeology preference, then we simply get that Challenge Pack. The challenge pack consist of your Beachbody workout + your first 30 days of Shakeology + 30 days of a free trial membership as a Club Member, all at a discounted price. So you basically pay less for bundling it together, oh and you get free shipping.
    * Just to let you know a little about the Club Membership. Being a Club Member, you receive 10% off anything purchased after becoming a member, plus you and I or just you can create a personalized meal plan for your entire family each week. It even can give a complete grocery list to follow. If you want to know more about the Club Membership go here.
  5. You need to have a Facebook account, or create one. All my Beachbody Challenge groups are private Facebook groups, within Facebook. Its just easier to keep up with everyone.
  6. This is the last step. Now you have a few more options to get started. I can place you in a Challenge Group that I am putting together myself, which usually consist of people just like you who just want to be a part of a group or if you feel more comfortable and want to get a hand full of close friends or family to join you in the group, we can do it that way also. Just know that each member must follow the steps above and they can’t already have a Beachbody Coach.

Thats it. Like I said it a lot to it but at the same time is really simple. FITNESS + NUTRITION + PEER SUPPORT = SUCCESS. Its that simple. So if your ready to be apart of a loving, caring team of great people who share your interest in getting in shape, then please, Join my Beachbody Challenge Group Today!! Contact me today to get started or jump over to the Challenge page and pick your Challenge Pack.

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Diets That Work

Category : Diets and Meal Planners · No Comments · by Oct 8th, 2012

Looking for  Diets That Work huh? Lets first take a look at what a diet is. Please don’t give up on this post either. Its going to be a good heart felt one, so stick it out and read it thoroughly.

Lets first define the word diet:

di·et /ˈdī-it/

Noun:

  1. The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.
  2. A legislative assembly in certain countries.

Verb:

Restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight: “it is difficult to diet in a house full of cupcakes”

What I think of when I hear the word Diet

When I hear the word diet, I always think of when I would hear my mother or one of hear friends talk about some extreme way of eating or some crazy food they were going to eat for a certain period of time. They would usually lose weight. But what seemed to mesmerize me the most was…these women would go on diets almost every year. Thats it…they would lose weight…then eat like crap for the rest of the year. Then go on a diet, lose weight and do it all over again.

Whats gonna make this so good you might ask? Well Im going to give you a small piece of my life. Im gonna let you know what I struggle with on a daily basis and who I struggle with the most. The true problem with what I listed above is that, going on these diets and always trying to find “Diets That Work” is that, it isn’t healthy…at all. I too was one of those people at one time in my life who thought that going on a diet was just what you did. Thats what society knew. Thats what the media taught us. That if you wanted to be skinny then you had to go on a diet. I will be the first to tell you, I really didn’t know anything about getting in shape or how to eat, much less how to eat healthy. Im not going to give you my life story in this blog post, mainly because I’ve already done that in another post. So if you want to know more about me, well you’ll just have to keep reading :)! Ok, back on topic. I owe everything that I know…period…to becoming a Team Beachbody Coach refered to from here-on as TBB Coach, and NO this ins’t a plug on becoming a coach either. Its the truth.

My Personal Struggles and finding Diets That Work

What do I struggle with? That’s easy. Sweets, potato chips, over eating because it just taste so FREAKIN GOOD! There I said it! Sometimes I feel like I can’t be honest about it. Like people will look at me weird for saying it. Oh well, there it is. I actually do really well in the day. It’s dinner time that gets me the most. I think its because my snack from 3 or 3:30 pm has worn off, and waiting until my wife gets dinner done between 6 and 7 pm I just get so hungry that I eat my dinner in like 2 minutes and my mind is like, that’s it, that all your eating? So I get psyched out and I want to go for plate #2. So why has becoming a TBB Coach helped me? Well besides helping me to get in shape with awesome products like Shakeology, Insanity and P90X, I’ve also learned how to eat and eat the correct portions. Each of the fitness products come with a meal planner so that helps a ton. It has also allowed me to help others and that truly is a blessing of its own! I know what your thinking too! Well what if I don’t have any of those programs and can’t get one right now, what am I supposed to do? What helped me is the Team Beachbody Club Membership. For $2.99 a week I get an online meal planner that I can create myself based on my lifestyle. Even if my lifestyle changes every couple of weeks. Anyone can afford that! Plus as a club member you save 10% off anything you order and  when you drink Shakeology each day like me, that really helps! Of course if your a TBB Coach you save 25% but thats a different story.

What is the Online Meal Planner?

The Online Meal Planner is the ultimate “Diet That Works” and what I mean by that is its a true diet. Its what you eat everyday, not something you do once a year. I don’t even like the word diet. The online meal planner is a lifestyle. Its tells you what you should eat for each meal. It give you the right portions to eat. Portion Control is something I struggle with all the time. The best part is that it will even print out a grocery list for you. So there is no guess work at all! And its food that your whole family can eat. Remember, it not that ‘old school diet’ that no one else in the family wants to be apart of. Its ‘real’ good food. Its normal food. The meal planner simply helps you prepare it in a healthy way and helps you with proper portions. It even helps me with my sweet tooth, because Im eating sweet stuff like strawberry’s and blueberry’s on pancakes. Yes I said pancakes!

The Hardest Part of the Lifestyle

The hardest part for me personally is the people Im around. I am VERY PARTICULAR of what I feed my child. Now don’t get me wrong, my wife and I aren’t perfect, but we try hard with our son to feed him healthy. I got in a big argument with my mother yesterday. She know’s Im a TBB Coach and she know’s that we try to eat clean 99% of the time and we want that for our son also. My step father had made a cake for my brothers birthday. Of course being the grandparent, my mother had talked this up real big with my son and told him he could have a slice, without even asking me. So as I sit there I watch my mother let my son like cake icing off a spoon that she had gotten for him to eat with out of the icing container. I let it slide trying to be nice. It was just the tip of the spoon. But then she gives him more. Im like Momma, no more. Well thats a problem with her. So as the day goes on, I let him have 1 slice of cake against my better judgement. But then less than 2 hours pass he wants more cake, as any 2 year old would and she says ask daddy. So Im automatically the bad guy. It was 5 pm at this point so the answer should have been real clear, as it would’ve been when I was a kid. She got mad because Im too hard on him and I got stuff like that when I was growing up. Well the point is, #1 he’s my child. #2 it doesn’t make it healthy just because I got it as a child. Im trying to make better choices for myself, my family and my child. So even the ones that care the most about you, still in some ways wont support you. But you have to stay strong! And I personally believe that if you have a meal plan in place, you’ll be able to fight those temptations, because your needs will be met with whats on the plan! The realistic part of life is, its hard to make good healthy decisions with so much temptation out there! And even harder when people don’t understand what your trying to do! A slice of cake is ok in moderation. But if you take a good look around you 90% of what you will see is people who don’t eat in moderation. My son isn’t missing out on life because I don’t feed him crap like that. He’s gaining in life. He’s learning that just because its there doesn’t mean you have to eat it. This is a very extreme example but its true. Feeding our youth sweets and fattening unhealthy food is just as bad as buying them a bottle of liquor and a pack of cigarettes. Think about it.

So if your really ready to take control of your eating habits and lead your family into a healthy day everyday, then make that small investment and consider the Club Membership! I hope this truly had a positive impact on you! I love my mother, but I had to put my foot down. Will you?

 


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