BOD – All Access

With 2017 right around the corner, Beachbody just released something that I think is a huge game changer.  They just made the Beachbody On Demand – All Access option available.  I’ve been using Beachbody on Demand (BOD) for over a year now and see some huge benefits to...

Diets Don’t Work

There are tons of diets to follow out there.  Southbeach, Zone, Atkins, HCG, the list goes on and on.  I’m sure you’ve probably tried one before, right?  How did that go?  Did it work?  And if it did, how long did the results last? Typical Diet Results I’m guessing...

Body Beast Sale

If you’ve followed my journey at all you know I’ve done a few rounds of Body Beast.  If you haven’t, you can check out my Body Beast Results and Body Beast Review.  If you like hybrids, check out my P90X/Body Beast Hybrid.  Needless to say, it’s by far one of...

Shakeology Clinical Tri...

A lot of products out there have anecdotal evidence of people using the product and having a good experience.  It’s true for a lot of the reviews I write and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that in my opinion.  It’s great to hear the experience of others,...

3 Day Refresh Results

I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical when I first heard about the “3 Day Refresh results” other people were having.  I’ve never been big on doing cleanses and have actually never completed one, but I was hearing that people were losing 3-5 lbs and feeling great...

3 Day Refresh

I announced this previously, but wanted to make a dedicated post to it.  Beachbody just released a new product, called the 3 Day Refresh.  I think they did this because they’ve seen how popular the 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse has been for people, but wanted to bring a product that...

Summit Update Part 1

Every year Beachbody puts on their Coach Summit.  It’s a weekend to gather Coaches from around the nation to inspire them to keep doing their part to end the trend of obesity, build relationships and introduce new things coming from Team Beachbody!  Unfortunately I was not able to...

Spot Training

Do you have a “trouble area”?  A particular part of your body that seems like it just won’t or can’t burn fat?  Most people that I talk to have an area like this.  For some people it’s their lower belly, their hips, their legs.  For me it’s...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! I hope your weeks are all going great!  Even though I can still find snow on the ground in some places, I think it’s finally time we can put our winter jackets away here.  It already seems like people are generally in a better mood.  One thing I get excited...

Track Your Progress

One of my favorite Tony Horton quotes, “How do you know what to do, if you don’t know what you did?”  He says it in both P90X & P90X3.  He’s talking about tracking your progress.  At the time he’s encouraging you to write down the weight you used, or...

Breaking Plateaus

Hitting a plateau is a very common thing when it comes to a weightloss journey.  For a while you’re doing great, losing lbs and inches and you feel like momentum is on your side.  Then all of a sudden it just stops.  And you can’t really figure out why because you...

How Bad is Fast Food

When you’re trying to improve your health nutrition is a critical factor in how well you’re going to do.  A phrase that I think is very true is that exercise will account for 20% of your results while nutrition will count for the other 80%.  You really can’t out-train...

Trigger Points

Ever find yourself snacking mindlessly?  Or starting to crave junk food at the same time every day?  One thing I’ve realized in my life, is that there are certain trigger points/times in my day when eating healthy can be tough.  I bet if you think about it and really analyze your...

14 Day Clean Eating Cha...

Are you struggling to nail your nutrition?  Do you find yourself snacking mindlessly?  Does it seem like it’s nearly impossible to stick to your plan because you get all sorts of cravings and just end up giving in?  Believe me, I’ve been there.  I know it can be incredibly...

Beachbody Discounts in ...

Beachbody’s mission is to help people live healthier and more fulfilling lives, and to help people reach that goal, they have world-class products.  One thing that inevitably can be a barrier for people is the cost of the products.  But thankfully they do run specials every month...

Eating Your Workout Cal...

When starting a new workout program, this question comes up a lot.  “Should I eat my workout calories?”  Or I get questions about pre/post workout drinks and if those have to count.  So I wanted to clear up some confusion here as these are all super common questions.  Your...

Order 21 Day Fix

Ever struggle with portion control?  I know I do and it’s probably one of the biggest food struggles that people have.  Overeating is incredibly prevalent, especially in the US.  Think about going out to eat.  Most meals could feed at least 2 people.  So it’s no wonder...

IIFYM – What The ...

Over the last year or so I’ve been hearing a lot about a new nutrition plan to follow, or moreso a way of eating.  I’d see people talking about IIFYM and honestly for a long time I had no clue what it stood for.  So if you’re in that boat, don’t feel bad.  It...

P90X3 Nutrition Plan

The P90X3 Nutrition Plan has been an interesting topic of discussion lately in different groups I’m a part of.  Some people love it, other people are wary of it and would rather follow the original P90X Nutrition Guide.  They are certainly different and I know some people will...

Beachbody January Deals

Have a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Beachbody is well aware that this is a popular time of year for people to start a weight loss journey, so they have a couple great specials to help get you started. Beachbody January...

Net Carbs

I’ve heard of the idea of “net carbs” before but I never really knew what people were talking about.  Was it just a way for people to kinda cheat and feel like they were eating fewer carbs?  Or is it legitimately something to pay attention to when looking at your...

How To Start

The biggest obstacle in most people’s fitness journey is just starting.  It’s not figuring out what workout to do or figuring out what to exactly eat, it’s actually just getting started with anything.  In January, people will join health clubs across America, and even...

10 Signs You’re D...

Water plays an incredibly important role in your body.  It carries oxygen and nutrients to your cells, gives cushion for your joints and helps you digest food.  So making sure you’re drinking enough water is absolutely critical.  You can really only last at max 8-10 days without...

Dangers of Bulking

Since I’m doing another round of Body Beast right now, I thought it might be a good time to bring this topic up.  It’s not an uncommon goal for a guy to want to bulk up and put on some serious muscle.  I think Beachbody really nailed it when they created Body Beast....

Shakeology Sample Pack

I get a lot of inquiries from people who want to try Shakeology before they decide to order it.  And that’s totally understandable.  I was the same way myself.  I had my Coach send me a sample and then decided to order it myself after making sure I liked it.  I knew it was...

Quick Fixes

It seems like in today’s world of ‘instant-everything’ people want to see results fast.  No one likes waiting for things anymore.  You have instant coffee, instant pudding, instant feedback, when someone likes the picture you posted on Facebook, you see that in almost...

Healthy Labor Day Tips

With Labor Day coming up, I wanted to put together a list of tips to help make this Labor Day a little healthier.  I know it’s typically time to take a break, relax, fire up the grill and have a beer.  And while there’s nothing wrong with taking a break from things and spending time...

Carl’s Shakeology...

Carl Daikeler is Beachbody’s CEO and is an awesome leader.  He is incredibly passionate about ending the trend of obesity in our nation.  He’s inspired millions of people to get healthy and I appreciate how committed he is to that goal.  It’s a large part of why I...

Focus T25 Nutrition Pla...

It’s a common phrase that 20% of your results are due to your workouts and 80% will be due to your nutrition.  I’ve seen this to be true myself.  If you workout hard, but then feed your body junk, you’re not going to see the results you want.  I made this mistake...

Greenberry & Vanil...

Team Beachbody made quite a buzz at this year’s summit when they released a new flavor of Shakeology, Vanilla.  People had been asking for this for a long time, but finding a healthy, natural source of vanilla flavor was not easy.  Not long before that, they also announced a...

Benefits of Fiber

When talking about nutrition and tracking what you eat, we often focus on the main 3 macronutrient protein, carbohydrates and fats.  But Those obviously aren’t the only things we care about, there are other factors that are important with your nutrition.  One of those things is...

Tips for a Healthy 4th

For our American team members today is a day to celebrate the birth of our nation and our independence.  When we have celebrations in the summer, that typically means BBQ’s and lots of food.  Believe me, I’ve been there.  It’s super easy to eat 1000+ calories in a...

Listen To Your Body?

Ever heard the advice to “listen to your body“?  It seems like a very common phrase and I think it does have merit in some cases, but not necessarily all the time.  Your body will give you feedback on what you’re doing though, and I think it is important to discuss...

Order Vanilla Shakeolog...

So it’s finally here, today is the day that you can order vanilla Shakeology!  Beachbody has been working for a VERY long time to come up with a formula that stayed true to a non-gmo, natural product.  Vanilla is an extremely hard flavor to make taste good naturally. All the other...

Logging Exercise in MFP

If you know me you know how great I think myfitnesspal is.  It’s a great website/app that I think is super useful.  Logging your food has really never been easier.  The database of foods they have is amazing, and there’s even a bar-code scanner that will pull in all the...

Honey Cumin Chicken Rec...

I was on the Team Beachbody website and saw this recipe and thought it was too good to not pass on.  It’s a perfect summer dish and will keep you on track with your nutrition, especially if you’re on the Fat Shredder plan from P90X.   Recipe: Honey Cumin Chicken (Makes 4...

Shakeology 3 Day Cleans...

Need to break through a weight loss plateau?  Check out these Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse Instructions… SHAKEOLOGY 3-DAY CLEANSE Instructions Shakeology is a meal replacement shake designed to be enjoyed every day, one meal a day. But for this cleanse, it will be used three times a...

30 Day Clean Eating Cha...

I wanted to put together another  30 Day Clean Eating Challenge for our team since the last one was so successful.  If you’ve been struggling to stick with your nutrition plan, if you’ve fallen completely off the wagon, or just want some accountability to keep doing what you’re...

It’s a Marathon N...

I see this time and time again, especially when people are new to a workout program.  Two things can be very detrimental to their motivation.  First, they want to see results right now.  Someone starts doing Insanity for a week and thinks they should have lost 10 lbs already.  If that...

New Greenberry Shakeolo...

Recently Beachbody made a big announcement about the new Greenberry Shakeology.  In case you missed it, they reformulated that flavor, adding some more super-foods and making it sweeter.  In the past Greenberry has been the black sheep of all Shakeology flavors, but Carl Daikeler and...

Cordastra Free Trial

Cordyceps + Astragalus = Cordastra™ Cordastra is a brand-new wellness nutrition supplement that’s an exclusive potent blend of two ancient Chinese herbs, astragalus and cordyceps. Together they promote physical health and mental well-being.* This new wellness nutrition supplement...

Metabolic Damage

Metabolic damage is a term that I recently became aware of, but have definitely thought about before.  When it comes to your metabolism, most people want to speed it up if they’re trying to lose weight or shed fat.  But do some of the things people do to lose weight actually end...

Ultimate Reset – ...

There are tons of cleanses and detoxes out there claiming to help you lose weight.  But how many of them have actually gone through a clinical study?  I sure haven’t heard of many.  That’s why I think it’s pretty cool that the New York College of Chiropractice...

BCAA’s

One popular supplement that you might have heard about lately is BCAA’s.  I didn’t know much about what a BCAA supplement was used for or even contained until this past year.  So I figured I would do a write up of the basics and when/why I use my BCAA supplement in case you...

Cheat Meals

Cheat meals are a topic I haven’t talked about for a little while.  But I think it’s something that’s important to address.  If you’re on my team, you know how much I talk about the importance of nutrition.  It’s going to account for roughly 80% of your...

Shakeology Trial Pack

This is something totally new for me, but I’m excited to see how it goes.  One thing I’ve noticed when it comes to Shakeology is that people can be a little wary of spending $130 when they’re not really sure they like something.  There is always the 30 day money back...

Beachbody Challenge Pac...

Maybe you haven’t noticed it yet, but on the Team Beachbody website, they have totally revamped their Beachbody Challenge links and I think have a much more user-friendly layout now.  So I wanted to highlight a few things that you might find really helpful as you look to reach your...

Feeling Sick?

As you eat healthier and workout more, one huge benefit you’ll notice is that you get sick less.  Fewer colds, less indigestion, etc.  Your immune system is strengthened when you’re feeding your body what it needs and you’re better able to fight off things that might...

Power Oatmeal

If you’re looking for a meal to give you long-lasting energy this is a great option, plus it’s super easy!  Definitely one of the fastest meals I make and it’s one I really enjoy.  I usually eat this oatmeal for breakfast, but it would really be good any time of day....

Shakeology Price Change...

sFor the last 4 years Shakeology has stayed constant as far as price goes.  The whey protein formulas, Original Chocolate and Greenberry, have been $119 for that long.  So inevitably there was going to be a Shakeology price change.  So I just want to make it clear as to what the change...
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