Find Something You Like

The number one topic I get questions on or see people struggle with is motivation.  “How can I stay motivated to workout?”  “How do you stick with your plan so well?”  “I wish I was as motivated as you.”  These are all pretty common things I hear....

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...

Cyndi Crushes Insanity!...

Cyndi is a member of our team who really gets it.  She knew that she wanted to make a change but at first struggled to know what to do.  Then she saw the infomercials for Insanity and decided to give it a try.  I think once you see her results pictures you’ll know how well it...

Baby Steps

This post was inspired by an unlikely source, one of my favorite movies “What About Bob”.  If you haven’t seen this great film I highly recommend you check it out.  If you have seen it, you might be wondering why I’m writing about it on a health/fitness blog....

Insanity Month 2

I know we have a lot of people doing Insanity on Team New Body so I wanted to address something that I think everyone experiences as you progress in the program.  And if you’re just starting out, this should hopefully help you set your expectations for what Insanity month 2 is...

Be Honest

One of my favorite motivational quotes has to be, “Don’t be upset with the results you didn’t get from the work you didn’t put in.”  Basically saying don’t expect great results if you’re not willing to put the work in.  I think this is an issue...

What To Do For Sore Mus...

For those of you just starting a workout program I’m guessing you’re dealing with muscle soreness and I’m guessing it’s pretty bad. I know I was extremely sore during my first week of both Insanity and P90X. With Insanity my legs were killing me and with P90X my...

Workout Programs For At...

Functional fitness seems to be very popular in the fitness world today.  More and more people don’t just want to lose weight, they want to perform better in their every day life or a sport they’re involved with.  What they’re really looking for are workout programs for...

Intense Cardio Workout ...

I wrote this for all you cardio junkies out there.  I know some people just really like intense cardio workout programs, and if that’s you, Beachbody has a couple great options.  I’m not a huge fan of slow-paced, long, drawn-out cardio, but I do really like fast-paced...

The Dr. Gets His Health...

John is a fellow coach and has an awesome story.  He’s a surgeon, and like many other people in the medical field, he spent a ton of time helping other people get better but didn’t take time for himself.  He had been letting his busy life get in the way as an excuse to not...

Kim Gets Insane!

Kim has been an awesome, very motivating member of Team New Body and recently finished up a round of Insanity.  You’ll ready from here story that she has found a very compelling “why” that keeps her motivated and on track to accomplish her goals.  She is also in the...

Gaining Momentum

You hear about it from sports announcers all the time.  They talk about the team “with the momentum” having an advantage over the other team.  It’s not tangible, but it definitely gives them a leg up.  And I think that’s very true for those of us doing Beachbody...

P90X Round 1 Nutrition

I get nutrition questions all the time from people starting out on programs like P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, etc.  And that’s totally understandable, because if you’re just starting out and trying to digest the P90X Nutrition guide it can be a little confusing.  What...

Benefits of Foam Rollin...

Thanks to P90X2, I have recently been introduced to foam rolling.  It’s something I had heard a little bit about, but never something I had really looked into or tried myself.  Honestly, it seemed a little odd to me at first, but I was hearing good things from others, and since...

Updated Transformation ...

I originally had created a transformation video about 6 months ago, so it was definitely time for an update.  This updated transformation video reviews my whole year with Beachbody.  It’s really fun to look back and see how far I’ve come in only a year.  I’ve spent...

HR monitors

A good heart rate monitor can really be an incredible tool, and one that I just recently started using.  I wish I would have started using one earlier but I’m glad I have it now.  And from time to time I get questions from individuals wondering if using a hr monitor is a good idea...

Weekly Check-In

Weekly check-in time! It’s been a pretty busy week in the Beachbody world, mostly due to the release of the new Shakeology flavor and formulation.  Yesterday they released Tropical Strawberry Shakeology.  It’s a vegan formulation, so it’s going to be perfect for those...

P90X Insanity Hybrid

People often ask me if they should do P90X or Insanity, especially when they’re just starting out.  Depending on what your goals are and what you have available to you as far as space and equipment, P90X or Insanity might be a better fit.  But in my opinion, a P90X Insanity hybrid...

Enter the Beachbody Cha...

I’ve posted about this recently, but again, I wanted to officially give you all the details on the Beachbody Challenge.  This is something everyone should enter!  Why?  Because it’s FREE and you could win up to $100,000 just for working out!  There are also $500 daily...

My Year in Review

A year ago, I was in the worst shape of my life.  I wasn’t working out consistently and my diet was poor.  I had just stepped on a scale to see the highest number I had ever seen, 217 lbs.  I knew I wasn’t in great shape, but I didn’t know that I was at my heaviest...

Your Attitude Matters!

How do you react when things are tough or don’t go your way?  When people question what you’re doing does it fuel you or discourage you?  Do you assume you’re going to reach your goals or do you not really think you’ll ever get there?  Why am I asking all those...

Why I’m a Team Be...

I get questions from time to time from friends and family about why I’m a Team Beachbody coach.  They might think I’m a little crazy about my workouts and nutrition (which might be true!), but they don’t fully understand the coaching aspect all the time.  So I wanted...

Ditch the Scale!

You’ve been working hard for 2 weeks, but you still haven’t lost a pound, or worse, you’ve actually gained weight!  Does that sound familiar?  I see it all the time on the message boards.  People get discouraged or think that programs like P90X or Insanity don’t...

Starting Insanity?

I see questions from people starting Insanity all the time whether it’s on the message boards or from people on our team. I get questions about what to expect and when you should start seeing results. Since these questions are so common I wanted to write a post for those who are...

Bulking Pt. 2 (for wome...

I find that women often have the exact opposite concern than the guys do when it comes to bulking up.  I’ve heard it a ton, and you might even be thinking it yourself, “I don’t want to lift weights because I don’t want to look like a man.”  Often times...

Bulking Up Pt. 1 (for g...

I know there are lots of guys out there who are looking to bulk up and often find it frustrating trying to add muscle mass.  And there are some people who think you can’t do it with P90X or other Beachbody workouts.  So I figured I would write about how you can add lean muscle...

Getting Enough Zzzzzz&#...

I’m writing this post to myself just as much as everyone else out there.  I am definitely guilty of not getting as much sleep as I should.  But it’s incredibly important to get your sleep because your body needs rest!  Especially if you’re doing an intense workout...

New Beachbody Challenge

Want to get paid for working out?  The new Beachbody Challenge is a great way to do just that and can serve as motivation for the workouts!  It’s basically a competition to reward the people who really commit to living a healthier lifestyle and achieve great results.  The top...

6-pack Abs

I think we’ve all seen plenty of infomercials for products promising to give you the 6-pack that you’ve always wanted.  Usually all you have to do is put this big strap around your stomach and in no time you’ll look like the people on the screen.  They even show you...

Which Version of P90X?

When you’re just starting P90X, you might be wondering which version of P90X to do.  The program outlines 3 different versions and schedules that you can follow: Classic, Lean, and Doubles.  So which should you choose?  In my opinion, 95% of the time, people should be following...

Protein Basics

When doing intense workouts like P90X or Insanity, it is extremely important to make sure you’re fueling your body with enough protein so that your muscles can repair and grow.  But it can be confusing as to how much protein you really need and where you should get it from.  I see...

Switching Coaches

When you sign up for a teambeachbody.com account, unless you’re signing up through a coach you already know, you’re going to be assigned randomly to a coach.  But I hear all too often that someone’s coach has never reached out to them or tried to help them in any way,...

Hate Making Lunch?

I feel like this is an issue that almost all working adults can relate to.  Who doesn’t hate making lunch?  You’re busy enough with your work, family life, kids activities, sports, etc. that it can seem like a big burden to make your own lunch either the night before or in...

Presidential Active Lif...

I just got some news from Beachbody today that’s pretty exciting!  Starting today officially, Beachbody has been recognized as an advocate for the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA)!  You may be wondering exactly what that is, so I went to the PALA website,...

Team New Body on Facebo...

Having a motivating and encouraging team can play a huge factor in keeping up with your workouts and nutrition, so I thought it was about time for Team New Body to get on Facebook!  I created our very own Facebook page so that it’s easier for you all to post questions and bounce...

Dealing with Injuries

Getting injured is never fun, but it does happen from time to time.  It’s incredibly important to not skip the warm-up and stretch to each workout to each workout, and during the workout you need to attempt to keep good form even when you’re super tired.  Doing those two...

4th of July weekend

First off, I just wanted to say happy 4th of July to all the Americans on our team!  I personally love the 4th of July because I always get to spend it with extended family which is a blast.  But one incredibly tough thing is trying to stick to a diet or nutrition plan when...

P90X vs. The Gym

    After many years of working out at the gym and now having experience with Beachbody workouts like P90X and Insanity, I thought it would be good to let you know why I prefer P90X to working out at the gym.  As a disclaimer, I am by no means saying you can’t get in...

P90X2

In case you haven’t heard about it yet, P90X2 has already been filmed and is scheduled to be released this fall.  There aren’t a ton of details out about it yet, but it’s going to be 14 discs total with all new workouts.  I know Tony and the other creators have been...

Summit Updates

There were so many great things to come out of the Coach Summit conference this year that I wanted to break down the news into a couple of posts.  There are some really great opportunities coming and some are already here, so I wanted to make sure you were all aware of them! The first...

Black Bean, Avocado, Ch...

I wanted to begin to add some recipes for some common meals that I eat that I think are not only very healthy, but really tasty too!  So here is my recipe for black bean, avocado, chicken salad: Ingredients: -2 cups of baby spinach -1/4 cup of black beans -1/2 cubed avocado -6 oz. of...

Round 2 Hybrid

So now that I’ve completed Insanity, P90X, and Asylum as stand alone programs, I’ve decided that for my next round I want to incorporate what I see as the best workouts from each program to make my Round 2 Hybrid.  I think all of the programs are great, but they all have...

Best Time to Workout

A common question that I hear a lot is around when you should workout.  Should you workout in the morning?  Should you workout at night?  Should you workout on an empty stomach or after a meal?  These are all really good questions, and I really don’t think there is any hard and...

Intro to Beachbody Coac...

When I got started working out with Beachbody programs, I didn’t even know what a coach was.  I really didn’t even know who Beachbody was.  I knew about P90X, then saw an infomercial for Insanity and decided to start with that to get in shape.  I really had no concept of...

Calorie Tracking Resour...

I know I say it a lot, but I really believe tracking what you eat every day is crucial to getting great results.  When I read the message boards and see that people are frustrated with not seeing good results, often times they are not tracking their calories.  Sometimes they mention...

Asylum Review

After completing Insanity and then P90X, I was eager to jump at the chance to be one of the first people to tackle Asylum.  My coach actually put together a competition with another team to see who would get the best results from this 30 day program.  Asylum focuses on sports...

Healthy Snack Options

Snacking is important, but can often be the culprit for ruining people’s diets.  It’s the time between meals when you get hungry and those salty and sweet foods look so tempting.  It’s easy to grab a bag of chips to “just have a few” when that turns into...

Be Prepared

It seems a lot easier to stick to any workout program or nutrition plan when you’re on your regular schedule, but often times workouts don’t happen or any sort of nutrition plan goes out the window when a special event happens.  And it can take 2-3 days to make up for one bad...

Power Stands Review

If you’ve done P90X, you know it requires a ton of push ups.  I’ve never done a program that requires so many, but I absolutely love it!  In the workouts there are a ton if different kinds of push-ups, so they keep it fresh. The only problem I’ve found with push-ups,...

Your “Why”

Finding the motivation to stick with the workouts and nutrition plans can be tough at times.  I am definitely not immune to this.  There are days when you get tired, you’re busy, or you just don’t feel like working out.  Or maybe some of the moves in particular workouts are...
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