Weekly Check-In

Hey Team! Happy Wednesday!  Sorry I’ve missed a couple check-ins, it’s been a pretty crazy month around here.  I hope you’re still plugging away and working towards your goals.  I’ve found that this time of year can be really difficult for a lot of people.  I...

Still With Us?

Do you ever fall off the bandwagon with your workouts or nutrition?  It’s mid way through March right now and I know many people have lost their drive they had at the beginning of 2013.  You might have been totally pumped up and ready to go at the beginning of the year, looking to...

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...

Creating Habits

We all have habits, whether good or bad.  Some people are more habitual than others, but to an extent most people have a general routine, a set of activities they do every day, or will have a common reaction to different situations.  Take a minute to think about your day today.  Which...

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...

P90X2 Equipment

If you’ve been following the development of P90X2 or have any of the Tony Horton 1-on-1 workouts from Volume 3, you’ve probably noticed that there is going to be some extra equipment used in P90X2.  But if the extra equipment isn’t in your budget or you don’t have...

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...

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...

Rochelle’s ChaLEA...

When I started thinking about doing ChaLEAN Extreme this winter, I was a gym member struggling to make time during the week to get to the gym for a good workout. I had been fairly consistent, mostly doing cardio, but NEVER weights. It’s easy for women to be intimidated of weights at...

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...

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...

Getting Started

When you’ve decided to make a change and get back in shape, lose some weight, or build some muscle, I think a difficult thing can be knowing where to get started.  What equipment do you need?  What should you be eating?  How often should you eat?  What supplements should you...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tips for Eating Out

Going out to eat at restaurants can be very difficult if you’re trying to stick to a nutrition plan.  There are so many tempting foods that you’ve always loved to eat and the portions are usually enough to feed 2-3 people at least.  My first advice would be to try to limit...

Who is Beachbody?

Most people I talk to have heard about P90X or maybe Insanity, but most times they haven’t heard of Beachbody, the company that makes the workout videos along with workout equipment and supplements like protein powder, multi-vitamins, and Shakeology.  Carl Daikler is the awesome...

SMART Goals

One thing I’m passionate is setting and reaching goals, especially when it comes to fitness and your health.  I think many people like to start off with a goal too, but having often times their goals are not specific enough or aren’t really measurable.  I really believe...

Day 150 Transformation ...

So here is a video I put together highlighting my results from Insanity and P90X to this point.  To read more about my story, go here. Total, I have lost 27 lbs. and went from 23% body fat down to 8%.  I’m in the best shape of my life and I have more energy than ever!   I...

Obesity in America

We’ve all heard that America is an obese nation, but do you really know how bad it is or what obesity can really lead to and how much it’s costing America??  The trend is shocking and the implications are very frightening.  This has been a huge motivation for me to be a...

My P90X Results

So far, P90X is my favorite program because it’s got great cardio and great lifting routines all in one program.  Plus the diet guide is very robust and super helpful!  These are my (almost) 90 day results.  I had to cut it 2 weeks short because I’m involved in the...

Naysayers

“You can’t keep it up” – “You’ll quit eventually” – “You’re obsessed” – “Why are you doing  that?” – “Why are you eating like that?” – “That’s not going to...
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