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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Supplements I use

I often get questions around supplements, so I figured I would just write an article about the supplements I use that I think are very effective.  There are a couple things to consider when thinking about supplements.  The first is the question of if you really need them or not.  To...

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...

Shakeology 3-Day Cleans...

Want to Jump-Start your weight loss ~ and feel GREAT??? Try this… SHAKEOLOGY 3-DAY CLEANSE 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 day for three days. The Shakeology Cleanse is...

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...

My P90X Review

In my opinion, out of all the programs that Beachbody puts out there, P90X is the best all-around program.  I really love P90X!!  I’m just about to finish my first round and it has helped me lost my last 10 lbs. to get to my goal weight of 190 lbs.  I already lost 17 lbs. doing...

My Shakeology Review

Is Shakeology really as good as everyone says it is??  My simple answer, yes!  Is it right for you?  Now that’s a more complicated answer, and I say it depends.  There is no getting around the fact that it is not cheap, so you have to make a good financial decision about...

My Insanity Review

Insanity was the first Beachbody program that I used, and I absolutely love it!  Through being involved in sports growing up I did plenty of conditioning drills, but Insanity by far tops them all.  It’s not even close!  I was first attracted to the program because you don’t...
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