Listen To Your Body!

As I’ve learned more about how your body operates and how my body responds to different foods, workouts, etc I’ve found that your body can really tell you quite a bit if you’re listening.  I think naturally our bodies crave healthy, nutritious foods.  Your body wants...

My P90X2 Plan

I will be starting my P90X2 journey this coming Monday, which I am very excited about!  I have been waiting for this for a few months now, and the fact that I have the program but haven’t started yet it just about killing me!  For those of you starting this out with us in our...

Obsessed

Do you really have to work out today?  Why can’t you just take a few days off?  You mean you’re not going to eat that?  Why are you so obsessed with working out?  Can’t you just relax? Do any of these questions look familiar?  If you are committed to following your...

Is Shakeology too Expen...

When it comes to Shakeology there are typically two kinds of people. People are either skeptical and think it’s too expensive or they’ve given it a try and know that it’s worth the money.  Now obviously there are exceptions to this, but I find this to be true in most...

90 Day Challenge

I’ve alluded to this in a couple posts recently, and I wanted to officially give you all the details on a 90 Day Challenge I want to start with our team.  I want to do this because I’ve been involved in challenges before and I absolutely love them!  It is incredibly...

Les Mills Pump

Les Mills Pump is a new Beachbody workout program coming out sometime later this month which sounds like an awesome program!  This might be familiar to some of you, as there have been Body Pump workouts being offered at local gyms for quite some time.  And now, it will be offered...

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...

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...

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...

Bowflex SelectTech 1090...

Bowflex often has sales on their adjustable dumbbells.  Personally, I think adjustable dumbbells are a must when doing P90X.  The first month of my first round I had free weights that I put on and off to change the weight and it took forever to do the workouts.  It probably added 15...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Secret to Success

What’s the secret to success?  What will allow you to really see the results you are looking for?  Well I can’t take credit for this, but I think Albert E.N. Gray has some extremely insightful words that apply to getting in shape as much as they did to the life insurance...

How Many Calories Shoul...

How many calories should you be eating??  This is a common question that I hear all the time.  First off, you need to be tracking what you eat.  If you’re not tracking what you eat, then it’s nearly impossible to know what adjustments you might need to make.  So if...

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...

Team New Body Challenge

Hey Team New Body members, here is my challenge to you!!!  I challenge you to send me your “before” pictures and your progress photos.  Then I will post them here for all to see!!  Talk about accountability and motivation! I encourage Team New Body members to post...
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