Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Let's take the Beachbody Challenge!

What is a Beachbody Challenge Group?

A Beachbody Challenge Group is a coach-led (that's me), exclusive group committed to getting healthy where participants (that's you) agree to do a Beachbody fitness program, drink Shakeology daily and check in with other participants on a private Facebook page. 

People helping and motivating each other to achieve their health and fitness goals by sharing tips, accountability, and results.

A team committed to success in The Beachbody Challenge contest (more about the contest...and the free t-shirt at the end of this post.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are already a Beachbody customer and want to join my challenge group, you will need to contact Beachbody and request me as your coach. Give them my name and my coach ID 813039.

Why P90X3?

Let me be honest...I am a HUGE fan of P90X and I absolutely LOVE Tony Horton! Now that I've put that out there, the real reason I have selected P90X3 is sort of like the story of Goldilocks...this bed is too hard, this bed is too soft...this bed is just right... you remember how it goes.

Anyway, that's sort of how I see the P90X series...

P90X: This one's a little too long. (Most workouts are at least 60 minutes not including Ab-Ripper). I still love it though, but for me, I find the amount of time to be a bit much to fit into my schedule. 
P90X2: This one requires just a little too much gear. Seriously, 4 basketballs or medicine balls per person? As well as a balance ball, a rumble roller (I love mine!), weights, pull up bar, yoga mat, etc. Great workouts if you had the room to store everything you need to do the workouts. 
P90X3: This one is just right. Each workout is 30 minutes long and the equipment required is minimal. In fact, you could do this workout with a couple of dumb bells and a stretch cord.
On top of the reasons I just listed, I feel very comfortable as a coach supporting you while using a P90X workout. That's not to say that I couldn't assist you if you decided to try something different, I'm just have much, much, much more experience with P90X (all versions including P90X+).

It Works

HS and I did the original P90X for the first time in 2009. Both of our results were nothing short of amazing. I managed to lose 35 pounds during the first 90 days. I will be forever thankful to Tony Horton and Beachbody for the improvements in my health and fitness. I wouldn't be where I am today without those daily workouts.

As most of you know, I went from being a couch potato to running 5Ks to completing an "Ironman" distance triathlon. This was all made possible by my simple action of pressing "play" the very first day and sticking with it. I am not suggesting that everyone start racing or doing triathlons, I am merely suggesting that you don't know what you may ignite once you get your health and fitness back on track.

It's Hard

As Tony Horton says in P90X "I know it's's supposed to be". I would like to expand on that with a tid-bit from +Hot Stuff ... if you could do the entire workout the very first time you tried it, you would probably quit because it was too easy.

During our first round of P90X, HS and I spent a good portion of each workout laying on the floor, looking at the TV screen asking "What are they doing?" The moves were challenging, our fitness level was low, and there were times we just had to stop and wait until we could go again. That is perfectly OK!

Modify, Modify, Modify

When I watch some of the individual workouts, I wonder if maybe it's too much for some people. I then remind myself that every move can be modified. Heck, I modify the warmup when my ankle is a little too stiff. On those days, I cut out any kind of jumping and simply go through the motions.

I also don't have the upper body strength to knock out a bunch of pull ups. So, instead of torturing myself, I use a stretch cord to mimic the pull up motion (there is usually a person doing this kind of modification in the P90X3 workouts).

Final Thoughts

This program is about progress, not perfection. Every day you press play on a workout is a small step forward. String together a week and then a month and eventually 3 months and you will see results. If you miss a workout, it's no big deal...pick up again the next day. Do not let one small set back derail your progress.

Now, about the contest (just one more carrot to motivate you) that I mentioned at the beginning of this post...
The Beachbody Challenge contest is the “Rewards” piece of the overall Beachbody Challenge philosophy. It’s an incentive to help people reach their goals and achieve success. Contest rewards include an exclusive free t-shirt and the chance to win cash & prizes ranging from a $500 daily prize to the $100,000 Grand Prize. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are ready to go, simply follow this link to purchase your challenge pack...

YES! I want to join your P90X3 Challenge Group!!