Help Us Feed Those That Cannot Feed Themselves This Holiday

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As the 2014 Holiday Season begins, Julie and I, as well as others on the Virtual Fitness Team, have decided to do something very different for the months of November and December.  We’ve decided as people who choose to eat and live healthier we will help those that cannot feed themselves.  For Julie and I specifically, we will be donating to The Drive To End Hunger.  Please note this is NOT a Beachbody corporate promotion, this is something we are doing ourselves, so let’s make it a success!  So how exactly does this promotion work?

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3-Day Refresh First Round Results

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This is going to be a quick post just to share my personal results on my 3-Day Refresh a couple of weeks ago.  The bottom line is this program is intended to give your body a short-term jumpstart.  It’s not intended to be a long term fix or quick weight loss deal, but you will see that for sure.  It’s real intent is to get your body on the fast track to weight loss and new healthy eating habits.  it uses many recipes from the Ultimate Reset, Shakeology, and some new supplements.

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Trying to Stay Fit In the Face of Adversity

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It’s no secret by now that Julie and I moved from New Hampshire to Tennessee.  We are in the process of building a new house, which is only part of the story here.  We are also leasing office space and living in a Motor Coach full time while building.  I heard on the radio the other day that the number one most stressful thing one can do in their life is buy or sell a house.  I personally think BUILDING a house is far more stressful, but I will get into that.  So why is this important?  Since moving here I “thought” I was doing okay with my fitness.  I didn’t feel any different, but what happened today changed my mind.

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Our First 90 or So Days In Tennessee

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We arrived in Tennessee on Monday, April 7, 2014. Chris and I left the only home we had ever really known, and moved a thousand miles away where we knew no one. Scary, right? Yeah, you would think, but I think we both approached this more like an adventure, a positive change, maybe a new path for the future.

While it’s only really been a little over 90 days, I’ve learned some things:

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The Law of Environment – A New Beginning

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It’s been far too long since we posted a blog article and there is a reason for that.  People that have known Julie and I know that we started learning a lot from John C Maxwell.  We have read his 21 laws books, and one of the most amazing chapters was The Law of Environment.  The law basically states if you cannot grow in your current environment….then change it.  This for some is as simple as changing the people you surround yourselves with.  For us, we went completely to the extreme, because we do nothing small.

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3 Reasons To Become a Beachbody Coach

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So it’s been just over two years since I became a Team Beachbody Coach and depending on how you look at it, Julie and I have been mildly successful.  The reason I say that is depending on the reasons you become a Team Beachbody Coach, you have to determine what your success criteria is.  With that being said after two years I will explain what I mean.  Make no mistake, I love the beachbody programs, I’ve been using them and their other products like Shakeology for years, and they work.  We all know my weight loss story and it’s all from their products. Read more »

Why am I a Team Beachbody Coach?

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Many of you see my posts about my workouts and new products and accountability groups that we have going, and I’m sure that many of you think ‘it’s just a thing I do’ among other things. Nope, it’s my job, and here’s why. If you take a few minutes to watch the TED Talk with Jamie Oliver below, you may have a better understanding of my ‘why’.

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P90X3 Review – Block 1

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Well kids, this week marks the start of the recovery week and nearing the end of P90X3 Block 1 for both Julie and I.  I decided it was time to post a short review of the program thus far.  What makes this interesting is thar we have a BIG accountability group where nearly everyone is engaged.  The other cool thing is each person is doing different tracks in the program.  If you were not aware you have a few schedules to choose from.  Julie is doing the “Lean” and I am doing the “Mass” version.  I’ll touch on these as well as the specific workouts I’ve done in P90X3 Block 1 so far.  Generally speaking I love Tony Horton’s workouts.  They are based on functional fitness and resistance training which I wanted again.

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Transferring A Team Beachbody Coach Business Center

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Something many people may not know is that you can actually TRANSFER a Team Beachbody Coach business center to a new coach you are enrolling.  This is something we learned a few months ago, frankly by accident.  We had heard of the ability to transfer a Team Beachbody Coach Business Center from say husband to wife, but the fact is, you can give a good “spot” on your team to a new coach.  This is a huge bit of information for your team especially if you have coaches that are inactive, or no longer interested in being coaches.  You can offer to swap them out with a new person AND the new person gets potentially a great spot in the downline organization.  Let’s examine this a little bit more.

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New Strawberry Shakeology Coming January 2014!

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That’s right there’s a new flavor of Shakeology coming to town!  For those that love Strawberry, the new Strawberry Shakeology is for you.  We’ve gotten three samples ourselves as part of hosting the upcoming Super Saturday.  This weekend we will be trying it out to let you know how it is.  As always we will be tasting with just water in a Shakeology shaker cup before we try mixing with other things.  We like to get the “baseline” test so we have a basic comparison before adding in other flavors.  So what’s the deal?

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Beachbody 2014 Accountability Groups

Hello kids!  We wanted to let everyone know that we have already mapped out our plans for Beachbody 2014 Accountability Groups.  These groups are meant for current and new customer we are coaching to get back in the groove.  The cool part is you can choose which month you want to start and we will update the list with the program we have chosen based on the previous month’s promotions.  Below is the current start dates through the 2014 calendar year.

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January Birthday P90X3 Accountability Group

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That’s right kids, January marks my 40th birthday.  I realized this is about the same age Tony Horton was when he produced P90X.  Can you believe the shape the guy was in at that age?  Seriously, I want that for myself without a doubt.  So what better way to have so many of you out there help ME stay accountable.  I have said before that it’s not easy for me either.  So what’s the deal with this accountability group?

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What I do know is every time we run these groups and you read the testimonials from other people, they work.  They are all online, but you just need to do your workout and check in.  We talk about the struggles we all have, we share ideas, and we SUPPORT each other!  It’s about helping every person reach the goal they set for themselves in the group.  As coaches, Julie and I not only help drive the conversation, but we are PART of it as participants.

P90X3 Accountability Group Requirements

There is not much really.  Grab a P90X3 Challenge Pack, e-mail us and friend us on Facebook and we can add you to the group.  From there, you just push play, and stay plugged in.  Follow the program, take your pictures, eat right, and SUCCEED.  I know this program is going to be fun, and everyone can pick the track they want to do from the three options.  Everyone does NOT have to do the same one.

P90X3 Accountability Group = New Friends

Above all, get to know some new people who are trying to do exactly what you are.  Get connected, and have fun learning about new people and listening to their stories.  It’s a place where everyone is driving for the same goal, so why not leverage the group support.  At the end of the day it’s about getting through the holidays and starting my 40th year on this earth clean, fresh, focused, and ready to BRING IT!

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Staying Fit Is Not Easy For Me Either

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Yesterday I got an E-Mail from a very good friend of mine that made me decide to post this short note.  What I discovered in his E-Mail is that I think like him, many of you believe that staying fit is easy for me.  I did want to just say out loud, and emphatically….its not.  I am human like everyone I coach, I make the same mistakes, I fall off the wagon.  In less than a month I will turn 40 and it is not getting any easier.  In fact it’s getting harder than it was even a year or two ago.  Some days I forget that I am getting older and I get frustrated I cannot lift as much as I used to.  I cannot build muscle like I could in my 20’s.  It’s harder to lose weight after a vacation.  My joints hurt more, my back is always sore, and I get depressed just like anyone else I am helping through their programs.  I don’t bounce out of bed every day excited to workout.  It’s hard work, I like sleep and I like food.  I like relaxing and watching TV after a long day of work.  What’s the difference then?  How do I do it?

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P90X3 FAQ

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Check out some of the frequently asked questions about the new P90X3 program.  If you are looking for results in 30 minutes a day this one may be for you.  I know we will be doing challenge groups and also doing the program ourselves as soon as we can order it.  If you not only want to work out but get the support you need, give us a call and let us make sure you get the right package to help you succeed.  You will also get free support from us by doing so!

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The Upside and Downside To Shortened Workouts

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Since becoming a HUGE fan of P90X years ago and losing all my weight, I’ve seen an interesting trend.  The trend is driven by people who want to work out, but continue to claim they only have 20-30 minutes to do so.  Since then we have seen the release of Les Mills Combat, Focus T25, and the upcoming P90X3.  What all of these have in common is that they are shortened workouts.  Les Mills Combat is generally less that 45 minutes per day, Focus T25 is only 25 minutes and the new P90X3 is going to be 30 minutes.  As I also approach 40 years old, I have noticed some things about these reduced time workouts I wanted to share.

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