Ramping Back Up

I have been working hard since New Year’s with a P90X2/Asylum hybrid of my own design, however it is time to get back into it full-bore.

Starting tomorrow I am joining in a challenge group with a bunch of crazies who are tackling a P90X2/Asylum (of Asylum Vol. 2 depending on what people have) hybrid that is going to be INSANE.

It has been about six months since I have joined a challenge group like this and I am very much looking forward to the daily accountability that a challenge group provides.

I have mentioned here before how the one downside of working out at home is that you are really only accountable to yourself. Therefore, if you are one of those people who finds themselves making excuses or talking yourself out of a workout, it helps to have the support of a group (ours is on Facebook) that can keep you accountable and motivated.

Prior to joining the Facebook group, I would get through my workouts, but often wasn’t challenging myself to push harder. With daily challenges for specific moves and the support of the group, taking it easy really isn’t an option.

I have also decided to go (almost) supplement free for this challenge. I say almost because I am going to continue to drink my Shakeology daily, along with a scoop of whey protein and maybe a pre-workout drink. Aside from that, there will be no additional supplementation. That means no creatine, BCAAs, nothing. I am interested to see how my body responds to the challenging schedule along with work and everything else.

I plan on taking “Before” pictures this week (something I haven’t done since I completed Body Beast in October).

I turn 30 next Saturday and have been thinking a lot about what that means and how far I have come even from a few years ago. I began my P90X weight loss journey on March 15th of 2010, so we are rapidly approaching my three-year anniversary. It is really hard to fathom at times how far I have progressed from those early days of squeaking out three or four pull-ups with my foot on a chair doing Chest and Back.

If you own P90X2 and either Insanity: the Asylum or Asylum vol. 2, and are interested in joining us, you can check out the proposed schedule HERE and join our Facebook group by sending me a message on Facebook or through email.

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New Year’s Resolutions

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I have never been a huge fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I have tried to live to the best of my ability all the time, not just the first week after the calendar flips from December to January.

This year is a little bit different. Danielle and I came up with a short list of things that we would like to do better this year (organizing our house/life better). We agreed to each lose 10 pounds by my birthday (March 9th) yesterday and I am very much looking forward to the challenge. If I am able to lose 10 pounds in 3 months, I will usher in my 30’s weighing less than I have since college.

My current plan to accomplish this is to continue with the P90X2/Insanity hybrid I am currently working on, while rededicating myself to my 1900 calorie diet and cutting out all of the crap food that has crept into my diet since Halloween. If I have a weakness, it is candy, and there has been too damn much of it around our house these last few months.

To help me recommit, I will be getting back to using MyFitnessPal on my phone and computer to help me track what I am eating and ensure that I am hitting my goals.

I am also going to continue to drink my Shakeology every day. Beach Body just revamped their chocolate Shakeology formula and I have a bag of it on its way to my house as I type this. I have been drinking Greenberry every day since the end of the summer and am excited to try out something different for a while.

Danielle has committed to 3 months of Turbo Fire, which she started yesterday and promised me she would not skip today, even though last night was New Year’s Eve. I am hoping she will allow me to post updates to her progress here.

I am purchasing Les Mills Combat today and will mix in those workouts to my P90X2/Insanity routine when it arrives, along with updates about the workouts.

If anyone out there is interested in joining us on our three month New Year’s challenge, let me know either here in the comments section or on Facebook and we can set up a group to keep ourselves accountable. All Beach Body programs are available through the shopping cart link on the right side of this site. If you have any questions about workout programs, supplements or Shakeology, please do not hesitate to send them my way.

The first step towards a healthier, more organized life is a healthier you.

Insanity: The Asylum Vol. 2

Well, I know what I am doing when I am done with Body Beast at the end of October.

Insanity: The Asylum Vol. 2 is now available. I never completed a full month of The Asylum Vol. 1, but I did do P90X2/Asylum Hybrid over the summer that I had really great results with.

After three months of Body Beast, where the focus has been on building muscle, I am really excited to get back to some hardcore cardio.

I will definitely be ordering this. You cannot beat the price either. At $59.85 ($44.89 for coaches, love that Coach discount!!) you cannot beat the price for an elite training program, which Volume 2 is guaranteed to be.

 

Right now, the Asylum Vol. 2 is only available through the Team Beachbody store, which you can access through the shopping cart link on right side of this page or by going HERE. If you do not have the equipment that was used in Vol. 1, you can get it HERE. If you have any questions about Asylum Vol 1, or Vol 2, please feel free to ask.

We will definitely be starting up a Facebook group of people doing this together. There really is nothing like the support and motivation you can get from joining a group of like-minded crazies doing one of these at-home programs. If there have been two keys to my success with at-home workouts, the first has been Shakeology (an update is coming in this department) and the support and motivation I have gotten from my Facebook groups.

This has me very excited to finish up with Body Beast.

According to the Volume 2 site:

The Asylum Volume 2 workout program comes with 7 workouts on 6 DVD’s.  Below are the details =

CRUSH THE COMPETITION. THE NEXT 30 DAYS.
In THE ASYLUM Volume 1, Shaun T trained you inside the Athletic Matrix to amp up your agility, speed, and power. Now Shaun takes your skills to the next level with his INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2 workouts—the next 30 days of pro athlete training designed to get your body leaner, faster, and stronger than ever. So you not only defeat the competition. You CRUSH IT!

Here’s what you get with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2:

7 new all-star workouts and more:

  • X Trainer. Challenge your speed, strength, power, and agility with this action sequence that will have you swimming in a pool of sweat.
    (50 minutes)
  • Upper Elite. Develop a superior upper body with Shaun’s dynamic training sets—intimidating your opponents before the game even begins. (60 minutes)
  • Ab Shredder. Leave your entire body trembling with this ab-torching workout. No sit-ups or crunches—just the insane shred moves of pro athletes. (20 minutes)
  • Power Legs. Gain an elite competitive edge by punishing your entire lower body with this maximum muscle-recruitment workout.
    (55 minutes)
  • Back & 6-Pack. Build a lean, strong center with this 360-degree workout. These core-crushing moves will help you blow past your limits. (40 minutes)
  • Championship + Bonus! Fit Test (Sudden Death OT). Get ready to pursue THE ASYLUM Volume 2 Championship. And this time, get put to the Fit Test at the END! (60 minutes)
  • Off-Day Stretch. Relieve your aching muscles, improve your flexibility, and refocus your mind—so you’re ready to crush it in your next competition. (30 minutes)
  • Agility Tutorial. Get a step-by-step breakdown of Shaun’s 8 mind-twisting agility moves, so you’ll be a pro when it comes time to hop in the ladder. (25 minutes)

Plus, get these game-changing tools:

  • The Playbook. Map out your next 30 days of extraordinary body transformation with this step-by-step smart guide.
  • Get Shredded Volume 2. Don’t just train elite. EAT ELITE. Here’s more of what you loved about THE ASYLUM Volume 1 meal
    planner—Shaun’s favorite recipes.
  • 3-Step Quick-Start Guide. This will have you jumping out of your seat to Push Play. It’s the fastest way to join Shaun T and the rest of Team ASYLUM.

And even more tools to accelerate your progress:

  • 30-day THE ASYLUM Volume 2 Wall Calendar. Stay committed to seeing exceptional results by crossing off each day’s workout as you go.
  • 60-day THE ASYLUM Volume 1/Volume 2 Hybrid Calendar. Double your championship efforts with this 60-day schedule of THE ASYLUM Volume 1/Volume 2 workouts.
  • 24/7 Online Access. Chat with Shaun T and a motivating online community committed to helping you achieve excellence.

Exclusive FREE bonus workout:

  • Get the free bonus workout DVD Pure Contact when you order through your Coach or Team Beachbody. A $19.95 value—yoursFREE!

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee:

Shaun’s so sure you’ll get elite results with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2, he’s giving you a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied for any reason, simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization number, and return it within 30 days, and he’ll give you a full refund of the purchase price, less shipping and handling, no questions asked.