Moving to a New Site- CoachTerryG.com


before afterI have thought long and hard for a while about separating my personal and professional blogs. For a few different reasons, the time has finally come to do so.

So as of today, I am proud to announce that I have migrated my fitness posts to a new site dedicated to posts concerning fitness and exercise.

If you came to this site looking for information on diet, exercise, fitness or any of the numerous programs offered by Beachbody, you can now find all of those posts at www.CoachTerryG.com 

When I initially began coaching through Beachbody, it was convenient to simply use my personal blog to post about my journey towards fitness. I had already posted much of my transformation here, and it was easy to continue to do so.

What I should have done then, and what I have done now, is to create a separate site, dedicated to posting only about fitness advice and my experiences.

I will continue to use this blog space to post about whatever pops into my head, as it was originally meant for and as the title implies. If you came here looking for fitness and exercise information, please direct your browser to www.coachterryg.com.

 

P90X2-Asylum Hybrid Week 1… Turning 30

Well, that was fun. No workout tomorrow (more on that later) so today’s workout marks the end of week one of the P90X2-Asylum Hybrid we are currently undertaking.

One of the major reasons I was looking forward to another challenge was that I knew that I would be motivated to push myself harder than I would if I were just going through the workouts on my own.

This has absolutely been the case. Checking in with my Facebook group daily has provided me with the motivation necessary to push as hard as I can to achieve maximum results. So far so good, as I am feeling great so far. ur

I also turned 30 this week. I have had a hard time focusing my thoughts on what entering my 4th decade means. I was telling my students this week that if I go by how I feel, I am more like 20. I feel great and in my mind I am still somewhere in my early-mid twenties. It isn’t until I peek in a mirror at the lines that are etching their way across my face, that I begin to realize just how much time has gone by and how much I have aged.

That being said, I feel amazing and am surrounded by a life that is hard to put into words. Yesterday was one of those truly amazing day. With the temperature creeping up into the low 50’s, Danielle, myself, Jennifer (Avi’s mom) and her boyfriend Meade took Aviendha Shea skiing for the first time. I rarely (if ever) write on here about our non-traditional family (something that is bound to change when Jen and I begin work on our book about co-parenting a child through and after divorce) but I think today it is appropriate.

We had an amazing time, and it was great for Aviendha to see all of the adults in her life truly enjoying spending time together. I was worried about her first ski trip. I was afraid all it would take is one hard fall and she would be scarred off. Once again I under estimated Aviendha’s capacity for challenge (Jen and Meade have started taking her rock climbing and she is out climbing many adults).

Between Deftones Monday night, Skiing yesterday with our whole family, and my party next Saturday, this is definitely going to go down as one of the best birthday’s I have ever had (thank you Danielle).

 

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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.

P90X2-Asylum Hybrid

I just wanted to give a quick update on my workout schedule. Going into the holidays, I was feeling a bit in a rut with my workout schedule. I was doing P90X2 or Insanity daily and just wasn’t feeling it.

I decided after the new year to jump back into a P90X2-Asylum hybrid schedule. So far, about three weeks into it I am loving it. I had forgotten how much “harder” the Asylum is that traditional Insanity. By harder, I mean just that I am far more tired, and burn more calories during a typical Asylum workout than an Insanity one.

My typical week looks like

Monday- X2 Chest Back and Balance (or Chest Shoulders and Tris)
Tuesday- Asylum Speed and Agility
Wednesday- X2 Shoulders and Arms (or V-Sculpt)
Thursday- Asylum Vertical Plyo
Friday- Asylum Strength
Saturday- X2 Yoga
Sunday- Rest

For a rest week, I will do something like:

Monday- X2 Core
Tuesday- Asylum Relief
Wednesday- X2 Total Body
Thursday- Asylum Back to Core
Friday- X2- Balance and Power
Saturday X2 Yoga

I also recently switched over to the new Chocolate Shakeology formula, and am loving the change. I am not quite sure yet what I am going to do for a workout schedule once this round is over. I am thinking maybe Body Beast/Insanity, but we will see.

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.

Body Beast Results/Review

I have neglected putting this post up for far too long.

I finished my 90 days of Body Beast back on November 6th and have been meaning to get this posted since, but have failed to… Until now.

I want to start by saying that overall, I think Body Beast is a tremendously effective program. Looking back on my results, and seeing how my body has regressed, even in the week or so since I finished, it is clear to me that Body Beast is truly an effective program, and one that I am going to continue to mix into my regular workout regime (more on this later).

If you have read any of my previous reviews of the program, you will note that I was somewhat turned off by the tenor of the workouts themselves (Here, Here, Here, Here, Here). There is definitely an air of “Meat-Headiness” to the program that I could do without. Listening to Sagi refer to himself in the third person as “The Beast” (is that fourth-person?” gets old really quickly. Many of the people who I did the program with resorted to turning the volume down or turning their own music up. I did this as well and it worked. The pace of many of the workouts is very fast, so with the sound off, it can be hard to keep up with what they are doing.

Body Beast incorporates a training system called “Dynamic Set Training”. What this basically refers to is the use of many different types of sets to achieve muscle fatigue. Whatever Sagi chooses to call it, it works. I have never been as sore as I was after my first few weeks of this program. Not even back when I first started P90X in March of ’11 and I had to skip workouts the first week because I was so sore.

On the whole, I think this is a worthwhile program for anyone who is looking to build muscle. I had pretty strict dietary goals that I set for myself. I did not want to gain any mass, so I did not follow the Beast diet guide, but instead chose to eat a 1900 calorie fat shredder diet for the majority of the 90 days. I was just not that interested in gaining muscle at the cost of putting on body fat. It wasn’t my goal. I can see how it would be easy to gain 5-10 lbs of muscle doing this program if you followed the suggested nutrition.

I didn’t take actual “Day 90” photos, so I have included pics of my in my Halloween costume, which fell right about 90 days. All in all, I am really happy with the results. I am two weeks into a P90X2/Insanity Hybrid, and I am already missing some of the heavy-lifting from the Beast.

Day 1:

Day 30:

Day 90:

 

Feel free to use the comment section for additional info on this or any Beachbody program.

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.