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

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.

Sample Diet

Screenshot_2013-01-03-14-32-10In my post concerning New Year’s Resolutions, I talked about recommitting to the 1900 Calorie Fat Shredder diet that I had success with in the past.

I wanted to take a minute and share exactly what that looks like. For me, I distinctly remember sitting down about a year ago at this time and mapping out my diet and nutrition (this was also about the time I started drinking Shakeology daily), and feeling completely overwhelmed.

One of the best features of my new phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which I freaking love) is the ability to take screen shots and share them. I completed my nutrition diary for Tuesday of this week, to show exactly what I ate that day using MyFitnessPal and am sharing those images here.

Hopefully, if you are feeling like I did a year ago, wanting to change your diet, or overall health, but are feeling completely lost as to how to go about doing so, this will help.

The image on the right is the pie chart for the percentages of Protein, Fat and Carbs that I consumed on Tuesday. On a fat-shredder diet, you should be shooting for 40-50% of your diet coming from protein. This can be really hard to accomplish, especially for someone not accustomed to eating so much protein in a day.

Drinking protein shakes makes up for a lot of this, as most protein powders have at least 25 grams of protein per scoop (usually around 140 calories). As you can see in the image below, I get a large amount of protein from my breakfast/morning snack.

Another important factor is timing your food. I have had really good success eating three larger “meals” and two-three “snacks” a day. Each meal is around 250-300 calories, and each snack is between 150-200 calories. This spaces out my metabolism and helps to keep me from crashing at any point during the day. I never feel overly hungry throughout the day because I keep myself feeling full by eating constantly. I am a high school teacher, and my classes are 70 minutes long, and I teach most of the day, and am still able to find time to eat healthy foods throughout the day.

A typical day’s worth of food looks something like this:

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I had to take two screen shots, so I really only ate one can of tuna (the big can, or the equivalent of two smaller cans). I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to try to understand this stuff, so if you read this and are confused or need clarification, feel free to use the comment section.

I am not a nutritionist but I have had some good results using this formula.

For additional diet related posts, check out the Diet tab at the top of this site.

On a slightly different, although not unrelated topic, my YouTube video went over 15,000 views this week. Which I have to say is pretty hard to comprehend. I know that there are some pretty crazy P90X results videos out there that blow my results out of the water, but the mere fact that I have been able to accomplish what I have, and 15,000 people have witnessed it, is hard to fathom.

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.

So What Now?

I finished Body Beast back in November and haven’t really updated with what I am doing now for a couple of reasons.

I started a new job that has me getting to work earlier, which has really effected my ability to get my workout in in the morning.

I started a P90X2-Insanity Hybrid right after finishing Body Beast, and so far I am enjoying it. I like that I can do the shorter Insanity workouts in the morning without having to mess around with getting equipment out and then cleaning up (I workout in the the living room). Where I have struggled is with getting my workout in after work. If I don’t get right to it when I get home, I get distracted, or end up waiting until my daughter gets off the bus to get started (I hate interrupting the workout) and then I get busy with her.

I am working to get into a routine of coming right home and working out immediately so to not allow myself to get lazy.

I am definitely in more of a maintenance mode, instead of a 90-day challenge mode right now.

Les Mills Combat was just released this week and I am going purchase it because I am feeling a bit in a rut with what I am currently doing.

I also have a Shakeology update in the works. I am in the process of ordering more samples of all three flavors of Shakeology to send out for people interested in trying before they buy. I am still drinking my Greenberry every morning mixed with vanilla whey protein, ice and water. It helps me get from 5 am- 11:15 when I have my first break without feeling hungry or a lack of energy.

If you are interested in ordering Les Mills Combat, you can follow This Link.

If you are interested in trying a months worth of Shakeology, risk free, you can follow This Link.

I think with the change in seasons, and the change in schedule, I need something new to break me out of my rut, and Les Mills Combat is going to be that thing that does it for me.

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.

Body Beast- Home Stretch

I am in the Beast Phase of Body Beast, which means I can almost see the finish line. I am eager to finish the program for a number of reasons.

First, I am excited to see the changes my body has undergone from this program. I know for an absolute fact that I am bigger and stronger thanks to this program. I am lifting more weight now that I was in week 1, and have seen gains in literally every routine.

Second, I am excited to start something new. Insanity: The Asylum Vol. 2 will be released soon, and I am looking forward to giving it a shot. I will have full Body Beast before and after results up at the end of October.

Anyone looking to join a group of people killing it with Asylum Vol. 2, send me an email (terrancegilmore@gmail.com) or message me on Facebook. We have a dedicated group of workout nuts who are going to be crushing Asylum 2 together. There is nothing like the support and motivation of tackling an at-home workout with a group of people online.

Body Beast has been good, but I am ready for something new. Once again, this is why I love Beachbody. The diversity in programs that are available means I never get bored with what I am doing.

And just a quick programming update. I will have a full Shakeology update up soon, along with available samples. I started a new job last week (more on this later as well) and things have been a bit crazy. During all of this professional transition, the one thing that has been consistent has been my diet and exercise.