Two New Coaches in the 100 lb club!!

So it appears we have 2 new coaches in the Dedicated Republic team who not only lost over 100 lbs each, but both are Beachbody Challenge Winners during the SAME month in different age categories, AND…both have are in the running to be considered one of the finalist for the $100,000 Beachbody Challenge Grand Prize this year in Indianapolis at the yearly Coach Conference (Summit).

The cool part is that Jeff Rogers personally sponsored Rigo into this business after Rigo hung out with our support group using our Guest Pass system in February.

Though both coaches won the Beachbody Challenge, they had no idea they won in the same month until Rigo saw it on the Beachbody Challenge webpage.

So how cool is that?!? So this now makes 6 Dedicated Republic Coaches in the 100 lb club…100 or more lbs lost!!!

Sometimes I get a bad wrap for appearing to focus on bodybuilding and that could not be further from the truth. While bodybuilding is a passion of mine, so is CHANGING SOMEONE’S LIFE.

And not just the of the customer/client, but those of the lives of their family members as the newly learned habits and postive outlooks on life tend to trickle down or at least have a positive impact to the immediate family members.

Most people I work with honestly have zero intentions of getting on the stage, in fact most I work with just want to lose weight and are just looking for how to start with a busy schedule, full time job, and a family.

If this is you I would encourage you to reach out so we can at least start the conversation. From time to time I allow guests into our support system producing these success stories you see in the image below and you could get an idea of what it’s like to have an entire team of people who have not only been where you are, but succeeded in the goals you are trying to reach.

How would you like to meet Jeff and Rigo? Well you can!! They are regular contributors in our March Challenge group and they both get on the weekly Video Support calls I host on Thursday nights.


Protein Pancakes, Hotel Cooking, Travel Tips

Currently 9 weeks out from the 2017 Beachbody Classic and had to take a business trip out of town. Fortunately I was able to drive to this one and packed my meals and what I needed to stay on track. In this video I’ll show you how I made protein pancakes from my hotel room and give you guys some travel tips that will help you stay on track for your diet and fitness plans.
Macros on Pancakes in this video: (55p, 30c, 5f)

Kristine B. Toned Up with Body Beast!

Need to take a moment to recognize and international client by way of Panama!! At the age of 56 Kristine B. decided to take up body building and she chose Body Beast as her programming. One day she stumbled across this website and reached out for help on dieting. Her goals were to lose a few lbs and to have her abs showing. Through our weekly Skype calls I was constantly reminded about what it takes to be successful. Attitude is EVERYTHING!! Kristine had limited foods and very limited equipment in Panama but did “Whatever It Takes” to get results!! So proud of this woman!!  By they way…Kristine is in the running for the next Body Beast infomercial!!

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Winter Strength Gains

Been working hard over the winter in the weight room. About two months ago I started cutting back on calories adding in additional cardio. I’m sitting around 197 lbs right now. One of the nice things about having a power rack is the use of spotter rods. While most will think of safety added in squats, do not forget the safety it brings to incline bench press. In this way I am able to lift heavy without a spot, for if I fail I will have the spotters rods to bail me out. You can also add various attachments to a power rack such as a Dip Bar.

Weighted Dips: with 55 lb plate on Dip Belt:

New PR: 225 lbs for 10 reps.


Cheat Meal Advice

While dieting down it is common for people to think they have to give up everything. I encourage people to have a cheat meal once a week.   Notice I said Cheat Meal and not Cheat Day!!  For me it is always Saturday night and it is usually family date night or date night with MaryJane. It is mandatory to leave the house and eat somewhere…so glad we started this a year ago while prepping for the Beachbody Classic.

Here is my cheat meal from this saturday. I was down 3 lbs on the week and needed to make up some calories…plus I’m love the Monte Cristo meal so I added it to my usual steak and ribs. See…I splurge sometimes…but once and only once per week.

Sometimes I dream about this meal during the week especially if I’m low carbing it…makes it that much more satisfying. Now on the Cheat Meal it is best to limit it to 45 minutes or less and for me it takes the place of meals 5 and 6 on Saturday…so I do not eat again on the day after this meal. Also it is best to keep the Cheat Meal to night time as eating it over lunch may lead to more cheating throughout the day.

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MaryJane’s 1 Year Transformation

So proud of this woman I am privileged to call my wife. MaryJane Broussard has been such an inspiration to our team over this past year as we all watched her go from 3 unassisted pull-ups in January to 16 unassisted pull-ups by June as she progressed from T25 to P90x3 to Body Beast. MaryJane is one of the the most consistent posters in our Team Facebook Challenge Group and her consistency is paying off!!

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Body Building Breakfast

Egg whites and oatmeal are staples of a body building diet whether one is bulking or cutting.  Now that both of my boys are old enough to be in school our morning routine has changed and in the interest of time I simply put the oatmeal and egg whites in a smoothie.

The Dedicated

  • 1 scoop of Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
  • 3/4 cup of dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blue berries
  • 1 and 1/3 cup of egg whites
  • 6 oz of water
  • 1 cup of ice

Nutritional Information:
Protein: 62 grams
Carbs: 55 grams
Fat: 8 grams
Total Calories: 540

Do You Even Meal Prep?

I love all the “Do You Even” shirts and phrases being thrown around the gyms and social media…but any serious bodybuilder knows how important meal prep is to staying on target. So I have to ask the question…”Do You Even?” You’ll find that the team members making the success stories tab on this web site prepped their meals. It was all part of the plan to reach their goals. Certainly makes life easier. I made a short video to talk a little bit about the meal prep that I do, but more importantly I present some general concepts. Whether your are a Body Builder, or just someone looking to lose a few pounds, prepping your meals takes your to your results so much faster…and makes your week incredibly easy!

Body Building Meal Prep