P90x Late Night Snack

I hear a lot of people talking about whether or not it is good to eat a late night snack.  Well I lost 35 lbs in 6 months eating one, and I love my 6th meal of the day!  This is the snack I used on a fat shredder diet.  It is protein rich and has fast digesting whey along with slow digesting casein proteins from the cottage cheese to feed your body through the night.

 

Why I like Being a Coach!

His name is Arel Farrington, and he lives in St Thomas Virgin Islands (US Territory), and he is recovering from a motorcycle accident in December 2011 where he was walking home from work and a motorcycle lost control and hit him. He has had six surgeries on his right leg (they pulled some muscle from his stomach to put on his leg), and this guy loves to dance. Arel wants to lose 45 pounds so it is easier for him to dance. I had a chance to speak with Arel the other day let me just say his attitude given his situation is very inspirational, and I’m honored to have him in my P90x Challenge Group starting November 5th. If you want to join Arel in this P90x group that will finish just in time for Valentines Day, please fill out the information on my contact page. Arel found me from my P90x Transformation video on YouTube, but his YouTube channel is so much more interesting. Check out Arel’s Mad SKillz below!!

Body Beast Modification – Arnold Press

After having wrecked my shoulder early on in Body Beast (my own fault trying to be a hero!!), Chris from my Body Beast thread mentioned a fantastic substitute for the Arnold Press in the first Super Set of Bulk Back and it involves a Barbell and Olympic plates.  The Arnold Press is painful with a wrecked shoulder and a wrecked Bicep (why Chris found this alternative), and apparently a lot of us in the thread have a wrecked shoulder, so I want to post this here for anyone else in case they are looking for an alternative.   Watch how my shoulder is not destroyed at the end and that I can IMMEDIATELY go and Upright Row 95 lbs for 15 reps on the next set, when just last week I barely got 95 lbs for 8 reps in the same progressive set! The idea is that this substitute works similar muscle groups without the pain. I must say it was very effective and kept a lot of stress out of my problem areas. Will probably do this from now on instead of the Arnold Press…whatever this exercise is called. Thanks Chris!

 

P90x Moment

Those who have crushed the P90x program with a disciplined diet and work ethic have probably experienced a P90x Moment. It may be the first time you take off your shirt in front of people who haven’t seen you in a while, or having to buy smaller pants..etc. Well…here is my P90x moment, and it happened on day 82 of my 1st round.

 

 

Success

I absolutely have to thank my coach Charlie Sison for the nutritional support, motivation, and providing an avenue on Facebook for accountability for my success with P90x. Working with my coach took my P90x Round 2 results to the next level, and ultimately becoming one of the Beachbody Challenge Winners for October 2012. Talk about motivation to keep going. Now that I am a coach, it is my goal to make all of my clients Beachbody Challenge Winners as well. Challenge Groups are the best way to succeed with the Beachbody programs as you are paired with people with similar goals with the same start and end date. The people I am coaching now are discovering same benefits that I had in a challenge group and I hope to feature their success stories here at Dedicated Republic with a similar picture below! Please visit the Contact Me page and fill out form if you are interested in joining a Challenge Group.

FITNESS + NUTRITION + SUPPORT = SUCCESS

Equipment and Gear

These are equipment and gears that are available from TeamBeachbody.com. If you’re interested in any of the products, you could purchase them by clicking ORDER NOW, or feel free to ask me any questions by going to Contact Me page.
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P90X® Chin-Up Bar
Item #: ChinUpBar
Develop and strengthen your shoulders, back, and arms with this high-grade training tool featuring 10 pro-grade handles with multiple grip positions. (Used with P90X, X2, and Body Beast)
Regular Price: $59.85
Coach Price: $44.89

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Chin-Up Max
Item #: Chin-UpMax
Regular Price: $39.90
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Tony Hortons PowerStands®
Item #: THSPowerStands
Designed and used by celebrity fitness trainer Tony Horton, these premium heavy-duty stands help strengthen and sculpt while lessening the strain on your wrists or forearms. (Used with P90X®, P90X2®, and Power 90® Master Series.)**Only available for shipment to residents of the continental United States.
Regular Price: $39.90
Coach Price: $29.93

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Plyometrics Mat
Item #: PlyoMat
The Black Mat™ by Manduka™Designed for performance, comfort, safety, and longevity, the Black Mat provides the shock-absorbing surface needed during a jump-intensive training program. Thicker and denser than other mats, this mat stays put on both hard and soft surfaces to provide a soft and secure landing.
Regular Price: $89.95
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B-LINES Band Kits
Item #: BLINEBandKits
Regular Price: $39.95
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Weighted Gloves Set
Item #: MDACCGLOVE1BB
Increase the intensity of your cardio workouts and get the lean, toned arms, and shapely chest and shoulders you’ve always wanted! .75 lb. each—1.5-lb. set. (Used with Turbo Jam® Maximum Results and Hip Hop Abs® Ultimate Results.)
Regular Price: $19.95
Coach Price: $14.96

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Ankle Weights – 2-lb. Set
Item #: MDBBLWGT1101
Sculpt and tone your lower body, blast through fitness plateaus, and shape your glutes as you increase strength and stamina.
1 lb. each—2-lb. set.
Regular Price: $19.95
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Balance Ball
Item #: BalanceBall
This baby targets everything—your abs, back, chest, arms, thighs, legs, and buns. Use it with weights or without—it won’t burst if punctured. Plus a FREE gift! Color may vary.
Select the balance ball that fits you:
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Beachbody Squishy Ball
Item #: MDACCBALL1BB
Tighten and tone your abs and sculpt your inner thighs with this amazing little resistance tool. It’ll also improve your coordination and flexibility!
Regular Price: $12.95
Coach Price: $9.71

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B-LINES Resistance Bands Complete Kit
Item #: MDACCBAND2105
Get lean and ripped even faster with our pro-grade resistance bands instead of dumbbells. This set contains the entire range of resistance levels from 5 to 50 pounds. It includes 10 bands and 3 sets of handles
Regular Price: $119.95
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B-LINES® Bands Upgrade Kit
Item #: MDACCBANDUPK1
Now you can do more with your bands…chest flys, thigh, and butt exercises, and even cardio training!

  • Sports Cardio Belt
  • Door attachment
  • B-LINES® Safety & Instruction Booklet
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Resistance Band Soft Handles – 1 pair
Item #: MDACCBANDHNDL2
Need an extra pair? These soft, foam-covered handles provide maximum comfort and easily attach to any of our resistance bands. 1 set of 2 handles.
Regular Price: $4.95
Coach Price: $3.71

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Yoga Block set of 2
Item #: MDACCYBLOCK2101
Increase your strength and flexibility with this high-density, closed-cell foam yoga block.4″ x 6″ x 9″
Regular Price: $29.95
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TurboTracker Journal
Item #: MDTRINS1103
A really cool notebook where you can log all your workouts and meals. It also includes daily motivational tips from Chalene, a calorie-counting guide, and more.
Regular Price: $19.95
Coach Price: $14.96

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Challenge Packs

As a special incentive for you to stay on track with your fitness, Beachbody has a special offer just for you! I am really excited about the new Challenge Pack’s that Beachbody is offering starting November 1st, 2011! You can INVEST in your Health at a very generous discount without sacrificing an ounce of quality. Just by committing to the Challenge you will be given free swag and by working out daily in the WOWY SuperGym you will have the opportunity to win monetary prizes.

Here’s the deal . . . it’s simple!

FITNESS + NUTRITION + SUPPORT = SUCCESS

These packs offer a complete package for you to achieve your fitness and health goals. When you purchase one of these fabulous Beachbody packs, you save BIG over if you purchased these items individually! Check out the details below:

* For International Customers, learn how you can purchase any of these challenge packs and get coached by me!

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P90X Challenge Pack
Trainer Tony Horton will transform your body in just 90 days. P90X constantly introduces new moves to challenge your muscles and give you extraordinary results.Your Challenge Pack also includes:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your Challenge.**†
  • Plus FREE standard shipping!

Shakeology Chocolate + Greenberry Combo available in single-serving packets only.

PRICE: $205 | SAVINGS of $40! | ORDER NOW

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Body Beast Challenge Pack
Pack on up to 10 pounds of muscle in just 90 days. This pro-level bodybuilding, nutrition, and supplement system works super fast to give you a body that gets noticed. Exclusive FREE gift! Get the Body Beast™ “Lucky 7″ workout FREE when you purchase through your Team Beachbody® Coach or Team Beachbody. A $19.95 value. Click here to view other Body Beast offerings.Your Challenge Pack also includes:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Beachbody® Hardcore Base Shake—the muscle-building amino acid shake that’s the base of your Beast nutrition plan, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Hardcore Base Shake to your doorstep every month.**
  • Your first 30-day supply of Beachbody Fuel Shot—the cocktail that fuels your muscles with energy preworkout1, and helps speed recovery postworkout, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Fuel Shot to your doorstep every month.**
  • Your first 30-day supply of Beachbody M.A.X. Creatine—the most proven supplement in the industry—shown to maximize strength, muscle growth, and recovery1 delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of M.A.X. Creatine to your doorstep every month.**
  • Your first 30-day supply of Beachbody Super Suma—boosts physical strength, energy, and stamina, AND enhances the body’s natural testosterone production1 delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Super Suma to your doorstep every month.**
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody VIP Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your challenge.†‡
  • Plus FREE shipping!
PRICE: $220 | SAVINGS of $40! | ORDER NOW

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10-Min Trainer Challenge Pack
Transform your body in only 10 minutes a day, with Tony Horton’s breakthrough workouts and easy-to-follow eating plan. Specially designed for the busy person, 10-Minute Trainer® takes you through a combination of body-sculpting moves that delivers amazing results in record time.Your Challenge Pack also includes:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your Challenge.**†
  • Plus FREE standard shipping!

Shakeology Chocolate + Greenberry Combo available in single-serving packets only.

PRICE: $180 | SAVINGS of $25! | ORDER NOW

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LES MILLS PUMP Challenge Pack
Engineer your perfect body with LES MILLS PUMP. This barbell-based, rapid weight loss and accelerated strength-training program can give you the tight, toned, and lean body you’ve always wanted in as little as 3 workouts per week!The system includes your very own barbell and comes complete with a set of 2 5-lb. and 2 10-lb. weighted plates.Exclusive FREE gift! Get the LES MILLS PUMP: CORE workout FREE when you purchase through your Team Beachbody® Coach or Team Beachbody. A $19.95 value.Click here to view other LES MILLS PUMP offerings.Your Challenge Pack also includes:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your Challenge.**†
  • Plus FREE standard shipping!

Shakeology Chocolate + Greenberry Combo available in single-serving packets only.

PRICE: $245 | SAVINGS of $40! | ORDER NOW

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Beachbody Ultimate Reset™ Challenge Pack
Increase energy, lose weight, and lower your cholesterol in 21 days. In just three weeks, the Beachbody Ultimate Reset Complete Kit will help your body get rid of the toxins you’ve been taking in for decades. This gentle, no-starvation cleanse helps restore your body to its optimal “factory settings” so you can feel, look, and be healthier than before.*Click here to view other Ultimate Reset offeringsYour Challenge Pack also includes:

  • The Ultimate Reset Maintenance Kit, sent to you after 30 days via Home Direct. The Maintenance Kit includes two powerful Ultimate Reset supplements, Alkalinize and Optimize, to help keep your body in a healthy pH balance and help your digestion work at its peak level.*
  • Your first 30-day supply of Tropical Strawberry Shakeology®, The Healthiest Meal of the Day®, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody® Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your challenge.**
  • Plus FREE shipping!
PRICE: $305 | SAVINGS of $40! | ORDER NOW

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Tai Cheng™ Challenge Pack
Renew your youthful energy in just 90 days through the healing motion of Tai Cheng! Developed with Dr. Mark Cheng, this low-impact program combines the 18 fundamental moves of Tai Chi with 21st-century sports science.It includes 12 workout DVDs, plus a Master Scroll reference DVD and valuable fitness tools to help you turn back the clock and feel absolutely fantastic.Exclusive BONUS: Order Tai Cheng on Team Beachbody®, and receive the Tai Cheng Body Alignment for Better Living DVD—a $19.95 value—FREE!Your Challenge Pack also includes:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your Challenge.**†
  • Plus FREE standard shipping!

Shakeology Chocolate + Greenberry Combo available in single-serving packets only.

PRICE: $205 | SAVINGS of $40! | ORDER NOW

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P90X2 Challenge Pack
P90X2 keeps your progress going after P90X with more Muscle Confusion. Get 12 new breakthrough workouts that build agility, core strength, and athleticism.Your Challenge Pack also includes:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your Challenge.**†
  • Plus FREE standard shipping!

Shakeology Chocolate + Greenberry Combo available in single-serving packets only.

PRICE: $205 | SAVINGS of $40! | ORDER NOW

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Power 90 In-Home Boot Camp Challenge Pack
Tony Horton’s Power 90® In-Home Boot Camp is a revolutionary weight loss and body transformation program that’s so simple and effective, you can go from the body you’ve got to the body you’ve always wanted in just 90 days!Your Challenge Pack also includes::

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology®—The Healthiest Meal of the Day®, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody® Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your Challenge.**†
  • Plus FREE standard shipping!

Shakeology Chocolate + Greenberry Combo available in single-serving packets only.

PRICE: $205 | SAVINGS of $40! | ORDER NOW

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INSANITY Challenge Pack
Shaun T’s INSANITY® is the most intense workout program ever put on DVD, designed to transform your body in just 60 days. MAX Interval Training is the key, burning up to 1,000 calories an hour.Your Challenge Pack also includes:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology®—The Healthiest Meal of the Day®, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody® Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your Challenge.**†
  • Plus FREE standard shipping!

Shakeology Chocolate + Greenberry Combo available in single-serving packets only.

PRICE: $205 | SAVINGS of $40! | ORDER NOW

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Asylum Challenge Pack
Shaun T increases your fitness and performance in just 30 days so you can feel like a pro! Sports-specific training and progressive drills build your speed, coordination, and power.Your Challenge Pack also includes:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology®—The Healthiest Meal of the Day®, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody® Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your Challenge.**†
  • Plus FREE standard shipping!

Shakeology Chocolate + Greenberry Combo available in single-serving packets only.

PRICE: $180 | SAVINGS of $25! | ORDER NOW

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How to Count Calories

A lot of people use My Fitness Pal and other apps to keep up with the calories. I just wanted to show you how I count calories for myself and my clients (who also get personalized nutrition plans in spreadsheets). If you don’t get anything else from this video then at least remember this: 1 gram of fat = 9 calories, 1 gram of protein = 4 calories, 1 gram of carbohydrate = 4 calories, and most manufacturers don’t count calories of carbs from fiber.

 

P90x 6 Month Transformation

I started P90x in February of 2012 and completed two consecutive rounds. On my first round I had pretty good results but I “lone wolfed it” in that I was on my own to figure everything out.  In my 2nd round of I joined a Challenge Group led by a coach and my results went to another level. 

I have since become a Beachbody Coach as I have found my passion for fitness again, and I get fulfillment out of helping others achieve their goals. A short video showing my transformation is below. If you are struggling to reach your fitness goals and would like the support of a coach and an entire TEAM of people to encourage you along the way then all you have to do is make me your coach.

Also feel free to add and connect with me on Facebook where I can give you a preview of what a Challenge Group looks like, and we can start working towards your goals.

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