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Listening to Your Body

Tweet Before I get into this post, today marks the 3 year anniversary of me starting the program that literally has changed my life, P90X! I remember sitting on the couch when the doorbell rang and the UPS guy dropped off my P90X program. As soon as it arrived, I opened the box, read through both the P90X Fitness and Nutrition guides, assembled my pull-up bar,...

Healthy P90X Recipe: Honey Mustard Salmon

Tweet Via the Team Beachbody Newsletter.. Healthy P90X Recipe: Honey-Mustard Salmon Here’s a tasty last-minute dish that’s easy to prepare and even easier to clean up (especially if you remember to put aluminum foil in the broiler pan first). Just 7 minutes in the oven, and voilà! * 4 salmon fillets, about 6 oz. each, with skin * 2 Tbsp. Dijon...

Sugar Addiction Detox 101

Tweet Written by Debra Pivko via the Team Beachbody Newsletter.. Sugar, sweet sugar—a delightful minute on the tongue in exchange for what feels like a lifetime on the hips. But weight gain isn’t the only consequence of eating too much sugar. Ready for the not-so-sweet truth? Overconsumption of processed sugar can contribute to a number of conditions,...

P90X Nutrition Guide

Tweet As you all have probably heard me say before, the P90X diet is the most important part of the entire P90X program. I always say that results come from 80% diet and 20% workouts! Even though it’s the most important, it’s what people neglect the most. They feel that they can get results just by completing the workouts, but it doesn’t work...

How to Get Ripped Abs

Tweet Back when I was in high school and college, I always wondered how to get ripped abs. I remember talking to my lifting buddies while in the gym about the reasons why we couldn’t get ripped abs and take our fitness to the next level, and it was interesting because we never could figure out that secret. Were we taking the wrong supplements? Should we...

P90X and Alcohol: Part 3

Tweet Since New Years Eve is tomorrow night, I couldn’t think of a more fitting post than one about P90X and Alcohol. The truth is that 95% of us, including me, are going to have a drink, or 2, or possibly even more tomorrow night, but there are some things that you have to keep in mind. Before you go out and pound 15 beers, challenge your buddies to a...

PB2 Review

Tweet Last week I got the chance to head out to Beachbody Headquarters in L.A., and while I was there, I FINALLY got a jar of PB2! I’ve heard nothing but great things about PB2 for quite a while now, but just haven’t gotten around to purchasing it online, because apparently, that’s the only place you can get it. As I was touring Beachbody,...

Drew’s Shakeology Review

Tweet The other day one of the people that I coach, Drew, sent me a video of him giving his Shakeology Review, so I asked him if he minded that I shared it with you all! Here’s his shakeology review.. Thanks Drew for letting me share this video and helping people realize how great Shakeology really is! To learn more about how you can get a Shakeology...

Eating Healthy During Holidays

Tweet I guess a lot of people around this time of year, me included, are thinking about how we are going to go about eating healthy during  holidays. I’ll be the first to admit that it is darn tough to sit there and watch your family and friends pig out on pumpkin pie, cookies, bakes potatoes, etc. Believe me, I’ve done it! Many people gain quite a...

P90X Diet

Tweet Most of the questions that I get involving P90X actually don’t revolve so much around the workouts, but rather the diet. For whatever reason, give someone a super tough workout and they don’t complain, but the moment they learn that they have to follow a diet, they freak out! I hear things like , “Oh no, there’s no way I can follow...

Shakeology Video

Tweet You guys all know I absolutely love Shakeology, but I wanted to show you all a video explaining the health benefits of it! If you want to learn more, check out my other site...

Nutrition Tracking

Tweet Most of you already know this, but the hardest part for me when starting P90X was the P90X diet. I know that many of you feel the same way because the majority of the questions that I get asked revolve around the P90X diet. Even though I knew that it would be tough to completely change the way I ate, I knew it was something that I had to do if I wanted to...

Healthy P90X Recipes!

Tweet Recently Melinda put together some more great p90x recipes and I wanted to share them with all of you!! Hope you enjoy them! Recently I asked some of you to give me some unhealthy foods, you would like for me to try and make healthy and I am going to do just that!! Some of these were tough, but guess what I did it! I’m pretty excited about some of...

Nutrition Tips!

Tweet Last night I went down to Columbus for a Beachbody event held in Columbus by a guy named Dr. Bill Wheeler. Dr. Wheeler is a nutrition expert and for two hours I got to listen to him and soak up information about nutrition and supplements and how they are beneficial! The nutrition tips that I learned last night were absolutely priceless, and even shocking...

Healthy Chicken Recipes for P90X

Tweet Melinda’s post today was awesome, so I thought I would share it on my site as well. She gives you all some excellent healthy chicken recipes that you can use with P90X, Insanity, or any Beachbody program that you’re following. Here is her post. If you’re doing a workout like P90X, Insanity, Tubo Fire, or even Brazil Butt Lift, we all know...

More Healthy P90X Recipes

Tweet Melinda made an awesome post the other day with some more healthy P90X recipes, and I wanted to share it with you all. Who doesn’t love getting new healthy recipes? What about some new healthy P90X recipes? Sometimes eating the same things can get old and believe me, they get old fast. When I find new recipes, I automatically want to share them with...

5 Healthy Eating Tips!

Tweet Back when I played college baseball, I could literally eat anything I wanted and not gain weight because of the amount of being so active. Once college and my baseball career ended and real life began, my overall health and physical condition began to diminish. My bad eating habits finally caught up with me, and I ended up putting on around 15lbs in just a...

How to Lose the Love Handles

Tweet Back when I was playing college baseball, I was in pretty good shape, but there was one area on my body that used to constantly burdened me, and that was my love handles. Call it genetics (or bad eating habits), no matter how hard I worked out, I didn’t know how to lose the love handles! It wasn’t until I finished college and fell out of shape...

5 Healthy Eating Tips if Crunched on Time

Tweet One of the most common excuses that I hear about not being to commit to a healthy diet is “I don’t have time to eat healthy.” For those of you who are daily readers of my posts on my site, you know that I’m not a big fan of excuses. Excuses are something that people create to justify their failures. However, there are many of you...

Healthy Protein Snacks

Tweet Most people on a healthy diet are always looking for great snack ideas to help them get in their 5 meals during the day. It’s easy to find snacks that are high in carbs, but what about healthy protein snacks? Over the course of a few years since being on P90X, I’ve discovered some great healthy protein snacks to help me get through the...

My Current P90X Diet

Tweet For the past 2 weeks, I have decided to cut out ALL cardio and focus solely on resistance training. I started taking Creatine Ethyl Ester last week, which is a newer form of creatine that is said to have the same effects as creatine monohydrate, but without all the water retention and bloating. I have been doing all the P90X resistance exercises, but still...

Tips on How to Stay Committed to the Diet

Tweet You all are probably get sick of me saying this over and over and over again, but I really can’t stress this enough. The diet is the most important of of any workout regimen, so it’s crucial that you stay committed to it! In order to stay committed and motivated with the diet, there are a few things that you can do. These are the things that I...

Sample Insanity Diet

Tweet As most of you know, eating properly is extremely important when going through any workout program if you want great results. The fact is that if you don’t incorporate a healthy diet into your workout routine, you will never reach your fitness goals. The reason we are an overweight nation is because of our unhealthy eating habits! Change the way you...

The NEW Club Membership!

Tweet Wow, I have been waiting on this for a LONG time! Like I’ve told you all before, when I started P90X, I wanted something to give me some extra meal plan ideas, which is why I got the Club Membership. Being a single guy living on his own, there was no way I was going to make all of the foods that were listed in the P90X Nutrition Guide. I figured it...

P90X Diet Tips

Tweet As I have been talking about in the last few posts, the diet is the most important part of any exercise program. Too many people feel that they will get results if they just follow the workouts. Well, unfortunately, that’s not how it works. I tell all the people that I coach that results come from 80% diet, just to put it into perspective. The...

Finding Time to Eat Healthy!

Tweet Instead of writing a post tonight, I asked Melinda to write one for me. She decided to write about not using the excuse “I don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal!” Here’s Melinda’s post below.. So, this is one I hear all the time: “I don’t have time to make a healthy meal.” A lot of you may work late at...

How to Eat Healthy Eating Out!

Tweet One thing that most people worry about when going through a complete diet and workout program like P90X or Insanity is eating out. You can’t eat at home every night, and there are going to be many times where you are going to be forced to eat out, whether it’s for a family event or get together. Most people fear eating out because restaurants anymore...

How to Fight the Cravings!

Tweet When you begin a hardcore diet and exercise program, something like P90X or Insanity, it’s very important that you commit yourself to the diet because, as I’ve said many times before, the diet is the most important part of the program. However, if you’re anything like me, or the rest of the world for that matter, you get cravings for junk...

Meal Plans

Tweet If you have been on my site before or am someone I coach, you know the importance of diet along with workouts. You can’t get great results without committing to both. One of the most common questions that I get is “Can you create a meal plan for me?” As much as I would love to do this for people, I just don’t have the time. This is...

Updated P90X Grocery List!

Tweet Since I last posted my complete P90X grocery list, Melinda and I have discovered many new, healthy foods to purchase from the store. If you’re going through P90X, Insanity, One on One, or even Brazil Butt Lift, you can use this grocery list to purchase healthy foods! 2 packages of Strawberries Bundle of Bananas 1 bag of frozen Blueberries GV...