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Here’s a snippet of my first go-around with it!
Always…In Relentless Pursuit of Excellence,
People ask me about how often they should weigh or measure when doing programs like Insanity, and I say HIDE THE SCALE! Don’t weigh in every day because everyone loses weight at a different rate. People can become obsessed with the scale, and if they don’t see what they think they should see it can do a number on your mental focus!
A couple years ago I did a video that seems appropriate to share here, now. It’s kind of funny, but my advice still stands! (be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and Follow Me on InstaGram: @TraciMorrow
In Relentless Pursuit of Excellence….as an Insanity Mom!
A big piece of the equation of LIVING HEALTHY is eating well and supplementing what your body needs as you ask more of it in your workouts. Many people, my former self included, ask and wonder if supplements are unhealthy? And they wonder why, if they’re eating healthy, do they need to add supplements. Well, I’m not a Dr. or nutritionist so I’m going to encourage you to google and research for yourself, but I will tell you that after doing extensive research, talking with nutritionists & doctors, and reading for myself; I’ve changed my original opinion that I would live a healthy lifestyle without supplements. Which is saying a lot for a woman who used to gag at the mention of swallowing a pill.
So what will I be taking as I participate in 63 days of Insanity in the Shaun T Birthday Challenge? I’ve taken a photo (below) to show you. But let me first say: I eat clean. I probably could use more fruits and veggies and definitely more WATER (part of my commitment) but I eat clean. I do enjoy treats every now and again but I don’t consider that a cheat. My calories are typically between 1700-1900 depending on the day and what I’m doing, and I always try to get at least 20 grams of protein in each of my 5 meals. But that’s for another blog.
Here’s what I take, and the link to where to get them if you’re so inclined:
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Joint Support Formula: Promote joint mobility with this high-quality formula designed to protect your joints and connective tissue.*
Calcium/Magnesium: Strengthen bones and teeth with the best calcium-magnesium supplement!* Made from pure milk, nature’s best and purest calcium source, but safe for those who don’t consume dairy.
Optimize: Promote an optimal immune system and manage your body’s natural inflammatory response with our proprietary blend of systemic enzymes and added camu camu.*
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WATER: I am in general not a thirsty person. I bought a water bottle at Target that marks how many ounces I drink, and I’m committed to drink my 24 oz bottle three times a day! …glug…glug….glug…….
So there ya have it. My weapons in this battle against apathy and laziness and boredom!
Its not too late to JOIN the fun!
Why not YOU? Why not NOW?
Always…in relentless pursuit of excellence!
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
*Products may contain equipment with natural rubber latex which may cause minor to life-threatening allergic reactions.
Today I began a 63 Day Journey with Shaun T and Insanity. I’m excited & nervous all at the same time.
I’d love for you to join me if you have an interest! I think we’re going to have a blast, as we embark on a journey many begin, but not as many finish. Well, we will. We’re taking this across the goal line! I was telling Shaun T that this reminds me of when I was in the P90Xplorers Test Group with Carl Daikeler and several other Tony Horton fanatics; trying a new program, along with the CEO of Beachbody. (Carl, for those of you who don’t know) Now, to go through Insanity with its Creator Shaun T is such a great experience and its only Day One! He’s a good friend, and I’m so thankful for his nudge to join this Birthday Challenge.
So here are my Fit Test Results for March 4, 2013:
Switch Kicks: 114
Power Jacks: 58
Power Knees: L: 116 R: 115 (rats!! irritates me that they’re not even-lol)
Power Jumps: 60
Globe Jumps: 13
Suicide Jumps: 25
Push-Up Jacks: 34
Low Plank Oblique: 52
Stretch & Cool Down
Join me! It’s not too late!
In Relentless Pursuit of Excellence…..in the ShaunTourage
I spent the weekend in Nebraska (man, it was cold!!!) and some time with Shaun T. He’s the creator of the workout in the number one infomercial spot for several weeks running called Insanity, and Insanity Asylum, & Asylum 2 and a dear friend. Well, Shaun T is starting a round of Insanity (his first, start to finish !) this Monday March 4, 2013, and invited me and my friend Doug Fitzgerald
to start with him & a huge group of others who are doing it with Shaun! They’re calling themselves the ShaunTourage and you can follow along on the “how to”‘s at Shaun T’s FB Like page.
But like Shaun T invited me, I’m inviting YOU to join ME! If you hit any of the links above you can purchase your Challenge Pack – I’ll add you to my Private Facebook Group where I coach people through their weight loss journey for free! You’ll be a part of a great group of people wanting to LIVE HEALTHY – and I CAN HELP! I know life is full – I’m a busy mom – a mom of 6 – but life is too short to not join the fun and live a healthy, active lifestyle! No matter your age! There’s no time like the present!!!
I hope you’ll choose to join me, and when you do – shoot me an email so I can add you to my private, exclusive group! We’re going to get you fit, and earn you an INSANITY GRAD t-shirt!!
Always - In Relentless Pursuit of Excellence!
If you’d like to join a Challenge Group with me as your Coach, I’d be honored!!
Just hit the Contact Me Button up top and I’ll add you to my next group! <3
Team Beachbody Top Coach TRACI MORROW shares a clip from CEO Carl Daikeler’s blog about yet another celeb ordering a BB product from tv! :)with No Comments
So I was reading Carl Daikeler’s blog and found the most fun endorsement on the couch of Conan! Yet another example of a celebrity purchasing one of our programs and how much fun he has…in the privacy of his own living room! So picture it: Chris alone in his living room, lacing up his shoes, opening his DVD player, pressing PLAY and getting his groove on – tilting, tucking, and tightening his way to firm abs! Just like you and I do. I’m just wondering who he was assigned to as a customer? Might want to check your customer list! ;o)
From Carl’s Blog:
It’s good to be Chris Pratt. He has a regular gig as part of the winning cast of NBC’s Thursday night comedy hit Parks and Recreation. He’s co-starring with Mr. Angelina Jolie (you may know him as Brad Pitt) in the new film Moneyball. And, he is looking better than ever, thanks to Shaun T and Hip Hop Abs!
Chris was just on Conan promoting Moneyball and when Conan asked him how he got into such great shape, he launched into one of the funniest, most genuine celebrity testimonials we’ve seen for our products. Chris even demonstrates “Tilt, Tuck and Tighten” for the audience and gives Shaun T a heartfelt shout-out.
(Check out the video starting at about 3:25)