Preparing for Difficult...

A while back I asked for your help in making sure I cover all the topics you want to hear about on teamRIPPED.  Y’all had some great input! Thank you, and if you still want to give me some suggestions, click here. I am now going to start working through some of these great...

Getting to your WHY

Getting to your WHY is super important. For a lot of people it can really make all the difference in whether this transformation lasts or if you just fall off the wagon again. I saw a video on Facebook last week that I hope will help. I know it impacted me. Take a look! So what about...

Weekend Update

Another week and we are into February teamRIPPED! Everyone that started at the New Year should have some day 30 pics to take. Pictures always tell the true story in weight loss transformations! There are lots of “measures” we should use on our weight loss and fitness...

Midweek Motivation

The middle of another week is upon us. We can go full steam into the weekend. Making progress, seeing gainz, and just crushing it. Or we can take it easy and coast. If I know teamRIPPED, we are going to BRING...

How do you “feel&...

This is a CLASSIC post from my Excuse Zone! I got to reading it last week and thought we need to hear it. Things get tough in month 2 of a program. Time to just BRING IT! ****Take a trip with me LOL***** I heard a Tony Horton quote recently that really resonated with me.  He said,...

Creed of the teamRIPPED...

Creed of the teamRIPPED Nation We the People of the teamRIPPED Nation, in order to form a more healthy and fit Union, establish COMMITMENT, insure ACCOUNTABILITY, and provide for the common ENCOURAGEMENT, do ordain and establish this Creed of the teamRIPPED Nation. We hold these truths...

Weekend Update

Hey teamRIPPED!! We are almost 1 month into 2016! Can you believe it? Time keeps on ticking whether or not you want it to or not. It’s up to each and every one of us to make the most of our time! The work you are putting in will make a difference. A difference for today and the...

Eddie Lacy, Tony Horton...

Over the past week I have seen this pop up over Facebook. Eddie Lacy, running back for the Green Bay Packers, needs to lose weight. Not just to be healthy, but his job depends on it! “If the Packers running back wants to keep his job, then he should probably take Horton up on the...

Midweek Motivation

No one should ever lie to you. This is HARD WORK! But it’s worth it. Each workout, each planned meal, each extra rep, each time you go a little heavier…. it’s so worth it. You are worth...

What’s going to h...

Simple question… What’s going to help you succeed? Those of you that have been with me and teamRIPPED for a while know that I love to help! It’s my #1: To provide you with all the tools, motivation, support I can to make you a success in your fitness journey. I want to...

teamRIPPED’s Glos...

Have you ever read something on teamRIPPED and thought, “What the heck is he talking about? Is that another language?” I know from emailing with many of you, it’s easy for me to throw out terms and abbreviations you might be familiar with (yet!). Beachbody, P90X, Insanity, and...

Weekend Update

Quiet week on teamRIPPED… you guys and gals ok?! :-) You better be hanging in there! As we are 3-4 weeks into the new year, and you are 3-4 weeks into your program, it’s important to stay focused and weather any storms that come your way. It can be hard at times, but it is...

Fall Perfection Crew Re...

We are wrapping up showcasing the Perfection Crew results for this last fall! It is so awesome to see what these dedicated people did. If you want to look back on the first 3 sets of results, check out: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3! Congrats teamRIPPED Perfection Crew! You put in the work...

Midweek Motivation

3 weeks into the new year. Are on track with your goals? Keep momentum in your corner! Don’t slow down, don’t give up!  Each day you push play and each day you stay on point with your nutrition is another win. Those wins add up to a new lifestyle! New health and wellness. New...

Emergency BUT Epidemic

There’s an epidemic going around… a “BUT” epidemic! According to researchers, 9 out of 10 people are directly impacted by the “BUT” epidemic. Are you or someone you know struggling with the “BUT” epidemic? Read this article to find out if a swift kick in the butt...

Tracking Raw or Cooked ...

Tracking raw or cooked meats has to be one of the most common questions on get on nutrition tracking. There is a lot of conflicting information too. I hope for once and for all to get to the bottom of it! Tracking Raw or Cooked Meats You can actually do both: track raw or cooked weights...

Weekend Update

What is up teamRIPPED!? It’s 2 weeks into 2016, are you in a better place than you were on Dec 31, 2015? If you have been working out, following your nutrition plan, and bringing it… I know you are! This week on teamRIPPED, I outlined some expectations that are good to have...

Fall Perfection Crew 20...

Week 3 of unveiling our Perfection Crew 90 Day Transformation Results! If you don’t know about the Perfection Crew, it’s 90 days of perfect tracking and nailing all of your workouts. Miss and you are out! I have already been able to showcase a lot of results, so check out...

Midweek Motivation

Yesterday I talked about some expectations to have if you are new to Beachbody programs. I posted the link in the RIPPED 2016 – Be The Change challenge group, and asked for more insights from the TR vets we have in there. Take a look at this wisdom! These are the type of people you...

Shakeology Cafe Latte

Shakeology Cafe Latte is here! I wanted to make sure it was up and ready to go before I posted, and it’s now time! If you have cravings for coffee, this is your Shakeology. It’s reported to have a smooth, creamy taste just like a blended ice coffee drink. I haven’t had...

Beachbody First Month E...

We are into the first couple weeks of 2016 and we have a lot of people starting or re-starting their fitness journey. It’s awesome! Y’all are fired up and so am I! But what should you expect in this first month of working out with a Beachbody program? Maybe this is your first...

Injuries or Soreness

Injuries — they are a serious BUMMER! So is being SORE LOL It seems like whether you are a couch potato or super active, you will get injured at some time in your life. Think about how many inactive people you know with back injuries. It seems like it is almost bound to happen. I...

Weekend Update

Wow 2016 is here and people are fired up! Man is the buzz of the New Year always so awesome! The teamRIPPED Challenge Groups are fired up and people are on a mission. This is the type of momentum and excitement I wish I could bottle LOL Make the most of it and keep looking for new ways...

Fall Perfection Crew 20...

The second round of the Perfection Crew ran from September 14th to December 13th this fall. Check out my first post of results HERE! If you haven’t heard about the Perfection Crew, it’s a highly focused and intense challenge group. You commit to 90 days of perfection. All...

Midweek Motivation

The first Midweek Motivation for 2016! Capitalize on the excitement and momentum. Don’t tell it slip away! The energy in the teamRIPPED Challenge Groups is unreal right now! You need to be in one. A teamRIPPEDer sent me this! It doesn’t have to stay like this. Thanks Nicole!...

Fitness Tips You Should...

There are some BIG fitness tips I believe many of us know at least to some degree. Eating right, working out, etc, etc. Then there are some others that I think are pretty easily overlooked by those starting out and even some of us veterans! Even the regular/common knowledge tips seem to...