Hey teamRIPPED! Look out, your fearless leader is getting old! LOL! This weekend was my birthday, and I am now 38! In just 2 years I can be the old “ripped at age 40″ guy LOL! Who says getting old is a drag? I have guys half my age saying they wished they looked like me, so I must be doing something right! And I’m going to keep doing what works — pushing play every day, eating to fuel my body for health, and using supplements that will keep me running at 100%. It’s no secret that this formula works wonders. It’s just a matter of committing to doing it!
I have more AWESOME NEWS about the Beachbody Challenge! If you remember a couple weeks ago, I told you how our very own Tim Dixon was a Beachbody Challenge winner in August. Well, we’ve done it again! Fred Lee was announced a winner for the 40+ age group this month! teamRIPPED continues to dominate! And these guys have each scored $1,000 bucks for their hard work, in addition to the great health and ripped bodies they’ve attained. If you didn’t read my article last week about being part of the Beachbody Challenge, definitely do so!
By the way, have you noticed that it’s here! Thanksgiving week! I have so much to be thankful for, and I know you do as well. I will dedicate an article to that tomorrow.
But today I want to remind you that there are 2 things that can happen between now and New Years — you can be like the average American and gain 10 lbs of fat. Pig out, be lazy, and feel miserable. That’s option 1. I spent YEARS choosing option 1. While the food tasted good going down, it was no way to “enjoy the holidays”. I felt like crap. Option 1 sucks!
Option 2 — BRING IT! I chose Option 2 last Thanksgiving and Christmas. And guess what? It was AWESOME! I didn’t gain 10 lbs. I stayed ripped. And I didn’t have to go lock myself in a closet to avoid all the temptations either. I had a great time visiting with friends and family, enjoying the reason for the season, and felt great doing it. I simply made a PLAN! Start your PLAN now! When we get caught off-guard, that’s when we can get in trouble. When we make a plan, we know what to do and how to come out of any situation with success.
Start going over the menu options you’ll be faced with at Thanksgiving. Plan on what you will eat. Are you on a fat shredder diet? Get a big plate of sliced turkey and green beans. No worries! Everyone thinks that it’s impossible to eat healthy at big holiday meals. That’s nonsense. Just because you have to avoid some of the items doesn’t mean you “can’t eat healthy”. No excuses! Do what you need to do to go with Option 2! Option 1 gets no love at teamRIPPED!
Also, be sure you have some emergency rations! If you are traveling and find yourself at a meal that literally has ZERO healthy options, you don’t want to be forced to either “give in or starve”. Have a stash of rations in your suitcase or your glove box of your car. Heck, I ALWAYS keep a stash in my glovebox. I’ve had to suck it up and say no at some meals before and then hit my emergency rations when I get to the car. I was glad I had my safe foods nearby or I’d have been in a pickle. Good items for an emergency ration stash are nuts, jerky, cereal, protein bars, seeds, and fruits that can last a few days like apples.
Just remember the old saying, “failing to plan is planning to fail”. Put in the effort to get a plan in place and you will SUCCEED! Ring in 2012 with no regrets or holiday flab!
I will be on the road for the next few days visiting relatives for Thanksgiving. I’ll still be posting articles, so check in often. But I may take longer to respond to comments and questions than usual since I’ll be away from my laptop quite a bit. But don’t worry. I will still be checking in at least a couple times per day (if not more).
And 2 favors that I ask:
1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my articles and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them. Click the share links below them and share them on FB, twitter, etc. It really helps me get more exposure and grow teamRIPPED!
2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, www.teamRIPPED.com, or by logging in to www.teambeachbody.com to do your shopping (If you buy from the plain beachbody site I get no credit). It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!
Keep bringing it and inspiring others to do the same gang!!
Hey Coach Wayne, Happy New Year! Today was the beginning of week 2 Round 2 of P90X and what a pump I got. I am using the Kre-Allkalyn, POW and chin up assist. I wish I knew about it(Chin up assist) the first round. I know I will build so much more muscle than when I used the bands. I get up each day psyched for my workout and transformation. Thanks for all your help and great info. from your team. Keep Bringing it! Dave
Thank you very much coach, I'll be sure to check that out. Any diet advice you suggest or should I strictly follow the nutrition guide with the program?
Hey Carlos, look over my nutrition articles called "round 1 nutrition", "the P90X nutrition guide", and "dialing it in" to help you do BETTER than the guide!
Hey coach Wayne, I got a story I think you would find very interesting. For about a month I've been really driven to order and complete the p90x. I've been out of shape my whole life and I want to make a change. I haven't had the money and switching from a job that required me to be standing 8-12 hrs a day to an office job sitting 8hrs a day made me lazy. I had seen your story on youtube and the site and decided I really wanted to do this, but financially, I had more important things to take care of, atleast that was the excuse. I recieved a check for backed up vacation pay, $360, money i didn't know i would get. I was thinking what to do with the money and just that instant, flipping channels I saw YOUR story on the p90x informercial. I knew that was the reason I got the money and right that instant I ordered the program. This was earlier today haha. It was so surreal, unexpected money, seeing the informercial again, I feel like it was a calling and seeing your story twice in a month, I knew it. Thank you, for unknowingly helping reach toward a goal i've never accomplished. After I recieve and complete 30 days, I'll write to you and the whole team with my results thusfar. Thank you guys for helping to motivate others to achieve success.
Hey Carlos! How cool that you got the unexpected $$, saw my story (again), and knew to pull the trigger! I can't wait to see your results man! I'm pulling for you! Be sure you look under the "my tips" tab at the "getting started" section. Lots of good tips!!
Great article coach I had put that into practice today at Thanksgiving. I ate a plate full of turkey and got my needed starches from mashed potatoes, but my 2nd plate of food was turkey only and then I did legs and back. I feel awesome, and still got to enjoy the wonderful holiday that is Thanksgiving.
Nice post coach. No thanksgiving here in uk but hey we have every Sunday to contend with I.e. the traditional Sunday roast. So great advice not only for thanksgiving but to carry through the! Plus the less mash potatoe I eat the less washing up there is to do! Lol
Thanks for the add and the for the inspiration. You're doing a great thing here with your website and blogs I appreciate the community you're trying to build and want to be a part of it! Congrats on the amazing results. Every year I learn something new. I always somehow end up falling short of completing my p90x goal. This year I'm armed with more knowledge about food, fuel, and consistency. I'm looking forward to the help. Happy bday and enjoy your holidays!
Happy Birthday Coach!! And many many more Healthy, Ripped, P90X ones to go.... May God, keep the Blessings pouring in.
Belated Happy Birthday, Coach!))).. I'm 38((.. and a lot of things to be accomplished!!! You are a great inspiration. Thank you for your advice and passion to improve your own and our lives). Thank you. Once again - Happy Birthday!!!
Thanks, Coach Wayne! I could not have won it without you and Teamripped! I want to encourage all of you on Teamripped to submit your before and after pics and your story to teambeachbody.com. It is amazing to win $1,000, but I am even more pleased that Coach Wayne also wins $500 for being my Coach. So, be sure to nominate him when you fill out the forms online. if you are selected, then you both win, which is awesome! Again, thanks Coach for all your help! Also, happy belated B-day! In just 2 more years, you'll be joining me to represent for the forty-something crowd! LOL! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of Teamripped!
You've been plugging the "the two favors that I ask" a lot lately, coach. It seems a little tasteless... Your threads don’t seem as sentimental when you ask for our business. Just saying…
LOL "Art V" (aka Rick) -- I include the "2 favors I ask" at the end of every check in. I'm not "plugging it lately". I end every check in that way (so once a week or so). I'm not asking for your business. I'm just pointing out that it helps me out if you order through me rather than through the main BB site. I'm not telling you to buy anything. I'm just asking that if you do buy something, that you do me a favor by ordering through me since I work so hard to help you. It makes it a Win /Win. Happy Thanksgiving "Art". :-)
hey coach hows the vegan challenge going? I would love to hear how you remaining a vegan diet while thanksgiving. Now thats gotta be tough. Once you do the hard work for us lol and tropical shakeology comes out i really wanna try 90 days vegan.
It's going very well Rafael. Thx for asking. Thanksgiving for a vegan is simple. I am not worried a bit :-)
Hey Coach, Heres an idea. If by chance you find yourself in sticky situation you can use your laptop, and say oh i have to check/take this one....LOL Becareful YOUNG MAN, I wish was 38 again as I will be 50(September) next year, but with that said I have NEVER felt better, better than when i was a teenager.And when people ask me my age they think I'm lying, Nice one! like that is something i'd lye about! Only my salt and pepper hair is some what of a give away, But like I've always said, "Beter GRAY than GONE!" LOL. Looking forward to your posts as always.....
I am reading this post at an all day seminar. And in Coach Wayne fashion I always bring my meals for the day with me. And as I am typing this in I am recalling kickin but on Ab Ripper X this morning at my target weight and am my preplanned and clean lunch while all around me there are colleagues just eating/over poor choices. I don't shovel food in. I plan and calculate this is my path to staying healthy as I am in charge. Just finishing up an I feel great. Always stay consistent as it is the key to success. Never falter an never quit!! Keep healthy TeamRIPPED!!!!
I feel awful for not saying happy birthday on your actual day! so...HAPPY BIRTHDAY COACH WAYNE! Thanks for being such a great influence on me brother!
Happy belated birthday and happy thanksgiving. We Canadians had ours last month so I already went threw trying to eat right for the holidays which I did pretty good. Now on to Christmas.
Coach, I suggest you start a "Why are you thankful for P90X/Insanity/Asylum/etc.?" thread. Allowing your readers/fans/groupies to comment may be a great source of motivation for others as they can then visualize the benefits that others have realized.