Check Your Ego

“Don’t let your ego get in the way.” — Tony Horton When I used to workout in the gym, my ego was ALWAYS in the way.  I didn’t want to do an exercise I’d fail at (like pullups) or that would show my weaknesses (like anything having to do with...

How to get and stay.. F...

For those of you dying to know the secret formula for getting fat and staying fat, you are in luck!  These are the top 10 ways to reach your obesity goals!  I wish I’d come up with this list on my own, but I’m not that smart!  I borrowed it from a very informative article...

Weekend Update

Man this week flew by! The one perk to keeping busy is that time really does move! I am excited for another weekend. I got quite a few emails this week with teamRIPPEDers sending in their 90 day results. That fires me up every time! Y’all are putting the work and earning the...

Year of the Beast ̵...

It’s hard to believe, but we are now 9 months into the Year of the Beast! #YOTB Time flies when you are Beasting up! It’s time for the final PHASE! So as like last time, we will be opening up the YOTB for the 4th round. It can be a bit of a process, so stick with me. I am...

Do More

The reason “why” you start a Beachbody program is really important. I’ve talked about discovering your “why“ in the past, but as you get further and further along your journey with fitness, it can be beneficial to revisit the question, “Why is this important to...

Eating Out on a Diet

Eating out on a diet can be trouble, but it doesn’t have to be! It’s really up to you. There is no doubt that the trouble with eating out on a diet is most people’s mindset. “I’m eating out, so I’m going to enjoy myself!” There is definitely a...

Monday Motivation!

How about this for a change of pace this week! MONDAY MOTIVATION! How’s your weekend go? Did you stay committed to your plan even in the face of Easter Celebrations? Family and holidays can be some of the toughest temptations around. So many emotions are tied to holidays and when...

Weekend Update

April’s HERE! Seems like just yesterday we were welcoming in the New Year. Time sure has a way of flying by! First off, and most importantly, Happy Good Friday! What a good day it is. We remember Christ’s sacrifice for us. The only sacrifice that could ever bring real,...

Kyle’s Amazing Ch...

Kyle has an inspirational story.  He categorizes his old habits as being good at starting something but terrible at following through.  It led him to a point in his health and fitness that he desperately wanted to change.  Plugging in with our Challenge Group, learning from the wealth of...

Midweek Motivation

Ready for a pick me up? Time to get motivated teamRIPPED! The work you put in now will pay off this summer and for the rest of your life!   This one never gets old… ×Related Posts:No Related...

Fat Burners

“Fat Burners” (aka thermogenics) come in all shapes and sizes.  Super HD.  Oxy Elite Pro.  Lipo 6.  Hydroxycut.  Etc. Do they work?  Are they dangerous?  What are my thoughts on thermogenics? Well, first off, I never used them during Round 1, 2 or 3.  It’s not that I thought they were...

P90X Shopping List

P90X Shopping List Getting started on nutrition in P90X can be a little overwhelming. There is a lot of information to take in and nothing else you do in your program will have as much of an impact on your results as proper nutrition. If you are new to teamRIPPED, I would suggest that...

Weekend Update

Do you ever know when a tough month is coming up? It’s going to be a regular Birthday-Fest around my house next month!  I have 3 April birthdays with my kiddos.  Xander on April 4th.  Olivia on April 7th.  And Luke on April 14th.   Cake and ice cream are everywhere!  LOL! What I’ve found...

Quick News: Free Beachb...

Hey Guys and Gals of teamRIPPED! I just wanted to give you a quick one on the FREE Month of Beachbody On Demand! Are you ready to instantly streaming workouts?! Beachbody On Demand gives you online access to 10 amazing programs and even more! When you sign up, you will be asked to...

Midweek Motivation

Today let this inspire you to… LOL not sure he really said that ;-) ×Related Posts:No Related...

Planning for Weight Los...

Weight loss success is what all of us that were overweight when we started wanted. Some of us had a lot of failure in the area of weight loss. I know I did! I tried a lot. I did the whole “all fat is bad” dieting. Anything that read “No-Fat” on the box was good to...

Tweaking Calories and M...

Before you start plowing ahead with the nutrition guide, it’s important to understand how your nutrition plan will affect your results. Are you wanting to gain muscle? Lose weight? Maintain weight but lose body fat? Gain weight and muscle? These are all very different objectives, and the...

Weekend Update

It’s here again! Another weekend update! I love getting to check in with y’all on these updates. I hope you enjoy them too! How’s the weekend up going for you? We saw a few people have to leave the Perfection Crew over the week. I bet St. Patrick’s Day had...

Alex goes from 230 to R...

Can a 5’8″ guy who weighs over 250 ever hope to see a 6 pack?  Alex thought that could never happen, but he sure wasn’t happy with the way he was so he determined to make a change and see what he could accomplish.  He plugged in with some friends from teamRIPPED, got...

Midweek Motivation

I have been getting so much from John Maxwell! I had the awesome opportunity to spend a weekend with him last week and it has pushed me to look at a lot of what I do as a coach. John does a Minute with Maxwell piece that has short clips of him encouraging, motivating, and setting us up...

Fitness Resources

I love fitness! Can you tell? LOL I hope this is obvious, but I love to learn more and more about fitness and nutrition. As soon as I started my transformation, I was done… I just wanted more! So that lead me to search out for what I could see as the best information to make my...

Full?

Last week I talked about the folks who start my 1900 calorie fat shredder diet (designed to maximize body fat loss) and say, “I feel like I’m starving all day long!”.  I addressed why that is and what tips they can use to help. But what about the folks who start the...

Weekend Update

How’s it going for you teamRIPPED?  How have your workouts been this week? What about nutrition? It’s the choices you make now that will pay off in a month, 2 months, and more! Put in the work now to reap the rewards later! It’s delayed gratification. This week on...

Timothy gets RIPPED!

Timothy K. has been a blast to get to know and have on teamRIPPED! His story is so familiar to so many of us. We slowed down at some point in life and got to place where we didn’t like it anymore! But unlike so man people (well outside of teamRIPPED LOL), Timothy decided to do...

Midweek Motivation

Hey teamRIPPED! How’s this week going? Are you ready for some motivation? I thought I would change it up a bit this week… why not have everyone post their favorite motivational pics? Did you know LIVEFYRE (the comment system I use) can handle pics and videos?! All you have to...

Still Hungry?

Hungry on a diet? Hungry on Fat Shredder? There’s a very interesting phenomena that occurs as I make nutrition suggestions to folks starting out with their transformations.  Take for instance my most popular diet – the 1900 calorie fat shredder (designed to maximize body fat...