As you have all noticed, I spent the past couple weeks doing a lot of updating to the website. teamRIPPED has been exploding for the past 2 years, and as I’ve added things here and there to the website, it’s been hard for people to find the key things to help them get started, learn the most important aspects of nutrition, find downloadable worksheets, order the most popular products, etc.
I’ve got everything streamlined in the new menu buttons above, and I think you’ll agree that it makes navigating the site simple for both the newbie as well as the seasoned teamRIPPED veteran.
By the way, I’ve gone through every article and topic and completely updated the info in those sections to reflect what I believe is the best advice to help you maximize your results. As I’ve tried different things, different supplements, different diets, etc. I’ve found the best of what works and doesn’t, so everything you read in all the FAQ’s, etc. will reflect my best current advice.
And then, just for fun, I added a brand new feature to the teamRIPPED website …. THE EXCUSE ZONE!! :-)
I’ve written articles before in which I administer a bit of “tough love” for those who basically need a kick in the rear. But I don’t like having to do it, and I’d much rather keep my articles focused on positive motivation, celebrating our Success Stories, sharing tips that make our results the best of any team in Beachbody, etc.
But it never fails that I get emails day after day from people who are basically lazy, spoiled, and don’t feel like putting in the work it takes to be successful. Sure, they’ve seen my video and want to look like me. But they don’t really want it bad enough to discipline themselves. So they come to me with their list of excuses and complaints about how hard it is.
YES!! It’s supposed to be HARD!! If it was easy, everyone would be walking around RIPPED instead of obese and on all kinds of obesity-related medications for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc.
News flash — it’s a lot easier to plop in front of the TV and eat junk food than it is to discipline your body, push play every day, and resist your cravings. How bad do you want it? Don’t come to me complaining if you aren’t willing to put in the effort!
The hard road and the road to success are the SAME ROAD! You don’t get success without taking the hard road.
But let me assure you, both the journey, and the destination, are well worth the trip! I spent my entire adult life overweight, hooked on candy, pop, and fast food. It was HARD to change a lifetime of bad habits. I had to gut it out on sheer will power for most of that first 90 days. But I wouldn’t quit. I wouldn’t give in. And guess what? It worked! And it got so much easier once I broke the habits. I’ve now been in the best shape of my life for TWO YEARS now — no “yo-yo”ing and falling off the wagon. This is the real deal! But you have to be willing to stick with it long enough to change your habits.
And so from now on, when I get those emails from some guy who says it’s too hard to get up early and workout because he feels like falling back asleep, guess where I’m sending him? That’s right — he gets a visit to the EXCUSE ZONE!!
And when I get the email from the guy who says he doesn’t have the time to eat healthy, or that his family still eats junkfood so he can’t possibly eat healthy with all the people around him doing their own thing, guess where I’m sending him? ;-)
Hey Coack. I like this part very much "Sure, they’ve seen my video and want to look like me. But they don’t really want it bad enough to discipline themselves. So they come to me with their list of excuses and complaints about how hard it is." Anyway, just checking on you, hope everything is the best it could be :)
Hey coach, is there an android app to track your progress for px90 ? Or something to mark your reps and sets....thanks
Hey Lehcen, I don't have an android so I don't know. You can search the android apps for "p90x" and find out. I know the official P90X app from Beachbody is only available on the iPhone, but I'm sure there are probably knock off versions.
Hey houstoncopp77, way to goTwo weeks eh? so glad your sting ing the game and not back on the sidelines, Keep bringing it with swagger!!!
I went there when I saw it to see if any fellow shift workers were getting worked over! LOL. I've been bringing it for 4 weeks now! With my schedule it hasn't been ideal! I have cometely missed three workouts in 4.5 weeks. I was awake thirty plus hours on those occasions. I made up in the week with doubles by golly. There have been days when from sleep to sleep I ate less than 600 calories but I have not exceeded 1900. I've dropped 16 pounds of nasty fat! It screamed it's way off and limped me in from the garage in fat tears (sweat). I haven't eaten pizza in 4.5 weeks. That's a huge deal. I accepted that my schedule is as jacked as I'm making my body strive for. Oh well, I'm bringing it. There have been so many days when I did my workout at 0330 in the AM and have been up 24 hours. I've gassed out on workouts due to low carbs and calories and low sleep. But I did finish! Will my 90 days be commercial worthy, who knows! P90X lifestyle will get me there though. As a final shred of truth I must admit that I did not take the before and after pics or BF%. I really expected I would have quit by week two! NOPE!!!!!! Results are showing! My workouts reps have gone way up! I do not plan on getting directed to the excuse tab! Bring It!!!!!
Thanks Coach! Somehow I get the sense the my email to you this morning and this article are related...LOL I definitely appreciate the truth and honesty in the excuse zone [the humor too]. Though I prefer positive reinforcement as most effective form of encouragement, I also think that sometimes for all and at all times for for some - this is a necessary bitter medicine to get the requisite results. Looking forward to the results!
PS - any idea when we get to see the P90X2 Challenge Group results? I'm a couple months behind the group, and I was thinking you guys would be finished about now? Can't wait to see the before/afters!
Hey Ollie, we finish Sunday and results should be coming shortly after that!! We started our final week right today. X2 CREW!!!
But Coach, I'm too busy to visit the "Excuse Zone," let alone work out! HAHA! Great idea, I'll definitely check out those articles for motivation when I need it - great to have them all in one place! Thanks!
Coach, this is right on the money. There is definitely a balance between positive motivation and negative motivation. It's like buying a house, you have positive motivation because you're buying a house, but negative motivation because if you miss a payment, there will be consequences. Keep up the great work.
My babies have been waking up all night long for 8 months now... i still work out 6 days a week running on (not kidding) less than 4 hours sleep a night. Is that a good idea? Probably not haha but I'm still bringing it and digging deep at least once a day sometimes more. It's the exercise that's giving me the energy not to lose my mind while I'm waiting for the kids to grow up and let me sleep like a real person instead of an overtired mom .
Very cool and accountable....Proding if nessarary, But not for those of us that REALLY want it,EH? Thanks Coach....
On a sad note, when you first posted the excuse zone coach I checked it out with the thought of reading some excuses to maybe justify some of my own. It was a nice reminder because I left with the feeling of, saying out loud "why did you check it the first place because you already know the answer!" Thanks for the push coach!
I have a full and part time job and still bring it 5-6 days per week for over a year now. My only problem has been dialing in the nutrition but I WILL, NO EXCUSES!!!!
Hopefully I will never get an email from Wayne with a link to the 'excuse zone' link..ha ha Love it Coach, i've got a couple people in mind that i need to send to the 'excuse zone'
Yep, no excuses. I agree. There's nothing that upsets me the most than excuses. People have gotten so good at it that it's disgusting. LOL. The other day a friend came over to my house and saw me exercising and she told my girl, OMG, he's obsessed. I just said to myself: "I put in 1 hr or 1.5 hrs. a day on this and I am obsessed?" I got to work for 8 hrs. and I don't feel obsessed. Then she gave me the line: "I could never do that." I said, you just don't want it bad enough. But hey, we all get to that point where loose clothes don't hide our gut or love handles. :-)
Excuse zone- absolutely genius! "Read my articles in the excuse zone, then come back to me." Some may argue that this is harsh, or not helpful, but it is absolutely necessary to help people become enlightened. Like so many, these people need to become aware of the disease that's plagueing them- excusitis. Lookout, because the doctor is writing prescriptions.
Nicely done coach! Most of us who have seen results, know that there are NO excuses, and we are in control of what we put in our mouths! I can say that I'll NEVER be out of shape EVER again, thanks to TeamRipped! I can now allow myself to have a "Cheat" meal here and there, now that I'm about 5% BF, but even so, I still feel guilty because I worked so hard for that! We are all busy with work and family, but I honestly cannot think of anyone busier than you! P90X "Top" Coach, Full Time Career, Family, emails, blog, etc.. At least once a week, I think "5 more minutes" at 3:55 am, but then I just prop myself outta bed and Bring It! Thanks Coach!