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  • Well, yes and no. You're right, a less fit person's heart rate would be higher doing the same work, but heart rate is only partially related to fitness in the sense that I mean. More on that later. First, it's important to understand that the Charge HR doesn't do a particularly good job of tracking heart rate. It suffers…
  • Here's my two cents - step tracking cannot measure calorie burn, period. What Fitbit's system does is build an estimate based upon some typical averages. Aaron, if you're consistently getting in 20K or 40K in steps every day then you're obviously an active individual who spends most of your day on your feet. And based on…
  • So, why don't you want to use the portion system?
  • Month two is humbling. My last time doing Tabata Strength last week I maxed at a but over 27 minutes. Today doing Max Strength I maxed a 7 minutes.
    in Max 30 Comment by texstorm January 2015
  • Doing the workouts modified is still doing a workout. The only potential problem is that if you personally feel like you're failing because you can't keep up with the kids on the screen. There really is no such thing as bad fitness. Any movement or exercise is good. The key to weight loss (and overall fitness) is…
  • I was a huge skeptic when it was released but ordered to get to know the nutrition plan and program so I can help my customers who have ordered it and became an instant convert. My one piece of advice is to not tie yourself to the calorie calculations in the nutrition guide too obsessively. If you've been working out for a…
  • I'm in week 3 of Beta Phase of my second round of T25 in the past 12 months. I'd be happy to help guide you through it. My first round was a real challenge, but this one has been fantastic. It's a very good program. I strongly encourage using the 5 day fast track nutrition plan for your first week to get you established on…
  • Why? Because stupid people don't listen and hurt themselves. Also because there are bad trainers out there who get people hurt. Same reason you have to have liability insurance on your car, or to practice architecture or to run a landscaping business. All professions have to carry liability insurance. However, if you buy a…
    in Piyo Comment by texstorm June 2014
  • Not everyone loves Yoga. Not everyone loves Pilates. Chalene created this program because she knows that she personally needs mobility and flexibility work based in those disciplines but doesn't have the mental temperament to participate in the strict disciplines. She told a funny story at Summit this weekend about getting…
    in Piyo Comment by texstorm June 2014
  • You know, every company has order screw-ups. It's not because of the coach link, and it's entirely possible that your bank is the one who made the mistake (I work for a bank, trust me, we screw up a lot, especially on online credit card transactions). -Tex
    in Piyo Comment by texstorm June 2014
  • There's a disclaimer at the beginning of all Beachbody videos stating that by using the DVD you are agreeing to be responsible for your own safety and to use caution and not push yourself so far as to get injured. Basically, it's the same legal principle that applies to anyone who signs up for a gym membership or to attend…
    in Piyo Comment by texstorm June 2014
  • Love this. I'm a 47 year old husband, father, musician, fitness geek and lifetime nerd. Not a gamer (although I was at one time). Loved the comment someone made about there being probably some scientific formula that correlates sitting in front of a computer for all of your free time eating chips and drinking Mountain Dew…
  • I've had a lot of success with a variety of Beachbody workout programs. P90X, P90X3 and T25 mainly. There's enough intelligence and thought put into the program designs to give you a whole body workout in a minimal amount of space and with minimal equipment (T25 uses the least amount of the programs I've done). Although…
  • Here's one - http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1183051
  • You know, I'm just going to say great job losing so much weight. That's not easy. You should be proud of yourself. Go pat yourself on the back and maybe do a little happy dance. Seriously, what you've accomplished so far is nothing to sneeze at, and that you're thinking about and examining what's going on with your…
  • Can it be done? Yes. Should it be done? No. Before you get excited that someone has actually said it's possible, what you would have to do to accomplish this feat will make you utterly miserable. That, all by itself, is reason enough not to try, but there's a better reason not to - it's not sustainable. The level of…
  • Going to Maui in July. I can pull off board shorts fine, but I have this James Bond-style (think vintage Sean Connery in Dr. No) pair of trunks that I really would like to rock on the beach. Shallow? Yup. It is what it is. -Tex KPP
  • More accurately that's a summary of what people who have no experience with MLM's or who have encountered only unethical MLM reps tend to think. The idea that all MLMs are pyramid schemes exposes just basic ignorance in how business, all business, works. Pyramid schemes are illegal. A pyramid scheme takes money from many…
  • I'm going to concur with everything Sheltol said and add my own two cents... I am a Team Beachbody Coach. I've been a customer since 2010. I love working out in a gym. I also love running, cycling and playing soccer, and I do those things when I have time to do them. Having the option to do a full-body workout in my home…
  • Ok, I'm intrigued. Why are you your own biggest obstacle to reaching your goals? -Tex KPP
  • Well, that's not cool. Here's what Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness had to say about unsupportive coworkers: You see these people more often than probably anybody else in your life… For 8-10 hours a day, you share the same building, desk, and lunch room. Because of that, your interactions with them almost play out like a high…
  • I can relate. I tore my ACL in 2001. I was very active prior to that injury, riding my bike more than 100 miles a week and commuting by bike every day. When I tore the ACL I couldn't ride at all. Mine was a partial tear and my insurance wouldn't authorize surgery, so I spent 3 years healing. I changed my activity level…
  • Have you let your coworkers know that you're trying to lose weight? If so, are they just outright sabotaging you? -Tex KPP
  • Have you tried using supplements to add to your calorie count? -Tex KPP
  • Spoken like a true Tony Horton disciple. ;-) (I saw the shirt in your profile pic.) I definitely agree with this. Learning to adapt and not let a temporary obstacle derail you is important. But my original question was really about things that are chronic and relentless. My own example of work - unless I quit I have to…
  • So, if you had a magic wand - what would you wave it at? What would you change, if you could? -Tex KPP
  • In my opinion your issue has nothing to do with weight and everything to do with body composition. If your body fat is over 20% you could be 10 pounds lighter than you are now and you will still have no definition visible in your abdominals. For men abdominal definition doesn't start to show up until you get below 15% BF.…
    in Abs Comment by texstorm May 2014
  • I agree with this. Viewing a piece of chocolate as a "cheat" to me is a defeatist attitude. To me it says that my relationship with food must be always that many, many foods are off limits and eating even one bite is cheating. I can't live like that forever, and I have to find an eating plan I can live with forever.…
  • Yup. Here's the thing - if you want chocolate for any reason other than simply because you want to have a piece of chocolate the problem runs quite a bit deeper than you probably realize. Food is for fuel and for the pleasure of the food itself. If you crave chocolate as an antidote to stress, or as a reward or comfort…
  • First - breathe. Relax. You're beating yourself up but you've lost 85 pounds already based on what you posted above. You do realize that there are lots and lots of people who wish they could accomplish this, don't you? Take a break from criticizing yourself and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Do you have…
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