Author Topic: Workout Everyday Challenge (don't pay money for beachbody) Accountability group  (Read 674 times)

LadyStache in Baja

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Hi guys! So I follow a couple of Beachbody coaches on facebook for the inspiration. I love seeing their pictures. But sometimes the salesy message gets to me and I actually start considering throwing down money for it.

The Beachbody challenges which include 30 days of shakeology plus a workout program plus the accountability coaching cost about $150/month, last I checked. So let's throw $150 into Vanguard before we start! :)

I googled the Shakeology, it's actually not that good for you. Better just to eat good food in good portions.

And regarding the super cool workouts that she has access to, well I have access to BenderFitness.com where it's FREE!

So one thing the BB coaches always say is that it just takes 30 minutes a day. Bender Fitness has workouts that range from 12-30 minutes but you can do multiple sets if you want a longer workout.

My goal is to do 30 minutes everyday for the next 30 days, who's in?

((If you need a rest day, you're allowed to walk or do gentle yoga for 30 minutes instead)).

I finished Day 1 today. Please post and cheer each other on! This will be our free accountability group!


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I'll give it a go!

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Yay MissUndecided! Tell us what you did for Day 1!

missundecided

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Weeeeelllll...before I posted, I had every intention of hitting the pool. It was on my to-do list. And then...I didn't go.

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To complicate things further, I woke up this morning when my neck/back a little tweaked, so I probably have to take it easy for a few more days. I blame the push-ups I did on Saturday ;).

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lol. well next time try doing a benderfitness.com workout. I just do the first one that shows up because otherwise if I spend too much time deciding which one to do, I might end up not doing anything at all! (I have no affiliation with benderfitness, just my sister and I really like it). Just press play! (That's what those beachbody people say ha ha)

Definitely rest up! I'm sooo sore from my workout yesterday that I'm literally walking funny. I don't even think stretching is a good idea. I will try a bike ride or walk with my kids in the afternoon, just to stick to the challenge!

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I'll join; this was perfect timing because I decided I wasn't going to waste my youth and potential strength! I have gotten my shit together in so many ways, but I have never mastered regular exercise for any amount of time.

I did 30 minutes worth of pilates videos and went for two long walks with my dog today.

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I'm in too! I've been trying to motivate to get more exercise during the week, so thanks for the nudge. And luckily, I got up and did a 15-min yoga "quickie" class this morning in my living room (via YouTube) before work, so I'm on track!


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Am I allowed to join in at like, 3x per week, Max? I can't see myself doing this daily.
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Am I allowed to join in at like, 3x per week, Max? I can't see myself doing this daily.

Yes you're in Prospector! 3x a week is really "correct" I think, if we're wanting to actually see results. Gotta give those muscles time to recuperate.

I skipped Day 2 because of uber soreness, like couldn't walk soreness. Just put in Day 3! I didn't want to but somehow I did it, so yay!

I'm in too! I've been trying to motivate to get more exercise during the week, so thanks for the nudge. And luckily, I got up and did a 15-min yoga "quickie" class this morning in my living room (via YouTube) before work, so I'm on track!


Awesome Trix76! Welcome! Share the link!

trix76

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Yesterday I did this short yoga vid: http://youtu.be/9aWc-s9KOEo. This one (20 min) is also a fave: http://youtu.be/ZyP_d7EdOY4.

I usually just search YouTube for "yoga flow x min" to find a class that's roughly the length I want. I sometimes add "hip opening" or other search terms if I want something specific. And I go for classes with lots of views.

My all-time favorite for my living room yoga practice is this 45-min class by Lesley Fightmaster:  http://youtu.be/EC2D3dF6UiI. I've probably done it 50 times over a few years. I like the music she plays, and it's good for building strength.


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Oooh thanks!  How's it going everyone?

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I'm always scared to do yoga videos because I worry I won't get the form right, and further cement my already-bad muscle memory when doing certain poses. For example, I've been doing yoga off and on for about 10 years, and I STILL have to get my downward dog corrected! 

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That could explain why everytime I get going on a consistent yoga practice at home I have to stop because my shoulders and upper back starting hurting.

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I went to spinning class Tues. and did yoga this morning. For Wed., I'll have to count my (walking) commute. It's an hour round-trip and involves a significant hill, so at least it's something...

How's everyone else's week going?

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I went to spinning class Tues. and did yoga this morning. For Wed., I'll have to count my (walking) commute. It's an hour round-trip and involves a significant hill, so at least it's something...

How's everyone else's week going?

That walk totally counts in my eyes!

I'm still recovering from my back pai with orders not to push myself just yet, but I am planning on resuming my push-up training program--with modifications.

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I worked out in the garden yesterday and the day before, more than an hour each time, lots of squatting, pulling, bending, walking, and chopping.

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You guys are doing awesome!!

I'll start Monday... promise!
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Thanks for the tip on benderfitness

I'm a pretty big fan of beachbody programs, and I own a few.  A tip: you can get a full program for a lot less than $150.  The best one that I have, 21 day fix, I credit for helping me lose the "I had a baby after 42" weight, which was 35 pounds.  And the program itself (without shakeology) was only $60.

Even better, I discovered that they stream everything.  So I now have access to all of their programs, $99/year.  I think it's going to be super hard for coaches to make any money.  Right now they seem to be pushing the "Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack" (which is 1 year online access to all programs, plus auto-ship shakeo, for about $160?  Or $200?)

Anyway, as you say, Shakeology really isn't necessary.  I find the BB programs to be very high quality, and I consider $99 a year to be an awesome deal.  I've completed several programs, and I like the ability to try new things.  My biggest complaint is that some days, I'm just not feeling 30 minutes, which is why I'm going to check out blenderfitness.  Some days man, I just want 15 mnutes.

On to the workout every day challenge...I'm out.  I was doing really well earlier this year - running Sunday, swimming Tues/Thurs, biking to work Mon/Wed, using Friday as my rest day and doing a BB program on Saturday (weight training) and Monday (yoga after running).  Now I'm training for a 1/2 marathon, so I'm down to 3-4 days a week.  One long run, one short run, one swim day, and one weight training/abs day.  Might work my way back up after the half marathon.   

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mm1970, I know the programs doo seem high quality, but bender is free. Sometimes I wonder if I'd get less bored with the workouts if I got a cool beachbody one. Bender's can get repetitive.

So I haven't done a dedicated workout for a couple of days, but I pulled an all-dayer in the garden again. Bone-tired, so I'm counting it!


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Oooh, may I join?

My goal is to complete the C210K program - doing a walk/jog for 30 minutes every morning before work. Then two 15 minute walks during the work day. I did great this week (started week 3) but it rained hard all weekend... and I spent all day inside today! I need more accountability for those soggy, cold mornings. I'd love to try doing a 30 minute exercise video in the evenings instead of surfing the internet.

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Hey Merry! Of course, you're in!

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Great idea!! I decided to do the exact same thing for myself (starting today) and then I visit the forum and there's an accountability group! Is it too late to join?

I dragged my butt out of bed at 530 this morning to go for a 3 mile walk and it was pouring rain so I popped in my 21 Day Fix DVD and did day 1.

ETA: I found my Beachbody DVDs used online for a fraction of what they would cost new :) I don't care about the shakes, I just wanted the workouts.
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