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Insanity Fit Test – My Results

18 Mar

Another day, another blog, another round of Insanity! That’s right. I’m doing it again. One of the things I love most about the Insanity program is the fit test. It allows you to track your progress on more than just a body measurement scale. You can actually see how much more fit you become over the length of doing the program. While I’ve done this before, I know there is always room to improve. So here I go.

Those of you who haven’t taken the test can see what I’m talking about by downloading a free Insanity Fit Test Journal. I’ve included a link, so you can view and download this journal to help you with these exercises and track your results.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Have you already taken the Insanity fit test? What were your results? Please leave a comment as I’d love the extra motivation and also a bit of competition, if you’re willing! 🙂

Here are my results for the first round. I have 3 more to take until I finish the program. Anyone want to join me?

Date: 3/14/12

Switch kicks = 61
power jacks = 55
power knees = 107
power jumps = 50
Globe jumps = 13
Suicide jumps = 19
Push ups jacks = 23
Low plank obliques = 48

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Beachbody Challenges: Transforming Lives, One Woman at a Time!

14 Feb

Loving others includes loving yourself!

I don’t know about you, but I started the New Year off with a bang. Most people tend to get excited about taking on a new goal: weight loss, spending more time with family, reducing debt; it’s part of the spirit of a new season.

This January, I decided to start fitness challenge groups! What better way to get Beachbody workouts combined with group momentum and excitement to get healthy, than a good old-fashioned challenge?

Christina’s Beachbody Challenge Details

Who: Anyone who wanted to sign up!

What: A challenge to take back your life in 30 days! Exercise & Nutrition!

Where: Online accountability through Beachbody site and Facebook, checking-in and communicating daily!

When: Started January 2012

Why: There are lots of people on a Mission – being a coach allows me to encourage those missions on a deeper level. I’m so encouraged by each of these participants, it’s hard to choose just 3. I had to have you meet them! Here are some of their stories.

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

Cheryl G. Beachbody Challenge

Cheryl G.

Hi! I’m Cheryl a 37 year old, stay at home mother to 3 kids (a 4-year-old and 6-year-old twins.) No C-sections for me! “I know Christina through a local mom’s group and our daughters are in Kindergarten together.”

Her Goal – Lose a few pounds and stay motivated to exercise consistently.

Biggest Struggle: “Exercising! My reason? It’s hard to find the time to do it.” I hear her on this! Being a mom can be demanding and fitting a workout into your schedule tends to take a back seat.

Favorite Beachbody Workout: I love Insanity! I like the quick pace and the variety of the workouts by Shaun T.

Mom Wisdom: “Schedule your workout! I do mine first thing in the morning, because I know as the day goes on, I probably will find some excuse not to do it.”

Join our team & get healthy!

Jocelyn C. Beachbody Challenge

Jocelyn C.

A 25 year old work-a-holic, who has 2 high stress jobs, works anywhere between 50-70 hours per week. Jocelyn has every excuse to be tired!  I met Jocelyn about 2 years ago when my sister Shell and Jocelyn graduated from the Oakland Police academy together.

Biggest Struggle: She refers to herself as being a picky eater who loves fruits and veggies, loves to exercise and goes to the gym. You might question WHY she’s in one of my challenge groups. While she eats well and exercises, her mid-section is admittedly her toughest area to keep in shape. Jocelyn tells me, “Oh boy, some days it just feels like a losing battle.”

Favorite Tools: “I love Chocolate Shakeology!! It has increased my energy levels 100%. I use to drink (2) cups of coffee before I left the house, 1 on my way into work, and have a few cups after getting there. By lunch, I’d switch to diet soda and would have 2 a day!” As her coach, I’m proud to say as of January 13 (her start date on Shakeology) she has stopped drinking pop and coffee. Go Jocelyn!

Words of Wisdom: Jocelyn says she is pushed by the group challenge to have accountability with others.  “This year is about being accountable to myself… It has never mattered to me. It’s always been how I feel inside and out when I look in the mirror.”

Be part of my accountability and success!

Kiersten M. Beachbody Challenge

Kiersten M.

Meet Kiersten! A 29 years old mother of 2 – and a double c-section survivor! She holds a full-time desk job where she sits a majority of her day.  I met Kiersten through her sister’s referral and am so excited she is on my challenge team!

Her Goal – Lose weight and gain some extra energy to keep up with her kids.

Biggest Struggle: Portion control and finding the time to exercise everyday!

Beachbody Favorite:  So far she rants about Shakeology and TurboFire! “I’m in LOVE!”

Inspiration for Others: “Set your goals and stop making excuses. Chose a work out that you enjoy that way you wont dread doing it everyday.”

We would love for you to join us – It’s FREE!

Christina Volk Beachbody Coach

MEET YOUR COACH - Christina Volk

If you’re not ready to commit to a full workout program, start small and drink Shakeology! Replace one meal a day for 30-days and I guarantee you’ll see a difference!

There are 3 flavors (in fact…TROPICAL flavor just launched today!)





CONTACT CHRISTINA DIRECTLY

P90x2: Are you ready to bring it AGAIN?

1 Sep

Tony Horton is back in your living room for round 2! The highly anticipated and eagerly awaited follow-up program to the best-selling home fitness program P90x is finally here…P90x2.

P90x2 is a 90 day cutting edge fitness program that takes the methods of muscle confusion to a new level. P90x2 is not a cardio program as much as it will focus on strength, balance, mobility and explosive power. It has been developed by a world-class team of fitness experts to demonstrate the most modern thinking in sports science. This thinking is what makes P90x2 unique. It combines functional training, strength training, plyometrics and Post-Activation Potentiation (P.A.P) all into one program.

P90x2 is broken down into 3 phases; Foundation, Strength, Performance.   Base program consists of 12 intense workouts

  • Plyocide
  • X2 Recovery + Mobility
  • X2 Total Body
  • X2 Yoga
  • X2 Balance + Power
  • Chest + Back + Shoulders
  • X2 Shoulders + Arms
  • Base + Back
  • PAP Lower
  • PAP Upper
  • X2 Ab Ripper
  • X2 Core
  • Vsculpt *
  • X2 Chest + Shoulder + tri *

(*denotes advanced workouts included in the Deluxe, Ultimate, or Advanced kits)

How do you know if P90x2 is right for you?

P90x2 is ideal for Power 90 and P90x graduates. It’s also appropriate for grads of other “extreme” Beachbody programs like Insanity, Insanity the Asylum, TurboFire, and Chalean Extreme. In addition to the grads, P90x2 is a great training tool for athletes looking to improve performance or former athletes wanting to get back in the game (maybe not literally in a game, but look and feel like you still got it).

If you are ready to bring it…AGAIN then you will be happy to read that you can pre-order your copy of P90x2 from a coach starting September 1, 2011!

Pre-orders are being accepted Sept.1-5, 2011 only through a coach or teambeachbody.com. Coaches and their customers will have first dibs at pre-ordering. If you do not already have an account on teambeachbody.com you need to create one.  Click this link to create an account and I will be your assigned coach. If you already have an account then you are all set!

Order your copy of P90x2 from your coach (or me if you don’t have a coach) and you will also receive 2 free DVD workouts as well as free shipping and handling. THAT’S not all…you will be entered into a drawing to win weekly prizes and a chance to have Mr. Tony Horton deliver your copy of P90x2 personally! Understand that pre-ordering during September 1-5 will be the only way to assure arrival of product by December 25, 2011. Orders placed after this date will most likely not arrive until after the new year.

To order P90x2 and all the mentioned extreme fitness products offered by Beachbody visit my website www.christinavolk.com

A Super Saturday with Shaun T!

19 Feb

WOW!  What more can I say about the amazing experience I had on Feb 12, 2011.  Myself and about 300 people (shout out to Kimberly, Jen, Kristy, Mary, Amanda, and Kim) were fortunate enough to spend a saturday morning in Columbus OH where we were inspired, educated, motivated and wow’d by Tommy Mygrant, Shaun T and Team Beachbody.

The fantastic trip started on Friday as Jen, Kristy, Kimberly and I jumped in the Jeep and headed south.  4 hours of driving and some Jimmy Johns for dinner later we had arrived at the hotel.  Some girl talk and a cocktail later it was time to call it a night cuz we had a date to get our butts kicked by Mr. T in the morning. The alarm clocks sounded and we jumped out of bed and got ready.  Yes, we got ready to go workout, lol.  Hair did, makeup done, cute outfits on and breakfast consumed we were ready for the epic event.

The event began at 9am with a coaching prospect talk followed by some yummy Shakeology tasting.  This was my first encounter with Greenberry.  Gotta declare that I’m sticking with Chocolate.  During the Shakeology break I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Barbie Decker.  She is someone who I have found to be very inspiring both for her physical transformation and also for her success as a coach, and there she was all the way from Texas.  Heck yeah I’m making a point to introduce myself to her and tell her I think she’s awesome.  For the record she was very nice and humble, exactly what a role model should be.

Back to the event…it also featured about 7 success stories.  People who had found financial and physical improvements in their life because of Beachbody products and coaching.  These stories are what move you.  The extreme weight loss, improved health, fulfilling their dreams, living again.  LOVED it!  After some fun, it was time for a bit of business.  It’s nice to know that a company is committed to providing you with training that will make you better.  Tommy Mygrant hosted a wonderfully funny session.  When talking about what Shakeology can do for you, I think his line “ripped and regular” will always stick, lol.  Tommy asked the best question though.  Tommy asked “is Shaun here yet?!?!”  SAY WHAT, WHERE?  Standing in the doorway, that’s where. And the crowd went wild standing up, taking pics, hoot’n and holler’n.

Shaun T (Thompson for those who don’t know) ROCKED.  He was extremely kind, funny, informative, real and motivating.  He started with Q & A and this is what he shared

  • He loves peanut M&M’s
  • First question asked “Can we see your abs?”. His response… shirt lifted.
  • His personal workouts are very much what you get with Insanity.  He doesn’t even lift weights for his legs.  Perfect form is key.
  • “Abs are made in the kitchen”. He is not on a diet plan its a lifestyle plan.
  • Don’t be afraid to tweak a menu, ever.
  • Be sure to carry snacks with you.
  • His breakfast: 8 egg whites, 1/2 cantaloupe, 2 pcs 7 grain toast, avocado
  • Beachbody questioned him being the best suited for Insanity since he was the Hip Hop Abs guy.  He was told to prove it and I think we all know he did.
  • He is passionate about kids fitness, but believes it’s the parents responsibility.

After Q & A, was workout time!!! An actual live Insanity workout with the creator.  Its hard enough when I do it in my living room now I have to do it with him in the room and 300 others too. I was just hoping I didn’t puke (I didn’t, close but didn’t).  The workout was made up on the fly.  He said he likes doing it that way cuz its harder that way.  Told you he was a nice guy, thanks for caring Shaun, lol.  Needless to say he kicked our butts.  It was hard, but also the best.  I was bent over, yelling, clapping my hands, telling myself this is a very rare opportunity so suck it up and DIG DEEPER!  After about 45 minutes of intervals, moving push ups, planks, squats, high knees and tuck jumps we were done.  I had survived.  Whats the reward for surviving…a pic with Shaun T.  It was a long line but worth the wait.  The entire event was worth it.

Only things I can say I wish had been different. I wish I had taken my copy of Insanity to get autographed or came up with something creative for him to sign. And I was hoping for apparel and gear to be for sale.  I would have loved to buy a shirt in honor of the great day spent with a great trainer, great team and especially my great friends who did it all with me.

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