Being Bruce -: December 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Get a Lead on Your New Year's Resolution


We hope you had a wonderful holiday and wish you a fabulous 2012.

Is it time now for you to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life?

You can do it. We're here to suppport you.

Would you also like to win money?

Two of the most common New Year's Resolutions are
  • Lose weight
  • Make more money
We can help you with both! (Please read on only if you're serious about your health and fitness and potential financial rewards.)

Beachbody is all about people taking their health and fitness seriously and achieving success in their goals. We also offer the Team Beachbody Challenge with financial awards ranging from $500 to $100,000!

Here's how you can participate:

The Beachbody Challenge, along with Challenge Packs and Challenge Groups, gives people the fitness and nutritional products and the support they need for success, plus the chance for financial rewards!

The Beachbody Challenge is a program that anyone can join for free to make a personal commitment for health and fitness.

The Beachbody Challenge Packs are special package deals (which are only available to people who make a personal Beachbody Challenge commitment).  The Challenge Packs include:
  • The best fitness programs - one of the top 10 Beachbody fitness programs (including P90X, Insanity, TurboFire, Slimin6, Ten Minute Trainer, and others)
  • The best nutrition - Shakeology (our weight loss, protein, superfood, energy shake)
  • The best support - the elite Team Beachbody Club membership
  • The best incentives and savings - Super package discounts available only with Challenge Packs, plus the chance to win financial rewards just for working out.
Beachbody Challenge Groups are groups of Beachbody Customers led by Beachbody Coaches who commit to working out for a period of time (usually 30, 60, or 90 days) with a particular program (P90X, Slimin6, TurboJam, etc.). The group supports each other and greatly increases the chances of everyone's success in reaching their goals. Challenge Groups are open at no additional cost to people who buy Challenge Packs. 

Like all Beachbody products and programs, anything about the Beachbody Challenge, Challenge Packs, or Challenge Groups that has a cost comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.

If you're ready to get healthy, lose weight, and get in the absolute best physical condition of your life, along with others who are of the same mindset, AND have the chance to win prizes based on your success, here are the steps to follow:
  1. If you're not already a Beachbody customer, Click Here to sign up for the free Team Beachbody Club membership. If you're already a customer, thank you and go on to step 2.
  2. Go to The Beachbody Challenge and click the Take The Challenge button to make the commitment. You will then have the opportunity to 
  3. Choose a Beachbody Challenge Pack (available ONLY to people who commit to the Challenge). 
  4. To join a Beachbody Challenge Group, contact Bruce (910-297-8753) and we'll make sure you are connected to the right group for your needs and goals.  (Note that you don't have to sign up for a Challenge Group to get the Challenge Pack discounts.)

    If you have any questions, call Bruce asap at 910-297-8753 or send email to
In fitness, health, and prosperity!


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

65 Challenge Day! 12-15-11

Today is the day!

So, how about you? Will you challenge yourself to do [insert your age] pushups, situps, pullups, chinups, and then walk/run for 65 minutes? You can if you put your mind to it, decide, commit, take the appropriate action (which means eat right and exercise) and train for it.

I encourage you to do your own age challenge and I'd love to hear how it goes for you.

If you have health and fitness goals but haven't had success reaching them before, let's talk. My passion is working with people helping them reach their goals and I'd love to talk with you.

65 Challenge Day 21 12-14-11

Is this the calm before the storm? Tomorrow's my 65 Challenge. I've been preparing since Thanksgiving Day and I am pumped!

Friday, December 9, 2011

65 Challenge Day 20 12-13-11

This is Christmas party season! Three this week plus networking events 3 days as well. Having fun AND taking it very easy with desserts. I want to stay on track but allow myself to enjoy the parties - so making choices - like, OK, I'll hold off on the cookies but will try the meatballs! Yeah, life is tough.

Getting ready for Thursday's big challenge day. Today (Tuesday) I did the P90X X Stretch, then a 5K Walk/Run (third best time so far), and then Zumba class. I'm glad I'm doing  all three as each adds something special to my workout routine. (And I'm grateful my business allows me to do all this!)

65 Challenge Day 15 12-8-11

Another running day, another good time. Today was a walk/run day in my 5K series. My time wasn't outstanding, at 35:03, but it was my second best overall time. I have reasons (excuses) for the slower time - it was about 10 degrees colder, plus the delay between my 50 minute P90X stretch was more than a half hour, rather than getting right to it as I did on Tuesday, when I had my best ever (so far) time, but the greatest win for me is that I am consistently getting the 5Ks in my routine and I'm totally enjoying them. After the 5K I also went to a Zumba class and was into it so much someone asked me if I was going to fly out of the room! LOL.

I have a week to go on this Challenge, till the 15th, and I'm really looking forward to hitting ALL the numbers that day.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

65 Challenge Day 14 12-7-11

The 14th day (of 22) of my 65 Challenge was a good one for many reasons. One reason was that my early-ordered copy of P90X2 arrived (I'm starting that program January 1st!). Another pretty cool thing was I had my annual physical yesterday afternoon and my cholesterol, after being off cholesterol meds since May, are better than they were even when I was ON the prescription drugs! My LDL (the good cholesterol is waay up), my ratios are great, and my overall cholesterol is only 128! Right on Shakeology and P90X!

So now to today's walk/run 5K. I had a walking day, and the time was 47:58 - loads more than yesterday's 32:36 when I ran a little more than half the way. That's okay, though, because Thursday I'll run again, unless it's raining, and my time should be under 40 minutes again (if not a new personal best ... of course I'm hoping for that!).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

65 Challenge Day 13 12-6-11

Had another personal best in my walk/run 5K, 32:36.

See the video for deets:

65 Challenge Day 12 12-5-11

I realized over the past few days that I've been adjusting my P90X workouts in favor of my daily 5K walk/run.

That's not good, not the plan. P90X has been, is, and remains my primary workout regimen and it certainly has cardio, so I'm not lacking that. The walk/run thing is fun and a little variety, but it's not my primary deal.

What I found was I was not pushing quite so hard during P90X workouts, not really "bringing it" because I wanted to save energy for the upcoming walk/run.

So here's how I'm going to change that from now till December 15th (when this Challenge ends). Monday, Wednesday and Friday are my heavy workout strength and muscle building days with P90X, so on those days I'm going to do a fast walk. That's what I did today and my time wasn't all that hot, 45:44, just under a 15 minute mile.

On Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday I'm going to do the P90X Stretch (which is one hour of very active stretching) and then do the Walk/Run working for time by running as much as I can.

On Saturday, which is when I do P90X Kenpo X (a martial arts/boxing cardio workout), I'm also going to walk fast.

Of course on Tuesdays and Thursdays I'll also go to a Zumba class, so that will be a load of fun (I LOVE THAT MY JOB ENABLES ME TO WORK OUT SO MUCH!).

After the 15th I think I'll pretty much stick to the same routine, walking fast on MWFS and walk/running TThSu. Sounds like a great plan to me.

Oh yeah, one more public statement - I am not going to walk/run or even walk/fast in the rain - I just don't enjoy it. At this point I'm also planning that I'll only walk fast, not walk/run, when the outside temp is 35 degrees or lower.

Monday, December 5, 2011

65 Challenge Day 11 - 12-4-11

Well today was a beautiful day, and I had my best-yet 5K walk-run. It was 46 degrees (F.) when set out and about 50 when I finished. I didn't actually warm up or stretch much before the 5K, which isn't wise, but I started gradually and walked the first 2/10ths of a mile as sort of a moving warmup. My finish time was 36 minutes and 47 seconds, 2:08 better than my previous best time.

I'm a grateful, happy guy.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

65 Challenge - Day 10 12-3-11

Had a great 5K walk today, but it was mostly a walk because when I started running, I felt a couple things I didn't like. May be overtraining a bit, or maybe a little too much too soon. So except for maybe 100 yards I walked. I moved along pretty fast, though, completing the 5K in 43:06.

Friday, December 2, 2011

65 Challenge - Day 9 12-2-11

So today I didn't wait till the end of the day to take the shot above (or the video below). I captured both immediately after I finished my 5K walk/run.

Mostly walking today, largely because I was on two pretty long phone calls during more than half the distance.

My time suffered, of course, finishing in 43 minutes and 45 seconds, but that's OK, I actually needed to recover a bit from yesterday's run.

Tomorrow I suspect I'll get a better time with more running than walking. I'm looking forward to it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

65 Challenge - Day 8 12-1-11

Another personal best on my 5K Walk/Run today. Maybe it helped that I started with an hour of stretching with Beachbody's P90X X Stretch. Whatever, it was a little chilly, but I just kept my head down and kept going.

Today I didn't stop to take photos with my iPhone or post Facebook Check-ins or read email. I just kept trucking. I finished in 38 minutes and 55 seconds. Since my previous personal best (just yesterday) was 41:18, I'm pretty happy. I shaved 2:23 off my time, which means of course that now I'm going to have to work even harder.

After the 5K I went to a Zumba class and had a blast! I had to hurry because I was running a bit late and didn't stretch right after running, so I stretched just before the class. Not really enough, I suppose, but it was OK. I sure was warmed up for the class!

Can't wait to see what happens tomorrow! My focus right now, of course, is less on weight or body fat, but on speed, performance, and endurance. Nice to switch it up.

65 Challenge - Day 7 11-30-11

OK, so no cart-pushing today, just me walking and running. Even though I had to stop to tighten the laces on a shoe, plus take some photos and upload them in a Facebook Check-in (lol), I still cut 2 seconds off my best time. So I'm pleased.

During the day I noticed that my quads and hamstrings were feeling it a bit, but in a good way, not tight, but just feeling exercised! Cool.

I love that I'm able to incorporate exercise and healthy eating and living in my job. Being a Team Beachbody Coach starts with taking care of yourself and sharing what works with people who care or notice. If you'd like to see how some other TBB Coaches feel about it, check this site