Archive for November, 2013

Holiday Sale Today through December 2nd!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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Ready for some great deals today, November 27th at Noon PST through Monday December 2nd, well, you have come to the right place.  If you have ever wanted to try P90X, TurboFire, Insanity: The Asylum, Hip Hop Abs, Tai Cheng or maybe some supplements like Energy and Endurance, M.A.X. Creatine, Fuel Shot or what about a Jump Mat, Stability Ball or Medicine Ball?  Now is the time.

You can save from 33% all the way to 69% off!!  If you are a Team Beachbody Club member you will save an extra 10% off and if you are a Team Beachbody Coach you will save an extra 25% off on top of the savings.  Holy cow!  I will be buying some stuff today that is for sure!  I think I will buy Tai Cheng, I don’ t have that one and also some extra supplements because who couldn’t use more supplements.

If you have ever wanted to check out Beachbody’s line of facial products called Derm Exclusive, they are on sale too.  They are really nice too, we have them.

So, sale starts at Noon PST 3pm EST.  Go to http://bit.ly/SuperSpecial to access all the sale items once it is live.  This will last until Monday BUT when the items are sold out they are gone for good so you will want to act fast!  If you have questions just email us at info@overactivelife.com

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How Important Is Water When Exercising?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

So NOW it’s time to get serious about H2O. Does is really matter how much you drink after a workout?

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So you should be hydrated BEFORE your workout and stay hydrated DURING your workout, but did you know it’s also important to maintain hydration AFTER you’ve given your heart and soul into your workout?

Being hydrated before your workout will keep you from getting lethargic, dizzy, experiencing muscle cramps during the workout, regulate your bodies temperature and it will keep your body running like a well-oiled machine because that water will act as a lubricant for your muscles. Weigh yourself BEFORE and AFTER you are done kicking your own butt into shape. For each pound lost during your exercise, drink appropriately  2 -3 cups of water.

You just might alleviate muscle soreness, those body aches and pains and give those vital organs that pumped so hard to help get you through that exercise some good ol’ T.L.C.

P90X3 – Are you ready?

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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It’s here! Are you ready?  P90X3.  You did P90X, you did P90X2 and now you are ready for P90X3.  I know.  Pretty excited aren’t you?  Me too.  The beauty here is that you don’t have to even have done P90X or P90X2 to get engaged with the new hot toy on the block.  You can start with this bad boy from the start.  So…are you ready??

 

 

THE MUSCLE ACCELERATION SYSTEM

• Studies shows that the most dramatic body transformations happen in the first 30 minutes of exercise.
• Tony Horton took everything he’s proven with Muscle Confusion and Muscle Integration, and tailored new routines to take advantage of this science of shorter workouts.
• The MUSCLE ACCELERATION SYSTEM combines a highly-structured schedule with an incredibly high level of intensity and an unprecedented variety of moves that keeps every muscle challenged for the full 30 minutes.
• A 90-day extreme fitness program designed to get you ripped in just 30 minutes a day. Each one of the accelerated 30-minute workouts has been uniquely developed to produce the greatest physical change in your body, in the most efficient way.
• 90 Day Program – Three 30-Day Blocks
• 16 30-Minute P90X-style workouts
• 6 Days a Week
• All you need is weights/bands, a way to do chin-ups, and 30 minutes/day.
• a fitness guide
• 90 day workout calendar to guide you through the 90 days.
• IMPORTANT NOTE – P90X3 is NOT a sequel to P90X or P90X2, nor is it a graduate program.
• Users do not have to be in great shape or need to complete P90X or P90X2 in order to do P90X3.

 

X3 Schedule Choices

• CLASSIC – Traditional balance of cardio and resistance, will help you gain muscle and lose fat
• LEAN – Designed for those who prefer a more toned look, where you’ll target functionality, mobility and cardio over resistance training
• MASS – For those looking for bulk over getting ripped, you will focus on more resistance training, while incorporating a higher caloric intake into your diet
• DOUBLES – As Tony would say, this schedule is for workout “psychos” who have the ability to push through two workouts per day

P90X3 Cost??

Challenge Pack Price: Intro offer: $180

Regular Price $205

Order P90X3 Challenge Pack

 

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Join our amazing Facebook group for motivation and support through your P90X3 journey!  We will start this after the Christmas Holiday.   You can get us as your FREE coach throughout the entire workout.  Check out the info on our coaching program here!

Fill out the form today for more details about our group, P90X3 or just to ask questions.  Contact us for info at info@overactivelife.com or just fill out the form below and we will contact you back.

 

Pregnancy and Exercise

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Guest Post by Kristin Krenek:

#1 – and if I could put this in bold, I would…CHECK WITH YOUR OB FIRST AND FOREMOST! You will always want to get cleared by your doctor to work out. If you have underlying medical issues, ie hypertension, diabetes, etc…you will have to take it easier than someone who doesn’t have those issues.
#2 – if you were working out before, then you should be ok to work out now. If you were doing something like Insanity, Turbo Fire, P90X, running marathons, CrossFit…you should be able to continue until your body tells you to stop. If you were not working out before you got pregnant, you SHOULD NOT start working out with a

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strenuous program after you become pregnant. If you want a good program to do, Yoga Booty Ballet is a good choice. Before I got pregnant I was doing Insanity. Once I found out I was expecting, I slowed down a little until I ordered Les Mills Combat. I did that a few times a week until I started having abdominal cramping. I listened to my body and stopped the intense workout. Everyone is different… but one thing is the same. The more active you stay while pregnant, the easier your recovery after you have the baby will be.

#3 – Shakeology is amazing. We all know that. But is it for everyone during pregnancy??…ASK YOUR DOCTOR! I will NOT (and none of our other medical professionals on this site will either) tell you that it is ok to drink it while pregnant because I am not your doctor/PA. My OB said it was great….so I used it as my prenatal vitamin. I will highly recommend not consuming it daily during the first trimester because of the high Vitamin K level. So as for me…I drank it while pregnant and I drink it now while nursing. My 5 month old is healthy and happy…and a chunk. I blame that on the amazing nutrition he is getting through me. (I also eat Paleo, so he doesn’t get a lot of crap through my diet).

I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask away. I am not an expert by any means. I am a Physician Assistant and I have two healthy boys at home…so I can give you advice. But it should always be taken to your doctor before you decide on anything. Do not put you or your precious bundle of joy at risk!!!

If you would like Kristin to be your Beachbody Coach you can go here.

Stress and Relationships

Monday, November 11th, 2013

By no means am I saying that I am a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist or have a doctorate in anything except a doctorate of life and am a doctorate of my own opinion.  When it comes to stress and the affects it has on life, I can tell you that your health is one of the first things to feel it.  Your pulse increases, blood pressure rises, heart is pumping harder and faster than it probably should, but the reason it’s working so hard isn’t out of enjoyment, it’s out of tension you are unknowingly, or knowingly placing on your body.

You are putting stress on your mind, tension in your brain, “insane in the membrane”.  So many synapses firing in the brain can make you just feel so uneasy and headaches, migraines, etc…come on full speed.  The stress of things might make you feel as if you have lost control over things and even of yourself.images

BUT, how do you deal with stress so it doesn’t ruin a relationship?  Again, these are just my opinions and things that I truly believe I need to start applying myself. FIGURE OUT WHAT IS BOTHERING YOU!!!  That way, when you are communicating with your partner, you will have a true grasp of what needs to be talked about and in dire need of being addressed, rather that just throwing random things out in the open that have no relevance or urgency as to the cause of your stress.  If it is something that is happening in your relationship that is causing the stress, then deal with it directly.  No one like a person who just talks in circles because that not only makes people dizzy but causes added stress and tension to the conversation.

STAY CONNECTED!!!  Again, communicate with the person you entrust your secrets to and who has been through your good and bad days.  Make time for one another.  Remove yourself from the outside going-ons and just “be” together.  Do things together that make you both happy and that you can laugh at, take pleasure in and “just be.”

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MAINTAIN INTIMACY!!!!  Whether it be a surprise kiss, a longing and affectionate embrace or the obvious of what intimacy is to most people, DON’T LOOSE TOUCH (literally).  Even though life might be stressful at the moment, that intimacy could lessen, alleviate, relieve that unwanted pressure running through your body and mind.  Sex not only lessens stress, but counts as exercise, lowers heart attack risk, improves sleep,and of course has many more positive contributions to your body.  OH and IT HELPS YOU STAY CONNECTED!!!

Lastly, FIND BALANCE!!!  Whether that be in your personal life or professional life, try to balance things out. Eliminate things that aren’t needed or delegate things to take the weight off of your shoulders.  BREATHE, BREATHE, BREATHE. I think there is some truth to taking 10 deep breathes to help you regain focus, control and calm your self. I think I need about 20 or more sometimes, but hey it’s a work in progress.

So, these are just a few things that I think might be helpful in addressing stress in your life so it doesn’t affect your health your relationships.