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Motivation Shakeology Nutrition Fitness Recipe Check-In Getting Started Beachbody On Demand
Week 0(Week prior to challenge start date)
Welcome to our YOUv2 Challenge Group! This is your opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes to become a healthier, more confident YOU. And the best part: we're going to do it together.
If you've ever struggled to reach your health and fitness goals, YOUv2 will remind you how fun it is to get moving to great songs, and lose weight while you're doing it. There's proof that changing habits is easier than you might think.
We're going to hold each other accountable and support one another throughout the next 4 weeks. Along the way, we're also going to drink more water, and follow an easy-peasy nutrition plan that can help make your results come much faster.
I want you to treat this challenge as your support group. Ask questions, share your experiences, and connect with other members. Staying accountable to each other is the best thing you can do to ensure your success.
From now until the end of our 4-week challenge, I will provide fitness and nutrition tips, as well as recipes to make this journey super-simple and fun. I will also give you guidance on how to follow the YOUv2 meal guide, and of course plenty of inspiration and motivation to keep you moving toward a new version of you.
If you're ready to make the commitment, introduce yourself. Copy and paste your answers to the following questions below:
- Why are you committing to this journey?
- Where do you live?
- What's your occupation?
- Which Shakeology flavour(s) are you drinking?
- Why did you choose YOUv2?
- What can we do to help you reach your goals?
Be sure to check out Beachbody On Demand. You can stream your YOUv2 workouts right from your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or TV—anywhere you have an internet connection. Plus, you can access tons of tools, like the YOUv2 calendar, nutrition plan, and more. And when you're done with YOUv2—which I know you're going to love—you can browse other programmes to continue on your health and fitness journey.
Time to get acquainted with your K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) & Just Eat! Meal Guide. What I love about this guide is it doesn't ask us to go "cold turkey," change all our eating habits right away, or go on a strict diet. Instead, it's all about how we can make small, simple changes over the course of 4 weeks. Totally achievable, right?
Which recipe are you most excited to try?
Getting started with something new can be stressful. Trust me, I'm right there with you. The good news is there are tons of great resources to help you during this challenge. Here's a great place to start—check out the Team Beachbody meal prep guides. They're tailored to different calorie needs, and packed with tons of yummy ideas to make meal prep simple.
What's inspiring you to get started today?
Have you told your friends and family about the YOUv2 journey you're about to start with us? If not, do it! You'll want their support along the way. Plus, it will be easier to stay committed to your goals if everyone close to you knows what you're up to. (And you'll totally want to show off all the fun dance moves you'll learn!)
Who's started drinking their Shakeology? Even though the challenge begins in two days, it's never too early to start. While the YOUv2 workouts will get you up and moving, it’s all about feeding your body with nutrient-dense ingredients. As a superfood protein shake, Shakeology is a great way to help you get the nutrition you’ll need during this programme.
We are ONE DAY AWAY! Who's excited? Who's a little nervous? Here's a great task to get you ready for tomorrow: Take your "version 1" (aka "before") photos today, so you can keep track of your progress throughout the next 4 weeks. I know not everyone likes to document things about themselves—but trust me, you'll be thankful you took this step so you can show off your transformation to the new version of YOU!
As a side note, by taking a "before" photo, you'll be able to enter the Beachbody Challenge to claim a free YOUv2 hat, plus have a chance to win some cash (and who doesn't love that?).
Day 1: Move Your Body
Day 2: Move Your Body
Day 3: Move Your Body
Day 4: Move Your Body
Day 5: Move Your Body
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Rest
HERE WE GO! Get ready to become the new you! Today you'll do your first workout, Move Your Body. It's super-fun, easy, and I promise it'll fly by.
Also, you'll want to use your Oh Hello YOUv2 Journal to set goals, track your progress, and keep note of how you're feeling throughout the next 4 weeks. You'll start to recognise habits that may be setting you back and this can help you get out of your own way to reach your goals.
And of course, make sure you're using the meal guide so you're eating right as you begin this amazing journey.
Let's talk about today's workout, Move Your Body. What did you like? Did you have fun? As you can tell by now, Leandro can be pretty inspiring. If you've already done the workout, you've just accomplished 30 minutes of fun, healthy moving. If you haven't yet pressed play, get ready to sweat and have some fun.
When do you drink your Shakeology? First thing in the morning? Afternoon snack? Right after your workout to avoid grabbing a sweet treat later on in the day? Getting meaningful results and reaching your goals takes a commitment to not only your fitness, but also your nutrition—which is where Shakeology comes in. The idea here is that we are rewiring your body and changing those bad habits into healthier ones.
Coach Tip: Celebrate the success of someone in your group. It helps you build rapport and dialogue with your community and encourages them to stick with YOUv2. Sample post: [Name] is crushing the workouts this week! Tag [Name] in a post and congratulate her on her hard work!
A very important habit to learn from the YOUv2 meal guide is to drink more water. By increasing your water intake, you're helping your body flush toxins, regulate your digestion, boost your immune system, and so much more. Plus, it can help you lose weight and prevent cramps and sprains. Check out the Water Bar in your K.I.S.S. Meal Guide for some fun ways to jazz up your H2O. Here are some more helpful tips on how to drink more water: https://tbbcoa.ch/2pDMirR
You're almost done with your first week of this 4-week journey. How are you feeling? Muscles sore? If so, try soaking in Epsom salts to reduce any tenderness.
What is your favourite part so far? What do you want to achieve? What are you looking forward to most? Since we're all in this together, what words of advice can you share with our group?
If you've been scanning through Beachbody On Demand, you've probably noticed it's not all fitness, but nutrition as well. I love the FIXATE healthy cooking show, which features perfectly portioned, delicious recipes! Make sure to check out the "Containers 101" video on FIXATE which explains how the portion-control container system works and why portion-controlled meals and snacks can give you even better results. Need ideas for what to put in your containers? Check out your K.I.S.S. Meal Guide for some great tips for the containers. Then tell me what you think!
Day 8: Work It. $hake It!
Day 9: Work It. $hake It!
Day 10: Work It. $hake It!
Day 11: Work It. $hake It!
Day 12: Work It. $hake It!
Day 13: Rest
Day 14: Rest
Step 2 of the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) & Just Eat! Meal Guide is all about replacing your old breakfast with a YOUv2 breakfast. Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, which helps you burn calories throughout the day. Eating breakfast can give you more energy and helps you focus—it's been proven to improve memory and concentration.
So, what did you eat this morning?
Has anyone tried working out with the Intensifier yet? It's a great way to up your calorie burn in the same amount of time. Get the weighted gloves here if you want to ramp up the intensity: https://teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/WeightedGlovesCA?referringRepId=yourID
Coach Tip: Take some time to recognise the efforts of someone in your group today. Pick someone who has shared a good comment or post, or who is crushing their workouts, using the Intensifier option, or staying consistent with their nutrition. Then, feel free to add the post below with it or post it later in the day. Sample post: Big props to [Name]! I'm so proud of her hard work and effort. Her determination is totally inspiring. If you have a chance, tell [Name] great job for her dedication this week!
Are you using your Oh Hello YOUv2 Journal? Tracking your progress is a great way to stay accountable and help reach your goals. Make sure to give yourself credit for the new habits you're forming and workouts you're completing. And don't forget to make note of any triggers to setbacks or motivators to success. Anything you'd care to share?
You're almost halfway through your 4-week journey to the new you!
Don't forget the importance of stretching. Take a few minutes to work out the kinks. You may not be sore (because your body is getting used to all this moving), but it's still important for your joints and muscles to keep limber and loose.
Here's a great article packed with stretching tips: https://tbbcoa.ch/2qcFbGQ
Day 15: Rock It Out!
Day 16: Sculpt Shack
Day 17: Rock It Out!
Day 18: Sculpt Shack
Day 19: Rock It Out!
Day 20: Rest
Day 21: Rest
Leandro and I (yeah we totally talk through the screen) don't want you to worry about the scale or focus on what you'll lose with this programme. Instead, we want you to concentrate on what you can gain through this experience! I want to gain confidence, energy, a healthier attitude—plus the belief that you can get results. What do you want to gain from YOUv2?
Step 3 of meal guide: LUNCH! Hopefully, you've been eating a YOUv2-approved breakfast and drinking your Shakeology daily. Now it's time to replace your lunch with one of our delicious big salads. Lunch is crucial—you've got to get it right because it's the meal that powers you through the rest of the day. A good lunch can help smooth out your metabolism and caloric burn, by training your body that THIS meal is going to be packed with nutrients, good calories, and more!
What's your go-to salad?
Sometimes it takes something extra to get you where you want to be. This morning, I was feeling tired and wanted to skip my morning workout. But I didn’t. Instead, I made myself Shakeology and nailed my workout. Sometimes starting off my day with a delicious guilt-free shake keeps me honest in my food choices later in the day. Anyone else feel the same?
This week we're kicking it up by adding Sculpt Shack to our cardio workouts. Sculpt Shack is one of 2 body-sculpting workouts that uses some light cardio set to a great song that will keep you moving!
Sculpt Shack is a mat-based workout, so although it's not required, I totally recommend having a comfy mat. Don't have one? This is my go-to: https://teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/miniMATCA?referringRepId=yourID
Coach Tip: Recognise someone in your group today. You can give a shout-out to someone who is loving YOUv2, and inspire those who can use a little more support. Sample post: Did you see [Name]'s results? She already lost five pounds! Awesome work, [Name]!
Personal development specialist Zig Ziglar nailed it—your BEST is yet to come. Stick to this programme, and I promise you will look and feel better, whether it's [LIST SOME BENEFITS – i.e., developing healthier habits, gaining energy, etc.].
If you're needing some motivation, here's a great article that really helped me to see my own body and goals in a whole new way. Take a look: https://tbbcoa.ch/2qcAZqH
Also, I want to share this amazing quote from Bethany, who completed YOUv2. I love it!
Week 3 is done! Nice work. You should be very proud of yourselves. What I love about YOUv2 is that it's so fun and supportive it doesn't feel like a workout. Do you feel that too? Now that Week 3 is done, take another picture of yourself and compare it to where you began. You might begin to see some real changes from Day 1—and there's more to come!
Day 22: Sweat Sensation
Day 23: Believe, Achieve & Tone
Day 24: Sweat Sensation
Day 25: Believe, Achieve & Tone
Day 26: Sweat Sensation
Day 27: Rest
Day 28: Rest
Step 4: This is it. Make your day healthy from dawn to dusk by enjoying a YOUv2 dinner every night. Hopefully by now you've discovered some delicious new options in the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) & Just Eat! Meal Guide. No one likes a strict diet—that's why you'll find tons of options that will satisfy your hunger for a something yummy AND good for you.
My favourite YOUv2-approved recipe is [INSERT FAVOURITE RECIPE]. What will you be enjoying tonight?
It's never too early to think ahead. What will you do to continue your journey after YOUv2? There are tons of programmes to choose from on Beachbody On Demand. A few of my favourites are CIZE, Country Heat, and Hip Hop Abs—all are dance workouts with easy moves to help you keep moving.
But you can always do another round of YOUv2!
Now that we're almost at the end of the challenge, hopefully you've developed a bunch of new habits that will help you continue living a healthier life.
Drinking Shakeology is one of the habits I've stuck with since I completed my first-ever Beachbody programme. I've been drinking it over the last [insert length of time you've been drinking Shakeology], and I really believe it's what's helped me stay consistent. I hope it's made as much of a difference for you on your journey as it has for me on mine.
Coach Tip: This is the final week—another great opportunity to recognise someone in your group. Call out someone's nutrition successes, positive attitude, or great support-building. Sample post: [Name] is killing it with nutrition! Once an avid soda drinker, she now hydrates her body with ONLY water. Keep it up, [Name]!
Almost there! Keep on dancin'! What's your favourite song from YOUv2?
When it comes to fitness, so often we talk about LOSING—losing weight, losing inches, and so on. Today, I want you to think about what you've (hopefully!) gained. More self-confidence? Better self-esteem? A positive self-image? If you are experiencing any of these gains, you'll be pleased to know they can actually improve your health: https://tbbcoa.ch/2pmxrzi
And now for some motivation from Katie, who finished YOUv2:
You made it to the LAST DAY of our YOUv2 Challenge Group! I am truly so proud of every single one of you. And you should be proud of yourselves too. Here's what I want you to do after your workout today: Take your "version 2" (aka "after") photos. Go to BeachbodyChallengeContest.com and submit your "version 1" and "version 2" photos to claim your free YOUv2 hat.
It's been a blast leading this Challenge Group and hearing your feedback, stories, challenges, and successes—thanks for joining me.
But don't stop now. You've come so far! What Beachbody On Demand workout do you plan to do now that you've completed YOUv2? Or do you want to do another round of YOUv2?