Saturday, December 14, 2013

P90X3 is HERE!

It's HERE! and I mean literally in my paws. FREE SHIPPING THROUGH DECEMBER 31st 2013 and a BONUS P90X3 HAT if you order through me!  My copy caame yesterday and I plan on starting a challenge group on January 6th ... read more after the jump!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Get ready for the next stage ... P90X3 is COMING!

Brought to you by the man himself, Tony Horton, the next level in muscle confusion is on it's way via P90X3. Imagine if you will all the intensity of a P90X workout in 30 minutes. But don't worry, you'll see get Tony's infamous one liners ... you'll be reciting them daily. Read more after the jump

Sunday, October 6, 2013


P90X changed my life. It was the program that got me on my way to better health and fitness and for those of you who knew me at 181 lbs saw the transformation before your very eyes. It may be an "oldie" but it's a goodie and the muscle confusion formula works to transform your body in 90 days. I wouldn't say it if it weren't true.

Focus T25 ... Final Thoughts, Round 1

Friday, October 4th was my final day of Focus T25. I completed all three phases, Alpha, Beta and Gamma (sold individually). I am starting Round 2 on Monday October 7th. While only 25 minutes, this is one of the most intense programs that I have done. 14 weeks of FOCUS, SWEAT AND FUN!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

10 Disgusting Facts about FAST FOOD!

Do you eat fast food a lot? I try not to. I mean I REALLY try not to. I haven't had fast food in 6 weeks ... found this on the web today ... Read after the break if you can't read the image.

Focus T25 ... The Road So Far

I am 11 weeks in to Focus T25 and have to say that it's one of the best workout programs I have done to date. The time it takes you to do the workout is short, clocking in at just under 30 minutes (including cool down). There are three phases; Alpha, Beta and Gamma . I am currently in week 1 of the Gamma phase.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My Fitness Pal Tricks (you may not know about)

I have been utilizing My Fitness Pal (MFP) since September of 2010 to track my food and control my macros. This has become a "second nature" thing for me to do but yet it can be tedious and I find myself often thinking "man, I am SO TIRED of tracking my food". I not only track but I double check nutritional information against packaging because so many people "cheat" by leaving out things like sodium, fat, carbohydrates ... You can't get an accurate picture of the food you're eating by relying on other people's data entry so I go that extra step ... Well I JUST RECENTLY figured out a VERY USEFUL and time saving tool!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Restored Faith in Humanity

Actor Misha Collins puts on an event for charity, Random Acts. For the past 2 years he has sponsored the  or G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. Last year I started seeing activity with the hashtag #GISHWHES and read up on it. Of course it was too late to get involved but I thought that maybe this was something I would like to get involved in the following year (this year). Well I did ... and it was a blast.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Welcome to the world of Facebook

I was hesitant to do it as I've never done it before ... but I took the dive and plunged right in to the world of Facebook Community pages!

I have created a "Like" page and it would be SUPER AWESOME if you all jumped over there to "Like" it. I will still be blogging (how can I not I LOVE blogging) but I will be posting information on upcoming Challenge Groups as well as Giveaways and other things more often on there.

It's an easy one to remember too! Ditch Your Diet, Lose That Weight snappy eh?

Monday, August 5, 2013


I am happy and more then thrilled to announce that Team Beachbody  has decided to extend their offer on the Focus T25 Challenge Pack at a savings of  $90.00 off the regular price until August 31st ONLY. That's $ 180.00 for the first 2 phases of the program PLUS a 30 Day Supply of Shakeology!

If you act now you can also get a FREE GIFT if you order through me, the bonus workout Core Speed.

What STATurday did for me

First of all THANK YOU to the overwhelming response to my 5 week progress blog. I am floored. Truly. But that's not what this blog is about. What is is about is what happens after 5 weeks of doing a workout program and trusting the system ... This is about what happens to me, personally, when I see the changes ... read on

Stay tuned folks! Big Deal is coming your way

I am super excited but don't want to give it away yet ... but a HUGE deal is coming your way by end of day today ... Stay tuned and "get off the fence" ...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

5 Week STATurday - Focus T25 Alpha Phase (with pics)

I don't know about you but I truly believe the saying "the proof is in the pudding". I am telling you I represent Beachbody Products because they WORK (if you work them) and what better way then have photographic evidence ... you know what they say; A picture is worth a Thousand Words

Friday, August 2, 2013

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Some exciting promotions coming and ..

August is upon us. We are at the heading toward the end of Summer but moving quickly toward the Holidays. Stay tuned to how you can keep ahead of the game during the holiday crunch and manage to keep off the weight you've already lost.

August is also a GREAT TIME to start a workout regime. Getting into healthy habits BEFORE the holidays will help with the temptation of the holiday and all the eating that goes along with it.

In the next few days I will be posting a couple of programs that can help YOU get into holiday fighting shape!

I am also going to be changing the look of the blog ... so don't freak out when you see the changes ;)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FINAL DAY for Focus T25 Challenge Pack Discount!

Today is the FINAL DAY to order the Focus T25 Challenge pack at a $ 90.00 discount. Focus T25 is the newest workout program from Shaun T (Insanity, Hip Hop Abs, Asylum 1 and 2 and others) that puts your FOCUS on working hard for 25 minutes a day 5 days a week (except the 5th day where there is a double scheduled).

The Alpha phase is your foundation. It's designed to build you core balance, stamina and form. You are put through your paces and just when you think you can't do any more Shaun calls TIME!

The Beta phase builds on your foundation by adding in resistance training with weights (or the supplied 15lb resistance band).

The absolute BEAUTY of both phases is that there is a full time MODIFIER so if you can't do the advanced, ,more plyometric high impact moves, there's a low impact option (which I use quite a lot LOL). 

If you order through me, you get a bonus workout, Core Speed, that will have you moving and working your entire body while concentrating on your core and balance!

You also get a 30 day supply of Shakeology (flavor of your choice) and if you do the math, the Shakeology is 1/2 price if purchased with this Challenge Pack.

You say you don't have time to work out? EVERYONE has 25 minutes a day and this workout will get you into some seriously great shape (if you work the program and your nutrition is on point).


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Do Your Best and ...

Forget the Rest. Tony Horton is a wise man and those words ring loudly in my ears every time I go home and push play. It's not about keeping up with the people on the screen. It's not about how many reps you can do. It is about completing the workout to the best of your ability and leaving your ego at the door.

Do the work people!

You've gotten the programs, you've ordered the supplements, they look really pretty sitting there on your DVD shelf and your kitchen counters ... but it's up to YOU to get moving!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nutrition and Supplements

I've been talking a lot about the newest workout program from Shaun T Focus T25 but I wanted to tell you about a few other things that I have been utilizing over the past 4 years working out with Beachbody programs that have all added to the success of my weight loss and maintenance. I'd like to introduce you to my pre workout drink ...

Ditch Your Scale!

What's that you say? Ditch your scale? But but but ... the scale is my friend. NO IT'S NOT ... THE SCALE IS YOUR ENEMY! It can make you feel badly about any progress you've made if you don't see it go down. The scale is often not the litmus test for success!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Don't Sabotage Yourself!

Any fitness program, whether it be with a personal trainer or at home following a DVD, requires a certain amount of complete dedication to the program you are doing in order to see the results you want. You get out of fitness what you put into it. Doing something half way is going to yield "half way" results

Friday, July 12, 2013

What being a "Coach" Means to me ...

As you know, I recently joined the Team Beachbody Coaching Program ... but being a coach to me is much more then just "making money" off of you or "getting the discounts for being a coach". Being a coach means changing lives ... and that's what I am setting out to do. This is a long one but worth it ;)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


When you start a new eating regime toward more healthy your body may take a bit to realize what you're doing. It may fight back ... in the way of constipation (told you this was a TMI day).

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Focus T 25 Alpha: Day 8 Cardio

Day 6 & 7 in the program are rest days so was is really my 6th day of working out, start of week 2 and Day 8 in the program. I decided that starting this week I would add runs before the workout and so off I went in 95+ degree heat up the hill ... Hey, I had new shoes ... had to try them out ;)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Focus T25 ... Friday's Day 5

It was doubles day last Friday and that meant Lower Focus and Cardio. I was going to break up the workout and do it 2 separate times but then decided that I would do them back to back as that is how I was going to have to do them in a work week. See? Even though I had Friday off I STILL got my workout in.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Due to overwhelming and popular demand Team Beachbody has extended it's Free Shipping Offer on the FOCUS T25 Workout Program to July 28th 2013. That's an additional 3 weeks of FREE SHIPPING for this incredible workout program.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Focus T25 Days 2, 3 and 4

Sorry folks, I have been remiss in writing about Focus T25 as it's been a tad crazy in the house and the BF has been over. I wanted to take some time this morning before doing my DAY 5 DOUBLES (Lower Focus and Cardio) to recap the last 3 days of the program.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Day 1 Focus: T25 Alpha: Cardio

Last night was Day 1 of a 50 day program (5 days a week for 10 weeks) called Focus T25. This is Shaun T's newest program that only asks you to dedicate 25 minutes a day (okay, 30 with the cool down), 5 days a week. I started last night to get a workout in ... and man oh man ...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Consistency is Key!

This whole weight loss thing can be daunting but as long as you remember ONE THING you will be successful ... Okay really 2 things but the most important thing is this; Consistency is key!

Friday, June 28, 2013

It feels like things are spiraling out of control ...

There are so many things in this life that are out of your control. Everything really. I mean, you can't really control decisions in the government, what people ultimately think or say about you. You can't force people to like you or stay with you. Relationships, work, whatever ... you have very little, if any, control over. It took me a really long time to realize that but once I did, things began to change for me.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Eat more to lose weight ...

What's that you say? Eat MORE? But I've always been told to eat less to lose weight.

Yes, that would be true if you aren't working out and sitting on your ass all day at a desk job. But if you are like me and working out 5-6 times a week doing high intensity programs or even just lifting weight you have to eat more to replenish the calories burned during working out.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What is Focus T25

What is FOCUS T25?
• In-home workouts designed to deliver an hour’s results in just 25 minutes a day.
•The latest creation by fitness expert and former track star Shaun T—who brought the world INSANITY®
•Fast-paced routines that are jam-packed with dynamic, hi-intensity moves designed for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Read on for pricing and other details!

Monday, June 24, 2013


Don't have time to workout? NOT ANYMORE.

No Excuses ... Focus T25 is now available and you can purchase it with FREE SHIPPING! The main site is having issues but if you purchase it from my coach site you should have no problems. Also, the Challenge Pack is available on my site.

If you would like to add me as a coach (if your coach is inactive) please contact me with your email address and I can get you changed. It's as easy as that! You can email me at Karen Borter Email


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Team Beachbody Coach ... what what what?

So the other day I decided to become a Team Beachbody "Coach". This after 3 years of doing their workouts and buying their products. Why did I decide to do this now? Read on.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

P90X - First Round ... Old Results but Still Maintaining

This was a post I did to originally track my P90X results. I haven't' done before and after pics in a while but will begin to when I get T25. Since this initial post I have done a few rounds of P90X, Asylum 1 and 2 and P90X2. My love affair with Beachbody Products was officially underway.

In October of 2010 a friend on MFP suggested that we do P90X together. Now this would be a "virtual" together since we lived no where near one another and I decided that it wouldn't be a bad idea ... So, she started a thread on the forums, a bunch of people signed up and only a few of us were left at the end ... some are still completing it (yay them) and some simply disappeared into the wind, including the original person who asked me to do it "with her" ... that's okay, she didn't know I have abandonment issues (I'm JOKING ... not about the issue, I have that, just about me feeling that way about her cutting out).