Nutrition Simplified

Nutrition Simplified
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Friday, February 27, 2009

"Aloha Friday"


"Aloha Friday"


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Extreme Women in Georgia


Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 82 Yoga *Another Milestone*

I'm excited today!!  Yoga makes you feel good when you are done, but the process is less than fun. I think yoga grows on you little by little as you get in better shape and get use to twisting and contorting your body. The key is to modify every move and don't try to do things your body is not ready to do just yet.

I finally was able to get into Crane for about a split second!...well maybe a full sec. Tony Horton says keep stumbling and tumbling and over time you will be able to do it.

My Goals while going through the P90X process are in this order...
1. Get in the best shape I can
2. Eat wholesome and fresh foods!
3. Lose excess body fat

After finishing yoga, I jumped on the scale and it has started another downward trend!  I am down to 235 lbs which is awesome since I started this program weighing in at a very stealth 250 lbs.

I am amazed at how much food I eat now compared to when I weighed 250 lbs.  I use to carry a lunch box to work, but now I have to carry a cooler just to get me through the day!

Well, time to hit the showers! What a great way to start the week!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

P90X Better Than Steroids? by Steve Edwards

The X is gettin' some serious love lately. My dad calls the other night and says he watching a show in the Giants and two pitchers, Zito and Wilson, are doing 90X. Tony calls me the other day to get my opinion on something because NBC is coming over to film a segment on Wii and wants the X perspective. He calls me again, a couple of days later from a plane on his way to do more X interviews and says, "Dude, you see the Grammys last night?" I hadn't but Cheryl Crow gave us a huge shout out from the red carpet.
Then, yesterday, I get this from Tony:
On WFAN, (biggest sports radio station in NYC) the host was talking this morning about A-Rod and said something to the effect of "his body was never that chiseled, not like he had a P90X body or anything".

This, for those of you not privy to the national news, is a reaction to Alex Rodriguez admitting that he'd been doing steroids. In reality, steroids don't make muscle, they just increase your body's ability to build muscle. But in a world where we see advertisements to "build muscle without steroids" as if the public thinks it's impossible, it's nice to get a little validity for our system. Anyone can have an X body. All it takes is a little structure and a lot of hard work.

Note: Jon Congdon (our President) sent this and I think it's a nice addition:

Everything you see about P90X that might appear to be PR is "organic" -- meaning that we don't pay for PR, and don't hire celebrities or athletes to do it, or talk about it. It's advertised on TV, in magazines sometimes, and more and more on the Internet, but we don't do PR. If Cheryl Crow, or Usher, or an MLB, NHL or NFL athlete buy it, they buy it just like everyone else and either because they saw the infomercial or a friend told them. That's what's so amazing about the P90X phenomenon of late.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Day 79 Chest, Shoulders, Triceps and Ab RipX

Since yesterday was a rest day, I looked forward to getting back into the workouts. Getting stronger and had good form on the slow push ups. I really went for it so my reps were a bit lower than before, but I quickly switched to my knees to get the most out of the push ups. It is important mentally for me that I nail the nutrition plan these last few days to set myself up for greater success in future rounds and routines.

The saying "Knowledge is Power" is partially true....the real power is in "Applied" Knowledge. By using the lessons learned will you start to see the changes and improvements that you seek in your daily activities.

Ab Ripper X - Small battles win the war....focusing on what I can do....8) It is getting gut busting core rep after another. I still am a long ways from my goal of doing the whole routine without stopping, but I will get there one day!

Have a great day!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Psychological Benefits of Exercise


Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 70 *Milestone*

Today is a milestone day for me!  Back and Biceps = basic push and pull exercises. I had personal best with the weights. I am still doing assisted pull-ups with the chair because I want to make sure I get the most reps in instead of just a few all out reps  with bad form.

It finally sunk in about writing down your reps and the weights used on each and every exercise. In my mind, I said.."I don't need to write it down, I will just do until I can't"...  Tony Horton always says, "Set a goal and pick a weight that will do the job".  I set a goal in my head with the weight I had selected without referring to my previous workout. The weight I selected was based upon how many reps I thought I could do, instead of what I had actually done previously. Before the exercise began, I took a look at my sheet and realized I was not pushing myself with more weight, I was actually about to use less weight than the previous time!  So I changed the weight to reflect what I knew my body could do...if I let my mind get out of my own way.

Now I get it! Look at the paper first....then determine if you will go higher or lower based upon how you feel that day, or if you pushed it last time and just want to back off and go lighter. The key is to look....before you leap!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nice Story

A mother brought her young son to Mahatma Gandhi. She begged, "Please, Mahatma. Tell my son to stop eating sugar."Gandhi paused, then said, "Bring your son back in two weeks." Puzzled, the woman thanked him and said that she would do as he had asked.Two weeks later, she returned with her son. Gandhi looked the youngster in the eye and said, "Stop eating sugar."Greatful but bewildered, the woman asked, "Why did you tell me to bring him back in two weeks? You could have told him the same thing then."Gandhi replied, "Two weeks ago, I was eating sugar." - Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 67

Today was Legs, Back, and Ab Ripper X. After the warm up, the opening round of squats with the chair was first up on the workout. I'm starting to feel the burn later on in the rep count which is a good thing. The burn is never fun! It is however a very much needed thing for me because I have tree trunks for thighs...toning and shredding my thighs will help me lose that body fat.

Ab Ripper X...I still struggle with this, but I can see and feel the changes happening in the gut area. I will have to be more patient. It took more than 90 Days to put it on!

Stay positive, Do something nice for someone today, and keep pushing play!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Sheryl Crow Does P90X


Another celebrity has discovered the power of the "X." From David Akers, kicker for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, to Jason Scheff, one of our very own Coaches and lead singer of Chicago, to rocker Sheryl Crow, this program is hotter than ever. Click here to read the latest scoop, or watch the interview caught on the red carpet at last night's Grammys. Could it be P90X's popularity is growing throughout the high-profile sports and entertainment industries? All we can say to that is, Bring It!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Day 64

I don't use the scale to measure my progress per se, I do however us it as a gauge for how much Body fat I am losing. The scale has not moved much but I continue to lose inches from the abdomen, buttocks, legs and my face. My face has always been an indicator for my overall appearance and level of activity.

Looking in the mirror, I like the feeling of the image, which in turn leads to having a more positive outlook on my life and the stresses that we all go through in life. It doesn't mean that i am always happy, but I find myself not dwelling on negative situations as much as before.

Phase 3 of the P90X! Introducing more carbs into the diet is exciting. This just means that as I continue to add more lean muscle to my body, it will in turn burn fat all day long just as long as I feed it with the proper fuel at the proper time.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Jude Voiles - Dec. $10k Winner!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

P90X Stuntman


Day 60

Back and Legs today! Pull ups and variations on lunges and of course....Wall squats. Starting to get lower in the squats, but focusing on the breathing seems to help me stay in the squat a few extra seconds.

I can't believe I have been eating clean and working out for 2 months now! Starting to see some body fat melt off the abs which means the process is working. During the next 30 Days, I am really gonna bring more intensity to my workouts.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 59

Yoga Day! - Since I didn't have to work today, I decided to change up a little bit and added an extra cardio session today. The downward dog is getting better!, but I still have to take those breaks. No need to hurt myself from trying to push too hard. This is a process, not an event.

Eating was good...I didn't drink enough water. Gotta fix that or I will bonk out tomorrow. Not sure why, but this quote was on my mind today. "Don't complain about what you permit" - AK Gray


The Green Goddess

This must be how "The Hulk" keeps his awesome skin color.


Life Happens To Everyone

Football players chow down huge amounts of food to build mass. But once their glory days are over, they have the same problem as millions of other Americans: they get fat. full story


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