Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
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.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
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
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 better....one 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
Friday, February 13, 2009
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.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
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
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
2/9 — SHERYL CROW DOES P90X®!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
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.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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
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
This must be how "The Hulk" keeps his awesome skin color.