p90x

A 7-post collection

90 Days and What Did I Get?

90 days ago my wife and I started on a new exercise program to try to change our health for the better. Today is my birthday and it’s a few days since I ended the 90 day P90X exercise program I started on in February. A lot of folks have emailed me to ask how it was going, find out more, or just to call me crazy  for blogging about it. ‘What if you stop? Then everyone will know!” Exactly! That is one reason I blogged about my experience. That way it helped motivate me to keep moving on. And now that the 90 days are up, I wanted to share the results and some...


Day 15 of my P90X Journey

Today I started week 3 of P90X (sounds better than saying I’ve only done 2 weeks). I find that the 7th day of the program is always a bit of a downer as I feel like I should be doing more. Day 7 is a bit of a rest day as its just stretching. Today I was glad I rested yesterday because the snow made the roads so bad I could not drive. I had to pull over, park in a parking lot and walk the rest of the way home. On the way I stopped and helped several folks push their cars, so that was a heck of a workout. I pushed one car 3 times (bad...


Days 5 & 6 of our P90X Journey

“Dad, you only have 84 days left!” says my oldest daughter today on the way to school. That big mountain ahead of me, I still feel good about our first 6 days on P90X. Truth be told, I’ll still be exercising after this … I was exercising about 8 hours a week before, just not to this extent of intensity and well roundedness. But I am not going to think about day 90 yet … heck, I’m not thinking more than a day or 2 ahead right now. My wife Colleen and I are enjoying the P90X videos. The exercises change every minute or so and Tony Horton is very entertaining. Colleen is doing...


Day 3 of my P90X Journey - Arms, Shoulders and Abs

I feel pretty awesome. Some of this great feeling has to be from the better eating too. I cut out junk food and cut down my crap snacks to one a day or zero per day. So far the worst thing I eat is a yogurt or a cereal. So not bad. I’m eating a lot of proteins now, which is a shift from my usual eating habits of lots of sugar and carbs. I love my carbs … pasta, steamed white rice, bread … oh I love those. The first month has you cut back on carbs big time and ramp up on proteins. Of course, overall the sugars are supposed to go down too. It’...


Day 4 of my P90X Journey - Yoga

Tables, wheels, bridges, downward dog, upward dog, and warrior poses … huh? You can tell I’ve never done yoga before, but thankfully Colleen had so she was able to explain some of it to me as we went. It was 90 minutes long and the first 45 had me sweating like crazy. Massively intense doing positions my body was crying out “are you kidding?”. But it really felt good. The second 45 minutes was also intense but in a less muscle exerting way and more of a flexibility thing … except a few spots where we worked abs again. By the end of the 90 minutes I was able to touch my toes, something I have...