P90X Bring IT!

Monday, June 25, 2012

P90X2 Day 1

I started P90X 2 today and I love it! I recently completed P90X and lost 41 pounds. I only have 39 pounds to reach my goal. My core is much stronger and I can crank out 100 push ups. Still working on more pull ups but at least I can do them now. I believe combating the trend of obesity is important and wish everyone would take this journey with me.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tony Horton on the benefits of getting P90X Certified

Completed P90X Apr 28, 2012

So I finally completed the X!!! I am very happy with my results. Lost 41 pounds, 20 inches over whole body, lost 15% body fat! I feel amazing. I am 5 weeks into P90X2. So far I love it. Lots of core work in every workout. I still have about 40 pounds to lose. I feel like a champ now and know this goal with get knocked out!

Friday, February 10, 2012

P90X, 40% disabled with bad knees!

This is my umpteen time restarting P90X. This time it is very different. The first attempt I was 45 days into the X when my doc recommended knee surgery. It was from an old injury obtained in the military. I lost 30 pounds in 25 days the first try at it. Since the surgery I have had two more knee surgeries and a shoulder surgery. I gained about half of those 30 pounds back and have maintained +\- 5 pounds for about 2 years.

People always ask why I keep doing P90X and not some other program. I interpret "other program" as meaning "easier program". The reason why is the X is my therapy. While going through physical therapy after several of my different surgeries, I have come to realize that many of the therapeutic moves in physical rehabilitation are similar if not the same as the moves in P90X. The last two surgeries, one shoulder and one knee, the doc recommended I continue using whatever I was doing because I rehabilitated much faster and became much stronger than other patients going through similar surgeries at that time. I also continued to drink my Shakeology daily which I believe was a great help due to the amount of nutrients I received.

A shout out to Cammie Lusk and her wonderful story. She keeps me motivated. I am not in a wheel
chair like her, but having minimum cartilage in both knees make me feel like I should be sometime. She continues to be an inspiration to the community of people with disabilities. She has an aggressive case of MS, and still keeps bringing it! I am a 40% disabled military veteran with shoulder, back, foot, and knee issues. Thank you Wheeliechick for you great example!

The one tip that I can recommend for P90Xers with knee issues. Don't jump! ;)

I still do Plyo X. I substitute jumping with correct form squats. So far it is working and I feel like I can finish the X this round. I am also doing it together with my wife. She keeps me motivated and stays positive even when I am a grouch. Thanks babe for sticking with me during this challenge!

I am currently on -23 pounds from my starting weight of 294. My goal is 194, that equals 100 pounds lost when I achieve it. I am finishing up week two of P90X tomorrow. Only 11 more weeks to go! I have lost 10 pounds in my first two weeks of this round. I can feel the muscle mass building and the fat shrinking. I went from a 42 pants size to fitting a 38 in these two weeks. My short term goal for these 90 days is to lose 40 pounds. That is 3 pounds a week on average. I will take a week off and roll into P90X2 to finish off another 30 pounds. And for the last 7 pounds to reach my goal, I choose Insanity to bring me home to the finish!

With that being said, I plan to lose 70 pounds in the next six months. Pretty good for a 40% disabled veteran huh? Well I am not there yet and could use your support. Thanks for reading my blog and stay tuned for more updates.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fitness Helps Treat Cancer Patients

by Liz Davies

Exercise is currently being seen as a way to treat people who are going through cancer treatments. While no one is claiming that physical activity will clear cancer that is already in the body, people are seeing that it is an excellent way to be healthy and prevent certain types of cancer and prevent reoccurrence.  Studies performed by the American Cancer Society have shown that cancer patients who have a daily exercise routine consisting of 30 minutes of activity are more likely to have a longer survival period and less likely to see the cancer come back after it is cleared.

People suffering from cancer are highly likely to require some sort of treatment program. The most common forms of treatment include chemotherapy, radiation and even surgery. These treatments often aid in ridding the body of cancer but also have many side effects and are extremely demanding on the body. All cancer treatments will be different; mesothelioma treatment will be far different from colon cancer treatment. And side effects will also vary on the individual depending on health and severity of cancer. Common side effects include exhaustion, nausea and depression. Beginning (or continuing) and exercise regimen is a great way to lesson these harmful side effects.

Previously doctors strayed away from recommending an exercise program as a form of treatment. Slowly but surely it is beginning to be introduced. Before planning a routine it is important for cancer patients to discuss their ideas with a licensed personal trainer for cancer patients or a doctor. All types of exercise can be beneficial for cancer patients whether is it stretching, cardio or strengthening exercises.

Exercise should not be seen as intimidating. All types of exercise can be performed at different levels. Yoga and pilates for beginners is a great way to increase flexibility and is great for people who might be starting up a fitness routine.  Activities like going on a walk, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and putting the groceries away are also non-intimidating forms of physical activity that will benefit cancer patients. No matter what level of physical fitness cancer patients are experiencing it is very important to keep muscles and joints moving.

Exercise is extremely important for cancer patients and will help lessen symptoms by giving them more energy, a more positive outlook and many physical benefits. 

Liz Davies is a recent college graduate and aspiring writer especially interested in health and wellness. She wants to make a difference in people’s lives because she sees how cancer has devastated so many people in this world. Liz also likes running, playing lacrosse, reading and playing with her dog, April.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


My whole family is fighting the flu for over week already. I will be back to working out when I get better.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hawaii Beach Bodies going viral!

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