P90X Bring IT!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A new begining!

My wife and I started a new round of P90X yesterday. It feels great. Going to do Plyometrics today. This is the test of whether the knee I had surgery on is truely ready. I am going to give it my all today. The doctor said it is ready. I hope he is right. Six months have pasted since my surgery, keep me in your prayers :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Invitation from the BeachBody CEO

Carl Daikeler takes a direct approach and extends a formal invitation for prospects to join the opportunity.

Monday, September 7, 2009


WOW! I guess it could have been worse, but I still am not satisfied. Before my knee surgery I lost 32 pounds. I was 272 on April 1st and dropped down to 240 on May 18th. It was difficult to stay motivated during my recovery period. I wanted to get back into my workout too fast. My knee was hurting because I didnt let it recover propery. So I decided to just take the time off and wait until my knee was ready. In that time I have gained 13 pounds back. Today I am 253 pounds and 24% body fat. At least I only gained 4% body fat. I am back on the wagon and I have help this time. My wife has joined my journey to great health and fitness.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A new beginning!

With my knee surgery 3 months past. I have started a new session of P90X. I am so happy that this time my beautiful wife is joining me. We are going to conquer this together. It has only been 1 week and results are already showing. I am taking my supplements and sticking to course. It feels really good. You should really consider joining me. Great health is good for everyone.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tony Horton's One On One - "Pay It Forward"

Let's spread the word, give this to some who hasnt worked out in a while or who just needs a kick start. We're about helping everyone get access to improve health and fitness at any point in thier lives.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Insanity Available Now!!!!

Get ready to dig deeper and push your fitness to the max, because INSANITY is available now.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Almost ready!

It has been 1 month since my knee surgery. The swelling is very minimal now. I believe I am ready to start back up. I worked upper body and did yoga at a minimum to maintain my weight. Monday June 22nd, I am starting over P90X from day 1. I feel I missed too many days. It will be really fun bringing it at almost 100%. I hope you are ready to bring it with me. http://www.HawaiiBeachBodies.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I have decided to rest as recommended by my physical therapist. Been walking around too much and I am slowing the healing process. I am still losing weight by eating right. So maintaining is not a problem. See you in a week. Be ready to push play.

Friday, May 22, 2009

To rest or workout!

It is day 4 after my surgery. I am anxious to get back to my routine. The physical therapist advised to stay away from squats and any impact. I have been doing the leg strengthening routines the PT has given me. It doesn't feel like enough. This is supposed to be my second recovery week in P90X. I guess I planned the surgery just right. I can recover from the knee surgery and with a little more effort I should be back to the normal routine next week. I am keeping a balanced diet. I retained a little water the day after surgery, but that has since been released. I am 245 pounds as of this morning. I started at 272 pounds. I am well on my way to meet my goal of less than 200. When you think about it. Dropping 45 pounds sounds a lot easier than dropping 72. Baby steps is how to do it. Be patient and keep pushing play.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tips to Prevent Muscle Soreness

When going through any exercise program, you will have some muscle soreness no matter what you do. But if you follow these tips you can keep your soreness to a minimum.

Start your program slowly. Don't go too hard on Day 1 after you've had a layoff. Stop before you're completely wiped out.

Warm up. Always take 5 to 10 minutes to warm up thoroughly.

Stretch afterward. Always stretch at the end of your workout—5 to 10 minutes spent stretching will do wonders for your recovery time.

Have a post-exercise snack. A snack that is 4 parts carbs to 1 part protein greatly speeds up your recovery.

Self-massage. Spend 5 minutes giving yourself a massage each night. A professional massage is better, of course, but not nearly as practical. Spend 5 minutes and you'll sleep better and recover quicker.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

P90X helped my hypertension!

My surgery went great yesterday, but I was floored on how well my blood pressure was. While I was in the US Navy, I was on blood pressure medication for 15 years. I thought that I would be using it for life. With some lifestyle changes, my hypertension has be rectified. During my time in service I averaged 140/92 bp with medication. I have been doing P90X by Beachbody for about 7 weeks now. My doctor has removed me from my blood pressure medications. They are no longer necessary. I have drop 26 lbs, 8 inches from my midsection and 11% bodyfat so far. While getting my vital signs taken yesterday before my surgery I was shocked to see my blood pressure was 117/80. WOW!! That is all I could say. I didnt believe it and asked the nurse to retake it. The next time was 118/79 and for the rest of my time in the hospital remained at a good level. So if there is no other reason to get into shape here is one. Do yourself a favor and get healthy. You owe it to your body, your family, and your friends. The people that love you do not like to see you suffer. Find out why you want to achieve your goals and make that your motivation. I have children that I want to support and be there for. That's my why. What is your? Look at my results here and join me in a life of health and fitness. Make your why a reality!!!


Monday, May 18, 2009

P90X is working!!!!

Wow week 6 is over! This workout is flying by. Where did time go? I guess time will fly when you are having fun. My results so far are wonderful. I have lost 26 pounds!!!. The journey from 272 to 246 was hard but fantastic. I am having surgery today. Another bump in the road. It's is just that, a bump. Nothing will stop me now. It feels too good losing all this weight and getting back into shape. It feels even better being part of Team Beachbody so I dont have to travel this road alone. Oh wait! Did I say losing weight? That will have to cease. I dont lose weight any more. I discard it! That is because I dont want to find it again. Come discard some weight with me. Lets fill up a land fill with all our extra weight and never go back to being big. Thanks for looking! Ciao

Monday, April 27, 2009

Injury will not hold me back!

My fitness over the years has been like a rollercoaster or a Yo-Yo at best. Growing up as a child basketball became my preferred sport. In my late teens at 6ft tall I was able to dunk a basketball with two hands. It seems when I achieved a goal, I would get injured. At the age of 19 while getting robbed, I was shot in the shoulder and could not work out. I was due to join the United States Navy in a few months, but gained too much weight from recovering from the wound. I had to lose weight before I could enlist. I lost just enough to enlist with 1 pound to spare. Then I went to boot camp and lost 24 more pounds. It felt great. I was 189 pounds, 8% body fat and felt like I could fly on the basketball court.
While playing a pickup game on base, I completely ripped my left ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). I was devastated. I went from dunking a basketball with two hands, to not able to touch the net. I gained 40 pounds and lost 6 inches of muscle from my left leg due to atrophy. I never wanted to see a basketball again. I had two screws in my knee and couldn’t jump any more.
My knees began to hurt from lack of muscle and I was diagnosed with PFS (patella femoral syndrome). I worked out just enough to pass Navy fitness standards, but was still saddened by the weight gain and the pain I went through every day. Still gaining I ballooned up to 281 pounds. Home on leave, visiting the parents, I knew it was time to make a change when I had to hold my breath to tie my shoes.
I watched the Power 90 infomercial a couple times and the phrase “In Home Boot camp” brought back memories of feeling great right out of Navy boot camp and I wanted to try getting back into boot camp shape. At the time a lot was going on in my life. I hit a lot of mid life milestone all around the same time. I turned 30, went over 10 years in the military, and was promoted to E-6 all within 3 months. I started to feel old and had very little motivation. I started Power 90 and stopped after day 30. I placed it on the shelf and didn’t look at it again for 3 years. In 2006, I was scheduled to go on deployment and wanted to complete Power 90 at sea. It worked great; I lost 57 pounds with Power 90. I felt great and I could dunk again, well with one hand at least.
During a morning workout doing laps around the track, I was having severe pains in my left knee. I went to the doctor and was told that maybe my ACL surgery was causing arthritis. So I was confined to the Elliptical and stationary bike in the gym. The Elliptical was too much pain to bear. Another trip to the doctor and several x-rays later, a calcified bone growth was revealed under my knee cap from the first surgery. Once again I undergo surgery to remove the excess bone and I get discouraged and gain weight. This time I am up to 275 pounds. During my rehab I was riding the stationary bike and noticed the P90X infomercial on the gym TV. I was hooked and watched Tony and the P90X infomercial every time I rehabbed.
The doctor told me that I had degenerative arthritis and I could only bike or swim. So I maintained between 260-270 pounds because I didn’t work out hard enough due to knee pains all the time. Eventually I left the military and really piled on the pounds. Exercise was not mandatory anymore and I didn’t do a thing for 6 months. My blood pressure was to the point I had to be medicated and I was taking maximum dose of pain killers each day.
I did not want to be dependent on pain pills all my life and knew that I needed to change fast. I knew that if I didn’t make a change then spending time with my wife and kids would probably be cut short. I got a second opinion on my knee and discovered it was the PFS causing the pain and not arthritis. I already knew what I needed to do, build muscle to strengthen my knees. From that day on P90X was on my mind. I knew the results that Power 90 gave me and I was sure that P90X was the next step to take.
I am 30 days into my P90X work out, and the doc told me I needed surgery on my “good” knee. I was experiencing a little pain and got it checked out. After a MRI the doc found a major tear in the meniscus. This time I will find a way to incorporate P90X into my rehab, because I have already dropped 22 pounds, 9% body fat and 6 inches off my waist in the first 30 days. I cannot let injury hold me back. Quoted best by one of our WOWY members “I will not lose the pounds I will discard them, because I never want to find them again.”
I am no longer taking pain meds or blood pressure medication, I can go to the mall with my family and my knees will not hurt from walking. I am surprising myself with how fast I am progressing.
P90X is doing more than getting me back in shape; P90X is giving me my life back!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kathy Smith's Project You! Type 2

Healthy eating and exercise program designed for people with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Legs and Back

I missed working out yesterday. I am fighting a chest cold. I'm back on the horse today. I completed day 21 with Legs and Back. Considering doing two today. So I can keep my rest day the same.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hawaii's own Dallas Carter

Dallas lives in Mililani Hawaii, He is an inspiration to many. Keep pushing play Dallas! This is a great motivational story for us in Hawaii and around the world.


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Yoga X

Did yoga X today. I can feel myself getting more and more flexible each week. I was amazed when I grabbed both of my heels while sitting. It's been a long time since I did that. Dont forget to visit HawaiiBeachBodies.com to find out how you can get fit and get paid.

Beachbody Products

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P90X is Awsome!

P90X is great!

Wow, I have only been doing P90X for 19 days. I lost 18 pounds in my first 2 1/2 weeks. It takes the dedication of pushing play everyday. You also have to stick with your food program. It truely does work. Visit www.HawaiiBeachBodies.com and workout with me.