P90X Bring IT!

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