Thursday, August 19, 2010
It is official! The meniscus in my left knee has significant tears; my right shoulder has severe arthritis of the AC joint. I will have two separate surgeries. Due to the shorter recovery period; the knee will get cut first. Hopefully I will be digging deep and bringing it within the next 6 to 9 months. I will keep you posted on how the recovery goes. My new success story begins NOW!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
I have been doing the X on and off for over a year now. I am having chronic knee problems and havent completed a full 90 days due to surgeries and injuries. I believe I have a solution to my problem. I will try 90 days of P90X without legs or plyo. I am starting today and substituting core synergistics for plyo and upper body plus for legs and back. My legs are already strong, the problem is my knees are damaged. Day 1 went great as usual. Stay tuned because this success story has a new begining.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
It's Sunday and I am down 7 pounds. I have 71 more to go. This will be my last ride on this rollar coaster. I am determined to fight through the pain. I am in no hurry but I can not afford to relaps and go backwards again. Last April I dropped from 272 to 240. Then I needed surgery to repair an old nagging military injury to my right knee. I managed to maintain for awhile by eating right, but then the stress of college, kids, and a pregnant wife took its toll. And I jumped up to a high of 278 last week. The clothes I was preparing to get rid of are tight now. That is depressing. For the record, the military preformed a vasectomy which failed. Which explains the stress from having an unexpected child. He is a blessing but I wasnt ready AT ALL! I will try and play basketball again tonight. It's like riding a bike. If you fall down, just get back up and try again. Thank you for the support! My goal will be reached!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
WOW! Starting over again. After injury upon injury and sickness after sickness, I feel 85%. I cant wait any longer. My weight is climbing at an uneasy pace. I am back to where I started. I have all the tools and I am going to fight through the pain. It is my only option. THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT! It all starts now, today, for the rest of my life. If you are reading this motivation and encouragement is appreciated.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Went and played basketball yesterday. Played for a couple of hours and did fine. Last game of the night, I jumped for a rebound and landed on someones foot. Rolled my right ankle pretty bad. Now it is swollen and I can not bare any weight on it. Lets see how long this injury will take.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Started another round of P90X. This time, I am doing the lean version. I am looking to shred this body fat once and for all. No excuses, no sickness, and no injuries! I will say, I cant wait to get my Bowflex SelecTech Dumbbells. I snapped a green band and it popped me in the gut! Yes that left a mark. The handle on my black band needs to be replaced. That would be very very painful to get hit with a 50 pound band. bands are great for a couple rounds, but they wear out with extended use. I would recommend the Bowflex dumbbells if you are going to do P90X. Yes they are expensive, but compare it to buying a full set of 17 dumbbells. Not so expensive any more huh? By the way, Bowflex is offering a free stand with your dumbbell purchase until April 30, 2010.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Which do you prefer? Well it depends on the exercise. I love the mobility of the resistance bands. With dumbbells I love the ability to consentrate on a muscle group and also use them during lunges. I currently use resistance bands, but will have a new set of dumbells in the near future. I will keep you posted.