Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 30 of P90X (well 29, but close enough!)

Here we are, day 30 (29 to be exact, but I'm hoping to be a little busy tomorrow, so what's one day gonna change!??!). I've got some before and after pictures, and measurements and the best part, weight. Let's go into it!

Day 1 Day 30 Change
Chest 39" 41" 2" gain
Waist 41" 38" (3" loss)
Hips 37" 36 1/2" (1/2" loss)
Right Thigh 23" 22 1/2" (1/2" loss)
Left Thigh 23" 22 1/2" (1/2" loss)
Right Arm 13 1/2" 14" 1/2" gain
Left Arm 13 1/2" 14" 1/2" gain
and probably the most impressive part...
Weight 172.4 163.4 (9 lbs loss)

So, I'm very happy with the results thus far. I wish I would have lost a little more weight in the first 30, but again I'm not doing the diet to the exact T like it says, I'm mainly just watching portion control and drinking a lot more water. I've cut back pop to only 1 glass on the weekends. And I chose to have 1 Free Day per week to eat pretty much whatever. I don't go crazy, but I can say I've only had fast food once in these 30 days so I think that's a big contributing factor.

I would like to say that I'm just doing this for myself, but I hope after reading some of these posts on facebook or this blog, and seeing some pictures, that it'll inspire you to make a change in your life as well.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The start of my journey on P90X

Unfortunately some of you may know I've been off work since before Christmas, due to "Company Restructuring". I've had a few months of not having to do much but job hunt, watch TV and spend some quality time with my son. I've also had time to look around the house at pictures of what I use to look like when Sherry and I were dating or first married. It's given me a lot of time to think, reflect on my life and really see what's important to me. I decided to make a huge change in my life. If I want to live a long and healthy life with my wife and kids, things need to change. Having better eating habits, lowering my stress level, and looking at what matters in my life. I'm not doing this just for me. My dad passed at a fairly young age, and his death could have been prevented if he just took better care of himself.. got regular check ups, ate healthier, actually went to the doctor if something wasn't right. For those of you who know my father, yes what happened to him was hereditary, but if he had just took those steps to keep an eye on "that thing that runs in the family", I'm sure he'd probably still be here today. I've not only made a vow to eat healthier, exercise, keep in better physical and mental shape, not only for myself, but my wife, kids and family. I don't want them to go through what I went through.. the heartache of losing a father at such a young age.

So, here are pictures from February 8th, 2011, day 1 of changing my life around with P90X. I'll attempt to keep updated posts, but for sure I'll give you 30, 60 and 90 day updates! Take the time to sit back and evaluate yourself as well. Is there something in your life you can change? Do you have people that count on you? You want to enjoy every last possible breath with the one you love and devoted your life to? I know I do, and he's the start of that new life!