Monday, August 20, 2012

My Next Workout Program!

Right now I am loving P90X!  I really enjoy the variety of the workouts, different resistance workouts for each muscle group, yoga, plyometerics, kenpo, and stretching.  My results thus far have been a little better than I expected.  I knew that I would lose weight and get into great shape.  However, because of the amount of weight that I had lost in the months prior to beginning P90X, I figured that my weight loss would plateau and slow way down.  But, as of today it appears that once I complete the program that I will have lost around 25lbs in 90 days!  I'm sure that I will go through P90X again in the future and look forward to doing P90X2.  Really, there are a lot of Beachbody workouts that I can't wait to try, including Insanity, Insanity the Asylum and soon Insanity the Asylum 2.  I still love and look forward to drinking my Shakeology everyday!  I'm also Amazed at just how focused Beachbody is at listening to and focusing on helping their customers, while staying true to their beliefs and principles.  An example of this is the recent formula change that they've made in Shakeology.  They added more Superfoods (very nutrient dense foods) and made "The Healthiest Meal of the Day," even healthier.  The taste also changed and many people have complained, most large companies would tell you, "it's better for you, get use to it."  Beachbody, while reminding people how much better for them it is and stating that they are not going back, is going to pick individuals to try and test different variations to possibly find a taste that would be more widely accepted.

I've finally decided that once I complete P90X, I will be doing Body Beast for 90 days!

I have always enjoyed weight lifting/body building, more than I do cardio or aerobic exercise.  And this home workout program specifically designed to build muscle through weight lifting.  There is some cardio in the program and I will add a little more throughout the 90 days.  I will also be doing Yoga X from P90X on my days off.  I've watched the bonus DVD that comes when you order through a Coach or from Team Beachbody and I really can't wait to start!  If you'd like to learn more about Body Beast or any of the Team Beachbody products, feel free to e-mail me as I would love to answer any questions that you have and help you reach all your health and fitness goals!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

What's your Excuse?

Alright, I'm now 2/3rd's of the way through P90X.  That's 60 days down and 30 left to go.  It's been about 10 years since I have felt anyway near this fit and healthy.  Although, my diet back then was still very unhealthy with lots of junk food, soda and fast food.  Now a days I'm constantly striving to find ways to improve my eating habits, from eating smaller portions to eating more often (usually eating at least a snack every 3-4 hours), and also working on the balance of carbs, protein and fat in my snacks and meals.  This has lead to a lose of 17 pounds, 9.5 of those pounds coming in the last 30 days.  I have also dropped 2 pant sizes and lost 4 total inches off of my body measurements; waist (measured around the belly button), hips, chest, thighs, and arms.  Not too sure exactly where my body fat % started at or where it is now, but I know that it has dropped a good amount as my Abs are beginning to become clearly visible.

Because I had lost about 38lbs in the three months leading up to me beginning P90X, my weight loss had began to slow down and plateau.  But, by beginning P90X and replacing one meal a day with Shakeology (I added a considerable amount of calories to my shakes, by adding bananas, peanut butter and sometimes greek yogurt) my weight loss continued and has begun to speed up a little again.
When I began P90X, I really worried and wondered if I would be able to workout every day!  My main fear was that I work very long hours (13.5hrs a day, for 20 days in a row...then 10 days off, which I usually end up working several of those days as well).  To give you an example of how many hours we're talking about, in the first 60 days of the program I worked at total of 590 hours.  That's the equivalent of almost 74 eight hour work days or 14 forty hour work weeks!  On top of the hours, I work outdoors, in one of the world's largest open pit mines.  Being exposed to the elements and standing most of the day is very draining, and in the past I have only had the energy to come home shower and eat before heading to bed.

This is not the Actual, Tempurature...It's just as High as the thermostat on the work truck goes!!!

I know that a large part of my increase in energy is due to my improved fitness level.  But, I also believe that the nutrition that Shakeology delivers has provided a huge boost in my energy, while also helping curb my cravings for junk food.  I was very skeptical of Shakeology at first, especially given the price ($4 a serving).  However, after the first week of use both my wife and I were hooked!  Now neither one of us can imagine going without our daily Shakeology!  I know it sounds crazy, but the only way that you will ever know is to try.  I challenge anyone to try it for a full 30 days and decide for yourself.  It has a money back guarntee, use the whole bag and if you're not completely satistifed return the empty bag and Beachbody will refund your money!  More importantly Shakeology lowers bad cholestrol levels, raises good cholestrol and boosts your immune system.  The video below, show's what 100 Doctors have to say about Shakeology and it's benefits.

In the end, it's all about what you want!  And just how bad you want it!  After letting myself go for so long and becoming so unhappy with myself, I wanted to change and wanted the rest of my life to start as soon as possible!  I could have done it without P90X and without Shakeology, but it would have taken me a lot longer to get to where I am.  You can do it, You are Worth it!  I would love to help you and support you through your fitness journey!  Please feel free to visit my Beachbody Websites, my Fitness Page on Facebook or e-mail/message me.