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Stress Test – Feeling like the dumb kid in class and the teacher is passing me on…

Okay, so after thouroughly going through the material in the program, aparently my first day is not upon us… At least not the real first day. I foresee hell in my near future!

So I did the stress test, P90x version of a physical fitness test. What I learned was that I am surprised the doctors haven’t noticed yet that I’m barely breathing. Seriously, when did I get this incredibly out of shape. I mean, even when I first put on a few extra pounds I could still play sports at the park, hike, run… Not now, I feel like I am completely allergic to this shit.

But, I did learn this. I completed the “Master Cleanse” which was basically a 10 day starvation diet, which honestly I don’t think that helped to prep me for the rigors of this program. I know the cleanse left me feeling sluggish and fatigued only to rapidly within a week put back on all 15lbs that I lost. So, though it was fun losing them, it’s obviously a bullshit diet plan for you unless you are going to opt in to a vegan lifestyle from there on out… which I am not.

I love garlic, onions, sauces, cheese, and butter! So, that means I need to work that shit off as I eat it. I think mindset may have a lot to do with this stuff. So I have decided that even though I do have a weight loss goal, I really only give a shit about looking fit, but more importantly feeling fit and healthy. I don’t want to feel winded after walking up the stairs, or tying my damn shoes.

So, I did the physical fitness test and I could hear Tony Horton laughing at me in the background, calling men names and chuckling with all of the other uber fit p90x’ers and I can’t blame them. My alternate personality was over there with them, taunting me. Well, I sure showed them. Bastards! That’s right, I passed bitches! Ok, by passing, I think their bar is set a little low. I have done some of the p90x routines before and this fitness test is like the stretch before the workout in the regular routine. I think they passed me on purpose to watch me die an agonizing and painful death with shortness of breath, drowning in my own sweat.
We’ll see… Wish me luck… the Shit hits the fan tomorrow.

PS. Tomorrow may be a video blog if I am not able to move my fingers.


Health Challenge – Day 1

The ChallengeI recently decided to move my personal updates to this space as to not interfere with the other great things we are doing on the other blogs I write for.

This is my personal space, a place for me to openly take on the challenges of daily life, and continue to live my dreams.

Health and fitness is one of those things that I never seem to be able to make time for any more in my daily life. It’s all work, and that just ain’t cutting it any more. Recently I shaved my head as the start of a get in shape challenge that my business partner and I started. It’s really a worthy cause, get in shape. I remember when being in shape was something that you didn’t need to really try for, it was a part of life.

Those days are long gone, you have kids, a career, and manage to find every excuse in the book to cover the fact that you are just too damn tired and lazy to get on that boring ass treadmill. There doesn’t seem to be time or opportunity for a pick up game of football at the park any more, and it would probably kill you if there were. The fact is that being 30 something shouldn’t be like this. So, I have decided that I need to start and commit to living like I’m in my 20’s.

So here we go, I have already done a bunch of things but they don’t seem to stick for long. I did the master cleanse and lost 15lbs in 10 days, then took 7 back within a day after getting off the cleanse. And what did I learn? I learned that I love food (I already knew that), I love good food, it is one of the things in life one shouldn’t have to live without. So exercise must be the way to go, it actually makes you feel better as well and boosts your energy levels.

The challenge: P90X – 90 Days

The Goal: 45lbs

I will report my daily challenges, results, and agony (which there will be a lot of) here each day. Why? Because, I need support, I need to be accountable and what better way than to blog about it.

So, today is day 1. I will commence with the pain shortly, and will report back here after. Wish me luck!