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Review

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

This is going to be a short update because the foundation phase of P90X2 repeats the same workouts each week, so I don’t have many new things to report. During the second week...

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Nutrition

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013

I had been buying cheddar cheese and slicing it up, but got tired of that and bought shredded cheese instead, thinking it was the same thing and not bothering to read the label....

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Motivation

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013

Hey man, just checking in. I see you’re back to working out in the mornings again. Awesome! It’s nice to have more free time in the evenings. Nothing like morning...

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Weight Loss

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013

Earlier this week it suddenly occurred to me that I’m actually down 60 lbs. In 2006 I reached my highest weight ever, 226 lbs, which was well into the obese range for my...

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Recent Posts

My thoughts after 2nd week of P90X2

This is going to be a short update because the foundation phase of P90X2 repeats the same workouts each week, so I don’t have many new things to report. During the second week of the foundation phase of P90X2, I saw some improvements in my ability to do more of the unmodified moves. I’m keeping my balance most of the time, and am doing more...

My thoughts after 1st week of P90X2

Ok, first the cons–this program is not for everybody. This is actually my second attempt at P90X2. My first attempt was when it first came out (I think it was in 2012). Honestly, I didn’t like it the first time. P90X2 was a huge departure from P90X. The equipment was different, there were two rest days instead of one, there was a conditioning...

My thoughts after completing P90X3!

Yesterday, I completed the last workout of the P90X3 Classic schedule. The last week was a rest week with lower intensity exercises, which was perfect timing because between the poison ivy and the medications to treat it, I was a zombie all week and struggling with motivation for the first time since I started this workout program. So rather than a sprint...

My thoughts after 12th week of P90X3

Next week is my final week of the P90X3 classic schedule. It is a rest week referred to as “Victory Week” on the calendar. This third block of P90X3 was challenging, as I expected. It had more workout days in a row between rest days than the earlier blocks did. Like the earlier blocks, I saw gradual improvements from week to week, which is fine...

My thoughts after 11th week of P90X3

i’m feeling a bit out of sorts this week, but am not sure why. I won’t go into details, but there were plenty of things going on last week to cause me a great deal of stress, but I felt ok until yesterday and then the exhaustion suddenly hit me all at once. I made an effort to get out in the sun today to wash my car and do a little yard work before...

My thoughts after 10th week of P90X3

This week felt more intense than the previous week. You don’t really get anything even resembling a break until Pilates X on day 5 and then Dynamix on day 7. For those who have asked, today is day 70 of 90 for me. I like to track my progress by weeks instead of days because a goal of “13 weeks” feels like less of a slog than “90...

My thoughts after 9th week of P90X3

This was the first week of Block 3. The first block repeated a series of 7 conditioning videos for 3 weeks, followed by a less intense sequence of videos for the recovery week. The second block repeated a series of 7 more intense strength and interval training videos, followed by a slightly different sequence of less intense videos during the second recovery...

My thoughts after 8th week of P90X3

This week was the recovery week for Block 2. This block was more intense than the first one. The biggest improvements I noticed were that I feel more flexible than I did in the beginning, my balance is better, and push ups and pull ups are getting a little easier. I was also lifting heavier weights by the end than when I started. My nutrition wasn’t...