Friday, May 28, 2010

The importance of eating "Clean"

I have been eating clean for about a month now and let me tell you how I can really see and feel the difference. Since I have started this I have lost 13lbs and TWO inches off of my waist! I have never really been that focused on loosing weight since it took me so long to get there but loosing this much is making feel great and more confident!

When I made the decision to eat healthier my weight reached an all time high of 212lbs. Let me remind you again I was not really interested in loosing that much weight. At the time I started I just wanted to loose about 5 maybe 10lbs. I didn't want to be one of those small fit guys. I wanted to turn the fat I had into strong lean muscle.

That was a month ago. Now my goals have changed. I want to be at a more healthy weight for my height. Iam 5'11" so my targeted weight for now is around 190. And if I keep eating like I have been I will get there in no time. Let me tell you how body reacted to this change of lifestyle.

I was an avid Dr. Pepper drinker. Dr. Pepper is my love when it comes to beverages. But one day I ran out of them at home and only had my wife's FUZE drinks. So I decided to drink one with my lunch. I ended up really liking it. Then three days went by and I didn't even notice that I haven't even had a Dr. Pepper. It was time to go to the store and my wife bought more flavors of those FUZE drinks to try and a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper. So I started drinking the FUZE drinks with meals and any other time felt thirsty. Its been 4 weeks since then and today I have had my 2Nd Dr. Pepper out of that pack. Wow it has been a journey.

During this month I made sure that I ate breakfast within about an hour after waking up. I would then workout with P90X and then eat a snack. Usually a good protein bar. Then I would eat lunch before going to work. And on my off days I would stick to the rule of not eating past seven. I noticed that I had more energy throughout the day and craved healthier things. It felt great not feeling like I needed a nap in the middle of the day.

Wednesday 5/26/10:
After my sons graduation started my binge. We went to O'Charlies for supper but it was way too late to eat supper for me since I stuck to not eating past seven. That night I ate sensibly having cedar plank salmon with asparagus. However I ruined it with a Dr. Pepper AND a beer.
Thursday 5/27/10:
The next day I woke up and missed breakfast. I only had a protein bar. Then I missed lunch because we waited on my little girl to wake up. So I opted for another protein bar. So far that day I had not had anything that was real food. Then for supper we went to Pizza Inn where I had another Dr. Pepper. Later that night I had a pounding headache and felt extremely sluggish. So I tried taking a nap and missed my workout. Then I went to bed supper late, and woke up way too early.
Today friday 5/28/10:
We where in a rush this morning so I only had a protein bar for breakfast. I also missed my workout for the second day in a row this morning. My mother then wanted to take us out to eat so we went to her favorite Chinese restaurant. you guessed it I had another Dr. Pepper. Now its time for supper and I want something that is quick and easy. So I had a Digorno pizza. and now I feel like I need a nap.

So after all of this I can personally say that starting your day off right makes a difference in how your body responds throughout the day. On the days I missed breakfast I ended up missing my workouts, craved bad foods for lunch and supper, and I felt sluggish throughout the day. And you cant forget my craving for Dr. Pepper came back.

I highly encourage you to start eating healthy today if you want good results. Now I'm not saying to put yourself on a diet. I wouldn't even dare consider this a diet, because diets usually fail. I have proved to myself that I can eat what I want and loose weight. When I say that ate healthy on those days. That meant that I did not go out to eat, I did not have fast food, but I did eat very good meals that YOU can find at your grocery store that is healthy and tastes great. My wife and I fixed those TGI Friday stir frys. The Cajun chicken and shrimp is my favorite. We also had other stir fys that taste great too. Just look through your freezer section and pick ones that you think you might like. Most of them are pretty healthy and fill you up just enough to get you to the snack. Now let me give you the schedule that worked for me.

8:30am wake up & take son to school
9:40am Eat breakfast (I had a peanut butter & jelly sandwich)
10:30am workout
12:00pm End of workout, snack (protein bar)
12:30pm Lunch
1:40pm off to work
3:50pm Snack
5:20pm Supper
7:50pm Snack
11:15Pm home
12-100 Bed

Now this is the schedule that worked for me. Of course everyone has a different lifestyle so you will have to modify this for yourself. The most important thing is that you just pay attention to your body and eat when you feel hungry.

As long as you stick something close to that you will see results fast! My first month with working out only with P90X and not changing my eating habits I did not loose a pound. Nor did I really see the results I wanted. I have now lost 13lbs and 2inches off of my waist just by changing my eating habits!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Original P90X Vs Ebay copies or burned copies

I was reading a post on one of my friends facebook pages and it hit right at home to me. When I was looking to purchasing P90X I could not afford the full price of $120.00 So after searching my wife found what she thought was good deal on Ebay for $60.00 from a place out of china. when it arrived it came with everything or so I thought.

One of my friends also bought P90x the same month I did. However he chose to spend the $120.00. He got all of the online support and motivation and I was just left in the water drown. After about a month of working out with it I started to go into the next phase and when I put in the Chest, Shoulders and Triceps DVD it did not work. So I then decided to check all of the DVDs. The Kenpo Cardio X did not work properly and the two bonus workouts that are on the "Learn how to bring it" DVD was not even there. Again I was furious and it was too late to send it back.

So after all of that it left me confused and well lets just say mad I started really researching P90X. I went to the main web site and found the business that published P90X. That company was Beachbody. I then found all of that online support that my friend was talking about. So I created a profile that was completely free, and found all of the wonderful things that Beachbody had to offer. I was then assigned a coach. If I had bought P90X from the main web site then I would have access to all that right away! that was when I found out that Beachbody CEO Carl Daikler could have gone to retail stores to sell the products to a more wide spread consumer. But instead he decided to give people an opportunity to make money and get fit with the programs they use. He created Team Beachbody. So When a customer orders a product from the company they are assigned a coach. And from there that person will get all the help and support they need to reach their goals.

I started getting back into working out with the motivation from Team Beachbody. After about two months of working out I was encouraged to become a coach. I knew that this is what I wanted to do right away. I knew that this could be my way of reaching out and doing my little part to help change the world.

So If you are looking to buy P90X or Insanity Or any other Beachbody product I highly recommend you buy from a coach or at least from the main website. Don’t short hand yourself like I did. Don’t waste money like I did. You will not get the quality of product or that help and support you need to reach the goals you want with any other company or from buying off of Ebay or Amazon. As A coach Iam not allowed to burn or sell through Ebay of Amazon. So DO NOT believe those other websites that claim they are licensed seller of P90X. They don’t exist. the only way you can buy a Beachbody product is through Infomercials, the main website or from a coach. Yes it may be a little more expensive but the pay off is so much better. and you will given the opportunity to help other people reach their goals.

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My story

Two years ago I concidered myself pretty healthy and on my way to being what I would concider "fit". I was at my targeted weight which was around 195 and I was looking pretty good. No gut, Nice arms and I was pretty strong for working out everyday for two hours.

Then one day while riding my bike I was ran off the road by someone who was not paying attention. I had to have an emergency sergery on my left wrist due to a broken Scafoid bone (that is the small joint bone that controlls most of the movement your wrist). After a little more than 3 months of being in a cast and not having the motivation to workout for being on pain meds, I had gained 15 more pounds and loosing 65% of movement in my left hand. I lost most of everything I worked so hard for.

Now Im ready to get back into the game and change something about my life, and with the help of Tony Horton and P90X Im going to achieve what I want. So far I have lost 10lbs of weight and I have gained a full inch in my arms! Starting to see changes in my gut. No abs yet but I can feel them wanting show under a layer of fat.

Let me tell you a little bit about my struggles with P90X. P90X is NOT for the faint of heart. You have to be dedicated to the program to see results. But if you do what you can and forget the rest you will get where you want to be. I started out at 210lbs. After 30 days into ti I lost and inch around my waist and gained an inch in my arms, and gained a half an inch around my chest. However during the recovery week of the first month I did not drink enough water one day and ended up pulling my groin. Talking about very painful. So I decided to take a break in order to heal. That turned into a week and a half before I felt good enogh to start back with it. Then my wife had our precious little girl! So you can imagine what happened to my workouts then. With little sleep it was hard to get motivated to get back on.

So with that said I have only completed a full 30 days of P90X. Now since my little girl is starting to get into a regular nap schedual. Im staring back with the workouts. And Now Iam a Beachbody coach so I feel more obligated to stay compliant with the program. Im changing the way I eat and cutting back on my Dr. Pepper. I never once thought I could keep myself from drinking my beloved drink but all of that sugar isnt going to help get the results I want.

If you want to join me in reaching my goals or if you are unhappy with the way you look, wether you want to loose just 5lbs for the summer or you need to loose a lot of weight I will help you get there. Beachbody has a program for everyone out there so dont be affraid. No gym memberships, and best of all no one will have to see you workout. I know that feeling. You walk into that gym for the first day and you feel that everyone is staring at you thiking 'why is he in here?' Well let me tell you, everyone has their starting points. But you can get the results you want in YOUR own living room on YOUR time. Then go back to that gym when you have reached your goals and people will be asking you what you did to look so good!