Category Archives: Health & Fitness

P90X Final 90 Day Results with Before and After Pictures and Measurements

Sometime around mid 2010, I came to the realization that I really wasn’t happy with how I looked or felt, and that in order to achieve my goals, I had to change this NOW.  I decided to achieve the level of success I wanted, fitness and nutrition would have to become a key part of my lifestyle.  I also decided that I would have to Look and Feel successful in order to Be Successful! Continue reading

P90X 60 Day Results with Before and After Pictures and Measurements

It’s been 60 days of working out with the P90X Home Fitness program, and I continue to be amazed that it’s possible to get such dramatic results in such a short time!  Up to this point, I haven’t missed a single workout, which means working out 6 days a week with an optional 7th day of either stretching or resting.  Most Sundays I do the stretch routine, which is about an hour and I’m always thankful after wards. Continue reading

P90X 30 Day Results with Before and After Pictures and Measurements

After 30 days of P90X and successfully making it through Phase 1, I’m amazed with the results so far, and feeling completely motivated to make it through to the end of the program.

As I promised earlier, I’m posting some pictures of my 30 day results, along with some basic stats to show the changes. Before I post my pictures, just a few words about the first 30 days. Continue reading

P90X – Power Extreme 90 Week Three Review

I’ve made it through week three of P90X and I have to say, overall I’m feeling great.  I felt like I hit a wall on Tuesday, but worked my way through to finish the week, and now I’ve started the fourth week, which is a recovery week and different than the first three weeks (Yoga X twice this week – not too happy about that).

I’m also very happy with the results I’m seeing after only three weeks.  I’m not placing too much importance on my measurements until the 30 day mark (the end of round one), but I’m down about 2.5 – 3% body fat Continue reading

P90X – Power Extreme 90 Week Two Review

I just completed two entire weeks of the P90X program, and today starts week three for me.  It’s been a challenging two weeks, although week two went much better than week one, as evidenced by the fact that there will be no soreness meter this week!  I also have seen noticeable improvements, which I’ll talk about in my recap at the end of this article. Continue reading

P90X – Power Extreme 90 Week One Review

This is my first official (personal) review of the P90X workout system.  I’ve just completed day 2 of the second week (Plyometrics), so this is a good time to give my thoughts on the first week of the program.

I wanted to quit after two days. The second day,  I was so sore I asked my wife to put my dinner in a blender and feed me through a straw  so I didn’t have to move (well, I wanted to)!  More on that later. Continue reading

P90X – The Power 90 Extreme Home Fitness Program Overview

In Part 1 and Part 2, I wrote about my decision to start the P90X program, how I motivated myself and made the commitment to complete P90X, and why I chose P90X.

I haven’t really talked much about the P90X program itself, though.  This is an overview of the P90X workout program.  I’ll try to keep this article as factual as possible, and leave my personal opinions and recommendations for my updates and final review. This will be a long article, as I’m trying to be as thorough as possible so you’ll know what to expect. Continue reading

Committing to be Healthy and Fit with P90X – Part 2

In the first part of this article, Committing to be Healthy and Fit with P90X – Part 1, I talked about my decision to begin working out using the P90X program, and eating healthy foods using the P90X Meal Plan.

I went over the excuses I used to not work out or worry about my eating habits (for the last 20 years), and my motivation and plan that gives me the confidence that this time I will succeed,  no matter what!

But Why P90X?

First off, let me start by saying that I’m in no way affiliated with P90X. I’m not a P90X coach, and I’m not part of any P90X affiliate programs.  I’m just sharing my personal experience to help hold myself accountable, and to help inspire others that are considering taking on the P90X program, or any other plan to improve their health and fitness. Continue reading

Committing to be Healthy and Fit with P90X – Part 1

What does P90X have to do with success?  Well, I’m a firm believer that the benefits from working out regularly and eating well play a huge role in your success.  The self-confidence, abundance of energy, and overall health you’ll gain from a proper workout and nutrition should not be overlooked,  as they are a key part of achieving success.

But getting in shape (and staying in shape), eating healthy foods and living a healthy lifestyle is much easier said than done.  Most of us realize how important this is, but we just can’t manage to pull it off. Continue reading