Posts Tagged ‘P90X’

Well, I’ve started my second round of P90X this week. I can already tell I’m gonna really have to “bring it” until I get a new workout partner. Why, you ask? Well, during my first round of P90X, my wife worked out with me, and we had an incredible journey together. Like me, she got great results, too. She is starting a new program – TurboFire. I may have to jump in and join her on my cardio days just to see what it’s about. It should be interesting since I have two left feet. I will be blogging about that in the upcoming weeks.

My wife and I getting ready to run the 2011 Dallas Rock & Roll Half Marathon - one month before starting P90X. We run together even though we don't actually run together. 😉

I love working out with others. It motivates me, I have fun, and most importantly it holds me accountable. It’s amazing the number of people who purchase in-home-fitness programs or have gym memberships that barely use them. Around 60% of people that start out on a fitness journey fail. You could say, “Old habits die hard!” That’s why we need to create new habits. That’s why we need accountability.

Accountability, simply put, keeps us committed to the decisions we have made. Let’s face it, we are all accountable to something or someone…spouse, house payment, coach, God/faith. So why not our health? It’s important. That’s why I decided to become a Team Beachbody Coach. I knew that when I finished my journey that I would want to pay it forward to someone with similar goals, so if you want me to help you and hold you accountable,my support is free-of-charge.(Really!) I also knew that I needed to be accountable to someone who could raise my fitness level. Thanks, Coach Sean. You’re awesome at what you do. Be sure to check out his blog, too.

Your health and well being are important. Not just for you, either, but for the rest of your family. I don’t know about you, but I want to be around a while to grow old with my Love and see my kids grow up. Being accountable to others brings out the best in us. We are better together. Even during our workouts.


My mind is frozen right now. It’s summer time, the kids are out of school, and it’s way too hot to play outside. On a day like today I would normally take them to the pool, but with a 6-year-old, 4-year-old, and 14 month old that is a challenge in itself. That is not going to happen. So what did I do to fit in exercise? (Remember I started my second round of P90X yesterday?!)

Well, I attempted to workout in the garage this morning. Normally my kids will chill long enough for me to “bring it” with Tony, but for some reason after the long holiday weekend they were way wound up. SO, I got through 20 minutes of Plyo, and since 10 this morning it has been a long Press Pause.

So my workout had to wait. Until now. I’m off to “bring it” in the peace and solitude of my garage while my wife puts the kids to bed. And yes, I’m starting Plyo all over again from start to finish! My health is important, so I make time for it. It is not always convenient, but I do it.

Are you making time for your fitness? How do you make it work with your family?

"Meaty Goliath" by celebmuscle via flickr

Today marks a new journey in fitness as I begin another 90 days of P90X. Growing up I always found it extremely difficult to put on lean muscle mass. I tried every fitness program until I ran across P90X. Like most people, I was one of those guys who was up late one night watching infomercials; and found P90X. As I watched the results of testimony from others on what P90X did for them and saw with my own eyes their transformation pics I thought what the heck I will give it a shot. And I’m so glad I did. Both my wife and I completed the full 90 days and our lives have been changed for the better. During this second round I am going to try and build upon what already is a solid foundation as I attempt to add more muscle mass. Two of the things I will be doing differently are lowering my rep count and adding some resistance like a weighted vest.

The P90X newsletter has an excellent article on gaining mass during P90X for men who want to put on size.