I've been meaning to post in this thread for a while now, but I kept on getting side tracked with other topics. Between turning 40 later this year and all the fantastic progress you all have been making in getting fit, I decided to get off my but and get in shape.
It has been years since I did any regular exercise, so after the holidays I decided to start out slow by changing my eating habits and getting daily exercise. From past experience if I jumped right into it, I knew I would start out strong then peter off after a week or so when "something" would come up. I wouldn't intend for it to happen, but I knew that there would be a day when I would be too busy or have other plans and I would put off the workout to the next day. Then the next day there would be something else, so I would tell myself to hit it harder the next day. So on and so on .... until I was not working out at all.
I figured by starting small I could change my habits slowly, thus making them really stick. I started by eating breakfast, packing my lunch and taking light snacks (carrot sticks, yogurt, fruit, etc.) to work for the day. Then cut my portions down a little at a time at dinner. I also started waking every day at work. I'm lucky that my building is HUGE and I can get in just under a 2 mile loop, buy walking once around the + shape of the halls at the Chrysler Tech Center. After a few weeks of walking at work I also added walking on the Treadmill at home on the weekends or when I was too busy at work to get in my walk.
After about a month of walking and eating right, new good habits were replacing old bad ones. After 2 months the walking was getting easier and I felt I needed a tougher workout. I knew I needed something structured. A workout that was already planned and laid out for me to get the best bang for my buck if you will. I decided the best way for that to happen was to "Bring It".
I'd seen Romes results. I knew my brother-in-law was in the middle of it. A buddy at work got back into his college football days shape. So I decided P90X here I come.
I stared this past Monday and just completed Yoga X tonight. And I thought Plyometrics was hard.
Here are my stats from the beginning of the year.
Goal: 200 Lbs
01/04/10 : 236.0 lbs
01/11/10 : 235.2 lbs (-0.8)
01/18/10 : 233.2 lbs (-2.0)
01/25/10 : 231.0 lbs (-2.2)
02/01/10 : 230.2 lbs (-0.8)
02/08/10 : 226.6 lbs (-3.6)
02/15/10 : 226.0 lbs (-0.6)
02/22/10 : 225.0 lbs (-1.0)
03/01/10 : 223.0 lbs (-2.0)
03/08/10 : 221.4 lbs (-1.6)
03/15/10 : 224.6 lbs (+3.2)
03/22/10 : 220.6 lbs (-4.0) Started P90X
Any tips for me Rome or Rob?