Less money, less nutrition, more weight

October 30, 2010

I read a very interesting fact today.  In the 1960’s Canadians spent on average 18.7% of their total spending budget on food.  This percentage dropped constantly to just over 10% of total spending by 2008. And yet, despite spending less money on food our society today is grossly overweight?  Why? In the 1960’s people ate […]

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Workout 5 – P90X Yoga, sort of

October 30, 2010

Ok I am not a yoga fan.  This is just way too boring.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a seriously hard workout, especially if you do not have great flexibility (and I do not).  But really, too darn boring.  And too much upside down.  No, not going to do this one again. What I […]

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Workout 4 – Trainer Day

October 30, 2010

Today was a day when my personal trainer was scheduled to come by.  I gave her the choice of “legs and back’ or ‘shoulders and arms’ which were the two P90X muscle groups that I had not completed yet. She chose to work with legs & back and add some core in for good measure.  […]

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Day 6 – Kenpo X

October 26, 2010

As I near the end of the first week of P90X, I had my first exposure to Kenpo, which is essentially a boxing, kicking and martial arts style workout.  Having now gone through the first week, it’s easy to summarize how the P90X workouts are structured: they alternate between resistance training and cardio work. So, […]

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Day 5 – P90X – Legs & Back

October 25, 2010

After doing the P90X Yoga X workout yesterday, it was refreshing to get back to a more traditional (for a guy) workout.  Legs & Back is exactly what it sounds like: traditional leg and back exercises. I’ve done lunges, squats and chin-ups before, and this workout has lots of squats, lunges and chin-ups, so I […]

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Workout 3 – I Crashed

October 25, 2010

How many ways can you say I’m sore?!  My arms are still definitely recovering from my first workout and I am feeling a little sluggish.  Two solid workouts in a row are starting to show.  But, nevertheless, my adjusted routine called for Plyometrics so that’s what I tried. Plyometrics is largely jump training.  I kept […]

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Workout 2 – Cardio X

October 24, 2010

For my first in-between cardio day I decided to try the Cardio X part of the P90X program.  Cardio X is one of the easier routines in the program and, other than the opening Yoga segment, I was able to work through the routine.  The Yoga segment gave me a bit of difficulty primarily because […]

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Workout 1 – I don’t like push-ups

October 24, 2010

The P90X Chest & Back routine was my introduction to the P90X program and it is no laughing matter.  I found out very quickly just how extreme it really is. There are a ton of push-ups in this routine, so if you don’t like push-ups, your in trouble. Exercises in the P90X Chest & Back […]

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P90X For Real People

October 24, 2010

I am a winter workout person.  During the summer months I am more than active enough gardening a two acre property and keeping moving outdoors.  It’s only in the winter that I am less active and so need to follow a more routine workout schedule.  In the past this has meant having a personal trainer […]

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Day 4 – P90 X Yoga X

October 24, 2010

For the first time in my life, I did Yoga.  I’m a guy, so up to this point I have seen no point in yoga.  However, since Day 4 of the P90X program is 90 minutes of yoga, I gave it a try. Before I did, I fast forwarded through the DVD to see what […]

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