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Recently my husband and I lost 30 pounds each by following the Weight Watchers program. My husband's triglycerides have gone down from 168 to 89. Yea! Since we started I have noticed more and more people working on weight loss and healthier living. I have been following Jason's progress with his program and today I see that John is sharing his weight loss journey, too.
A short while ago, Mr. Jason Crouch wrote a post about his diet. If you have kept up with his posts or twitter updates, you may know that he has already lost 30+ pounds. Well, we were talking about 2 weeks ago about what he was doing and the different iPhone Applications that helped him acheive this goal (and he is not done yet).
Well, after talking with him about it and talking with my friend about an infomercial I was watching (P90X), I decided I needed to do something about my weight as well. As it turns out, my friend has this system in his house and only lasted the first week. He claimed it was a tough program and his schedule just became too busy.
I did a little research and asked if I could borrower it for at least 30 days (its a 90 day workout program for those of you that are not familiar). If after 30 days, I have stuck with it (which I COMPLETELY intend on doing) then I will purchase my own.
To keep me honest, I am stealing Jason's idea about going PUBLIC with my weight loss goal. This will keep me focused and accountable for my goal. My goal is to be around 205 pounds. As I get closer to this goal I may adjust it accordingly, which will depend on my muscle mass compared to fat percentage.
So, on Sunday morning I jumped on the scale. Although I was not happy with the initial reading, I was not surprised by it either... in other words, the scale was not kind to me...
Sunday evening I started the first day of my P90X program. As I mentioned, its a 90 day program, which for me will run from August 1st to October 30th. In addition to the workout program, you have to watch your diet. They have a recommendation, but I am currently watching what I eat, how much I eat, and ultimately counting my calories like a modified Weight Watches program.
Today is Day #4 ... YOGA. :-) I have not completed this exercise yet, but can imagine it will be tough. Its 92 minutes long. In previous years I have teased my wife about how easy Yoga is... although I had never taken a class. So, I imagine she will get a good laugh at me after this evenings workout.
The program is designed to have a 'Weight Lifting' day, then a 'Cardio' day. What do you think about Yoga? Is it tougher than it looks? I'll know for myself in about 4 hours, but wondered what you thought and how many AR members are Yoga fans.
To date, I have lost 3 pounds... and Im sore ALL over. Seems like a small number, but its only been 3 days. I dont expect to lost a pound a day, but a few pounds per week would be great.
If you have ever thought about P90X, I would certainly consider it. The only time I would not suggest investing your money is if you have back or knee problems. Some exercises may irritate an existing injury you have in those areas. It can be tough, but feels well worth it so far. I'm sure I'll keep you posted with the results as I go.
p.s. Did I mention that some how I got Jason Crouch to do it as well? It works out really well because we compare notes on the exercises and push each other. Besides going public with my weigh loss goal, one of the biggest motivators is that I have an accountabiity partner that checks in on me to keeps me honest.
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