I hope I get this right with a Blog post of 90 entries so this entry may be separate from the Tagged posts, I hope that is clear later. I hope I can sneak in pix and videos. I expect to add Gym work and the best nutrition plan I have used to date. I should be drinking only water, protein or juice smoothies and maybe some type of recovery drink. I will make notes as I go. There may be a P90X3 Classic Blog that includes this post, some nutrition and stuff and a sub-blog of 90 posts just on the workouts. We'll see. I see I have a P90X3 Category. I will have this Prologue and other stuff there, it should be at the top. I will maybe do an entry today on the Fit Test and then maybe put Day One at the end of one of these 2. I'm not sure. I thought I had this figured out. Also, the original purpose of this was for students of mine at my training facility could look up in a public place and see that I had gone before them. As that is no longer the case and now this is a mostly personal journey, we'll see how much info I post and if I keep the postings up but it is very important to me to make the next 90days a very productive time. I hope not to strain myself to injury but if so, I want to get through the 90days. My goal will be increased muscle mass, decreased body fat, loss of at least 30lbs and then if I think I have a weight issue, I will be able to say to my Doctor that I have eliminated diet and exercise as a problem. Also, if I pursue my 3rd Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo, I want these goals done by then as well as part of that pursuit. The original intent of me signing up for Kung Fu lessons was to be more like Bruce Lee and less like maybe Sammo Hung. Lol. The only reason I'm putting this online therefore is to make an accountability record which of course, is less important now that I do not expect to open a commercial martial arts or training facility. Here goes.
I may update this post but currently my son and I are planning to attempt this again together beginning on Monday October 23, 2017. Apparently it's been 27 months since attempt 3! I was going to get started soon anyway. We will adapt if we can't do the workout together on a given day and sync up asap. We will try to follow the schedule and a sound diet plan. I expect this will be a Walk-Through as I'm not in better shape than when I first started which was apparently some years ago. Still I expect to do other exercise if necessary and monitor my diet and lose 22 pounds. I expect to do it again just to crush it and therefore it will be 180 days or 6 months-ish before I am finished. By then I expect to have a good nutrition plan in place and be in better physical condition. My doctor says I only need to lose weight but I think there is something else wrong with me. However, I should know in 94-184 days. The blog posts should be numbered 1-90 although I think there are more than 90 days in the program. I'll check that out. I should do the fit test on Fri or Sat if I'm starting on Monday. We should finish Attempt 4 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 according to my Google calendar. UPDATE: According to my notes... this will be the 8th attempt. Not the 4th. So I will start over. I hope to do the Fit Test and Photos today or tomorrow and start on Monday to finish on Saturday Feb 17, 2018.
We have fallen behind. Yoga will have to happen tonight. MAYBE I will pull out P90X Yoga to sort of make up for falling behind. I'll update the results later. I thought today was The Challenge or I'd have done this late last night and been off today to make up for not being off on Sunday. I very much plan to be off on Sunday and prep for week 4 although maybe I'll do P90X 1:45min Yoga and/or Dynamix on Sunday. We'll see when we get there. I'm looking forward to knocking out Week 3 and then Block 1 at the end of Week 4 and being 1/3 of the way through. Sooo... Satan (no kidding) has been busy distracting me. First I had something come up on Thursday night that kept me out late. Then I had to rush my wife to the Emergency Department at the hospital (she's fine now) and then the headlights went out on my car. So Yoga is done now but it's early on Monday AM and I'm 3 workouts behind and I'll be 4 behind if I don't knock out The Challenge before I go to bed and start Monday when I wake up. This was not the plan...
3rd week of Agility. I still have some problems with squatting low enough and jumping with my tremendous mass... and I think our 8x8 is not big enough for my son and I both to do this but we are now only about 7hrs behind schedule! This was a great workout though even with my modifications. I don't like it so much but I did get a lot of cardio benefit and I'm sure I got some stability etc in the knees and worked the core. We are into Week 3!
3rd Week of this. I loved it. We did it on the right day at about 5pm. So we are now not days behind and doing doubles but we are only 11.5 hrs behind a 5:30am workout schedule.
So... I have to recommend Leonard Wayne's book Higher and Higher and The Bible. Satan is trying to interfere. I had Sat well in hand to finish the week and it did not happen for some conspicuous reasons... goofy, one-off stuff happened several times and I didn't get to The Warrior (Day 13) until Day 14, today Sunday June 21, 2015. But it was AWESOME! I felt great a the end. At the cooldown I was sweating like I was melting. Truly this is great stuff. Works all parts of the body etc. But again, I can't bend well and I can't squat low and I don't know the issues with my gut and my knees but I am smart enough to avoid anything like or leading up to sharp pain so I again caution anyone not to do this program without access to a live person who can assist them with questions on specific moves they have trouble with. Not so much an issue with me on this except that I have to be careful jumping and squatting and I am. So week 2 is DONE. In the BAG. Next week on Sunday we will have finished 3 of 13 weeks and have only 10 left. And the week after that we will be finished with Phase 1 so milestones are coming up. WooHoo! I have a good handle on the discipline of getting this workout done and now I need to get the Bible and my work into shape and I will be on track. Praise the Lord! Thank you, Jesus!
Saturday. We had to finish CVX today (actually Sat Jun 20, 2015) and get caught up after midnight because of some work I'm doing at night. And it was AWESOME! I didn't get to post in real time but I LOVED CVX. It killed me. I was sore after but I felt great! There is NO EXCUSE not to do this program even when you feel tired, sick, etc. Just modify it. I was better at this than I was last week. I had more to post but suffice it to say that I felt so GREAT after this workout that I could not believe it. I know I said similar things in the past and with more detail but these workouts are awesome. And for whatever reason it seems that the sweat pours on the Cooldown. I think CVX may be my favorite workout. Later I will come back and edit the titles of the Workouts. I think for example this may be CVX3? I'm not sure. I'll look later but you get the idea. The Warrior was originally scheduled for Sat night June 20, 2015 but as I'm posting this after the fact I know that didn't happen, so check out tomorrow's Day 14 post.
OK. We are behind but I'm posting the Blog titles to match the scheduled Day to keep them and the count straight. They should sync up on Monday. Today we are doing The Challenge at 2pm Central and then CVX around 2am. That will put us on The Warrior for Sat Day 13 and give us Sun Day 14 to rest and I hope that all works out well. I'll update this later tonight after we have finished CVX and The Challenge both (which starts in a min) and have the ship righted as it were. I may paste this where it belongs later but The Challenge is done. I LOVE IT! I hit muscle failure 3 times even with lame, very-much-assisted pull-ups. CVX did not get finished until Saturday afternoon. See tomorrow's Day 13 post for more info.
Today we need to do a Triple to catch up. It is 6:30. We hope to do Agility and then Yoga back to back and be one day behind. I don't want to do any more doubles so if we can also do The Challenge tonight around 1am, we will and then we need 1 workout per day to finish up the week and we can get the time moved to 5:30am start by Monday I hope. I'm OK with Doing both Yoga and Dynamix on Sunday or even doing the 1:45min Yoga from P90X on Sunday, early to add more stress to the week and hit all the parts fully before Mon begins Week 3. Doubles will be impractical next week except to get ahead as Week 4 is not the same routine as Week 3 if that matters. My son leaves for Summer camp sometime around Week 5. I am not sure what the plan for us was then except that I may proceed and do those 2 weeks over when he gets back or insert a cleanse and/or time at the gym. We'll see. SO====== I posted that before we hit the mat. We did get through Yoga but not The Challenge. Read on as you like. We may still finish Week 2 by Sat night and rest on Sun or do Yoga/Dynamix or both. (Note from tomorrow's post... yes I posted and came back to put this here:
I may paste this where it belongs later but The Challenge is done. I LOVE IT! I hit muscle failure 3 times even with lame, very-much-assisted pull-ups.)
Finally we started late on Wed, finished Total Synergistics for Day 8... and moved straight into Agility for about 3mins when we had to stop for food and then finish a Double but I fell asleep after we cleaned up and we are still behind. Next week there will have to be no compromises and we need to get this knocked out at 5:30am and move on with the day. We expect we can finish out this week by Sat.