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.
Here we go, starting 14 hours late on the 2nd attempt. This is Day One of 90 which I think is 13 weeks. The blog entries should match the days. That has been an issue in the past. I expect it not to be an issue this time. Monday Dec 22, 2014. I will come back and edit this with the end date and such later but I wanted to start the blog now. We are not planning to do before and After pix apparently. I may go ahead and do measurements and pix tomorrow. I'm basically at the weight I originally started. 221lbs. But my waist is still smaller from dropping an inch or two last time. Pants I could not button until I got into the program before, still fit although I've gained weight back. So bodyshaping is happening. This program is intended to get my son moving all his parts mostly, we need a consult for him because of his shoulders at least. It is pending. And for me, it is part of my mission to get to 176 pounds. I need to get to 188 pounds before I reconsider my exact end goal but I need to get to 188 for a few reasons and extra muscle definition and such is fine but I will worry about that really only after I hit 188. Pix and perhaps video blogs to follow. Again.
Here is an Outstanding example from Sam "Sonny" Bright, Jr., a Natural Bodybuilder competing in the INBF at least: Excellent article from the Daily Mail in the UK http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2559239/Age-state-mind-The-70-year-old-body-builder-abs-men-half-age-shame.html Augusta Chronicle link: http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-10/age-doesnt-define-70-year-old-bodybuilder INBF: http://worldnaturalbb.com/
Tony Horton says in P90X3 (I'll look up which workout), that "Getting old is for people who don't know better." Here is an Outstanding example from Sam "Sonny" Bright, Jr., a Natural Bodybuilder competing in the INBF at least: Excellent article from the Daily Mail in the UK http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2559239/Age-state-mind-The-70-year-old-body-builder-abs-men-half-age-shame.html Augusta Chronicle link: http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-10/age-doesnt-define-70-year-old-bodybuilder INBF: http://worldnaturalbb.com/ Arthur's amazing story is a film: http://www.inspiredthemovie.com/ Amazing story of perseverance, fitness and humanity from Bodybuilding Champ, Mr. America Jim Morris:
I think this is what I'm migrating toward. http://www.paleodietsolution.com/book.html But after nosing around the internet and finding a food chart, maybe not yet. There is much conflicting advice on what to eat and I think most of it comes from the varying types of sources. If it is all natural and organic and GMO-free I think I have many options. I'm thinking Paleo filters out a lot that could easily not be natural/organic/GMO free. But P90X3, Paleo and Dr. Joel Furhman all seem to have great plans but they conflict. Furhman loves Beans for example.
I recently posted this as a reply and may expand more info here later A good article on post workout nutrition, you need to eat Immediately after your workout: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/berardi4.htm
Shout out to Mike and Becky at Skinny Lane Farm! http://www.skinnylanefarm.com/ I've worked on the farm with both the produce and the awesome Little House! Visit their site and tell them Doug sent you. Better yet, go work for food! It is a great way to improve the quality of your nutrition and burn a few hundred calories. Maybe I'll see you there.
My Mom actually called me to tell me about the Food Babe. She doesn't use the Internet much so I had to track this down. It looks like she is doing some good work so I'll give her a plug and some encouragement. Rock on, Food Babe! http://foodbabe.com/ Here is a bit from her site: Vani Hari ‘s Professional Bio: Vani Hari started FoodBabe.com in April 2011 to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. She teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world. The success in her writing and investigative work can be seen in the way food companies react to her uncanny ability to find and expose the truth.