Youtube link: Marc's P90X arrives from FED-EX
Okay here's what is happening in the land of Marc:
1. I misread my blood/lab results. Lessons learned - Let Doctor's do the doctoring. Bottom line - I am healthy overall. Thank You to all that expressed concerns over my health. I don't have the big "A" or the Big "B" - I also am cleared for strenuous exercise. Which brings me to el numero dos:
2. I am starting the P90X Doubles Extreme Home Fitness Workouts on Monday - December 2, 2013. These workouts are six days per week. On the seventh day you stretch. I will be on this regimen for 90 days which ends March 1st, with March 2nd being the day I get after pictures taken. I have become a member of teambeachbody.com and have a coach and am also part of a P90X challenge group.
I have a blog at teambeachbody.com that I am writing in everyday, since my P90X arrived about a week ago. The challenge group that is doing P90X...we all start on Monday the 2nd. I am required to log in my workouts at that website, my fit test, my before pics and other requirements in order to be eligible for the daily cash drawings of 500 dollars, as well as the monthly drawing for 1000 dollars and the ultimate beachbody.com challenge. One male and one female will win 100,000 dollars. That's a lot of bling!
This requires time and energy devoted to P90X and takes me away from blogging here. So I will not be here as often for the next 90 days. I need to devote my energies to achieving this physical transformation goal 100 percent, with like minded individuals that are eating the same foods and performing the same exercises as myself. I don't take myself seriously, (seriously...I don't;) but I am taking this challenge seriously. Because seriously...I want to succeed at it 100 percent. And I can only succeed 100 percent if I give it 100 percent of my very best.
I'm not posting all 12 of my beach body "before" pics here that I snapped on Friday. They are before pics for beachbody.com Besides, we know my before didn't start in November 2013. It started in December 2011. Back when I weighed 281.5 pounds and had the belly to prove it.
Well now I still have some belly fat to lose. So for this Blog my P90X before photos are really my "between" photos. Wouldn't you agree? Between the sag of my deflated belly, and the hernia surgery I had in August, (factor in age over 55) and viola - I've got a saggy pleated wrinkly belly that is in need of a tummy tuck, or rubbed daily with Preparation H suppository cream.
Why would a sane person rub their skin with Preparation H!?! Well I've heard it's the Hollywood secret for reducing swelling and fine lines and bags around the eyes. Why wouldn't it work on the skin that sags around the umbilicus (navel)? LOL! Just use a little more. I think it states this on the box - to reduce swelling.
Anyway...I've got fat to burn and muscle to build. I figure why try and reinvent the wheel. P90X is a proven performer with a great track record of people who have made the decision. Their motto: DECIDE - COMMIT - SUCCEED. So that is what I am doing. I've decided,
I've been committed I'm committed. Now I am taking the leap of faith that I will succeed.
YouTube link: Indiana Jones - Leap of Faith
To succeed at something like this means you follow the plan/guidelines, instructions/directions to the letter. You have to believe it will achieve the desired results. Do your best and forget the rest. Because of time constraints - I will do less blogging here. I will be vlogging here, over the next 90 days. On the weekends I am adding Burpees, Spear throwing, and Sand Bag carrying for Spartan Sprint training with the guys half my age. Climbing hills too, weather permitting.
I also want to publicly apologize to everyone if I posted something that offended any of my readers. I'm a guy, and not very polished in words, manners or deeds. There have been times I've left comments here and on others blogs, that in hindsight were not what should have been said. We should all be supportive of each others efforts, and lift each other up, not leave comments that are sexist, guy humor, demeaning, or tear and pull each other down in any way, sort or fashion. If you are one of the many I may have offended, please accept my regretful acknowledgement that I'm a dim witted knuckle head...with much to learn in this life.
I also am publicly apologizing to Leslie. I'm a subscriber to her blog and am truly amazed at what she has accomplished. She is a kind and gentle spirit that deserves only the best life has to offer. Not negative judgment for food choices. I wish her and her hubby only the very best life has to offer.
So...now that you've seen the old man topless...be honest. Doesn't that belly tissue around the naval kind of remind you of something horrid from the movie The Thing (1982)...like there is something moving around inside the pleated area:
Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjIXwkX1e48
Because with all the shape shifting that I've experienced as of late...something strange is going on...who yah gonna call - I'm calling Tony Horton! Here's to arriving to the shape you desire! All the best to you AND to me, always and everyday, but especially the next 90 + days - cheers!