Still Committed

First off, I’ve changed to a new blog theme. I figured it was more appealing than the previous theme, but I will be honest and say I don’t know how to remove the sponsored ads sidebar on the right.

I’m still committed to completing a full 90-day routine of P90x. Today is Day 5 of Week 3, and next week will be my first recovery week. Oddly enough, this week itself kind of feels like a recovery week, most likely because my body is used to doing the same workouts for three weeks in a row. After next week, however, I’ll be starting a new set of workouts for three weeks, as per the emphasized concept of ‘muscle confusion.’

Intensity Measure

A few months ago, Tony Horton wrote an article on his blog about how increasing the intensity of your life through a challenging daily routine, plus eating right and taking care of your body, will not only make you look better, but will also make you feel better than people who don’t. After only three weeks of P90x, I can confirm what Tony said is true – I feel as if I have much more energy and the stress that usually accompanies unpleasant moments in life seem to be lessened.

For people who want to read his blog post, you can find it here:

Things Can Always Go Wrong

A lot of people I know aren’t willing to participate in any sort of fitness routine. In fact, many of them refuse to even make their diets a little healthier by cutting down on one type of food or drink. This is quite unfortunate – even more so when something goes wrong in their life. Forrest Gump said it best: “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.” Being fit and in shape can greatly help us when we need to get out of a bind in life. It happened to me today in what started as a perfectly normal bike ride.

With only two months of summer left before I’ll be shipped off to college, I decided to join my friend Tyler in staying one night at Slippery Falls Scout Ranch to see my former scout troop and my first scoutmaster, Rick. On the day we planned to leave, I joined Rick on a bike ride around the camp. About three-quarters into the ride, he noticed my front tire was flat. Since this wasn’t the current scoutmaster’s bike that I had borrowed, riding on the bike and risking damage to the front tire is definitely not something I wanted to risk. Inevitably, I had to walk/run the bike back to camp, which was a little over a mile of distance to cover. That may not sound like a lot, and it isn’t if I was running by myself, but grab a bike and try to cover that distance without riding it and you’ll realize it takes a lot more effort. Thanks to P90x, however, I was able to cover the distance without feeling overly exhausted.

The simple moral of the story is that you never know what can happen, and when things go wrong, it’s best to be prepared, both physically and mentally. P90x can train both of those things, and I can’t wait to see what I’m capable of after I complete the ninety days.