P90X2 – 13 Weeks to the New Year!

WOW! I just came to the realization that September is almost over! Only 13 more full weeks before the end of 2014! This time last year I was recovering from the Bakersfield Triathlon (Olympic Distance). That was the last race of my 2013 Season and probably the start of my physical decline in 2014. At the time I was thinking that I could just take a few months off and get back into it slowly. One excuse after another allowed me to undo much of the training I had spent that season gaining. Since then I have not completed a full Beachbody Training Program, I slipped back into eating some of the foods that are not good for me, and my functional triathlon training took a back seat. About the same time (October) my hamstring issue started to rear it’s ugly head. I began to pull away from all training. After a few months, I started to justify to myself that I wasn’t riding my bike since I had yet to receive my Falco V from my new sponsor Falco Bike. I lied to myself and said that I didn’t feel right riding the Trek because I was “sponsored” by another company. I started and stopped a bunch of the programs I had already completed before, but I didn’t get anything going enough to get me out of my funk. So now here I am a year later, having gone through rehab on my spine, I am a little slower and justifiably so, but I am focused and determined to make this next season count. This past June, when I thought I was going to power out the Ironman Lake Tahoe, I had pledged to start and finish at least 13 weeks of P90X2. Well I am going to renew this pledge. I have completed this program before and it led me to amazing results physically and mentally. Yes mentally. There is something about committing to, and completing, a 90 Day Health and Fitness Program that makes you feel like you can do just about anything. Working out every day, eating clean, and focusing on personal development is just about as good as it gets when you are trying to get yourself on the right track regardless of being an athlete or not. And by starting today I will be done with the 13 weeks just before New Years! Insuring that I finish off this year by being stronger, faster, and healthier than I have ever been. That is the goal and I am sticking to it this time. No more excuses. There is an Ironman course with my name on it in 2015 and I will kick its ass! Bring it!

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Ready to Start Another Round of P90X2

I was going to say tomorrow, but I guess it is already here. So TODAY I am starting my second round of P90X2. This will be at least a 13 week Challenge, maybe longer? It was a little less than a year ago that I started my journey back to becoming a healthy person again. Beachbody provided the avenue for me to do this successfully and so with Beachbody I am staying. P90X got me the major transformation and P90X2 took me that next step forward to be competitive in a few triathlons this past season. Today I start it all over and I am going to attack P90X2 with definite purpose. The triathlon season starts back up in March for me and I am so excited for this opportunity to be where I need to be in my training once the 2013 season hits! So just like I did with the Asylum, I will be posting my meals and training in a daily log format. So follow me on this fitness journey over the next three or so months. I will do what I can to make it interesting. Who knows I just might inspire a few people to take on a Challenge of their own? I hope it’s you!