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P90X Classic (Round 1) - Day 60 Results (9-11-09)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

It has been an amazing journey emoticon


(July 14, 2009 - September 11, 2009)
Weight...(B)=163...(A)157.8...(D)= - 5.2
Neck...(B)=15 1/2...(A)=15 1/2...(D)= 0
Chest...(B)=36 3/4...(A)=36 3/4...(D)= 0
Rt & Lt Arm (Flexed)...(B)=12 1/2...(A)=13 1/2...(D)= + 1
Waist...(B)=34 1/2...(A)=33...(D)= - 1 1/2
Hips...(B)=35 1/2...(A)=35...(D)= - 1/2
Rt & Lt Thigh...(B)=19 3/4...(A)=20 1/4...(D)= + 1/2
Percentage Body Fat...(B)=17.86%...(A)=14.87%...(D)= - 2.99%
Muscle Gain/Loss= + 3
Total Fat Gain/Loss= - 5 1/4

You may look at the numbers and see that some haven't changed since day 1. You have to remember something, fat is replaced by muscle. You will experience a curve in your health journey where you go downward (losing fat) then go back up (gaining muscle). That is why keeping a log is so important. It will show you what your body is doing so you won't be disappointed.


You will notice right above my shorts it curves out, that is actually my hip bone. It is going to be interesting to see how that shapes out as my health journey continues.

I see quite a bit of differences in this view in shoulders, neck, & stomach.

Jon, I don't think i'm going to make it to 17" this round, but I promise you I will make it!

Over all, I am happy with my results. To me, the most impressive aspect of this, is watching my body fat percentage go down. I want to thank everyone for your support and motivation. All you have been AMAZING!



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NOMORELIMITS 9/28/2009 2:32PM

You look awesome!

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TUMMY_GIRL 9/28/2009 11:31AM

    Congrats, holy the arms/shoulders are amazing, that must feel like a million bucks!

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2NDCHANCES 9/25/2009 6:24PM

    Yes, it has been an amazing journey & I have been lucky enough to see it from the beginning. I am so completely proud of you & the transformation in you.
You are DOING IT!!! emoticon

Your motivation and dedication are bar-none and the determination and energy you bring to everything you do (not just this) is admirable. You are my hero!!! emoticon
forever & always ur # 1 fan emoticon
xx me

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LSDALOIA 9/21/2009 8:44PM

    Even though I want to hate you because I outweigh you, I still gotta love you because you have such great results! WOWSER! Thanks for the free tickets to the gun show!

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DIVEGODDESS 9/19/2009 8:10PM

    wow!!! You've lost your love handles!!!

You look great!! keep it up!

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TOTS_ROCKS 9/19/2009 7:23PM

    ...and bringing up the rear on the comments... You are doing an amazing job!! Looking fantastic and sticking to the schedule!! I am in my last week starting tomorrow (had to make a minor adjustment last week due to finals at school, but that was completely worth it!!!) October 1, starting it all over again with P90X Lean and working towards even more improvement to start INSANITY in January!
Anyways, Eric, you are doing emoticon and I am proud of you!! emoticonand emoticon... keep it up!!!
emoticon ...ur COACH.... emoticon

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JONDECKER76 9/19/2009 6:18PM

    Wow- I'm 5 days late responding to this, I didn't see the post until just now! (Its been a busy week!)

Very excellent progress man! Your mid section has slimmed down tremendously, and your back is really looking ripped! Your lats are also getting wider at the top (got to love all those pullups!)

I'll meet you on the other side of day 90! Keep bringing it!

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JMW386 9/18/2009 8:43AM

  Wow - great results! I must have missed this when you first posted it. Its great to hear that you're seeing a difference in your body fat % too - I haven't had mine measured since I started, but I'm really hoping I see a difference there. Congratulations on the awesome job so far! Keep up the great work!!

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    Awesome results! Just wait until day 90! How's the 5K training going?

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RAINRUN 9/14/2009 12:23PM

    emoticongreat job!

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BIKERCHICK74 9/14/2009 9:03AM

    Eric... you looking great!!!!!

Keep up the good work....

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SUMITH2008 9/14/2009 7:45AM

    Damn dude! Awesome results! Congratulations on your hard work, i can really see increased muscle definition in your arms and back. *Cheers* Looking forward to your next 30 day progress. Way to GO!!!! BRING IT!

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KATSPAWPRINTS 9/13/2009 8:24PM

    Wow! Congrats, Eric! You gained an inch on your biceps in 60 days??? Dude... YOU ROCK! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLABBERMOUTH2 9/13/2009 5:05PM

    Eric, this set of photos are really amazing. Your hard work and dedication to this program is awe inspiring. Thanks for being transparent and taking us along on this journey you have undertaken.

Keep up the good work.


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SHERLYNN43 9/13/2009 9:46AM

    I never like numbers anyway. I think it's more important how your clothes fit and how you feel....than the numbers. You are right too....Fat IS replaced by muscle! Way to go on sticking with it!

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LCWELTER 9/13/2009 7:29AM

    I hope my results come out half that good!!! Great job, congrats and keep pushing play!!! emoticon

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RENA1965 9/13/2009 4:16AM

    Keep up the hard work, can see the difference!

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NSIMON116 9/12/2009 11:18PM

    I can see the difference and I know how hard your working. I know that phase III is going to be a big pay off for you! emoticon

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JEFFCANN 9/12/2009 10:46PM

    Congrats on your success with P90X. I've heard it's a good program for total body fitness.

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ZSAZSA4EVER 9/12/2009 10:45PM

    Wow, I can definitely see a difference! Hard work will pay off. You must be so pleased! I can see great definition in your arms and shoulders, as well as your back!

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What to expect for P90X - Phase 3

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Today was the beginning of my P90X Round 1 Phase 3. It felt like a workout family reunion. All kinds of memories came back to me of when I first started on this AWESOME workout journey. I remember how excited I was because of finally starting the program after my delay due to hyperextending my left knee.

I followed the instructions and kept up with my worksheet. I know what I did then and now I know what I need to do. It is like a test to see if you have been slacking or really been "BRINGING IT" As I was logging my results after every exercise, some exercises I doubled the amount of reps. There were also some that only increased by 5-10 reps. All of my pull-ups doubled. Some tripled :) I was pretty happy with todays results. I remember the Dive-Bombers being difficult for me to do. NOT anymore, I'm up there with the big boys now, LOL.

If you are in phase 1 now, I highly recommend keeping a log of what you are doing. After doing your first workout in Phase 3, you will be amazed on how your fitness level has increased. If you are serious about your health journey and you want to see results, you will do what it takes to achieve it.

This is just another stepping stone to proving how your fitness level increases every day, even when you think it doesn't. Keep on giving it your all every day!


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ALNEAGLE 9/9/2009 9:24AM

You're doing awesome!

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SHERLYNN43 9/9/2009 7:00AM

    It's exciting....seeing how far you've come! You are really doing great!!! Keep going!!!! You're an inspiration for the rest of us to kick it up a notch!!!
Sher emoticon

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NSIMON116 9/8/2009 9:31PM

    can't wait to get there!

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JKSTEIN123 9/8/2009 9:17PM

    The more I here about this program the more interested I become. Great job! emoticon

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JONDECKER76 9/8/2009 7:54PM

    I felt the exact same way as you Eric - it was refreshing to go back to some new exercises that we hadn't seen in a while! My numbers also increased by a fair margin (though definitely not by double!) , and it was really neat to look at my week 3 numbers and say "Huh, thats all I had!!?"

Good job!

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LSDALOIA 9/8/2009 6:29PM

    It sure is fun to go through all of those workouts again in phase 3. You're absolutely right -- it's like a workout buddy reunion.

I agree that it's important to use the tracking tools. It really shows how far you've come.

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JACKLIN11 9/8/2009 6:22PM

    Thats great I didn't start recording that stuff till phase 3 of round 1 but you can bet you bottom dollar that I am recording now. This program really works , if, you work it!

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    Can't wait to get there!

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RAINRUN 9/8/2009 5:22PM


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Monday, September 07, 2009

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emoticonall for the votes to be a "SparkPeople Motivator" emoticon

I want all of you to know that you motivate me just as much. I recall reading someone's blog, they were saying that they were on some popular weight watcher's program and they didn't receive half the support or motivation that they receive on SP. To me that is a major statement.

emoticon SP for providing a place for everyone around the world to be able to come together to motivate, support, encourage, and create new friendships.

Last but most definitely not least, emoticon emoticon emoticon
There is NO greater feeling to me than to be able to provide motivation, advice, or a simple "your doing great," before I "BRING IT" to my workout. Every day I read what is going on with the team and it motivates me so much. Reading each others P90X journey helps me focus on my journey. Knowing that there is someone else out there experiencing the same thing I am inspires me to "DO MY BEST & FORGET THE REST!" It also makes me feel good to be able to help someone reach their fitness goal.


All of you are in my prayers every day,
be blessed,

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LCWELTER 9/12/2009 6:27PM

    Hey there, Mr. America! :) You truly are a wonderful team leader - motivational, inspirational and exceptional. Thank you for everything! Can't wait to see my results - I'm 1/2 way through Phase 1 & haven't missed a workout yet! WHOO HOOO Keep up your hard work...........

God Bless...


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LSDALOIA 9/8/2009 6:30PM

    We emoticon our fearless team leader!

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    Oh, that's great! Congrats on becoming a motivator! woohoo! emoticon emoticon

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DACIUS 9/7/2009 6:29PM

    Congrats on the nomination.

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SHERLYNN43 9/7/2009 6:15PM

    I agree with you! I love SP too! There is more support here, than anywhere else!!! We all give each other encouragement and support. It works both ways....we all need it and all love to give it back in return!!! Thanks for your blog posts. You usually post them at a time when I really need it the most.

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SI1V3RBACK 9/7/2009 4:57PM

Hey, nice blog post. That P90X group sounds fantastic but I'm in no shape to tackle that program yet. But I'm working on it ! Sounds like a very active supportive group.

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SPARKGUY 9/7/2009 4:53PM

    Woohoo Eric - thanks for sharing!

By working to reach our own goals, motivate each other, and spread the spark to others, we ARE making a healthier America and beyond.

Thanks for being a great part of the team.


ris (SparkGuy)

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    And YOU my friend, make a great team leader! emoticon

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ALPOPLUP 9/7/2009 4:41PM

    I agree with you

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What Motivates YOU?

Sunday, September 06, 2009

As many of you know, I am running in my first 5k race October 17, 2009. I'm pretty PuMpEd for it! I'm not unfamiliar with running 5k distances. I have been running 10k and 5k all year long. For the past 2 wks I have been running the race route to get familiar with it. Like Tony says, "If you don't know what you did, you don't know what to do." So I have been logging my time.

The first time I ran the route, I ran it in 32:14. I had the map in my hand trying to navigate and run. I didn't think the time was that bad for 1st time trial run. Anyway, I made a decision to run the route once a week until race week. I ran the route again last Wednesday (9-2-09). I felt a lot better, especially since I knew where I was going :) I just relaxed and ran MY run. To my astonishment, I ran it in 26:01. That is a 8:23 minute pace/7.16mph. I couldn't believe it. That was a HUGE ego boost for me. I wanted to know where I stood compared to last year's results. The time for the fastest 40yr old was 25:17. That is a 8:08 minute pace/7:37 mph. Second place person ran it in 27:35. If I went by my 2nd trial run, I would be in 2nd place right now. I was astonished. I had no idea that I would even be in the standing's right now. I accomplished that goal and set a new one. Time to beat the number one person in the 40 yr old bracket. I was feeling pretty good and I wanted to do it again. Friday morning was nice and cool, so I did. When I reached my midway marker I was 30 seconds faster than last time. I just kept my pace going. I did it again, my ego was boosted even more this time WOOHOO! The finishing time for the 3rd trial run was 24:35. That is 7:55 minute pace/7.58 mph. That would put me first in my age group YAY! On my way home I was thinking, what do I do now? I have accomplished my age group goal. Do I just run the route to maintain my pace or do I set another goal. With the "BRING IT" attitude that I have and also inspired by, I set another goal. Time to go for the gold of the race. To get me into the top 5, I have to get my time down to 19:27. I have plenty of time to keep picking up my pace.

Talking about my practice runs is not the point of this blog. This is another way to measure your fitness goals. Instead of using the scale, calipers, or noticing how your clothes fit. Tomorrow is my last day of my 2nd rest week in my P90X journey. I would have never imagined that my fitness level was that high that I would be running a 24:35 5k. "BRINGING IT" every day doesn't feel like I am accomplishing a whole lot. I know my results are increasing every week when I do my measurements, but practicing for this race has proven to me that it is all worth it and my body is really reaping the benefits from the program.

KEEP PUSHING PLAY EVERY DAY! Your body is transforming right before your eyes!


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SNEAKYGREG 9/6/2009 11:07PM

    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man at that rate you are gonna be well under 20 minutes by race day


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JKSTEIN123 9/6/2009 8:55PM

    You are a very motivated person. I hope you accomplish all of the goals you set for yourself in life.

Thanks for the motivation.

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PURPLEALLY 9/6/2009 6:42PM

    wow,my 1st 5k ( and all subsequent races, I just showed up andran) you are so prepared, I cannot wait to hear about it!
I am rooting for you!

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SHERLYNN43 9/6/2009 12:46PM

    You can talk about it all you want! I found your blog post very motivating! You are a true inspiration!!! You have a lot to be proud of!
SHER emoticon

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"Fall down seven times; stand up eight."

Saturday, September 05, 2009

"Fall down seven times; stand up eight." Japanese Proverb

All children have an ingrained optimism and determination. As they learn to walk on wobbly feet, they fall down many more times than seven, and stand up many more times than eight.

But as we grow older, we begin to lose that blind childhood faith in our ability to stand back up. We being to worry that we might scrape a knee or break a bone. We become content in sitting down, fallen-versus brushing ourselves off and trying again.

Today, I think we should remember that we all at once held that blind childhood faith. We all fell and stood back up. We all knew how to believe in our abilities at one point in our lives.

Is there somewhere in your life where you have become comfortable "sitting down?" Take a step today and stand up. Brush yourself off. The future is waiting-step toward it.

I may fall down seven times; but I will stand up eight.


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SNEAKYGREG 9/6/2009 11:09PM

    I had read one similar that said" Success is getting up one more time than falling down" I have never forgotten that, it was from a Bible study I was doing and I have used it on myself many, many times

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SPARTANJAI 9/6/2009 9:48AM

    Great thing to keep in mind... if you think you can't do something, you're right!
Have a great holiday weekend!

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NSIMON116 9/6/2009 9:39AM

    I hear you! My youngest is 10 months and she is standing and trying to walk... boy are the little ones determined, and why shouldn't they be?

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SHERLYNN43 9/6/2009 6:17AM

    I posted this on my Facebook status a while back. I love this quote!! Never stop trying...that's for sure!

Have a better than good day!
HUGS.....Sher emoticon

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GOING-STRONG 9/6/2009 12:41AM

    Well said.. and I agree with you. We all need to be more adventureous and live life to the fullest. Thanks for sharing.

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BLABBERMOUTH2 9/5/2009 8:55PM

    Good thoughts.

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