- Commitment - I feel like I could devote more time each day to making myself more conscious about my workouts. I am completing a very good majority of them, but I feel like I could be doing more. Maybe doubles?
- Diet - I have come to a conclusion. My diet its absolutely the one thing holding me back from attaining any sort of goal, whether it's weight goals or athletic goals and I need to get this down. I do everything right with everything else. I may get a little egotistical in this next part of this bullet, but bear with me (bare with me? No, bear with me. I don't need any nudies on my blog). So, everything that has to do with athletics hasn't really ever come hard to me, especially in the gym. I completely understand the way to lift weights and have phenomonal form. My strength is awesome. I've deadlifted 400+ pounds, done turkish getups with a 105 pound kettlebell, shoulder pressed 160 pounds, and the list goes on. Clearly, I've set some pretty good personal records for the average person, but the one thing that makes me high plateaus, must be my diet. I'm a big dude, and I can't imagine the numbers I would be able to post if I just ate properly. Maybe it's an addiction to bad food, maybe it's just that I have no self control when it comes to eating the right thing, I don't know. I went vegetarian for a month (January 2010) and it was AWESOME, though I feel I didn't get enough protein. So, that extreme didn't work out. And that's what the problem is. I always go to an extreme. I either eat a ton of food, or I don't really eat at all. And the second part of that sentence doesn't happen often. I feel that the key success factor in any athletic regiment is diet and that is the one thing I will be focusing on this week and next so that my diet will become more of a lifestyle, rather than a diet. This is key. It will not be a diet, it will just be how I eat.
- There is no number 3.
Equipment review time! Here are the pieces of equipment I have been using for P90x so far.
- Golds Gym Braided Resistance Cord - This broke on my in my second week. I thought it was good, but it wasn't that good. If you are weak, don't get it. It's braided for super strength, but not near as good as free weights. Handles were comfy, but the part where the handle meets the cord hurt when doing curls. Not happy about that.
- Iron Gym Extreme - This is great, but my door is a little wide and it's starting to leave marks. I'm 245 lbs and I am confident it will hold me. Please don't stop from buying this if you fear it won't hold you. It's iron. It's gym. It's extreme. Do it now.
- Office chair - for dips. Also doubles as a nice place to rest under extreme circumstances.
Please check my twitter for random updates and ramblings! @p90xprogress is my twitter name. I gotta get to bed, but thanks for reading. Please post any replies or comments.