Benefits: P90X, the great name in fitness presents: Fraser. Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! (Look! In the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Fraser!) Yes, it’s Fraser…who comes from Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! Fraser…who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as a mild-mannered writer for a great metropolitan magazine, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!
Failures: Aside from the four I see lazing around the office, all limp-armed and rolling about in the filth of their own failed diets, none.
Diet: I haven’t ingested this much nondescript powder since my days touring with the Stones.
Results: I am a hulking mass of human design, the absolute peak of physical fitness. A shining example for tiny humans who cower before me and tremble as I walk.
Benefits: I’ve started to mute the workouts and listen to NPR so not only am I exercising my body, I’m also turning more annoying to my coworkers.
Failures: I don’t really know what to say. I’ve kept the weight off that I originally lost, but at this point I need to get back in the game and take this seriously again. Life gets in the way, as it always does, but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop being healthy.
Diet: I tried this great wood-burning oven pizza place last night. Great calamari and martinis...
Results: If you follow the plan, it works; if you don’t, it won’t work.
Benefits: Sticking to the diet has become the easiest part of this. I had a beer on the weekend but haven’t had real bread in weeks (wraps don’t count). Last night at dinner, I made my friend throw his roll out halfway through eating it. I may be losing my edge, but I’m still losing weight, albeit incrementally.
Failures: This whole working out thing needs to be a routine I follow daily in order for it to be successful; same time, same place, every day. A somewhat chaotic home life (boxes, boxes, so many boxes!) has made it near impossible to maintain the routine I crave, so my ability to justify skipping workouts has strengthened tenfold. The guilt, however, is becoming unmanageable.
Diet: I’m sold on salads. They make me feel great, mostly in the conscience. But seriously, don’t eat bread around me.
Results: Noticeable changes have slowed, and I haven’t felt the tug of a newly developed muscle group in a while. But I feel something extreme bubbling up in me. Could be all the greens.
P90X is a total body system incorporating high-intensity circuit weight training, cardio and plyometrics in a fast-paced fitness program that is based on the concept of muscle confusion. By regularly changing the targeted muscle groups, P90X forces your body to adapt to the various workouts and to not become “comfortable” with any one exercise. By doing this, your body will build and tone muscle faster and learn to recover quicker – as it will learn to anticipate that your day-to-day movements are unpredictable.
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