A while back I was listening to an 11th company podcast and they had a couple of guests on there that were trying to raise awareness of a problem in our niche group. They issued a challenge to war-gamers to become more healthy in their lifestyles. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. The following is my plan on getting there.
See, here is the thing, in College I played soccer at a very high level. I could run for hours (literally a game is 90 minutes) without stopping or calling for a sub. I loved exercising and was in excellent shape. Then I entered the Air Force where I put on some muscle and damn was it nice to go the ocean for some surfing when your looking good. Now, when I go out with my family on the boat I try to put my shirt on as fast as possible.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not extremely overweight or obese, but compared to what I am used to be, this cannot go on any longer. As such I have accepted the healthy war-gamer challenge.
Here is my plan:
- I have purchased P90x. I meet the basic requirements to do the exercises and have completed one week of work outs. I am already sore all over my body, but I love it! Going to the gym just doesn't work for me, and I know several people who have made life changes with this program. Normally I don't believe in home workouts, but this seriously works.
|My body looks like the left picture. Time to move to the right!|
This persons results are with the P90x program.
- Team "DUKE," My beautiful wife has committed to this as well, though she really doesn't need it at all like I do, cause she is in great shape! But the morale support is awesome and she makes me work out when I don't want to. My blog is also a part of Team DUKE because I know if I come back to you without any improvements then you will all give me crap. Peer pressure FTW!
My goal: I went to the doctor and he said that my ideal weight for my height and build is about 185 lbs, which is round about where I was in the Air Force. My soccer weight was 170 but I was bone skinny then. For now I think 180-185 is perfect.
Total weight loss goal: 28-30Lbs
I would never force anyone to join me, but if you want to accept the challenge send me an email at Dukesinferno (at) Blogspot (dot) com. Or post in the comments area. Your goal doesn't have to be like mine, but if you want to be a part of Team DUKE let me know... It pushes me even harder!