Dueling Fitness Blog: P90X 3, Week 1

Good Thursday, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for tuning in to our dual workout blogs. But from now on, they are duel workout blogs. That’s right, as the esteemed Mr. El-Ters has mentioned, there is a gentlemen’s wager between the two of us. And as such, we cannot be friends for the next three months.

Why P90X3?

To say I am competitive is an understatement. I, like most of you, enjoy winning. So why did I choose P90X3 when Insanity: The Asylum might produce better results? 1) It was available. 2) Tony Horton has done wonders for me in the past. 3) I want to know if it’s really an equivalent workout in 30 minutes. Both Shaun and I have been through the rigors of both Team Beachbody routines, and I like the pace Tony sets. While Shaun T wants you to push harder, Tony Horton wants you to do your best and forget the rest. Who would you choose?

Technical Mumbo-Jumbo

For those of you who are working on the routine or keeping track, I will be following the Classic workout calendar. Will I obey the nutrition guide? Probably not to the letter. Let’s face it, we’re human. We like to have ice cream every now and then. But let me assure you, Team Tech Guy, I am playing to win. Diet and exercise go hand in hand, and I can’t expect good results by forsaking one or the other. I will be eating right and cutting out most (if not all) unhealthy foods from my diet. And I do it all for you, the fans.

Okay, let’s get some easy starting measurements.

Weight: 170 lbs

Height: 5’11”

Waist: 33″

Sure, I could have measured my arms or my thighs, but that’s what photography is for. The before pictures will be posted alongside my two-week progress report. By then, I will be one-sixth of the way through the program and, hopefully, showing some results. If you like what you see (or even if you don’t), definitely vote for me at the end of my 90-day trial. Trust me, it will be more fun if Shaun has to taste defeat.

For Clarity

In the interest of full disclosure, I will be informing you of any anomalies that occur during my schedule. Did I break down and have 20 cookies? Did I go on a 10-mile hike? I’ll let you know, even if it is to my shame. But how else will you expect the same results if I don’t keep you informed? To be honest, I’m planning to throw a curve in my diet every two weeks, be it eating like a slob or a Super Saiyan. Life’s just not fun without some kind of variety, and a little release every now and then makes it more likely I’ll stick to the plan in the interim and develop good eating habits in the long term.

So if you’re on Team Tech Guy, grab a towel, some water and some weights. We’re already on the winning team, now we just have to prove it. If you have any questions, send them in to mail@atthebuzzershow.com. I will address them when I can. Thank you for reading.

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