Workout of the day: P90x Chest and Back.
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I've been working out and eating healthy 90% of the time for about four and a half years now. Primarily I do Beachbody workouts like P90x and Asylum, but I've run obstacle course races including Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash, and run 5k's, done some Crossfit WOD's and other stuff, anything to add some variety. Nutrition is a big struggle for me, but I've managed to eat healthy most of the time.
Why do I do this stuff? Several reasons:
1) I want to live a long life without pain and disability. I need to take care of my kids and wife, and maybe someday play with grandkids.
2) I'm type 2 diabetic. When I was diagnosed at age 39, I was slightly obese and had a terrible diet and sedentary lifestyle which is a contributing factor, but it's mostly genetic. My mother, father and sister are all type 2 as well. Today I control my blood sugar with diet and exercise, no medication, and I'd like to keep it that way. The medication makes me feel nauseous.
3) I now enjoy it. I didn't use to like exercise, but I went past getting used to it to liking it. I consider myself an athlete now and I like that feeling. When I was a kid, I was always smaller than everyone else and picked last in sports. No one picks me last now!
4) I've taken up pursuits that require a certain level of physical fitness. Kung fu is a passion of mine and the more fit I become, the more I can attempt to do in martial arts.
Right now I'm a little out of shape. Last March I got in the best shape of my life, dropping to 176 lb so that I could compete in a full contact kung fu tournament, and though I lost my fight, I did well. Afterwards, though, I let my nutrition slip and put on some pounds, despite continuing to work out. Can't outrun a bad diet! I still feel good but I'm up to 202 and it's time to lose some of that flab around my belly. Time to lose the fried chicken and pizza for a while. #P90x #fitness