All Those Things I love – Gone!
After vacillating for over a year, I’ve finally done it. I have my very own P90X program.
I’ve just started reading through the nutritional guide and I find that I’m not too badly off at 20% body fat, but way to high to be on the road the to best shape of my life. (See my previous post).
The P90x Nutritional Mantra
Page 7 of the nutritional guide says I must “Toss the Junk!” To quote the manual: ” Now would be a good time to get rid of all the junk food currently in your possession (this sounds like Ranger school some 40 years ago). Foods high in saturated and trans fats, sodium, and sugar should be the first to be thrown out (i.e. cookies, pastries, candy, processed meats, potato chips, soda, high-sodium frozen foods, canned soups, etc.). You know them. You think you love them. They are the problem. Throw them away, and don’t let anyone give you more. Don’t be nice. Don’t take a bite. Say: “Thanks, but I’m not eating that kind of stuff for 90 days.” And by the way, congratulations! You’re taking this program seriously, and just remember – if you think it’s junk food, it probably is. Yes, we mean it. Throw it away.”
OMG. 90 Days of Uber Self Control
As much as I would like to, I won’t be able to toss it because we have young people still in the house and this kind of drastic move surely would cause a rebellion.
So, I’m going to do the hard way, iron-fisted self control. The book has a spot to record everything I consume each day. This will be interesting.
What am I Doing This, You Might (Should) Ask?
I’m 7.5 years into my cancer survivorship and I want to do those things that are within my personal control to prevent or delay recurrence. Diet and exercise are thought to be the source of one third of all cancers.
The 6 weeks I spent riding across the US and back with the Tour de USA for prostate cancer totally destroyed my fitness level and I plan on participating in the world masters track championships in 2012. It seems like a long way off, but it really isn’t.
It was on the Outside Magazine Life List that I posted about last time, and I’m always up for something new.
My wife might think I’m cute!
Warm regards, and let’s see how I do.