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Forty Frickin’ Five!

Another birthday, so it’s time for another “flash my torso” post:

P90X Insanity Results for 45 year old body

I’m over two years past finishing my first round of P90X, and I’ve since done several more rounds of it, plus two rounds of Insanity, and (recently) one round of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. I’ve also started running 2-3 times a week, (usually in place of a P90X cardio routine).

I once complained, “Where’s My Six-Pack!?” Well, it took a while, but I found it. It’s still not as visually obvious as I want it, but beneath that thin layer of the last couple of percentages of body fat, my abs are solid and tight.

I’m not posting a pic of my body to show off or brag, (though I am proud of my accomplishment). I’m showing this to say, if I can do it, anyone can do it, including you. I’m not selling or advertising (or getting any pay of any kind from) the DVD programs I’ve mentioned here. I’m just blogging about what I’ve done, and how I’ve done it.

I’m 45 years old, with a wife, two young sons, a full-time job, and this blogging part-time job/hobby. It’s damn, damn hard to work a middle-aged body to this extreme. And as hard as the physical working out is, the hardest part for me is maintaining a proper diet. God, the crap I eat sometimes kills me while I’m trying to carefully track and control calories, fats, carbs, and proteins.

But the effort is so totally worth it. I couldn’t imagine three years ago just how amazing it feels to be in this good a shape, especially at this age. I was thin/skinny in my 20s, but not really fit, so I can honestly say I’m in better shape, now, at going on half a century old than I was then.

So, there. This concludes my annual “look at my body” post. Next time I’ll go back to my usual telling how my kids are driving me insane.


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