Frisco Texas Mortgage, Real Estate, Events, and more

My P90X Experience Thus Far... it was time and my Austin buddy motivated me

A short while ago, Mr. Jason Crouch wrote a post about his diet. If you have kept up with his posts or twitter updates, you may know that he has already lost 30+ pounds. Well, we were talking about 2 weeks ago about what he was doing and the different iPhone Applications that helped him acheive this goal (and he is not done yet).

Well, after talking with him about it and talking with my friend about an infomercial I was watching (P90X), I decided I needed to do something about my weight as well. As it turns out, my friend has this system in his house and only lasted the first week. He claimed it was a tough program and his schedule just became too busy.

I did a little research and asked if I could borrower it for at least 30 days (its a 90 day workout program for those of you that are not familiar). If after 30 days, I have stuck with it (which I COMPLETELY intend on doing) then I will purchase my own.

To keep me honest, I am stealing Jason's idea about going PUBLIC with my weight loss goal. This will keep me focused and accountable for my goal. My goal is to be around 205 pounds. As I get closer to this goal I may adjust it accordingly, which will depend on my muscle mass compared to fat percentage.

So, on Sunday morning I jumped on the scale. Although I was not happy with the initial reading, I was not surprised by it either... in other words, the scale was not kind to me...

Sunday evening I started the first day of my P90X program. As I mentioned, its a 90 day program, which for me will run from August 1st to October 30th. In addition to the workout program, you have to watch your diet. They have a recommendation, but I am currently watching what I eat, how much I eat, and ultimately counting my calories like a modified Weight Watches program.

Today is Day #4 ... YOGA. :-)  I  have not completed this exercise yet, but can imagine it will be tough. Its 92 minutes long. In previous years I have teased my wife about how easy Yoga is... although I had never taken a class. So, I imagine she will get a good laugh at me after this evenings workout.

The program is designed to have a 'Weight Lifting' day, then a 'Cardio' day. What do you think about Yoga? Is it tougher than it looks? I'll know for myself in about 4 hours, but wondered what you thought and how many AR members are Yoga fans.

To date, I have lost 3 pounds... and Im sore ALL over. Seems like a small number, but its only been 3 days. I dont expect to lost a pound a day, but a few pounds per week would be great.

If you have ever thought about P90X, I would certainly consider it. The only time I would not suggest investing your money is if you have back or knee problems. Some exercises may irritate an existing injury you have in those areas. It can be tough, but feels well worth it so far. I'm sure I'll keep you posted with the results as I go.

p.s. Did I mention that some how I got Jason Crouch to do it as well? It works out really well because we compare notes on the exercises and push each other. Besides going public with my weigh loss goal, one of the biggest motivators is that I have an accountabiity partner that checks in on me to keeps me honest.

See you later in the Rain!



Are you looking to purchase a Texas home?  Perhaps you love your Texas home but would be interested in refinancing your Texas mortgage to a lower interest rate?  

I'll help you get pre-approved for your Texas home loan and even suggest some very knowledgeable and professional Real Estate Agents in your area of choice.  If you are available to talk, I am available to listen.  Give me a call or visit my website for more details.

Do you want to know all of your mortgage options? Call me today and let's discuss them further.

Texas Home Loan Consultant

Always available for your Texas Mortgage and Home Loan needs!

John R Cannata    P#214.728.0449

NMLS # 322646

Texas Home Loan Expert

Frisco TX Mortgage



The views expressed on this site are mine alone and do not reflect the views of my employer.

Comment balloon 11 commentsJohn Cannata • August 04 2010 04:34PM


Good luck! Keep your hat on and your motivation moving forward. You can do it!

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Lindsey. It takes some time, but the commitment is there to get it done each day. Its the AB Ripper workout that really gets me... but is MUCH needed. :-)

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 9 years ago

My office partner has been doing P90x religiously since the middle of May. He was super sore at first but loves it now. He's 52 but looks better than he did 10 years ago. Good luck.

Posted by Billi Evans (Murney Associates) almost 9 years ago

John - Good luck with your goal!!!  I know numerous people who have done this and had great success.  My husband has talked about doing it to tone up, we have all of the DVD's and even some of the equipment needed, but so he hasn't committed.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) almost 9 years ago

My son bought the P90x program and I tried watching it and didn't lose an ounce =)

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTORĀ®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) almost 9 years ago

Billi - The guy who is the instructor is 51 or 52 I think. Hes in fantastic shape.

Michelle - Im only 4 days in, but Im enjoying it thus far. I've heard a lot of stories where the videos are just sitting around after being purchased. Thats actually how I picked up this copy. My friend had it sitting around and Im taking advantage. If/when I stick with it, I'll have to purchase my own... maybe in 30 days or so.

Paul - Ive tried dreaming about exercise, but I never wake up any lighter....

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 9 years ago

since your friend isn't using the system, you might as well buy his at a discount.

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Apparently he is planning on doing the program after the summer or else I would just give him some money for it.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 9 years ago

Keep at it John.  It is really going to help you to have Jason as your accountability partner.  You can keep each other on track.

Posted by Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties) almost 9 years ago

Bob - You are so right. When we call each other, neither wants to say the words "well..I didnt work out today". LOL   Its good to have someone to share the experience with.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 9 years ago

Way to go John!  You are one brave soul telling us all.  Now we WILL hold your feet to the fire :)  Yoga...YUCK.  I'm just far too hyper for that.  I've tried it several times and can't stand it, LOL.  

Looking forward to hearing about your work out adventures and success.  Best of luck to can do this!

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) almost 9 years ago