Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Working It Out - Week 1

I was inspired by a former pro football player, RM and musician from the Mana Poly All Stars, Setema Gali to start using these P90X DVDs to get myself together. His positive pep talks are pretty helpful. Luckily my good friend Carp's mother purchased the P90x DVD box set a while ago and I get to make use of it now. A little too expensive for me. Sadly, my method of going to the gym on the next block for a low impact work out and doing the lawn once a week and carrying wood logs to build backyard bonfires were not effective. My dad's daily threats to get to the gym didn't make a dent in my motivation either. Who knew?
My weight fluctuates 'like a woman' according to my dad, which is true. During football and rugby season, I kept my weight under 200lbs and stayed pretty active. After the sports seasons are done, the weight finds itself comfortably back to what I will refer to as my 'fat pockets'. I am by no means a shy kid. I believe Samoan people raise their kids to have no shame by being the first to make fun of their faults and get their kids to laugh at themselves. They are very hard on their own kids, at least that's how I was and am being raised and that's why it is not a big issue to put out these dreadful fatty pictures of myself and be truthful about the weight issues I'm having. My cousin Ferron and good friend Carp (Patrick Carpenter) are fighting the weight battle with me. Ferron is just working on getting defined, as the weight issues are not really his problem. It's good to have his support anyways.

Daily Motivation:
"The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings."
-President Boyd K. Packer
Ensign, May 1996, Page 18

D&C 89: 18 -20
18 And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;
19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;
20 And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.

This week's exercise plan:
P90x workouts, 60 miles on a bike (already at 25 miles), 3 days of weight training (2 hour work outs), light jogs (still getting the knee mended), maintain healthy eating & lifestyle

Week One: 5'8", 219.8 lbs, body fat 32% DREADFUL!
Me: Baby fat? hahaha ... Monday, 10 August 2009.
Me: back view - Gotta get rid of those child rearing hips according to my mama. hahaha... she's a weirdo.

Me: front view - Poochy tummy. My knee looks uneven after surgery from 3 weeks ago.
Me: side view - My lovely baby lumps. That's no good.
Ferron: His goals physically are to become more defined. He loves working out daily.
Ferron: back view - He plays rugby and wearing a mullet is fashionable, so I cut it that way for him. Go figure!
Ferron: front view - He always leans to the side because he has bad shins and heavy feet. Seriously.
Ferron: side view - no belly fat, right? I guess he wants a 12 pack.