Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Calm after the Storm

When I started working out, it was because of that feeling I got after I went up the stairs to head to bed. I would have to wait a few seconds for my heartbeat to slow down before I could get comfortable enough to sleep. I was only 30 pounds heavier, but it was difficult. To top it off, I was out of shape. About a month after I began working out, my brother told me about P90-X and I fell in love with it. It's changed my life physically/mentally/emotionally. I tell everyone I talk to about it, especially when they ask me about my arms/stomach. It's almost as if I'm trying to spread a religion. I believe in it so heavily that my day is surrounded by it.

"When can I fit time in today to do P-90X? Maybe I should do it before work today. I have a busy night."

It's almost unbelievable how much of a change I've seen all over. I hardly have any body/headaches anymore since I started. My energy is off the charts. I get to eat at least 7 times day and I'm not worried about gaining weight.

With all that being said... why wouldn't we want to share all of this with our friends, family and even complete strangers? This isn't a fad workout and diet plan. This is a life-altering workout regimen that not only boasts results... it delivers quickly! If you're ready to dedicate your life to health and well-being, drop your soda, take McDonald's off your maps and pick up some free-weights and a pull-up bar. You'll have a very hard time looking back at your old self without thinking, "why did I do that to myself?" and "never again."

Make the change people. Our children aren't going to take care of themselves, so we have to take responsibility into our own hands and become stronger. Not just for ourselves, but for our friends and family.

I hope I've made my point. I'll be back for more.

Love you guys,
Manoli


P.S. Many apologies for the "myspace" photo. I didn't feel like getting out the studio lights and the Canon 40D for this one. Maybe next time. ;)

10 comments:

  1. Hey, that's my body! How dare you Photoshop your face onto it :)

    I'm proud of you, brother of mine. Let's take Insanity out for a spin again when you're ready.

    Pete | The Tango Notebook

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  2. Thanks! You helped me start, so you deserve credit, at least for the assist. I'm ready to try Pure Cardio out again next Tuesday.

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  3. "I have a man crush on Tony Horton...and Dr. Cox." -Emmanuel Karabetis

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  4. As I recall, I could HEAR the smile on your face over the phone when I said that. Don't make fun! I would love to be either one of those men.

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  5. You've change my life too E - I've said it over and my body proves it - I lost ten pounds in the first 3/4 of my first cycle - and it's still off - - -I am now on week 6 of my second cycle and I'm still going strong.
    N o diet change.
    I've introduced P90x to a number of people - and I KNOW it will change their lives too!
    love you babe.

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  6. Love you too, Steph. It's a strange feeling know that you've truly helped someone change for the better. Out health is just one more thing we can share. Your results are astounding. I think you should share them with the world and keep spreading the word of well-being. The U.S.A. needs a boost to bring health back. Too many of us suffer from diseases with known cures. If only those people would take the plunge into a better life and vitality. Let's just keep trying.

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  7. I think people are focusing on the wrong part of the pictures. I would like to draw everyone's attention to the thick, lush patch of chest hair. Oooh la la.

    You look great by the way. you are very "the Sex"!

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  8. Steph, you're hilarious. That's my Phoenix. I usually keep it hidden and out of harm's way because I fear that if it catches on fire, we're all doomed. Thank you for the compliment. As gay as it may sound, I didn't put up the photo to show off, but rather to let people see that it's possible to change things around. I don't even remember what I looked like, and I can't stand seeing older pictures of myself.

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  9. I have turned exactly eleven people onto it from my work!!! agree with you whole heartedly - people do have a lot more control over their diseases than they think - unfortunately, they find this out way too late sometimes - and then they lost their control over it and medicine and will power is their only hope.
    You have changed my life - definetly with p90x - but in so many more ways than that.
    Thanks for NEVER giving up on me.
    Love you.

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  10. hey - why haven't you blogged?????????? - thank you

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