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Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!! 60 Day Pics!!
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Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!! 60 Day Pics!!
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10/9/12 5:24 PM
Hi! I'm Larry and I just started my 10th round of P90X. I must say, that I have NOT done P90X in over a year or more. My wife and I had our first child in January and I hurt my shoulder last year and had to have surgery which required anchors and screws in my shoulder and bicep.

I had my appendix removed on father's day which also hindered my recovery as I wasn't able to do any physical therapy during the month that the sutures were healing.

I got to the point where I was disappointed in myself for letting all my gains go. I had made such strides with P90X in the past and I found myself getting caught up in the rest of life and started falling into old habits like eating a lot of comfort food and drinking lots of craft beers (which I love, but need to refrain from partaking now). Once the baby arrived, I was over the moon with joy to be with my son while I was recovering from my surgeries.

I started thinking that I'm a 39 year old man with an infant son. I also think of throwing around a football in the yard with him when he's 10 or so. That would make me around 50. If I felt sluggish and lazy now, what will I possibly feel like in 10 years? I don't want to fall apart for my son. I want to be the dad throwing the football around with him, running with him, and being there for him because I'm healthy.

I'm also a police officer and it's easy to fall into bad eating habits on the job. When you work in the evening, it's easy to grab fast foods and suck down Cokes. Not good.

I'm taking control again and although I'm a bit embarrassed, I'm posting my day 1 pic to hold myself accountable. I work out in WOWY everyday now. I am currently in the 3rd week of phase 1 and I'm on Plyo day today. I was released by my doctor and physical therapist to begin P90X. I am modifying for another month as I'm not allowed to do actual pull ups, however, I'm able to improvise with the bands.

I know it works, and I know that it can work for you too. If you want to join me, I'll be posting my progress, (which by the way is already taking shape!)

Also, the nutrition guide is amazing. I followed it "somewhat" back when I first was doing it and still got amazing results. But this time I'm looking to take it to the next level.

Who's in? I want to be held accountable!
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RE: Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!!
8/27/12 8:42 PM as a reply to larryhill.
Larry - My hat is off to you on your amazing journey.

As a fellow brother in blue ( 20 years ) reading your story I thought I was reliving my life. You are absolutely correct, hitting fast food in between calls is easy... When I started I ate anything I wanted. I had "tombstone courage" when it came to eating. At age 30, I was warned by my fellow officers that I could not continue on the path that I was on. I would tell them that I was not them... At 40, I was miserable.

We all have our defining moments and I had mine, as you have had yours. I too was embarrassed at the way I looked. But as I have learned, it is not how many times we fall that defines us, it is what we do when we get up that matters most.

I have posted my before and after pictures for you to see that I was in the same boat as you were in my brother! I have done multiple rounds of P90X. So you have not done P90X in over a year. No problem. You got this...

I am doing Body Beast right now. Let me know if I can ever be of any assistance to you in the future. I am always willing to help out a fellow brother in blue!

Stay Safe!

John


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8/28/12 8:28 AM as a reply to larryhill.
Hey Brother Larry!!!

Wow, do we share a similar story!!! I too am a police officer (the great state of NH) and have been so for 20 years!! I had shoulder surgery as well back in January of 2011. I had a torn labrum that required a screw and a ton of debris and arthritis scraped away. I am a fitness junkie and this surgey put me out of the gym for almost 9 months.....so to that, I feel your pain!!

Your results have been great!!! I am finishing a round of P90x/BodyBeast hybrid but will be starting up another round of strictly P90x at the end of September!

I did not want to put on my day 1 after surgery pics either. I lost a lot during that time and was very discouraged. But onc I got into it, I got into it hard! I put on 11lbs of muscle mass that I had lost and I feel great!! We are all in this together, especially being brother officers!!!!

I have sent you a buddy request if you ever feel the need to ask me any questions or just say hello!

Have a great day and please stay safe!!!


Coach Frank
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RE: Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!!
8/28/12 8:29 AM as a reply to CoachFrank43.
...oh, by the way....you want to be held accountable???? You found the right guy!!!


Just sayin!
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8/28/12 8:33 AM as a reply to larryhill.
Larry - Going through P90X is just like going through the Academy... The Academy was probably hard the first time around, but if you were to go back now after being on the job for 7 years you would think it was "walk in the park" LOL!. It is all about proper mind set! I tell my other team members who are also police officers, go through the fitness program like you do your jobs and you will not fail.

I have been focusing a lot on coaching lately so I have not been posting a lot on the message board threads nor do I have a message board thread going right now. Most of my team members use our private Facebook page to communicate with each other. But if you do not mind me posting here I will be happy to.

As I said I am doing Body Beast now. I am trying to gain some muscle mass and this gives me a chance to dp that while at the same time trying out this new program. It is old school weight lifting, something that I have not done since my college days.... long time ago... LOL!

I started phase II last night. Bulk Chest. A little sore today but that is a good feeling..

Keep the faith, keep pushing play and Bring IT!

Stay safe.

John


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RE: Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!!
8/30/12 9:11 AM as a reply to larryhill.
Nice work Larry!!!!! Like you said, it's all about nutrition!!


Coach Frank
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RE: Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!!
9/1/12 6:57 PM as a reply to larryhill.
I am two weeks in and can already see a big improvement. I am close to Chicago and flyover the city from time to time around the Willis tower ( will always be the Sears tower to me) Chicago PD? You better be in shape! Good luck. Some thing that is helping me is an app called myfitnesspal for my diet, works very good and I also have a hard time doing abripperx right after resistance training. Is that how you handle abripper in the beginning?
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RE: Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!!
9/1/12 7:10 PM as a reply to larryhill.
Larry from your pics the one with the ink on your arm is the last? You can tell you are at your best personally when the weight is under control. You look so happy and at peace with yourself in those pics. Keep going and smile more! I have found for me that taking the before pics is one of the most embarrassing things I have done. I am the guy that never takes his shirt off at the beach. That is over! Then to put it on the Internet makes it permenant like when an alcoholic finally admits they have a problem. Hello everybody my name is Angelo and I am a fat slob. LOL. Now to recover.
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RE: Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!!
9/3/12 4:50 AM as a reply to AngNov68.
AngNov68 -

I here what you are saying!!! In my case, it was the opposite.....being thin all my life and then taking pictures? Seriously? But I have found those "before" pictures extremely motivating. Wehn I get into a rut, I pull them up to remind myself of "why" I am doing this. Being a police officer and a father, I am always doing things for other people....always. Don't get me wrong, FAMILY FIRST EVERY TIME, but this is something I wanted to do for me! Finding a great support network on this thread was also key...and finding other motivating folks like Larry has made my fitness goals attainable! That is what I strive for! I try to make sure that my team members are ALWAYS pushing forward....and if there is a failing point, they fail forward, not backward!!

I remember throwing on ARX and watching it for the first time about a year ago. What an exercise in futility that was! I was awful and had no idea how weak my core/abs actually were.....it was a joke. But then as I perservered, I became stronger and just didnt give. No I love doing it....I know, I'm touched right? LOL!!

I wish you the best of luck in your fitness journey!!!


Coach Frank
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RE: Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!!
9/10/12 5:36 AM as a reply to CoachFrank43.
Looking great Larry......nice work!!!



Coach Frank
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RE: Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!!
9/21/12 7:50 PM as a reply to larryhill.
larryhill:
I'm 42 days in and haven't missed a single workout, ab ripper, nor cheated on the diet. Following a strict 50p/30c/20f macro ratio! It's WORKING!

I will be posting 60 day pics in about 2 and a half weeks! They're gonna be better than my 30 day! Getting excited!


Awesome job Larry-

I am starting a round of P90X on Sunday! Sunday is Day 1 and I too am planning on not missing a workout and I am going to be 150% committed to my nutrition plan. I got my food ready, game face on and I am ready to Bring IT!!!!

John
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RE: Chicago P90X! Bringing it After Surgery!!
11/11/12 11:20 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
day 1 and day 90
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