As a regular follower of our island life you know that we had a goal when we moved to the Hawaiian Islands to get in the best shape of our lives and develop bodies that we’d be proud to be seen in at the beach or just shirtless around town.
A few months back we started P90X (by a company called Beach Body interestingly enough) and have been doing our daily workouts and following (mostly) the recommended nutritional guidelines laid out for the program. It has been a lot of work but I am amazed at what we can do now that we could not dream of pulling off when we started the program. I even started P90X doubles about a month and a half ago which adds an hour or cardio 3-days a week in addition to the normal routines that still have to be done.
I also get asked a lot about our progress and people always want pictures because so many of the readers of this blog and friends of ours live far away from the islands. I have tended to respond to inquiries with generalizations about how healthy we feel and have not offered up a lot of details or any pictures… until now. I was going to pose nude but decided a picture that showed what I’d actually be wearing at the beach or on our paddle boards would be more appropriate… so email me if you want the nudes… LOL.
So obviously this is not an end of program picture and we have plenty of work to do still but I think we are making nice progress. When compared to the before images which I will never ever release these new photos are quite impressive. I have added between one-half to one full inch to most muscle groups when flexed and have lost enough bulk around my waist that none of my shorts fit me anymore and I have to use belts to keep my shorts up until I reach my final new pant size. It is so nice to notice real muscle tone and leanness in both of our bodies.
We’re going to continue the program through the summer and are seriously considering P90X2 when it comes out this fall. At 47 I really am in the best physical shape of my life and I am quite proud of both of us and the progress we have made. It feels good to feel and see results and we’re looking forward to a lot of great beach days in our future!