Archive for May, 2010

P90X – Week three

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on May 31 2010 Add Comments

Week three is done.  The chin-up bar is hung.  Next week is the last week of phase one where everything changes up.  YogaX twice in one week makes me a little bit sad… The only thing sore today is my butt – but aside from that life is peachy.  I’ve lot six pounds since starting [...]

Almonds for a snack

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on May 25 2010 Add Comments

Almonds are a great snack. 35g of almonds has about 210 calories. They’re well rounded – containing protein, carbohydrates (including fiber), and some fat (of the unsaturated variety).  Initially I kept the container of almonds in the cupboard and would just grab a few here and there.  I started to get concerned that a couple [...]

P90X – Week two down

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on May 23 2010 Add Comments

Eleven weeks to go. This week was pretty good.  The big aches I felt on various days last week were mostly gone.  This week I just felt enough to remind me that I had been working.  So it does get better… Also, my wife has started joining me on some days.  She’s not doing the [...]

Save some money ordering P90X supplements

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on May 17 2010 Add Comments

After much screwing around I finally decided to order the P90X vitamin supplements.  I had considered ordering some of their protein bars and protein supplements but their “shipping and handling” fee kind of annoyed me.  Actually it really annoyed me.   6.95$ added for each item was adding up fast and it just didn’t seem worth [...]

P90X – one week down twelve more to go

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on May 16 2010 one Commented

So week one of P90X is done.  Let me assure you this is not a scam.  From the way I feel after one week of this – I can understand how a person can have the advertised results.  It’s a great workout, and it covers your whole body.  I’ve summarized my first week here for [...]

Treadmill desk beta proving trickier than I thought

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on May 10 2010 one Commented

I seem to have been a bit ambitious in wanting to get a treadmill desk up and running over the last weekend =).  My goal here is to “try before I buy” so to speak.  I want to get a functional treadmill environment setup without spending a lot of money – I need to know [...]


Posted by Darrin Maidlow on May 9 2010 2 Commented

I’m thinking I’m going to try the P90X bandwagon.  I first looked at P90X when I first started changing up my life.  Unfortunately, the way it was marketed – just made it seem like such a scam.  My parents-in-law picked up a copy and so did my sister-in-law.  They both quit, saying its too hard.  [...]

Salter nutritional scale

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on May 5 2010 one Commented

When I started eating right and exercising – I vowed to never be that guy weighing all his food!  I figured that just making healthier choices and exercising was more important than measuring food.  I was right.  I lost a lot of weight with this mentality. When I started doing the P90X program I realized [...]

Is sitting killing us? Is walking and working the way?

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on May 4 2010 one Commented

Is your office chair killing you?  This article has inspired me to research alternatives to my Aeron chair.  Perhaps a walking desk could work for developers?  I’m very interested to see how walking 1-2 mph all day would affect my heart rate and overall fitness… I’m going to research and attempt a prototype this weekend.  [...]