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Facing 40 (Minus 1): DDP Yoga 30-Day Update
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March 1, 2013 5:11 p.m.

DDP Yoga
By Chad Smart
@chadsmart & @my123cents
Technically this is the 36-day
update from when I started doing DDP Yoga, but 30 days sounds more
official. I started DDP Yoga with
the same goals as most who use the program. I wanted to lose weight, get in shape
and become healthier. Iíll admit that given my track record with these goals, I
was skeptical if Iíd make it to the 30 day mark, or if Iíd get bored and
distracted after one or two weeks. There were a few days during the third week
that I hit a wall and had to force myself to continue on with the workouts.
Thankfully that mental wall was quickly demolished. <>
So here we are with the
first update. First, I want to get the ďnegativeĒ out of the way. When I
decided to start getting healthy, I wanted to lose 20-25 pounds. Iím not really
overweight. Iím more skinny fat, as Triple H would say. So I donít have a lot
of weight to lose as much as I need to build some muscle definition. Also,
because I have a bad hip, due to not having the upper part of my right hip
bone, losing excess weight would reduce the stress put on the hip which would
hopefully then lead to less hip and lower back pain. With the annual
Wrestlemania trip coming up at the start of April and DDP appearing at
WrestleCon, I set the goal to lose the 20-25 pounds by the time I arrived in
New Jersey. Figured ten pounds a month wasnít setting the bar too high. <>
Last night, I did my first
weigh in since the day I started. My starting weight on January 25 was 194
pounds. My current weight as of February 28 is 188. Instead of hitting the ten-pound goal, I only lost six
pounds. At first I was disappointed that I hadnít hit the goal but the more I
thought about it, I questioned why I was disappointed. It wasnít like I hadnít
lost any weight. I reminded myself Iím not running a sprint. This isnít like The Biggest Loser where I have three
months to lose as much weight as possible and then hope I can keep it off when
the cameras stop rolling. If I continue on the same trajectory all it means is
itíll take me four months to get to the goal weight instead of two. Pretty sure
I can handle sixty extra days. <>
Order it!
The other factor to consider
is I didnít set out just to lose weight. I wanted to improve my life and
overall well being. Over the past 30 days, Iíve noticed I am sleeping better. I
used to go to bed around 11 and would be awake at 2 and every hour after that
until finally getting up for work. Now I sleep soundly until 6:30. I spend a
lot of time during the day sitting at my desk at work.
Over the past six months
or so, I had noticed whenever I would get out of my chair, I would stand
slightly hunched over with pain shooting through my lower back. In the last few
weeks that pain is gone and I can stand up straight. If these positive changes
are what happen after only a month, I canít wait to see what happens over the
course of the next year. <>
In addition to the body
benefits which come from DDP Yoga, when you follow @DDPYOGA on Twitter, read
the forums on the DDP Yoga website or follow people like Ben Miller (benfromdonatemyweight)
and Slim (slimtronic5k) on YouTube, you take on a new positive outlook towards
life. <>
For anyone on the fence
about trying DDP Yoga, I would say get off the fence and own your life. Itís an
addictive program that will have you looking forward to the next work out
instead of dreading it. I canít recommend it enough. <>
More information can be
found at www.ddpyoga.com. If you sign up,
tell them My 123 Cents sent you. Probably no one will know what that means but
we could use the extra publicity. If you have any questions hit me up on
Twitter or click on my name in the header to email me. <>

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