I’ve been at the Beachbody.com workouts for a little over a year now. In that time, I’ve gone from a size 34 pant size down to a size 31. I used to wear a size XL t-shirt; now I wear a large. It was a lot of hard work, some fun, and totally gratifying — except for all of the clothes and motorcycle equipment that I’ve “undergrown.”
Here’s the latest in the pile of victims: over a dozen pair of jeans and shorts. The stack includes size 34 jeans that I owned prior to starting P90, and an bunch of size 33 clothes that were an interim step between what I wear now. I didn’t think I’d go lower than a 33, especially since I plateaued pretty hard after finishing the first Power Half Hour but before I started doing a kettlebell work out. Other sacrifices to the Altar of Tony Horton include:
- Twenty t-shirts in size XL
- Ten work shirts in size XL
- My Rev’It Turbine jacket that fit for about three months before I hit a surge and cut some more weight
- The Air Mesh Kevlar overpants from Motoport
I’d estimate all of my discards at about $1600. Zoinks! The motorcycle gear stuff hurts the most, financially. That’s about $700 or so in gear right there alone. I just hope my Cayenne Pro jacket fits me when I start P90X … it’s already a little loose in the forearms and I am worried that the armor may abrade my skin in the event of a crash due to looseness.
It’s an odd thing to complain about getting in shape — this is the most trim I’ve been since high school. Back then, I was training for four to six hours a day Monday through Friday and got paid to punch people in the face.
On the other hand, that’s a lot of cash on clothes that don’t fit me any more, and I’ve had to replace most of it with more size-appropriate stuff.
Like I tell people at work, it’s a nice problem to have.