Oh how I can go on and on about this guy. The Burpee Champ, the Big Tease Chef who tempts the internets with his food porn, the music connoisseur, the politically astute, the wry humorist and the boxing expert. That’s just the stuff I know about. He also happens to be the first person that I EVARRRRR “hungout” with in a Google+ Hangout. Introducing my “food husband” Michael Wilson in his own words.
Tell us about your fitness routine.
I workout at home 5-6 days a week primarily P90X and Neila Rey’s no equipment workouts. Once a week I practice yoga to maintain flexibility.
Do you follow a particular nutrition plan?
My diet is my weakness. I do drink 64 oz of water a day and try to eat as healthy as I can. I eat salad 3 days a week and lots of fish and grilled chicken. My main weaknesses are Reese’s Pieces and Snicker bars.
How long have you been practicing your fitness and nutrition programs?
Around 2004-2005 I was heavy, around 250 pounds and my blood pressure was at dangerous levels. I started out by walking at a local park and lost 30 pounds which was cool but I wanted to tone up. Around 2008-2009 I saw the P90X program and started it and have built muscle on the program.
Do you have a success story or testimony you’d like to share?
I no longer take blood pressure medicine and now keep it in check through diet and exercise.
What motivates you to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
There’s an aspect of fear on my part. I don’t want to go back to the days where I was 250 pounds and my blood pressure was at dangerous levels. Now if I go 3-4 days without exercise I get restless and have to do something.
Do you have a personal motto or philosophy that you subscribe to?
Take care of all aspects of your health, physical, mental and spiritual to maintain balance in your life. This works in a general sense and for me personally.
Powered by Soul thanks the man of many talents, Michael Wilson for sharing his story with us. Be sure to check him out all over the internet by clicking the links in the Vitals section.
Photos: Michael Wilson collection