It takes a brave person to field the onslaught of questions in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). But P90X fitness creator Tony Horton apparently had no hesitations as he responded to some of the more than 3000 comments he received in a Jan. 30 AMA.
To those who sought Tony's help with getting motivated to exercise, Tony recommended scheduling in those workouts.
"Write down exactly what time and what you're going to do for workouts in the month of February today. Write them down. Old school pen and paper and post it on the back of your front door. Hang a red magic marker on the calendar. My hope come February 28th there is at least 22 red X's on your calendar," responded Tony.
Asked what he's most excited about for 2014, Tony kept it simple.
- Number one: "The number of people we are going to be able to help with P90X3," he said, referring to his new version of P90: "Tony Horton's P90X3 DVD Workout ."
He's also enthusiastic about his latest book, listing that in second place for his 2014 milestones.
- Number two: "The launch of my new book The Big Picture on February 4th, the book I've always wanted to write. The information in 'The Big Picture' is going to help people finish X3 so they could stay fit for the rest of their lives," he said, referring to "The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life" (click for details).
Tony also fielded questions on diet. To a fan's question about his views on ketogenic low carb diets, Tony emphasized avoiding processed foods rather than following a specific diet plan.
"I am a big picture guy, so I try to keep things simple, my focus is different," Tony explained.
As for as eating primarily one food group (e.g. protein or fat) and avoiding another, Tony advises against it.
"I don't eat one thing and avoid another with the hope that it's going to burn more fat. I don't have the patience for it," he declared.
"I train super hard 6 days a week, focus on getting better, stronger, faster, and more flexible. And I eat like a beast."
The main rule, according to Tony: "I just stay away from processed cr*p, fast food junk and try to avoid food made in a factory. High fiber, highly nutritious, whole, GMO free, foods that my great great great grandparents would recognize."