Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Ok, I have been really stepping up and showing out! I started P90X Classic, now in my final Phase I have decided to switch to DOUBLES! And its a KILLER
So far its been great, I am waking up more sore than EVER!! I decided this version last week bc I wanted to amp up my strength that i have gained in Phase 1 and 2! Unfortunately Tony Horton has it scheduled as 1 workout in A.M. and 1 in P.M. but there is no way i can wake up earlier than 5 am and workout to then get the whole house ready to go to work. So my p.m. workouts are more brutal if I was able to separate them. In any case, Toot Toot my horn. I am bringing it every workout, and of course I a tried as all hell, but nevertheless I am giving it my ALL!!
I would suggest those doing P90X switch up their version in Phase 2 or 3 to amp up their workouts and really push yourself past the comfort zone! I mean, we are working out to make a change in our appearance whether it be losing weight, toning, or bulkig up! Once you feel comfortable you must change it up immediately to avoid a plateau! Steady pace does NOT win this race, Change of Pace does. Take it up a notch and see what you are made of!
Ok, I'm pumped right now. Need to cool down and hit the shower and off to a good nights rest!!! :)
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Wow, what an amazing journey thus far! I can't wrap my mind around the fact I have almost completed P90X. At the beginning of the program I was really determined to successfully complete the program, but had always had in my mind "90Days is a long committment". Then I thought, if I could sign a 2 yr term contract with cell phone service and be content then this fitness committment is POSSIBLE! LOL
So week 1 of Phase 3 going great I am seeing the results and endurance to keep up with the "Kids", I try not to modify at all. Getting the most out of the exercise carries over into MAXIMUM RESULTS we are all looking for. In the same thought, I do modify near the end when I have pushed myself so hard that I am almost exhausted.
I am happy to have come this far and going to get to my desired goals shortly. What I have learnt is that 30-60-90 days of any workout program or reaching a goal is possible if you WANT IT! Find a way to make a way, if not you'll also be stuck with your current status, unhappy, unfit, or just plainly alone. There are many going thru challenges to lose weight or get fit, eatiing healthier, but the difference is the ones who stay committed NEVER GIVE UP!
So, COMMIT to your fitness journey like a "Short Contract" and you'll get to your goals in no time! But if you bow-out, you're going to pay the remainding cost of your contract-Being Unhealthy for an extended time and develop additional unnecessary "charges"-heart disease, high cholesetrol, and numerous other fatal health problems.
Pick a workout plan and stick to it like the latest gadget on the market! You'll reap the greater benefits that no one could have offered you that is not an on the shelf product or for Sale. Its a bundle package of PERSEVERANCE, DEDICATION, SELF GRATIFICATION and LIVING THE GOOD LIFE! And at the end of your contract you are just required to maintain your current Healthy Habits.
Good Luck on your journey!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I am loving P90X, as much as I complained about the slow pace of the workouts, I have gotten used to it, finally!
Just about 1 month ago, I bought a new pants from Old Navy, and there are literally falling off my waist, I had to use my belt to tighten them up, my loops are no where near the edge of the belt! .
My weight is steadily decreasing. I have finally paired eating well and consistent exercise and seeing RESULTS!
I have added BeachBody Shakeology - Chocolate as my morning breakfast for almost 2 weeks. I must saw, I was a true skeptic but I have seen youtube videos and nothing but praises bout this stuff. SO, I had a few $$ to spare to give it a try - plus the Money Back Guarantee was a bonus, even if I finished the ENTIRE Bag. After 3 days, i started to feel the efforts of more energy than usual - I sleep well every night, was not really stressed. So I immediately realized this change. I have only had 1 shake a day- breakfast, and its helped me a great deal. Lunch and Dinners are simple, but Breakfast definitely was my Vice.
I am a fan of BB workouts, but now this Shake! I am not ashamed- Im getting results with a healthy product AND my continuous workout program.
I hope to continue toward my weight loss goal before the year is up.
Cut more Carbs out of my diet - I LOOOOVVVE bread, rice, pasta etc...
Work harder on Increasing H20
Oh I just might be participating in a 5k - Walk or Run for Autism this weekend. If I cant make it I'll be participating in Ft. Belvoir Turkey Trot on Nov. 19!!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Ok, here I was sitting at home Monday when I got the bright idea to go out running without pushing baby girl in a stroller.
So, i get dressed, put on my fresh kicks, warmup and stretch, Ipod Tunes for motivation, and had my planned 5k route in mind. So off I go!!! Whew, this is going great till I hit .45miles, I slowed down to fast walk, thinking damn I really got to stay on pace. So I picked up to a jog again at .75mile, I literally said WTH was I thinking- where in the hell is my 1.5mi marker, I can't even see it from here. So I started walking again for 2 minutes. 1mi marker came up and I walked for a good 3-5 minutes, then at 1.25 I saw my 1.5 mile marker to know to turn back around and run back home.
Ok, here is where the shyt hit the fan! i started out walking and then jogged for a few, until both of my feet went numb! WTH? I immediately starting thinking OMG, I think I'm about to have a heart attack/stroke, do I have a blood clot in my leg. My mind was going crazy for 10 minutes, but I kept walking for about 10 minutes till the tingling senssation went away. It was nearly impossible to walk straight, I mean seriously my feet were freaking numb - i didnt know if I was walking or unless I saw my legs moving.
Long story short 1.5 miles back to house was not as productive with feet thingy. However, I did finish it in 50 minutes! LMBO. I have never been so out of shape - seriously I danced since I was 9 yrs old, I loved short fast runs, but never liked long runs!!!
Lesson: Just because I go hard/full blast in almost everything I do does not mean I can go all ballz out in running without any training. One small step at a time, needless to say!
I think my run will definitely count as my Virtual 5k Halloween Challenge! Will I attempt to run again, hmm... Yes, but I will go about it the smart way and stick to the 5k training program that was setup for a reason - for folks like me!
Although it was a eventful crazy run - I am still proud of myself.
You have permission to laugh, shake your head, joke at my expense! I am.
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