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p90x has begun!

Monday, January 05, 2009

So... I finally get to start on my new workout routine and I am psyched!!! This is what I've been waiting for. This is what I've prepared for!

I did the first workout today... and man it was tough. I know I didn't do as well as I would like to, but I think i did pretty good for my first time. I am so glad I worked my butt for 4 months before doing this, or else I don't think I would've even completed the first day! But I did notice that the 1 and a half weeks I did not work out did slow me down a bit. But I just glad that is over and I'm back on track.

I see myself completing this. A year ago I would have never thought this to be possible, but here I am, doing it, working my butt off and bringing it! I will look super hot after this. There is no choice!

I feel so powerful even if its day 1 and I'll probably be sore as hell tomorrow..but I still feel proud! lol

I'm getting ready for dinner now....Have a great evening everybody!

Marcia emoticon


Boring discovery!

Friday, December 12, 2008 is friday. My mom was suppose to spend the night, but called me instead and canceled (she is coming tomorrow morning though!). My hubby is a music teacher by day and musician by night lol! Friday nights, he plays at a local bar. (I get bored, so I don't go that often).

I made butter cookies...I ate 4. I made peppermint meringue cookies... I ate like 2. I was still good with my calories though emoticon. And I was bored. I knew I had to workout. I changed into my workout clothes....

No motivation comes.

I play with my son.

No motivation comes.

I put him in the bath tub, and I kind of start my SP strength training. Half way... my son is calling me. He wants out of the bathtub. I bathe him and get his pjs on. I finish the rest of the resistance training.

I still have cardio to do. I have no idea what I want to do. shred? nope! p90x? Nope! So I venture into SP videos to see what I can find for cardio. Then I see this 10 min. jump rope workout.

I have no jumprope, but it said optional so I give it a try. I was not even half way through it and I was feeling it and sweating! As soon as I finish the last move, I start it up again. I did the video twice. I was really sweating and it went by so so fast. I really liked it! I logged it in and I burned 280! wow! no wonder my shirt was wet! So THANKS SPARKPEOPLE! YOu cured my Friday night workout boredom! I am definitely add this video to my favorites! ITs fast and it burns!!


I'm heading to the shower and going to bed. I have to wake up early tomorrow before my mom comes so I can get some exercise in! Good night everyone! emoticon


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SILVEROPERA 12/19/2008 8:57AM

    I just bought a jump rope yesterday...I'll have to try it out!

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INTHESPOTLIGHT 12/13/2008 9:38AM

  Sounds've inspired me to head to the gym and workout!

THANKS! Have a great one!

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And I thought I wasn't doing very well...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Today I decided to take progress pictures with my new yoga pants before doing my KenpoX workout. BTW they are very comfortable! I was surprised by what I saw. I should say, what I didn't see. I didn't see that big belly I had before. I still have a long way to go (for you mothers out there, you know how hard it is to get your stomach back!), but I"ve come a long ways!!!

And then, I went about with my workout, afterwards, I decided to work on the collage to post it and compare. OMG! THe results are so there! I couldn't believe what a little over 3 months has done for me!

I think that taking the pictures today was what I needed. I needed some motivation that I was on the right track. And seeing the pictures just opened up my eyes. I'm doing good, I'm doing very good. I don't want to care about the weight anymore. I'm gonna try to care about the size and the way I look and feel. THat is what is important!

So size 4 jeans, here I come!

*HEre is just a pic I made to compare my front, you can see my side and back on my photo gallery!

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LOVINGME22 12/12/2008 11:32PM

    Simply amazing! Keep it up and you will see a size 4 in no time!

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INTHESPOTLIGHT 12/10/2008 8:20PM

  You look GREAT!!! WOW! How tall are you? Because you don't seem like you weigh what is on your tracker! Almost a size 4! You must be so proud! Keep up the good work!!!! 3 months has done wonders, so I know you will do great!

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a little upset at myself

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

So I've been having a hard time losing any weight the past couple of weeks. I know I should look at the sizes more than the weight itself, but it still hurts me that I'm close to a month away from my goal date and I still have close to 20 lbs to lose.

I don't care if I don't reach my goal in time. I know I will reach it, eventually. But I want to lose at least 8 lbs by my date. I was so upset this weekend and yesterday that I totally over ate. And what sucks was that I didn't even enjoy it. I ate it...I was so full! It was uncomfortable. Maybe that is a good thing. Because it shows what I have learned and accustomed my body to over these months and overeating just sent my body to an uncomfortable zone.
oh!! and I didn't exercise yesterday.

I hope this 3 days I totally messed up help boost my metabolism so that I can lose some weight. I heard it some where it helps sometimes..Don't know if it really works...we'll see.

But I will definitely not give up. 2 steps forward, 1 step backwards, right?


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  mess ups help me! But usually because I didn't get enough water and once I do, the weight falls off! Don't give up hope! You are doing great!

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100 days with SP

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I've been on SP for 100 days. These have been 100 days of living consciously. I never noticed how much this body that was lent to me was worth. I can now say, after so so much, that I am proud of myself, that I am proud of my body, and of who I am.

What I have, what I look like, or do, is a result of who I decide to be. I've decided to be a better person for my family and for myself. This body is not mine therefore I will do whatever I can to keep it in good shape.

I couldn't have accomplished what I have in these 100 days without the support and tools from SP and its members. I am proud to say we are approaching the holidays and I feel happy about them. I've learned I cannot change things I have no control over. Why should I beat myself up for them?

I hope the holidays bring peace to a lot of people and the chance to get together with loved ones. We only have 1 life, let's make the best of it.

And for you brother,wherever you are, I just want to say I miss you and love you like you have no idea!

Marcia Mariela

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  Wow! Very powerful and very true! The friendships I have made and the process I have made are all because of Spark! Keep on sparking have done a great job and you will continue to make yourself and others around you very proud!

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