Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I can't even express how excited I am to make it to the first milestone in the P90X program. When I was at Day 1, it seemed like Day 30 was an eternity away. Now that I'm here, it seems like time flew by!
What has changed in the first 30 days?
I'm finding my hunger for working out again. In my late 20s, I was a gym rat who spent hours lifting, running, and stepping and was in the shape of my life. Now that I'm in my late 30s and those days are long gone, I've been searching for something that would motivate me to want to workout like that again. Finally, with the help of P90X, I'm reclaiming that gym rat (without the gym... for now).
I'm feeling stronger and seeing changes in measurements and on the scale. Last night my hubby was trying to tickle me (something I hate and he loves to do) and I put out my arm to hold him away. His response was, "Damn...look how you're flexing those biceps. You're getting ripped!" (SMILE!)
I didn't take pictures when I started because I guess I was somewhat skeptical that I'd even make it through the first 30 days, much less actually see results. I did weigh and measure myself and here are the results...
Weight: 6.6 lbs GONE!!
Hips: 1" GONE!!
Thighs: 0.5" GONE!!
Arms: 0.25" GONE!!
I'm going to take a 30 day picture so I can compare the results when I get to 60 days. Thank you P90X and Tony for motivating me to stick to it and push play everyday.
Monday, July 12, 2010
I'm nearing the end of Phase 1 of P90X, but this is my first blog about it so far. I started my recovery week this morning with another round of YogaX. Why do I feel like the word 'recovery' is not fitting as I'm spent after this morning's workout. PHEW!
Overall, P90X has been a great experience for me so far. Down almost 6 lbs and I'm not done with the first phase, so I'm pleased. I haven't taken my measurements yet (waiting until the official end of Phase 1), but I did wear a pair of jeans on Saturday that I couldn't wear before!! They'd been hanging in my closet taunting me for months...but taunt no longer.
With Tony's help, I'm feeling stronger and more focused, which is something I haven't felt with taking care of my body in a long time. I'm looking forward to the next 60+ days and will continue to Bring It! and push play everyday.
Thanks to the other Bring It team members... you're quite inspirational as I read many of your posts daily.
Monday, December 10, 2007
I've been committed to embracing fitness for about 4 weeks now and I've had mixed success. I've taken the first step with my focus on getting some sort of cardio in at least five times a week. And I can truly feel the difference. On day one I thought the treadmill was evil... but now we've become better friends. I'm also incorporating other cardio (mostly my step videos) to keep things changing.
But now it's time for me to dig deeper. I've been so-so on my diet. I'm great with staying within my calorie range at least 90% of the time, but I still need work getting in all of the nutrients I need. It's been tough especially since I have a hubby that detests veggies (he literally gets sick when he eats them - any kind - trust me I've been working on this for four years!) and has the metabolism of a 15 year old. I've gotten better about adding salads to every meal, but I still struggle with the fiber thing. I know we can't eat the same things (as evidenced by my gaining nearly 15 lbs since we've been together), but sometimes I just get lazy.
Also, I need to start adding strength training into my life. I know this will make a big impact. I've been doing a few exercises at home, but I know I need to bring it in order to get the bod that I really want. But when do I have time??? I know, I just have to make time.
I know this is more venting than an actual blog, but I needed to get this out so that maybe I can start focusing on next steps. It's nice to feel better, but in order to look better I know that I need to start dropping those pounds.
Here's to step 2!
Friday, November 23, 2007
My husband and I have just moved into our home last month and took on the challenge of hosting our first Thanksgiving for the family. We worked up until the first guest arrived yesterday at 1pm trying to get our house ready for 18 people and 2 dogs :)
Well, we were able to get the boxes unpacked (except for a few that we hid in the basement) and everything went great... including my ability to not gorge myself with the traditional holiday spread. While I didn't avoid any of my favorites... I just limited myself to small portions of everything I love. And I loaded up on all the veggies I could!
I'm thrilled that I didn't derail my early successes. Here's to all the food I love - in moderation :)
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This week I recommitted myself to exercise. I know that the key is consistency...but boy is it hard to get to 'consistency'! This morning I was on the treadmill thinking "What happened! It wasn't always this hard!" But I think back to the first time I incorporated exercise into my life and I felt the same way. Over time though, it got easier and eventually my body craved it.
So, I've started this workout challenge to get at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise 5 days a week to get back to loving (ok... loving is a strong word) - I'll say appreciating the effects of a consistent exercise regimen. The next six weeks will be a killer - but I hope to report that by the end I was able to beat the treadmill, instead of it beating me :)
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