Sunday, January 02, 2011
2011 is already starting off great! After extensive hinting around and batting of eyelashes, I was THRILLED to get P90X for Xmas from my AMAZING hubby. During the last week of 2010 I read the fitness and nutrition guides back to back, stocked my fridge with the P90x meal plan foods and started the exercises yesterday - 1/1/11.
**My P90X Journey will be from 1/1/2011 to 3/31/2011**
Even though I only started the exercises yesterday, I've been on the meal plan for three days now and I'm ALREADY feeling so much more energy! I'm actually eating MORE too!! I've learned ways to eat the same food, withOUT the butter and it still tastes great (try noodles and chicken and broccoli cooked in broth, shallots, garlic and green onions...no more need for syrupy sauces, butter or gravy).
As I've been actively "maintaining" my shape for years through sensible eating and regular exercise, I'm starting off at a good point in terms of relatively low body fat. However, my "maintenance activities" have always been haphazard at best - going to the gym and doing whatever class was "fun" without any real long-term game plan to gain muscle and strength.
That's where P90X is different - its a comprehensive, all-encompassing program where I don't have to supplement with gym programs or guess at what to do each day. Beach Body (the makers of P90x) have already done the work of designing what workout to do first, second, third, nintieth, etc. All I have to do is follow the plan. P90X also comes with very specific food plans specifically designed to get you through the challenging program and come out the other side healthier and stronger. Basically it takes out all the guesswork - all you have to do is trust the program design, go with it, and see what happens. Although I'm just starting the testimonials I've heard and all over the web give me optimism. When I'm done I will let you know first hand if it works!
To keep me accountable through my 90 day journey, I've started a VLOG on my Home CEO Facebook page. Here's the link in case you want to check out my progress: www.healthyhomeceo.com/f
Day 1: "Skinny Fat Person" = slim frame, but soft with no muscles!