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Week 2, in the books. :)


Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Just finished my second week of what I'm now calling "P90X Part Two: Electric Boogaloo."

Things are good. Things are VERY good. I have lost SEVEN POUNDS. Seven!! What the eff?

Of course, maybe part of that was stupid TOM-related weight gain when I weighed myself two weeks ago... but honestly, it's not so much about the numbers as it is how I FEEL. I'm really starting to notice a difference in my energy level, my mood, and just how I feel physically. Sure, I have some workout soreness (I'd be sad if I didn't!), but besides that, I feel like a million bucks. And it's only going to get better.

Also, something different: I have a very dear friend who is battling some issues with alcohol abuse and has given up alcohol for Lent... and potentially for good. As a show of solidarity, I, too, decided to give up booze for Lent... and we decided to start early. :) And you know, it's amazing: we both have noticed a significant difference. Now, I was never a heavy drinker, especially not after I lost all the weight; my body simply couldn't metabolize it and I'd be horizontal after two. My friend, though? OY VEY, can that guy drink. Really serious problem that could develop into potentially terrible things. And the difference with him has been immediately noticable. He's also lost some weight, and I swear to you, he is a different COLOR. His eyes are brighter... his skin is more pink. And his mind is wonderfully clear. I'm overjoyed, and I tell him that. The change has been so dramatic that it's caused me to question whether I oughtn't give up alcohol for good, too... or at least limit myself to only drinking what I make. (I make my own homemade honey wine. Delicious.) I mean, I am a woman who endorses moderation, but if booze is going to have that dramatic of an effect on someone... I don't know if I have any business putting it in my body. Something to ponder.

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So... tonight is salsa night - so even though it's a P90X rest day, I'm still getting in some "fun-time" exercise.



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CODEMAULER 2/7/2013 9:11AM

    What a wonderful gift you are giving yourself!!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/7/2013 8:02AM

    Congratulations on the weight loss!
Good for you for supporting your friend, I have really cut back, a glass of wine every so often. I hate to drink my calories! :)
Hope you had a great salsa session!

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GRACEFULJOURNEY 2/6/2013 12:30PM

    Awesome job on the P90X!!

And I would agree that booze has an amazing effect on the body, and not in a good way.

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