ROCKNSUNSHINE13's SparkPeople Blog ROCKNSUNSHINE13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community More Coming Soon... I have used P90X this first round as therapy... Oh and exercise is honestly the best!!!!! I feel fantastic about how far I have come emotionally in my life. I have done a lot of soul searching and know myself fairly well. I LOVE IT! However, with working out comes confidence. I have friends who also are fantastic and foster this confidence and support my goals. I am learning to deal with others in my life that are unsupportive and actually go out of their way, it seems, to belittle and degrad... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:39:58 EST "MY CHALLENGE" Days 9 & 10! Happy Days;) Refer to early blog: LAST 5 WEEKS OF P90X (round 1)! "MY CHALLENGE" <BR> <BR> MY CHALLENGE (Tuesday): <BR> Did P90X (Day 65)--Plyometrics (oh and I pushed hard!) <BR> <BR> MY CHALLENGE (today-Wednesday): <BR> Did 50 Burpees in 7:36.4 (up 1:19 from Monday... Yes I was lazy... Lol) <BR> Ran 1 mile in 9:00 (Ran entire mile at 6.7mph and down 42 seconds from day 1) <BR> Did P90X (Day 66)--Back & Biceps with Ab Ripper X <BR> <BR> I weighed in this morning because I felt way better after lots... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 06:15:04 EST I'm still happy being a woman every day! Weigh-ins when your a woman can well be discouraging.... My jeans keep fitting better and better so I know I'm making progress. Plus I want to lose weight (get my body fat percentage where I want mostly), but mostly I want to be healthy for long-term. This isn't about today, this week, or even this month, it's about the long-term. What I do today does effect my tomorrow. I love eating healthy and exercise! I feel so fantastic! I am creating habits and a lifestyle. I am loving it. The goals th... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:27:37 EST "MY CHALLENGE" Day 8 & weekend review. Refer to early blog: LAST 5 WEEKS OF P90X (round 1)! "MY CHALLENGE" <BR> <BR> MY CHALLENGE: <BR> Did 50 Burpees in 6:17.2 (Down 37 seconds from Friday!!) <BR> Ran 1 mile in 8:58 (Down 17 seconds from Friday and 44 seconds from day 1) <BR> Did P90X (Day 64)--Chest, Shoulders & Triceps with Ab Ripper X <BR> <BR> This past weekend I slept a lot! After work Saturday morning, I went grocery shopping then was in bed by 9AM and slept 7 hours straight... Actually I slept 26 of the 36 hours then.... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:24:04 EST A little review... Plus: Final 30 days of P90X and continuing "MY CHALLENGE" Realizing that I have only 30 days left of this first round of P90X is amazing... Now I have not made all the changes physically that I had hoped to yet... But I have made progress and have lost some weight. The bigger changes have come In gradually making changes to my diet, learning I really can stick to a plan, and well it was a great therapy tool. Lol! In August, I started a new phase in my life (my exhusband and I filed for divorce)... I started running again and weight lifting. I droppe... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:26:43 EST "MY CHALLENGE" Day 5 Refer to early blog: LAST 5 WEEKS OF P90X (round 1)! "MY CHALLENGE" <BR> <BR> MY CHALLENGE: <BR> Did 50 Burpees in 6:54.7 <BR> Ran 1 mile in 9:15 (Down 9 seconds from yesterday and 27 seconds from day 1) <BR> Did P90X (Day 61)-- Legs & Back <BR> <BR> I logged all my food for today... After work this morning, we went out and had a couple cocktails. I'm learning that I can do this once in a while and I can still achieve my goals! Life is going to be about balance! Lovin' every moment! <BR>... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:49:32 EST "MY CHALLENGE" Day 4 Refer to early blog: LAST 5 WEEKS OF P90X (round 1)! "MY CHALLENGE" <BR> <BR> MY CHALLENGE: <BR> Made decision to take day off of Burpees today. Chest very sore:). <BR> Ran 1 mile in 9:24 (Down 3 seconds from yesterday and 18 seconds from day 1) <BR> Did P90X (Day 60)-- Yoga X <BR> <BR> I logged all my food for today! I am within all my goals for the second day in a row:). Super excited!!!! <BR> <BR> A little inspiration: <BR> <img src=" Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:23:11 EST "MY CHALLENGE" Day 3 <BR> MY CHALLENGE: <BR> Did 50 BURPEES in 6:54.4 <BR> Ran 1 mile in 9:27 <BR> Did P90X (Day 59)-- Shoulders & Arms w/ Ab Ripper X <BR> Also did Billy's Bootcamp: AB Bootcamp <BR> <BR> I logged all my food for today! I am within all my goals:). Yeah! <BR> <BR> My pic of the day: <BR> (Actually from yesterday-- relaxin:)) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And a gift to myself: <BR> <img src=" Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:23:20 EST New Beginning to my Future After months of grieving, finding balance, finding my own strength, and realizing my life is literally just beginning, my divorce was finalized this Monday. Monday night, my friends took me out to celebrate my fresh start or new beginning! I am blessed to have amazing people in my life... I wanted to share a few pics! <BR> <BR> Me in my new outfit:) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The cake (this was a gag... only for fun and a gift from a... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:23:11 EST "MY CHALLENGE" Day 2 MY CHALLENGE: <BR> Did 50 BURPEES in 6:56.9 <BR> Ran 1 mile in 9:32 <BR> Did P90X (Day 58)-- Plyometrics <BR> <BR> I also prepared Spaghetti Squash and chicken with tomatos for dinners this week!!! I will write a longer blog tomorrow! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:19:28 EST "MY CHALLENGE" Day 1 Today is a big day for me. My divorce is finalized and I open a new chapter in my life. After months of sorting through emotions and recovering, I am at peace and am looking forward to starting to write the new pages of my story.... Fitness is going to be a huge part of my future! <BR> <BR> MY CHALLENGE: <BR> Did 50 BURPEES in 7:04 <BR> Ran 1 mile in 9:42 <BR> Did P90X (Day 57)-- Chest & Back w/ Ab Ripper X Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:45:43 EST LAST 5 WEEKS OF P90X (round 1)! "MY CHALLENGE" With a new chapter in my personal life beginning (my divorce is finalized Monday) and a sigh of relief that I am getting a fresh start, I think the last five weeks of P90X for this round are going to reap amazing results! If you have read my blog before, you may have read about "My Challenge" before... I have remained in the game overall in the P90X and being active everyday but the past couple weeks have been overwhelming as I am processing the last few emotions and documents as this relatio... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:12:43 EST Realized I have been stressed.... Plus progress photo! Today, I finally realized I have been stressed lately. My divorce is finalized Monday. Although I am looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life, it's just putting all these finalities in order that is a little stressful. I, of course, have to change my name everywhere, and lucky for my ex-husband, I handled all the "paperwork" (i.e. vehicle titles, insurances, joint accounts, etc.) so he honestly hasn't had to worry about getting any of this done. He just has had to sign things w... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:55:06 EST 2013... I am so ready for you! Wow! After a year like 2012, I was definitely ready to ring in the new year! To quick give a rundown on 2012... It was challenging: I made the decision to leave my family's farm to pursue a different career (ended up with a job I love and a better, more balanced relationship with my parents) and I ended up divorced after only being married a year. I spent the fall learning that I have AMAZING friends, a good family, and more resilience than I ever gave myself credit for. I, however, found my ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 02:18:05 EST