Sunday, January 6, 2013

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Starting Back

A wise person posted on Pinterest once that "You never have to start back if you don't quit."  I recently realized that every time I've gone through a workout program, I've "quit." Whether it was from being rear-ended in my car, to getting married, or whatever, I've put fitness on the back burner for quite some time.  I'm going to change that, though, once and for all.

My original thought was to start P90X again in January.  Well heck, why wait until then?  Let's start in December.  So, December 3rd, it is.  My goal is to have a drastic-enough change in my body that I'd actually be considered for the Beachbody Challenge winner.  Let's do this.

Is anyone else starting a program then?  I'd love to join a support group to help hold me accountable for what I'm doing.  Let me know, and maybe we can form a group or something! :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Unmotivated... let's change that.

This past week, I've been so unmotivated to eat healthy and complete my workouts.  I don't know why...  As of today, we're about 40-something days out from the wedding, which also means that I'm 40-something days into P90X.  This week has been basically a scrap for me because I just couldn't stop thinking about eating something that I didn't need to have.

So, I indulged.  And I didn't do my workout.  Twice.

I know, it's bad.  I tried so hard to stay on track, but I felt like the more I tried, the worse the inklings were.

I looked at my nutrition plan, and I realized what was going on.  My energy was running out, which is a classic reason to switch to Phase II of the plan.  I'm starting that tomorrow, so I hope I'll be able to have better focus for the last half of the program.  I was so focused - almost to the point of being OCD - for the first month, but around Day 35 or so, it just started going downhill.  I think my attention span is about that long for workout programs, but changing things up a bit with my nutrition plan should do the trick.

Plus, I watched the P90X infomercial tonight, which ALWAYS helps to keep my eye on the prize.  And that prize right now is looking hot in my wedding dress...  and for the honeymoon trip.

So...  Onward and forward!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Workout Motivation

I constantly am trying to find more and more workout motivation, and Pinterest is an EXCELLENT way to get that necessary boost of excitement.  I started a board just for that, appropriately entitled, "Workout Motivation."  I know, creative, right?  Anyway, if you'd like to see some of this motivation, feel free to check out the board:  Workout Motivation Pinterest Board

Hope you all have an excellent Memorial Day weekend!  Make sure you thank a service man or woman for his or her service to our country and for allowing us to be truly "free" individuals.  :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

P90X Plus

To add to my Beachbody collection, I ordered P90X+ to utilize during my in-between program times.  It looks pretty awesome, so I'm looking forward to using it soon.  Has anyone ever used this addition before?  I'd like to hear your thoughts, if possible!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Next Step - Fitness Announcement

After I finish P90X, I've set everything up to complete Insanity, Insanity: Asylum, and P90X2.  I'm going to finish P90X the Friday before our wedding and am projecting to start Insanity the week after our honeymoon.  I've got to splurge just a little bit while we're on the cruise! :)  But that's not the biggest thing...

I'm going to apply to become a "coach" for the products.

It's slightly like anyone who sells any other product (Avon, jewelry, etc.), but this is something a little bit different in that it's helping you reach your fitness goals.  The title is a "coach" because I'm literally going to be coaching people through the programs, offering all of the products listed on the Beach Body website, and just helping anyone who is interested in getting fit.  I'm also going to start a "Fit Club" in our area for anyone who is interested in trying out one or two Beach Body workouts per week.  Maybe try one P90X workout here, a TurboFire workout there, and a Power 90 workout on top of it.  We can switch it up!  There aren't any of these clubs in our area, so hopefully this will reach out to a lot of people who are interested in getting fit and feeling great and let everyone see how great these programs truly are.

I've had my eye on this endeavor ever since I started P90X the first time because I knew it worked.  Unfortunately, I got rear-ended in my Equinox and wasn't able to finish the program, which set me back quite a bit.  I'm currently on my second attempt of P90X and just started my 2nd month.  In my last post, I showed my results for just one month.  Yeah, it seems like my weight hasn't gone down too much, but let me tell you...  I look COMPLETELY different than I did when I started this.  

My pants fit looser.  My shirts are a bit more baggy.  I'm more flexible.  I feel better.  That's what's important.

Believe me - I'd love to post my pre-beginning and Day 30 photos, but it's a little bit embarrassing! :)  I promise that I will post them sometime...  but just take my word that you can tell a huge difference in just a short amount of time.  

So anyway, if anyone is interested in the "Fit Club," let me know.  I'll probably start it around August or September, depending on how quickly I'm able to go through the Coach program.  The more, the merrier!

Month 1 Results

I'm a slacker and haven't made time to do any blog posts recently, so I'm sorry! It's been crazy with my classes starting back, doing wedding stuff, getting new house paperwork together, and working out. Good news, though, is that I've been doing really well with P90X Lean! Here are my results for Month 1:

Weight: DOWN 5.2
BMI: DOWN 2.8%
Total Inches: DOWN 9.5"

I'm VERY pleased with this outcome, especially considering that I've had to slack a few times on the food intake because of wedding showers or trips. Looking forward to seeing how Month 2 turns out!