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!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Week 2 Results (with a Savannah Trip In-Between)

Well, I survived Week 2!  I served as a teacher chaperone to our middle school's Savannah trip, and really enjoyed the food from the coast.  The food was just fabulous, and I made sure to enjoy some perfectly-spiced boiled shrimp and snow crab legs.  Mmmmmm. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.  We walked all over the place, so that helped create even more of a caloric deficit.  I wasn't able to do my Kenpo X workout because there wasn't a DVD player in the hotel, but the walking made up for a little bit of it.  I was a little bummed because Kenpo X is my favorite, but getting to sight-see with the kids was all worth it.

Here are my Week 2 Results:

Weight: down 1.2 lbs
Body Fat %: down 0.5%
Chest: down 0.5"
1.5" Under Chest: down 0.25"
Stomach: same
Hips: down 0.5"
Mid Left Thigh: down 0.25"
Mid Right Thigh: down 0.5"
Mid Left Bicep: down 0.25"
Mid Right Bicep: same

I'm totally cool with these results, especially since I was on a bus for 11 hours during the weekend and since I wasn't able to eat fully-balanced meals.  My only concern thus far is that my right bicep hasn't changed at all yet.  I'm hoping that will change this week because I can't have one arm majorly bigger than the other!

Hope everyone is doing well and pushing play to their fullest extent! :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Motivation and Week 1 Results

Yesterday, my fiancé met my mom and me for lunch at Chick-Fil-A.  I got my newly-usual meal, the Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad with Light Italian Dressing, while the fiancé ordered the Spicy Chicken Sandwich meal and my mom ordered the 8-piece Chicken Nugget meal.  This doesn't sound too important, but it's the basis of my motivation.

As we started eating, the aroma of my fiancé's sandwich floated up to my nose and smelled SO GOOD.  Now, at this point, I haven't had any bread for 9 days or anything fried for over a month.  I was used to eating bread at least once a day, if not for all three meals.

So, I said to him, "God, that sandwich looks good."

He turned his head, looked in my eyes, and said, "It is, but I'm proud of you."

I'm proud of you.  That statement says so much when you know the person saying it truly means it.  He knows my struggle with my weight; he knows that I want to reach my goal; he knows that I want this to be long-term instead of just for our wedding.  But most importantly, he wants me to be happy. So BOOM.  There's my additional motivation.  Bring it.

Week 1 Results:

Weight: down 3.8 pounds
BMI: down 1%
Chest: down 0.25 in
1.5" under chest: down 1 in
Stomach: down 0.75 in
Hips: same
Mid Left Thigh: down 0.5 in
Mid Right Thigh: down 0.25 in
Mid Left Bicep: down 0.25
Mid Right Bicep: same

I'm VERY pleased with my results for Week 1.  Praying that this success will keep going at this rate!