Overcoming Obstacles or Auditioning for Wipeout?
So, I am still doing the P90X. There was a short hiatus, but I am back and actually following the plan instead of just picking a DVD at random. I’m not going to lie, it’s still hard. But, I am really starting to seeing my body change. I was driving the other day and happened to touch the back of my arm and I realized I have triceps! I don’t feel like it’s making a big change in my rate of weight loss (which may or may not be directly attributed to the cookies from the lemonade stand….) but it’s DEFINITELY changing the way my body looks and feels. It’s pretty sweet!
During the week I like to get up and work out first thing in the morning, when it’s quiet, but since I didn’t get to do that today because of the massive lemonade stand preparation, I had to squeeze it in while Jack napped.
We have a finished basement which is a big playroom for the kids, but it’s also where I like to work out. We have a lot of windows on the main level, and not only does the sun beat in and heat it up, but no one should be subjected to seeing what I look like doing “crazy jumping up double twist supinator banana crunch X” moves. (Where does Tony come up with these names?!?)
So yesterday morning, Anthony was up early and came downstairs to work out with me. He made it through most of the warm up then wanted to go play. No problem. Until it was “Crazy Jack” time (may actually be called silly jacks, I was too delirious to remember). Crazy Jacks are basically what you would get if you took a circus clown, got him drunk then made him try to dance down the street with either cops or small monkeys chasing him. Basically you are jumping, bending sideways at the waste and trying to touch your elbows to your outer thigh all at the same time. Needless to say, it takes some concentration.
Anthony decided this would be a good time to race cars under my feet! Not awesome. He finally stopped that after I got enough wind back in my lungs to tell him what exactly would happen if he didn’t knock it off! Then he finished the work out with me. All in all, he was fine.
Today, was a different story. Was Anthony fired up and being fresh? um, no. Today, my husband was home from work.
He has never seen a P90X workout, naturally, he was curious. Being the [email protected]$$ that he is, naturally, he had lots of commentary to contribute. Today was Shoulders, Arms and AbRipper X (yes, its just as horrible as it sounds). During the arms, Curtis kept telling me how he could “Totally do that, if we had weights heavy enough”. Then Anthony chimes in during chair dips with, “Step Aside Mommy, I’ll show you how it’s done” And jumps on to the stairs (where I do these dips) and proceeds to rock out 10 reps like a pro. He jumps up and says “That’s what I’m talking about! That’s how your Bring it Bring it! That’s right mommy, a DOUBLE BRING IT!!!” (“Bring it” is the motto for the workout)
The work out progresses, the two of them are playing basket ball, random balls come flying in my direction every so often, but nothing I’m not used to.
Finally, I make it to the Ab Ripper part of the workout. AKA human torture. This is 60 min in. Coach Curtis now chimes back in, ON THE COUCH, where he is now literally laying down, drinking a beer and watching me bust my butt, with an “I can TOTALLY do that” and starts trying to do crunches ON THE COUCH. Then Anthony comes back over and is now sitting on me. So I’m doing side crunches with an additional 50 pounds on my hip, (It was good way to get a glimpse of what it would have been like trying to do this before I lost any weight…. fyi, it would have killed me) and the peanut gallery ON THE COUCH flailing around. Ridiculous!
Of course Anthony is also my cheerleader. After checking out my newly found triceps that I was showing off, he says “Mommy! You are so hot, I could cook you on the grill!” (He doesn’t quite have that all worked out yet, but I’ll take it as a compliment!) 🙂 He thinks Tony (the P90X guy) is hilarious and will repeat back to me whatever motivational garbage Tony is throwing out. Especially when Tony gives us a “tip of the day”. Today’s tip was “don’t smash your face”. This of course is award winning comedy for a 5 year old, who took it and ran with it. I had the privilege of hearing a 10 minute stand up routine about what not to smash.
So if you are bored with your current workout routine, let me know, I’ll send in my two “assistants” who can make your workout more exciting with obstacles, live action comedy and helpful hints.
(Tomorrow I’m getting up early to avoid the nonsense!!!) Happy 4th everyone!!!