Still “Bringing it”
So, I am still on the P90X plan.
There are days when I see Tony’s smug face and I want to take a twinkie and throw it at the TV. (But why waste a perfectly good twinkie?!?) But, I’m still going. I’ve been doing the workout in the morning most of the time. I get up at 7, hoping to sneak downstairs for a quiet exercise break, only to run into my self appointed personal trainer in the hallway. He helps me make sure my form is straight by placing toys and other items on my back during poses. He helps me jump higher by throwing balls under my feet, but mostly he likes to show me how he can “Bring it” (the P90X motto) by doing the moves better than I can. Hello! He’s only 5! If I weighed 50 pounds I could also do chair dips with ease!
But even with my comic relief, I still am making progress. I am following the “lean” method, which is designed to have more cardio and leaner exercises than the bulking up dvds. Yes, thank you, I do not need MORE girth! I am down a grand total of 56 pounds as of the Saturday weigh in and am really starting to see a change in my body. Confession time, my eating has not been awesome. There’s been a lot of brownie consumption (see earlier post regarding couponing and brownies….) but I’m still doing the portion control (mostly.)
I’ve only had one day where I just couldn’t finish the workout. I was not feeling awesome, and it was the core program which sucks. It hurts. I just couldn’t force my body into the movements. I had to call it. But! I’ve been doing well since.
I’m at a strange place, I’m excited about the numbers dropping on the scale, but after losing so much weight, I feel like I should be skinny now. Sadly, I still have a long way to go. (66 pounds to be exact) It’s a little disheartening. I’m trying to find solid motivation to keep going. Last week it was a number I set in my head that I wanted to hit before my good friend (and biggest supporter of all this) came to dinner on Saturday. It helped keep me in line. I surpased my goal by a pound, so that was awesome, but now I need a new one.
Any ideas on this? I guess I am going to try setting small weekly goals. See if that keeps working. Next week is week 4, that’s a recovery week for p90. I’ll be doing my 30 day measurements, here’s hoping for big losses!!! I’ll let you know…