Still “Bringing it”

So, I am still on the P90X plan.

It’s hard.

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!

Even the baby shows off his core strength! They are taunting me!

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…

Tara

Tara is a stay at home mom to two sons. She is a lover of family, friends, food and laughter. Her life is a roller coaster ride full of hilarity, diapers, exercise and fun.

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6 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    How did it go? I know you have been super slammed this summer, but I miss your posts! Did you sign up for that 5k?

    • Tara says:

      I FINALLY did sign up! My first 5K will be October 30!! I am running with a few friends. The good news is they offer free hot dogs after the run!! LOL!! I don’t think there’s anything I would find less appealing after running 5K than a hot dog!!! I will let you know how it goes!!

  2. Catherine says:

    Rooting you on Mama and loving your posts xoxo

  3. Kelley says:

    T – you are an inspiration to those who turn thier noses up to portion conrol and exercise even though they complain about how they look and feel every day. You are DOING something about it girl! And doing it well! Keep it up!

  4. Shelly says:

    The key is to go by how your clothes fit, not by pounds. Muscle weighs more than fat, and even though you’re not bulking up, your muscles are becoming leaner and heavier while you’re burning the fat. I found that out personally when I started working out at the YMCA and I didn’t lose more than 5 pounds, but I dropped 2 sizes! Good luck and keep it up!

  5. natalie says:

    Keep up the good work! You’re doing awesome 🙂 Sign up for a 5k…NOW! You don’t have to run the whole thing, you’re goal is to finish. If you wait until you’re “ready”, you’ll always have a reason to wait. Call me, we can chat 🙂

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