A few posts back I shared a typical day with you.
I know that many people rebuke the idea of rising at 4 am, especially to exercise :)
1) by 6:45 a.m. there are at least 6, sometimes 12, people awake in this house.
2) there are going to be a lot of people in this place for a long time, and I don't want to sit back and watch them; I want to keep up!
It's not that I'm terribly overweight, but I am definitely out of shape. I realized the only way that will change is by taking action. So I made a commitment six weeks ago to do just that.
I have one body, and it is a temple. I certainly don't treat it as such.
The transformation is kinda slow going because as much as I'd like to think my active lifestyle has made me strong, I'm proven wrong every single morning.
Also, I started another bad habit. I figured if I'm working out so hard I get to eat more, right?!? Ummm, not.so.much. I gained 5 pounds! No, it's not just that muscle is heavier than fat, okay. It's the fluff on top of the muscle that makes my clothes too tight!
So I started a new good habit, then a bad habit, and now I'm trying to change the bad one ... again.
I admit that nearly every day that my alarm rings at 4, my body and mind debate whether it's really necessary to get up. Ultimately, I'm always glad I did.
The first week was h.a.r.d. There were workouts I couldn't do more than one rep. Am I seeing progress? YES! By the second week I could do more!
I'm now six weeks into it, and although I have a long ways to go, I feel so much better. Just this week my hubby started the program with me. I can relate to where he's at :)
So what exactly are we doing?
I am so committed to fitness that a few weeks after starting P90X I signed on as a coach!
1) It keeps me accountable.
2) I get to help others reach their fitness goals too.
After all, if a 49-year-old working mom to 11 kids can do this, anybody can!
It's very humbling to share the starting point, but it's an amazing journey to the finish!
If you'd like to know more about the program we're following, please check out my website!
If there's something you're interested in knowing more about, just let me know.
Have a beautiful day!!!