Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ripped...or not?

So you won't believe what we've been up to.

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 :)
Two things:
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?
P90X!


And shakeology!

I am so committed to fitness that a few weeks after starting P90X I signed on as a coach!
Why?  
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!!!

4 comments:

Gina Farmer said...

Girl! You Rock! I tried the P90X and made it to yoga day...and thought I was literally going to D.I.E!!!! Keep on keepin' on girlfriend!

Mama Ds Dozen said...

Great job!

I have lost 60+ pounds in the past 9 months WITHOUT exercise (due to a bum knee). My knee is now better and I am READY to exercise. So, I will certainly check it out. :)

I've not heard of Shakeology, but I have been using Xyngular Protein Shakes. LOVE them.

Keep up the good work.

Laurel
mama of 12

Wendy said...

I am definitely going to check it out! I started running last year and it was not easy. Took a lot of inner strength. I also gained weight but after about 3 months, I started losing. You will too as muscle builds and increases your metabolism. Can't wait to read your fitness blog.

Amanda said...

I love P90X. I've also used Chalene Extreme. It is great for someone who just can't 1:)commit to an hour or more or 2:) tends to not be crazy. P90X is very hard. It works though.

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