Progress

Well, today is the end of my first thirty days of Power 90. So I had to take my measurements today. While I haven’t lost any weight (I knew I hadn’t before I took my measurements) I have lost 14.5 inches, mostly from my thighs. This is incredibly awesome, and a real, tangible sign that all of this hard work is paying off. It is even a sign that my diet isn’t causing a lot of stress or making me unhealthy. Although, due to the numbers I plugged into the body fat calculator, my BF% has actually gone up. I don’t get that, but I’m chalking it up as a fluke, because I have lost so many inches at this point. And I can’t wait to see what I will lose in the next thirty days! From what I hear, 30-60 and 60-90 are golden because I have just spent thirty days stoking my metabolism.

I am trying to do some research to find out what system I want to use next. I had been going to do P90X after this, but I have heard so many people talk about the different systems out there, and I want to take a look at them. I may post my opinions at a later date!

Progress!

Today I finished my second week of Power 90, and it felt really good. I’m really proud of myself right now, not only for finishing two weeks, but also for not overdoing it and getting sick. I haven’t been sick yet. I can tell that I’m getting stronger because the exercises aren’t quite as hard for me to do, either. I was able to get through more of the sweat video without pausing as often, and I added the third round of the strength circuit in the middle of this week. So all in all, it is going extremely well.

I found a 5K in October that I am going to try to run. It means that I will start training in June, and that means that I will have plenty of time to get myself in shape to be able to handle the training. Especially since things are going so well with my workouts right now, I should be in great shape to train in June. And the training will be on top of whatever program I am doing in June, so that will be a great addition to my workout routine.

So as far as my plans go as far as my regular workout, I am planning on doing 1-2 for as long as it takes until I can do all of the exercises at full intensity and feel like I’m not getting any more benefits. It may happen sooner than I think, but that is the plan. After that happens, I will move on to 3-4. When I start doing 3-4, I will order 5-6 so that I have it for when I can do 3-4 at full intensity and feel like I’m not getting anything out of it. When I move on to 5-6 I’m going to order P90X so I can start on it when I get to the full intensity point with 5-6. And I am going to keep progressing through that system the same way.

On top of all of this, my boyfriend and I just ordered a Total Gym, so I will have that to supplement my workouts as well. I’m actually pretty glad that we got it because it has a way to do pullups. I was trying to figure out how I was going to do pullups when I make it to the P90X because a door attachment won’t work in this house. That will help me out a lot.

So those are my plans, and my path to achieve them. I have a lot that I want to accomplish, but I have a clear path. I also have plenty of motivation. I kind of blew my diet on Saturday, and stayed up really late, so I didn’t want to get up on Sunday and do my workout, but I did, and I was so glad that I did. I knew that if I didn’t, it would throw me off and I would quit. I felt so much better after I did my workout, and I was proud of myself for getting up and doing it. After all, being part of a team, Team Never Fail Again at that, should give me the motivation to do what I need to do!

The Wii

My boyfriend bought us a Wii for Christmas. It was probably the best gift ever, and I’m kicking myself because I didn’t get one sooner. For one thing, it has gotten me off of the couch more, and some of those sports games have left me sweaty and out of breath. They have definitely left me sore – mostly in my shoulders – and I can feel my ab muscles screaming at me right now after being ambushed by hundreds of little Wii people wielding swords.
And the second reason why its the best gift ever is because it is bringing my teenage daughter and I closer together. I mean, she is BEGGING me to play games with her (she never did that before) and we are having a lot of fun playing.

So thank you, honey, for the best gift ever!