Today was day 10 for P90x for me. I splurged a little this morning as I’ve been kind of on a little retail therapy kick this weekend and bought myself a little something special – a set of sportblocks!
I love them. Like seriously love them. My old weights were a messy jumble and they didn’t actually weigh what they said they weighed and I couldn’t change them fast enough. Now I just set these and go go go! I didn’t buy the stand, just the weights because the stupid stand was almost the same price as the weights. I sit these on my old transfirmer and that is a flat enough surface. The stand would be awesome – taller and at an angle…but not worth the cash for me today. Anyway, these weights are amazing and I can tell I’m getting a better workout because I’m using the appropriate weight.
Today’s workout also made me think a lot about my progress so far. I have done really well over the last 5 months. So well it’s hard for me to even really wrap my brain around…it’s why I take so many progress pictures, it helps me see what I can’t believe yet.
So now, I’m in this incredible mental place. I’m now at the point where I really want to start focusing on pushing myself to get to the maintenance phase. I’m not that close to it – I have at least another 40 lbs to lose. But I think that I’m at a point where I am seeing the body changes more than just a shrinking body. I am starting to see some definition in my arms when I flex and very slight lines on my stomach. When I lift weights during P90x I can see the muscles now. I am starting to realize that my body is going through a major change that I can control. That’s why I decided to plunk down the money for the sportblocks today. It’s why I am about to do some major diet adjustments and start focusing on my diet more during the work day (meaning drinking my water, even if it means a million pee breaks) and staying away from the candy jar (Tabby
will have to help me here!). At home I am going to stay dedicated to my workouts and my clean eating and I am going to steadily tweak my diet for better satiety and make more dishes at home.
Essentially, the last couple of days I have really realized not that I can do this. But that I AM doing this. I AM making my body healthy, strong, and well. I am driven to be the women I have dreamed of being….the only factor is time.
Well, it’s December 1st. One whole month on insanity. How is it going?
Pretty freaking fantastic I would say!!
I have lost about 6 lbs, but I have definitely lost some inches. I’m a size 18w now in all my bottoms and am a XL or L in my tops. I feel great and am in the midst of recovery week.
I think I love insanity. Everyone talks about their soulmate workout. I’m 99% convinced this is it. Why 1% of doubt? Because I haven’t tried everything. I don’t mind the repetition of DVDs and still push hard in the mornings. Every workout I try to improve my form or add another rep. This is the key – keep pushing!
Meal wise, you already know my drill. I’m a vegetarian with commitment issues. That seems to keep me balanced and healthy and I like it.
Here is a pic of me pre workout this week. Whoa body!! I will be taking my next fit test on Thursday, I also am including my fit test 1 to 2 progress.