My hubby and I took a 2 week break and we are getting started again tonight. I keep looking at my 90 day results from the first round of the P90X. I know I still have a bit to go until I am completely, 100% satisfied with my fitness but I have a good foundation now. I am no longer threatened by the “day 1” pictures or my measurements. Three and a half months ago I not only felt threatened by the reality of my fitness level and look, I was also extremely unhappy with the lack of energy, tiredness and general sense of not being well. By this I am not saying that I will stop working out once I’m satisfied with my fitness level, but what I am saying is that we have definitely experienced a lifestyle change, a really awesome one where we get to make the best choices for our health and our life.
Keep in mind that I am no athlete, I am a 42 year old mom and wife who works from home full time and is in school full time, although at one point in my life I was pretty fit and happy with my overall level of well being, this period of my life was many moons ago. Of course, we all know how to be fit or how to lose weight: “diet and exercise” but seriously, what difference does knowing this make? The thing is that we may know how to do something but without a plan it’s impossible to do it. With all of the Beachbody programs I just don’t have to think much about it, the plan is set for me and all I have to do is follow it.
You may or may not know this about me, but I have always been some kind of a rebel. Yes, you read it correctly… a rebel. I have never quite believed this whole idea that once a woman has children, we are doomed to have a belly, or be unfit, or unattractive. I remember going to a party with women once, and a friend says to another friend of mine: “This belly never goes away after you have a child” as I turned over to look at her, I was going to say “well, that’s not true…” but held my breath because this was before I ever was fit, before P90X, so for me to speak up would have been like someone claiming that they don’t like chocolate ice cream while gulping down a gallon of it, I would have sounded like a hypocrite. Regardless, I refused to believe it and I knew that there had to be something I could do… but what? This was about two years ago.
Fast forward to today, I am still a mom and my belly is gone thanks to the P90X, not only that, but I am preparing for the second round of P90X and adding the RevAbs program to my routine. I am excited! I feel like a child about to open a Christmas present. I can’t wait to fully develop my six-pack abs. Hey, who said a 42 year old mom can’t have them? If you don’t believe it, well why not join me in my journey these next 90 days and see my results?