Thursday, February 25, 2010

Imaginary Fitness Partner

Exercise update: I completed 2 more P90x workouts and after each one have been feeling a little better about myself. Its hard to push myself alone but its also nice knowing that I dont need the Hubs pushing me every second...I can do it myself. :)

Now to the real excitement, I started this blog as a way to keep myself accountable but was inspired by all the amazing blogger chics out there who have documented their progress and share their accomplishments, dissapointments and tips along the way.

So late last night as Im online I stumble upon running in pigtails this really great blog. As Im reading her post, I notice myself relating to her and her goals. I found out she too was trying to:
complete a cylce of P90x ...check
becoming an avid runner....check
Lose more than 10 lbs....check

As I am blog-stalking her I found one of her training schedules and decide that I should make one for myself based on my goals (Ill post it once its all done). So I started one last night and honestly its a little daunting. The Hubs looked at it and said "Are you sure you can do this" in a "I support you but this seems a a little tough" kind of way. Which makes me what to do it even more "I'll show him"!!
Well Im going to try and now that I have an Imaginary Fitness Partner to work out, I mean read along with, I think I have more of a chance.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Reality Check

Tonight was my first night of P90x- Core Synergistics and I swear I almost died.

There's no excuse for how pitiful I was getting through that 1 hour workout. I realized that I have absolutely no upper body strength for push ups or anything else. Shameful.

Well at least I'm doing it or rather getting through it.

Also, I started the workout around 7:15, probably not a good idea starting a workout so late since I live on the 3rd floor of an apartment. I am positive my neighbor downstairs does not appreciate me doing jumping jacks at 8:00 pm.

Confession: I didn't put my all into it- I half assed it. Mainly because in my head I already knew I was going to have trouble keeping up. So tomorrow, I'm going to workout right when I get home and kick my own butt into shape. If not me - then who?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Baby Steps

Tomorrow I begin my journey of physical fitness. I have said I was going to do this before, and have started....stayed on track for a couple weeks then quit. I've even just completed my first 1/2 marathon..painfully but completed.

So this is my official commitment to myself in writing. In no particular order these are the goals I hope to accomplish this year:
1) Complete P90x - 3 months
2) Complete my first full marathon in November
3) Lose 10-15 lbs
4) Learn how to cook healthy and in turn make healthier choices when choosing what to eat

This cant be too hard..right??

Theres no more lying to myself that "I'll start tomorrow", "thats the hardest I could push myself", "I'll make a healthier choice for my next meal".
I'll be posting my thoughts, workouts and experiences mainly to keep myself accountable and track my progress along the steps.