We’ve hit Day 16 on our P90X work out. Every day is getting a little easier and sadly I’ve become that person that actually feels bad if I don’t do the work out. Mind you I didn’t say I enjoyed doing the work out, I just feel guilty.
We made it two weeks sticking to the diet and then decided that cooking a minimum of three hours a night was not going to work. Lunches are the chef salads or tuna salad/chicken salad. Those meals are so much easier and contain fewer ingredients! We’ve moved the more difficult meals for our dinners and are doing some of our own recipes that are healthy. The first week I lost eight pounds. I think my body was in shock that I was putting it through such rigorous training and denying it butter among other foods. Going into the second week I started going up on the scale and then back down. Going from Atkins to eating a lot of carbs was a big change, but now I’m back to Atkins. I don’t want to eat rice or potatoes, I’d rather eat extra broccoli or spinach. Call me crazy but everyone we’ve talked to that has done P90X NEVER does the diet, so I’m thinking working out seven days a week at an extreme level would make anyone lose weight!
Yesterday, I really noticed a difference in the “muffin top” area. That would be the extra skin that falls over your jeans if you wear jeans lower than your waist. My “muffin top” is slowly going away and I even agree with the compliment that made me almost hit my husband, “my back fat is not as bad as it used to be.” You have to love the way a man thinks he is giving a compliment!
Dustin is definitely having results too. His stomach is becoming more defined, but when you do 349 crunches every other day, you too would see results. He gets home every afternoon a faithfully does his work out. Anybody that looks into our front door and sees Dustin sweating like a pig and me sitting on the couch reading and eating a cheese stick or sugar free jello cup would think I’m a bad wife! I work out in the morning with my friend Robin so that I don’t have to dread the upcoming torture that awaits for me everyday.
All in all, I’m amazed that I’m in better shape, hell, I’m actually in shape now. The fact that after two c-sections, I’m doing crunches and sit ups again amazes me. I was doing volleyball rolls in the livingroom this past weekend that I haven’t been able to do in seven years. Thank you P90X for making me break down and cry because I was so sore and miserable. Thank you P90X for making me feel guilty that I don’t want to go into town and eat a huge bacon cheese burger with a side of ice cream with caramel and marshmallows (yep, that’s what I’m craving) because I’d rather do my work out and eat chicken salad for lunch. Thank you P90X for showing me how ungraceful I can be during the yoga segments but still proving I can put my legs over my head while still laying on the ground. . .granted I can’t breathe very well and Robin has to tell me what the next move is because one of my boobs is sufficating me, but I CAN DO THAT YOGA MOVE!! And lastly, thank you P90X for even making an “easy day” still make me sweat. I never knew that the day designated for only stretching would make me hurt a little.
This was I think day seven. Obviously it was a tough work out. Ohhh, I remember, this was right after the AB RIPPER. See, I’m still smiling. . .I think?!?
I stayed like this for a while. . .
Here’s the vegetable stir fry. It was really good. The diet is really pretty good, but it just lacks something. . .BUTTER!!!
We splurged one night and had pizza. Dustin said that this better be worth it and I think his next words were, “Ohhgg, my ggggoogg, dis iz gggooodgg.” Needless to say, sometimes you just have to reward yourself.
Dustin and the best piece of pizza he’s ever had in his whole life!!