Lessons In Moderation


P90X…..Will it Work?
August 26, 2010, 1:12 pm
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Aloha!

I am happy (?) to announce that I started doing P90X about 3 weeks ago.  A group of people at my work get together and do it at the on-site gym.  We aren’t following the formal program yet, we are just alternating videos so we get a good mix.  I have been doing this for 4 days a week for two solid weeks and my first week I eased in with two days.

Observations?

I think I like it.  I definitely get that “good sore” feeling in my muscles after the work out and I really really love the 15 minute Ab Ripper X.

I have gained 1.6 pounds in the past 3 weeks.  Keep in mind that I am still counting Weight Watcher points even though I’m not going to the meeting and I thought I have been doing pretty good on the healthy eating front.  Some splurges here and there but I would say I’m following an 80% healthy 20% treat plan. 

So the bottom line is that I’m going to keep doing the P90X and counting points because I have a vacation coming up in November and I WILL be 10 pounds lighter by then.  10 pounds in two months is doable right (even though it’s been over a year and I still haven’t been able to lose 10 pounds.)?

Have any of you tried P90X and had good results?

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See You in Hell Cellulite!
June 1, 2010, 1:37 pm
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What the hell is going on with the back of my thighs??? I actually put on a bathing suit this weekend and thought it looked alright. Left my cover up on for most of the day, but when I decided to take it off because I might go in the water, I caught a reflection of myself from a window, and oh my god…. it was not pretty.

I have come to terms with the fact that I have cellulite.  I had it when I barely weighted 100 pounds (although it wasn’t really noticable if I was just standing up) so it makes sense that as I gained weight it would get worse. I have tried creams, patches etc…and they don’t work so I fully accept the shorts and micro minis are not for me, but the sight I saw in that reflection was troubling.  I had old lady legs.

So what did I do?  The next morning I changed my running route and tackled some serious hills.  This morning I got up with the sun and power walked flat surfaces and ran/sprinted hills.  And almost like an answer from heaven, I got the latest Shape magazine with Kim Kardashian on the cover and there were so many articles about cellulite and toning legs/thighs I felt seriously inspired.

Also, with the exception of one amazing Mexican meal this weekend and two 3 oz ice cream splurges, I ate really, really well.  I didn’t drink a drop of alcohol and instead of burgers or something on the grill last night I filled my plate with spinach topped with Franks Red Hot and a huge veggie filled salad.

See what I did there? I turned a potentially damaging situation into a positive.

Anyone have any good leg/thigh work outs that worked out well?   I’m going to follow what they have in this month’s Shape but wanted to see if you guys had any inspiring ideas.