Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mamavation Monday

I did it! I started back on P90X officially and 'I hate it, but I love it'. I started Monday morning with Chest and Back and then as I said I would I did the Ab Ripper in the evening. It worked out really well with doing the Ab Ripper in the evening. I traditionally have not been able to do it, because I never seem to have time to do an extra 20 minutes in the morning. I can already feel the workout - which to me is great, it makes me feel like I have accomplished something. Of course, after taking about 6 weeks off to do the 30 Day Shred Challenge, my body is definitely not used to the intensity of P90X which makes it a little more of a challenge to jump in where I left off in terms of number of push ups, etc.

This morning I did Plyometrics. I think it is my favorite workout. I feel so invigorated when I am done with it. I know that I will be sore tomorrow, but that is okay, because I know that it is making a difference.

On the eating front, I didn't do such a great job of tracking my Points using the Weight Watchers eTools. I would track my breakfast and lunch before I left, but then something would happen and I wouldn't get to eat my lunch and I wouldn't get back in and update and dinner was a lost cause. I've started using the mobile application on my phone and it is working well for me. I can add things and change things no matter where I am. I am hopeful that this will help. Yesterday, I did eat the lunch that I packed and I did track my dinner, so far so go.

I know that there are only 8 weeks left this year but I would like to try to lose 1/2 of the weight I need to lose by then. With a total goal of 30#, that would mean 15#, which is a stretch goal, but I figure I will aim high! I am confident that with the right eating and activity that I can be at 1 - 2 # per week.

I am sharing this post at Mamvation Monday. The post over there talks about Muffin Tops - I totally can relate. I can fit into my small jeans but with the couple of pounds I put back on this summer, I am increasingly aware of them and feel very self conscious if I have a fitted shirt on with my jeans. This week's posts are sponsored by Earth Footwear. By linking up, I am entering for a chance to win a pair of shoes from Earth Footwear.

No compensation was received for this post. I am an Advocate for Weight Watchers and they provided me with complimentary access to their eTools and a gift certificate to a local grocery to help me get started. I am entering a giveaway to win a pair of Earth Footwear shoes by linking back to them in my post.


Laura Kelly-Pifer said...

I love that you are doing X. It's a great program. Make sure your following the meal plan if you can. It will help you get even better results. If you don't have a copy of it, let's chat and I can try to help you. Keep up the great work!!!!

Joanna said...

Way to go with P90X again! That is a great idea to do the Ab Ripper at night - I will definitely have to do that when I'm able to start up again. I hope you have a great week!

Laila @OnlyLaila said...

Congrats on starting the P90X again, I've heard great things about it but that's also very intense.

Best of luck to you meeting your goals by the end of the year.

Rachel Holloway said...

You are always an inspiration with your working out! Love it!!

I am confused though--I thought you were just maintaining right now--are you still trying to lose? Wishing you the best of luck if so! It'S SO EXCITING to see those pounds fall off!!

BusyMom said...

Rachel - no I have always been trying to lose...I just got stuck in a maintaining rut. But, I hope to get out of it with this fresh start.