Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Day 50-56

Wow. Haven't updated in FOREVER.... it's been so crazy busy. I know I say that all the time, but I really do mean it. Life just keeps getting busier and busier. I'm having a really hard time keeping up with everything, but I've been keeping strong with both P90X and Weight Watchers. Last week I lost another 2.2 pounds and this week I lost .4 pounds. Not exactly as much as I wanted, but with me going to the carnival and eating fair food last week, (I had the world's best corndog and cheese fries. YUM.) going to a parade and eating some snacks there, eating a donut and some party stuff from my brother's birthday party on saturday, and then having homemade fondue on Sunday... I'm just glad I lost anything at all!!!! I thought I'd maintained at least. So, I was happy. This week I'll be a little more strict- gotta get back on track. The job at Dunkin' Donuts is going well- I've managed to only eat three donuts from there throughout my first month of working. It's a HUGE accomplishment!!!

Since cutting back on the crap, I've begun to notice that I don't desire junk food as much and that when I do eat it, it's much tastier, but it doesn't satiate me anymore. I think my body is learning to want the good stuff. Either that or it's all in my head and I'm going nuts. :) (Quite possible.)

Since I'm so behind, I'm not going to do a day-by-day report of what I did last week. Also, it was recovery week of phase two, so nothing interesting really happened anyways, except for the fact that I got my new heart rate moniter last week!!! Can I just say right now how much I ADORE it??? Knowing how hard I'm working and how many calories I'm burning is way cool. Burned 747 during Kenpo X and 435 during Cardio X last week. Brilliant, I tell you! So fun to have a machine that acknowleges how hard you're working. ;)

I took my X stretch day at the end of the week instead of in the middle because I knew the weekend would be SUPER crazy. Having two days of relaxation in a row was kind of nice, but I actually missed exercising. It was a long weekend without it, and that fact really surprised me. I feel like my hard work is finally starting to pay off. I feel like I'm really starting to change my habits and my lifestyle. I want this to be a lifetime thing. I know that I'll have to exercise 5-6 days a week for the rest of my life. I know that I'm always going to have to keep track of every bite I eat if I want to maintain any weight loss that I've accomplished, or if I want to keep losing. It sucks, but I need to learn it now or else I never will. I'm so grateful for the X and WW! It's going to be a good week- I can feel it.

Oh, ps, I started week 1 of phase three yesterday. I guess that would make it week 9, wouldn't it? Anyways... yesterday was chest and back. Now, I've only done it one other time- it was day 1 before I committed to the "lean" version. It was the first one I ever did, and I thought I was going to die. I couldn't even lift my arms afterwards. BUT- this story has a happy ending!!! I did chest and back again for the first time since day 1, 55 days later, and made it through the whole workout without killing myself! It was absolutely incredible. I was so proud. It really goes to show how much I've grown. I never could have done what I did yesterday 55 days ago. I did 15 incline pushups (the one with the chair)! I couldn't do a single one 55 days ago. I've never been so proud of myself. I can't wait to see what I can do on day 90, or day 180, or day 270,....


  1. Will you bring me the copy of the P90X program when you get back? I'll do it with you :) Miss you tons!!! Oh, and the storage unit is paid :)This is Helga by the way

  2. sure np! you can actually get it fairly cheap on amazon. it's definitely worth the investment. i can't begin to explain how much it's improved my health. thanks for getting that all settled!

  3. WTG! You know what, Chest & Back never gets easier, so I know exactly what you mean.

    I'm on Round 2 of the X and that Day 1 Chest & Back made me so nauseous, I thought I was going to die.

  4. I still feel a bit nauseous on occasion, but that's only if I'm doing it after a big meal and after drinking way too much water. Still... it never gets easier if you're doing it right. :) Keep it up!!!