Week 11 of P90X3 has whizzed by and I’m amazed at myself for how consistent I’ve been with this program. I don’t know if I’m in a different mind set or if it’s the variety in the workouts or if it’s simply because the workouts are only 30 minutes, but this has been such an easy program to stick with. And that’s half the battle, isn’t it?
This week, as with the others, has continued to be a combination of fun, challenge, and exhilaration. I enjoy my workouts and often look forward to them. Now that doesn’t mean that every single day I’m jumping up and down to do my workouts. I’m human! I definitely have days where I’d rather just veg on the couch and watch TV than go workout. More often than not, however, I still do press play on the DVD. Why’s that? Well, for one thing, I have an amazing challenge group that I’m accountable to. Two, my husband is my workout partner and I don’t want to let him down. Three, I remind myself how awesome I feel after I’ve done. That third point really resonates with me, because I do feel so much better after I workout. And who doesn’t like feeling good???
My weigh-in this week was a bit anti-climatic as I literally had no change (wah wah wah). In the past, this may have discouraged me, but I know that I’m seeing so many other changes (in how my clothes fit, in measurements, in how I feel, etc.) that a number on the scale is really not that big of a deal. Sure, I’d love to see that number continue to go down, but I know it eventually will and I’m going to stay positive and proud of my accomplishments thus far. I’ll keep trucking along and if I don’t continue to see changes, then I’ll start making alterations to my eating plan or up my exercise a bit more. In fact, just a couple of days ago, I saw some pictures of myself that were just taken. When I compared these new pictures to my original “before” pictures, I was amazed and my changes. Now I don’t have a miracle change where I go from looking like a bloated walrus to a svelte cheetah, but the changes are noticeable (smaller stomach, more defined muscles, slimmer hips, etc.). Do I have a lot further to go? Absolutely, but I’m on the right road there.
I truly hope that if you are on your own journey (whether it’s P90X3 or some other program) that you achieve your goals and are proud of your accomplishments. As someone who has literally struggled with my weight for my entire life (since about Grade 2), I know how difficult it is. If I can do it, so can you! If you want some easy motivation, check out Workout Tip Jar or find an accountability partner or challenge group. Enjoy!
Please remember that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist or fitness expert. All information I discuss on my blog is intended for inspiration and educational purposes and is not intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Before making any changes to your own health and fitness, I highly recommend speaking with your doctor.