Elements of Fitness – A Mother's Memoir

Overweight Becomes a Lean and Mean Mom of 3

I may not have introduced myself.  Some of you know me, some of you don’t…  some of you I have been friends with for YEARS and some we’ve never met but have only connected online.  I don’t like to post pictures of the kiddos and I’m not all about the selfies as much as others, but you may be able to relate better knowing that I’m a single Mom of 3 and they are my world.  We are just as busy as you and we still make the time to work out.  I keep the kids in sports to make sure they stay busy and aren’t home creating unhealthy habits.  I post a lot about fitness and nutrition but have you ever wondered why I do what I do?

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Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, AZ

Have you ever wondered what exactly I do as a fitness coach?  Have you wondered how I got here?  Have I always been  shape?  (uhhhh no – I haven’t.)  How did a stay at home Mom turn working Mom with a fitness business?

I haven’t always been into fitness.  But I have always been an athlete.  I lived and breathed gymnastics until I was about 14, then I wanted to do team sports for my school (soccer, tennis, volleyball).   I was in shape but working out was not the fun part of my day.   I used to hate running.  I would do it because a lot of sports needed the cardio conditioning but I didn’t like it, and I didn’t eat right, etc.

Before kids, I could eat whatever I wanted just like when I was a teenager and not gain a pound!  But now, that’s not so much the case.  Once I had my first child, Kaitlyn (with whom I gained 64 pounds!), I could not lose that weight.  I tried every diet under the sun, got a gym membership thinking that would help, etc.

Pregnant but still overweight

Pregnant but still overweight

But I didn’t stick with it.  My husband at the time could still eat whatever he wanted and the scale would not be affected so I would gradually go back to eating like he and I always did.  Then 7 months after giving birth we were pregnant again.  It was what we wanted because I always wanted to have my kids close in age and we knew we weren’t done, HOWEVER, I never got back to my pre-pregnancy weight first.

With baby #2, I was determined not to gain another 64 lbs!  (BTW, this before pic ——–>      was really hard to post!) I did a little working out while I was pregnant with her and I ate a lot better.  Not good, like I do now but better.  I only gained 24 lbs with Britney.

After she was born was right around the time that low carb diets were the thing.  And I was sold when I read that I didn’t need to work out, I could just eat low carb.  HA!  I dropped all the baby weight and then some!  Then it became that the only time I would work out was when I ate really bad the day before.  So now that I knew I could just eat low carb whenever I had some weight to lose I went back to eating atrociously!  Then I would work out twice a week if that.

Well as the girls were getting older, I decided to start cooking and making more home cooked meals at home.  I was a huge advocate for nursing since formulas were getting so much criticism for their ingredients and I was reading more and more about baby foods and how easy it was to make at home AND this way you knew what was going in to your child’s mouth.

That lead me to start watching and learning about the foods I was eating.  All the crap sold in the supermarket were 90% chemicals!  I started trading in the commercialized grocery stores for farmers markets and Trader Joe’s (Whole Foods wasn’t in Phoenix yet).  I also started buying organic whenever we could afford to.  I started with vegetables that grew in the ground and then meats was next.

After seeing and FEELING the results of just eating right it motivated me to want to get toned and in shape especially since I knew how to eat now!  Food was fuel now, not comfort.

Now comes the year 2007, I was in better shape then I was when I was a teenager, even had more energy then I did then.  We were running, biking, I had a gym membership where I would do spin class 2- 3 times a week, my girls and my ex and I all belonged to a dojo where we were all there at least 3 times a week.  I even taught yoga there for a while for some of the moms that had kids in the karate classes.  In June I found out that I was 4 1/2 months pregnant with Baby # 3, my son Frankie!  He was due in December!   So I had 4 short months to plan to have a baby!  But I didn’t want to stop working out.  I was mostly doing cardio anyways:  running, hiking, rollerblading, spin class, kickboxing and yoga at the dojo.

Frankie was born and I ended up only gaining 22 lbs.  My doctor towards the end was concerned that I hadn’t gained enough weight.

Then I started to want to help other Moms!  My girls started cheer and would have regular practices in a park, their Coach asked me if I would be the squad’s conditioning coach so now I started doing that every Tuesday and Thursday.  Soon after, some of the Moms of the girls recommended I do a fitness bootcamp where they could come work out.  We did and soon more and more moms showed up.  I would get the girls warmed up for cheer and then I would move over to the Moms!  It was fun.  We all created a close bond and I even helped some of them get ready to run their first marathons.

I started a blog, THIS ONE, hence why its name is Mom-related and not fitness related.  🙂  When I first created it, I started talking about tips to help breastfeeding Moms and nutrition was one of the most common posts because the questions were all closely related to the Mom being able to produce enough milk for a growing baby, etc. and then it started connecting me with women who were likeminded all across the country.

2008It was about this time that my neighbor introduced me to P90X.  Frankie was not even 2, Britney was 7 and Kaitlyn was 8 1/2.  My hands were full.  I was in shape but not getting toned.  I was still doing a ton of cardio.  P90X had weights and I knew I had to add that in.  I was always afraid of weights, always thought I would like a man, etc.  I was ready for a change.  I always wanted a personal trainer and now I had my own in MY HOUSE!!  It was amazing.

1st round of P90X

1st round of P90X

 

This was me in Cabo after the 1st round P90X.  I did the lean program and I refused to eat the P90X way.  I thought I knew more about what my body needed than this nutrition ‘guide’ telling me to eat 100 carbs a day!  At that point, I would barely eat 100 carbs in 4 days!!  I thought I had this whole fitness thing down and all I needed was to add weights.  HAHA.  I would be exhausted half way into the workout, or getting really bad headaches right after.  So I knew something was wrong.

 

 

90 days later 2nd Round P90X results

90 days later 2nd Round P90X results

The lack of carbs is why my first round didn’t get me the results I anticipated.   I added a little muscle but nowhere near everyone else’s 90 day results.  This got me so mad!  So then right away, I started the classic program and I ate exactly how it told me to, even bought Shakeology.  I was posting my results pics on Facebook and friends and family were the first to notice.  Then I started helping other people get through their first round of P90X.

After 3 rounds of P90X, I decided to switch it up with Insanity.  I loved Insanity because it was a more intense version of P90X’s cardio days and guess what I started thinking P90X was too EASY!!  On the P90X cardio days, (Tuesdays and Saturdays) I would do the Max Cardio Circuit from Insanity instead of PlyoX.

I started connecting with people on the Facebook P90X message boards and through my blog.  I was helping people get through the programs but not getting paid for it!  And then Tony Horton shared my blog post of How you know You’re Addicted to P90X.

I knew I could help other Moms too… and realize everyone can do this too.   Being a Coach has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.  It got me in the best shape of my life, I have a healthy relationship with food, I have spent more time learning about myself, learning about others, and learning ways to better help YOU.

You do not have to be a fitness expert or nutritionist to be a successful Coach.  All you need is the desire in your heart to help others.  Beachbody is all about helping others.  They provide the tools you need to change your body, the nutrition your body is craving, a Coach who is always there for you… (ME!) and the network of likeminded people that you can connect with on Team Beachbody.

If you are interested on learning more please contact me.   We do a very brief 15-20 min webinar once a week and you will see how it easy it is to do the same thing I do!

Let’s get in touch and work on You together!  What do you have to lose??  You never know, it could be supplemental income for you too OR even become your main source of income!

 

Send me an email:  at CoachChristysElementsofFitness@gmail.com

OR an Instagram:  @FitnessElements4Life

November 16, 2014 Posted by | About Me, Being a Mom, Children, Cooking, Diet and Exercise, Divorce, Eating Clean, Eating Low Carb, Family, Insanity, Me, My Low Carb Recipes, Nursing, Nutrition, P90X, P90X Recipes, P90X2, P90X3, Phoenix AZ, Pregnancy, Products That Work, Shakeology, Women Today, Women's Health, Working Moms | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

P90X3 is HERE! Join My Test Group!

Guess what….. it’s that time of year again:  Time to set New Year’s Resolutions. The #1 resolution made each year is to lose weight and if that’s you then you’re in luck!

P90X3 is HERE and this program is amazing!! The people who were in the original test group got amazing results (watch the video above to see)!!

And the reason you’re in luck is because I am forming my own TEST GROUP starting Monday January 13th! My group is going to start eating clean on January 1st and some, including myself, have already started eating cleaner today! We are all anxious to start and be a part of this group.

We will be doing P90X3 together, eating clean, keeping each accountable, provide motivation (especially on those days where the last thing you want to do is work out) and ALSO sharing ideas on what works and what doesn’t.

In order to be in my test group, you must place your order by clicking here.

From there, click on Fitness Programs and you will see the different options for P90X3.

**Note:  the best value is the Challenge Pack, which includes P90X3 and a monthly supply of Shakeology.  (Click on the link to learn more of what Shakeology can do for you.)  The price will go up to from $180 to $205 in December. Bought separately, you would pay $240!

You will receive the entire P90X3 program which includes a complete nutrition guide, grocery list, a calendar with the specific workouts to do each day and the meals to eat on those days PLUS your Shakeology.   With this deal you are getting a month’s supply of Shakeology for only $51 (and FREE shipping that will end 1/1/2014)!   That’s only $1.70/meal for superfood nutrition and all the vegetables you need each day and it tastes delicious!

me and TonyHere’s Tony and I at the Beachbody Coach Summit June of this year!

The opportunity to be in my January Test Group is open to folks who order through me and to my existing clients. It is not  available to folks who are already working with another Beachbody coach. You can message me and/or add me on facebook at www.facebook.com/christy.pourciau should you have any questions about the test group.

Have P90X3 related questions?  Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions.

Where is P90X3 available for purchase? Find it in the TBB Store and take advantage of free shipping until 12/31.  If you order from me,  at www.beachbodycoach.com/amothersmemoir, I will become your coach for FREE. :)

What special offer is associated with the release of P90X3? All orders of P90X3, purchased on TeamBeachbody.com, through a Coach or through a Challenge Pack by 12/31/13 will include a free P90X3 hat. There are no hats for P90X or P90X2 orders at this time.

Is there an App available? The P90X App will be available for Android and the Android version will include the ability to track P90X3 workouts. The functionality to track your P90X3 workouts will be available soon for the iPhone App.

Is there a vegan meal plan option available for P90X3? There will be vegan options included in the new P90X3 Nutrition Guide.

For tips and ideas on how to modify the P90X3 meal plan to be more vegan friendly, we encourage customers to post the topic on the Team Beachbody message boards (http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/category/19535469). We have dietary experts that monitor the posts and provide some great ideas and direction.

How long does it take to complete P90X3? P90X3 is a 90 day program, split into 3 Blocks. Blocks 1 & 2 each consist of 4 weeks, while Block 3 lasts 5 weeks.

Additionally, the Elite Block calendar, which is an optional block to be completed AFTER the initial 90 days, lasts 4 weeks.

The Elite Block includes 3 workouts not included within the P90X3 Base Kit. These workouts and calendar can be found within the P90X3 Deluxe and Ultimate Kits. In addition, they can also be purchased separately.

How long are the workouts for P90X3? All P90X3 workouts are 30 minutes. The lone exception is the X3 Ab Ripper workout (15 minutes), included within the Deluxe Kit. Most workouts include a 2-3 minute cool down period.

What is included in P90X3?

P90X3 Base Kit Includes:

  • 16 unique and brand new workouts on 8 DVDs
  • Plus, 5 Free Gifts
  • Fitness Guide
  • Nutrition Guide
  • 90 Day Workout Calendar
  • How to Accelerate Intro DVD
  • 24/7 Online Support
  • Network Exclusive P90X One on One: On One Leg DVD
  • Network Exclusive Premium P90X3 Hat ($24.95 value) – December Only!

Base Kit Pricing

  • Retail           $119.85 + S&H
  • Club             $107.87
  • Coach          $89.89

P90X3 Deluxe Kit Includes everything in the Base Kit PLUS:

  • 3 Elite Extreme workouts on 1 DVD
  • Includes free Elite Block Calendar
  • 1-Month E&E Tub
  • 3 B-Lines Resistance Bands

Deluxe Kit Pricing

  • Retail           $239.70 + S&H
  • Club             $215.73
  • Coach          $179.78 (180 PV)

P90X3 Ultimate Kit Includes everything in the Base & Deluxe Kits PLUS:

  • 1-Month R&R Tub
  • Gym-Quality P90X® Chin-Up Bar
  • P90X® Chin-Up Max
  • Premium Beachbody Jump Mat

Ultimate Kit Pricing

  • Retail           $329.55 + S&H
  • Club             $296.60
  • Coach          $247.16 (247 PV)

P90X3 Challenge Pack Retail Price: $205 (December Promotional Price: $180)

  • P90X3 Base Kit
  • 30-Day Supply of Shakeology HD
  • 30-Day VIP Team Beachbody Club Membership

If you know someone that would be interested in doing this program with me, even if you are not, and you think they would strongly benefit from my Coaching, please share this link with them or send them my email address given above.  I would be happy to help.

2014

Happy NEW YEAR everyone!!  Let’s make 2014 our best yet! 

December 30, 2013 Posted by | Cooking, Diet and Exercise, Eating Clean, Exercise, Nutrition, P90X, P90X Recipes, P90X3, Products That Work, Shakeology, Things To Do, Women's Health, Working Moms | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ready for P90X2?

As an Independent Team Beachbody Coach, I provide free fitness coaching for people who want to transform their body using Beachbody products.

Look at the cost of working out at a gym & hiring a personal trainer  VS.  working out at home and having me be your free fitness coach. In this comparison, we are assuming that you get 3 circuit training from a personal trainer, while you do 3 cardio session on your own at the gym. We are comparing that with doing P90X at home, which is a 6 day per week workout program for 90 days.

90 Day Price Comparison                                          Train At Gym              Train At Home

Personal Trainer ($60/hr x 3 session/wk x 12 wks)                $2160                          FREE

Gym Membership ($50/month x 3 months)                              $150                            FREE

P90X Deluxe Package (includes DVDs & Equipment)              $0                               $270*

Supplements/Shakes                                                                    $600                             $600**

TOTAL                                                                                   $2910                            $870

*  90-day money back guarantee

**30-day money back guarantee

 

How can I afford to be a free fitness coach?

I benefit from being your free fitness coach by earning a commission on any Beachbody products you purchase – whether it be a program, supplement, or equipment.  It helps compensate me for the time I spend answering your questions and keeping you motivated!

Why to choose me as  your free fitness coach?

I’ve done several rounds of P90X and totally transformed my body.  When people ask me “Does P90X work?”  I tell them “Yes!”  But it takes hard work and dedication.  As your fitness coach, I know what it’s like to not want to work out and I can keep you motivated.  If you are not sure which Beachbody program to use or what equipment to get, I will help guide you based on your goals.  Since I have worked with many different people with different body types, I can put together a customized plan for you, no matter what your fitness goals are.

About Beachbody products:

Beachbody products are high quality and top of the line. The workout programs are for everyone as they varies from the extreme like P90X, to something light and easy for the beginners. Meanwhile, the nutrition and supplements line such as the organic super-food Shakeology, supplements and recovery drinks provide the additional nutrients your body needs to build lean muscle mass fast! Find out the right solution for you based on your fitness goals.

I’m ready, how do i sign up for you as my free fitness coach?

Make me your fitness coach now by clicking here and you will be taken to the Beachbody website.  I will automatically become your free fitness coach when you sign up.  I will answer all your questions and keep you motivated as you are TRANSFORMING your physique!

Ready to get started? Click here to make me your free fitness coach and start taking back your health.

 

August 24, 2011 Posted by | Diet and Exercise, Eating Clean, Exercise, Nutrition, P90X, P90X2, Products That Work, Shakeology | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What to Eat and When to Eat It

New for 2011:  make the time to blog again at least once a week!  I know I need to get back to where this whole idea of mine started.  Right here.  This blog was meant for sharing encouragement, new ideas and recipes to other Moms like me.  I was home with the kids all day doing the SAHM thing and wanted more out of life, I wanted more time in the day but most importantly more energy to improve myself and be able to keep up with the kids!  I knew it began with me.  My neighbor was telling me about P90x and I thought “What the heck?  why not?  At least I wouldn’t have to drag the kids to the gym with me if I did this.”   That’s all history now, I fell in love and became addicted.  Before I knew it I lost 2 dress sizes but started gaining weight (muscle) and getting what I always wanted:  TONED!

I met Tony Horton this past Tuesday night and I like him even more than before!   As I was listening to him speak to this crowd of 120 of his most locally adoring fans I thought WOW – he has really changed the lives of so many and I am so proud to be a part of his vision.  

The most common excuse I hear is ‘I don’t have the time’.  And that’s just not true.  If you want something you WILL do what it takes.  Take care of yourself.  If you don’t have your health you have NOTHING!   You can’t make any changes until you “DECIDE, COMMIT, SUCCEED“.  It’s Beachbody’s motto for a reason.

Exercise is only a small part of the whole equation.  Your body is a direct reflection of what you put in it.  We’ve all heard “you are what you eat”.  It’s true.  Nutrition is the most important thing BEFORE what exercises you do each day!  What good is your exercise if you’re just burning off the Big Mac you had for lunch today?  Do you want to know what works?  Well here you go:

  • There’s no certain times to eat.  You don’t need to eat 8, 12 and 6 for dinner.  When you wake up you need to eat something within the first 10 minutes.  Best thing to eat right away is a banana.  It spikes your blood sugar immediately and its really the only time of day you can eat a banana because of this (unless you eat it right before or right after a workout).

 

  • Stay away from all processed foods!  This is hard because they are everywhere!  I’m sure you’ve heard it before but stay away from all the inner aisles of the grocery store.  There’s nothing in those aisles that your body needs…. EVER….. including alcohol!

 

  • Supplements and protein are crucial to building muscle and losing weight.  There is not enough nutrition even in the whole foods that we eat.  Our soils are currently depleted of nutrients and it’s hard for the body to absorb synthetic multi-vitamins in a pill form.  So any powders or liquids are the way to go or last choice “whole food multi-vitamins”.   **** NOTE:  Do not buy supplements from Hi Health or GNC.  You can go there and find out what to buy but then go home and pull it up on Amazon and you’ll see its 40-50% cheaper and spend enough and Amazon ships it all for free!

 

  • Try to stay away from dairy except cheese.  But buy low fat cheese and remember even cheese causes bloating so eat it only when you REALLY are craving it.

 

  • VERY IMPORTANT:  drink lots of water and get at least 6 to 7 hours a night of sleep (that’s hard to do – I know!  but so important for your body).

 

  • And LASTLY, here it is:  EXERCISE!   If you’re not exercising now, start moving in some way at least 3-4 days a week.  And sweat!  Get your heart rate up.  Buy a heart rate monitor – you don’t have to buy the best – just $40 at Target

Here’s what I do.  Each and every day.  Might be boring but I’ve found what works for me:

Morning:

When you first wake up:  eat a small banana (buy them small or split one with one of your kids).

If you can, within, 20 min of that eat some oatmeal (steel cut oats are the best – they take 35 minutes to make but you can make a whole lot at one time and then reheat for the next couple days)

                Sprouts has a good steel cut oatmeal.  Also, Costco sells Coaches brand which is good too.

Mid Morning Snack:  (2 hours after you finished the oatmeal)

A small red apple and 2 hard boiled eggs (if you don’t like eggs have a protein shake)

You can also have a granola bar and an apple if you’re lacking energy (Nature Valley is a good one –oats and honey)  yes this is processed but there’s only 7 ingredients in it. 

The only preservatives in it is honey which is natural.

Lunch: (2 hours after snack)

Salad with as much veggies as your heart desires (sauteed red peppers and tomatoes are a great addition because when these get cooked they produce even more anti-oxidants.)

If you want a sandwich, use grilled chicken and pick a 100% whole grain bread and don’t worry about the calories in it if its 100% whole grain.  Nature’s Own is a good brand. 

                Try to stay away from deli meats (they are also highly processed!  Lots of salt and preservatives)  if you must pick a deli meat choose a “Low Sodium turkey or chicken”

Afternoon Snack:

Shakeology is a great afternoon snack or use your own favorite meal replacement shake.  You can also eat a small handful of raisins (but eat raisins for this snack only when you’re planning on working out that day)

If you didn’t eat the granola bar for your mid morning snack you can eat it now.

If you start to not need a meal right before bed (as mentioned below than you can choose to eat your lowfat cottage cheese here – I even toss the handful of raisins in the cottage cheese)

Dinner:  (very little carbs here – if you notice all your carbs you have eaten by noon or the latest by 3pm) – the only carbs at dinner should be from your vegetables)

6oz lean meat (ground turkey, fish, chicken) and a side salad or veggies (the freshest veggies the better) – and the green leafiest the better!

If you are hungry at any time after dinner do not gorge yourself on anything!  The 2 best things to eat before bed is a thick casein protein shake or lowfat cottage cheese!   (If you like raw, crunchy vegetables that’s fine too but may not satisfy your hunger – protein satisfies hunger and keeps you fuller longer!)

YOU CAN DO THIS TOO!  It’s not difficult.  You’ll notice after a while you won’t even be hungry sometimes every 2 hours.   Your stomach size will shrink and will require less and less food. 

Let me know what foods you can’t stand on here and we can change or substitute them.  Let me coach you on your journey.  I love helping people reach their fitness goals!   You can find me on Facebook where I keep you accountable and post tips and tricks.

 

January 16, 2011 Posted by | Being a Mom, Cooking, Diet and Exercise, Eating Clean, Exercise, Nutrition, P90X, P90X Recipes, Products That Work, Shakeology | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Variety is the Spice of Life

Spoken so truly by Tony Horton (creator of P90X):  “Variety is the Spice of Life”.   So, to  that note,  it’s time to change things up a bit.   I have already done P90X twice and Insanity once.  Now this is becoming addicting.  It’s amazing watching your body transform and seeing how fast your body adapts to how you treat it.   What you put in is a direct result of what you get out of it.  Treat your body badly and it will treat you badly.  Or, give it what it needs and it will thrive and inspire you to become even better. 

Insanity recommends a diet ratio of 40/40/20 while on the program (40% protein, 40% carbs, and 20% fat).  Even though I know my body always responded well to a diet low in carbs I figured  I would follow this program to the letter because it looked like nothing I’d ever thought possible.  It lives up to its name in every sense of the word.   And I got some awesome results.  However, in my quest to conquer this program a second time I’ve decided to try a 50/30/20 ratio.  I’ve been doing this for a week now and I’m already liking how I feel a lot better.  I admit the workouts are harder without the energy of so many carbs but that’s ok.  So I take more breaks – and I’m ok with that. 

Now that my metabolism is burning through food so fast I have been feeling hungrier.  I ate an egg white omelette this morning (4 eggs, 1 yolk and red and green peppers) and 2 hours later I was hungry like I hadn’t eaten at all!  So I had a protein shake (whey protein).  Another part of the day I get hunger pangs is right when it’s time to go to bed!  For a week it was getting really hard to fall asleep so without realizing it right away I was indulging on cottage cheese and then I would fall right asleep.  So now, instead of the cottage cheese I’ve starting having a casein protein shake before I lay down.  Casein protein prevents your body from breaking down muscle while you sleep (very important).  If you’re hungry between meals the 2 best things to eat are whey protein or vegetables. 

Getting fit means constantly tweaking things.   Whether that’s diet or exercise you have to continually make changes.

July 25, 2010 Posted by | Diet and Exercise, Eating Low Carb, Exercise, Insanity, Nutrition, P90X, Products That Work, The Critic | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

P90X Changed My Life Forever

Ok I haven’t blogged in a very long time.   My apologies.  Lots of things happened… some good, some bad.   I’ll save that for another time.

Right now, I am obsessed with P90X and I have to share it with everyone!  No, I didn’t just start the program.  I didn’t want to go crazy talking about it until I finished the 90 days.  I started it in October, you know, after a night that I crashed on the couch and woke up to Comedy Central’s infomercial hour.   I saw this crazy, funny (not to mention very easy on the eyes) guy trying to sell me on becoming lean and tone within 90 days!  I saw the workouts and remember thinking (albeit at 4am) “I could do that!”

SOLD!

30 days later I gave up my low carb diet that my readers know I religiously swore by.  90 days later I lost 5 pounds, 2 dress sizes and 5% body fat!  Guess what:  I was able to do it!  And even now I’m still doing it.  I’m about to start Round 2 week 5 next week and every day I look forward to it.  Never before in my life have I actually looked forward to my workout. 

Now I talk about it all the time and tell all my friends they should really consider giving it a try!  For those of you who have seen this and are on the fence about whether to order this, consider this:  dig down deep and do something awesome for yourself.  In every video there are modified moves and/or 3 or 4 different versions of the same exercise.  It is an incredibly rewarding experience to push your body to it’s limits and succeed at it.  You walk away wanting more and more. 

For all of you who are already P90x’ers, here’s a laugh for you:

Top 10 Ways You Know You’re Obsessed With P90X
1.   on Thursday your child asks you what day it is and you say “Yoga”
2.   you go to a Mexican restaurant and order a “chaturanga”
3.   you say “BRING IT”  in any motivational setting you find yourself in
4.   you tell yourself to “get sexy with it” when trying to wiggle into the frog
5.   When you put on your resume that you have a degree in “PLYOMETRICS”
6.   after 30 minutes or more of sexual activity you have a recovery drink
7.   before starting anything, you have to do at least 5 min of   static/ ballistic stretching
8.   when Tony says “Superman” your 2 year old replies with … “banana”
9.   you REALLY expect (and anticipate) Tony Horton to come to your house if you do 26 side tri-rises or MORE!
10.   you tell your dog to “Namaste”

P.S.  Here’s me in crane pose.  Couldn’t do this at all in October!

Facebook me here!  I love hearing from fellow P90x’ers!

February 20, 2010 Posted by | About Me, Diet and Exercise, Exercise, Nutrition, P90X, Products That Work, The Critic, Things To Do, Women's Health | , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

   

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