Tagged: weight loss

Picture Day (Or The Day I Humiliate Myself….to Three People)

Today is the day where we get to compare before and afters. Yes I know there is no after of this particular quest, well not yet anyway. So what are we comparing? We are comparing P90X with current day….

Fair warning to all who look you ARE NOT about to see a photoshopped model….you are about to see the real me….typically with no make-up…..

So how I’m gonna break these down is you will see three pics. One is when I started P90X (I believe that was 2012), when I finished-ish, and finally now.


Day 1

P90X Day 1

Day 60

P90X Day 60


Day 1….again

Right Side:

Day 1

P90X Day 1

Day 60

Day 60


Day 1….again

Back…LQR….so LQR

Day 1

P90X Day 1

Day 60 (what is it with the bra tags hanging out?!)

Day 60 (what is it with the bra tags hanging out?!)


Day 1…again (plus NO bra tag!)

Left Side….

P90X Day 1

P90X Day 1


Day 60

Day 1...again

Day 1…again

So the positives are:
#1) I got a proper set of workout clothes.
#2) My hair grows at an abnormal rate.
#3)……I don’t think I got any bigger than when I started…..

This is gonna be difficult….158 days to go!


Just a Naked Chic

Ok well almost naked. These posts always seem to get the most attention, and so I feel extra pressure to be witty and what not.

In case you’re just tuning in, C and I are on a quest to long term wellness.  And we feel the first step is to do P90X Doubles. What prompted such a change you might ask yourself? Was it the scary texts from Dr. M? No, well not really, although I want my husband to have high cholesterol as much as the next gal (in other words I don’t want him to have high cholesterol).

It’s just not as funny if you have to explain it….

We I am doing this cause I want to be able to throw my body around “like a ragdoll” as C says.  If you haven’t you should definitely check out the videos I posted yesterday. No seriously they are of two pole dancers…yeah see now you want to go look, go ahead, I’ll wait for ya. C just wants to get bigger…

So without further ado, here are the photos. I know I’m a long way from the dancers, BUT this is where I am not and that’s what we’re dealing with.  Hey do you think it matters that those dancers are like 5’2” and I’m 5’10”……NAH surely not!

Front Pose

Front Pose










Front--Arms Up

Front–Arms Up


Right Side

Right Side (Trying to think skinny thoughts)


Back–ugh (insert deprecating remark here…)



























Back--Arms Up

Back–Arms Up










Left Side

Left Side










Sooooooo there ya go. I know I know BUT things will get better…I hope.


Insanity Day 1 and a Bra Shot

Got your attention didn’t I?!

Do you count your calories?

I never did, well not until yesterday. Yesterday I began to count my calories and let me tell you that 1,952 calories is a LOT of food.  On P90X you were told how many servings of each food group you could eat. And then they told you how to figure out what exactly constituted a serving.  With Insanity you get meal options along with their calorie count, this way you just add up all the calories as you go and plug in “extras” as they call them as you need them.

Well at the end of the day yesterday I don’t know if I was hungry or just bored or just craving something sweet but I ended up eating about 100 calories MORE than I was supposed to…..I know I know if you don’t stick to the plan. BUT after my rice bowl I had a bowl of Fiber One. And by bowl I mean I had 2/3 cup of cereal and 1/4 cup of almond milk.

I think I was just bored.

I took pictures yesterday and I’m sad to say that I think I am back where I was when I started P90X.  I really need to start being more consistent.  After Insanity (if I live through it) I’m thinking I want to do Crossfit. What are your thoughts?

Since yesterday was our first day, it meant that we got to take the Fit Test.  The Fit Test is an actual workout day.  It isn’t like P90X where they give you a fit test to see if you are fit enough to actually do the program. Oh no sweetheart, this was more like a group of Navy Seals got in a room and put together a list of 8 exercise moves and laughingly said, “Let’s see how many of these you can do in, ooooohhhh a minute.  Yeah we’ll give you a minute–GO!”

My Results of the Hell That is the Fit Test:
Switch Kicks: 67
Power Jacks: 30
Power Knees: 78
Power Jumps: 14
(I would like to point out that I was obviously getting more and more tired…obviously)
Globe Jumps: 5
Suicide Jumps: 5
Push-Up Jacks: 8 (but I really think more like 5)
Low Plank Oblique: 21

What does all this mean?  Well it means that on the 17th of October I have to beat those numbers….and that I might die during this program–no lie! (Shay you made the right choice!)

How many can you do?  I found this online.  If you try it let me know your numbers (but only if they are less than mine…j/k…..but seriously, no really j/k)!

Ok now for pictures….I hate this part, but it keeps me honest. So we’ll do pics every time we do a fit test.  I can also give you guys basic measurements losses and weight losses.  So here is the starting point:
165 lbs (I miss Chicago–I was at like 145 from walking all the damn time)
29.5″ waist
42″ hip
23.5″ thighs (gotta love those Rowe genes–thanks momma)
14.5″ & 15″ calves
9″ forearms
11.5″ biceps  (don’t laugh! I don’t have muscles…)

Pictures (you’ll have to go back to P90X day one and compare for yourself….)

From the Front

From the Side





















From the Back (apparently I have no way of making sure my tag is tucked in)











So there it is lads and lasses.  My once again pudgy little arse on the internet.  60 days bustin it…then what.  I don’t want to start over again….I’m not a runner (no offense Kate you are an amazing runner!). Wish me luck with Day 2!!

Have you done Insanity? How did you get through it? How do you “Dig Deep” on your difficult workouts?


Before and 30 Days Later Photos

Yeah yeah yeah, I know, 30 days of me doing P90X has long gone, I get that BUT I promised pics.  I was hesitant to post these cause when I looked at the “Before” pictures I was so upset at myself for looking the way I did.

Please note that I don’t necessarily have a realistic body image.  I’m the weird girl that things Twiggy is cute, and would give anything to have her thighs!  I know this might come off as, “Oh listen to the poor little white girl problems.”  So I won’t dramatize it, but I say all that to say THIS: please please please, if you comment be nice.  If you don’t feel constructive then, just don’t comment.

OH also before I get into the nitty gritty–I am scantily clad!  So if you got kiddos in the room or think a woman in a bra is naked–close your eyes 😉

Without much ado–on with the show!

Colin and I decided to do P90X in January.  We started January 17th I believe. Here is the back story on our decision.  As I’ve said all along–I just wanted to look pretty naked, I don’t know why but this phrase always makes me want to sing “I feel pretty, oh so pretty!”.  So below are my “Before and 30 Days Later” photos.  If you remember here is where I talked about my frustration with the scales!


Before Front

30 Days Later













Before Left Side

30 Days Later













Before from Behind (Sorry for the tag)

30 Days Later













Well I have to say that when I saw these I was pretty surprised.  I had been complaining to my P90X coach Irais that I didn’t think I had been losing any weight.  I can’t wait to see what 60 days look like!!

I have to say that I owe a lot of this to my husband as he does a great job during our workouts at keeping me pumped up.  He is great at keeping me encouraged and motivated!  Well, I’m excited and can’t wait till April!

When was the last time you attempted something and the out come was more than you expected?  Have you ever had a dramatic make-over?  Did you like it?










So Much to Say…But Only One Post

So I have two recipes I owe you guys, one that I’ve been promising and another that I did the other night.  I owe you guys a P90X update!  OH and then the obligatory Valentine’s day post….where to start?

I guess I’ll start with the obvious…V-Day.

What did you do?  Did your honey send you flowers?  Did you get chocolates?  An awesome gift?  Well, whatever you got, even if you got it yourself I hope it was amazing!  Would you like to know what I got?  Well, I got the most tantalizing of all gifts!  I got the most amazing opportunity to study and totally immerse myself in the legal system that is Tulsa, OK!  That’s right boys and girls, because what better way to honor the patron St. Valentine then by going to court.

Some interesting points of interest are these:
a)  You never too old to plead guild to Larson.

b)  Hookers DO go to court.

c)  If are driving without a license it is a 9 day jail sentence….unless you work out a 6 month payment plan.

d)  Charged with assault and battery?  No big deal, we’ll keep pushing your court date pack till somebody signs the paperwork.

I did see actual lawyers, and I don’t know who they ticked off to have to deal with that bunch but it’s definitely NOT what TV says it is…it is NOT Harry’s Law!  So that was about 3 hours of my life that I will never get back.  Oh one more thing, if you were say going to court, ps I was going for a speeding ticket!, would you possibly think that you would go to the “Courthouse?”  You would be wrong!


I know your next thought.  “Lee, your doing P90X, and Tony hates all things that are round and truffle shaped, that have an outside shell but a melt in your mouth center….how did you enjoy V-Day?!”  This is a very good question my friends, and surprisingly I did not crave a handcrafted bit of chocolate art!  I did find myself in the produce section of whole foods with a carton of chocolate dipped strawberries…I wiped off the drool and put them back…reluctantly.


Colin and I are avid wanna be DIYers…yeah go ahead and re-read that bit.  (I know it seems like a topic switch but stick with me…)  I hoard Martha Stewart Living and I get way too many DIY blogs delivered to my inbox, but one day I will make something!  One day I will also get an Edible Arrangements bouquet!  When I’m not on P90X!  But one day I will.  Col, knows how much I’ve wanted one.  I think I mention it about once or twice a year—I just really think they are cool!

Cute Mug--Check

But they aren’t fun if you can’t eat the chocolate part!  I mean who wants to sit there and watch chocolate covered fruit be picked off my co-workers or friends?! NOT this girl!  So my husband did the absolute sweetest thing ever!  He DIYed me an Edible Arrangement!  There were these two mugs at Target that I think are adorable, he bought them.  Then he bought some fruit and skewers at Reasors.  Lastly, he skewered all the fruit and put it in the tall mug and then stack strawberries in the short one!!  It was so awesome.  Check out my photos.

DIYing an Edible Arrangement (don't judge my dirty dish)

Ok, I’ll post again maybe tomorrow—if I have time—about a recipe or how we’re doing.

Happy Valentines Day to ME!!!

Is that not the cutest thing you have ever seen?!  I swear in this marriage I got the better deal!  I would take this any day over some stinkin Edible Arrangement!

OH PPS I was going to bite the bullet and share my before and 1st 30 day photos with everybody, just so ya’ll could see the transformation…I was surprised!  What do ya’ll think?  Before and After Photos anybody?  I will warn you I am scantily clad….as in bra and panties…maybe I could cut the bra part out….

Ok...so this pic might cause some major cavities...cheese fest I know!