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!
Sooooooo there ya go. I know I know BUT things will get better…I hope.
Ok so I know that she is like 5’2 with 7 feet worth of Daddy issues BUT my gosh is that child in control of her body!
Lee: Hey Col, will you watch this for a sec….puhleeeeeeaze
Col: What is it?
Lee: It’s a pole dancer. I want to be able to do this.
Col: Pole dance?…uh…no. We pay Amy a lot of money so you don’t have to go work out those issues with a pole!
Lee: Just watch.
Col: Shit! She’s really good.
Lee: My point….made! How do I get to be able to do that?
Col: It’ll take longer than 90 days.
I could say p’wned here but I shall not. After discussing the length of time and method and what muscles this girl is wielding we decided the inevitable. We are both becoming pole dancers!
JK…but seriouisly….no really jk….but really we are beginning a new journey in our lives.
See about 2 weeks later we had an annual check-up and the texts with my Dr went like this:
Dr. M: Your cholesterol was up, which shocked me, but I’m worried that Colin’s was even higher than last years.
Dr. M: You need to cut back on all that Southern Cooking!
Lee: I’m sorry Dr. M your—bre—-ing—p. Ca—b—ck—lat—click. Well technically there was no click as this was a text convo BUT you get the point.
So in our my attempt to enable me to be able to do things with my body liken unto a ragdoll, and in an effort to keep my husband alive we are committing to the following:
90 days of P90X Doubles, then 60 days of me doing Insanity and possibly Colin doing Beast. Then, finally if I stick it out for 150 days, Colin said I could take a pole dancing class!
You know what this means, more ½ naked photos. Check it out, tomorrow is the first set, AND I even bought special fitness clothes to model in—no more bra and undies!
One week down, 12 more to go!! It sounds like a lot but I think we’ve done pretty well this first week of P90X. We have learned a lot and pushed our bodies, and just as our muscles are starting to stop hurting we start week 2 tomorrow. Let me run through the numbers if anybody has found this blog and is keeping track.
Food: We bought a carton of skim milk and went through it in less than a week, so I think we’re gonna have to buy two cartons at a time. We use it in our protein shakes and so we’re going through 2 cups (one for each of us) at a time, or sometimes more if we are trying to burn a dairy box. We did have to pick up an extra bag of frozen mixed veggies from Sam’s and my one box of bocca burgers only lasted a week. I’ve never cooked tofu and frankly I don’t know that I want to start learning. I will say that we’re going to start investigating more menu options from this lady as I’m already bored.
Equipment: Colin had to borrow a set of 10lb weights and he has a set of 20lbs. Some of the arm exercises he realized that he needed to go down in weight. My 5lb weights are perfect and our chin-up bars are well….who doesn’t love a chin-up bar?! We did not initially buy a yoga block but since we’re not coming straight off the Cirque du Soleil we need the extra help. Touching the floor and the entire bottom of my foot is something I did when I was a cheerleader….back in 2003!
P90X: So far Mr. Tony Horton has been great. I love his energy and he really keeps it all interesting. I will say that Plyometrics is from the devil himself, but at the same time I am looking forward to week 12 when I can kick its ass! Even though the Yoga is very difficult I know that I will get where I need to be to be able to do it well. Kenpo is for sure probably one of my favorites! My only problem is I’m not very coordinated and so it’s also the one that I had to pause so I could get into my groove and not let him distract me… I also had to say what I was doing loud enough that I could override him but still be able to hear when it was time for the next sequence. “Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut…(pause, listen still going)Jab Cross—“ My poor neighbor, sorry Whitney for the 5 am Tae-Bo like session.
LOVE working out with Colin, he is a great support both mentally AND in actually supporting me on certain exercises. I also love that I’ve gotten 4 additional people doing the program with us! One of them I work with so it’s nice to not be the only one moving like a granny!
I’m struggling with the food bit, as I think my body is starting to scream at me the stuff that it misses, aka sugar! I did lose it the other day and while I was at my Aunts I broke down and ate a skinny cow ice cream sandwich. I was trying to justify it to Colin last night, “The ice cream was one dairy serving and the cookie was my carb serving!” Colin said, “It’s not about the fall, it’s about getting back up!” Thanks boo.
That’s all I got for today, questions, comments, problems post below and I will respond! Until next time:
Get Your Mind Right and Bring IT!
Disclaimer: I am writing this with full permission of Colin.
On January 1st Colin and I spent our 2nd Anniversary at my Aunt and Uncle’s lake house. It was beautiful and so very serene. Aside from a lake and water toys there was one other thing that the lake house has that Colin and I do not—Cable. Many of you know that Colin and I utilize our 50 inch tv as a monitor and do most of our TV watching from a laptop. So not having a couple $100 cable bill also affords us the luxury of no info-mercials! Well, at the lake house there is cable and info-mercials. We stumbled upon a P90X info-merical.
Upon watching the very informative commercial Colin wanted to research this workout plan and was ready to “Bring IT!” That is a common P90X phrase. Well after researching and acquiring the DVDs, thanks John, we have now embarked on the journey that is P90X! Check out videos for the program here.
Colin has talked to a lot of his friends and they all say that it is tough. Which makes perfect sense and I would be disappointed if it were easy. I have talked to my friends and have been on a recruitment campaign. My efforts paid off and I did manage to get one friend to join me on this crazy journey that is P90X! We have acquired chin-up bars—neither of us can do a chin-up—weights, protein powder, and snack bars.
The workout part of this adventure is pretty straight forward. You workout an hour a day with whichever video is scheduled and you sweat a lot. Beach Body, the people who invented P90X use what they call muscle confusion to keep you from plateauing. I guess I get the concept but, at this point I’m just trying to stay excited about my new 5am wake-up call! Yeah that’s right we’re working out in the AM! If this workout program works–which I have no doubt it will–I will hopefully be fairly attractive by the time my B-Day rolls around! That means that this year for my b-day I will be smokin, I will look awesome for my family reunion, AND for the lake this summer!
So tonight Colin and I get to go grocery shopping! That’s right part of the P90X program is the nutritional plan. The nutritional plan follows the workout structure in that it’s divided up into 3 phases, properly named phase 1, 2 and 3. The nutritional plan is not bad at all. There are a ton of options and it’s really about eating “clean” as a lot of people who work out say. The first phase is like 60% protein. They say it’s for cleansing. This phase can last the full 30 days but more than likely it only lasts a few weeks due to the need for carbs for energy. Phase 2 is more balanced diet, BUT if you want to really see all the benefits of P90X you have to make the jump to Phase 3, which is 60% carbs. Tony Horton says this phase “has to be earned.” It’s more along the lines of an athlete diet so if you aren’t working your but off and truly “Bringing It!” then you haven’t earned Phase 3 diet.
So within the 3 phases of the diet there are three different ways to approach the diet. We were initially going to go with the menu plan. There is a week menu and it has all these different meals for you to eat. It is very diverse but it doesn’t use the same thing twice and of the people who have done it this way say it’s very expensive. So we are going to try the portion plan. This way gives us a grocery list of what we can eat and how much. I found this website and she does a good job of breaking down the nutrition part into manageable chunks. We’ll see.
Well, Colin said I could document our success here! As we go through the 90 days I’ll post up here (cross fingers) a couple of times a week to let all y’all in on how it’s going. If anybody has done P90X please comment below and let me know what you thought about the program. We did take before pictures, and might I say that I now have proof that my husband did not marry me for my body….bless his heart.