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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

p90x.

Where do I start? I love this stuff

So, definitely check out the website, because I can't really even begin to describe it's awesomeness. But basically - p90x is a fitness program based on the idea of muscle confusion. It's comprised of twelve different videos that you do in different rotations depending on where you are during the program. I'm doing the lean version that is more cardio, less weight training but it is certainly kicking my little tail into gear. 

So here's my little infomercial minus a video:
You should do it.

I genuinely don't know many people who are more out of shape than I was after having Benjamin. Three pregnancies and the last one half spent on modified bedrest - really walking a mile was a massive accomplishment just after I had him. When I started p90x, I knew I wasn't totally ready for it, but someone had gifted us with it and so I decided to just jump in & do my best and if I didn't make it thru the whole hour each day, no big deal. 

Well, of course I didn't make it thru the whole hour. The first day I did about 45 minutes and puked. Day Two, I made it to about 50 minutes but kept my food down. Now I'm ten days in and I can make it thru all most all of the videos, it's not pretty all the time - but I get them done. The videos are super fun and fast paced. They always go quicker than I expect and are incredibly, incredibly motivating. I think with most at-home videos, it's easy to kind of do it halfway - but these actually make me want to work harder and harder and harder. 
So, results wise - I've lost a few pounds, gained a massive amount of energy and I feel like my flexibility and physical ability has doubled. Carrying the kids is easier and just doing daily life is more simple when my body is starting to cooperate. 

If you want more info, here are two beachbody coaches I highly suggest:
Demi Bean (who is actually going to be helping advertise for p90x on QVC soon!)
& Jessica Noy (who is also a stay at home mom with FOUR kids) 

Speaking of stay at home moms, I would super suggest this program for stay at home moms, working moms, future moms, grandmoms, dads, and anyone else in general. It's not too hard to find an hour in the day to get away, I mean sometimes it's hard but not impossible:). Plus, you cut out drive to & from the gym and you don't need a ton of equipment really. A few weights, a band, and a yoga mat! 

Ok, I'm done now. I'm super excited to see what the next 80 days hold. 

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I want it! Christmas is coming soon and I know something that will be on my list. Having time to go somewhere to work out is virtually impossible for me right now, especially when Stan is out of town. I had videos when I was in the States but left them because they were VHS and you can't find players here. Yay! Thanks for the info-mertial (sp?). I'm super excited!

kellycowan said...

i'd like to see a before and after body shot ;) juuuuuuuuuuust kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidding. you don't have to, but maybe just for you ;)

Milovy said...

OMG! I love those videos - we have them too. It's like a p90x craze across the country!

The Noy Maker said...

Yea Jessi! You are doing awesome! It's soooo hard in the beginning but just keep pushing play and it WILL get easier! Oh, and I would recommend taking pictures. Not to show the whole world if you don't want but for yourself. Because in 30 days if you look back and think there has not been too many changes it's easy to see when you look at the pictures. Also, at the end of 90 days you can really see how far you have come! Thanks for the shout out;-)

Nick said...

Love the new BH. Is that what the kids are calling it these days.

Piritan: A Puritan Pirate.

** I never do those, but I could not resist.