Monday, February 22, 2010

Getting My Body Back!


Today, Matthew is 14 weeks old. Time has flown by. A few weeks back (7 weeks back) I started attempting P90X. Being so out of shape, I figured doing three workouts a week was pretty darn good. After the first week of workouts, I was able to get into one of my Ann Taylor skirts for church. I was thrilled!!! I didn't have to wear the black stretchy skirt in size large that I picked up from Target in December because nothing in my closet fit. I also discovered that most of my skirts are very form fitting. Not helping the cause. I was feeling pretty sexy that week at church and received lots of compliments. That is great motivation! A few weeks later I found a scale at my sister-in-law, Mary's house. I got on and saw the dreaded news: 161 lbs. I had not lost a single pound since my 4 week visit to the OBGYN! How could this be? Well, it could be that I had been eating tons of junk food. We were snowed in twice and what do you do when you have nothing else to do? Bake the yummiest treats and eat. Still, I was really disappointed, so I gave up working out entirely for 2 weeks. This is not helping my self esteem. I feel horrible about the way I look. I can't stand it any more. So, I am taking a stand. I am going to get through 90 days of P90X even if it kills me! I have decided to cut out ALL sweets for six days a week and give myself one free day. The reason I'm doing that is I think it is unrealistic to cut out sugar entirely. I will never be able to keep that up long term and I am bound to slip up and give in to the deep temptation of chocolate. But, I know that if I look at my week and focus on one day where I can eat anything and know that day is coming, I know I can be really good and healthy the other six days. I have started a new blog entitled: My P90X Body Quest. I had Matt take pictures of me from all sides so I can track my progress. The pictures will never be seen by anyone outside of Matt and myself. Believe me, you don't want to see them. I am only posting this post on our family blog so that everyone I know well will know about my goal and ask me about it occasionally. So that I have to be held accountable. My goal is to get my body back to where it was just before I got married. Probably in the best shape of my life and about 130-133 pounds. I want desperately to fit into the cute shorts I wore on our honeymoon. Is that too lofty a goal?

13 comments:

Jon said...

P90X is in the air. I started this week as well. Good luck my sister.

Rumsey's said...

P90X? I am going to have to do some research.

What I need is my workout partner back!

I know you can do it Robyn. However, don't work too hard because it'll all be wrecked when you have your next baby :)

Jackie said...

Yes, you need to give yourself one day a week to have a treat, if you don't, you end up nose diving into a pool full of chocolate. I think I've read that you need to give yourself the same amount of time to take the weight off as you took to put it on. Be patient with yourself.

Brian & Chelsey said...

you go girl!! i need to take a page out of your book a strat working out!!! good luck! i know you can do it!!!!

Jackie said...

Me again.
You sound down on yourself. Seriously, you had the baby like 5 minutes ago. Right now the most important thing is that you get rest (and a breast pump).

Brian & Chelsey said...

And PS....you should invite me to your blog so that I can be motivated to! :) we should do it together...

Becky said...

You go, guuuurl!

Marian said...

Go for it Rob! I know you can do it. But don't be too hard on yourself. I throw a couple of dark chocolate almonds in my mouth with I am craving chocolate - the dark chocolate seems to cut the craving and yet you don't seem to feel the need for a constant sugar fix. Good luck. Remember nursing moms need lots of calories - so eat well when you eat. The P90X will probably be the trick! Wish I was younger and could do it too!

Lindsay said...

Good job Bob. The only thing that worked for me was running my brains out, and cutting back on sweets. So you're in the same ballpark. My Steve is doing P90X too! And in his second month, things are starting to look good :)

Melissa and Zac said...

I feel your pain Robyn! I'm going through the same thing! Not to discourage you, but it only gets worse with your second! (and each after, I'm sure!) Funny thing is, Zac just did P90X a couple of months ago and we're going to start it together soon. I like knowing about other people on the same quest. We can motivate each other. Make sure you update this blog so we can read about your progress! :)

Holly said...

You go, girl!!!!! Reading your post re-motivated me to keep moving forward. It's been a hard few weeks. :) YOU ROCK!

Paige said...

I've heard great things about P90X. Good luck! I hear ya with the sweets, too. I think I could maybe eliminate one day of sweets and that would be my healthy day:) But really, give it some time. And make sure you have good food around. When I exercise a lot while breastfeeding I can eat like a linebacker. Treats and snacks are too easy so take caution.

Jewels said...

I know you and if you put your mind to something you will most definately accomplish it. Good Luck!!!