Thursday, June 25, 2009

Week 2 of P90x...Legs and Back
Ahh..yes the dreaded legs and back routine. This is our second time doing this and last time we could only do 30 mins of this hour long workout. This is an hour of pull-ups, squats, lunges, and anything else that will make your legs feel like they are on fire. For example we at one point have to put our backs up against the wall and have our legs at a 90 degree angle for 30 second intervals. Talk about your muscles burning!!! I will post afterwards how we did and if we were able to make it for the whole hour. I am praying so, we already feel stronger this week!!!
Getting started with P90x ( the first week)
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ell, first of all let me just say that this aint no sissy girl workout, I don't even think this is the girl's that could kick everyone's butt in the eighth grade workout. Talk about being sore. Kevin and I both ached all over during this week. Who knew that I would be more sore from Yoga than from any of the other workouts. So here is our schedule for the next 3 weeks. Chest and back, plyometrics, shoulders and arms, YogaX, Legs and back, KenpoX and you have to do ab ripper x three times a week I will try to keep everyone posted on our progress and we might try to get some before pics up pretty soon. When we finish we will post our before and after measurements. Kevin and I can both say that even though it has only been a week we both feel stronger!!! 1 week down and 11 weeks to go.
Why P90x?
I have been on alittle bit of a fitness kick for about a year and a half now. First let me define that for you. In January of 2008 I weighed 174 pounds. For those of you that know me you know that 174 lbs is not good for me. I should weigh around 135 or so. But as always my God came through and blessed me with a very intelligent and caring woman named Carmen Zarkowski. Carmen as I know her is a wonderful woman who homeschools her children and also ventures in the educational side of nutrition and fitness. In a nut shell she really knows what she is doing. She sat with me and showed me how to eat and how to work out. I was very disciplined for about six months and in that time I lost 24lbs. I went from a tight 14 to a snug but wearable 10. Yey Me!!! Of course the busyness of life set in and I slowly but surely walked away from my great new eating habits. Not completely but I was breaking just about every rule there was. Well now I want to lose the 15-20 lbs I have left and at the same time get healthy and strong and feel great. During my time of transition my husband had shown an interest in getting healthy also. Our local gym is about 20 min from our house( we live way out in the country) so us meeting there everyday just was not going to happen. I wanted a good steady routine to do at home that would be appealing to both of us. Most of the do at home workouts that you come across are geared toward women and are alittle cheesy for men. When I came across P90x it was the exact opposite. It's totally geared towards men and women and it is very interesting and keeps changing up the whole 90 days. This was something that Kevin was willing to try at home and it was something that both of us could do together without spending hundreds of dollars at the gym. All we needed was some dumbells, a chin up bar, and the dvds, and we were ready to go!!!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Welcome to the Little Family Blog,

Hello, and welcome . This blog is going to consist of little things that are happening in our little family. Feel free check back occasionally to see what we are up too. For those of you who do not know us we are a family of four. Kevin and I have a little boy who is 5 and a daughter who is almost 11(in fact monday June 29th is the big day) The motivation behind this blog is the adventure Kevin and I have recently embarked upon. We are in week 2 of our brand new work out called P90x. That is going to be my first posts!!!