But first, I guess I should get real and "out" myself a bit. Okay, deep breath...here goes...
Here is a photo taken Spring of 2012 that changed everything. I actually didn't realize it was me for a second. I saw this photo and decided that something needed to be done, and-how. I vowed to myself that this photo would be buried and deleted from memory, hidden away even from family...um, but here I am sharing it on the blawg. I really, really love you, bloggy-friends! (Actually, I did some soul-searching and realized I really appreciate inspirational weight loss blogs that show before and after pics) crossing my fingers that the "no-pin" code will actually work. Can you imagine the screams echoing if i signed onto pinterest one day and saw this photo being pinned all-over??
I read good things about p90x on a forum I hang out on, and decided to go for it. In the past when I've needed to lose weight, I've done the Jenny Craig route. But frankly, it is expensive- even though I know how to streamline it to bring the cost down (and I am a lifetime member) and I just couldn't face eating the packaged food again.
P90x is advertised as an extreme fitness program- which did scare me a bit, so I decided to take a few weeks to shape up a bit with the 30Day Shred. I am so glad I did this. I have done the Shred before, but never stuck with it past 2 weeks- this time around, I didn't see any significant change in my fitness level until week 3- at this point the workout became easy for me and I was able to go to a higher level. By the end of the month, I was alternating between level 2 and 3 and some days doing two workouts.
By May 20th I had lost 4lbs and I could see a difference (129lbs). I was already pleased at how smaller I was looking, though I was still pretty bottom-heavy. A few weeks later, I hit the 8lb mark and could fit (barely) into my "skinny jeans". I was really happy, but still had to wear a loose shirt to hide the muffin top being poured into my skinny jeans caused... Hey, I admit, I am a slave to fashion sometimes...
Here are my beginning stats: This was when I began counting calories with My Fitness Pal and I began working out with the 30Day Shred video
May 7, 2012
waist: 30″ hips: 37″
June 11, 2012 my first day with p90x
Weight 125 lbs
You can read my first post on getting serious with fitness here * Homeschool mom gets busy