October 2, 2012

Getting Fit with P90X

That's right, ladies and gentleman. This girl right here is doing P90X. I was looking good back in December, but as soon as this past spring semester started I stopped going to the gym, and I started eating a lot of junk food. Since the beginning of the year I have gained weight and lost pretty much all muscle definition. I'm weighing the heaviest I've ever weighed, and I'm just all-around unhappy with my body and fitness level. But instead of sitting on my couch and crying about my looks over a bag of potato chips, I'm doing something about it.

I said this summer that after I got home from Germany I was going to start the P90X fitness program. Originally I wanted to start in August, but with everything else going on in my life - getting settled into college, actually getting a hold of the program and fitness equipment, and my sorority - I just didn't have the time to really get started. BUT! I've finally gotten a grip on the fall semester, so yesterday I tackled day one of the program.

My goal by doing P90X is simply to get my body looking how I want it to look. I did a weigh-in yesterday, and I calculated how many reps of various exercises I could do, but honestly I'm not too interested in the numbers. I didn't even take any measurements of my body. I want this program to be the beginning of a lifestyle change for me. If I'm only focused on weighing a certain number or having my waist be a certain number of inches around, I'm going to make a lot of drastic changes that I know I won't be able to maintain after 90 days. Sure, I might not get the TV-ready results, but I will get realistic results that I'll actually keep even after I've completed the program. And that's all I really want.

I'm a firm believer in the phrase: "You need to look good to feel good." Well, right now I don't look good, and consequently I'm not feeling too good either. I'm ready to change, and I'm making the effort. I've taken my "before" pictures, and I can't wait to take my "after" pictures in 90 days to compare the differences. I'll try to keep you guys updated with my progress and let you guys know how my P90X experience is going.

Here's to getting fit!

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