Inspiration is the best motivator

I am now on my 43rd day of P90X which is the start of my 6th week or half way done.  I’ve struggled with finding a happy medium for balancing my love for food and the nutrition plan that I’m suppose to stick to and making the 60 minutes a day P90X requires for most of the workouts.  I have managed to stick to mostly everything with a few exceptions here and there (wine fundraiser and the club box seats at the Phillies game ~ OoooLaLa!)  But this past weekend I found my best motivator yet!  Because the hard work and dedication and the transformation that is happening before our eyes my boyfriend has now decided to take the P90X challenge.  I couldn’t be more happy! 

This week I’m planning on stepping up my game.  Go harder, burn more calories, do more pull-ups and chin-ups and put all I have into this week.  I also was able to come across a copy of Shaun T’s Insanity Workout, so my plan is to use both programs and start to incorporate more cardio from the Insanity DVD’s.  I’ll keep you posted as to how this works out.

Cilantro Jalapeño & Lime Hummus

Cinco de Mayo!  What do you think about when thinking food on Cinco de Mayo?  I think heavy burritos, fried chips, tons of cheese everything I shouldn’t be eating while doing P90X.  Because I love food and still felt the need to celebrate the day with the flavors of Mexico I came up with this Cilantro Jalapeño & Lime Hummus!  Yum.  Try it with baked corn tortilla’s cut into triangles and baked at 350 degrees for approx 25 minutes until crisp and lightly browned.

  • 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, zested and then juiced
  • salt & pepper to taste.

Puree until smooth.  You can drizzle with olive oil if preferred, but to keep it low cal, I omitted the oil. Enjoy~

The Hips Don’t Lie

On March 19, 2012 I received a package in the mail of which the contents included my P90X program from Beachbody.com.  I was nervous, excited, and overwhelmed all at once.  Did I really just buy this Extreme Home Fitness program, I thought to myself, what have I gotten myself into. 

But I did my research, and new I wanted to get results.  P90X was how I was going to do it.  I am a petite woman 5’2″ and weigh in at 133 lbs.  I never thought of myself as overweight, but rather “smooshy and not toned” instead.  The P90X program suggests that you take measurements and photos prior to starting.  I did just that. 

My starting stats are as follows as of March 26, 2012 Day 1:

  • Height 5’2″ 
  • Weight 133lbs
  • Chest 36″
  • Waist 30″
  • Hips 34.5″
  • R/L Thigh 23/23.5″
  • R/L Bicep 11/10.5
The measurements didn’t shock me as much as the photos.  Boy oh boy the hips don’t lie! 
 
As mortifying as it was to look at the photos, I’m glad I took them.  Now that I have made it through phase 1 and have moved on to Phase 2, the difference in the photos makes it all worth it.  I have not really lost too much weight, but every body part is shifting.  Butt lifting, waist shrinking, thighs melting! 
 
If I can ever say I am in love ~ right now it is with P90X!  Bring it!
 
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