I’ve reached the point in the workout schedule when I’m tired of it. The novelty has worn off, I’m not totally ripped and lean and though the blocks change, I want the excitement and freshness of something new. Normally, my coach team and challenge group (Facebook virtual support group) get me through, but today, I seriously want to throw in the towel and start a new program with my friends. There’s something powerful and awesome about positive peer pressure. 3 of my coach friends are doing Insanity Max 30 and now I want to stop P90X in week 10 and go back to something I’ve already completed.
But I won’t. Because even though I’m dying to switch, to have the new shiny dreams of what could happen with Max 30, I also have coach friends cheering me on to finish. To do the last 23 workouts and be proud I finished a full round of P90X. Those friends are also as powerful to keep me going.
Do you have those friends too? The ones who push you when you’re down and want a distraction away from your main goal? I hope you do. If not, our team is always open to new friends.
I realized that so much of life is mental. How do you think you are and how should you feel? I invested in and am doing some awesome brain training. Instead of saying negative things to myself, I find a positive. I’m more aware of how I think about myself and my situation.
As coaches, we tell our challengers to set goals and schedule rewards to hit them. The team is what keeps me going. Many of us have done our “transformation” and now need to maintain for the rest of our lives. We gain and lose and sometimes our goals are totally unrealistic. What matters is the journey and having friends who help along the way. There is no finish line except the grave.
Today, one of our challengers posted her before and after results. I looked at her measurements that she dutifully took and realized that aside from my waist being 5″ thinner, our measurements everywhere else were within 1/2″ of each other. She reported she had lost 4lbs. I looked at the numbers and realized that her before weigh in was my lofty goal weight. She’s 20lbs LIGHTER than I am. 20 POUNDS! With the same measurements. She’s also 5″ shorter. It blew my mind.
What I realized is that I’m obsessed with metrics and tracking change and need to instead “do my best and forget the rest.” I need to find joy in the journey and breathe and enjoy life.
And I realized that I’ll always treat myself as an experiment. Try something new and see what changes.
Next up, eating my way through the Nom Nom Paleo cookbook and finishing P90X.
It’s insane how fast time goes by. It feels like yesterday I was struggling to do 22 min hard corps and switched to old school P90X. Today was day 30 and Plyometrics.
Randomly today my older daughter (almost 6) wanted to work out on the deck. It ended up being good because we saw a weird couple put a ladder on the neighbor’s house and could let them know about it.
I’m excited to be done with one block and 1/3 of P90X. My nutrition hasn’t been on point but I’m loving the workouts.