Sunday, December 19, 2010

P90X ~ Down To The Wire

The end of this week brings me to 27 days left in the program, with 63 behind me.

May not seem like a bid deal.  But for me this is huge.

Not only has this been a test of physical endurance, but more important for me, a test and exercise in discipline.

Discipline because in order to accomplish this, I've had to make some serious adjustments to my schedule.  In order to fulfil my goal of completing the program, I've had to do the workouts early in the morning, everyday.

This has been huge for me because I am NOT a morning person.  I have always opted for afternoon workouts.  That alarm going off at 4, 4:30 even 5 am has not been a welcome sight for me.  Never has.

But now I  find myself anxious and excited to get up and get moving.  Never thinking twice about getting up to complete the daily workout.  This new found discipline brings new opportunities for me.

In the next few weeks, I will have to start early morning swim practice, 5:10 am in the water which means 4:15 alarm time.  In previous seasons, I've struggled to make these.  It is my new found hope is that now I will have the strength to make it.

So I'm looking forward to the next 27 days for several reason mainly to complete a task of monumental proportions.  Completing the P90X program, by any account, is not an easy thing to do.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Someone Thought Enough To Ask

I have shared my story with so many people over the past couple of years mostly through this blog and facebook.  I never could have imagined that someone would have thought enough to use their valuable space to tell my story as well.  I have a link here just in case you're interested.

Read the story here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Amidst The Hustle and Bustle ~ Week 7

Embarking into a new adventure this time of year is a challenge all of its own.  The demands presented by the job and the mandatory family commitments are unlike any other time, any other month, and yet I have chosen to and dedicated some time to start and fully complete an extreme conditioning program.

Last week was week 7 of P90X and like each week before it, it was intense and rewarding.  I continue to be pleased with the results I am seeing.

If you were to look around the P90X website, you would see before and after pictures of individuals that have made an incredible physical transformation, developing washboard-like abs and a beachbody physique.  Well, don't expect to see my picture there.

I would like to believe, however, that this incredible effort will pay off dividends on the pool, the bike and the run.  And if preliminary results are an indication, I am well on my way.