I just got to thinking that I haven't really journaled much on here about what's going on in our heads regarding this whole P90X thing..and so while I have a second, I thought I'd be honest and share. We're love/hating it.
I'm loving the results...I mean, gosh I've lost 6 pounds. What's not to love about that. Matt on the other hand...well, it's like this. He started at 200, got down to 197, weighed midweek last week and was at 193 (was totally excited) then weighed yesterday and the scale said 197 again. Needless to say..he's pretty disappointed. I just can't understand it either. All I know is that we need to be looking at more than JUST the numbers on the scale. All these changes in our eating and exercise HAS to show up eventually on his body. Although it feels like we've been doing this FOREVER...it's really only been 2 1/2 weeks..which isn't that long. I mean, I'd say we have to give it at LEAST a full month or maybe even 2 before we can expect real obvious changes.
As for hating it...we are getting WAY sick of the food. Meat and lettuce--that's all it seems we eat anymore. Every. Single. Meal. ICK!
It wasn't that bad for the first about 10 days...but lately it's like I almost feel nauseated when I sit down and look at that stuff on my plate AGAIN. The hardest part, by far, is figuring out what to send in Matt's lunch. He doesn't have a way to heat anything up...so everything I send has to be eaten cold. The nutrition guide lists soup for lunch almost every day...but I am not making him eat cold soup...so that's pretty much out. We do have a thermos and we've done that before...but he doesn't like eating hot soup on a hot day anyway...so soup is just not working for his lunch.
I keep reminding myself (and him) that we only have to do this phase 1 eating plan for another week and a half..and then we can move onto phase 2. That's good and bad. Good because we will get to add some more foods into our diet...but bad because it scares me that I'll quit losing weight. Phase 2 is a lot more like what I was USED to eating before...and I can't quit losing weight yet. I still have at LEAST another 10 pounds to go. (so does Matt for that matter). Anyway, our plan is to follow the nutrition guide to the T as much as we possibly can for this first "round" meaning for our first 90 days. Several people have asked me what happens after this 90 day thing. Well....we will probably take a short break and then start it all over...or else order the P90X+ version and start it. This is not a DIET. This is not a TRIAL. This is LIFE.
Nothing drives me more crazy right now than to hear people say "I just hope you don't gain it all back when this is over." Looky here people, don't worry about me. I'm a big girl who is learning more and more EVERY day about how to eat for life...how to LIVE healthy. Be happy for me and support me. You might even want to take a few tips...!?! Just please, please be supportive. This is hard enough already as it is.
Lastly, Candyland (you can check out her P90X journey at http://my-candyland.blogspot.com/) asked me how tall I am. I am 5' 4". According to the "charts" I should weigh about 118-130. At 147, I was obese. At 141, I am overweight. If I can reach my goal of 130, I will be at the top of normal. If I can surpass my goal and get to 125...I will finally be normal-normal. Whatever the HECK that means!! ha ha