Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Y'all ready for this?

(can you hear that song in your head? :o)

Well, today is the first day of the rest of my life. The past is behind me. (Literally--it is stuck on my back end!) Today marks day 1 of phase 1 of my next round of P90x. It's that time again. Time for butt-kicking, sweat-dripping serious-ness. I've got my next goal before me (125) and I can't keep letting Kate beat me to it! :o)
Matt is doing it with that is extremely encouraging. We are definitely going to adapt the work-outs to our personal needs (meaning I will skip on Tue & Thur & Sat because those are the days I hit the gym). Also, we will have to adapt the nutritional part a bit too. He and I have completley opposite goals this time. I ONLY want to lose fat (not build more muscle) and he ONLY wants to build more muscle (but not lose any more weight).
Let me clarify that...I don't want to LOSE any muscle either...but I also don't want to push myself like I was before lifting weights I can hardly handle in order to build up more muscle. My quads, hamstrings and biceps are as big as I want them to be--and I can confidently say they are almost completley solid muscle--which is awesome. Now if I can just burn off that layer of fat that encompasses them, I think I will be in good shape (literally!! :o)
Matt has lost all the weight he can stand to lose (he's sitting at about 170-175 right now) so his goal is to build, build, build. If he sticks with this, he will be one muscular, cut, buff dude at the end of this 3 months!!--as will I if I can actually drop these last 10-15 pounds! (I am at 134).
So, wish us luck.
I will be posting my food for the day again. It's boring reading I know--but it keeps me on track and holds me accountable.
So, what are ya'lls plans and goals for fitness this new year?


KC said...

Congratulations Jen! Wow, you will be the same weight as me!
Well, you almost are right now. I gained the few dreaded lbs over the holidays, but now that I'm back home, it's coming back off. I had got up to 131! During the summer I was 118-124, depending on the time of the month. I'm currently, as of this morning, 129. Hopefully being back home will help me get back down to my normal weight. When I travel I gain anyway, because I can't stay "regular"...but then we were also eating a lot of desserts, and we usually don't eat dessert (all homemade: sugar free apple pie with ice cream, peach cobbler with ice cream, peanut brittle, white chocolate covered pretzels, coconut cream pie, etc...) But it was one of those times where we were visiting family, and you just kind of get in the mindset of "who cares, this is the only time of year I ever splurge like this and eat whatever I want, why not enjoy it..I can lose it when I get home".
Needless to say, it is miserable to gain weight, and feel you pants getting tight. But I am back on track and getting the extra weight back off. :) Yea!

Kim said...

Hi! My fiance and I are on day 4 of P90X and have taken great inspiration from your blog. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your diet and exercise. I know it takes a lot of time to blog and we really appreciate it!