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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Matt and I are at it again....P90X. We have several friends who were planning to start today, so we decided to join them and begin the program again. I am calling it "Round 3" because although I've started several times and do the workouts intermittantly, I've only actually COMPLETED the entire 90-day program twice. This is the beginning of my 3rd time. I REALLY REALLY want to get P90X+ and add in those workouts this round, but I have about 3-4 really pressing things that I need money for right now..and I just have to take it one thing at a time.
So, today was Chest & Back with Ab Ripper. We saved doing the work out for later in the day because I had a dr. appointment to get a new IUD put in today. For most women, getting one is not that big of a deal...but for me it is a BIG deal. Many of you don't know that I had cervical dysplasia (the beginnings of cervical cancer) during my pregnancy with Grant. They had to monitor it closely and do biopsies every other month until I gave birth. Then as soon as I had him and healed up from delivery, they took me to surgery to remove the "bad cells." Now I have a ridiculous amount of scar tissue that makes it nearly impossible to insert an IUD. To say it is very painful for me is like saying cutting your arm off hurts a tiny bit. It is everything I can do to lay still on that table. Sweat beads up all over my body and tears drip out of the corners of my eyes all the while I'm WILLING myself to be strong and not have that reaction. I just kept reminding myself that I am One Tough Girl (my Beachbody coach name) and that if I can give birth to 2 children, endure kidney stones 3 times and do 100 push ups in one workout---SURELY I can take this pain. Matt came with me to the appointment and bless his heart, he nearly faints when he sees me in that much agony. I heard him praying in the Spirit while she was working on me and it immediately calmed my pounding heart. What a blessing it is to be married to such a mighty man of God! I could go on and on and on...but it just astounds me at how God has worked in his life in the recent years. He has become the most thoughtful, caring, gentle, affectionate man. (traits I thought he was incapable of in our early years of marriage). It really is a testimony to what the Bible says about marriage and if a woman will show respect to her husband (as unto the Lord--not just because her husband does or doesn't deserve it)--how God will use her obedience to turn the heart of her husband. Don't get me wrong--Matt has always been a WONDERFUL man and husband, but there were areas that I wished he was a little more attentive to...and I believe that through my obedience to God's word...he has turned into my "dream" husband!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAnnnnnyway....sorry about that little bunny trail I went off on. As I was saying, we saved the work out until a little later in the day because after my procedure, I was pretty crampy and having considerable low-back achiness. We went out for lunch at Red Lobster and did very well. He ordered grilled chicken and shrimp over brown rice and I had the grilled shrimp skewers with steamed broccoli and a small (maybe 1/2 c.) serving of brown rice. We did both "flub up" and have ONE biscuit...but...that was my ONLY bread/carb of the entire
day so I'm not beating myself up about it.
For breakfast we had egg white scrambles with fresh tomatoes, onions and peppers from our garden mixed in, with 1 peice of Turkey sausage. (Matt drinks skim milk and has 1 slice of whole wheat toast. I drink water and skip having any bread).
For lunch: Red Lobster as above.
For dinner: We decided to eat dinner right after doing the work out and neither of us felt very hungry. I had a salad (with no dressing--just LOTS of fresh garden tomatoes) and I made us up a Chocolate Peanut Butter Protien shake as our "dinner."
The work out was tough but it felt GREAT to be at it again. I wish Tony didn't spend so much time chatting though. I think if they left out all his little comments and quips, we could be done 10 minutes sooner. However, I think I only feel this way because this is the 3rd time we are doing this program and I practically have these videos memorized. The first time we did the program, I thoroughly enjoyed all the talking. I think next time I'll choose the "Silence and Cues" option and maybe just put on my own music. I decided to go up on my weights this round of the "X" and see what I can do. I used 20 lbs. for all the exercises (except back flys where I did 15 lbs.) and I surprised myself that I could do almost as many reps with 20 lbs as I used to with 15 lbs. Hmmm....maybe I'll think about going up to 25 lbs next time we do this work out. I mean...if I can still do 15-17 reps with 20 lbs...I should probably keep upping my weight to where #12-15 are hard, right?! I think so.
Okay, so that's it for Day 1. Next is Plyo. I'm not sure how I am going to handle Tuesdays since I already go to the gym for 2 classes on that day (and we do a LOT of plyo in those classes). I know it will be REALLY hard for Matt to do it all by I mighit join him but just ease off of the intensity if I'm feeling bonked already. We'll see. For now, I'm going to give it my all and see what that gets me!
I hope you are all pushing play and doing well!!


Kim said...

I have to tell you this because it's so funny. I was reading your blog the other night and the big picture of you and your husband came up and my youngest son said, "Wow Mom! Look at those guns! Why don't your arms look like that!?!" He was so serious, too! We have just started P90X Lean - we didn't quite finish P90 the first time around and think Lean may be a better way for us to go. It's going pretty well so far, we're on day 5 now. Thanks for the constant inspiration!

Rene' said...

I'm glad u are starting your program, it sounds like u are on the right track and I hope it goes well-I am excited to see your even MORE CUT arms in our classes as the months progress :) Even more importantly, I am so excited to hear about the growth in your hubby-that's awesome and even tho I'm sure he's always been awesome, it is such a testament of God's Word! Praise God!

KC said...

Okay, I admitt, we've been busy enjoying life/summer/kids that I haven't done p90x in over a month. I've been running a lot, but not doing p90x (except for squeezing in "ab ripper" from time to time) least I'm getting my exercise in though.