Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Get Rid of the Goop

That's what Tony on P90x said this morning during my Cardio X workout.  Let's get rid of the goop.  The gunk.  All that stuff we don't need.  I don't think he knows what he's gotten himself into with me.  I've got a lot of goop, gunk, and stuff to get rid of.

But after only nine days of the P90x program, there definitely is less there than what I started with.  And that my friends, is what I call success.

I'm trying to pretend the scale doesn't even exist because if I don't see the numbers deceasing, I think I'll get discouraged.  I haven't lost any weight yet, but I've lost inches.  And that's what's really important.  The scale doesn't show that I've lost fat but gained muscle; the tape measure does.  Always trust the tape measure.

Having started my second week of the program, I can tell you that it is definitely a program worth doing.  I can already feel myself becoming stronger.  Routines within the program that I couldn't really do last week are easier this week. 

One of the best things about P90x that I've never encountered on a workout DVD before is the countdown timer.  At any given time during the workout, I know how much time is left.  Both in the specific routine we are doing at the moment and overall.  Knowing that I've completed half the workout is a great motivator. Being able to see that I only have to suffer through Superman for five more seconds keeps me going.  Realizing that only ten minutes remain before I can drink my recovery drink and peel myself out of my workout clothes is a life savor.  Besides Tony himself, the countdowns are the biggest motivator of this program.

I love P90x.  Can you tell?  I have so much more energy already.  I want to do things again instead of sitting on the couch all day.  I'm excited every morning when I wake up because I know I am going to work my ass off (hopefully literally!) and feel amazing afterwards.  I've never been excited about exercising before.  Ever. 

But now?  I'm ready to get rid of the goop.


  1. I've always been interested to try p90x! A few of my friends have started doing it and I might have to borrow a DVD to see if I like it as much as you do! Anytime I can stay home and exercise instead of going to the gym where everyone gets to see me panting and sweating is a good thing. ;) At least at home only my dog has to look at me in that condition. ;) Glad you're getting results!

  2. I love the at-home aspect of it for sure. I hate going to the gym where everyone sees me getting all nasty, too. Try it!!