Wednesday, September 29, 2010

P-90X & Weight Watchers - A Blog About Not Getting Gooey.

I gained a lotta lotta weight when I was pregnant.  Have I mentioned?  In one three week period, I gained 16 pounds.  I put on 60 pounds total, probably more by the time I gave birth two weeks early.  So we can only imagine the damage I could have done had I eaten my way to full term.

Within about 5 days after giving birth, I lost 30 pounds.  The next 20 shlopped off at about 1/10 of a pound per month.  I'm exaggerating, who me?  But at the one year post pregnancy mark my body did something amazing and dropped 10 pounds for no reason.  I'm sure it's got something to do with hormone balance shmalance, and if I googled it I'd find some scientific reason for why my body was able to drop 10 pounds suddenly while I gorged myself with 1 year old birthday cake across the entire month of February.  Who's complaining?  Not me.

Here's my point.  I've been reluctant to blog this right away because I wasn't sure I'd have the guts or stamina to stick to it. But I need to lose 13 pounds.  Yes.  The final 10 snuck it's way back up to 13.  So I'm doing a little Jennifer Hudson Weight Watchers action combined with the P-90X workout regimen to get there.

Every morning, Sarah and I get up at 5:30am to do a workout.  I thought it was going to kill me to lose those extra hours of sleep in the morning.  I was sure the twins would steam roll over me by mid afternoon, I'd be so exhausted.  But miraculously, the opposite is happening.  I have so much more energy during the day.  It's seriously a miracle.

So if you've ever thought about doing the P90X workouts, do them.  Tony, the trainer, is a little bit off his rocker and talks in all these weird voices that creep me out a bit, but he says some funny things too.  In one of the workouts he talks about how he's 45 years old and does not want to get old and gooey.   For whatever reason, that gooey word has stuck with me and it's motivating me to move forward every morning.

Here's a video of my boy Tony in action.  Every morning is a different workout routine so you don't get bored.  And I'll look for some videos where he uses some of his weird voices so we can all psycho analyze him.  I think when people use creepy different voices, ala baby talk, they're hiding what they really want to say.  But I have to wait until this workout series is over before I rip into my trainer's mental health.  Cause I'm the one clinging onto the final 10 (and lying about it cause it's really 13) pounds like a security blanket.   

As Tony likes to say at the end of each workout video, keep pressing play...
And as my daughter Kate Spencer would say, "bah(bye) goo"...


  1. Nice!!! Another P90X convert.

  2. Weight Watchers works. Well, it did for me a few years ago. Let's be real Jennifer Hudson lost her weight with some kind of surgery when she had her baby. There is no way, she lost that weight so quick. I'm just not a believer. I have 12lbs to lose and have decided I had to just get it over. So, sick of thinking about the last 12 every day. One week on medifast (which sucks) and I'm down 5lbs. It takes all the guess work out of the weight loss struggle. Good luck.

  3. I've heard great things about P90X, and from my facebook posts you know I've lost 55 lbs on WW and I'm still going. If you ever want to chat about that I have all kinds of good recipes and tips for eating out, etc. You can do it!

  4. I think you look great. No need to fret about that last ten lbs.

  5. Good for you Kristen.I believe in you.Stay with those 5:30AM workouts.You'll lose those 13 pounds.And yes,it is amazing that doing intense workouts actually gives you energy for the rest of the day.I'm a runner and a cyclist and I always feel better and more productive after I get home from a jog or a bike ride.So hang in there Hendo!take care.Phyl

  6. Congrats on P90X! Consider trying Insanity when your finished with P90; it's more of a endurance/cardio/core/ab workout, but it's great!
    Keep on rockin' in the free world!