I have a lot of fat to lose so it would be unreasonable to expect to be cut like on the commercials. What I hope to gain from P90x is routine, stability and accountability. It takes the guessing out of working out. What will I do today to exercise? Swim, run, a class? When I can't make up my mind I often don't do anything. As of today when I ask myself I can look at the list and say "Disc 1". It is that easy. And I can say that everyday for the next 90 days. As for accountability, I will not want to miss a day and mess up the program. I know it won't really be messed up because I can just do that set the next day. However, I want to give it my best shot. I want to follow the exercise program as closely as possible.
To be honest, I have had the program for almost a month now. I did the "diet" for about a week, but gave up. I found it hard to stick to a low carb diet especially since I have mild IBS. And I did the first three days before I quit. I started it with my husband (yes, the one that doesn't believe in exercise) and he quit after two (why was I surprised?). On day 4, he promised that he would start it over with me in a few days, so I stopped in anticipation to start it over with him. Yes, I know I should not have stopped... This probably goes without saying, but he did not start it again. Not having a partner makes exercising that much more difficult for me.
This time I am doing it with or without him!!!! I will stick to it! I have told him over and over that it would be really supportive if he would exercise with me. This time when he does not follow through I will not use it as an excuse to quit.
So, with that said... I will be doing the exercises. I will not be doing the "diet" that comes with P90x, but I will be counting my calories and eating healthy. Here is my "BEFORE" picture...
Wish me luck! Also, feel free to send encouragement my way. :)