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Getting Behind!

I'm slacking on this blog BIG TIME! That isn't like me at all! I guess I've been a bit preoccupied with other things but I have been here working hard like always. Let's see, I've gotten in some good workouts from Hip Hop Abs Cardio to Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps. Wide range I know but that's ok. Today I'm gonna hit One on One Plyo. I'm so excited about that because my legs have been in major pain for several days. I over trained and was beyond sore for a long time. Lesson learned.

It's crazy, but lately the biggest topic in our household has been about nutrition. People call, email us and yes, today their are some ladies coming over to talk about it. It's the number one question, by far, we get on a daily basis and that's no lie. Check out Jeremy's blog to read further about that.

I guess I don't have that much more to report. Oh- I took new pics yesterday and will maybe be posting those in the next few days. I'm loving the improvements I've made in the last few weeks and it just motivates me more to continue to push play!

What a LOOONG Weekend!

Were you wondering if I was every going to post again?! Well, here I am and I'm trying to think what all I need to catch you up on. We had a great weekend and I can't believe it's already over. We took kind of a breather with the workouts, well, I did I guess. I ran on Saturday and went 2 miles before I just got too bored to go on. It was nice to realize that I could have probably went a couple of more miles though without even thinking about it. I'm so glad to have P90X because running just isn't my thing. It's soooo incredibly mind numbing (to me) and is really hard on my knees. Now, I know there are a ton of you who LOVE it and I am really so glad for you. I WISH I did but it just isn't the case. If you have any suggestions on how I could like it more, feel free to pass them along to me! Anyway, on Sunday we left right after church and drove 3 hours to visit some friends who are in their first week of P90X. They had a ton of nutrition questions for us and since we're their coaches, we thought we'd just go see them in person. We had a great time and in fact cooked (Jeremy did) for them to show them how a nutritious meal could be oh so good and satisfying. Jeremy whipped up his famous Salmon Santa Fe with grilled veggies (asparagus, onions, & squash) and brown rice. They really liked it and so did their kiddos! They are such a precious family and we're so glad we went to see them. So, K & J, if you're reading this... thank you for having us over and we love you guys!!

Yesterday, we had some friends over and in between getting the house clean, getting groceries, and cooking, time just got away from us. We had great intentions of getting a workout in, but it just didn't happen and we ate WAAAY too much to do it after everyone left. We'll just chalk it up to a bad (good) holiday weekend and start fresh today. Life is life and just because things come up, doesn't mean we change back into the old person with all those bad unhealthy habits! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to buckle down again like we are and bring it hard this week!

"This ain't some silly little class!"

You got it... Legs & Back. Whew! Love that workout even though I know my rear and legs will be screaming at me tomorrow!! Felt good to get my sweat on and release some tension from the day. It totally gets me how working out with such an intense program makes me feel validated. Like I'm really doing something that would be tough for any athlete out there! Thank you Tony Horton! I also did some AB Jam from Turbo Jam to top things off. It was really great! Talk about muscle confusion... my abs were like, "hello, this isn't Ab Ripper X... what are you doing to me??!!"

Several people contacted me today about P90X. As I've told you before, this is a regular occurrence (yay!). The one thing that resonated with them was how they seemed to be needing me to talk them into it. This is the thing, this is not a program that you can sell, or talk someone into doing. They have to decide they want to change their life and commit to the program and that has to be done solely by themselves. I can tell them about it, how it's worked for me and so many others but it's not some magic box that shows up at your door. YOU have to put the work and effort into it and if you do, then the results will be inevitable. It's funny, I had on my P90X t-shirt the other day and a lady saw me and was like, "Is that P90X from that infomercial? I just don't have time for something like that! There is no way I could ever do it!" I'm like "hey lady, I'm not trying to sell it to ya!" I think people automatically get defensive about what they do or don't do for their health and fitness... it's like they put time and effort into everything BUT that and they know it. The excuses start rolling out before anyone even says one word. Crazy. I'm sure I was like that at some point but there came a time when the decision was made that it was worth it for me and my family for me to put some effort into getting healthy and fit. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. :o)

Ok... so have you seen Jeremy's blog lately???? He posted a couple of new pics and whoa!... He's lookin' good if I do say so myself! The guy has been working HARD and that is no lie. He is motivated and dedicated and I'm so glad because he's been pulling me up a lot lately when I've been down and out not feeling quite up to popping in the DVD. Thanks Jeremy... I love you!

A Little Taste of Everything

After a few days of travelling and being overwhelmed by 3 boys, I needed to work out some frustrations... I accomplished that last night with a P90X sweatfest. We started off Branson style with Interval X. We only did half because we wanted to get in a little Chest & Back. We did just that and pushed through half of that workout. Then to top it all off, we rocked out Ab Ripper X. Nice. I noticed that Jeremy showed improvement on the wide leg situps. He always had trouble going straight up with his arm... emphasis on had. His arm is shooting straight up and I'm so proud of him!! You're doing great Jeremy!

I do have to say, I did not fuel my body enough yesterday. We've been behind on our grocery shopping duties so we've just made due with what we have in house. Not enough food! Fuel your bodies people! We both bonked big time and even though we made it through, we could have done a lot better and burned more calories if we had eaten more through the day. It is so important to eat enough good, whole foods throughout the day so that your body has enough energy to maximize results from your workout. Anyway, just thought we'd let ya'll learn from our mistake!! We aren't perfect by far as you can see, and we can all keep improving!

A Note to all My Athletes...

Yes, I said it... ATHLETES. I'm following the lead of one of my upline coaches, John. He also posted about not being able to contact some of the people he coaches because they are listed as restricted because they've marked not to be contacted.

So... I'm directing this post to all the athletes I'm assigned to. If I haven't contacted you it's because you're listed as restricted which means I have your name but no contact information. You'll have to be the one to contact me first so if you have any questions at all, please email me. I'd love to help you out and encourage you while you're on this exciting journey! The support I have gotten from my coach and from all the other "Xers" out here has been crucial. When I'm down, I get lifted up, when I have questions, I get answers. I don't feel like I'm floundering by myself... ever.

Now, if I have contacted you in the past, please know this coaching thing is for real. I really do want to hear how you're doing and if you have any questions or issues. What you see is what you get with me... a real person who cares about you and your fitness success.

I also want to say I'm trying to workout with as many Beachbody programs as I can right now to familiarize myself with what they offer. So, if you see on this blog that I'm a P90X girl, don't let that stop you from contacting me. I just may have done the program you're on and could be of some help! Regardless of what you're doing, keep it up and I'm sure with it and a healthy nutrition plan, you'll find great success!

I'M STILL HERE!!!

Hello all... just a quick post to tell you that I haven't fallen off the face of the planet. With Jeremy gone for a few days, and the boys and I taking off on a road trip, I have fallen way behind on my blogging duties! We're back home now, finally, and I'll get caught up soon... I promise!!

I have to go now and check up on all of your blogs... I hope you've been pushing play!!

Interval X Plus and so Much More

Love this workout! You jump, squat, lunge, run... and everything in between. It's awesome! I wore my trusty weighted gloves again and my arms were on fire! I told Jeremy I felt like I had lost 5lbs when we were finished. Good stuff.

We got our workout in during lunch because we had a hot date last night! We went to see REO Speedwagon and Styx in concert. I'm totally suffering from a time warp hangover!! The music was good and Styx really puts on a good show but the best part by FAR was the people watching! What are people thinking??? I swear I've never seen so many people stuck in the 70s thinking they're still the cool kid like on Dazed and Confused. The mullet spotting was unbelievable but there was one good mullet feel good story. A guy like 2 rows up and across from us had THE BEST MULLET EVER and was dancing like there was no tomorrow. He was probably in his early 50s or so and was rockin'. He had (I think) his kids with him and his hot (not really) little momma by his side. Next thing I knew the guy went from jammin' on the floor to rockin' on stage when both bands came out to sing together!! He danced like a maniac and I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!! It was the best! Ya'll will get to see what we saw cuz we have pictures! I got really lucky when the drunk guy next to us didn't throw up and his wife took him home early. I kept praying the huge beer belly, sweat soaked, screamer wouldn't die of a heart attack from jumping up and down the entire concert. I was sweatin' it when the grandma in front of us got on her chair and started dancing after pounding beer and tons of "little bottles" from her purse. I just knew she was gonna fall and break a hip. I could go on forever... HILARIOUS! Oh, I can't forget about the chick who had to make sure and flash both bands... her grandkids must be so proud.

I'm sure ya'll wanted to know all that but I was kinda out of blog material so you get what you get!

Working Hard

I started to post last night but in between putting the kids to bed and watching 24... I was pooped! I read what I had started this morning and I don't have a clue where I was going with it so I'm starting over. Ha!

Yesterday was a pretty good workout day for me. I felt good and got a really motivating call in the morning that made me want to crank up the intensity! So, around 10:30am I popped in Kenpo Cardio X+ and got an awesome burn and sweat going only intensified even more by the 100 lb weighted gloves I was wearing. Ok, so they are that heavy but it sure felt like it!!! I LOVE that workout Gladiator move and all. Then, around 8pm, Jeremy and I finally got started with Back & Biceps and finished the night with Ab Ripper X. I was feeling the effects of doubling up during the V-up Rollups... the tank was getting empty. I pushed hard though and finished strong and it felt GOOOOOD. For those of you who keep wondering what P90X + is, watch this so you can see what I'm talking about all the time...



Going on a hot date tonight with my honey so I'm headed to the mall in a bit to find something to wear. I'm still in a wardrobe crisis and I never have clothes that fit! Good problem to have but man, it gets frustrating!!

Ya'll have a very blessed day and I just have a quick prayer request for Demi's daughter, Alana... She was sent home sick today from school. I just had her on my heart and thought I'd pass that request along! Take care everyone!

What Have I Been Thinking????

Ok, it's time for me to get real, I've been DOGGIN' it!! Tonight I finally used weighted gloves for the first time ever. We did Cardio X and I of course didn't use them during the Yoga portion but the rest of the way I had them on. Oh my goodness... talk about upping the intensity, heart rate, sweat... I have been missing out! I guess I just really hadn't thought about using them but I'm glad I finally have! They will be a must have for me from now on and I highly recommend them to anyone who is anxious to get the burn going.

Many of you have probably used them a lot and for a long time but I know there has to be some out there like me who really never thought about using them for whatever reason. So, give them a shot people!

I want to give a shout out to Jamee... Your blog is so wonderful and I would love to post comments to you but it doesn't allow it I guess so... I'm not sure if that's how you've set it up, and if it is, then great, but if you want comments from us loyal followers :o), something in there needs to be changed. :o) Ya'll really need to check her blog out!! I hope you don't think you've been ignored because there haven't been any comments! Keep up the great work my friend!

Post #2

Well, I'm gonna make this quick but I decided to throw in Hip Hop Abs: Hips, Buns & Thighs. Got a good sweat going and you could feel it in all those areas. Fun to move like that even though I kept looking over my shoulder to make sure no one was watching me! Seriously... I'm weird. I think I burned some crazy calories today!

I'm wiped out tonight. Spent a lot of time outside today in the hot sun cleaning the front of the house, sidewalks & driveway, and painting some wicker chairs. They turned out really nice, thank you! Now hopefully I can get somewhere and pick out some flowers to plant. That's probably what I'll be doing on Mother's Day!

Now, I'm going to relax while I'm waiting for Jeremy and Symon to get home from the Skillet concert. Have a great night!

Chest & Back : Ab Ripper X

What a nice morning so far! I got to workout with the best partner in the world, Jeremy! We had Chest & Back and Ab Ripper X on the schedule and we rocked it out. Mr. Man is getting C-U-T!! His hard work is definitely paying off and I'm really proud of him. I'm having some wrist issues, not exactly sure what's going on, but I pushed through the pain. I know not to push too hard and injure myself so I'm being careful. It's my right wrist and it isn't even swollen but man, it smarts!

I'm for sure going to do some type of cardio this afternoon, I just haven't decided what yet so stay tuned!

It's a beautiful day here in Amarillo USA and I think I'll spend some time outside pulling some more lovely weeds. Doesn't that sound like fun? Thrilling. At least I'll get some sun and the boys will get some exercise. Ya'll have a great day and I'll be posting more later!

Doubled up today!

I'm trying to catch up with Jeremy so we can be on the same schedule again so I knocked out Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps this afternoon and then this evening we crushed some Interval X Plus. Now, my arms are noodles and the rest of me is still thumpin' from all the cardio craziness. Oh, drum roll please, I finally did a clap push up on my toes!!! A lot of you chicks out there may have already been able to do that, but it's been one of those tough moves for me. So, I'm officially patting myself on the back and taking that small victory :o) !! Yay me! Alright, enough of that.

For the next couple of weeks (at least, maybe longer) I'm going to be doing cardio and strength training each day. I just want to go a little further in pushing myself and we'll see how I do. I'll probably throw in some different Beachbody workouts here and there so I can talk about them to people and actually know what some of the different workouts are like. Did that make sense? I think my brain is on overload too.

I posted earlier today about a woman and her husband that we coach... if you haven't read it, then scroll on down! It's awesome!

P90X : CHANGING LIVES

I just had to post this real quick for ya'll... This is an email from a lady Jeremy and I coach- it's AMAZING!!

Hi Guys! Another day in "X" Ville!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am getting ready for CORE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yikes!!!
OK, you two already know how great P90X is and I certainly don't have to tell you about the change it makes in people's lives...however, I do want to tell you something that has happened to me and my husband personally. I don't know if this is something you already know about the program, but it is HUGE for us!
My 47 year old husband has been on Metformin for Diabetes for several years and has been told to add Actos to the Metformin (another blasted pill everyday). This medication is the last thing you get before you have to start the daily shots. At that point, you start losing toenails and toes, feet, ankles and so on if you don't control your diet and get plenty of exercise. Shawn has already noticed decreased eyesight and he was tired all the time. With medication, he still had blood sugar levels in the low to mid 200 range and some spikes to over 400 EVEN WITH THE MEDS!!! I want to tell you an amazing thing...(yes I am tearing up)...after just three weeks of the nutrition and workout on the P90X, his blood sugar has dropped over 100 points and has been consistently in the normal to just a little above normal level. Ok, now the tears are going down my face.......Girl! This is my husband's life we are talking about! What can I say?
Anyway, I know there are success stories by the hundreds on the website and THANK YOU GOD FOR THAT!!! But my husband is not a website...he is real...he is a person...and this program is helping us save his life!!! I thank Jesus everyday for you and Jeremy and P90X and girl, I will continue to send people your way so you can coach them along and get them back amongst the living!!!

Have a Blessed Day!!!

Theo

Hip Hop Abs... yes, you read it correctly

Hello there X fam! In an effort to familiarize myself with all things Beachbody, I just rocked out Hip Hop Abs Cardio Burn. As you can imagine, it's totally opposite from anything Mr. Horton would put out, but to me, it was refreshing. It was fun, I worked up a sweat, and I got to get my groove on! Ha! I don't think I would rank it up there with Ab Ripper X or Abs Core + in difficulty but that's ok. You definitely feel your core working and it gives you a good cardio workout. Looking forward to trying the rest of the Hip Hop Abs workouts! I would highly recommend this workout to mix things up in your routines or to those looking for something to start out with.

Ok... now I want to talk a bit about the X. If you are in your off season of whatever sport you play or if your High School (or Jr High) athlete is looking for something to keep in shape with over the summer... consider doing P90X. The whole time Jeremy and I were going through the program we kept saying "if only we had this in high school!!" The summer would be the perfect time to go through it and then when you get back to your sport, you'll be shocked at your improvements. This would also be a great graduation gift for a senior trying to avoid the freshman 15 when they get into college. Just some ideas for ya'll!!

Looking forward to working hard this week... hope ya'll are too!!

Kenpo CardioX +... again.

Jeremy had Kenpo CardioX + on the agenda for him yesterday so I joined him. That workout is so GREAT!! It's a non-stop sweatfest that leaves you feeling strong but totally worked over. Some of the combinations are still awkward for me and I'm waiting for my mind and body to get in sync. I know I felt the same way with Kenpo and then just one day it "clicked" and I didn't have to think about what I was going to do, I just did it. I'm hoping that will happen again soon with Kenpo CardioX +. I hate having to think too much when I work out (not sure if that's good or not!). I'm the kind of person that needs to zone out so to speak.

Jeremy wrote a really good post on his blog and if you haven't had a chance to check it out, please do!

I also want to welcome a new Coach to the Beachbody family... Fred Todd. I first met him on the MFP boards and then over here in blog world. He's a great guy and I know he will make an excellent coach. Congratulations Fred!!

Well, that's it for me... ya'll have a great weekend!!