Kasey's previous post was quite motivating. She is killing it and I am so impressed. I am not making even close to the strength gains she is and am struggling daily to get my workout in. I do what I can though. Being weak sucks! I completely underestimated how out of shape I have become. I fooled myself into thinking that because I ran a half marathon 10 weeks after my last c-section that I could just jump into P90X, and that is SO not the case. The workouts are really hard for me, especially Ab Ripper X. I have not made it through yet. I also hurt my wrist (just more evidence of how weak I am) and have had to lay off the push-ups and pull-ups. And I am not being a baby, I really did something to my left wrist.
However, after reading about the progress Kasey has made I wanted to see what kind of progress I am making, if any? So, I jumped on the scale...137! I have lost a solid 5 pounds. And I took all my measurements and have lost an inch each on my waist, hips, each thigh, and my butt. So then I felt brave and tried on a pre-pregnancy pair of pants and I could actually button them up. I was encouraged. Although I can't do a single pull-up and have yet to make it through Ab Ripper Xtremely Hard and Painful, I am making progress. Little by little.
I am still absolutely convinced that the P90X program works and once I get stronger I want to do it a second time without missing a workout. I am still frustrated with how inconsistent I have been. I'd really like to see what kinds of strength gains I could make doing the program right. I'd like to experience a bit of Kasey's success.
For now though I will continue to do my best and be motivated by the progress I have made so far. Anything is better than nothing right?
P.S. I will post a recipe for a fat burning salad dressing tomorrow!