Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My progress so far...

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!


  1. Congrats Rachel! Way to go! You knew it wouldn't be easy.....hang in there!

  2. Sounds like you're doing the best you can, Rachel, and that's really all you can ask from yourself. I've had to lay off the workouts, my lower back has been giving me a lot of trouble. I've also had to modify a major portion of the X workouts due to my neck. I've lost 5 lbs too, way less than I wanted by this point. I guess we have to accept our limitations, as hard as that is. Sorry about your wrist. It sucks when you want to do something, but your body won't let you, I know! Tony's warnigns are real, as much as I don't want to admit it, his workouts may not, in their entirety, be for me right now. But I'm not giving up, either :)

  3. Rachel! You are doing awesome!! You went from hardly being able to do a push up to doing 25 straight in just a couple weeks! You've lost a good amount a weight and you are getting stronger every day....all while running a company, recovering from a c-section and raising 2 little boys! You are amazing and doing a great job. I'm proud of you!! ~Kasey