I'm still here.
I haven't posted in a while for two reasons. One, I have been super busy with my tea company and posting here sort of fell to the bottom of my priority list (temporarily) and two, I had some issues with the password to sign in here (by issues I mean I was retarded) but I will spare you the ridiculous details...the point is, I'm still here, still working out, and still committed.
January has been a blur to say the least. And it went out with a bang! I spent the last two days of the month so sick with the flu I had to go to the emergency room. I've been recuperating the last few days but I feel almost 100%.
I have not jumped on the Insanity bandwagon just yet. I am torn between another round of P90X before I do Insanity or maybe I should do Insanity first? I am still laser focused on my pull-up goal and am excited to say I am making strength gains. I took my son to the park the other day and tested myself on the monkey bars just to see and hurray! Improvement! Honestly though, I am enjoying a more flexible workout schedule. The YMCA is my best friend these days and it allows me a very consistent routine. I don't have to worry about my little one waking up from a nap during my workout and my 5 year old can play there also. He is too big to put in a double jogger with his brother so unless my husband is home I can't get out for runs, only walks, and I have to walk at the pace of a five year old. The YMCA solves all my work-out challenges. I am not sure I want to give it up just yet.
Aside from my pull-up goal, I also have 10 lbs left to lose (truth be told I have not been trying all that hard to loose them...yet) and I signed up for the Camp Pendleton Mud Run on June 18th. Since June is still pretty far away I'd like to do something, a half marathon maybe, in April to keep me focused, but I haven't decided what yet. Summer will be here before I know it and I want to be ready.
I really liked Kasey's post on setting the example for our children. I was in Trader Joe's last week with my boys and my older son was pointing at all the vegetables saying "Broccoli! I love broccoli! Carrots! I love carrots! Can we get tomatoes? Tomatoes are my favorite!" The employees were shocked to see a pre-schooler proclaiming his love for vegetables, but I was so proud. As parents we hold so much power in our childrens' lives. It really is up to us to instill in them the important things; faith, service, work-ethic, morals and values, and a healthy and active lifestyle. Our health is such a gift. It is not to be taken for granted and it is important to teach our children that as well.
Once I figure out if I'm going to do Insanity or not I'll post "before" photos if I need to. My P90X "after" photos might suffice. Hopefully I'll post a video of me doing a pull-up soon. That would be way cooler than any after photo to me anyway.