Thursday, March 13, 2008

Our New Challenge...


Spring is in the air! Pretty soon it's going to be summer, and we all know what that means.....time to put on those bathing suits!! Last summer I had just barely given birth to Kohen, so I had a pretty good excuse....but not this year! It's definately time to get back in shape and HOPEFULLY look good enough to dare wear a swim suit out in public! I always whine and complain about how I don't look good anymore, and how I need to get back into shape...so Dustin and I have decided that it was time to get off our butts and actually do something about it! We ordered "P90X" from the internet and got to work! It's suppossed to get you ripped and in excellent shape in 90 days. It uses a technique called "Muscle Confusion" so that your body will never plateau, meaning your body will never get used to the workouts. The hardest part for me is the food...you can only have certain things to eat every day. I only get to eat one serving of carbs!! It's so hard because I LOVE bread and pasta! But I am trying to find ways to make it work. I can't say that I haven't slipped up at all, but my philosophy is that if you don't allow yourself anything, one day you are just going to freak out and eat everything in sight :)!!
I am now 18 days into it....72 more days to go!!! The workouts are hard, and sometimes I feel like it's impossible to find time in my day to do them, but so far I have done pretty well! Dustin on the other only lasted about a week or so....what a wuss! Hopefully he will start back up again at the beginning of next week! I will be keeping a journal entry on the sidebar of our blog...hopefully I can last 90 days! And if it actually works, I might even put a "Before & After" picture (I say "might" because no one really wants to look at a picture of the chubby girl in her bikini :)!!

13 comments:

Laura Nielsen said...

First of all, you are already ripped! You were toned and skinny when you were pregnant. Let me know how it works.

wessara said...

Ok... I cannot imagine that you will ever be "chubby" in your life!!! My brother does these tapes and loves them!! You should also try "Slim in Six"!! Amazing!!! Oh... and thanks for voting on my blog!!! It helps hearing what others think!!! and you pronounce it like Avrey!... only it's Adrie....p.s. not my pick!!

Molly Ann said...

P90X is so motivating but it is kicking my trash right now...I love it and hate it all at the same time..you are good to follow the diet..I am just eating smaller meal...and trying not to eat out...I will finish my first week tomorrow...I would put a before and after up but I don't want to scare anyone...

Josh & Laurie said...

Dude... you've got to be seeing some other chic in the mirror. I saw you less than a month ago & you look good as new. I brough a bunch of work outs from Beach Body to the Philippines and P90X kicked my trash. You are hard core if you are doing the eating. After a month I went back to Turbo Jam which I absolutely love only because I seriously couldn't stand his voice anymore. haha! Good luck! We all need to get together again soon & tell your sis I so love her... still!

Lord Family said...

Ok I agree I can't ever see you being fat! So you must be confused! Nathan and I have been doing the same thing (complain about our bodies:) We have been looking for a great workout, so you must let me know if this is works!

Lauren

Tamara Jacobs said...

That sounds awesome! You have always had the cutest little buff body...I'm excited to read about your experience!

wessara said...

Hey I am going private so I need your email to send you an invite!!!

wessara said...

Hey! Thanks for the email address... I have been hesitant to go private, thinking I will lose contact with everyone, but I will feel better! It kinda freaks me out that anyone can read my blog. And putting Ava on it freaks me out even more with all the creeps out there!! I am a paranoid person!!! But at least I can still "talk" to the people I want to!! It's a total personal thing!! I'm a little lame!

Anika said...

I don't think you have to worry about anything! You look great! After I go private, I'll write a blog post why! You are going to die (laughing)! LOL!

kelli said...

You look great! Is it worth the money, because if it is I will buy it? What's your two cents on it so far.

Anika said...

OK, I put this "visitor map" on my blog (from maploco) and it shows when and where people look at your blog... well I was getting all these views from places where I don't have friends. In one particular case, this one city was on my blog like 18 times a day! It was so scary!

Bob, Emily, and Ellie said...

OK I think we all agree that Rachelle and chubby should never be used in the same sentence!

Lindsay said...

Oh my heck guess what...me and Cory are doing this too! We just started last week! It was a bad time to start because we went out of town so we missed a couple days, so we are going to start over...but isn't it such a good workout! IT's hard...the plyometrics kicks my butt! That is so funny you are doing it too! Way to go, you'll have to let me know how it goes in the end since you're ahead of me. :) Good luck with it!!