Wednesday, September 9, 2009
My Husband and P90X 9/9/09
Jay pushed himself something fierce last night!!! He did his Core Synergistics and caught me doing Tony's "One On One" Core Cardio Intervals earlier that evening and guess what, he did that too....WOWY! That was almost an hour and 40 minutes of total body and core. Not bad for week 3 day 2...ehhh? I am sure that is not going to happen everyday, but on those days you feel a little something extra...Just Do It! At least try it...you might surprise yourself. I did the same thing yesterday only my first was Plyometrics.
P90X....I am still amazed everyday how this one program keeps me coming back. Of course by now I have done every workout in two rounds, but it does the job, has an incredible trainer pulling and pushing you to do your best, and the view ain't half bad either.
☺ Yes, I ♥ Tony Horton. It was not until very recently that I figured out why, specifically. I mention in all my profiles that I wasn't sure what it was about him. A couple weeks ago, I attended one of my Beachbody coaches' weekly webinars.
Which, by the way, if you would like to attend one, they are usually every Monday evenings (6Ce and 9Ea)you get a presentation about being a Beachbody coach and the incredible opportunity to "Get Fit And Get Paid", at the end, you can ask my coach Traci questions.
Back to why I ♥ Tony. At the end of the webinar, the two coaches put up a short video clip of Jack Lalanne. Does anyone remember him? He has the Jack Lalanne juicer on TV. But what he is most famous for was his morning fitness show. You can find clips on the web. Bam...that was it! He instilled into me years ago as a child the importance of fitness and being active. He is fabulous! So I ♥ Jack Lalanne too! Tony is this generation's Jack. And I think that what it means to me is something a little deep. You see, my grandfather and I used to get up on Saturday mornings and exercise along with Jack. It is really funny where the mind can take you. I have always been a believer that everything has "cause and effect". In this case, I think I found my cause and effect. I know, it is a Buddhist way of looking at things, and I am not a Buddhist, but I am definitely someone who believes that there are paths in life and we are responsible for which path we take...I like Robert Frost too...lol. It is always nice to have one of those "epiphany" moments where you say to yourself...Oh...that is why...Ahhh..I am sharing this personal moment with you as an example of how, you sometimes in the beginning, only know the surface "why" and that is okay. It is a good start. One of the most popular sports and fitness phrases you hear is "Dig Deeper". I think we all owe it to ourselves to "Dig Deeper". Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually. It was just by chance that I found my Jack/Tony link, just like I am surprised each phase of P90X that my body and mind is still changing for the better even after three years of doing this. It really is about pushing farther than you think you can. Set a goal and go past it, if only just a little. Don't we try this exercise in life sometimes? We try and stretch our budget, push our kids a little farther in school or sports, or do something extra to get a job promotion. If we can do that in other activities and situations, let's try and do it with our fitness and nutrition.
Today is Shoulder and Arms plus Ab Ripper X for both of us. I can't wait to see how Jay "Brings It". ☺
Instead of a photo today, I am leaving you with a clip of Jack Lalanne. Enjoy! ♥