Because of certain circumstances, my boyfriend (and husband to be) and I are doing the long distance thing at the moment. That being said, this past summer I decided it was high time to get rid of those extra "love pounds" I had gained while waiting for our next reunion. I did a bit of research and found that a lot of people had sucess with the workout regimen P90X.
For p90x to be effective, two things need to happen:
1, you need to have a workout partner equally as motivated as you, and
2, you need to be able to commit to working your ass off (literally, i guess) for the entire 90 day duration.
I'm to the point where my skinny jeans just don't fit anymore and that really cute blazer I used to wear to work doesn't button up all the way. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not morbedly obese or have health issues, I just used to be hot and now I feel like i'm tipping the mediocre scales.
So the past summer, after a bit of online research, I purchased the program and felt confident that I was on my way back to a tight ass, toned thighs, and rock hard (yet feminine) abs. I faithfully completed each approximately one hour session, six days a week, and somewhat improved my eating habits. Things were going great. After the first month I started seeing results and could feel the endorphans rush through my body after each work out. About three quarters of the way through the 90 days, life started to get in the way. Suddenly, I found that the time I had devoted to each day was being consumed with other seemingly more important goings-on and I was missing workouts with promises of "going harder" the next day. Oh boy, that DID NOT happen. With about three weeks left in the course, the workouts came to an abrupt stop.
No rhyme, no reason. Just stopped.
So here's my dilema. I'm considering starting the program again, but have ZERO motivation other than not wanting to feel like a fatty. The cardio was fun, the hour and a half of yoga was fantastic, and oh god, the sixteen minute "ab ripper" is exactly what it sounds like. I loved every minute of it, yet can't seem to find the stamina or motivation to get the party started again.
I'm not entirely sure if I'll give P90X another go or if I'll try and find something else that works, either way, something has to be done.