After 10 weeks, I feel like a loser. I’m back to eating more than I need, keeping my stomach’s gas tank on 1/2 or 3/4 instead of staying nearly empty the way I want. I feel best when I’m nearly empty (not hungry, but always ready for a snack) but I just have trouble resisting constant munchies. I’ll bet I’m not alone here. I blame Parker’s renewed interest in nursing along with my own lack of discipline. Maybe the cooling weather is working against me too. I never have much appetite when the temps are in the triple digits, but now that we’ve dropped to the high 90′s (are you laughing?) food looks and sounds better than ever. When soup weather arrives, I’m a goner!
In spite of this, I’m holding steady about 5 lbs. above where I feel I should be, which is really no big deal to me. I’m not going to let myself get worked up over the numbers. They’re just landmarks to give me an idea of where I stand. I have new muscles and new energy – at least I will, if I ever get any sleep – so I’m thrilled with the changes I’ve experienced and looking forward to more.
After 2 crazy weeks in which there was simply no time for working out, Perry and I have started back on P90X along with our daily 120 push-ups. I started out doing them in sets of 10 or 12, then 15, then 20. Today I did my first-ever set of 30 push-ups! I’m amazed at how push-ups work the entire core and not just the arms. My back and abs ache along with my arms after each set, and I can see new definition around the sides of my abs where I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before. Who knows? Under my little round pouch of belly fat, I just might be hiding a 6 pack.
I think I’ve mentioned using a kettle bell in the past, and I’m thinking now of adding some basic swings to my daily routine.
I have to take it easy, though. That thing is so effective that a couple of 30 second sessions can leave me aching for days. I tend to feel like I’m just getting warmed up, and then I realize too late that I’ve already overdone it. I love it because there’s no temptation to quit too soon – it’s the exact opposite. How many exercises can do that?
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