I know. It’s been such a long while since I’ve posted. What happened? And what’s this about baby weight? I swear, P90X makes you pregnant! lol I’m joking of course. But I really did partially blame the program. It gets you so lean and mean and great looking that you become simply irresistible to your partner and, if you’re not careful enough…well, you know what can happen.
And it happened to me. I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy almost 5 months ago (that’s him below)! Totally unexpected an unplanned, but still an amazing blessing. Along with this blessing of course, comes the “extra tissue stores” that come with pregnancy and your body preparing to have enough “reserves” to nurse your child.
Well, these “reserves” seem pretty intent upon staying with me. Sooooo…I’m trying to get back into P90X and back into shape, but it’s NOT easy! I know, I’m not saying anything earth shattering here, but it really isn’t. As a mom of 6 there’s always something going on and there are soooooooo many excuses I could use not to exercise. Recently, I’ve been using them. HOWEVER, it’s important for me to also notice the small steps I am taking to a healthier lifestyle.
During pregnancy I was soooo over-indulgent when it came to eating habits. I let myself have whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and that becomes a habit that is hard to break. I also didn’t exercise much toward the end and that continued after baby was born. Normally I’m back exercising about a month after delivery. This time, I let that slide a bit…not exercising…another “bad” habit. So while I’m not back to the disciplined healthy person I was last time I did P90X I’m certainly making better choices than I was a few months ago.
When you’re trying to change your lifestyle, it’s important to celebrate the small victories along the way so that you stay motivated to keep pushing forward with those changes. Be reasonable with yourself and understand that it may not happen overnight (as much as you wish it could). But also understand that the less you put in, the less you get out. I WANT those awesome results like the last time, but if I don’t put in that much effort I’m not going to get back that result. So while I’m not going to beat myself up that I’m not there yet with the effort, I have to be equally understanding about the result, or lack thereof.
Sorry, not the most current pic but you get the idea ;)