The Calder Family

The Calder Family

Friday, August 14, 2009

P90X

Kevin and I have committed ourselves to a huge endeavor of completing the P90X training program. For you who don't know about it, it is a program containing 12 workout DVD's, a training schedule, and a nutrition plan. I decided that it would be good to track our progress and record what we go through. We started last Monday, and we are discovering how intense this program is. It's not just the workout, but the nutrition plan is very strict as well. It's all about portion size, eating only certain foods and only certain amounts, cutting out almost all fat, eating a lot of vegetables and protein, and making everything from scratch (no processed) . I guess the words that come to mind about this last week are: exhaustion, cravings, a LOT of cooking, and building self control (when I see something that is not in the program to eat, I am so tempted, but I know I'll feel guilty if I eat it). It's nice because Kevin and I are doing this together and we can encourage each other. This first week has been really hard, I think mostly because I've spent a lot of time cooking (I have to cook Kevin's lunch for the next day - usually after I put the kids to bed). We've almost survived the first week, and now we're trying to simplify our approach. We only have one more workout to go and then we can rest! (1 rest day a week). I'll try to post at least once a week, even if it's for our own benefit! Wish us luck!

6 comments:

Nelson Family said...

Good luck! I really liked it the few days I did it...oops I sort of fell of the bandwagon with Phil being away. By the time the kids got to bed I am ready to sleep! It's great though and I really did enjoy doing it!

The Bing's said...

you guys are so awesome and dedicated... I don't know if I could do it I've heard these work outs are pretty tough...GOOD LUCK but I'm sure you guys will do awesome!! If you find and healthy great dinner ideas let us all know!

Lis Drage said...

Good for you guys. That is quite the program. James is about to start it too. I on the other hand, have to get in better shape BEFORE starting the program. It might kill me lol. Good luck.

Tamara Moses said...

WOw, that's awesome. I borrowed that set from my brother's friens almost 2 months ago, but haven't started it yet. I've been doing Turbo Jam. I'm a little chicken. P90X scares me, but i've heard good things about it. Looking forward to tracking your progress!!

Visible Voice said...

It was good to meet you and hang out at Tanya's! Good luck with P90X! I attempt to do that often ha ha ha!

Adam and Sarah said...

Wow! Sounds intense! Hope it's going well.