I officially finished my P90X3 challenge today! 90 days! Man, when I started on March with Accelerator and Warrior and those crazy workouts … I never thought I’d finish. I thought I’d give up. But I DIDN’T! Today I completed my “Victory Week!”
Now, did I do 90 workouts? Nope. I definitely had my days (and sometimes days at a time) where I didn’t get to it,
chose other things,
or was simply unable to squeeze it in (though most times it’s a choice)
BUT I did a LOT more intense, varied, crazy workouts than I would have done if I hadn’t joined a Facebook challenge group with my Mom (Karen Miller, who is a BeachBody coach). I know I am stronger, slightly more flexible, and down a couple pounds. 🙂
One of my favorite quotes that my Mom posted during the challenge group was this one:
So many times, I’ve told myself on a Sunday night, “Okay, this is it. NOW you’re going to be consistent. NOW you’re going to be healthy.”
Not to be skinny, or to rock a bikini (please–a bikini? In the toddler pool with Josh and Boo? Please. That’s crazy.)
Not to say I’m at the size I was when I was in college. Not to be the most in shape in the room.
But to be good to myself. To be a good steward of the body I’ve been given. To show my kids that physical activity is FUN (Joshua has a blast trying to keep up with me during P90X, and Becca loves to sit on me during Yoga), and ENJOYABLE, and WORTH DOING! To strengthen my muscles, and add flexibility as well, so that as I age (which is definitely happening) I am in better health.
And I finally did it. And this time, I didn’t give up, and I WON’T, because man, was I tired of starting over.
So thanks Mom, and Erik, and everyone in the challenge group who spurred me on. And to anyone who’s out there who needs a boost? Join a challenge group! We’re all busy people who don’t necessarily LOVE working out all the time, but who do it because it’s good for us, and we always feel better when we do.
Contact me or my Mom for more info!