Sunday, July 29, 2007

Our New Approach to Eating

About a month ago, Johnny and I started on an exercise and eating program called P90X. We needed to shed some extra weight gained from winter and all the drinking we did since the start of summer last year.

We were doing really well with changing our eating habits and exercising together using the DVDs provided with the program. I started to see a difference in the physical appearance of my body, my strength increased, and my muscles were firming up. Between me and Johnny, the changes he experienced were more significant (of course)--especially in his mid section after only two weeks of following the program!

Sea Bass with spinach and brown rice
(One of the meals we cooked from the P90X program recipes: sea bass with spinach, brown rice, and mango salsa. Pictured is my portion and I should actually be eating more than that!)

But then after the partying from the Fourth of July, we got off track and are finally getting back on the bandwagon again several weeks later. (I feel like I've lost all the progress I've made since starting the program but the good thing is that our muscles have memory and can revert back to that state easily since not too much time has lapsed.)

The last five pounds are always so hard for me to lose but I am determined to get in the best shape of my life now that I'm in my 30s. (Thinking back, I've come a long ways with weight loss when I use to be 163 lbs. That was 30 pounds heavier than I am now. Five to go is actually not bad at all.)

P90X is a well-rounded, no-gimmick program that we highly recommend for those in an exercise and eating rut who would like to yield results in 90 days or less! If you are serious about starting this program, I would recommend reading this first-hand experience review first.

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