Fitness….Sometimes you have to take a different road…
Okay guys…Here’s the thing.
I tried the Home Fitness Plan “P90X” today.
In doing it ….I found out one very important fact that I cannot ignore. One fact I did ignore….
I Colleen Frances Kelly,
am a Gymgirl.
Yes. They don’t call me that for nothing, and I forgot that fact. I wanted and needed as I said in my last post something new in my fitness regimen.
Well, I thought P90X was going to be it. Here’s the link to find out what P90X is if you haven’t heard of it.. ( Is there anyone who hasn’t? )
If I’m honest, and I am. When it came and I opened it, I had this slight feeling of “I’m not sure about this”. But one thing I have never been and will never be is a quitter or a person who bails out on anything or anyone. So, with that fact I ignored those feelings and chalked it up to it just being something really different and new.
I have never worked out at home. When I decided I needed to lose weight to get to what I wanted and needed I did start out walking. I was so motivated, like nothing else has ever motivated me in my life. I still feel that way. At the time, that’s what I could do right away. Walk. Like I have said, I started out slow and worked up to 6 1/2 to – 7 miles a day. I lost 40 lbs of 120 just walking . Never underestimate the power of walking.
Then the gym. Ahhh, the gym…Home away from home …for me. I forgot that.
However I thought about it. (I have learned so much from a friend of mine.) They have taught me to be even MORE optimistic (something to say too!, because I am …Pollyanna) and see things differently…So like I said, I thought about it and I have learned these facts…
1. We learn something from everything that happens…
Whether it’s a good thing… or not exactly what you hoped for.
2. Change, may not always be a good thing… but it’s vital for growth.
I’m not crazy about change.. In my fitness program, you don’t mess with the plan!…. So, for me, trying P90X… is epic!
Taking care of my Mom for 10 years. I literally lived by a schedule 24/7. I had too for Mom. Everything had its time to be done.. Meds etc… So I, in those years became someone who likes a plan. In the past couple months I’ve been learning just really how like this I am…I like structure and guidance, lists……A plan.
I am trying to be more “spur of the moment” . I think it’s really important to be that person to some extent in life. Who can be flexible and adaptable. Because life, can throw you a curve at any given moment. You need to be able to be someone who can function in that moment and beyond. I am pretty flexible I think ..But I think trying to be more “Spur of the moment Colleen,” is important for me.
It forces me to stretch and grow. Which is vital to keep moving forward and become who I was meant to be!. Trying P90X made me stretch and try something new which my friend Megan and Linette and everyone who knows “Gymgirl” loves her “elliptical cardio” everyday will be happy about 🙂 Me too!.
3. I DO NOT want, even a single day, without movement, I want and need consistent movement (exercise), and moving forward, to my goal.
I was reminded again today , that moving forward to my goal because is everything!… my goal is who and what I am. My Goal is everything , my life, Me. I won’t let anything stop what I have started. Not even me.
Also, I know I would like to be able to have something I can do at home on days I cannot get to the gym. But not to have it be my main workout. So P90X may be that for me.
So where does this leave Gymgirl you might ask.. You did ask right? I thought so…
Timing …..Is everything.
I recently found out , at my gym they are offering a NEW class called “Fit Traxxx” which happens to be based on the P90X home fitness plan. That’s right. Are you thinking maybe, just maybe THIS could be a sign?. My trainer friend Pasqual is teaching it……Oh yea, I forgot to mention…. Pasqual used to be a United States Marine. Pasqual is in shape and exactly what I like in a Trainer. He’s tough. I take his Abs class.. He always kills me.. Gotta love him! I think… 😉
The only thing about this is I kind of feel like …I failed. I know I didn’t quit, but I did tell you I was going to do this program. But.. I want you to know I don’t quit or give up!…I think sometimes things shift and change and you have try another way to get to your goal…The important thing is…..You never give up trying to reach your goal.
This will work out!. (no pun intended). I am just frustrated. I’ve been looking a while now for the answer. But, one good thing I can say about this whole thing is this….
At least today…I got just that much closer to it!.
A NEW Plan
I have 2 idea’s in mind, Fit Traxxx and another I can’t really mention yet because I have to check into a couple of things and talk to a friend. But be assured of…………. ONE THING
Colleen, A.K.A. “Gymgirl” will tell you as soon as she knows what is going on…AND she will have a new workout…. that challenges her.
That I can promise.
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