This was a post from about a year ago about P90X3.
I just got cleared to workout last week and I picked right back up with the videos. Now having two kids, this workout program is more form-fitting than it was before.
October is officially here! As we head into the busiest time of the year, one of the hardest things to keep up with is working out. There are many parties to host and attend and it gets put on the back burner. Finding time seems to be the hardest part for any mom.
I’ve always been an avid gym goer, after having our daughter it changed a bit because of the guilt. Working full-time, I felt guilty for being at the gym for forty-five minutes to an hour, however, I was very committed to it because I think being healthy is a top priority. If you’re not feeling your best, you’re not giving your best.
Working out in the morning is the easiest time for me to do it, otherwise, it usually won’t get done. It makes a great start to the day, there are mornings where the snooze button gets hit multiple times!
The hour work out was really starting to get to me and realized I needed to figure something out. It so happens that I saw an info commercial on P90X3, a 30-minute work out program. It sounded it was too good to be true! I’ve known quite a few people that have done the P90X programs and have been successful with them so I thought it was worth a shot.
The biggest concern was there wasn’t going to be enough diversity with the program and it would become monotonous but that’s not the case.
The workouts are intense, hardcore, and I’ve been sore at the end of every week.
One of the best things about this program is they’re only 30 minutes! After becoming a mom, getting in an hour workout is challenging but finding 30 minutes is possible. The workouts can be completed at home which is another benefit.
There’s no additional 15-minute drive to the gym and another 10 minutes to get situated on a machine. There isn’t much equipment that is needed either, few dumbbells, pull-up bar, and a yoga mat. You can get by with just resistance bands if need be.
Working out when traveling can be a challenge there may not be a gym where you’re going or you don’t want to put together a workout. It’s very easy to travel with these workouts, all you need is an open space and a DVD player.
To keep fitness on the radar during the Holidays, here are some tips:
- Schedule time: Put it on your calendar, you’ll hold yourself more accountable.
- Find a friend: If you are struggling to motivate yourself to workout, find a friend that can be your buddy workout friend.
- Keep the end in mind: There are times in the middle of the workout where I just want to give up. It’s so hard and my body is shaking and I’ve had enough, however, that’s the time to push it because it will pay off.
- Attend classes or use at home videos: Putting together your own workout schedule can cause you to slack more, least that’s always been the situation for me. If you’re a member of a gym, try one of the group classes. Joining classes can be intimidating but people in the class are more supportive than you think. If you’re not a member of a gym, use at home workout videos such as P90X or Insanity. Beach Body offers a variety of at-home workout solutions: www.beachbody.com.
- Allow a cheat day: By this, I’m talking about nutrition. Nutrition is critical to being healthy but it’s ok to have a cheat day to reward yourself. I look at it as I work out hard and eat healthy on a regular basis so it’s ok to have that piece of pizza and not feel guilty about it.
P90X3 has been my fitness regimen. What’s yours? How do you keep fitness a priority in your life?