No Shame in Modifying 

This morning, I felt about as weak as this kitten! We jumped back into the main workouts after a very lazy recovery week where we didn’t workout for four days.

I did three recovery workouts, but it was not enough to prepare me for Block 3 of P90X3!

We did Decelerator, which is not very well named because this workout packs a serious punch. I thought when you decelerate you slow things down, but this workout really intensifies everything and the moves are much, much, MUCH more complicated.

I had to modify everything.

Not just modify, but modify what the modifier was doing.

There is no shame in modifying, y’all. 

Modifying doesn’t mean I’m not pushing myself. I am. So are you! Modifying means that this is a move, or an entire workout routine, that I am currently struggling with. 

The struggle itself is the workout.

I won’t always have to modify for Decelerator. As my muscles build and my coordination improves, I’ll be able to do more and more. I just have to stay focused and not feel defeated that I have to modify.

Hang in there everyone! You will be surprised how quickly you grow! Just look at Yuki! She was even smaller than Mjulnir when we got her, and now she is a strong and fierce cat!

One of those days

Guess what I’m having!

I forgot to set my alarm, so I got a late start to my day. Normally this isn’t that big of a deal when Namon is out of town, but today I was planning to make a crockpot meal to celebrate his return.

I love the crockpot because usually it is very easy.

This meal was not. At least, not when you are fighting the clock because it needs six hours to cook and today was a long workout day!

Eccentric Lower, and Ab Ripper X3. 

I didn’t even shower, I just started to prep in my workout clothes!

I made a HUGE mess in the kitchen! It is pretty much covered in grease, I will have to mop, and I made a ton of dishes. I even broke a tablespoon while trying to get my honey out of the jar. This had better be the best meal ever.

We all have those days, guys! All of us! I’m gonna do my best to shake this off, clean my kitchen, and turn this day around.

If the meal turns out I will glad share my video (I look so over everything in the video, but hey!) and post the recipe.

Good luck out there! I’m gonna shower!

Let’s Not Say “Can’t”

I love my yoga days! Even though I still fall over sometimes when I try it.

I’ve been doing X3 Yoga since the start of the program, and I still stumble. I’m getting better! I can actually stand in Warrior 3 for awhile. I can’t quite look up in Half Cresent from there, but I also am not falling as often.

I still can’t do Crow.

No. Wait. Let’s not say can’t.

Can’t is admitting defeat, and I am not defeated, I’m just struggling.

Two months ago I was struggling with Warrior 3, and what did I say just a moment ago? Now I can.

We all struggle somewhere. Struggles just mean we are learning. We should never give up over struggles. Instead, we have to keep trying. Keep struggling. Until we are strong enough to overcome.

I struggle with many things, both fitness related and not. However, I’m going to try my best to stay positive. As cheesy as it sounds, I only fail if I stop trying.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

I don’t always wanna 

So… this photo was before this morning’s workout.

I don’t always WANT to do my workouts. Honestly, there are a LOT of mornings I just want to stay in bed. I LOVE my sleep. I never feel I have enough, and my natural inclination is to stay in bed.

I am lucky. I have Namon.

The benefits of a workout partner is having that person who will drag you through those days when you just. Don’t. Wanna.

There are mornings where I am the one with resolve. When it’s my turn, I insist that no, really, we should just get up and do it.

I think no matter how far you get in your goals, you will always have the day where you just don’t want to do it.

Those are the days you have to fight harder for your goals. You have to get up, put on your gear, tighten your shoes, and say I’m gonna do this.

I hope you have a Namon in your life. Maybe it isn’t a life partner. It could be a friend, a trainer, or a Beachbody coach. Who ever it is, I hope you have that support.

As a Beachbody coach, I’m happy to have MY support, so I can turn around and be that support for my clients!

How was your Saturday? Talk to me, I’m here to listen! I can even be that support if you need it!

Six Eggs Shy of a Frittata 

The beacons are lit!!!

We need more sun on these pasty bodies!

This morning was a tough one! We had MMX and Ab Ripper X3! I was drenched in sweat by the end! 

I love MMX! I feel like Black Widow, punching out the bad guys! 

Granted I look more like a skinny English teacher who thinks she looks like Black Widow, but who cares! I’m in my own living room and if Namon judges he never tells me! 😉

Perks of the weekend workout, Namon makes breakfast. 

Today he wanted to attempt a frittata. He asked, “So, it’s like scrambled eggs without being scrambled right?”

“Sure,” I said, with a LOT more confidence than I actually had. (I never had a frittata much less made one) “I think you scramble the eggs in a bowl and pour it over things in a pan?”

“Like an omelette but not folded?”

“You got it!” I assured him, and then ran away to put the living room back together.

What resulted was kind of like a tasty egg pizza? It was really thin, with zucchini, onion, spinach, tomato and four eggs. (Hence thin!)

We looked up frittata recipes afterward and discovered he was six eggs shy. 

Six eggs shy of a frittata is now our new band name, if I ever gain musical talent.

It was tasty though!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Getting There

Third time around with Ab Ripper X, and there is this move…

You go from banana (on your back with legs and shoulders hovering above the mat and you arms extend over your head… so you look like a slightly curved banana), and you fold up into boat (legs up, body up, balancing on your butt to be a human V, arms out in front reaching towards your ankles). You twist from side to side twice and then back down into banana.

You do this ten times.

I am awful! Just awful!

I am not a curvy banana, I am more like a carrot, straight. 

I am not a human V, I’m a division sign, knees bent.

Kills me every time.

I’m gonna master this move. I am not going to let it defeat me! As Tony Horton says, “Don’t say you can’t, say you are currently struggling with.”  

Oh am I ever! But I’ll get this. I’m getting there. 

Eccentric Lower today. I think, think mind you, that I’m better with lower than upper, but it is close. I am SO gonna feel this workout in my butt tomorrow. I suppose that’s the point, right?

Anyway, I am in need of some serious coffee, and then I have to get started on some water because my fitness group on Facebook is doing a water challenge and I don’t want to fall behind.

I hope you had a good morning! Are you a morning exercise person or an evening person? Tell me in the comments below! Also, what are you currently struggling with? Let’s encourage each other!

Practice Makes… Okay for now

Oh practice, why do you take so long?

I’m playing around with my iPad pencil (a gift from the unrecognizable man above, Namon). I used to sketch a lot, but I’ll be honest, I haven’t touch pencil to paper since probably 2001!

Yeah, lets just say I’m out of practice!

Namon got me an iPad and a pencil for Christmas, because he knew I wanted to start back up and try drawing again.

The closeup almost looks like something that could be Namon (gaming and unaware of my attempt).

Here is the awful full shot. (I’m cringing!)

What is that?!! 

He looks like an alien attempting to be a person!

I’m going to have to take the advice I got from Adventure Time here. 


Thank you, Adventure Time, I will take this advice! 

I will continue to suck at this for awhile and I hope some day maybe I’ll be kinda good!

How is your evening going, oh reader?