So, wow, it has been a long time since my last update. Lazy!
Life is generally good. I just had another routine check-up and my MRI is not only still clean, my old lesions are still on the decline! (I seriously will never get used to laying completely still in a super loud machine for 1.5h..)
While I have been falling of the wagon big time during Christmas and also fought some flue related incidents I am now back on track with my second round of P90X.
For everyone who is trying to get back after you finished one or several rounds of workouts: YES it is tough but you are not alone.
The hardest part is to get back and realize how much you have lost. It’s much easier to stay with something if you see constant improvements and going back to the start (well not with everything but more to this later), can seriously be demotivating.
Watching Videos from last year and reading older posts actually helps me stay motivated despite the fact that I am struggling so horribly through ARX and Yoga. I miss being able to do more pull-ups and push-ups. On the other hand I almost forgot that last year I started with 1kg weight while I am now starting with 3kg. It’s so easy to ignore positive aspects if you struggle and to focus on negative ones. Also, the guy with the artificial leg in the Plyo portion of P90X still is the biggest motivator for me whenever I try to find some excuse..
I also again realize how much planning is necessary specially for the nutrition part. Making sure you have something small (and healthy) to eat every few hours does take a lot of planning.
While I wish I could have done Insanity first (due to less time restriction) I am not naive enough to think it would be a good idea. In my case it’s really important to build overall strength, flexibility and balance again before I can try something harder.
Which reminds me: I ordered Insanity: Asylum and I still have to try Turbo Fire. Can’t wait!
On an unrelated note: I do have so much filmed material that I never used (some was taken for Beachbody but not used from their side either), so I am thinking of putting a little video together of last year. Partially for my own motivation and partially because I hope it might motivate more people to start working out 🙂
I just can’t repeat this enough: If I can do it, you can for sure!